Over My Heart

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Over My Heart
Studio album by Laura Branigan
Released August 17, 1993
Recorded 1992–1993
Genre Pop, rock
Length 55:20
Label Atlantic
Producer Laura Branigan,
Billy Branigan,
Jorge Casas,
Clay Ostwald,
Phil Ramone
Laura Branigan chronology
The Very Best of Laura Branigan
(1992)
Over My Heart
(1993)
The Best of Branigan
(1995)
Singles from Over My Heart
  1. "Didn't We Almost Win It All"
    Released: 1993
  2. "It's Been Hard Enough Getting Over You"
    Released: 1993
  3. "How Can I Help You to Say Goodbye"
    Released: 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Over My Heart, released in 1993, is the seventh and final studio album by singer Laura Branigan. It was Branigan's most personal album and saw her again try her hand at producing, alongside successful producer Phil Ramone. While the Gloria Estefan-penned "Love Your Girl" was aimed for the clubs that made her famous, the album was ballad-heavy, including the opener "How Can I Help You To Say Goodbye"; the Spanish-language "Mujer Contra Mujer"; "Mangwane (The Wedding Song)" (taught to her by her friend Stevie Godson, who was also the executive producer on the track), sung in Sotho, a South African language, and recorded there with the Mmabana Children's Choir; and several of her own compositions, "Didn't We Almost Win It All" and "Over You".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "How Can I Help You to Say Goodbye"   Karen Taylor-Good, Burton Collins 4:29
2. "The Sweet Hello, the Sad Goodbye"   Per Gessle 5:07
3. "Over My Heart"   Eric Martin, Andre Pessis 4:24
4. "It's Been Hard Enough Getting Over You"   Michael Bolton, Doug James 3:41
5. "Is There Anybody Here But Me"   Kevin Wells, Pessis 4:51
6. "Love Your Girl"   Gloria Estefan, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald 4:34
7. "Didn't We Almost Win It All"   Laura Branigan, Brian BecVar 5:09
8. "Only Time Will Tell"   Wells, Pessis 4:25
9. "I'll Wait for You"   Laura Branigan, Wells 4:40
10. "Mujer Contra Mujer"   José María Cano 5:07
11. "Over You"   Laura Branigan, Billy Branigan 5:20
12. "Mangwane (The Wedding Song)"   Traditional 4:02

Personnel[edit]

  • Laura Branigan: vocals, background vocals
  • Children's chorus: Beatrice Akuoko, Dela Amuzu, Gloria Ayee, Manuela Ayee, John:Carol Bukenya, Ann Davis, Rena Davis, Slaveca Gavrilovic, Khumo Khaole, Malebogo Felicity Mabille, Bruce Molema, Mpho Pharasi, Mokgoberg Refilwe Phirwa, Thenjiwe Roda, Refilwe Roselinda Moiloa, Golda Schultz, Barbara Sentongo, Sphumele Sibeko, Khanyisa Thakula
  • Vocals: Jacob Bantsejang, Gladys Kgadiete, Bushy Monakwane, Grace Msumbu, Patricia Tong, Ingrid Tubo
  • Choir: John:Benjamin Bukrnya, Christina Luboyera, Neo Carol Matte, Valetnine Kgothatso Motlhabi
  • Background vocals: Billy Branigan, Jill Dell'Abate, Rory Dodd, Joy Francis, Karen Kamon, Curtis King, Charles Mangold
  • Drums: Tony Beard, Kevin Wells
  • Keyboards: Brian BecVar, Jeff Jacobs, Clay Ostwald, Eric Rehl, Peter "Ski" Schwartz
  • Bass guitar: Billy Branigan, Jorge Casas, Bushy Monakwane
  • Acoustic guitar: Billy Branigan, Charlton Pettus, David Spinozza
  • Electric guitar: John McCurry
  • Alto saxophone: Dave Greenfield, Jeff Greenfield, Steve Greenfield
  • Percussion: Bashiri Johnson
  • Tenor saxophone: Lenny Pickett

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Laura Branigan, Billy Branigan, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald, Phil Ramone, Stevie Godson
  • Engineers: Charles Dye, Danny Grigsby, Lolly Grodner, Richard Mitchell, Clay Ostwald
  • Assistant engineer: Louis Alfred III, Jim Caruana, Sean Chambers, Tom Fritze, Alister Glyn, Andy Grassi, Ron London, Jennifer Monnar, Michael Thompson
  • Mixing: Danny Grigsby, Lolly Grodner, Jay Healy, Andy Smith
  • Mixing Assistant: Andy Smith
  • Mastering: Greg Calbi
  • Programming: Jorge Casas, Ray McDonald, Clay Ostwald
  • Project coordinator: Jill Dell'Abate
  • Sampling: Ray McDonald, Roy McDonald
  • Arranger: Laura Branigan, Billy Branigan, Jorge Casas, Jeff Jacobs, Clay Ostwald, Phil Ramone, Eric Rehl, Peter "Ski" Schwartz
  • Computers: Roy McDonald

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