8th Anniversary Release of The Sweet Escape


Everyone at Beacon Street Online would like to wish Gwen and her second successful solo album, The Sweet Escape, a very happy 8th anniversary. The Sweet Escape came out on this day back in 2006 and spawned the singles “Wind It Up”, “The Sweet Escape”, “Early Winter”, “4 In The Morning” and “Now That You Got It” (which featured a new remix version featuring Damian Marley). The album features some of Gwen’s most gorgeous ballads (including “Wonderful Life”, which was used in her L fragrance commercial) and hip-hop beats (in both “Orange County Girl” and “Breakin’ Up”).

After the success of her debut solo album, Gwen was encouraged to get back into the studio (after giving birth to her first son, Kingston) and ended up releasing what was said as leftover tracks from the first record. With a working title of L.A.M.B. Part 2, Gwen again joined up with Pharrell Willams (after the success of “Hollaback Girl”) in July of 2005.

The album debuted at #3 on the Billboard charts selling 243,000 copies in it’s first week. The Sweet Escape has sold close to 1.7 million so far in the US alone. A successful world tour also followed, which brought Gwen solo overseas for the first time due to her first pregnancy after the US leg of the Harajuku Lovers Live tour.

“Wind It Up”

“The Sweet Escape”

“4 In The Morning”

“Now That You Got It”

“Early Winter”

14 Replies to “8th Anniversary Release of The Sweet Escape”

  1. Happy bday SE!!! Love the album. LOVE the Early Winter vid…. So stunning. Hate how the edited the song in the video tho #womp

  2. I know everyone is in love with LAMB, but I actually prefer this album. The lyrics were more personal and I love every song but one (Floresant).

  3. I remember my sister buying me the album for christmas and listening to it right after being so excited! My favourite tracks were “early winter” and “now that you got it” I couldn’t and still cannot stand ” breakin up” I will never understand how they scrapped “candyland” for it. I love the album cover and how gwen was channeling “scarface”, the look suited her.

  4. I don’t hate Fluorescent, it’s just the only one on the album that I constantly skip. I think I’m the only one who likes Breakin’ Up though. Great beat.

  5. why isnt there a poll, where can vote for our favourte song? in TSE? LACK OF MOTIVATIon and interest on this post i guess..

  6. Aww TSE ❤️ not as fantastic as lamb, but still a good album and I have good memories of the time it was released 🙂
    Also, saw gwen in London on TSE tour, so even better for me personally 😊

  7. Amanda, I love Breakin’ Up! I don’t think there’s a song I dislike on this album. Well, I’m not a fan of NTYGI but the single version.

  8. Lally, I saw Gwen twice in London too. I even got a free pass to m&g. This period brings back so many amazing memories. I miss it!

  9. I remember listening to the album and going up to Gwen at Nordstroms and begging her to perform Flourescent. I love how she changes the tone of her voice when she sings the bridge. She did perform it the following week in Vegas and dying. <3 I think this was the only time she performed it. Great album. Cant wait for the next.

  10. My fav track is Fluorescent. It’s just pop perfection. And I really love the single version of NTYGI with a reggae influence!

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