Back when Enrique Iglesias was trying to make it in the biz, he sang under the name Enrique Martinez so as not to be accused of riding the coattails of his famous father, Julio. Today, those worries are well behind him. Iglesias is one of the most successful recording artists in Latin America and, after reaching No. 1 on the U.S. charts with his WILD WILD WEST soundtrack ballad "Bailamos," a rising star north of the pop border as well. On his first English-language album he's joined by Whitney Houston on the soft, elegant "Could I Have This Kiss Forever," setting the tone for a disc geared to satisfy fans of his father and the Backstreet Boys alike. Not as interested in livin' la vida loca as his top competitor, Ricky Martin, Enrique finesses a romantic, folk-inflected lite rock that often suggests Chris Isaak at his most elegiac. The reprised "Bailamos" and the album's first single, "Rhythm Divine," aren't tailored to move bodies so much as melt hearts, which they obviously will. Still, whether Enrique is covering Bruce Springsteen's "Sad Eyes," mixing spindly Latin rhythms with lush, florid melodies on the genteel "I'm Your Man," or throwing a little salsafied fun into "Alabao," he seems set on coming from behind to reign as the king of the Latin pop explosion. And ENRIQUE suggests he may even be more than that.
Performance CreditsEnrique Iglesias Primary Artist,Vocals
Siedah Garrett Vocals,Background Vocals
Whitney Houston Track Performer
David Foster Keyboards
Sue Ann Carwell Background Vocals
Rusty Anderson Bass,Guitar,Electric Guitar,Soloist
Paul Bushnell Bass
David Campbell Conductor
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums,Snare Drums
Luis Conte Percussion
Joel Derouin Concert Master
Nathan East Bass,Upright Bass
Leyla Hoyle Background Vocals
Patrick Leonard Piano,Keyboards
Lee Levin Drums,Snare Drums
Lester Mendez Keyboards
Carlos Murguía Background Vocals
Rick Nowels Acoustic Guitar,Keyboards
Kenny O'Brien Background Vocals
Rafael Padilla Percussion
Richard Page Vocals,Background Vocals
Dean Parks Guitar
Barry Paul Background Vocals
Wendy Pedersen Background Vocals
Wendy Pederson Vocals
Ramon Stagnaro Guitar
Raul Midón Vocals,Background Vocals
Michael Hart Thompson Guitar
Suzie Katayama Cello
Francis Benítez Background Vocals
David Channing Bouzouki,Electric Guitar
Adam Phillips Acoustic Guitar
Adam Zimmon Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Susan Martin Background Vocals
Chris Anderson Keyboards
Nicole Yarling Background Vocals
Paul Barry Background Vocals
Esmeralda Cayuelas Background Vocals
Jimmy Johnson Bass
Mark Taylor Keyboards
Heitor Pereira Acoustic Guitar
Sylvia Mason James Background Vocals
Technical CreditsBruce Springsteen Composer
David Foster Arranger,Producer
David Campbell String Arrangements
Joe Chiccarelli Engineer
Clive Davis Executive Producer
Felipe Elgueta Engineer
Humberto Gatica Engineer
Brad Gilderman Engineer
Rhett Lawrence Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Patrick Leonard Composer,Programming,Producer
Steve MacMillan Engineer
Dan Marnien Engineer
Lester Mendez Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,drum programming
Rick Nowels Composer,Producer
Brian Rawling Producer
Thom Russo Engineer
Billy Steinberg Composer
Walter Turbitt Producer
Michael Verdick Engineer
Diane Warren Composer
Randy Wine Engineer
Enrique Iglesias Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Ron Taylor Engineer
Marie Claire D'Ubaldo Composer
William Ross String Arrangements
Jose Vinader Engineer
David Channing Engineer
Cheín García Composer
Ron Last Engineer
Fernando Garibay Producer,Remixing
Jason Smith drum programming,Percussion Programming
Will Catterson Engineer
Carlos Paucar Engineer
Joe Amith Programming
Chris Anderson Programming
Carlos Paicar Engineer
Wayne Rodrigues Programming
Paul Barry Composer
Javier Cofiño Groomer
Paul F. Cruz Programming
Mark Taylor Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Enrique based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
this man is hot!!!!
His best so far, incredibly emotional and soothing with heart-touching voice. Sugget sit and meditate during listerning and feel the miracle happening to your body. Oooohh!
Enrique's new cd is hot, Hot, HOT!! This man can sing...his songs touch the heart and move the soul. He is truly an artist and this is his best yet cd. If you love Spanish music, or you love Enrique, this is a cd for you!
enrique is HOT HOT HOT, but....... his cd could use a little work. this is a good cd--- all the songs have wonderful lyrics and he has a beautiful voice. however, the cd starts to get a little boring after the first couple of songs. I wouldnt reccomend this cd to anyone who dosent like slow songs.
Enrique is one of the greatest singers! I love all his music. This CD is the bomb. I luv all the songs!
I just have to say that this CD is great-when I heard Enrique was coming out with an English album, I was estatic! I loved his Spanish ones, even though I couldn't understand every word-the melodies were super..he is the best of the Latin music, by far. I might wear out this CD, I've been playing it constantly since I bought it!
I not used to hearing him sining in english but I think that his C.D. has a lot of good to it. He's a great singer and to think I couldn't stand the sound of his voice 4 years ago!!! I guess things change.
I have been an Enrique fan since the first album came out and I've loved them all. This one is great though, being that it is his first English album. He is so talented and just because he can't dance doesn't mean that he isn't a great artist. He may never out sell his father, but he'll always be the greatest artist in the world to me. English or Spanish, I love them all, so keep pumping them out Enrique.
The "Enrique" cd is absolutely amazing. This is the first Enrique cd that I ever bought. After hearing this I became a full-blown Enrique fan and have bought all of his wonderful cds. I have been an Enrique fan for close to 4 years now, and I can't imagine how life would be without his wonderful music! Every song on this cd is amazing, especially Bailamos, Rhythm, Divine, and You're My #1. Enrique is the greatest singer on the face of this earth and everyone should buy his cds!!!!!
I personally think that on this album he really poured his heart out. My Favorite songs are Sad Eyes, your my #1, I'am your man and I have always Loved you. I personallly think that this album has more Rhythm in and Soul. This Album is a MUST HAVE.
This CD is ALL DAT! All the songs are DA BOMB just like Enrique! He's sooooooooo cute! All of his CDs are great! I give him a 5 cause hes FINE and has a great voice!!!
This is my 3rd cd by Enrique (I have Cosas del Amor, and Vivir), and this is my favorite so far. The lyrics are just gorgeous. Whenever I listen to them or read them I almost start crying they're so sweet. And you have the up-tempo dance songs like Bailamos and Rhythm Divine, but my favorites are I'm Your Man, I have always loved you, and You're my #1. Basically, this is just an awesome collection. Go buy it, you won't regret it.
Thank You Enrique for being their in music and spirit wise. For that you give me the joy and the reason to go back to my dreams that I had when I was a little girl! Thank You, Valerie!
This album is the best! From the slower ballads to the upbeat 'Rhythm Divine',I don't think anyone will ever be disappointed with the passion and talent of Enrique Iglesias! I can only hope we don't have to wait long for his next album!!
I am a novice to latin music. But I bought this cd on the advice of a friend. Really it is good. Especially Bailamos and Rythmdevine. It created interest in me about Latin music.
This album's songs are great. Enrique is truly a great singer. Bravo!