Dance into the Light

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Dance into the Light
Studio album by Phil Collins
Released 22 October 1996
Recorded 1995
Genre Pop, rock
Length 60:33
Label Atlantic
Producer Phil Collins, Hugh Padgham
Phil Collins chronology
Both Sides
(1993)
Dance into the Light
(1996)
...Hits
(1998)
Singles from Dance into the Light
  1. "Dance into the Light"
    Released: 28 September 1996
  2. "It's in Your Eyes"
    Released: 2 December 1996
  3. "You Ought to Know..."
    Released: January 1997
  4. "No Matter Who"
    Released: 3 February 1997
  5. "Wear My Hat"
    Released: 27 May 1997
  6. "The Same Moon"
    Released: 20 October 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly C+[2]

Dance into the Light is the sixth solo album by Phil Collins released in 1996 and recorded in 1995. It was notable for being the first album that does not feature a close-up shot of Phil Collins' face as the album art.

History[edit]

After the disappointing sales of his prior album, Both Sides, Phil Collins returned with his most upbeat album since 1985's No Jacket Required. With the exception of "Just Another Story", the album contained numerous up-tempo tracks including the Beatles-inspired "It's in Your Eyes", "Wear My Hat", "Times They Are a-Changin'" and the album's title track.

In the liner notes Collins states that he does not use a drum machine at all on this album; this was in response to many fan complaints that Both Sides was mostly backed by a drum machine.[citation needed]

Sales for this album also were disappointing, and despite hitting #23 on the Billboard 200, the album became Collins' poorest selling album to date (it is now his second-poorest selling studio album next to 2002's Testify). Dance into the Light went Gold in the U.S., selling 850,000 copies. The album was Collins' first to not contain any American Top 40 hits, with the title track only reaching #45 (although it cracked the Top 10 in the UK). Collins would not chart again with an American Top 40 single until 1999's "You'll Be in My Heart", the main single from Disney's animated feature, Tarzan.

"Dance into the Light" was the only song from the album to appear on Collins' ...Hits collection.

Despite the disappointing sales of the album, Collins' subsequent US tour in support of the album, titled "Trip into the Light World Tour", was one of the highest performing tours of the year, regularly selling out arenas across the United States. This album also marked the studio debut of the Vine Street Horns, who had replaced the Phenix Horns on the Both Sides of the World Tour.

This was his last album of original material released in vinyl format, side one comprising tracks 1-6 and side two tracks 7-13.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Phil Collins, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Dance into the Light"   4:23
2. "That's What You Said"   4:22
3. "Lorenzo" (lyrics: Michaela Odone) 5:52
4. "Just Another Story"   6:24
5. "Love Police"   4:08
6. "Wear My Hat"   4:33
7. "It's in Your Eyes"   3:01
8. "Oughta Know by Now"   5:27
9. "Take Me Down"   3:21
10. "The Same Moon"   4:13
11. "River So Wide"   4:55
12. "No Matter Who"   4:47
13. "The Times They Are a-Changin'" (Bob Dylan) 5:07

B-sides[edit]

  • "Head Held High"
  • "Let It Run Free"
  • "Another Time"
  • "I Don't Wanna Go"
  • "It's Over"
  • "It's Everywere" (similar to wear my hat)

Personnel[edit]

  • Phil Collins – vocals, backing vocals, drums, percussion, kalimba, lead & rhythm guitars, slide guitar, keyboards, piano, bagpipes, producer, horn arrangement, mixing
  • Daryl Stuermer - guitar, lead guitar, rhythm guitar
  • Ronnie Caryl - rhythm guitar
  • Nathan East - bass guitar
  • Brad Cole - keyboards, organ, synth strings
  • Amy Keys - backing vocals
  • Arnold McCuller - backing vocals
  • Vine Street Horns-
  • Harry Kim - trumpet, horn arrangements
  • Daniel Fornero - trumpet
  • Arturo Volasco - trombone
  • Andrew Voolfolk - saxophones
  • David Costa – art direction
  • Dan Einzig – art direction
  • Gered Mankowitz – photography
  • Michaela Odone – poem for track 3 "Lorenzo"
  • Hugh Pagham - production, engineering, mixing
  • Simon Osborne – assistant engineer

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

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