Self Control

Self Control

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by Laura Branigan
     
 

Laura Branigan's third album capitalized on the Euro-dance-pop and affecting ballads that made her an international star while allowing her to grow as a vocalist. Her collections, always uneven in terms of material, benefit mostly from her stellar voice, and this is no exception."The Lucky One" and "Heart" start slow and build to a crescendo, perfectly showcasing her…  See more details below

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Laura Branigan's third album capitalized on the Euro-dance-pop and affecting ballads that made her an international star while allowing her to grow as a vocalist. Her collections, always uneven in terms of material, benefit mostly from her stellar voice, and this is no exception."The Lucky One" and "Heart" start slow and build to a crescendo, perfectly showcasing her range without being obvious. The title track, about finding sex in the seamy side of town, sparked a bit of a controversy, but ended up being her second biggest hit. The song itself works, but Branigan was never a sex bomb, so the fact that she pulls it off is indicative of her power as a performer. "Ti Amo" is the album's theatrical ballad, which works well with breathy, dramatic vocals. She even pulls off a graceful cover of "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" that is clear and simple, while "Breaking Out" and "Take Me" are perfect examples of synthesizer-driven '80s dance ditties. The only slow moments come with "Silent Partners" and "With Every Beat of My Heart," and that's not because they're ballads. The production bogs them down, and the lyrics are so pedestrian, you won't find yourself moved by them except to skip to the next song.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/07/1987
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0075678014727
catalogNumber:
1050220

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Laura Branigan   Primary Artist,Vocals
Bill Champlin   Vocals,Background Vocals
Joe Chemay   Vocals,Background Vocals
Beth Andersen   Vocals,Background Vocals
Robbie Buchanan   Synthesizer,Piano
Nathan East   Bass
Harold Faltermeyer   Synthesizer
Tommy Funderburk   Vocals,Background Vocals
Steve George   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jim Haas   Background Vocals
Dann Huff   Guitar
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Jon Joyce   Vocals,Background Vocals
Tom Kelly   Vocals,Background Vocals
Michael Landau   Guitar
Richard Page   Vocals,Background Vocals
Joe Pizzulo   Vocals,Background Vocals
John "J.R." Robinson   Drums
Carlos Vega   Drums
Larry Williams   Saxophone

Technical Credits

Steve Kipner   Contributor
Robbie Buchanan   Producer
Harold Faltermeyer   Contributor
Jürgen Koppers   Engineer
Jack White   Producer
Steve Piccolo   Composer

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