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NEW Laura Branigan - Branigan (CD)
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The song "Gloria" was my song for 1982, and Laura Branigan was the girl (what a spunk) I liked to listen to the most, her debut album `Branigan' was a must for me, (I got my copy on tape first, then I bought record later) the album went gold and platinum in Canada and the U.S. in 1983-84.
`Branigan' the album only had 9 tracks when released in 1982 (what is it with 9-track albums?), nonetheless the first single off the album was "All Night with Me", which had climbed to number 69 on the Billboards charts, this soft ballad was the beginning of a successful career in music although the song had potential, it didn't really do anything, but Laura had to start somewhere; but it did prove that Laura had great vocal talent as her second single "Gloria" attested, this rock-pop-dance-groove with tight strong vocals was originally an Italian love song recorded by Umberto Tozzi in 1979; this was the song that made everybody stand to attention and take notice it was a hit all around the world and stayed on the Billboard's Hot 100 for a record-setting 36 weeks. It was a gold and platinum hit in Canada and the U.S. Laura was also nominated for Best Pop Vocal Performance - by a Female Artist at the Grammy Awards in 1982 for her song "Gloria", and it seemed from then on Laura could only build on her success, which she did the following years as her maturity in the music industry flourished.Read more ›
"All Night With Me" is a classic 80's piano-ballad that then gets volume at the chorus. It's akin to what Whitney would do with "Saving All My Love For You." Call it a pop power-ballad. And that potent powerhouse voice of hers is what saved some of her lesser albums.
Then comes her most famous song, intro'd by a blazing synthesizer, then those familiar infectious synth chords. "Gloria" is about a woman on the run whose frantic goals are gonna lead to a reckoning, a breakdown, or something else: "Gloria (Gloria), I think they got your number (Gloria)/I think they got the alias (Gloria) that you've been living under (Gloria)/But you really don't remember, was it something that they said?/Are the voices in your head calling, Gloria?"
"Lovin' You Baby" sets the standard for her heartbreak/being dumped songs that would permeate on her future albums. A rock guitar punctuates this pop power ballad, especially sung in the chorus: "Where would I be, how could I live?/Where would I go, and what would I give?/What can I say, how do I stand?/Where do I fall if there's no more lovin' you baby?"
"Livin A Lie" puts the pedal on the metal, with a quick-paced rock-beat accompanying this speeding down the highway number.Read more ›
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This, Laura Branigan's debut, showcases her ability to sing country flavored tunes "All Night With Me", passion ballads "Lovin' You Baby", "If You Loved... Read morePublished on Aug. 11 2003 by Trippy Taco
As a huge Laura Branigan fan, i will defend her forever that she has THE greatest, most powerful female voice in music of the last 20 years. Read morePublished on Dec 16 2002 by Peter
I own all of Laura Branigan's albums in original formats from
vinylo to cassettes :Branigan,Branigan2,Self control,Hold me,Touch,Laura Branigan,and Over my heart. Read more
The most well known song on this album is, without a doubt, "Gloria." But there is so much more to Branigan than this. Read morePublished on Sept. 18 2002
this is where to start exploring the booming voice of Laura Branigan....best include "living a lie", "down like a rock", "lovin' you baby",... Read morePublished on June 20 2000 by johntaylor
Laura Branigan's debut album is filled with classic treasures sung with her big, rich, vulnerable soprano voice. The ballads are heart-wrenching and leave you wanting more.Published on Jan. 20 2000 by tipper71
I'm old enough to remember how much airtime "Gloria" received when it first came out in the early 1980s. Read morePublished on Jan. 16 2000 by Tung Yin