Escape Artist (Garland Jeffreys album)

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Escape Artist
Studio album by Garland Jeffreys
Released 1981
Recorded The Power Station, New York; except "Miami Beach" and "We the People" at Studio 80, London
Genre Rock, Reggae
Label A&M, Epic
Producer Bob Clearmountain, Garland Jeffreys; "Miami Beach" and "We the People" Dennis Bovell
Garland Jeffreys chronology
American Boy & Girl
(1979)
Escape Artist
(1981)
Rock 'n' Roll Adult
(1982)

Escape Artist is the sixth solo album by Garland Jeffreys. It was released in 1981 by A&M Records, Epic Records in the United States. The album originally included a 7" single "Escapades". The cover photography was by Anton Corbijn.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Garland Jeffreys; except where indicated

  1. "Modern Lovers"
  2. "Christine"
  3. "Ghost of a Chance"
  4. "96 Tears" (Rudy Martinez)
  5. "Innocent"
  6. "True Confessions"
  7. "R.O.C.K."
  8. "Graveyard Rock"
  9. "Mystery Kids"
  10. "Jump Jump"

"Escapades" 7"[edit]

  1. "Lover's Walk" (Alan Freeman, Andrew Bodnar, Danny Federici, G.E. Smith, Garland Jeffreys, Roy Bittan, Steve Goulding)
  2. "Christine"
  3. "Miami Beach"
  4. "We the People"

Personnel[edit]

  • Robert Athas - guitars, bass
  • Adrian Belew - guitars
  • Big Youth - toasting, vocals on "Graveyard Rock"
  • Roy Bittan - piano
  • Eaton "Jah" Blake - bass on "Miami Beach" and "We the People"
  • Dennis "Blackbeard" Bovell - guitars, keyboards, percussion on "Miami Beach" and "We the People"
  • Michael Brecker - tenor saxophone
  • Randy Brecker - trumpet
  • Bob Clearmountain - producer, mixer, backing vocals
  • Larry Fast - bagpipes, guitars, synthesizer
  • Danny Federici - accordion, keyboards
  • Alan "Taff" Freedman - guitars, music consultant
  • Artie Funaro - guitars, keyboards
  • Steve Goulding - drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Diana Grasselli - backing vocals
  • Nona Hendryx - backing vocals
  • Garland Jeffreys - guitars, vocals
  • David Johansen - vocals
  • Linton Kwesi Johnson - vocals/narration on "Miami Beach"
  • Webster Johnson - keyboards, percussion on "Miami Beach" and "We the People"
  • John Kpiaye - guitars on "Miami Beach" and "We the People"
  • Earl "Wire" Lindo - organ
  • Jimmy Maelen - percussion
  • Errol "Tamah" Melbourne - drums on "Miami Beach" and "We the People"
  • Seyoum Net Fa - melodica on "Miami Beach" and "We the People"
  • Lou Reed - backing vocals on "Innocent"
  • G.E. Smith - guitars, fuzz bass, mandolin
  • Augustus "I" Tenyve (Henry Tenyue) - saxophone, trombone on "Miami Beach" and "We the People"
  • Myriam Naomi Valle - backing vocals
  • Patric "Zebulon" Tenyve (Patrick Tenyue) - flugelhorn on "Miami Beach" and "We the People"
  • Dick Wingate - Executive Producer

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