The third album of the pop trio from Mexico is the album, Luz Y Sombra, which was released on Melody Records in 1987. It was by far the best album of the group’s career and with five chart topping hits, why wouldn’t it be. There’s not a bad song on it.
Okay, let me not be so dramatic because I really do love the album, Luz Y Sombra. Flans struck gold with this album and its success in spite of being pair up with the release of Timbiriche 7, which is considered to be the greatest ’80s Latin pop album of all time. The competition for the top of the charts in 1987 was fierce and even with that, Flans managed to release a superb album that might rank close to second or third if you take Timbiriche out of the ’80s all together.
The trio’s previous album, 20 Millas, might have been a while produced album but it struggled to find more than one big hit. This third album contains most of Flans’s all time favorites with “Corre Corre,” “Me He Enamorado De Un Fan”, and “Las Mil Y Una Noches.” This album shows the girls of Flans to have stepped into maturity as the music mellows and showcases them as women. We will move on from the wild hair and high energy of songs like, “No Controles” that dominated the airwaves just two years earlier.
With any album, there are duds. Luz Y Sombra is no exception, especially when you start off with the biggest one. The song, “Cara O Cruz” is probably the least liked song and it is ashamed that it had to open the album. It is the first time that the members of the group happened to have a hand at writing songs. Both Ivonne and Mimi helped write two of the tracks from the album. Luz Y Sombra is an amazing album that happened to be the right music at the right time for the group.