Live in Houston 1981: Escape Tour

Live in Houston 1981: Escape Tour

by Journey
     
 

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In 1981 Journey were one of the most popular bands in all of rock & roll, after years of having their first four albums relegated to the prog rock bargain bins. Escape was number one on the album charts, and the group was selling out sports arenas nationwide. This disc captures the band at its live performance

Overview

In 1981 Journey were one of the most popular bands in all of rock & roll, after years of having their first four albums relegated to the prog rock bargain bins. Escape was number one on the album charts, and the group was selling out sports arenas nationwide. This disc captures the band at its live performance peak, with Neal Schon's solos bordering -- but never really crossing -- the line of pretentiousness, and Steve Perry's vocals rarely sounding more impassioned. It's annoying (especially to Detroit natives) to hear the lyric "born and raised in South Detroit" changed to "born and raised in Houston," but Perry does a wonderful job keeping the audience engaged and fired up, notably during the dramatic one-two punch of "Open Arms" and "Mother, Father." A nice supplement to Captured, and a snapshot of Journey during their time of world pop chart domination, sounding like a finely tuned unstoppable machine. And until the band reunites with Perry supplying the vocals, it's the next best thing to actually being there.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/16/2006
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0828768305522
catalogNumber:
83055

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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   Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Ross Valory   Bass,Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Steve Perry   Composer,Producer
Neal Schon   Composer
Jonathan Cain   Composer
David Daoud Coleman   Art Direction
Kevin Elson   Live Recording
John Kalodner   Executive Producer
Clark Duval   Sample Clearance
Scott Gutierrez   Engineer

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