2001 Shakira – Laundry Service

Laundry Service  is the fifth studio album and first English language album by Colombian singer and songwriter Shakira, globally released on 13 November 2001 by Epic Records. It is her first album to be primarily recorded in English. After the release of her fourth studio album Dónde Están los Ladrones?, which became a success in Latin America, Spain and the Latin community in the United States, Shakira was encouraged by American singer Gloria Estefan to record songs in English as she believed the singer had the potential to crossover into the English-language pop market. Shakira was initially hesitant to undertake the project, but later decided to learn English well enough to be able to write songs in the language herself. The title of the album was chosen to reflect Shakira’s views on love and music. It was also released as Servicio de Lavandería in Hispanic regions in January 2002. Musically, Laundry Service is primarily a pop rock record but it also experiments with a variety of other musical styles, including Andean music, dance-pop, Middle Eastern music, rock and roll and tango music. The lyrical theme of the album is mostly based around love and romance. Every song on the album was written and produced by Shakira under the guidance of Emilio Estefan

Tracks

Objection (Tango) (Shakira) 03:43
Underneath Your Clothes (Lester Mendez; Shakira) 03:45
Whenever, Wherever (Shakira; Tim Mitchell; Gloria Estefan) 03:17
4  Rules (Lester Mendez; Shakira) 03:39
5  The One (Glen Ballard; Shakira) 03:44
6  Ready For The Good Times (Lester Mendez; Shakira) 04:14
7  Fool (Brendan Buckley; Shakira) 03:51
8  Te Dejo Madrid (George Noriega; Shakira; Tim Mitchell) 03:08
9  Poem To A Horse (Luis Fernando Ochoa; Shakira) 04:07
10  Que Me Quedes Tú (Luis Fernando Ochoa; Shakira) 04:50
11  Eyes Like Yours (Ojos Así) (Javier Garza; Pablo Flores; Shakira; Gloria Estefan) 03:58
12  Suerte (Whenever, Wherever) (Shakira; Tim Mitchell) 03:15
13  Te Aviso, Te Anuncio (Tango) (Shakira) 03:45

Musicians

1 Objection (Tango)

BassPaul Bushnell
Acoustic BassPablo Aslan
DrumsAbe Laboriel Jr
GuitarBrian Ray
GuitarTim Pierce
KeyboardsLester Mendez
BandoneonDavid Alsina
BandoneonHector Del Curto
PercussionArchie Peña
PercussionRichard Bravo
Background VocalsRita Quintero
VocalsShakira


2 Underneath Your Clothes

BassPaul Bushnell
DrumsAbe Laboriel Jr
GuitarBrian Ray
GuitarTim Pierce
KeyboardsLester Mendez
SaxEd Calle
TromboneDana Teboe
TrumpetTony Concepcion
TrumpetJim Hacker
Background VocalsRita Quintero
VocalsShakira


3 Whenever, Wherever

BassPaul Bushnell
DrumsBrendan Buckley
GuitarBrian Ray
GuitarTim Mitchell
GuitarTim Pierce
MandolinTim Mitchell
ProgrammingTim Mitchell
CharangoGustavo Patiño
RondadorGustavo Patiño
QuenaGustavo Patiño
PercussionArchie Peña
PercussionEmilio Estefan
PercussionMiriam Eli
Background VocalsRita Quintero
VocalsShakira


4 Rules

BassPaul Bushnell
DrumsAbe Laboriel Jr
GuitarBrian Ray
GuitarTim Pierce
KeyboardsLester Mendez
FlugelhornTony Concepcion
SaxEd Calle
TromboneDana Teboe
TrumpetTony Concepcion
PercussionRichard Bravo
Background VocalsRita Quintero
VocalsShakira


5 The One

BassPaul Bushnell
DrumsAbe Laboriel Jr
GuitarBrian Ray
GuitarTim Pierce
KeyboardsLester Mendez
PercussionRichard Bravo
Background VocalsRita Quintero
VocalsShakira


6 Ready For The Good Times

BassPaul Bushnell
DrumsBrendan Buckley
GuitarTim Pierce
PercussionBrendan Buckley
PercussionRichard Bravo
Background VocalsRita Quintero
VocalsShakira


7 Fool

BassPaul Bushnell
DrumsBrendan Buckley
GuitarBrian Ray
GuitarTim Pierce
GuitarBrendan Buckley
Hammond OrganLester Mendez
KeyboardsLester Mendez
KeyboardsBrendan Buckley
PercussionBrendan Buckley
Background VocalsBrendan Buckley
Background VocalsRita Quintero
VocalsShakira


8 Te Dejo Madrid

BassJulio Hernandez
DrumsBrendan Buckley
GuitarTim Mitchell
GuitarBrian Ray
Acoustic GuitarGeorge Noriega
KeyboardsLester Mendez
ProgrammingTim Mitchell
ProgrammingGeorge Noriega
HarmonicaShakira
PercussionArchie Peña
Background VocalsGeorge Noriega
VocalsShakira


9 Poem To A Horse

BassPaul Bushnell
DrumsAbe Laboriel Jr
GuitarTim Pierce
GuitarLuis Fernando Ochoa
KeyboardsLuis Fernando Ochoa
SaxEd Calle
PercussionBrendan Buckley
Background VocalsRita Quintero
VocalsShakira


10 Que Me Quedes Tú

BassPaul Bushnell
BassLuis Fernando Ochoa
DrumsBrendan Buckley
GuitarBrian Ray
GuitarLuis Fernando Ochoa
KeyboardsLuis Fernando Ochoa
PercussionBrendan Buckley
PercussionEdwin Bonilla
VocalsShakira


11 Eyes Like Yours (Ojos Así)

GuitarAdam Zimmon
AccordionFadi Jardan
OudJoe Zaytoonian
OudMichele Massad
ProgrammingJavier Garza
ProgrammingPablo Flores
PercussionMiriam Eli
ViolinJack Stamates
Background VocalsFadi Hardan
Background VocalsNicolas Farhoury
Background VocalsOussama Karaki
Background VocalsRita Quintero
Background VocalsTommy Anthony
VocalsShakira


12 Suerte (Whenever, Wherever)

BassPaul Bushnell
DrumsBrendan Buckley
GuitarBrian Ray
GuitarTim Pierce
GuitarTim Mitchell
MandolinTim Mitchell
ProgrammingTim Mitchell
CharangoGustavo Patiño
RondadorGustavo Patiño
QuenaGustavo Patiño
PercussionArchie Peña
PercussionEmilio Estefan
PercussionMiriam Eli
Background VocalsRita Quintero
VocalsShakira


13 Te Aviso, Te Anuncio (Tango)

BassPaul Bushnell
Acoustic BassPablo Aslan
DrumsAbe Laboriel Jr
GuitarBrian Ray
GuitarTim Pierce
KeyboardsLester Mendez
BandoneonDavid Alsina
BandoneonHector Del Curto
PercussionArchie Peña
PercussionRichard Bravo
Background VocalsRita Quintero
VocalsShakira

Other Musicians

Cello – Daniel Smith, Larry Corbett, Rudy Stein, Suzie Katayama (Track 5)
Violin – Armen Garabedian, Eve Butler, Joel Derouin, John Wittenberg, Kenneth Yerke, Mario DeLeon, Peter Kent, Rebecca Bunnell (Track 5)

Liner Notes

Producer – Shakira
Co-producer – Lester Mendez (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13)
Co-producer – Tim Mitchell (Tracks 3, 8, 12)
Co-producer – Brendan Buckley (Track 7)
Co-producer – George Noriega (Track 8)
Co-producer – Luis Fernando Ochoa (Tracks 9, 10)
Producer (Executive) – Emilio Estefan Jr
Arranged By – Shakira (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)
Arranged By – Lester Mendez (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 13)
Arranged By – Tim Mitchell (Tracks 3, 8, 12)
Arranged By – Brendan Buckley (Track 7)
Arranged By – George Noriega (Track 8)
Arranged By – Luis Fernando Ochoa (Tracks 9, 10)
Arranged By – Javier Garza, Pablo Flores (Track 11)
Arranged By (Horns) – Lester Mendez (Tracks 2, 4)
Arranged By (Intro, Piano) – Jorge Calandrelli (Tracks 1, 13)
Arranged By (Strings) – David Campbell (Track 5)
Concertmaster – Joel Derouin (Track 5)
Contractor – Suzie Katayama (Track 5)
Conductor – David Campbell (Track 5)
Coordinator – José Maldonado, Kevin Dillon, Leyla Leeming, Kevin Dillon, Steve Menezes
Directed By – Camilo Valencia (Tracks 2, 4)
Engineer (Additional) – Carlos Paucar (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13)
Engineer (Additional) – Alfred Figueroa (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13)
Engineer (Additional) – Jorge Gonzalez (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5)
Engineer (Additional) – Mike Couzzi (Tracks 2, 4, 9)
Engineer (Additional) – Freddy Piñero Jr (Tracks 3, 12)
Engineer (Additional) – Ed Williams (Tracks 7, 8)
Engineer (Additional) – Gustavo Celis (Tracks 7, 9, 10, 11)
Engineer (Additional) – Charles Dye (Track 8)
Engineer (Additional) – Juan Carlos Rodriguez (Track 9, 10)
Engineer (Additional) – Pat McCarthy (Track 9)
Engineer (Additional Strings) – Dino Herman (Track 5)
Engineer (Assistant) – Jorge Gonzalez (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)
Engineer (Assistant) – Ken Theis (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13)
Engineer (Assistant) – Alex Dixon (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 12, 13)
Engineer (Assistant) – Oswald Bowe (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 12, 13)
Engineer (Assistant) – Christine Tramontano (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13)
Engineer (Assistant) – Nicholas Marshall (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13)
Engineer (Assistant) – Chris Carroll (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13)
Engineer (Assistant) – Scott Kieklak (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13)
Engineer (Assistant) – Ed Williams (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 13)
Engineer (Assistant) – Michael M (Tracks 1, 9, 13)
Engineer (Assistant) – Tony Mardini (Tracks 2, 10, 12)
Engineer (Assistant) – Roger Gonzalez (Tracks 3, 12)
Engineer (Assistant) – Mike Rivera (Tracks 4, 6)
Engineer (Assistant) – Elias Ponce, Eric Palmer (Track 7)
Engineer (Assistant) – Alfred Figueroa, Simon Ramone, Steve Menezes (Track 11)
Engineer (Assistant Strings) – John Hendrickson (Track 5)
Engineer (Mixing) – Javier Garza (Tracks 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13)
Engineer (Mixing) – Eric Schilling (Tracks 2, 4, 9)
Engineer (Recording) – Terry Manning (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13)
Engineer (Recording) – Gustavo Celis, Javier Garza (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 12, 13)
Engineer (Recording) – David Reitzas (Tracks 1, 7, 9, 13)
Engineer (Recording) – Eric Schilling, Pat McCarthy (Tracks 1, 13)
Engineer (Recording) – Alfred Figueroa (Tracks 3, 12)
Engineer (Recording) – Javier Garza (Tracks 11, 12, 13)
Engineer (Strings) – Steve Churchyard (Track 5)
Mastered By – Ted Jensen
Technician – Alex Caballero, Andy Pechenik, Kurt Berge

Art Direction – Ron Jaramillo, Shakira, Ligia Morris
Design – Ron Jaramillo
Graphic Design – Michelle Holme
Logo – Shakira
Photography – Firooz Zahedi, Jeff Bender, Fitzjoy

Mastered At Sterling Sound
Mixed At Crescent Moon Studios
Recorded At The Hit Factory Criteria
Recorded At Crescent Moon Studios
Recorded At Compass Point Studios
Recorded At Capitol Studios
Recorded At Nomad Music
Phonographic Copyright Sony Music
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