Following on its heels, Next, Journey’s third album, was a mixture of the styles on the first two, albeit without quite as much of their raw power. It did, however, show the results of Vallory and Schon working on their vocal prowess, with Schon even stepping up to the mic to sing lead on several songs.
Journey: Phase two
By this time, the record label was impatient with Journey’s lackluster album sales, and pushed for the addition of a frontman/lead singer. A short lived stint by Robert Fleischman who later recorded with heavy metal guitarist Vinnie Vincent was followed by the addition of an unkown tenor out of central California: Steve Perry.
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