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ESCAPE [AKA: E5C4P3]

Journey

 

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ZowieZiggy
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1 stars The great duo has been brought into pieces.

The charismatic Gregg left the band, but I guess that the "musical" direction was not his cup of tea. Neither mine to tell you the truth. It is of course a shock and a great loss IMHHO.

Not only in terms of keyboards playing, but the man was a huge song writer (just look at how many great numbers he wrote for my beloved "Santana") and a very decent singer as well. Much better than this Perry puppet as far as I'm concerned.

This album is not a good one.

If you would ever try to find any relation with prog, you might well lose your time. This is again pure AOR oriented music with no feeling. It's hard to find one good song. But the band got us used to this feel for quite a while and there is little surprise with this "Escape". Actually, the best thing for us to do is to press the escape key while listening to such a crap*y album.

Even great guitar moments are scarce! So. What's left? Basically nothing, I'm afraid!

Just listen to "Keep on Runnin" to make up your mind. Or if you really want to suffer, the syrupy ballad "Still They Ride" could be the killer song for you. The one that you would never listen to any longer.

This is definitely not a nice journey to travel into. My advice is to stick to their first three albums in terms of "Journey". But of course, If you are interested in both Gregg and Neal I can only recommend "Caravanserai" or "Santana III". Two fantastic albums which I have rated with five stars.

This one is just poor, poor, poor.

The only passable track being the hard-rocking "Dead Or Alive". One song out of ten!!!

ZowieZiggy | 1/5 |

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