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Whodini - Escape album

Whodini - Escape album
  • Performer Whodini
  • Title Escape
  • Date of release 1984
  • Country US
  • Style Electro, Pop Rap
  • Other formats MPC AIFF DTS MIDI VOC XM AA
  • Genre Electronic / Rap
  • Size MP3 1580 mb
  • Size FLAC 1357 mb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 765

Escape is the second studio album by the hip-hop group Whodini. The album was recorded at Battery Studios in London, where the group worked with producer Larry Smith after their management could not find them a producer. Whodini member Jalil Hutchins convinced Smith, his friend, to produce the album when Smith needed money after a friend's hospitalisation.

While this isn't a conceptual masterpiece and really is nothing more than sure-shot singles and sound-alike single, "Five Minutes of Funk" was an instant classic. The just-as-good "Freaks Come Out at Night" has the guys talking about nocturnal freaks with vivid lyrics and a little too much inside information. Listening to Escape, one has to be struck with the minimalism offered here.

Escape is the second album created by Whodini. It was through the Jive label. They released three singles from the album: Five Minutes of Funk, Friends, and Freaks Come Out at Night. In 1998, The Source included Escape in their list of 100 Best Rap Albums. Friends has been used for a few well-known songs (and many others), including: -Nas’s If I Ruled The World (Imagine That) -2Pac’s Troublesome ‘96. Escape Q&A.

This is the 1st of the best albums by Whodini! Back in the day this was a must have album and all the 12" versions. This album used to rock house parties and all parties in general. Esp. when Friends came on, man that is my joint, the crowd went nuts! I can truly appreciate this classic album.

Tracklist

A1 Five Minutes Of Funk 5:20
A2 Freaks Come Out At Night 4:45
A3 Featuring Grandmaster Dee 5:38
A4 Big Mouth 3:00
B1 Escape (I Need A Break) 3:40
B2 Friends 4:40
B3 Out Of Control 4:14
B4 We Are Whodini 7:05

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Battery Studios, London
  • Mastered At – Frankford/Wayne Mastering Labs
  • Made By – Zomba Productions Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Zomba Productions Ltd.
  • Published By – Zomba Enterprises, Inc.
  • Manufactured By – Arista Records, Inc.
  • Marketed By – Arista Records, Inc.
  • Distributed By – Arista Records, Inc.
  • Pressed By – RCA Records Pressing Plant, Indianapolis

Credits

  • Design [Sleeve] – The Fish Family
  • Engineer – Nigel Green
  • Management – Rush Productions
  • Mastered By – ¢*
  • Photography By [Sleeve] – Ian Hooton
  • Producer – Larry Smith
  • Written-By – Ecstacy (tracks: A1, B4), Jalil Hutchins (tracks: A1, A2, A4 To B2, B4), Larry Smith

Notes

This submission is for a repress of JL6-8251. Original plating etchings have been scratched out.
Pressing credit taken from stamped I in the runout.

Recorded at Battery Studios, London.

Catalog number on the jacket's spine: "JL8-8267".
Catalog number on the labels: "JL 8-8267".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7822-18267-1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 078221826716
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Side A): JL 8-8267-SA
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Side B): JL 8-8267-SB
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side A): JL8 8267SA J̶L̶6̶-̶8̶2̶5̶1̶-̶S̶A̶ -2 F/W¢ I A6L
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side B): J̶L̶6̶-̶8̶2̶5̶1̶-̶S̶B̶ -̶2̶ JL8 8267SB -2 I A1R

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
JL6-8251 Whodini Escape ‎(LP, Album) Jive JL6-8251 US 1984
6.26 029 Whodini Escape ‎(LP, TP) Jive 6.26 029 Germany 1984
JC8-8267 Whodini Escape ‎(Cass, Album) Arista JC8-8267 US 1984
JL 8-8267, JL8-8267 Whodini Escape ‎(LP, Album) Jive, Jive, Arista, Arista JL 8-8267, JL8-8267 US 1984
656.061 Whodini Escape ‎(LP, Album) Jive 656.061 Netherlands 1984

Tracklist

A1 Five Minutes Of Funk 5:20
A2 Freaks Come Out At Night 4:45
A3 Featuring Grandmaster Dee 5:38
A4 Big Mouth 3:00
B1 Escape (I Need A Break) 3:40
B2 Friends 4:40
B3 Out Of Control 4:14
B4 We Are Whodini 7:05

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – RCA Music Service – R-123820
  • Recorded At – Battery Studios, London
  • Published By – Zomba Music Publishing Ltd.

Credits

  • Design – The Fish Family
  • Engineer – Nigel Green
  • Management – Rush Productions
  • Producer – Larry Smith

Notes

"Mfd. by RCA Music Service under License" printed back cover lower right.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 7822-18267-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout - Machine Stamped): R123820A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout - Machine Stamped): R123820B

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
JL6-8251 Whodini Escape ‎(LP, Album) Jive JL6-8251 US 1984
6.26 029 Whodini Escape ‎(LP, TP) Jive 6.26 029 Germany 1984
JC8-8267 Whodini Escape ‎(Cass, Album) Arista JC8-8267 US 1984
JL 8-8267, JL8-8267 Whodini Escape ‎(LP, Album) Jive, Jive, Arista, Arista JL 8-8267, JL8-8267 US 1984
656.061 Whodini Escape ‎(LP, Album) Jive 656.061 Netherlands 1984