1. Time Captives
4. Superficial Roadblocks
6. Beginning of
7. Spirit Of Joy
8. Come Alive
Musicologists can argue whether this was the first rock album recorded with a drum machine instead of skins, but it stands out as an artistic, not just a technical achievement (mind you, skins of another kind were almost certainly deployed in the recording).
Journey is a unique piece of progressive, psychedelic and spiritual music, which has Arthur Brown going where no one else dared to go, or could. This is worlds away from 'Fire'. The combination of synthesiser, drum machine and guitar create a sound texture unheard-of before (remember, this was 1973).
One reason it sounds so different is that this is early 1970s progressive music recorded using technology that didn't become fashionable till ten years later - long after punk. So we have synthesiser and drum machine working alongside a bluesy guitarist and an almost spiritualist singer