The Essentials (Laura Branigan album)

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The Essentials
Greatest hits album by Laura Branigan
Released August 20, 2002
Recorded 1982–1990
Genre Pop, rock
Label Atlantic
Producer Jack White, Harold Faltermeyer, Stock/Aitken/Waterman, David Kershenbaum, Richard Perry, Peter Wolf, Robbie Buchanan, Greg Mathieson
Laura Branigan chronology
The Best of Branigan
The Essentials
The Platinum Collection
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

The Essentials was released in 2002 and was the second greatest-hits collection of singer Laura Branigan that was issued in the United States. Many fans consider this to be superior to the previous compilation, The Best of Branigan, due to the inclusion of singles "Shattered Glass," "Moonlight on Water," "Never in a Million Years" and her introduction of the rock ballad "I Found Someone", all of which were missing from the previous release. The album is her last to be released before her death in 2004.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Gloria"   Bigazzi, Tozzi, Veitch 4:50
2. "Solitaire"   Clemenceau, Warren 4:07
3. "Self Control"   Bigazzi, Piccolo, Riefoli 4:08
4. "The Lucky One"   Roberts 4:10
5. "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You"   Bolton, James 4:29
6. "Spanish Eddie"   Palmer, Cochran 4:10
7. "I Found Someone"   Bolton, Mangold 4:01
8. "Shattered Glass"   Coe, Mitchell 3:41
9. "Power of Love"   Applegate, DeRouge, Mende, Rush 5:26
10. "Never in a Million Years"   Farrell, Robbins, Stephenson 4:08
11. "Ti Amo"   Bigazzi, Tozzi, Warren 4:18
12. "Moonlight on Water"   Goldmark, Kipner 4:39