Let It Loose (album)

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Let It Loose / Anything For You
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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, CBS Records International
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)
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, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, starting in October 1988 through early 1989. The album has sold over 10 million copies worldwide.

Track Listing[edit]

Standard edition (Let It Loose/Anything for You)
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

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]

Let It Loose Release Dates[edit]

Region Date
U.S. 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
U.K. 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 "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-05-20. 
  5. ^ http://dutchcharts.nl/showitem.asp?interpret=Gloria+Estefan+And+Miami+Sound+Machine&titel=Anything+For+You&cat=a.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ http://www.officialcharts.de/album.asp?artist=Gloria+Estefan+and+Miami+Sound+Machine&title=Let+It+Loose&cat=a&country=de.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ http://charts.org.nz/showitem.asp?interpret=Gloria+Estefan+and+Miami+Sound+Machine&titel=Let+It+Loose&cat=a.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ http://norwegiancharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Gloria+Estefan+And+Miami+Sound+Machine&titel=Anything+For+You&cat=a.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ http://swedishcharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Gloria+Estefan+and+Miami+Sound+Machine&titel=Let+It+Loose&cat=a.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ "Gloria Estefan". 
  11. ^ NO certyear WAS PROVIDED for AUSTRALIAN CERTIFICATION.
  12. ^ NO certyear WAS PROVIDED for BELGIAN CERTIFICATION.
  13. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Miami Sound Machine – Let It Loose". Music Canada. 
  14. ^ "Japanese album certifications – Miami Sound Machine – Let it Loose" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. 
  15. ^ "Certificaciones – Miami Sound Machine" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. 
  16. ^ "British album certifications – Miami Sound Machine/Gloria Estefan – Anything for You". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Anything for You in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search
  17. ^ "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
  18. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Miami Sound Machine – Anything for You" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Miami Sound Machine in the field Interpret. Enter Anything for You in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  19. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Gloria Estefan; 'Cuts Both Ways')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. 
  20. ^ "Irish album certifications – Miami Sound Machine – Anything for You". Irish Recorded Music Association. July 2014. 
  21. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1987−1998" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 21, 2012. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  22. ^ a b Nick Robertshaw (August 9, 1986). Houston Attains Global Stardom. Billboard. Retrieved August 21, 2010. 

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