On July 31, 1981.

On July 31, 1981, “Columbia” label released “Escape” (E5C4P3 on the album cover) the seventh Journey studio album. It was recorded April – June at “Fantasy Studios” in Berkeley, California,  and was produced by Mike Stone, Kevin Elson and Steve Perry. In 1988, “Kerrang!” readers voted “Escape” the greatest AOR album of all time. The album was certified 3 x Platinum in Canada by “CRIA”, and 9 x Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Steve Perry– lead vocals
  • Neal Schon– lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Jonathan Cain– keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Ross Valory– bass, backing vocals
  • Steve Smith– drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Mike Stone, Kevin Elson– engineers, mixing
  • Wally Buck – assistant engineer
  • Bob Ludwig– original mastering, remastering
  • Brian Lee – remastering
  • Herbie Herbert– management
  • Jim Welch – photography, art direction
  • Stanley Mouse– illustrations

Track listing:

  1. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Jonathan Cain, Steve Perry, Neal Schon
  2. Stone in Love – Jonathan Cain, Steve Perry, Neal Schon
  3. Who’s Crying Now – Jonathan Cain, Steve Perry
  4. Keep On Runnin’ – Jonathan Cain, Steve Perry, Neal Schon
  5. Still They Ride – Jonathan Cain, Steve Perry, Neal Schon
  6. Escape – Jonathan Cain, Steve Perry, Neal Schon
  7. Lay it Down – Jonathan Cain, Steve Perry, Neal Schon
  8. Dead or Alive – Jonathan Cain, Steve Perry, Neal Schon
  9. Mother Father – Jonathan Cain, Steve Perry, Neal Schon, Matt Schon
  10. Open Arms – Jonathan Cain, Steve Perry
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