1982 Laura Branigan – Branigan

Branigan is the debut album by American singer Laura Branigan, released in March 1982 on Atlantic Records.
Two singles were released from the album: Although the first “All Night With Me”, failed to enter the Top 40, the second single, an English version of the Italian hit by Umberto Tozzi “Gloria”, made the singer a star. The album included ballads “If You Loved Me” and “I Wish We Could Be Alone”, the latter written by Branigan. It also included the pop-rock “Please Stay, Go Away” and the straight-ahead rock of “Living a Lie”. The album was certified gold. Her Eurodisco version of “Gloria” was nominated for, but failed to win, a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. A remastered and expanded edition of the album was released on July 7, 2014 by Gold Legion. Included is the extended 12″ version of “Gloria” and several previously unavailable tracks from the album sessions, some of which were released as singles prior to the release of the final album.



Tracks

All Night With Me (Chris Montan) 3:55
Gloria (Giancarlo Bigazzi, Trevor Veitch, Umberto Tozzi) 3:53
3  Lovin’ You Baby (Adrian John Loveridge, John Wonderling) 4:31
4  Living A Lie (Dick St Nicklaus, Sue Neal) 3:43
5  If You Loved Me (Diane Warren, Steve Angelica) 3:17
6  Please Stay, Go Away (Adrian John Loveridge, John Wonderling) 3:35
7  I Wish We Could Be Alone (Laura Branigan) 3:20
8  Down Like a Rock (Randy Van Warmer) 3:36
9  Maybe I Love You (Alan Sorrenti, Greg Mathieson, Trevor Veitch) 3:30

Musicians

Bass Bob Glaub
Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Carlos Vega
Guitar Steve Lukather
Guitar Trevor Veitch
Guitar Mike Landau
Keyboards Greg Mathieson
Synthesizer Michael Boddicker
Synthesizer Greg Mathieson
Background Vocals Stephanie Spruill
Background Vocals Julia Tillman Waters
Background Vocals Maxine Willard Waters
Background Vocals Joe Chemay
Background Vocals James Haas
Background Vocals Jon Joyce

Liner Notes

Producer – Jack White
Co-producer (Co-produced By) – Greg Mathieson
Arranged By – Greg Mathieson
Contractor (Musical) – Trevor Veitch
Mastered By – Brian Gardner
Mixed By – Jürgen Koppers
Recorded By – John Kovarek, Jürgen Koppers

Art Direction (Art Director) – Bob Defrin
Photography By – Jim Houghton

Recorded At – Rusk Sound Studios
Mixed At – Rusk Sound Studios
Mastered At – Allen Zentz Mastering
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
Copyright (c) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
Pressed By – Allied Record Company
Published By – Special Music (4)
Published By – Old Sock Music
Published By – Sugar Song Publications, Inc.
Published By – Big 7 Music
Published By – Woodbourne Music Co.
Published By – Morganic Music Co.
Published By – Sweet Jenny Music Co.
Published By – Dick St. Nicklaus Publishing
Published By – Careers Music, Inc.
Published By – Edition Sunrise Publishing, Inc.
Published By – LBK Publishing
Published By – Fourth Floor Music, Inc.
Published By – Blendingwell Music, Inc.
Published By – Slapshot Music
Published By – Mighty Mathieson Music
Published By – Ala Bianca Music Publishing & Music Productions S.r.l.