The voice behind City Escape!

Ain’t it awesome? =3 Ted Poley has released a behind the scenes video of him recording his beautiful voice for City Escape.

This is my holiday gift to the gamers out there, this is from my own private collection. this is a full take all the way through of a recent session to re-do the song ESCAPE FROM THE CITY as a tribute to the 20th anniversary of Sonic. Some,or most of this “take” made the final cut. Its not as easy as it looks, it took many hours to prep and rehearse so that i could nail it in the studio while the clock was ticking,plus, i wrote the lyrics so i was very familiar with the song….this gives a rare behind the scenes look at what it takes to get it right,this was the final take so there are some other vocals already on the track that you will hear leaking out from my headphones. I wrote the lyrics and a brand new bridge section for this new version, and Tony Harnell came in later and sang also. please visit and buy my greatest hits cd and also check out my new video BREATHE right here on can buy the BREATHE single on itunes. someday i hope to play in japan with Jun Senoue who produced this song and we will play the many songs we have done for SEGA together live.


6 responses to “The voice behind City Escape!

  1. Ripping this and playing it via custom soundtracks would make city escape so creepy!

    Actually, it’s kind of lonely:

  2. Shigs says:

    Shows how important post-production is.

  3. DCGX says:

    That was scary.

    I don’t know how others feel about ‘Escape from the City,’ but while I’ve always loved how fast paced it is and how upbeat it is, the lyrics always ruined it for me.

  4. ShadiNeko says:

    lol skip to the 2:53 mark to hear the F-bomb. pointed out by someone on the sega forums. XD “Fuck me free”

  5. CrazyTails says:

    I like the original better than both sonic generations mixes

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