Escape

Escape

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by Journey
     
 

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Escape was a groundbreaking album for San Francisco's Journey, charting three singles inside Billboard's Top Ten, with "Don't Stop Believing" reaching number nine, "Who's Crying Now" number four, and "Open Arms" peaking at number two and holding there for six weeks. Escape flung Journey steadfastly into the AOR arena, combining

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Escape was a groundbreaking album for San Francisco's Journey, charting three singles inside Billboard's Top Ten, with "Don't Stop Believing" reaching number nine, "Who's Crying Now" number four, and "Open Arms" peaking at number two and holding there for six weeks. Escape flung Journey steadfastly into the AOR arena, combining Neal Schon's grand yet palatable guitar playing with Jonathan Cain's blatant keyboards. All this was topped off by the passionate, wide-ranged vocals of Steve Perry, who is the true lifeblood of this album, and this band. The songs on Escape are more rock-flavored, with more hooks and a harder cadence compared to their former sound. "Who's Crying Now" spotlights the sweeping fervor of Perry's voice, whose theme about the ups and downs of a relationship was plentiful in Journey's repertoire. With "Don't Stop Believing," the whisper of Perry's ardor is crept up to with Schon's searing electric guitar work, making for a perfect rock song. One of rock's most beautiful ballads, "Open Arms," gleams with an honesty and feel only Steve Perry could muster. Outside of the singles, there is a certain electricity that circulates through the rest of the album. The songs are timeless, and as a whole, they have a way of rekindling the innocence of youthful romance and the rebelliousness of growing up, built from heartfelt songwriting and sturdy musicianship.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/15/1996
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646772225
catalogNumber:
67722

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Journey   Primary Artist
Steve Perry   Vocals,Group Member
Neal Schon   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Steve Smith   Drums,Group Member
Jonathan Cain   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Ross Valory   Bass,Guitar,Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Steve Perry   Composer
Wally Buck   Engineer
Kevin Elson   Producer
Herbie Herbert   Management
Mike "Clay" Stone   Producer
Jim Welch   Cover Design,Visual Concept
Stanley Mouse   Illustrations
Mike Stone   Producer
Stephen Saper   Author
Matthew Schon   Composer

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Escape 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite tape of all times! I enjoys listening to its in the showers. Try it sometimes and yous will see what I means. I cant waits to play this awesomes tape for my new pairs of twin. Journeys rulz!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great album, music, performances and feels. This album cooks. Great beat on ''Don't Stop Believen''' The whole band rocks especially drummer, steve smith. Check out Steps Ahead's Yin Yang album-a must.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This by far was the best album of 1981 Journey is by far one of my top two greatest rock bands ever
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is a great group of songs in which all band members show how talented they are.The best tracks of this album are Don't stop Believin',Mother,Father and Open Arms.I would recomend this album to any new Journey listeners.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's not very often when you get to say, "Wow! This is a great album, and I love the video game based on it too!" This is one of those times. This album was so huge that Data Age latched onto the rights to make the Journey: Escape video game for the Atari 2600. It wasn't a great game, but it's fun for Journey fans all alike. I think that if this CD was good enough to turn into a bad Atari game, then it's good enough for your CD collection. Highly recommended.
KhleoZumas More than 1 year ago
This album truly exhibits Journey's final transformation. This album pushes away Journey's last traces of it's roots, and pulling through with the much promised popular sound. With Steve Perry's influence becoming more and more clear, this is the beginning of a much remembered band. It makes Journey's new mission crystal clear: with Escape, Journey was leaving it's residual taste of prog-rock and jazz fusion behind. Journey was devoting itself to climbing out of their hole and reaching the sun. The album exhibits Steve Perry's shyness of the spotlight. You can tell that even though he was pushing the point of being a more well-respected band, he was still fond of his blues and soul roots. This album had and has the potential of being a hit; the steroetypes of Journey's beginnings need to be dropped. Escape was and is the forefront of the new Journey.
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