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Escape Artist (Garland Jeffreys album)

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Released  1981
Release date  1981
Label  Cherry Red Records
Artist  Garland Jeffreys
Genre  Pop
Escape Artist (Garland Jeffreys album) cdns3allmusiccomreleasecovers500000175500
Recorded  The Power Station, New York; except "Miami Beach" and "We the People" at Studio 80, London
Escape Artist (1981)  Rock 'n' Roll Adult (1982)
Producers  Bob Clearmountain, Garland Jeffreys
Similar  Garland Jeffreys albums, Other albums

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

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"

  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"


  • 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 on "Innocent"
  • 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
  • Songs

    1Modern Lovers4:00
    3Ghost of a Chance2:49


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