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I Need Your Love (Miami Sound Machine song)

Eyes of Innocence
Miami Sound Machine
Released September 25, 1984 (1984-09-25)
(See release history)
Recorded 1983-1984
Genre Dance-pop
Length 40:37
Label Epic
Producer Emilio Estefan Jr.
Miami Sound Machine chronology

A Toda Máquina
Eyes of Innocence
Primitive Love
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Eyes of Innocence is the 8th studio album released by the Miami Sound Machine, and their first English language studio album, released in 1984 (see 1984 in music).

Album history

This release was the first mainstream release by the Miami Sound Machine. The album was filled with dance-oriented music and became the band's breakthrough album due to the success of the lead single, the dance hit "Dr. Beat", a top ten hit in Australia, the United Kingdom and other places in Europe.

"Dr. Beat," a dance-pop song was the most successful cut from the album; the song utilizes synthesizers and dance rhythms of the time, but distinguished itself from other pop music of the era through the inclusion of Latin sounds.

The second single "Prisoner of Love" was released exclusively to the European market, which was responding much better to the album than the American market had. However, the song, which had a similar sound to the past single, was not a hit like the lead single and was a commercial failure only reaching the Top #98 of the UK singles chart.

Due the failure of the single "Prisoner of Love", another single was released to the American market, "I Need a Man" (a different song from the Eurythmics hit), but it too bombed, failing to even enter the dance charts.

With the failure of the last two singles, no more singles were released to promote the album except in the Philippines, where "I Need Your Love" was issued as a promo single only; again, it failed to impact any chart.

Many of the songs from the album were originally written in Spanish and translated into English, including "Orange Express", which was the main theme of the band's previously album A Toda Máquina, and "I Need Your Love", a translation of the song "Regresa a Mí".

As of 2008, the album has sold more than one million copies worldwide.[2]


# Title Date
1. "Dr. Beat" August 1984
2. "Prisoner of Love" September 1984
(only Europe)
3. "I Need a Man" November 1984
(only U.S.)

Track listing

# Title Written by Time
1. "Dr. Beat" Enrique E. Garcia 4:26
2. "Prisoner of Love" Enrique E. Garcia 4:00
3. "OK" Wesley B. Wright 4:12
4. "Love Me" Gloria Estefan 4:15
5. "Orange Express" S. Watannabe, Wesley B. Wright 3:45
6. "I Need a Man" Enrique E. Garcia 3:40
7. "Eyes of Innocence" Gustavo Lezcano 3:04
8. "When Someone Comes into Your Life" Gloria Estefan 4:59
9. "I Need Your Love" Enrique E. Garcia 4:38
10. "Do You Want to Dance" Enrique E. Garcia 3:40


Musicians & others

  • Gloria Estefan - vocal, background vocals, songwriter
  • Emilio Estefan Jr. - percussions
  • Enrique "Kiki" Garcia - drums
  • Juan Marcos Avila - bass
  • Wesley B. Wright - guitar
  • Roger Fisher - keyboard
  • Gustavo Lezcano - harmonica
  • Luis Perez - trombone
  • Victor Lopez - trumpet
  • Leo Villar - trumpet
  • Betty Cortez - synthesizer
  • Rubens Basini - guest musician
  • Joe Galdo - guest musician
  • Eddie Calle - guest musician
  • Lawrence Dermer - guest musician
  • Pablo Flores - guest musician
  • John Morales - guest musician
  • Sammy Vargas - guest musician
  • Enrique E. Garcia - songwriter
  • Wesley B. Wright - songwriter
  • S. Wattanabe - songwriter
  • Gustavo Lezcano - songwriter


  • Producers: Emilio Estefan Jr.
  • Arrangers: Miami Sound Machine, Hector Garrido, Lou Pace, William Sanchez
  • Engineer & Mixing: Eric Schilliing & Joe Arlota
  • Assistant: Ted Stein
  • Additional Assistant: Sean Chambers, Sebastian Krys, Mark Krieg, Andrew Roshberg, Noel Harris, Geoff Foster, Lance Phillips, Javier Vacas


  • Cover design: Alex Sanchez
  • Photography: Al Freddy
  • Gloria Estefan’s Hair & Makeup: Samy

Release history

Country Release Date
Worldwide September 25, 1984 (1984-09-25)
United States September 30, 1984 (1984-09-30)



External links

  • GLORIA! The Official Gloria Estefan Discography Database
  • (Official Album Website)
  • 90 Millas @ (Spanish)
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