Thursday 8/4/22 9pm ET: Feature LP: Chris de Burgh – Into The Light (1986)

Into the Light is the eighth studio album by British-Irish singer Chris de Burgh, released June 1, 1986 by A&M Records. The album is notable for featuring de Burgh’s biggest hit, “The Lady in Red”.

The album peaked at number two on the UK Albums Chart, becoming de Burgh’s first studio album to enter the top ten.

“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.

  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

Chris de Burgh – lead and backing vocals, guitars
Danny McBride – guitars
Patrick Miles – all lead guitar solos
Phil Palmer – guitars
Nick Glennie-Smith – keyboards
Glenn Morrow – keyboards
Andy Richards – keyboards
John Giblin – bass
Al Marnie – bass
Pino Palladino – bass
Tony Beard – drums
Jeff Phillips – drums, percussion
Peter Van Hooke – drums
Gary Barnacle – saxophone
Ian Kojima – saxophone
Carol Kenyon – additional backing vocals (6)

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