Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Escape by Journey, including the original “cap” obi.
About this copy: This copy of Escape is a 1981 pressing on the CBS/Sony label.
The cover is M-. The “cap” obi that folds over the top of the cover is M-.
The lyric insert and custom inner sleeve are M-.
The disc is M- with one or two spindle marks on the labels but no marks on the vinyl. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a classic LP that’s hard to find as a first pressing.
Background: Released in 1981, Escape was the seventh studio album by Journey. The album reached #1 on the U.S. charts and has sold more than nine million copies.
Escape was a groundbreaking album for San Francisco’s Journey, charting three singles inside Billboard’s Top Ten, with “Don’t Stop Believing” reaching number nine, “Who’s Crying Now” number four, and “Open Arms” peaking at number two and holding there for six weeks. Escape flung Journey steadfastly into the AOR arena, combining Neal Schon’s grand yet palatable guitar playing with Jonathan Cain’s blatant keyboards. All this was topped off by the passionate, wide-ranged vocals of Steve Perry, who is the true lifeblood of this album, and this band. The songs on Escape are more rock-flavored, with more hooks and a harder cadence compared to their former sound.
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
||25 AP 2100|
|Year of Release:||1981|