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by Enrique Iglesias
     
 

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"I wanted to concentrate on the lyrical content this time," Enrique Iglesias says of his 2003 disc Seven. "At the end of the day a great melody is great but the lyrics are what makes a song timeless." Much of Seven was written on the road, a first for Iglesias, who co-penned every song and co-produced a handful. The album's first single, the passionate…  See more details below

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"I wanted to concentrate on the lyrical content this time," Enrique Iglesias says of his 2003 disc Seven. "At the end of the day a great melody is great but the lyrics are what makes a song timeless." Much of Seven was written on the road, a first for Iglesias, who co-penned every song and co-produced a handful. The album's first single, the passionate ballad "Addicted," was composed during the heartthrob's 2002 tour that took him throughout the U.S., Europe, Mexico, and the Middle East.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
While on his Spanish-language albums Enrique Iglesias allows himself to focus on ballad material, his English albums must please a wider audience -- scattered Latin pop fans, straight pop listeners, Wal-Mart shoppers, and of course, his passel of female worshipers. 7 accomplishes all that and more, positioning Iglesias as not only a drop-dead pop crooner who whispers everything middle-aged housewives want to hear, but also as a hip, knowing postmodern vocalist closer to Kylie Minogue than Ricky Martin. Iglesias can please several crowds at once because, first of all, they're not that different and, second, his production team deftly arranges the hipness while he can remain the earnest balladeer. Alex Ander and Rob Davis, one of two main teams working on the record, quote freely but well: "California Callin'" is "The Boys of Summer" by way of New Order, while "The Way You Touch Me" and "Break Me Shake Me" are very good Fleetwood Mac rewrites. Given arrangements with teeth, Iglesias responds with a set of solid performances, ones that suit his audience but also offer something to listeners who aren't immediately captivated by the faraway look in his eyes on the cover. Pardon the occasional pandering lyric, as on "Free" (."..free to do the dirty things you like"), as well as the occasional awkward tenderness ("I was alone, grasping for my sanity/Your beauty came, free of vanity/Opened my mind, gave me your anatomy"), or that Latin cry he occasionally inserts into his voice; 7 is a solid pop album from an artist with someone to seduce, if not something to say.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/25/2003
Label:
Interscope Records
UPC:
0602498613399
catalogNumber:
000171102

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Enrique Iglesias   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Charles Fearing   Guitar
Charles Judge   Bass,Keyboards
Wendy Pedersen   Background Vocals
Brian Rawling   Drums
John Read   Bass
Robin Smith   Conductor
Kara DioGuardi   Background Vocals
Steve Lee   Background Vocals
Dan Warner   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Raiana Paige   Background Vocals
Ramiro Teran   Background Vocals
Tony Bruno   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Steve Morales   Background Vocals
Adam Phillips   Guitar
David Siegel   Keyboards
Carlos Paucar   Background Vocals
Yvonne John Lewis   Background Vocals
Paul Barry   Guitar,Background Vocals
Alex Ander   Rhythm Guitar
Rob Davis   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
Fernando Gariabay   Guitar,Keyboards
Sasha Kristov   Bass
Sylvia Mason James   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Brian Gardner   Mastering
Jimmy Iovine   Executive Producer
Charles Judge   Engineer,Digital Editing,drum programming
Robin Smith   String Arrangements
Ren Swan   Digital Editing
Mark Taylor   Composer,Producer,String Arrangements
Kara DioGuardi   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Enrique Iglesias   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Vocal Producer
Tim Orford   Engineer
Kevin Reagan   Art Direction
Steve Robillard   Engineer
Mike McCoy   Engineer
Tony Bruno   Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Steve Morales   Arranger,Producer
Fernando Garibay   Composer
Sebastian Arocha Morton   Producer,Engineer
Shane Stoner   Engineer
Carlos Paucar   Programming,Digital Editing,Vocal Engineer,Vocal Producer,Vocal Compilation
Wayne Rodrigues   drum programming
Paul Barry   Composer
Mark Taylor   Composer
Marcello Auletta   Programming,Digital Editing,Vocal Compilation
Demacio Castellon   Engineer
Alex Ander   Composer,Producer
Rob Davis   Producer,drum programming
Fernando Gariabay   Programming,Producer
Jeff Taylor   Remixing
Avril Mackintosh   Digital Editing

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7 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Enrique Iglesias is totally amazing on this album. Its just great. Its Funny, fast and calm. It really deserves a grammy for best album. Its Just The Best Album Of The Year
Guest More than 1 year ago
As you know this is Enrique's third English album. This album is great. It has many cool songs on the album. This album definitely deserves a Grammy. You Should Really Purchase this album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I believe this Album was by far his best. Even better than Double Platinum Escape, I hope to see Seven go Triple. Enrique is such a wonderful artist, I hope someday people will stop underestimating him! With this album he has fully matured as an Artist. You won't find a finer Singer/Songwriter anywhere!! Good Luck Enrique!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome CD. One of the best CD's Enrique has ever done. Everyone that enjoys his music should have this CD...well worth the wait that it took to make it..
Guest More than 1 year ago
Yet another hit CD for Enrique. I love his music, he's so talented. There is never one song in any of his cd's that I don't like. This cd 7 is Heaven. I really needed this, everyone can relate to his songs in some point or another. Simply Awesome!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I definetly recomend you to get this cd!!! It is the best! Enrique has done it again, all the songs are GREAT, I love how some of them have 80's influence... the lyrics are amazing and the music is too!!! 7 is an awesome cd!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent CD it is totally different from other CD's than Enrique has done. His voice is strong and sound better than ever. I have to say there is not a song that I dont like
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that this is the best cd Enrique Iglesias did. He shows all his feelings in his songs, are so good, and in some of that songs you can dance. this cd is very very good!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The super talented Latin Artist Mr. Enrique Iglesias surprises the wolrd once again with a great new cd. His new cd "7" which was released on Nov.25 was sold out almost everywhere. Mr. Iglesias from coming out as a pop singer gives a big drastic change with his music. Everyone was used to hearing Mr. Iglesias sing love songs. But wow did he surprises everyone with his super famous song "bailamos" and now he is back again with "7" a super hit cd with all his songs. I consider "7" as the best Cd of the year 2003 because everysong is just amazing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
From "Not in Love" to "Adicto," I've been putting my "Seven" on repeat all week! This album is really great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Seven - is another good album by Enrique. The CD consists of rocky love songs to very slow love ballards, just brilliant. The lyrics to each song are good and the songs are easy to sing along to. The album is quite different to Escape, but just as good or even better. THUMBS UP.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this cd!!! I already have 3 copies of it! I've been listening to it non-stop since the day it debuted! Every single song is unique and special! Enrique just keeps getting better! This cd is a great idea for a gift for anyone, Enrique fan or not! Go buy your copy today!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hi, I just want to scream to the world that just when you think Enrique Iglesias cannot out do his latest album, along comes another album that blasts your mind into total ecstasy, He just never ceases to amaze me, I think that this album is absolutely the greatest cd ever made, by any artist. I am 38 years old, and when I listen to it, it makes me feel young all over again, I absolutely Love this cd and Enrique Iglesias!!! Keep it going Baby!!! You are tops!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I totally love this album ,its great and will make you dance . the album has some rock music and ballads . i didnt know enrique iglesias could be such a good rock singer! its great i would recommend you this alot!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a HUGE Enrique fan, and once again he's blown my mind with "7"! I completely recommend it to any music lover that likes to let the WHOLE album play through (not just selected songs), and to those who love to enjoy the "Enrique Experience"! It's an awesome album!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this album,because it was different.I think that this album also reflect more on what he is.It's so different than the one's that he has done prior,so it's taking me a while to get used to some of the songs.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD rocks! There are still a few ballads for those old-school Enrique fans, but he's changed his sound a little to reflect his love for the 80's. My faves are 'Roamer' and 'Free'. The songs have great beats and they are all so easy to sing along with. Enrique writes from the heart and that is extremely evident in his lyrics...this CD is a must have!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is superb! You really can feel that Enrique had something to say in the songs. It makes you move, and makes you think all in once. Enrique has done it again!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love enriques new cd which has some songs based on his life. addicted is an intense song both in english and spanish which touches the heart. he has some songs that make you just get up and dance.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this is a great album. An Enrique's album with great songs and lyrics. I love it. And I love Enrique!
Guest More than 1 year ago
great songs, great lyrics, great voice, but it ahora mismo!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Enrique's musical influence is the 80's and nothing shows it more clearly then this latest project which is a Classic Rock album with a techo-dance twist. He blends a fusion of rock and dance sounds with sexy raw vocals to make each song unique. He starts out with NOT IN LOVE in which he questions whether or not he is in love. ADDICTED ( ADICTO in Spanish ) SAY IT and WISH YOU WERE HERE WITH ME are songs about lost love. Other songs like THE WAY YOU TOUCH ME and FREE are anthems to passion and sex, especially FREE which is graphically explicit. BE YOURSELF is a lesson in believing in yourself enough to not let anyone get in the way of your dreams and goals in life. YOU ROCK ME, ROAMER, and LIVE IT UP TONIGHT are pure, upbeat rock songs, especially YOU ROCK ME which has a strong sexual theme to it. All in all, he captures the classic 80's Rock sound and gives it a new twist. For those of you who miss 80's Rock ( The best decade in American music ) this album is for you!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Enrique has grown with this album both musically and vocally, he's left behind the bubblegum '10 a penny' pop status that he gained with Escape. 7 is Rocky and it's Raunchy. Anyone who's got Enrique pegged as a pop balladeer should check out 7 and be prepared to be amazed!
Guest More than 1 year ago
one of his best albums, i'd love to hear it in spanish, especially free.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love the cd! its, cool it has a lot of different styles of music and he is cute with a great voice