Into the Light (Chris de Burgh album)

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Into the Light
Album Into the Light.jpg
Studio album by Chris de Burgh
Released 1 June 1986[citation needed]
Recorded Marcus Recording Studios, London and The Manor, Oxford
Genre Soft rock
Length 50:24
Label A&M
Producer Paul Hardiman
Chris de Burgh chronology
The Very Best of Chris de Burgh
(1984)The Very Best of Chris de Burgh1984
Into the Light
Flying Colours
(1988)Flying Colours1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

Into the Light is the eighth studio album by British-Irish singer Chris de Burgh. It was 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".

The album peaked at number two on the UK Albums 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.

No. Title Length
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
Total length: 50:24



  • Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Paul Hardiman.
  • Assistant Engineers – Dick Beetham and Steve Chase.
  • Art Direction and Design – Mike Ross and John Warwicker.
  • Art Dictator – Dave Margereson
  • Photography – Richard Haughton
  • Cover Painting – Mike Doud
  • Management – Dave Margereson and Kenny Thomson for Mismanagement, Inc.


  1. ^ Into the Light at AllMusic
  2. ^ David Roberts. British Hit Singles & Albums. Guinness World Records Limited