Escape Original recording remastered
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So this is great if all you've got is the original cd release, but do realize that this is not a 2nd remaster. Get the "Essential" disc if you want that; it's the closest there is and it does sound better than the 1st edition remasters. Of course, not all the songs are on there that I'm sure you want. I'd like to see all their albums remastered like the "Essential" is. But oh well, it's not here.
The additions of Perry and Cain are important because they were not just hired hands - they would become the main songwriting nucleus for Journey. Perry and Cain would collaborate on the songwriting for all ten songs on "Escape". Eight of those 10 songs would include Neal Schon. Perry and Schon actually started collaborating on the "Infinity" album. Part of the reason why "Escape" would be the album to put Journey over the top was the addition of Cain.Read more ›
Note: This is a Stereo SACD and not a Multi-Channel Surround, however, the sound is amazingly crisp.
FYI: some of these Journey Legacy reissues have new remastering that is worse than the previous 1996 remastering while some have the 1996 remastering:
Infinity (not remastered for 2006 Legacy reissues, old 1996 remastering)
Evolution (not remastered for 2006 Legacy reissues, old 1996 remastering)
Departure (remastered for 2006 Legacy reissues)
Escape (not remastered for 2006 Legacy reissues, old 1996 remastering)
Frontiers (remastered for 2006 Legacy reissues)
This was an amazing CD with lots of great songs and the most natural-sounding production of any Journey album. As with the albums before it, there's some great, underrated guitar work, especially the solos.
I initially thought this was a much better, fuller sounding version. I even initially posted a favorable review. All of the Journey remasters and reissues seemed to sound great and better than the originals, until I realized something is missing. The sound is very compressed.
When I first listened to the CD, it seemed fuller sounding. It seemed great...at first. I started to wonder why I began listening to the remaster less and less. Then I dug out the original CD. I realized how instruments that jumped out on the original now just all blend together on the remaster. Drum hits that popped out before are softened and now in the background along with every other peak, making for a very generic, modernized and cloudy sound. The definition and clarity are gone.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great album! Really nothing needs to be said that has not been written about the fine songs, performances, and production. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Paul E. Jones
This is one of the best rock albums from the 1980's. And it may be second only to Journey's next album, Frontiers. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Enviroguy