Enrique CD (1999)

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Product Overview

In three years Enrique has sold more than ten million copies of his first two albums, entitled "Enrique Iglesias" and "Vivire". Now his new album, "Enrique", includes six songs written by Iglesias himself. Never before has any performer achieved so much in so little time. Winner of the GRAMMY Award for the Best Latin Pop Performer, Enrique Iglesias is the most impressive Hispanic phenomenon of the last 25 years and he appears to be the greatest international star in this next decade.

Born on May 8, 1975, in Madrid, Spain, Enrique Iglesias began his career in 1995, when he was barely 20 years old and made his appearance in the music world with his first album, which he had been secretly planning since he was 16 without anyone, not even his family, knowing. He has been on top ever since.

In the United States alone he has earned two platinum records, as certified by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), for sales of over two million copies of his first two records. Nine of his songs have ranked number one on the radio stations of over 19 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia, proof of how solid his international career is.


Label Uni/interscope
SKU 60369129
UPC 606949054021
UPC 14 00606949054021
Format CD
Release Date 11/23/1999
Author Enrique Iglesias
Associated Artist/Work Dev
Associated Artist/Work Houston, Whitney
Associated Artist/Work Withers, Elisabeth
Technical Info
CatalogID 490540
Lable Name Interscope (USA)
Released 11/23/1999
Original Release 1999
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00606949054021
Musical Guests
Whitney Houston
Andy Vargas
Siedah Garrett
Vinnie Colaiuta
David Foster
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel includes: Enrique Iglesias, Whitney Houston (vocals); Adam Zimmon, Rusty Anderson (acoustic & electric guitars); Rick Nowels (acoustic guitar, keyboards); Rusty Anderson (electric guitar, bass); David Channing (electric guitar, bouzouki); Dean Parks (guitar); Patrick Leonard (piano, keyboards, programming); Lester Mendez (keyboards, programming); David Foster (keyboards); Nathan East (acoustic & electric basses); Jimmy Johnson (bass); Vinnie Colaiuta, Lee Levin (drums); Luis Conte (percussion); Jason Smith (programming); Paul Barry, Sylvia Mason James, Wendy Pedersen, Raul Midon, Richard Page, Siedah Garrett, Andy Vargas (background vocals).
Producers include: Mark Taylor, Brian Rawling, Walter Turbitt, Enrique Iglesias, Lester Mendez.
Engineers include: Brad Gilderman, Ron Taylor, Dan Marnien.
"Be With You" was nominated for the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording.
"Bailamos" was nominated for the 2000 Billboard Latin Music Award for Latin Pop Track Of The Year.
Personnel: Enrique Iglesias (vocals); Raul Mid¢n, Richard Page, Siedah Garrett (vocals, background vocals); Wendy Pederson (vocals); Adam Zimmon (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Adam Phillips (guitar, acoustic guitar); Rusty Anderson (guitar, electric guitar); Dean Parks, Michael Hart Thompson , Ram¢n Stagnaro (guitar); Rick Nowels (acoustic guitar, keyboards); Heitor Teixeira Pereira (acoustic guitar); David Channing (electric guitar, bouzouki); Suzie Katayama (cello); Patrick Leonard (piano, keyboards, programming); Lester Mendez (keyboards, programming, drum programming); Chris Anderson , Mark Taylor (keyboards, programming); David Foster (keyboards); Nathan East (upright bass); Lee Levin , Vinnie Colaiuta (drums, snare drum); Luis Conte, Rafael Padilla (percussion); Paul F. Cruz, Joe Amith, Rhett Lawrence, Wayne Rodrigues (programming); Jason Smith (drum programming, percussion programming); Nicole Yarling, Francis Ben¡tez, Esmeralda Cayuelas, Susan Martin, Barry Paul, Kenny O'Brien, Sylvia Mason James, Paul Barry, Sue Ann Carwell, Wendy Pedersen, Leyla Hoyle, Carlos Murgu¡a (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Dave Pensado; Mike Guzauski; Humberto Gatica; Mark Taylor ; Mick Guzauski; Mike Shipley; Rhett Lawrence; Thom Russo; Tom Bender; Walter Turbitt; Rene Van Verseveld; Cesar Sogbe.
Audio Remixer: Fernando Garibay.
Recording information: DreamHouse Studios, London, England.
Photographer: Pepe Botella.
Arrangers: Lester Mendez; David Foster.
Enrique Iglesias does his illustrious family proud with the spirited, dance club-friendly ENRIQUE. Already having made a well-received resurfacing with "Bailamos" on the WILD WILD WEST soundtrack, this hunky singer has clearly grown up a bit and sounds better than ever on this fully bilingual production. And the Groove Brothers' contribution as producers makes for a winning combination of traditional organica, electronic pulsation, and pop allure.
Enrique lifts el ritmo on high on "Rhythm Divine," declaring the romantic power of the beat to the entrancing sounds of Spanish guitars and hazy electronic loops. "Could I Have This Kiss Forever" is another Iberian-tinged fantasy, only this one unfolds slowly as a rose with Whitney Houston bringing vocal honey to the duet. Part of what makes this Latino so appealing to non-Spanish speakers (besides his handsome mug) must be his groovy wrapping of memorable, simple Spanish phrases in English verses, along with the fact that he also offers three of the tunes in both languages.
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (12/3/99, p.99) - "...impeccable....heartfelt and romantic, making dancefloor demands somewhere between a samba and a sway....Iglesias may find gold in the middle of the road." - Rating: B
Q (2/00, p.89) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...sounds uncannily like Chris Isaak throughout, boasts a fine set of pipes, strums some outrageously lovely Spanish guitar, and ensures there's enough pure corn to keep Dad happy. Slightly better than you might expect."
Disc 1
1 Rhythm Divine
2 Be With You
3 I Have Always Loved You
4 Sad Eyes
5 I'm Your Man
6 Oyeme
7 Could I Have This Kiss Forever - (with Whitney Houston)
8 You're My #1
9 Alabao
10 Bailamos
11 Ritmo Total :: Rhythm Divine
12 Mas Es Amar :: Sad Eyes
13 No Puedo Mas Sin Ti :: I'm Your Man
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