Let It Loose (album)

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Let It Loose
Studio album by Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine
Released June 1987
Recorded Autumn 1986-Spring 1987, Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida
Genre Pop
Length 38:09
Label Epic
Producer Emilio Estefan, Lawrence Dermer, Rafael Vigil (tracks 1-8 & 10), Jorge Casas & Clay Ostwald (track 9)
Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine chronology
Primitive Love
(1985)
Let It Loose
(1987)
Cuts Both Ways
(1989)
International cover
Re-released in 1988 in Europe as Anything for You
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (B+)[2]

Let It Loose is the 10th studio album by Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine, released in 1987. It is the first studio album credited to Estefan as a solo artist, but is her 10th album overall including her work with Miami Sound Machine. The album was re-released under a new title "Anything For You" and new cover art in Europe/UK, South Africa, and Australia/New Zealand, starting in October 1988 through early 1989. The album has sold over 10 million copies worldwide.


Let It Loose Track Listing[edit]

Standard Track Listing
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Betcha Say That"   Joe Galdo, Lawrence Dermer, Rafael Vigil 4:36
2. "Let It Loose"   Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil 2:49
3. "Can't Stay Away From You"   Gloria M. Estefan 3:56
4. "Give It Up"   Gloria M. Estefan, Enrique Garcia, Randall Barlow 2:58
5. "Surrender"   Joe Galdo, Lawrence Dermer, Rafael Vigil 3:59
6. "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You"   Gloria M. Estefan, Enrique Garcia 3:55
7. "Love Toy"   Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil 4:30
8. "I Want You So Bad"   Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil 4:17
9. "1-2-3"   Gloria M. Estefan, Enrique Garcia 3:28
10. "Anything For You"   Gloria M. Estefan 3:41
European, Australian & Japanese CD Bonus Tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You" (12" Version) Gloria M. Estefan, Enrique Garcia 7:08
12. "Betcha Say That" (12" Version) Joe Galdo, Lawrence Dermer, Rafael Vigil 7:13

Anything For You Track Listings[edit]

Standard Track Listing
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Betcha Say That"   Joe Galdo, Lawrence Dermer, Rafael Vigil 4:36
2. "Let It Loose"   Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil 2:49
3. "Can't Stay Away From You"   Gloria M. Estefan 3:56
4. "Give It Up"   Gloria M. Estefan, Enrique Garcia, Randall Barlow 2:58
5. "Surrender"   Joe Galdo, Lawrence Dermer, Rafael Vigil 3:59
6. "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You"   Gloria M. Estefan, Enrique Garcia 3:55
7. "Love Toy"   Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil 4:30
8. "I Want You So Bad"   Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil 4:17
9. "1-2-3"   Gloria M. Estefan, Enrique Garcia 3:28
10. "Anything For You"   Gloria M. Estefan 3:41
CD Only Bonus Tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You" (12" Version) Gloria M. Estefan, Enrique Garcia 7:08
12. "Betcha Say That" (12" Version) Joe Galdo, Lawrence Dermer, Rafael Vigil 7:13
Australian Standard Track Listing
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Betcha Say That"   Joe Galdo, Lawrence Dermer, Rafael Vigil 4:36
2. "Let It Loose"   Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil 2:49
3. "Can't Stay Away From You"   Gloria M. Estefan 3:56
4. "Give It Up"   Gloria M. Estefan, Enrique Garcia, Randall Barlow 2:58
5. "Surrender"   Joe Galdo, Lawrence Dermer, Rafael Vigil 3:59
6. "Words Get In The Way" (Exclusive Track to Australian Release) Gloria M. Estefan 3:23
7. "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You"   Gloria M. Estefan, Enrique Garcia 3:55
8. "Love Toy"   Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil 4:30
9. "I Want You So Bad"   Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil 4:17
10. "1-2-3"   Gloria M. Estefan, Enrique Garcia 3:28
11. "Anything For You"   Gloria M. Estefan 3:41
12. "Falling In Love (Uh-Oh)" (Exclusive Track to Australian Release) Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil 3:58
Australian CD Only Bonus Track
No. Title Writer(s) Length
13. "Bad Boy" (Exclusive Track to Australian Release) Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil 3:53

Production[edit]

  • Produced By Emilio Estefan, Lawrence Dermer, & Rafael Vigil, except track 9 (produced by Jorge Casa & Clay Ostwald)
  • Engineered By John Haag & Teresa Verplanck
  • Mixed By Eric Schilling

Personnel[edit]

  • Gloria Estefan: lead vocals
  • John De Faria: all guitars
  • Clay Ostwald, Jim Trompeter: keyboards
  • Jorge Casas, Will Lee: bass
  • Emilio Estefan, Rafael Padilla: percussion
  • Enrique Berro "Kiki" Garcia: drums
  • Randy Barlow, Teddy Mulett: trumpet
  • Clarence Clemons: sax solos on track 2
  • Ed Calle: Saxophone
  • Paquito Hechevarria: piano solos on tracks 5 & 7

Let It Loose Release Dates[edit]

Region Date
United States June 2, 1987 (1987-06-02)
Canada June 1, 1987 (1987-06-01)
Europe June 1, 1987 (1987-06-01)
France June 12, 1987 (1987-06-12)
Japan May 21, 1987 (1987-05-21)

Anything For You Release Dates[edit]

Region Date
United Kingdom October 1988 (1988-10)
Germany February 13, 1989 (1989-02-13)
Spain May 15, 1989 (1989-05-15)
Switzerland June 9, 1988 (1988-06-09)
Australia February 13, 1989 (1989-02-13)

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-05-20. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (September 1, 1987). "Consumer Guide: Let It Loose". The Village Voice. Archived from the original on 2011-02-01.
  3. ^ Ankeny, Jason (1957-09-01). "Gloria Estefan". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-05-20. 
  4. ^ a b c "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-05-20. 
  5. ^ NO certyear WAS PROVIDED for BELGIAN CERTIFICATION.
  6. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Miami Sound Machine – Let It Loose". Music Canada. 
  7. ^ UNSUPPORTED OR EMPTY REGION: Holland.
  8. ^ "Japanese album certifications – Miami Sound Machine – Let it Loose" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. 
  9. ^ "Certificaciones –" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. 
  10. ^ "British album certifications – Miami Sound Machine/Gloria Estefan – Anything for You". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Anything for You in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  11. ^ "American album certifications – Estefan, Gloria – Let It Loose". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

External links[edit]

Preceded by
A New Flame by Simply Red
UK number one album
March 25, 1989 – March 31, 1989
Succeeded by
Like a Prayer by Madonna