10 Best Journey Album Covers

Journey Album Covers

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Our 10 Best Journey Album Covers list presents our picks for the most interesting and creative Journey Album Covers ever released. Journey stands as one of the most loved and successful bands in classic rock history. The group has gone through many lineup changes over the years. Journey’s most successful commercial period were the years the band was fronted by the legendary vocals of Steve Perry. A man who stands as one of our favorite rock singers of all time, Nonetheless, this album cover list looks just at the album covers without any regard for commercial success or band lineups.

# 10 – Greatest Hits

We open up our 10 Best Journey Album Covers List with the group’s greatest hits album simply entitled Greatest Hits. While most of the Journey album covers on this list are represented by their studio albums, we have included one compilation and one live album because both covers for these records were spectacular. The album was released on November 15, 1988. It has become one of the biggest selling greatest hits albums ever released. The cover is perfect as it includes a nice play on their logo wrapped in great graphics and colors.

# 9 – Generations

Continuing with our 10 Best Journey Album Covers List we move on to the later day Journey album entitled Generations. We wonder if they got the title from the Star Trek film titled Generations. The album was released on August 29, 2005. We love the colors used for this album cover. The graphic design really takes on a new look while still keeping the space bug at the center of the album design.

# 8 – Eclipse

In the number eight spot on our 10 Best Journey Album Covers List we present the album entitled Eclipse. This is a much more modern day looking depiction of the Journey Space bug beetle ship that we see on many of the band’s album covers. The album was released on May 24, 2011. This is also a very different Journey lineup that featured Arnel Pineda on lead vocals, Neal Schon on guitars, Jonathan Cain on keyboards, Ross Valory on bass, and Deen Castronovo on drums.

# 7 – Departure

In the number seven position on our 10 Best Journey Album Covers List is the album cover for the Journey album entitled Departure. This is one of Journey’s busiest album covers but it all works so perfectly. The album was released on February 29, 1980. The Departure album would be the last record to feature Greg Rollie as a full-time member of the band. He would be replaced by Jonathan Cain of The Babys who would help Journey achieve mega commercials success on the band’s next couple of albums.

# 6 -Raised On Radio

Landing in the number six spot on our 10 Best Journey Album Covers List we present the album cover for the mid-1980s Journey Album entitled Raised On Radio. The album cover was designed by musician Prairie Prince  The artwork was a depiction of a radio station that was owned by the parents of Steve Perry. The Raised On Radio album was released on April 21, 1986. This was the first Journey album to use more than a one word title. It also took a break from the many Journey bug ship logos that had graced many of the previous Journey album covers.

# 5 – Captured

At the halfway point on our 10 Best Journey Album Covers List is the album entitled  Captured. The artwork for this brilliant cover was created by Stanley Mouse. We always include live albums when we comprise our top 10 album cover lists. This one is fantastic. The album was released on January 30, 1981.  Captured was Journey’s first live album. The album hit number on the US Billboard Top 200 Albums Charts. The album featured the lineup of Steve Perry on lead vocals, Neal Schon on guitar, Gregg Rolie on keyboards, Ross Valory on bass, and Steve Smith on drums.

# 4 – Next

At the number four spot on our 10 Best Journey Album Covers List, we present the album entitled Next. The musicians in Journey were featured on the band’s first three album covers. After the Next album, the band would never be featured on a Journey album, cover again. Next was the band’s third album which featured the lineup of  Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, Ross Valory, and Aynsley Dunbar

# 3 – Trial by Fire

Moving along on our 10 Best Journey Album CoversList we present the album entitled Trial by Fire. We love the artwork behind this cover. It’s a step away from the traditional space bug covers. Although the bug is laying out on the sand in a more obscure fashion. The album was released on October 22, 1996. It was Journey’s first album in ten years. It would also become the last Journey album to feature the classic hit-making lineup of Steve Perry, Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, Ross Valory and Steve Smith.

# 2 – Escape

Just of the top spot on our 10 Best Journey Album Covers List we showcase the stunning album cover for the Journey album entitled Escape. It’s fitting that the top two album covers on this Journey album covers list were the work of artist Stanley Mouse. The album was released on July 17, 1981. The science-fiction mode is in full gear on this album cover from the spaceship escaping the plane drawing to the graphic design titles. Escape is easily the band’s most successful album of all time. The album hit number one on the US Billboard Top 200 Albums Charts. So many of the songs on the record have become classic rock staples like Don’t Stop Beliven. and “Who’s Crying Now.”

# 1 – Infinity

We wrap up our 10 Best Journey Album Covers List with the breathtaking Stanley Mouse album cover entitled Infinity. The album was released in 1978. This was the first album that Steve Perry appeared on as the new lead singer of Journey. There was always something just so majestic about this cover as this is the album that really starts the band’s glory years.  The album hit number twenty one on the US Billboard Top 200 Albums Charts.

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