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Into the Light (Gloria Estefan album)

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Into the Light
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 25, 1991 (1991-01-25)
Recorded1990
StudioCrescent Moon Studios, Miami, Florida
GenrePop
Length52:07
LabelEpic
Producer
Gloria Estefan chronology
Éxitos de Gloria Estefan
(1990)
Into the Light
(1991)
Greatest Hits
(1992)
Singles from Into the Light
  1. "Coming Out of the Dark"
    Released: January 10, 1991
  2. "Seal Our Fate"
    Released: April 1991
  3. "Can't Forget You"
    Released: June 1991
  4. "Remember Me with Love"
    Released: June 1991 (UK only)
  5. "Nayib's Song (I Am Here for You)"
    Released: July 1991 (Europe only)
  6. "Live for Loving You"
    Released: September 1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyC+[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).

Background

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 1.8 million copies in United States according to Nielsen Soundscan.[3]

Track listing

US and Canada LP, CD, Cassette and MiniDisc edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Coming Out of the Dark"Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jon Secada4:05
2."Seal Our Fate"Gloria Estefan4:25
3."What Goes Around"Clay Ostwald, Jorge Casas, Jon Secada4:04
4."Nayib's Song (I Am Here for You)"Gloria Estefan4:39
5."Remember Me with Love"Gloria Estefan4:36
6."Heart with Your Name on It"Diane Warren4:46
7."Sex in the 90's"Gloria Estefan, Jon Secada3:43
8."Close My Eyes"Gloria Estefan4:29
9."Light of Love"Jon Secada, Randy Barlow3:52
10."Can't Forget You"Jorge Casas, Jon Secada, Clay Ostwald4:15
11."Live for Loving You"Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Jr., Diane Warren4:37
12."Mama Yo Can't Go"Jon Secada, Tom McWilliams, Scott Shapiro3:33
13."Desde La Oscuridad" ("Coming Out of the Dark" – Spanish version)Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jon Secada4:09
International LP, CD, Cassette and MiniDisc edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Coming Out of the Dark"Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jon Secada4:05
2."Seal Our Fate"Gloria Estefan4:25
3."What Goes Around"Clay Ostwald, Jorge Casas, Jon Secada4:04
4."Nayib's Song (I Am Here for You)"Gloria Estefan4:39
5."Remember Me with Love"Gloria Estefan4:36
6."Heart with Your Name on It"Diane Warren4:46
7."Sex in the 90's"Gloria Estefan, Jon Secada3:43
8."Close My Eyes"Gloria Estefan4:29
9."Language of Love" (International bonus track)Diane Warren4:15
10."Light of Love"Jon Secada, Randy Barlow3:52
11."Can't Forget You"Jorge Casas, Jon Secada, Clay Ostwald4:15
12."Live for Loving You"Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Jr., Diane Warren4:37
13."Mama Yo Can't Go"Jon Secada, Tom McWilliams, Scott Shapiro3:33
14."Desde La Oscuridad" ("Coming Out of the Dark" – Spanish version)Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jon Secada4:09
Europe, UK and South Africa CD and Cassette bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
15."Don't Wanna Lose You" (Portuguese version) (Se Tenho Que Te Perder)Gloria Estefan, Aloysio Reis4:20
16."Words Get in the Way" (live in Miami) (from Homecoming Concert, 1988)Gloria Estefan5:02
Japan CD and MiniDisc bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
15."Your Love Is Bad for Me" (Portuguese version) (Amor Fatal)Gloria Estefan, Aloysio Reis3:49
16."Words Get in the Way" (live in Miami (from Homecoming Concert, 1988)Gloria Estefan5:02
Australian limited tour edition bonus CD and Cassette – Love Songs
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Anything for You"Gloria Estefan4:03
2."Cuts Both Ways"Gloria Estefan3:16
3."Here We Are"Gloria Estefan4:51
4."Words Get in the Way"Gloria Estefan3:27
5."Can't Stay Away from You"Gloria Estefan3:57
6."Don't Wanna Lose You"Gloria Estefan4:12

Personnel

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

Production

  • Emilio Estefan Jr. – producer, arranger
  • Jorge Casas – producer, arranger
  • Clay Ostwald – producer, arranger
  • Gloria Estefan – arranger
  • John Haag – arranger
  • Tom McWilliams – arranger
  • Scott Shapiro – arranger
  • Jon Secada – arranger
  • Phil Ramone – arranger, additional mixing
  • Keith Cohen – arranger, additional mixing
  • Guy Roche – arranger
  • Randy Barlow – arranger
  • Patrice Levinsohn – engineer
  • Eric Schilling – engineer, mixing
  • Doug Grover – assistant engineer
  • Charles Dye – assistant engineer
  • Pablo Flores – additional mixing
  • Mike Couzzi – additional mixing
  • Keith Cohen – additional mixing
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering at Masterdisk at New York.

Design

  • Nancy Donald – art direction
  • Mary Maurer – art direction
  • Alberto Tolot – photography
  • Eric Bernard – hair and makeup

Charts

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[18] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[19] Platinum 100,000^
Japan (RIAJ)[20] Gold 100,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[21] Platinum 100,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[22] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[23] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[24] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history

Country Release date
United States January 29, 1991 (1991-01-29)
Canada January 28, 1991 (1991-01-28)
Latin America January 28, 1991 (1991-01-28)
Europe and United Kingdom February 4, 1991 (1991-02-04)
Australia January 29, 1991 (1991-01-29)
Japan January 25, 1991 (1991-01-25)

References

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  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review Ew.com. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  3. ^ Cobo, Leila (26 July 2003). Gloria gets personal. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 1–. ISSN 0006-2510.
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  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Gloria Estefan – Into the Light" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  6. ^ "Item Display – RPM – Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-01-11.
  7. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Gloria Estefan – Into the Light" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  8. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Gloria Estefan – Into the Light" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  9. ^ "Charts.nz – Gloria Estefan – Into the Light". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  10. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Gloria Estefan – Into the Light". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  11. ^ Fernando Salaverri (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  12. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Gloria Estefan – Into the Light". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  13. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Gloria Estefan – Into the Light". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  14. ^ "Gloria Estefan | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  15. ^ "Gloria Estefan Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  16. ^ "Gloria Estefan Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  17. ^ "Canadian Top Albums of 1991 Chart". Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  18. ^ "Aria Charts - Albums 1991". Aria Charts. Retrieved December 10, 2019.
  19. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Gloria Estefan – Into the Light". Music Canada.
  20. ^ "Japanese album certifications – グロリア・エステファン – Into the Light" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Select 1993年08月 on the drop-down menu
  21. ^ "Dutch album certifications – Gloria Estefan – Into the Light" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Enter Into the Light in the "Artiest of titel" box.
  22. ^ "Solo Exitos 1959–2002 Ano A Ano: Certificados 1991–1995". Solo Exitos 1959–2002 Ano A Ano.
  23. ^ "British album certifications – Gloria Estefan – Into the Light". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Into the Light in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  24. ^ "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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