Destiny (Gloria Estefan album)

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Destiny
Studio album by Gloria Estefan
Released June 1996 (1996-06)
(see release history)
Recorded Crescent Moon Studios, Miami
Genre Pop
Length 49:17 (U.S. Version)
76:57 (Special Edition)
Label Epic
Producer Emilio Estefan Jr.
Gloria Estefan chronology
Abriendo Puertas
(1995)
Destiny
(1996)
Best of Gloria Estefan
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B−[2]

Destiny is the seventh studio solo album released by American singer Gloria Estefan, but is the nineteenth of her career overall. It was released in 1996.

Album history[edit]

The first single from the album, "Reach" became a hit around the world and was the official theme of the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. This album features a more ambient sound than previous Estefan albums, with only two songs: "You'll Be Mine (Party Time)" and "Higher" being up-beat.

The album included a bonus enhanced selection, in which Estefan talks about the album and the song "Reach" in particular. It also features an animated discography of Estefan.

The album ended at #116 on the Billboard Year-End chart and has sold 4.6 million copies to date globally.

Standard Track Listing[edit]

# Title Written by Time
1. "Destiny" Gloria Estefan, Lawrence Dermer, Emilio Estefan Jr., Diane Warren 5:13
2. "I'm Not Giving You Up" Gloria Estefan, Kike Santander 4:20
3. "Steal Your Heart" Gloria Estefan, Kike Santander 3:47
4. "The Heart Never Learns" Jorge Casas, Lawrence Dermer 4:32
5. "You'll Be Mine (Party Time)" Lawrence Dermer, Emilio Estefan Jr., Clay Ostwald 4:50
6. "Path Of The Right Love" Gloria Estefan 5:20
7. "Show Me The Way Back To Your Heart" Diane Warren 3:57
8. "Along Came You (A Song For Emily)" Gloria Estefan 6:18
9. "Higher" Lawrence Dermer 3:49
10. "I Know You Too Well" Gloria Estefan, Diane Warren 4:55
11. "Reach" Gloria Estefan, Diane Warren 3:49

Brazil, Colombia, Mexico Bonus Track on CD[edit]

# Title Written by Time
12. "No Pretendo" Kike Santander 3:47

Japan Bonus Track[edit]

# Title Written by Time
12. "Reach" (Gold Medal Single Edit) Gloria Estefan, Diane Warren 4:43

Australian Limited Tour Edition Bonus CD (483932 9)[edit]

# Title Time
1. "Reach" (Gold Medal Mix) 6:46
2. "Destiny" (Live from the 1996 "Evolution" Tour) 5:22
3. "Ballad Medley" (Live from the 1996 "Evolution" Tour) 7:12
4. "I'm Not Giving You Up" (Single Remix) 4:08
5. "Turn The Beat Around" (Live from the 1996 "Evolution" Tour) 4:52

European CD Reissue [1997] (EPC 483932 5) & Spanish CD Reissue [2000] (EPC 483932 0) Track Listing[edit]

# Title Written by Time
1. "No Pretendo" Kike Santander 3:47
2. "Destiny" Gloria Estefan, Lawrence Dermer, Emilio Estefan Jr., Diane Warren 5:13
3. "I'm Not Giving You Up" Gloria Estefan, Kike Santander 4:20
4. "Steal Your Heart" Gloria Estefan, Kike Santander 3:47
5. "The Heart Never Learns" Jorge Casas, Lawrence Dermer 4:32
6. "You'll Be Mine (Party Time)" Lawrence Dermer, Emilio Estefan Jr., Clay Ostwald 4:50
7. "Path Of The Right Love" Gloria Estefan 5:20
8. "Show Me The Way Back To Your Heart" Diane Warren 3:57
9. "Along Came You (A Song For Emily)" Gloria Estefan 6:18
10. "Higher" Lawrence Dermer 3:49
11. "I Know You Too Well" Gloria Estefan, Diane Warren 4:55
12. "Reach" Gloria Estefan, Diane Warren 3:49

Singles[edit]

# Title Date
1. "Reach" April/May 1996
2. "You'll Be Mine (Party Time)" August/September 1996
3. "I'm Not Giving You Up" November 1996
4. "Higher" November 1996 (U.S.),
January 1997 (World)
5. "Show Me The Way Back To Your Heart" 1997 (only Brazil)
6. "No Pretendo" July 1997 (World)

Personnel[edit]

  • Davnda Afaolbi – vocals
  • Davonda Afolabi – choir
  • Gloria Agostini – harp
  • Donna Allen – vocals (background)
  • Marcelo Anez – engineer
  • Julien Barber – viola
  • Diane Barere – cello
  • Elena Barere – violin
  • Randy Barlow – trumpet
  • Mike Bassie – rap
  • John Beale – violin
  • Carol Becker – vocals
  • Joseph Bongiorno – bass
  • Edwin Bonilla – percussion
  • April Brown – violin
  • Avril Brown – violin
  • Ed Calle – saxophone
  • Jorge Casas – bass, guitar, arranger, producer, chant, mandocello, tres, orchestration, production coordination, muted banjo
  • Sean Chambers – engineer
  • David Chappell – strings
  • Huifang Chen – strings
  • Charles Christopher – vocals (background)
  • Tony Concepcion – trumpet
  • Mike Couzzi – engineer
  • Sal Cuevas – bass
  • Matt Curry – assistant
  • Jill Dell'Abate – contractor
  • Lawrence Dermer – guitar, percussion, piano, arranger, keyboards, organ (hammond), vocals (background), producer, bata, fender rhodes, horn arrangements, string arrangements
  • Sharon Diacheysn – vocals
  • John DiPuccio – strings
  • Nancy Donald – art direction
  • Charles Dye – engineer
  • Emilio Estefan, Jr. – arranger, producer, executive producer
  • Gloria Estefan – arranger, vocals (background)
  • Mary Helen Ewing – viola
  • Joan Faigen – strings
  • Chembo Febles – percussion, percussion (African), chant
  • John Feeney – violin
  • Guillermo Figueroa – violin
  • Narcisco Figueroa – violin
  • Guillermo Figueron – violin
  • Barry Finclair – bass, violin
  • Shaun Fisher – vocals
  • Pablo Flores – mixing
  • Cecelia Hobbs Gardner – violin
  • Crystal Garner – viola
  • Hector Garrido – conductor, director, organ (hammond), orchestration
  • Javier Garza – engineer
  • Andy Goldman – guitar
  • Paolo Gualano – percussion, drums, surdo, drums (snare)
  • Joyce Hammann – violin
  • Kate Harrington – hair stylist
  • Kris Kello – arranger, keyboards, vocals (background)
  • Bakithi Khumalo – bass
  • Sebastián Krys – engineer
  • Bakithi Kumalo – bass, chant
  • Phil Lakofsky – strings, cello
  • Carol Landon – viola
  • Jeanne LeBlanc – cello
  • Charles Libove – violin
  • Mei Mei Lin – strings
  • Richard Locker – cello
  • Daniel Lopez – percussion, handclapping
  • Dante Luciani – trombone
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Juan R. Marquez – classic guitar
  • Nancy McAlhany – violin
  • Andrew Melick – photography
  • Rick Melverne – vocals
  • Homer Mensch – bass
  • Heidi Modr – violin
  • Sarah Moore – vocals
  • Richard Morris – vocals
  • Rick Morris – choir
  • Doug Mountain – digital mixing
  • Eugene J. Moye – cello
  • Jan Mullen – violin
  • Craig Mumm – viola
  • David Nadien – violin
  • Jorge Noriega – vocals (background)
  • Mario Ochoa – percussion
  • Alfredo Oliva – strings
  • Gene Orloff – violin
  • Clay Ostwald – arranger, keyboards, producer, chant
  • Caryl Paisner – cello
  • Sandra Park – violin
  • Paul Peabody – violin
  • Scott Perry – engineer
  • Freddy Piñero, Jr. – programming, engineer, assistant
  • John Pintavalle – violin
  • Cheito Quinonez – vocals (background), guiro
  • Serena Radaelli – hair stylist
  • Dave Reitzas – engineer, mixing
  • Herb Ritts – photography
  • Robert Rozek – strings
  • Kike Santander – bass, guitar, percussion, arranger, keyboards, handclapping, producer, horn arrangements, vocal effect
  • Mike Scaglione – saxophone
  • Eric Schilling – engineer
  • Mark Orrin Schuman – cello
  • Laura Seaton – violin
  • Richard Sortomme – violin
  • Debbie Spring – viola
  • Steve Svensson – strings
  • Marti Sweet – bass
  • Ron Taylor – engineer
  • Ron Taylor – engineer
  • Dana Teboe – trombone
  • Donna Tecco – violin
  • Rene Toledo – guitar
  • Alberto Tolot – photography
  • Francesca Tolot – make-up
  • Michelle Vandenbos – choir
  • Deborah Waknin – hair stylist
  • Ellen Westerman – cello
  • Eric Wyric – violin
  • Joe Zeytoonian – saz, oud

Release history[edit]

Region Date
United States June 4, 1996 (1996-06-04)
Canada June 4, 1996 (1996-06-04)
Europe, Latin America & Asia June 3, 1996 (1996-06-03)
Japan May 30, 1996 (1996-05-30)

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

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