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Wheel In The Sky
Journey
Journey1978WheelSky45

Ooh, the wheel in the sky
Keeps on turning
I don`t know where I`ll be tomorrow
Wheel in the sky keeps on turning

1978
57
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 57 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1978
  • from Journey's fourth album, Infinity (1978) ~ the group's first LP with lead singer Steve Perry
  • the first hit single for Journey
  • "Wheel In the Sky" had been written with previous vocalist Robert Fleishman, prior to Perry joining Journey. The song had started out as a poem called "Wheels In My Mind" by Diane Valory, the wife of Journey bassist Ross Valory. Fleischman wrote new lyrics and guitarist Neal Schon composed the melody on acoustic guitar in the back seat of a station wagon while the band were on the road between shows.
          Steve Perry: “They already had "Wheel In The Sky" in the bag but the way they had done it with Robert was different from how I was going to interpret it. When it came time for me to do that track we had moved studio from San Francisco to Los Angeles. I sang real high falsetto notes with echo in the background while Neal was playing a beautiful solo. Roy spent hours with Neal doing what we called violin guitars – root notes, holding stuff, harmonies, doubling, sustaining and providing a thick texture to it all."
  • Journey:
         Steve Perry - lead vocals
         Neal Schon - acoustic and electric guitar, vocals
         Gregg Rolie - keyboards, co-lead vocals
         Ross Valory - bass guitar, vocals
         Aynsley Dunbar - drums, percussion
  • written by Robert Fleischman, Neal Schon, Diane Valory
  • produced, mixed by Roy Thomas Baker
  • engineered by Geoff Workman
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