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All-Music Guide (C) 1994 by Matrix Software, Big Rapids, MI 49307 Please submit corrections or additional albums for this artist (also bios, sidemen, tracks, ratings, and reviews) at Internet Address: AMG@ALLMUSIC.FERRIS.EDU All-Music Guidelines in file: ALLMUSICHELP -------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist : Laura Branigan Genre : Rock Style : Dance-pop, Adult Oriented Rock, 80's Pop, Instr. : Vocals Rating : importance (2) popularity (1) All-Music Guide Biography Pop rock singer specializing in pop-rock idiom with black gospel shouting intensity. She had hits in the 80s with "Gloria" and "Self Control." ~ Bil Carpenter Laura Branigan is a singer and, increasingly, an actress from Brewster, NY, who first gained notice when she became a backup singer for Leonard Cohen in 1977. Branigan achieved considerable popular success in the early 80s by applying her big, powerful voice to translated versions of Eurodisco hits. She was less successful with subsequent recordings in the second half of the 80s, though by then she had begun to appear on television and in films. ~ William Ruhlmann, ---------- Related Artists ----------- Summer, Donna Easton, Sheena Birthdate & Place : Jul 3 , 1957 Brewster, NY AMG Artist ID # : P000003765 Chronological Album List |Date| Label | Number |R S T|Rating --------------------------------+----+----------+--------+-----+------ Touch |1987|Atlantic |81747 | S | OK Hold Me |1985|Atlantic |81265 | S | OK Self Control |1984|Atlantic |80147 |R S | Good Laura Branigan |1984|Pioneer |21155 | | Branigan 2 |1983|Atlantic |80052 |R | Good Laura Branigan |1982|Atlantic |82086 |R |+BestA Branigan |1982|Atlantic |80052 |R | BestA Over My Heart | |Atlantic |82489 | | All-Music Guide Album Details (Alphabetical Order) ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Branigan Artist : Laura Branigan Rating : Best-of-Artist Charts : Billboard #034, entered Sep 25, 1982, on charts 036 weeks Genre : Rock Date : 1982 (release) AMG ID : R000002582 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- CD Atlantic 80052-2 CS Atlantic 80052-4 CD Atlantic SD-19289-2 1982 CS Atlantic CS-19289 CD Atlantic 19289 ------- AMG Album Reviews ------- Fine light rock, includes "Gloria." ~ Bil Carpenter ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Branigan 2 Artist : Laura Branigan Rating : Good Charts : Billboard #029, entered Apr 9, 1983, on charts 037 weeks Genre : Rock Date : 1983 (release) AMG ID : R000002584 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- 1983 CD Atlantic 80052 CD Atlantic 80052 ------- AMG Album Reviews ------- Desperation ballads and midrange rock. ~ Bil Carpenter "Solitaire" is the inevitable "Gloria" followup, but the album also shows unusual range, including a version of the Who's "Squeeze Box" and the dramatic ballad "How Am I Supposed to Live without You," which was a minor hit for Branigan and a much bigger hit a few years later for Michael Bolton. ~ William Ruhlmann ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Hold Me Artist : Laura Branigan Rating : OK Charts : Billboard #071, entered Aug 10, 1985, on charts 015 weeks Genre : Rock Date : 1985 (release) AMG ID : R000002586 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- CD Atlantic 81265-2 1985 LP Atlantic 7812651 CS Atlantic 81265-4 ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Nathan Alford - Percussion Beth Anderson - Vocal Maxine Anderson - Vocal Ed Arkin - Keyboards Larry Ball - Bass Michael Boddicker - Keyboards Susan Boyd - Vocal Laura Branigan - Vocal Kelly Bruss - Vocal Rod Burton - Vocal Rosemary Butler - Vocal Jill Colucci - Vocal Craig T Cooper - Guitar Kevin Dorsey - Vocal Nathan East - Bass Michael Egizi - Keyboards Harold Faltermeyer - Synthesizer Tommy Funderberk - Vocal Gary Grant - Horn Kyle Henderson - Vocal Gary Herbig - Sax Jerry Hey - Horn Dan Huff - Guitar Kim Hutchcroft - Horn James Ingram - Vocal Phillip Ingram - Vocal Angie Jaree - Vocal Jon Joyce - Vocal Michael "Feeling Free" Landau - Guitar Edie Lehmann - Vocal Brian Malouf - Percussion, Keyboards Michael Mason - Keyboards George Merrill - Vocal Richard Page - Vocal Alan Pasqua - Keyboards Bill Reichenbach - Horn Andrea Robinson - Vocal Marc Russo - Sax Richard Ruttenberg - Keyboards Leslie Spiro - Vocal Mark Spiro - per/k/v Bo Tomlyn - Keyboards Jack White - Producer Larry. Williams - Sax Steve Williams - Keyboards ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Laura Branigan Artist : Laura Branigan Rating : Best-of-Artist (First Pick) Charts : Billboard #133, entered Apr 28, 1991, on charts 006 weeks Genre : Rock Time : 43:07 min Date : 1982 (release) AMG ID : R000002583 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- 1990 CD Atlantic 82086-2 CS Atlantic 82086-4 CD Atlantic 82086 ------- AMG Album Reviews ------- Branigan's big, expressive voice is the draw here, placed in dramatic musical settings that show it off to best advantage, especially on "Gloria," her breakthrough hit and stirring pop performance. ~ William Ruhlmann ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Laura Branigan Artist : Laura Branigan Rating : not rated yet Genre : Rock Type : video Date : 1984 (release) AMG ID : R000085558 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- Pioneer 21155 RCA 60422 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Over My Heart Artist : Laura Branigan Rating : not rated yet Genre : Rock AMG ID : R000184381 --------- Album Releases --------- CD Atlantic 82489-2 CS Atlantic 82489-4 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Self Control Artist : Laura Branigan Rating : Good Charts : Billboard #023, entered Apr 28, 1984, on charts 045 weeks Genre : Rock Time : 40:01 min Date : 1984 (release) AMG ID : R000002585 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- CD Atlantic 80147-2 CS Atlantic 80147-4 1984 LP Atlantic 701471 CD Atlantic 80147 ------- AMG Album Reviews ------- R&B/dance overtones, including the hit title track. ~ Bil Carpenter ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Beth Anderson - Vocal Laura Branigan - Vocal Robbie Buchanan - prd/p/s Bill Champlin - Vocal Joe Chemay - Vocal Nathan East - Bass Harold Faltermeyer - Synthesizer Tommy Funderberk - Vocal Steve George - Vocal Jim Haas - Vocal Dan Huff - Guitar Paul. Jackson - Guitar Jon Joyce - Vocal Tom Kelly - Vocal Michael "Feeling Free" Landau - Guitar Richard Page - Vocal Joe Pizzulo - Vocal John Robinson - Drums Carlos Vega - Drums Jack White - Producer Larry. Williams - Sax ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Touch Artist : L

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