“Generations” is the twelfth studio album (fourteenth overall) by the American rock band Journey. It was the band’s second full studio album with lead singer Steve Augeri and drummer Deen Castronovo, confirming the line-up of 2001’s “Arrival” and 2002’s “Red 13” EP.
The album was given away for free by the band during most of the concerts of the Generations Tour in 2005, and subsequently released on Sanctuary Records later the same year.
This was the first Journey album where all of the band members share the lead vocalist duties. Jonathan Cain sings lead on “Every Generation” and “Pride of the Family”, the first time he sang lead since “All That Really Matters” (a song originally left off “Frontiers”) from the “Time3” box set. Deen Castronovo sings lead on “A Better Life” and “Never Too Late”. Neal Schon provides lead vocals for “In Self-Defense” (previously recorded for the Schon & Hammer album “Here To Stay”) and Ross Valory lends his vocals to “Gone Crazy”.
Peaking only at #170 on the Billboard 200 album chart, “Generations” was the last album to feature Augeri, who left the band mid-tour in 2006 due to a throat infection. Jeff Scott Soto replaced him and toured with the band until June 2007. It was also the only Journey album released by the now-defunct Sanctuary Records.
Steve Augeri — Lead vocals (unless otherwise noted), additional guitar on “Butterfly (She Flies Alone)” and “Believe”
Neal Schon — Guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on “In Self-Defense”
Jonathan Cain — Keyboards, backing vocals, lead vocals on “Every Generation” and additional rhythm guitar on “Never Too Late”
Ross Valory — Bass, backing vocals, lead vocals on “Gone Crazy”
Deen Castronovo — Drums, percussion, backing vocals, lead vocals on “A Better Life” and “Never Too Late”
01. Faith in the Heartland
02. The Place In Your Heart
03. A Better Life
04. Every Generation
05. Butterfly (She Flies Alone)
07. Knowing That You Love Me
08. Out Of Harms Way
09. In Self-Defense
10. Better Together
11. Gone Crazy
12. Beyond The Clouds
13. Never Too Late [Bonus Track]