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The Up Escalator


Download links and information about The Up Escalator by Graham Parker. This album was released in 1980 and it belongs to Rock, New Wave, Rock & Roll, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 36:51 minutes.

Artist: Graham Parker
Release date: 1980
Genre: Rock, New Wave, Rock & Roll, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 10
Duration: 36:51
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No. Title Length
1. No Holding Back 3:21
2. Devil's Sidewalk 3:16
3. Stupefaction 3:33
4. Empty Lives 5:11
5. The Beating of Another Heart 4:32
6. Endless Night 3:38
7. Paralyzed 3:15
8. Maneuvers 3:35
9. Jolie Jolie 3:02
10. Love Without Greed 3:28



After Graham Parker & The Rumour hit their commercial and artistic peak in 1979 with Squeezing Out Sparks, the world seemed to be their oyster. Produced by American hitmaker Jimmy Iovine and featuring a Bruce Springsteen guest spot ("Endless Night"), the follow-up, The Up Escalator, should have been the group's entrée to U.S. stardom. While it did well, it wound up being the outfit's swan song (at least until they reunited in 2012 for Three Chords Good). Parker continued on without The Rumour to waning fortunes, but the last record of their initial run together sports not only some of the catchiest cuts in the British songsmith's catalog ("Stupefaction") but some of the most intense ("Empty Lives," the aforementioned "Endless Night"). Even so, Parker and company eased up on the throttle a bit in comparison to Sparks, and those expecting Sparks Part II may have been nonplussed. In retrospect, they should have taken The Up Escalator on its own merits; it's a worthy companion to the rest of GP&R's esteemed output.