The Great Escape

The great escape
  • Album Info
  • 2010
  • Lion Music

1. “Wiseman”
2. “Alley Cat”
3. “The Angelmaker”
4. “King of Whitewater”
5. “Long Way Home”
6. “Move on Through”
7. “The Great Escape
8. “In The Blink Of An Eye (2011 Re-recorded Version from Become (album))”


The Great Escape is the fourth album by Swedish progressive metal band Seventh Wonder. It was recorded over the Spring and Summer of 2010, and was released on December 3, 2010. It is the first album by the band to feature a track longer than 10 minutes. It is also the last album recorded with Johnny Sandin on drums, as he left the band due to personal reasons after the recording and subsequent shows. “Alley Cat” is the first Seventh Wonder song to have an accompanying music video from the band.

The title track ‘The Great Escape’ is an epic song based on the poems ‘Aniara’ by Swedish Nobel laureate Harry Martinson. It deals with the tragedy of a spaceship which, originally bound for Mars with a cargo of surviving colonists from a ravaged and destroyed Earth, is ejected from the solar system and becomes entangled in an existential struggle. The first track ‘Wiseman’ doubles loosely as a prequel to the events of ‘The Great Escape’.