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Journey - Escape [Aka: E5C4P3] CD (album) cover

ESCAPE [AKA: E5C4P3]

Journey

 

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b_olariu
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4 stars Journey reached with this 1981 album Escape the peak of their career. Musicaly this album is a cross between AOR and pop with hard rock in places, but not bad for sure. This was my first introduction to Journey's music along with another big album of them Look into the future, so i considered both albums to be their best. Quite diffrent to each other, musicaly. The most popular album of the band with more than 9 million copys sold world wide, Journey established themselfs as one of the big acts of the early '80's, a period when band was very prolific. About the music, this is a very pleasent album, but not from a prog view, but for a music listner in general. Some pieces are real pleasure to listen like the opening track Don't stop beliving, is like an anthem of the '80's, and still a tune played by the band today, Who's Crying Now , the voice of Perry and guitar of Schon shines here, excellent piece, the smooth Still They Ride, awesome the voice lines and Mother, Father, the rest are ok. Jonathan Cain is the new member on keys and on some vocal parts. Escape might be the biggest Journey album ever, but in terms of progressive music, i remain to Look at the future and Next to be the most acomplished albums in bands catalogue.Still a great album who desearves a listen from everybody intrested their albums from all periods. 4 stars
b_olariu | 4/5 |

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