Into the Light (Chris de Burgh album)

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Into the Light
Studio album by Chris de Burgh
Released 1 June 1986
Recorded Marcus Recording Studios, London and The Manor, Oxford
Genre Rock
Length 50:24
Label A&M
Producer Paul Hardiman
Chris de Burgh chronology
Man on the Line
Into the Light
Flying Colours
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Into the Light is singer Chris de Burgh's eighth studio album, released by A&M Records in 1986. The album is notable for containing what is easily de Burgh's biggest hit, "The Lady in Red", one of the most instantly recognisable and often-played love songs.

The album peaked at number two on the UK album chart, becoming de Burgh's first studio album to enter the top ten.[2]

"Fatal Hesitation" was a UK number 44 hit, spending four weeks on the chart. "Say Goodbye To It All" was a continuation of the song "Borderline" from 1982's The Getaway. Both songs frequently appear in de Burgh's concerts and compilation albums. The song "For Rosanna" is dedicated to de Burgh's then-2-year-old daughter Rosanna.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Chris de Burgh.

  1. "Last Night" – 6:07
  2. "Fire on the Water" – 4:28
  3. "The Ballroom of Romance" – 4:26
  4. "The Lady in Red" – 4:16
  5. "Say Goodbye to It All" – 5:23
  6. "The Spirit of Man" – 4:40
  7. "Fatal Hesitation" – 4:16
  8. "One Word" (Straight to the Heart) – 4:30
  9. "For Rosanna" – 3:39
  10. "The Leader" – 2:16
  11. "The Vision" – 3:13
  12. "What About Me?" – 3:03



  1. ^ Into the Light (Chris de Burgh album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ David Roberts. British Hit Singles & Albums. Guinness World Records Limited