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Escape (1981)

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Escape (sometimes stylized as E5C4P3) is Journey's seventh studio album (and eighth overall), released on July 31, 1981. The album features four hit Billboard Hot 100 singles - "Don't Stop Believin'" (#9), "Who's Crying Now" (#4), "Still They Ride" (#19) and "Open Arms" (#2) - plus rock radio staples like "Stone in Love" and "Mother, Father".
The album was a massive success, being certified nine times platinum by the RIAA.
Escape was the band's first album with keyboardist Jonathan Cain who replaced founding keyboardist Gregg Rolie after he left the band at the end of 1980. The album was co-produced by former Lynyrd Skynyrd soundman Kevin Elson and one-time Queen engineer Mike Stone, who also engineered the album.
An Atari 2600 game, Journey Escape, was made based on the album.
Mike DeGagne of Allmusic awarded Escape four-and-a-half stars out of five, writing, "The songs are timeless, and as a whole, they have a way of rekindling the innocence of youthful romance and the rebelliousness of growing up, built from heartfelt songwriting and sturdy musicianship". Colin Larkin awarded the album four out of five stars in the 2002 edition of the Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music. In the

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3:40 Keep On Runnin'
5:29 Mother, Father
3:21 Dead or Alive
5:18 Escape
4:13 Lay It Down
5:04 Who's Crying Now
4:09 Don't Stop Believin'
3:19 Open Arms
3:52 Still They Ride
4:26 Stone in Love
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