Live in Houston 1981: The Escape Tour

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Live in Houston 1981: The Escape Tour
Live in Houston 1981 - The Escape Tour (poster).jpg
Video by
ReleasedNovember, 2005
RecordedNovember 6, 1981 at The Summit, Houston, Texas
GenreHard rock, arena rock
Length79 min.
LabelColumbia/Legacy
ProducerSteve Perry, Michael Rubenstein, John Kalodner
Journey chronology
Greatest Hits 1978–1997
(2003)
Live in Houston 1981: The Escape Tour
(2005)
Live in Manila
(2009)
Live in Houston 1981: The Escape Tour
Live album by
ReleasedMay, 2006
RecordedNovember 6, 1981 at The Summit, Houston, Texas
GenreHard rock, arena rock
Length77:01
LabelColumbia/Legacy
ProducerSteve Perry, John Kalodner
Journey chronology
Generations
(2005)
Live in Houston 1981: The Escape Tour
(2006)
Revelation
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Live in Houston 1981: The Escape Tour is a live DVD/CD package by the American rock band Journey, released in November 2005. The content of the package was also released in May 2006 as a separate CD and separate DVD on the Columbia Records label.

The material of the show was recorded and filmed for the then-fledgling MTV network on Journey's Escape Tour in November 1981 at The Summit in Houston, Texas, at the height of the band's commercial success.

Hits such as "Lights", "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'", "Wheel in the Sky", and "Any Way You Want It" are performed, along with tracks from Journey's then-current album Escape, like its title cut, "Open Arms", "Who's Crying Now" and "Don't Stop Believin'" .

Closing the CD version of the concert is the track, "Party's Over (Hopelessly in Love)" which was not on the DVD. Instead the DVD has bonus interviews with the band from 1981 and 1982 plus an album advertisement for Escape.

Footage from this DVD is used in the infomercial for the Time-Life Ultimate Rock Ballads CD set.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Escape" (Includes unlisted "Intro to Escape" that the band would start shows with)5:35
2."Line of Fire"3:13
3."Lights"2:58
4."Stay Awhile"3:00
5."Open Arms"3:15
6."Mother, Father"5:20
7."Jonathan Cain Piano Solo (Instrumental)"1:54
8."Who's Crying Now"5:39
9."Where Were You"4:19
10."Steve Smith drum solo (Instrumental)"3:51
11."Dead or Alive"4:01
12."Don't Stop Believin'"4:07
13."Stone in Love"5:14
14."Keep on Runnin'"4:01
15."Neal Schon Guitar Solo (Instrumental)"1:59
16."Wheel in the Sky"6:05
17."Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'"4:38
18."Any Way You Want It"3:46
19."The Party's Over (Hopelessly in Love)" (CD only bonus track)4:06

Personnel[edit]

Band members
Production
  • Producer [DVD and CD] – Steve Perry
  • Michael Rubenstein – film producer
  • John Neal – film editor
  • Kevin Elson – live recording, engineer
  • Scott Gutierrez – engineer
  • Allen Sides – mixing
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • John Kalodner – executive producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Theakston, Rob. "Journey Live in Houston 1981: The Escape Tour review". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-08-04.