18 Jan

Journey – Escape Album on LP

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.

Escape by Journey

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
  • Escape
  • 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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4 Responses to “Journey – Escape Album on LP”

  1. donna Says:

    hi
    just wanted to tell you that steve augeri did not leave journey because of throat cancer…he had a chronic infection and is now completely recovered…and working on solo material…don’t know where you heard ‘cancer’ this is the first i heard THAT one…but it is incorrect…thank goodness

    donna

  2. Ben Says:

    Sorry about that. I heard that somewhere, but even when I was on Wikipedia doing some other checking, it says a throat infection. So, I’m not sure how I put that in there.

    Ben

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  4. joe sousa Says:

    No matter how you look at it Journey is and always will be one of the best selling and beloved bands of all times. The fact that Steve Perry isnt and hasnt been with the band for many years, it is Steve and the “Prodigy” (dont forget Caine) that we all know best. So whether you love em or hate em just the fact that millions still talk and buy theyre albums are proof positive that Journey is “Faithfully” and eternally loved by all and “Still They Ride Into The Night”. We love you guys The Sousa Family in Virginia Beach VA.

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