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Garland Jeffreys - Escape Artist Album

Garland Jeffreys - Escape Artist Album Performer: Garland Jeffreys
Title: Escape Artist
Style: Blues Rock, Reggae, Dub
Label: Epic
# Cat: JE 36983, AE7 1223
Released: 1981
Country: US
FLAC album: 2404 mb
MP3 album: 2184 mb
Rating: 4.6
Genre: Rock / Dub


1True Confessions4:33
2We The People4:27
3Ghost Of A Chance2:49
4 Escapades 7"
5Jump Jump4:37
7 Escape Artist
896 Tears3:08
10Mystery Kids7:08
12Miami Beach4:53
14Lover's Walk4:46
15Graveyard Rock4:36
16Modern Lovers3:59


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
EPC 84808Garland Jeffreys Escape Artist ‎(LP, Album + 7", EP)EpicEPC 84808UK & Europe1981
40-84806Garland Jeffreys Escape Artist ‎(Cass, Album)Epic40-84806UK & Europe1981
84808, EPC 84808Garland Jeffreys Escape Artist ‎(LP, Album)Epic, Epic84808, EPC 84808Greece1981
EPC 84808Garland Jeffreys Escape Artist ‎(LP, Album)EpicEPC 84808UK & Europe1981
JE 36983, AE7 1223Garland Jeffreys Escape Artist ‎(LP, Album + 7", EP, Promo)Epic, EpicJE 36983, AE7 1223US1981


  • Arranged ByAlan Freedman, G.E. Smith, Garland Jeffreys
  • Art DirectionPaula Scher
  • Backing VocalsBob Clearmountain, Diana Grasselli, Lou Reed, Myriam Valle
  • BassAndrew Bodnar, Eaton "Jah" Blake (tracks: D1, D2)
  • Coordinator [Production]Barbara Spiegel
  • DesignSickerts
  • Design Concept [Cover Concept]Garland Jeffreys
  • DrumsErrol "Tama" Melbourne (tracks: D1, D2)
  • Drums, Percussion, Backing VocalsSteve Goulding
  • Engineer [Assistant]Friday Night Dave Greenberg, Saturday Night Ray Willhard
  • Executive-ProducerDick Wingate
  • FlugelhornPatrick "Zebulon" Tenyve (tracks: D1, D2)
  • GuitarAlan Freedman, John Kpiaye (tracks: D1, D2), Robert Athas
  • Guitar, BagpipesAdrian Belew
  • Guitar, Bass [Fuzz Bass], MandolinG.E. Smith
  • Keyboards, Guitar, PercussionDennis Bovell (tracks: D1, D2)
  • Keyboards, PercussionWebster Johnson (tracks: D1, D2)
  • Lacquer Cut ByBK (tracks: B-D), DC (tracks: A)
  • Lead Vocals, Backing VocalsGarland Jeffreys
  • ManagementFred Heller Enterprises, Ltd.
  • Mastered ByRobert Ludwig
  • MelodicaSeyoum Net Fa (tracks: D1, D2)
  • NarratorLinton Kwesi Johnson
  • OrganEarl "Wire" Lindo
  • Organ, AccordionDanny Federici
  • Organ, GuitarArty Funaro
  • PercussionJimmy Maelen
  • Performer [Hung Jury]David Johansen, Nona Hendryx, Susan Blond
  • Photography ByAnton Corbijn
  • PianoRoy Bittan
  • ProducerBob Clearmountain (tracks: A1 to C2), Dennis Bovell (tracks: D1, D2), Garland Jeffreys
  • Saxophone, TromboneAugustus "T" Tenyve (tracks: D1, D2)
  • SynthesizerLarry Fast
  • Technician [Technical Assistance]Ed Evans , George Barody, Malcolm Pollack, Mark Betts, Steve Boyer
  • Tenor SaxophoneMichael Brecker
  • Toasting [Toaster]Big Youth
  • TrumpetRandy Brecker
  • Written-ByA. Freedman (tracks: C1), A. Bodnar (tracks: C1), D. Federici (tracks: C1), G.E. Smith (tracks: C1), Garland Jeffreys (tracks: A1 to A3, A5 to D2), R. Bittan (tracks: C1), R. Martinez (tracks: A4), S. Goulding (tracks: C1)


Different label layouts and runout etchings from Garland Jeffreys - Escape Artist and Garland Jeffreys - Escape Artist.

"1S " in runouts indicates a pressing from Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria

Some copies may have a gold stamp on the LP cover stating, "For PROMOTION ONLY"
Some copies may include a 7.5 X 9.5 inch, two sided one sheet with bio and headshot

Release has as custom inner sleeve with Lyrics and credits

Recorded and mixed at the Power Station, New York City
Mastered at Master Disk, New York.
Tracks D1 + D2 produced at Studio 80, London.

Not For Sale on 7"

© 1981 CBS Inc. / ℗ 1981 CBS Inc.

Big Youth appears courtesy of Jamaica
Roy Bittan appears courtesy of The E-Street Band
Andrew Bodnar appears courtesy of The Rumour and Hannibal Records
Michael and Randy Brecker appear courtesy Arista Records
Larry Fast appears courtesy of Passport Records and Synergy
Danny Federici appears courtesy of The E-Street Band
Steve Goulding appears courtesy of The Rumour and Hannibal Records
David Johansen appears courtesy of Blue Sky Records
Linton Kwesi Johnson appears courtesy of LKJ Records
Earl "Wire" Lindo appears courtesy of The Wailers and Tuff Gong
Lou Reed appears courtesy of Arista Records
G.E. Smith appears courtesy of Mirage
Jimmy Maelen appears courtesy of Pavillion Records


  • Barcode (Text): 0 7464-36983-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): AL 36983
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): BL 36983
  • Matrix / Runout (C Side Label): ZSM 168482
  • Matrix / Runout (D Side Label): ZSM 168483
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etched (MASTERDISK Stamped)): 1S AL-36983-1F MASTERDISK DC
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etched (MASTERDISK Stamped)): 1S BL-36983-1E MASTERDISK BK A7
  • Matrix / Runout (C Side Etched (MASTERDISK Stamped)): ZSM-168482-1E MASTERDISK BK SSSSSS
  • Matrix / Runout (D Side Etched (MASTERDISK Stamped)): ZSM-168483-1G MASTERDISK BK
  • Rights Society: ASCAP


  • Manufactured By – Epic Records
  • Manufactured By – CBS Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
  • Published By – Garland Jeffreys Music, Inc.
  • Produced For – Ghostwriter, Inc.
  • Recorded At – Power Station
  • Mixed At – Power Station
  • Produced At – Studio 80
  • Mastered At – Customatrix
  • Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria
  • Lacquer Cut At – Masterdisk