Branigan

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Branigan
Studio album by Laura Branigan
Released March 1982
Genre Pop, rock
Length 34:08[1]
Label Atlantic
Producer Greg Mathieson,
Jack White
Laura Branigan chronology
Branigan
(1982)
Branigan 2
(1983)
Singles from Branigan
  1. "All Night With Me"
    Released: 1982
  2. "Gloria"
    Released: July 1982
Singles from Branigan (Expanded)
  1. "Fool's Affair"
    Released: 1980
  2. "Looking Out for Number One"
    Released: 1981
  3. "Tell Him"
    Released: 1981
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]

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,[1] the second single, an English version of the Italian hit by Umberto Tozzi "Gloria", made the singer a star.[3]

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 will be released on July 7, 2014 by Gold Legion. It will include the extended 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.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "All Night With Me"   Chris Montan 3:52
2. "Gloria"   Umberto Tozzi, Giancarlo Bigazzi, Trevor Veitch 4:50
3. "Lovin' You Baby"   Adrian Loveridge, John Wonderling 4:34
4. "Living a Lie"   Dick St. Nichlaus, Sue Neal 3:41
5. "If You Loved Me"   Diane Warren, The Doctor 3:15
6. "Please Stay, Go Away"   Loveridge, Wonderling 3:33
7. "I Wish We Could Be Alone"   Laura Branigan 3:18
8. "Down Like a Rock"   Randy VanWarmer 3:34
9. "Maybe I Love You"   Veitch, Greg Mathieson, Alan Sorrenti 3:31
Expanded edition bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
10. "Looking Out for Number One"   Bill Bodine, Jack Tempchin 4:23
11. "Fool's Affair"   Richard Kerr, Troy Seals 3:37
12. "Tell Him"   Bert Berns 2:33
13. "Love Me Tonight"   Robbie Seidman 3:30
14. "When"   Branigan 2:43
15. "Looking Out for Number One" (Midnight mix) Bodine, Tempchin 5:32
16. "Gloria" (12" version) Tozzi, Bigazzi, Veitch 5:53

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Greg Mathieson, Jack White
  • Engineers: Juergen Koppers, John Kovarek
  • Arranger: Greg Mathieson

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Albums Chart 50
Canadian Albums Chart 14
US Billboard 200 34

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US US AC US Dance AUS CAN IRE UK
1981 "Looking Out for Number One" 60
1982 "All Night With Me" 69
"Gloria" 2 28 4 1 1 4 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Branigan at AllMusic
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Stephen Holden (September 18, 1984). "Branigan's Top-40 Style At Avery Fisher Hall". The New York Times. Retrieved 2000-04-20. 
  4. ^ "Laura Branigan - Branigan (Expanded)". Gold Legion. Retrieved November 16, 2012.