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Next
(February 1977)

Journey's third album, Next, was released in 1977 (see 1977 in music). Journey continued the formula from 1976's "Look into the Future" but this album retains much of Journey's jazz-flavored progressiveness from the first album. Songs include the opening, moody number, "Spaceman", as well as standout rocker "Hustler", the odd timing instrumental "Nickel And Dime", and the epic "I Would Find You". The instrumental entitled "Cookie Duster" was listed in very early pressings of the album, though not actually included on the pressings, and then not listed on the cover art at all. Many fans feel this song is one of their best instrumentals and should have been included. It was later released on their TimeĀ³ compilation.