Personnel includes: Enrique Iglesias (vocals); Ron Smith (arranger, conductor); Aaron Fishbein, Rusty Anderson (acoustic & electric guitars); Adam Pilips, Paul Barry (acoustic guitar); Mark Taylor (electric guitar, keyboards, bass, drums, percussion); Steve Morales (keyboards, programming, background vocals); Lester Mendez, David Siegel (keyboards); Lee Levin (drums); Siedah Garrett, Jon Secada, Sylvia Mason James (background vocals).
Producers include: Steve Morales, Enrique Iglesias, Kara DioGuardi.
Engineers include: Shane Stoner, Fabian, Carlos Paucar.
Recorded at The Hit Factory Criteria, Circle House, South Point, Miami, Florida; The Record Plant, Los Angeles, California; Angel Studios, London, England.
Personnel: Enrique Iglesias (vocals, background vocals); Carlos Paucar (vocals); Rusty Anderson, Aaron Fishbein (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Adam Phillips (guitar, acoustic guitar); Barry Paul, Paul Barry (acoustic guitar, keyboards, drums, percussion, background vocals); Mark Taylor (electric guitar, keyboards, drums, percussion); Steve Morales (keyboards, programming, background vocals); David Siegel, Lester Mendez (keyboards); Lee Levin (drums); Dorian Holly, Andy Blackwood, Sylvia Mason, James Blackwood, Jon Secada, Kara DioGuardi, Sylvia Mason James, Niki Haris, Siedah Garrett (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Mark Taylor ; Sebasti n Krys; Walter Turbitt; Fabian Marasciullo.
Recording information: Angel Studios, Islington, London, England; Circle House, Miami, FL; Larrabe Studios, North Hollywood, CA; South Point Productions, Miami, FL; The Hit Factory Criteria, Miami, FL; The Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA.
Photographer: Alan Silfen.
Though Latino superstar Enrique Inglesias is the son of the celebrated Spanish romantic singer Julio Iglesias, his roots as displayed here are set firmly in '80s pop. From the big-beat chorus of "Escape," through the ersatz-tribal chorus and fuzz guitar of "Don't Turn off the Lights," to the pulsating throb of "Maybe," ESCAPE is an '80s lovefest set to a millennial beat.
When he's not busy paying homage to the decade of big hair, however, Iglesias displays his mastery of the family specialty, the love ballad, in such cuts as "Hero," where the trademark hereditary Iglesias vocal shimmer is very much in evidence, and the Latin-tinged "I Will Survive," which combines the aforementioned balladic style with some quintessential Eurodisco flourishes. With a trio of Spanish-language remixes rounding off the album, ESCAPE consolidates Enrique Iglesias's already considerable reputation as international balladeer and pop performer par excellence.