1990 Laura Branigan – Laura Branigan

Laura Branigan is the sixth album by singer Laura Branigan, released in 1990.

The album’s second single, “Never in a Million Years”, was an AC hit for Branigan. The album also brought the singer back to the tops of the Hi-NRG charts and dancefloors with its first single, “Moonlight on Water”, and a trendy update of Vicki Sue Robinson’s disco-era “Turn the Beat Around”. The latter was the first of many songs on which Branigan added production to her list of credits. A slew of promo remixes were embraced by many of the DJs who first brought her to fame with “Gloria”, but “Turn the Beat Around” did not make the broader US national dance chart and did not receive an official single release.

While a sexy video supported the lead-off single (which was subtitled “Sex on the Beach” on DJ pressings), Laura Branigan became her first album since 1983’s Branigan 2 to be promoted by only one music video. While the album was Laura’s last to be commercially available as a vinyl LP, “Moonlight on Water” and “Never in a Million Years” were also Branigan’s first singles not to be released in the 7″ vinyl format. This was Branigan’s first album not to produce a Top 40 Billboard Hot 100 hit.

The song “Unison” was recorded by Celine Dion the same year. The album’s final track was another Branigan production, a subdued cover of Bryan Adams’ “The Best Was Yet to Come”.

Tracks

1 Moonlight On Water 4:39
2 Bad Attitude 4:00
3 Never In A Million Years 4:08
4 Smoke Screen 4:06
5 Let Me In 5:18
6 Turn The Beat Around 4:22
7 Unison 4:40
8 No Promise, No Guarantee 5:00
9 Reverse Psychology 3:33
10 The Best Was Yet To Come 3:21

1 Moonlight On Water

Bass Michael Dunlap
Guitar James Harrah
Drums (programming) Howie Rice
Drums (programming) Andy Goldmark
Drums (programming) Steve Kipner
Guitar Howie Rice
Keyboards Steve Lindsey
Keyboards Howie Rice
Keyboards Andy Goldmark
Background Vocals Andy Goldmark
Vocals Laura Branigan

2 Bad Attitude

Drums (programming) Howie Rice
Drums (programming) Richard Perry
Drums (programming) Steve Kipner
Guitar Howie Rice
Keyboards Michael Dunlap
Keyboards Howie Rice
Keyboards Steve Lindsey
Keyboards Ramsey Embick
Percussion Howie Rice
Percussion Ramsey Embick
Background Vocals Alfie Silas
Background Vocals Peggi Blu
Background Vocals Jean Johnson
Vocals Laura Branigan

3 Never In A Million Years

All Other Instruments Peter Wolf
Guitar Peter Maunu
Background Vocals Alfie Silas
Background Vocals Ina Wolf
Background Vocals Maxine Anderson
Background Vocals Joe Pizzulo
Background Vocals Phillip Ingram
Background Vocals Dorian Holley
Vocals Laura Branigan

4 Smoke Screen

Drums (programming) Clif Magness
Drums (programming) Steve Goldstein
Guitar James Harrah
Keyboards Steve Lindsey
Keyboards Clif Magness
Keyboards Steve Goldstein
Sax Brandon Fields
Background Vocals Kate Markowitz
Background Vocals Donna DeLory
Vocals Laura Branigan

5 Let Me In

Bass Larry Klein
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar James Harrah
Keyboards Dennis Matkosky
Keyboards Steve Lindsey
Background Vocals Brenda Russell
Background Vocals Danny Peck
Background Vocals Kate Markowitz
Background Vocals Bill Champlin
Background Vocals Leslie Hall
Background Vocals Donna DeLory
Vocals Laura Branigan

6 Turn The Beat Around

Drums (programming) Steve Lindsey
Drums (programming) Khris Kellow
HiHAt JR Robinson
Guitar James Harrah
Percussion Lenny Castro
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Background Vocals Mona Lisa Young
Background Vocals Peggi Blu
Background Vocals Alfie Silas
Vocals Laura Branigan

7 Unison

Drums Peter Bunetta
Drums (programming) Peter Bunetta
Guitar Dann Huff
Keyboards Robbie Buchanan
Keyboards Rick Chudacoff
Background Vocals Leslie Smith
Background Vocals Joey Diggs
Background Vocals Ivory Stone
Background Vocals Patti Henley
Background Vocals Michael Williams
Vocals Laura Branigan

8 No Promise, No Guarantee

All Other Instruments Peter Wolf
Guitar Peter Maunu
Background Vocals Alfie Silas
Background Vocals Ina Wolf
Background Vocals Maxine Anderson
Background Vocals Joe Pizzulo
Background Vocals Phillip Ingram
Background Vocals Dorian Holley
Vocals Laura Branigan

9 Reverse Psychology

Drums (programming) Clif Magness
Guitar James Harrah
Guitar Clif Magness
Keyboards Greg Phillinganes
Keyboards Clif Magness
Keyboards Steve Lindsey
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Background Vocals Mona Lisa Young
Background Vocals Peggi Blu
Background Vocals Francine Howard
Background Vocals Bernadette Barlow
Vocals Laura Branigan

10 The Best Was Yet To Come

Bass Larry Klein
Drums (programming) Steve Lindsey
Drums (programming) Steve Goldstein
Piano Randy Kerber
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa