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Journey: No Longer an Uphill Road

John Swenson, Rolling Stone, 1 June 1978

NEW YORK — Journey's recent performance at New York's Palladium theater was the kind of show careers are built on. Led by Neal Schon's searing, lightning-fast guitar work, the group pounded out a relentless attack while three- and four-part vocal harmonies sailed over Gregg Rolie's organ and synthesizer playing. Bassist Ross Valory subtly grounded the band, and Aynsley Dunbar coached everything with his superb drumming. After hearing an hour-and-a-half set and three encores, the audience still wanted more, but the claps and stomps for a fourth encore were in vain.

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