Jun Senoue on Sonic Generations Original Soundtrack:
In this stage, which I believe can also be listed as one of the popular stages among Sonic’s successive stages, the play style full of speed sensation using board, the enjoyment of being able to run past the streets of houses, where we could seem to feel them near us and seem to have seen them before, and the composition, which colors the stage, as well as all elements functioned in a good direction, the result was well-liked by everyone and was completed as something unforgettable. In the classic version, Escape from the City is reborn as a danceable composition through Cash Cash’s remix utilizing the original vocal, but on the way, the melody is changed as if it becomes the phrase of Endless Mine of Sonic the Hedgehog 3.
On the other hand, for the modern version, including the singers and musicians, we made a new version which we re-recorded with all members involved in the original. The speed sensation of the game itself is felt like it is increasing, so the tempo of the composition also changed from 260 bpm to 270 bpm and we tried to do in such a way that it matches the play style of this game. In the version of this time, the guitar solo, which was not in the original, is added after the second hook ended, but there, we tried to enjoyably prepare in this work so that we drop the intro phrase of Sonic’s theme song of Sonic Adventure 2 and that one could discover saying, “Oh, this!?”, in the subtle area. I think the impression is different even with just having the guitar solo, but in addition, we added the vocal part of the bridge appending new lyrics afterward and I think we had made Escape from the City putting on fresh appeal. When we produced it 10 years ago, we did not think that this song would become a song supported like this, but I’d be happy if everyone could also like the version of this time.