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
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 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", one of the most instantly recognisable and often-played love songs.

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