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is the fifth Touch album by American singer Laura Branigan, released in 1987 on Atlantic Records.
This album marked a change in Branigan's career. Under new management and using a different producer, the singer took a more active role in the studio, gaining hands-on experience which she used to self-produce tracks on her subsequent albums.
Touch also saw her return to dancefloors with the first single, the Stock/Aitken/Waterman-produced "Shattered Glass", which was released in June 1987 and was a US top 50 hit. She had a Top 40 hit with a cover of Jennifer Rush's minor U.S. hit, " Power of Love", which was released in October 1987. "Spirit of Love" was released as a single in Europe. "Cry Wolf" was the album's third single release in the US, and was a top 30 AC hit.
Track listing [ edit ]
Sue Shifrin, Bob Marlette
"Shadow of Love"
Rosetta Stone, Jan Mullaney
"Meaning of the Word"
Rick Palombi, Roy Freeland
Power of Love"
Candy DeRouge, Gunther Mende, Jennifer Rush, Mary Susan Applegate 5:26
Shattered Glass" Bob Mitchell, Steve Coe
Whatever I Do"
Mike Stock, Matt Aitken 4:01
"Spirit of Love"
Rick Nowels, Ellen Shipley, Billy Steinberg 4:11
Shirley Ellis, Lincoln Chase 4:50
Jude Johnstone 4:49
"Statue in the Rain"
(CD bonus track) Rick Palombi, Mathew Garey
Personnel [ edit ]
Laura Branigan -
vocals, background vocals
Matt Aitken - guitar, keyboards Donna Delory - background vocals
Coral Gordon - background vocals
Dennis Henson - background vocals
Michael Landau - guitar Mark Leggett -
guitar, keyboards Dee Lewis - background vocals
A. Linn - drums (Linn drum machine)
Jeff Lorber - keyboards
Bob Marlette - guitar, drums, keyboards, vocals John Nelson - guitar
John O'Hara - keyboards
Rick Palombi - drums, keyboards, background vocals
Kim Scharnberg - strings
Sue Shifrin - background vocals
Mike Stock - keyboards, background vocals Carlos Vega -
drums Monalisa Young - background vocals
Production [ edit ]
Producers: Albert Cabrera, David Kershenbaum, Tony Moran,
Mike Stock, Matt Aitken, Pete Waterman Engineers: John Guess, David J. Holman, Cliff Jones, Ray Leonard, Mark McGuire
Mixing: Albert Cabrera, Peter Hammond, David J. Holman, Tony Moran
Mastering: Bob Ludwig
Programming: Matt Aitken, David J. Holman,
Jeff Lorber, Bob Marlette, Rick Palombi, Mike Stock, Andrew Thomas Drum programming:
Jeff Lorber, Bob Marlette Arranger: Mark Leggett,
Jeff Lorber, Bob Marlette, Rick Palombi Design: Janis Wilkins
Art Direction: Janis Wilkins
Photography: Victoria Pearson
Hair Stylist: Hugh Ragan
Album [2 ]
Billboard 200 87
Hot Dance Music/Club Play
Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales
Billboard Hot 100 48
"Power Of Love"
"Power of Love"
Billboard Hot 100 26
References [ edit ]