Journey is one of those great 80’s rock bands that people either love or hate. Personally, I love Journey, otherwise I wouldn’t have their album. You can buy this album at Musicstack. I have also recently posted about Journey – Frontiers album.
This was actually referred to as the worst number 1 album ever by Dave Marsh of Rolling Stone. It has gone 9 times Platinum, and is Journey’s best selling album after the Greatest Hits album.
Escape (or ESC4P3, or E5C4P3 depending on how you see it) was the first album with keyboardist Jonathan Cain, and was released in 1981. The songs from this album are a staple of classic rock radio, even adult contemporary radio now. I heard “Don’t Stop Believin” on the secretary’s radio at church the other day. You can’t ESCAPE Journey. Ha. You like what I did there. Can’t escape Journey, Journey – Escape? Nevermind.
“Don’t Stop Believin” “Stone In Love” “Who’s Cryin Now” and “Open Arms” are the most popular songs off of this album, but that doesn’t mean that the rest of it sucks. Here is the track listing;
- Don’t Stop Believin’
- Stone In Love
- Who’s Crying Now
- Keep On Runnin’
- Still They Ride
- Lay It Down
- Dead or Alive
- Mother, Father
- Open Arms
By the way, Journey has hired a new singer. Just last month, December ’07. I saw Journey last year with right after singer Steve Augeri got throat cancer [update: He does not have cancer, it was a throat infection.] and was replaced by Jeff Scott Soto. But he was fired, and after seeing a local Philipino bands’ uploaded videos on YouTube, Arnel Pineda was hired as the lead singer.
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