The Getaway

"The Getaway" is Chris de Burgh's sixth studio album, released by A&M Records in 1982. It was his first studio album to chart in the UK, peaking at number 30 and spending 16 weeks in the chart. In February 1983 the album went to the top of the charts in West Germany.

Highlights from the album include "Don't Pay The Ferryman", an upbeat pop rock song evoking images of the Grim Reaper which became Chris de Burgh's first UK hit single, and the fan-favourite "Borderline", the story of a conscientious objector who chooses to flee with his lover rather than be drafted for military service in the war.