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  CS 67722
  Journey: Escape

Steve Perry (lead vocals)
Jonathan Cain (keyboards, guitar, vocals)
Ross Valory (bass, vocals)
Steve Smith (drums)
Neal Schon (guitar, vocals)
Track listing:
  1. Don't Stop Believin'
2. Stone in Love
3. Who's Crying Now
4. Keep On Runnin'
5. Still They Ride
6. Escape
7. Lay It Down
8. Dead Or Alive
9. Mother, Father
10. Open Arms
  Single Layer
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Recording info:
  Recorded and mixed at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California
Produced by Mike Stone and Kevin Elson
Assistant engineer: Wally Buck
Album originally mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk, Inc., New York
Remastered for SACD by Bob Ludwig
Authored for SACD by Stephen Saper

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Reviews: 3

Review by analogue February 25, 2009 (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:

Sony went back to the regualar 20 bit pcm masters and recorded it using dsd which in my book is a great big cheat on paying customers. What they should have done if they were truly interested in giving us paying customers the real deal is to get off their fat duffs and get out the master tapes. Then a dsd recording of these should have been done. Thay way we could have heard Perry's voice and Schon's guitar in all their glory.

This is a great album and the band deserves to be heard on a real sacd not a fake one.

Shame on Sony.
Do not waste your money. If you are looking for real classic rock on's out there and not hard to find. And it's a great listen too.

Heres hoping that a great company like Mobile Fidelity will aquire the rights to the master tapes. They would make a great sacd.

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Review by gregs1104 January 30, 2010 (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
This is an obvious rush-job from Sony done with no attention to detail or the original master tapes, as part of their first big set of SACD releases. It's an upgrade from the terrible first CD release of this album, but is not noticeably better than any of the subsequent CD remasters.

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Review by pvcmusiclover January 16, 2013 (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
As with a lot of the early Sony SACD discs, this one is certainly not the greatest. The treble is rather hot and the midrange is a bit on the grainy side. That aside, it is a bit of an upgrade from the CD and LP versions. I think this album has the potential to really shine, but I don't know that it's ever been fully realized. I'd like to see a proper Analogue Productions of Mobile Fidelity remaster of it some day.

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