1981 Madleen Kane – Don’t Wanna Lose You

Madleen Kane is a model and singer, born on 4 March 1958 in Malmö, Sweden, to a Swedish father and American mother. A former Elite fashion model, she worked since age 17 for the German fashion magazine Burda Moden. Despite her thinness, she was published in several issues of Playboy magazine. In addition, she had five Top 10 hits on the US Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

At the beginning of the 1980s, Madleen moved to Chalet Records, part of Prelude Records, and released her third album, Sounds Of Love (1980). It featured “Cherchez Pas”, which was more “electronic” as opposed to her usual symphonic disco songs. Madleen later worked with producer Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte. Nevertheless Giorgio Moroder appeared with his mixes in 1981 with “Don’t wanna Lose You” and helped her album sales in Clubs but no longer in radios. “You Can” (1981), the Flashdance-esque lead single from those sessions spent three weeks on top of the Billboard Dance charts. The album Don’t Wanna Lose You followed. This was again released on Chalet Records, which was owned by her then-husband Jean-Claude Friederich and distributed by dance promoter Tom Hayden and his TSR Record Company, which was to be Madleen’s next record label. Other big hits: “Playing For Time,” “You Can,” “I’m No Angel,” “Fire in My Heart”.

Tracks

1  You Can (Giorgio Moroder, Pete Bellotte) 6:58
2  The Lonely One (Giorgio Moroder, Keith Forsey) 3:45
3  Playing For Time (Giorgio Moroder, Pete Bellotte) 3:56
4  Treat Me Like A Lady (Giorgio Moroder, Keith Forsey) 3:32
5  Don’t Wanna Lose You (Giorgio Moroder, Pete Bellotte) 4:30
6  Fire In My Heart (Sylvester Levay, Pete Bellotte) 4:18
7  Mon Amour (Madleen Kane, Giorgio Moroder) 3:11
8  Take Me To Your Heaven (Giorgio Moroder, Pete Bellotte) 4:57

Media

Musicians

1 You Can

Drums Keith Forsey
Guitar Richie Zito
Keyboards Harold Faltermeyer
Percussion Keith Forsey
Background Vocals Marti McCall
Background Vocals Paulette McWilliams
Background Vocals Stephanie Spruill


2 The Lonely One

Bass Abraham Laboriel Sr
Drums Keith Forsey
Guitar Giorgio Moroder
Guitar Richie Zito
Guitar Steve Lukather
Keyboards Greg Mathieson
Sax Gary Herbig
Horn Bill Reichenbach
Horn Gary Grant
Horn Jerry Hey
Background Vocals Bill Champlin
Background Vocals Carmen Grillo
Background Vocals Tom Kelly


3 Playing For Time

Bass Les Hurdle
Drums Keith Forsey
Guitar Steve Lukather
Keyboards Greg Mathieson
Vocals Bill Champlin
Background Vocals Carmen Grillo
Background Vocals Lori Kelly


4 Treat Me Like A Lady

Bass Les Hurdle
Drums Keith Forsey
Guitar Steve Lukather
Keyboards Greg Mathieson
Sax Gary Herbig
Vocals Stephanie Spruill
Background Vocals Bill Champlin
Background Vocals Carmen Grillo
Background Vocals Tom Kelly


5 Don’t Wanna Lose You

Bass Les Hurdle
Drums Keith Forsey
Guitar Richie Zito
Guitar Steve Lukather
Keyboards Greg Mathieson
Horn Bill Reichenbach
Horn Gary Grant
Horn Gary Herbig
Horn Jerry Hey
Background Vocals Bill Champlin
Background Vocals Carmen Grillo
Background Vocals Tom Kelly


6 Fire In My Heart

Drums Keith Forsey
Keyboards Sylvester Levay
Background Vocals Keith Forsey
Background Vocals Stephanie Spruill


7 Mon Amour

Bass Les Hurdle
Drums Keith Forsey
Guitar Steve Lukather
Keyboards Greg Mathieson
Sax Gary Herbig
Background Vocals Stephanie Spruill


8 Take Me To Your Heaven

Bass Les Hurdle
Guitar Steve Lukather
Keyboards Greg Mathieson
Horn Bill Reichenbach
Horn Gary Grant
Horn Gary Herbig
Horn Jerry Hey
Background Vocals Keith Forsey
Background Vocals Stephanie Spruill

Liner Notes

Producer – Giorgio Moroder
Arranged By – Greg Mathieson
Arranged By – Harold Faltermeyer (Track 1)
Arranged By – Sylvester Levay (Track 6)
Concertmaster – Sidney Sharp (Tracks 3, 7)
Engineer – Brian Reeves, Jürgen Koppers
Engineer (Assistant) – R. Cicero
Engineer – Giorgio Moroder, Harold Faltermeyer, Mal Lucas (Track 6)
Engineer (Assistant) – Matt Forger (Track 6)
Mixed By – Giorgio Moroder, Jürgen Koppers

Recorded at Westlake Los Angeles
Aspen Recordings, Musicland Munich
Mixed at Westlake Los Angeles / 1981