Into the Light (Gloria Estefan album)

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Into The Light
Studio album by Gloria Estefan
Released January 1991 (1991-01)
(See release history)
Recorded 1990, Crescent Moon Studios, Miami, Florida
Genre Pop
Length 52:07
Label Epic
Producer Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald
Gloria Estefan chronology
Exitos de Gloria Estefan
(1990)
Into the Light
(1991)
Gloria Estefan Greatest Hits
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly C+[2]

Into the Light is a concept album, the second studio solo album released by American singer Gloria Estefan, but is the 14th overall, released in 1991 (see 1991 in music).

History[edit]

After the hit album Cuts Both Ways, and the near-tragic accident for Estefan during the "Get on Your Feet Tour", she portrayed her emotion on Into the Light. The theme of the album was bouncing back from the darkness of disaster, hence the album's title. The album received commercial success, and has sold 3.8 million copies to date.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

U.S. & Canadian Track Listing
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Coming Out Of The Dark"   Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jon Secada 4:05
2. "Seal Our Fate"   Gloria Estefan 4:25
3. "What Goes Around"   Clay Ostwald, Jorge Casas, Jon Secada 4:04
4. "Nayib's Song (I Am Here For You)"   Gloria Estefan 4:39
5. "Remember Me With Love"   Gloria Estefan 4:36
6. "Heart With Your Name On It"   Diane Warren 4:46
7. "Sex In The 90's"   Gloria Estefan, Jon Secada 3:43
8. "Close My Eyes"   Gloria Estefan 4:29
9. "Light Of Love"   Jon Secada, Randy Barlow 3:52
10. "Can't Forget You"   Jorge Casas, Jon Secada, Clay Ostwald 4:15
11. "Live For Loving You"   Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Jr., Diane Warren 4:37
12. "Mama Yo Can't Go"   Jon Secada, Tom McWilliams, Scott Shapiro 3:33
13. "Desde La Oscuridad" (Coming Out Of The Dark - Spanish Version) Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jon Secada 4:09
International Track Listing & Unreleased U.S. Promo CD Track Listing
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Coming Out Of The Dark"   Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jon Secada 4:05
2. "Seal Our Fate"   Gloria Estefan 4:25
3. "What Goes Around"   Clay Ostwald, Jorge Casas, Jon Secada 4:04
4. "Nayib's Song (I Am Here For You)"   Gloria Estefan 4:39
5. "Remember Me With Love"   Gloria Estefan 4:36
6. "Heart With Your Name On It"   Diane Warren 4:46
7. "Sex In The 90's"   Gloria Estefan, Jon Secada 3:43
8. "Close My Eyes"   Gloria Estefan 4:29
9. "Language Of Love" (International Bonus Track) Diane Warren 4:15
10. "Light Of Love"   Jon Secada, Randy Barlow 3:52
11. "Can't Forget You"   Jorge Casas, Jon Secada, Clay Ostwald 4:15
12. "Live For Loving You"   Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Jr., Diane Warren 4:37
13. "Mama Yo Can't Go"   Jon Secada, Tom McWilliams, Scott Shapiro 3:33
14. "Desde La Oscuridad" (Coming Out Of The Dark - Spanish Version) Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jon Secada 4:09
European/UK & South African CD/Cassette Bonus Tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
15. "Don't Wanna Lose You (Portuguese Version)" (Se Tenho Que Te Perder) Gloria Estefan, Aloysio Reis 4:20
16. "Words Get In The Way (Live In Miami)" (From Homecoming Concert, 1988) Gloria Estefan 5:02
Japanese Bonus Tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
15. "Your Love Is Bad For Me (Portuguese Version)" (Amor Fatal) Gloria Estefan, Aloysio Reis 3:49
16. "Words Get In The Way (Live In Miami)" (From Homecoming Concert, 1988) Gloria Estefan 5:02
Australian Limited Tour Edition Bonus CD/Cassette "Love Songs"
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Anything For You"   Gloria Estefan 4:03
2. "Cuts Both Ways"   Gloria Estefan 3:16
3. "Here We Are"   Gloria Estefan 4:51
4. "Words Get In The Way"   Gloria Estefan 3:27
5. "Can't Stay Away From You"   Gloria Estefan 3:57
6. "Don't Wanna Lose You"   Gloria Estefan 4:12

Credits[edit]

  • Gloria Estefan - vocal, background vocals
  • Jon Secada - background vocals
  • Betty Wright - background vocals, background vocal arrangament
  • Angelo Morris - piano
  • Clay Ostwald - piano, keyboards & solo
  • Brian Monroney - guitar
  • Scott Shapiro - guitar & solo
  • John de Faria - guitar
  • Jorge Casas - bass, fretless bass
  • Robert Rodriguez - drums
  • Tom McWilliams - drums overdub
  • Randy Barlow - trumpet
  • Teddy Mulet - trombone
  • Mike Scaglione - saxes, alto sax solo
  • Emilio Estefan Jr. - congas
  • Rafael Padilla - percussion, shaker
  • Arturo Sandoval - trumpet solo
  • Juan Marquez - 12 string guitar
  • Jeannete Wright - background vocals
  • Carl Ramsey - background vocals
  • Anita Faye Green - background vocals
  • Rod Wilson - background vocals
  • Clovette Hilton - background vocals
  • Namphuyo Aisha McCray - background vocals

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Emilio Estefan Jr., Jorge Casas & Clay Ostwald
  • Arrangers: Clay Ostwald, Jorge Casas, Gloria Estefan, John Haag, Tom McWilliams, Scott Shapiro, Jon Secada, Phil Ramone, Keith Cohen, Guy Roche, Randy Barlow, Emilio Estefan Jr.
  • Additional Engineer: Patrice Levinsohn
  • Engineers & Mixing: Eric Schilling
  • Assistant Engineers: Doug Grover & Charles Dye
  • Additional Mixing: Phil Ramone, Pablo Flores, Mike Couzzi, Keith Cohen
  • Mastered by: Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk at New York.

Design[edit]

  • Art direction: Nancy Donald, Mary Maurer
  • Photography: Alberto Tolot
  • Gloria Estefan’s Hair & Makeup: Eric Bernard

Singles[edit]

  • "Coming Out of the Dark"
  • "Seal Our Fate"
  • "Remember Me with Love" - Released as the album's 3rd official release in the UK only, simultaneously with "Can't Forget You" and "Nayib's Song (I Am Here For You)" in the US and other selected countries respectively.
  • "Can't Forget You" - Released as the album's 3rd official release in the US and Japan only, simultaneously with "Remember Me With Love" and "Nayib's Song (I Am Here For You)" in the UK and other selected countries respectively.
  • "Nayib’s Song (I Am Here for You)" - Released as the album's 3rd official release in selected countries only, simultaneously with "Can't Forget You" and "Remember Me With Love" in the US, Japan, and UK respectively.
  • "Live for Loving You"
  • "Desde la Oscuridad" (Spanish Version of "Coming Out of the Dark")

Release history[edit]

Country Release date
Worldwide January 25, 1991 (1991-01-25)
Canada January 29, 1991 (1991-01-29)
United States

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ http://australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Gloria+Estefan&titel=Into+The+Light&cat=a.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ http://austriancharts.at/showitem.asp?interpret=Gloria+Estefan&titel=Into+The+Light&cat=a.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  6. ^ http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/rpm/028020-119.01-e.php?&file_num=nlc008388.1702&type=2&interval=50&PHPSESSID=v2a76h62to0aart05gg0u3agj2.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ http://dutchcharts.nl/showitem.asp?interpret=Gloria+Estefan&titel=Into+The+Light&cat=a.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ http://www.officialcharts.de/album.asp?artist=Gloria+Estefan&title=Into+The+Light&cat=a&country=de.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ http://charts.org.nz/showitem.asp?interpret=Gloria+Estefan&titel=Into+The+Light&cat=a.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ http://norwegiancharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Gloria+Estefan&titel=Into+The+Light&cat=a.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. ^ http://swedishcharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Gloria+Estefan&titel=Into+The+Light&cat=a.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ http://hitparade.ch/album/Gloria-Estefan/Into-The-Light-1170.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/artist/_/gloria%20estefan/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  14. ^ "Gloria Estefan Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Gloria Estefan. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  15. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Gloria Estefan – Into the Light". Music Canada. 
  16. ^ "Dutch album certifications – Gloria Estefan – Into the Light" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. 
  17. ^ "British album certifications – Gloria Estefan – Into the Light". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Into the Light in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  18. ^ "American album certifications – Estefan, Gloria – Into the Light". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

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