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.
Kim Scharnberg – string arrangements and conductor (5, 11)
Sue Shifrin – background vocals (1, 10)
Mike Stock – keyboards (6, 7), Linn 9000 programming (6, 7), background vocals (6, 7)
Andrew Thomas – PPG Wave synthesizer programming (1)
Carlos Vega – drums (11)
Mona Lisa Young – background vocals (4, 10)
Strings (5, 11) – Julie Ann Gigante, Clayton Haslop, Alexander Horvath, Dennis Karmazyn, Armen Ksjikian, Kenneth G. Kugler, Margot MacLaine, Michael Matthews, Ralph D. Morrison III, Michael Nowak R.F. Peterson, Kim Scharnberg, Raymond J. Tischer II and Arthur Zadinsky