Into the Light

Into the Light

by Chris de Burgh


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Into the Light

Into the Light contains Chris de Burgh's highest-charting single with the ballroom elegance of "Lady in Red," peaking at number three in 1987 and remaining on the Billboard charts for 14 weeks. This song, with its sweeping romantic tempo and classy feel, is reminiscent of Eric Clapton's "Wonderful Tonight" as de Burgh's sincere flattery for his lover is exquisitely sung. Even his voice seems more pronounced, as it resonates and then lowers into a softer tone. Besides the hit single, much of the album remains lush and mellow in the style of de Burgh's usual ballads. On songs like "Last Night" and "Spirit of Man," his seriousness and honesty break through to showcase his passion for his work. Although the music on the album is slow paced, this doesn't take away from de Burgh's appealing blend of dignified lyrics and late-night sound. The flyaway chorus in "Saying Goodbye to It All" makes this song the second best on the album. Here, de Burgh sparks some energy with a slightly quicker stride than most of the album's material. Even "Fire in the Water" contains an attractive hitch of its own kind. While Into the Light may not be his best work, its lavish, posh feel sets it apart from much of his other slower recordings.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: A&M
UPC: 0075021512122
catalogNumber: 5121

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chris de Burgh   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Gary Barnacle   Saxophone
Tony Beard   Drums
John Giblin   Bass
Nick Glennie-Smith   Keyboards
Carol Kenyon   Bass
Ian Kojima   Saxophone
Marnie   Bass
Danny McBride   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Glenn Morrow   Keyboards
Pino Palladino   Bass
Phil Palmer   Guitar
Jeff Phillips   Drums
Andy Richards   Keyboards
Peter Van Hooke   Drums

Technical Credits

Chris de Burgh   Composer
Paul Hardiman   Producer,Engineer
Mike Doud   Paintings
John Warwicker   Art Direction
Michael Ross   Art Direction

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