- Released: July 16, 2007
- Originally Released: 2007
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
New York Times (Publisher) - 1/30/91
"...The singer's recent travails are reflected in the philosophical tone of several original songs on the album, including 'Nayib's Song,' a pledge of devotion to her son, and 'Close My Eyes,' a powerful soul-flavored ballad..."
- 1.Coming Out Of The Dark
- 2.Seal Our Fate
- 3.What Goes Around
- 4.Nayib's Song (I Am Here For You)
- 5.Remember Me With Love
- 6.Heart With Your Name On It
- 7.Sex In The 90's
- 8.Close My Eyes
- 9.Light Of Love
- 10.Can't Forget You
- 11.Live For Loving You
- 12.Mama Yo Can't Go
- 13.Desde La Oscuridad [Coming Out of the Dark - Spanish Version]
Also available in a 3-pack with LET IT LOOSE and CUTS BOTH WAYS.
Personnel includes: Gloria Estefan (vocals); Brian Monroney (guitar); Angelo Morris (piano); Jorge Casas (bass); Robert Rodriguez (drums); Emilio Estefan (congas); Rafael Padilla (percussion); Betty Wright, Jon Secada (background vocals).
Producers: Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald.
Recorded at Crescent Moon Studios, Miami, Florida.
With its lead-off single, "Coming Out of the Dark," paving the way, Gloria Estefan moved even more firmly into adult contemporary territory with 1991's INTO THE LIGHT. That direction had already been hinted at with 1989's successful CUTS BOTH WAYS, but INTO THE LIGHT is even more toned-down, and further removed from the bright, Latin-influenced dance-pop on which Estefan built her name with Miami Sound Machine.
Estefan moves deeply into ballad territory here, with sweet, radio-ready production touches surrounding swelling singalong choruses. The singer explores themes of love, life, and spiritual perseverance, themes that resonated with her fans given Estefan's miraculous recovery from serious injuries resulting from a car accident prior to the making of the album. In this way, INTO THE LIGHT was inspirational on a personal level--and also proved that Estefan was still a powerful force in the mainstream pop market.