1999 Enrique Iglesias – Enrique

Enrique is the debut English album and fourth studio album by Enrique Iglesias recorded in English and released on 23 November 1999. The album launched two number one US Billboard Hot 100 hits, “Bailamos” and “Be with You”.

After the success of his first English crossover single “Bailamos”, Iglesias signed a multi-album deal with Interscope and spent the next two months recording the first English album. Knowing that Iglesias was a Bruce Springsteen fan, Interscope chairman Jimmy Iovine recommended that Iglesias covered the Springsteen track “Sad Eyes” which had recently been released on Springsteen’s collection of rare recordings Tracks. The album also contains a duet with Whitney Houston, titled “Could I Have This Kiss Forever”, which Iglesias and Houston recorded separately. Iglesias recorded the song in Los Angeles and Houston in Hamburg, Germany with both of them singing with each other over the phone. They did eventually meet when they re-recorded the track for the single release. The album also included the crossover song “Bailamos” which had previously been on a special edition of Enrique’s Cosas del Amor album and the Wild Wild West soundtrack. The album cover was photographed by Pepe Botella.

Tracks

1  Rhythm Divine (Paul Barry; Mark Taylor) 03:32
2  Be With You (Enrique Iglesias; Paul Barry; Mark Taylor) 03:38
3  I Have Always Loved You (Rick Nowels; Billy Steinberg; Marie Claire) 04:24
4  Sad Eyes (Bruce Springsteen) 04:08
5  I’m Your Man (Enrique Iglesias; Patrick Leonard) 04:43
6  Oyeme (Enrique Iglesias; Estefano; Rick Nowels; Billy Steinberg) 04:22
7  Could I Have This Kiss Forever (Diane Warren) 04:21
8  You’re My #1 (Enrique Iglesias; Lester Mendez) 04:21
9  Alabao (Enrique Iglesias; Chein Garcia; Rhett Lawrence) 04:00
10  Bailamos (Paul Barry; Mark Taylor) 03:34
11  Ritmo Total (Rhythm Divine) (Paul Barry; Mark Taylor) 03:29
12  Mas Es Amar (Sad Eyes) (Bruce Springsteen) 04:14
13  No Puedo Mas Sin Ti (I’m Your Man) (Enrique Iglesias; Patrick Leonard) 04:47

Musicians

1 Rhythm Divine

GuitarAdam Phillips
Background VocalsPaul Barry
Background VocalsSylvia Mason-James
VocalsEnrique Iglesias


2 Be With You

GuitarAdam Phillips
Background VocalsPaul Barry
Background VocalsSylvia Mason-James
VocalsEnrique Iglesias


3 I Have Always Loved You

GuitarAdam Phillips
KeyboardsChris Anderson
KeyboardsMark Taylor
Background VocalsSylvia Mason-James
VocalsEnrique Iglesias


4 Sad Eyes

BassPaul Bushnell
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
GuitarRusty Anderson
GuitarAdam Zimmon
KeyboardsLester Mendez
CelloSuzie Katayama
PercussionRafael Padilla
Background VocalsWendy Pedersen
Background VocalsRaul Midon
VocalsEnrique Iglesias


5 I’m Your Man

BassJimmy Johnson
Drums (programming)Jason Smit
GuitarHeitor Pereira
BouzoukiHeitor Pereira
KeyboardsPatrick Leonard
PianoPatrick Leonard
ProgrammingPatrick Leonard
PercussionLuis Conte
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsSiedah Garrett
VocalsEnrique Iglesias


6 Oyeme

BassRusty Anderson
DrumsLee Levin
Drums (programming)Lester Mendez
GuitarAdam Zimmon
GuitarRusty Anderson
Acoustic GuitarRick Nowels
KeyboardsLester Mendez
KeyboardsRick Nowels
PercussionLuis Conte
Background VocalsKenny O’Brien
Background VocalsGisa Vatcky
Background VocalsCarlos Murguia
Background VocalsFrancis Benitez
Background VocalsLeyla Hoyle
Background VocalsWendy Pedersen
Background VocalsRaul Midon
Background VocalsNicky Yarling
VocalsEnrique Iglesias


7 Could I Have This Kiss Forever

BassNathan East
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarRamon Stagnaro
KeyboardsDavid Foster
ProgrammingFelipe Elgueta
PercussionLuis Conte
Background VocalsSue Ann Carwell
VocalsWhitney Houston
VocalsEnrique Iglesias


8 You’re My #1

Upright BassNathan East
DrumsLee Levin
Guitar (solo)Rusty Anderson
Acoustic GuitarRusty Anderson
Acoustic GuitarAdam Zimmon
KeyboardsLester Mendez
ProgrammingLester Mendez
Background VocalsWendy Pedersen
Background VocalsRaul Midon
VocalsEnrique Iglesias


9 Alabao

BassNathan East
GuitarMichael Thompson
ProgrammingRhett Lawrence
ProgrammingPaul Cruz
ProgrammingWayne Rodrigues
Background VocalsAndy Vargas
VocalsEnrique Iglesias


10 Bailamos

Acoustic GuitarAdam Phillips
KeyboardsMark Taylor
KeyboardsChris Anderson
ProgrammingMark Taylor
ProgrammingChris Anderson
Background VocalsPaul Barry
VocalsEnrique Iglesias


11 Ritmo Total (Rhythm Divine)

GuitarAdam Phillips
Background VocalsPaul Barry
Background VocalsSylvia Mason-James
VocalsEnrique Iglesias


12 Mas Es Amar (Sad Eyes)

BassPaul Bushnell
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
GuitarRusty Anderson
GuitarAdam Zimmon
KeyboardsLester Mendez
ProgrammingLester Mendez
CelloSuzie Katayama
PercussionRafael Padilla
Background VocalsWendy Pedersen
Background VocalsRaul Midon
VocalsEnrique Iglesias


13 No Puedo Mas Sin Ti (I’m Your Man)

BassJimmy Johnson
Drums (programming)Jason Smit
GuitarDavid Channing
Acoustic GuitarHeitor Pereira
BouzoukiDavid Channing
KeyboardsPatrick Leonard
PianoPatrick Leonard
ProgrammingPatrick Leonard
PercussionLuis Conte
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsSiedah Garrett
Background VocalsEsmeralda Cayuelas
Background VocalsSusan Martin
Background VocalsAdel Hakki
VocalsEnrique Iglesias

Liner Notes

Producer – Mark Taylor (Tracks 1, 2, 10, 11)
Producer – Brian Rawling (Tracks 1, 2, 10, 11)
Producer – Enrique Iglesias(Tracks 4, 6, 8, 9, 12)
Producer – Lester Mendez (Tracks 4, 6, 8, 12)
Producer – Patrick Leonard (Tracks 5, 13)
Producer – Estefano, Rick Nowels (Track 6)
Producer – David Foster (Track 7)
Producer – Rhett Lawrence (Track 9)
Producer (Additional) – Fernando Garibay (Track 14)
Producer (Executive) – Clive Davis (Track 7)
Arranged By – Lester Mendez (Tracks 4, 8)
Arranged By – David Foster (Track 7)
Arranged By (Strings) – David Campbell (Track 8)
Concertmaster – Joel Derouin (Track 8)
Conductor – David Campbell (Track 8)
Engineer – Brad Gilderman, Ron Taylor (Tracks 4, 12)
Engineer – Carlos Paucar (Tracks 5, 6, 8, 11, 13)
Engineer – Dan Marnien, David Channing, Michael Verdick (Tracks 5, 13)
Engineer – Randy Wine, Steve MacMillan (Track 6)
Engineer – Felipe Elgueta (Track 7)
Engineer – Thom Russo (Track 8)
Engineer – Rhett Lawrence, Will Catterson (Track 9)
Engineer – Mark Taylor (Tracks 10, 11)
Engineer – José Vinader (Track 13)
Engineer (Additional) – Humberto Gatica, Ron Last (Track 7)
Engineer (Additional) – Brian Springer, Steve MacMillan (Track 9)
Engineer (Additional) – Acar Key (Track 10)
Mastered By – Brian Gardner
Mixed By – Mark Taylor (Tracks 1, 2, 3)
Mixed By – Walter Turbitt (Tracks 2, 3)
Mixed By – Mike Shipley (Tracks 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 13)
Mixed By – Mick Guzauski (Track 7)
Mixed By – Humberto Gatica (Track 8)
Mixed By – Dave Pensado (Track 9)
Mixed By – Cesar Sogbe (Track 13)
Mixed By – Rene van Verseveld (Track 14)
Mixed By (Assistant) – Tom Bender (Track 7)
Recorded By (Strings) – Joe Chiccarelli (Track 8)
Remix – Fernando Garibay (Track 14)

Artwork – Orabor Design
Photography – Pepe Botella

Mixed At Barking Doctor Studios, NY
Recorded At Estudios Nadir, Madrid
Recorded At Circle House Studios, Miami, FL
Recorded At Midnight Blue Studios, Miami, FL
Recorded At Larabee Studios, LA, CA
Recorded At The Record Plant, LA, CA
Recorded At Sound Gallery, LA, CA
Recorded At Groove Masters, LA, CA
Recorded At Sunset Sound Factory, Hollywood, CA
Recorded At Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood, CA
Recorded At The Music Grinder, Hollywood, CA
Recorded At Fredonia International Studios, Hollywood, CA
Recorded At O’Henry Studios, Burbank, CA
Recorded At Dreamhouse Studios, London
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