1985 Laura Branigan – Hold Me

Hold Me is the fourth studio album by American singer Laura Branigan. It was released on July 15, 1985, by Atlantic Records. The album peaked at number 71 on the US Billboard 200, though it fared better internationally, reaching the top 10 in Sweden and Switzerland, and the top 15 in Norway.

The album’s lead single, “Spanish Eddie”, earned Branigan her sixth top-40 entry in two and a half years, peaking at number 40 on the Billboard Hot 100, and was moderately successful outside the United States Subsequent singles “Hold Me” and “I Found Someone” failed to make an impact, peaking at numbers 82 and 90 on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively. Nevertheless, “Hold Me” reached number 39 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Disco Club Play chart, while “I Found Someone” reached number 25 on the Hot Adult Contemporary chart

Tracks

Hold Me (Beth Andersen; Bill Bodine) 04:46
2  Maybe Tonight (Jack White; Mark Spiro) 03:40
3  Foolish Lullaby (Jack White; Mark Spiro) 04:19
Spanish Eddie (Chuck Cochran; David Palmer) 04:10
5  Forever Young (Bernhard Lloyd; Jack White; Mark Spiro) 03:58
6  When I’m With You (Harold Faltermeyer; Jack White; Mark Spiro) 04:14
I Found Someone (Mark Mangold; Michael Bolton) 04:01
8  Sanctuary (Gary Usher; Tom Kelly) 03:33
9  Tenderness (Jack White; Laura Branigan; Mark Spiro) 03:46
10  When The Heat Hits The Streets (Cappy Capossela; Linda Schreyer) 03:45

Musicians

BassNathan East
BassLarry Ball
GuitarCraig T Cooper
GuitarDann Huff
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsAlan Pasqua
KeyboardsBo Tomlyn
KeyboardsBrian Malouf
KeyboardsEd Arkin
KeyboardsHarold Faltermeyer
KeyboardsMark Spiro
KeyboardsMichael Boddicker
KeyboardsMichael Mason
KeyboardsMike Egizi
KeyboardsRich Ruttenberg
KeyboardsSteve Williams
SynthesizerAlan Pasqua
SynthesizerBo Tomlyn
SynthesizerBrian Malouf
SynthesizerEd Arkin
SynthesizerHarold Faltermeyer
SynthesizerMark Spiro
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
SynthesizerMichael Mason
SynthesizerMike Egizi
SynthesizerRich Ruttenberg
SynthesizerSteve Williams
ProgrammingAlan Pasqua
ProgrammingBo Tomlyn
ProgrammingBrian Malouf
ProgrammingEd Arkin
ProgrammingHarold Faltermeyer
ProgrammingMark Spiro
ProgrammingMichael Boddicker
ProgrammingMichael Mason
ProgrammingMike Egizi
ProgrammingRich Ruttenberg
ProgrammingSteve Williams
SaxGary Herbig
SaxMarc Russo
PercussionBrian Malouf
PercussionMark Spiro
PercussionNathan Alford Jr
Background VocalsAndrea Robinson
Background VocalsAngie Jaree
Background VocalsBeth Andersen
Background VocalsEdie Lehmann
Background VocalsGeorge Merrill
Background VocalsJames Ingram
Background VocalsJill Colucci
Background VocalsJim Haas
Background VocalsJoe Pizzulo
Background VocalsJon Joyce
Background VocalsPhillip Ingram
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsRod Burton
Background VocalsRosemary Butler
Background VocalsSusan Boyd
Background VocalsTom Kelly
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk
VocalsLaura Branigan

Liner Notes

Producer – Jack White (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Producer – Harold Faltermeyer (Tracks 1, 7)
Producer – Mark Spiro (Tracks 10)
Co-producer (Associate Producer) – Mark Spiro (Tracks 2, 3, 6, 9)
Arranged By – Harold Faltermeyer (Tracks 1, 4, 6, 7)
Arranged By – Mark Spiro (Tracks 2, 3, 6, 9, 10)
Arranged By – Ed Arkin (Tracks 2, 3, 6, 9)
Arranged By – Tom Keane (Track 5)
Arranged By – Gary Usher (Track 8)
Arranged By (Horns) – Jerry Hey (Track 9)
Engineer – Brian Malouf, Brian Reeves, Dave Concors, David Devore, Ed Thacker, John Kovarek, John Van Nest, Jurgen Koppers, Tom Whitlock
Engineer (Assistant) – Peggy McAffee, Ric Butz, Samii Tailor, Stephen Krause
Mastered By – Brian Gardner
Mixed By – Jurgen Koppers

Art Direction – Bob Defrin
Photography By – Aaron Rapoport

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA International Inc.
Copyright (c) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
Manufactured By – Polygram, Hanover, West Germany
Recorded At – Image Recording Studios
Recorded At – Can-Am Recorders
Recorded At – Westlake Studios
Recorded At – Bodifications
Recorded At – Preferred Sound
Mixed At – Image Recording Studios
Mastered At – Bernie Grundman Mastering