Amazing cd @}->---
Little Miss Cutey | Melbourne, Australia | 09/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I will never ever forget watching the first performance from Gloria after her bus crash at the AMAs when she sang Coming Out Of The Dark. Not only did the crowd stand and cheer for what seemed like 10 minutes (closer to 2 or so), but there wasn't a dry eye in the house (or in mine). Ever since, whenever I hear that beautiful song, I still almost cry. It's amazing, and I guess it's true what they say about how an artists best work comes from when they write personal songs steming from personal tragedies or triumphs. In this case, the song is about both.
Coming Out Of The Dark is by far the best song on here and one of the best songs she has ever written. Also here is the fast and catchy What Comes Around and the hauntingly beautiful Close My Eyes. The two other stand out songs were both hits (and for obvious reasons) - Can't Forget You and Live For Loving You. Gloria is known for both her fantastic ballads and the cute boppy songs too. This is a great cd because there is a good mix of both on here. I really love it and still listen to it often even now."
Gotta be in the dark...to make it into the light
G. Harrison | Canada | 10/16/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the first album Gloria released following her tragic bus accident that almost left her paralyzed. Anytime you feel like your goals are out of reach and look impossible, listen to this album. The whole album is basically a testament to Gloria's road to recovery and never giving up on herself. The first single, "Coming Out of the Dark" is a brilliant way to open the album! The song tells the story of her rehabilitation and perseverance. Having the choir sing background vocals adds to the depth of the song's message. The inspirational songs don't end there. Take a listen to "Seal Our Fate", "What Goes Around", "Nayib's Song", "Sex in the 90's" and "Close My Eyes". The messages in these songs are self explanatory yet they also offer inspiration and positivity. I often listen to this album in the morning as I think of dragging myself into work or perhaps after a long, stressful day.
Gloria closes the album with "Desde La Oscuridad", the Spanish version of "Coming Out of the Dark"...a touching way to end the journey that you take with her. I still appreciate the personal messages blended with the latin-inflected pop on this album 15 years after its release."