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

DrumsKeith Forsey
GuitarRichie Zito
KeyboardsHarold Faltermeyer
PercussionKeith Forsey
Background VocalsMarti McCall
Background VocalsPaulette McWilliams
Background VocalsStephanie Spruill


2 The Lonely One

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsKeith Forsey
GuitarGiorgio Moroder
GuitarRichie Zito
GuitarSteve Lukather
KeyboardsGreg Mathieson
SaxGary Herbig
HornBill Reichenbach
HornGary Grant
HornJerry Hey
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsCarmen Grillo
Background VocalsTom Kelly


3 Playing For Time

BassLes Hurdle
DrumsKeith Forsey
GuitarSteve Lukather
KeyboardsGreg Mathieson
VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsCarmen Grillo
Background VocalsLori Kelly


4 Treat Me Like A Lady

BassLes Hurdle
DrumsKeith Forsey
GuitarSteve Lukather
KeyboardsGreg Mathieson
SaxGary Herbig
VocalsStephanie Spruill
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsCarmen Grillo
Background VocalsTom Kelly


5 Don’t Wanna Lose You

BassLes Hurdle
DrumsKeith Forsey
GuitarRichie Zito
GuitarSteve Lukather
KeyboardsGreg Mathieson
HornBill Reichenbach
HornGary Grant
HornGary Herbig
HornJerry Hey
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsCarmen Grillo
Background VocalsTom Kelly


6 Fire In My Heart

DrumsKeith Forsey
KeyboardsSylvester Levay
Background VocalsKeith Forsey
Background VocalsStephanie Spruill


7 Mon Amour

BassLes Hurdle
DrumsKeith Forsey
GuitarSteve Lukather
KeyboardsGreg Mathieson
SaxGary Herbig
Background VocalsStephanie Spruill


8 Take Me To Your Heaven

BassLes Hurdle
GuitarSteve Lukather
KeyboardsGreg Mathieson
HornBill Reichenbach
HornGary Grant
HornGary Herbig
HornJerry Hey
Background VocalsKeith Forsey
Background VocalsStephanie 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