The Sweet Escape

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The Sweet Escape
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 1, 2006 (2006-12-01)
Recorded2005–06
Genre
Length46:54
LabelInterscope
Producer
Gwen Stefani chronology
'Love. Angel. Music. Baby.
(2004)
The Sweet Escape 'This Is What the Truth Feels Like
(2016)
Singles from The Sweet Escape
  1. "Wind It Up"
    Released: October 31, 2006
  2. "The Sweet Escape"
    Released: December 19, 2006
  3. "4 in the Morning"
    Released: May 8, 2007
  4. "Now That You Got It"
    Released: August 26, 2007
  5. "Early Winter"
    Released: January 18, 2008

The Sweet Escape is the second studio album by American recording artist Gwen Stefani, released on December 1, 2006 by Interscope Records.

Track listing[change | change source]

The Sweet Escape
No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "Wind It Up"   3:09
2. "The Sweet Escape" (featuring Akon)
  • Thiam
  • Tuinfort[b]
4:06
3. "Orange County Girl"  
  • Stefani
  • Williams
The Neptunes 3:23
4. "Early Winter"  
4:44
5. "Now That You Got It"  
2:59
6. "4 in the Morning"  
  • Kanal
  • Greg Collins[c]
  • Stent[a]
4:51
7. "Yummy" (featuring Pharrell)
  • Stefani
  • Williams
The Neptunes 4:56
8. "Fluorescent"  
  • Stefani
  • Kanal
  • Kanal
  • Stent[a]
4:18
9. "Breakin' Up"  
  • Stefani
  • Williams
The Neptunes 3:46
10. "Don't Get It Twisted"  
  • Stefani
  • Kanal
  • Kanal
  • Collins[c]
  • Stent[a]
3:36
11. "U Started It"  
  • Stefani
  • Williams
  • The Neptunes
  • Stent[a]
3:08
12. "Wonderful Life"  
  • Hooper
  • Stent[a]
3:58
Total length:
46:54
Notes[7]

Personnel[change | change source]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of The Sweet Escape.[7]

  • Gwen Stefani – lead vocals
  • Akon – keyboards, production, programming, vocals (track 2)
  • Andrew Alekel – recording (tracks 6, 8, 10)
  • Angel Aponte – additional recording (track 5)
  • Trinka Baggetta – A&R coordination
  • Matt Beck – guitar (track 6)
  • Yvan Bing – assistant engineering (track 2)
  • Stephen Bradleybaritone, trumpet (track 10)
  • Julian Chan – recording (track 8)
  • Jolie Clemens – art direction, layout
  • Andrew Coleman – recording (tracks 7, 11)
  • Greg Collins – bass (track 4); recording (tracks 4, 6, 8, 10, 12); guitar (track 6); additional vocal production (tracks 6, 10); additional vocals recording (track 11)
  • Cindy Cooper – art and packaging coordination, photography
  • Pete Davis – additional keyboards, additional mix programming (tracks 1, 4–6, 8, 10–12)
  • Loren Dawson – keyboards (track 5)
  • Alex Dromgoole – assistant engineering (tracks 1, 2, 4–6, 8–12); guitar (tracks 8, 10); bass (track 10)
  • Bojan Dugic – recording (track 2)
  • David Emery – assistant engineering (tracks 1, 2, 4–6, 8–12); guitar (track 8)
  • Ron Fair – orchestra production (track 1)
  • Jason Finkel – assistant engineering (track 11)
  • Nicole Frantz – art and packaging coordination, photography
  • Brian "Big Bass" Gardner – mastering
  • Sean Garrett – backing vocals, co-production (track 5)
  • Brian Garten – recording (tracks 1, 3, 7, 9)
  • Simon Gogerly – recording (track 12)
  • Mark "Exit" Goodchild – recording (track 2)
  • Scheila Gonzalez – clarinet, flute, saxophone (track 10)
  • Martin Gore – guitar (track 12)
  • Jill Greenberg – fine art concept, photography
  • Keith Gretlein – recording (track 2)
  • Hart Gunther – assistant engineering (tracks 1, 3, 9)
  • Richard Hawley – guitar (track 12)
  • Nellee Hooper – production (tracks 4, 12)
  • Jimmy Iovine – A&R direction
  • Neil Kanal – programming, recording (tracks 6, 8, 10); keyboards (track 10)
  • Tony Kanal – keyboards, production, programming (tracks 6, 8, 10)
  • Ryan Kennedy – assistant engineering (track 7)
  • Anthony LoGerfo – percussion (track 10)
  • Aidan Love – programming (track 4)
  • Tony Love – guitar (track 2)
  • Gabrial McNair – keyboards (tracks 6, 8); baritone, trombone (track 10)
  • Jonathan Merritt – recording (track 8)
  • Kevin Mills – recording (tracks 2, 5); assistant engineering (track 12)
  • Colin Mitchell – recording (tracks 6, 8, 10)
  • Dror Mohar – assistant engineering (tracks 6, 8, 10)
  • Angelo Moore – saxophone (track 8)
  • The Neptunes – production (tracks 1, 3, 7, 9, 11)
  • Ewan Pearson – programming (track 12)
  • Pharrell – vocals (track 7)
  • Glenn Pittman – assistant engineering (track 5)
  • Mark Ralph – guitar (track 4)
  • Tim Rice-Oxley – keyboards, piano (track 4)
  • Kingston James McGregor Rossdale – baby sounds (track 7)
  • Ian Rossiter – assistant engineering (tracks 4, 12)
  • Mark "Spike" Stent – mixing (tracks 1, 2, 4–6, 8–12); additional production (tracks 1, 4, 6, 8, 10–12)
  • Swizz Beatz – production (track 5)
  • Talent Bootcamp Kids – additional vocals (track 1)
  • Phil Tan – mixing (track 7)
  • Steve Tolle – assistant engineering (track 5)
  • Rich Travali – mixing (track 3)
  • Giorgio Tuinfort – co-production, keyboards, programming (track 2)
  • Mark Williams – A&R direction

Charts[change | change source]

Certifications[change | change source]

Region Certification Sales
Australia (ARIA)[55] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[56] 2× Platinum 200,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[57] Gold 20,000^
Germany (BVMI)[58] Gold 100,000^
Hungary (Mahasz)[59] Gold 3,000x
Japan (RIAJ)[60] Gold 100,000^
New Zealand (RIANZ)[61] Platinum 15,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[62] Gold 20,000*
Poland (ZPAV)[63] Gold 10,000*
Russia (NFPF)[64] 2× Platinum 40,000*
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[65] Platinum 30,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[66] Platinum 365,143[67]
United States (RIAA)[68] Platinum 1,733,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Release history[change | change source]

Region Date Label Ref.
Australia December 1, 2006 Universal [3]
Germany [69]
Netherlands [70]
France December 4, 2006 [71]
United Kingdom Polydor [2]
United States December 5, 2006 Interscope [72]
Sweden December 6, 2006 Universal [73]
Italy December 7, 2006 [74]
Japan January 31, 2007 [75]

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