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Live in Houston 1981: The Escape Tour [UMD for PSP]
Live in Houston 1981 The Escape Tour
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2006     1hr 15min


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Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Studio: Sony
Format: UMD for PSP - Color
DVD Release Date: 06/20/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/1981
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1981
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 15min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

Movie Reviews

A great Live album from Jorney
MASTER OF PUPPETS | 07/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Journey were amongst my favorite rock bands along with Boston.this live collection is almost a complete greatest hits collection as it contains all their hits like Open arms.Dont Listen to "FED UP",this collection is great so buy it.Please avoid all albums from the lousy pussycat dolls as recommended by him."
Journey live at the height of their success
Blah | Blah, USA | 07/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Journey's Live in Houston 1981, The Escape Tour was first released in November of 2005 as a CD and DVD package.
Turns out, it was a limited edition as now Legacy/Columbia has released both the CD and DVD separately but copies of the CD/DVD package are still out there.
1981 was the year the band ruled the rock music roost as their album Escape hit #1 on the Billboard album chart and they were possibly, aside Rush and Styx, the best concert act touring the States in 1981(all three were selling out arenas with ease).
This classic 1981 Journey concert was recorded and filmed at The Houston Summit in Houston, TX that November and originally aired on MTV(Queen recorded and filmed a concert of theirs in December of 1977 at the same venue which hasn't been released yet).
For years this Journey concert was not available on either DVD or VHS but until last November.
This Journey concert features the classic line up with singer Steve Perry, guitarist Neal Schon, then new keyboardist Jonathan Cain, bass player Ross Valory and drummer(and my fellow Bay Stater(Massachusetts native)) Steve Smith(who had the Tasmanian Devil attached to his drum kit).
The Escape Tour saw Journey at the top of their game.
On this CD and DVD, the band played 8 of Escape's 10 songs(the title cut(which had a killer opening fanfare), Open Arms, Mother Father, Who's Crying Now, Dead or Alive, Don't Stop Believin', Stone in Love and Keep on Runnin') as well as songs from Infinity(Lights and Wheel in the Sky), Evolution(Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin'), Departure(Line of Fire, Stay Awhile, Where Were You and Any Way You Want It) and the studio track from Captured(The Party's Over) plus solos from messieurs Cain, Smith(superb drum solo and is easily one of the greatest rock drummers ever) and Schon.
The sound quality of the CD(and the off-shoot DVD) is very good and the packaging, a 16-page booklet is excellent too.
Overall, Journey Live in Houston is a great piece of live Journey at the top of their game.
Thank you to Steve Perry for helping restore the true Journey legacy."
"I wanna hear your big voices Houston..."
Al B. | N/A | 07/01/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Live in Houston has the same exact live feeling as Captured. The only difference between this and Captured other than the songs is that it doesn't fade out, it just goes straight into the next song like listening to the concert live. Once again like Captured, it has Steve Perry making the audience sing along and clap to certain songs but one song in particular, "Lights", He says "I wanna hear your big voices Houston" and I just, for some strange reason, lose it and just start cracking up, I don't know why. I guess it's just funny to me. The album has all the pre-Escape Journey classics and good amount of the new Escape material. One song in particular didn't make the cut which kind of made me sad and that was "Still they Ride". I wonder why they didn't put it on or even if they performed it live at that show, I guess I'll have to research it more. Live in Houston is a great live album like Captured. I feel that it rivals Captured in many ways but at the same time I feel that the two are even. I always wondered why this concert was such a big deal, but I guess it was the only concert they recorded from that era."
Chrissy | 03/12/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have this cd/dvd set and it is AWESOME!
This is Journey at the height of their fame.
Their best concert ever!
Steve Perry is AMAZING!
A must for any Journey Fan.