Touch

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All Music Guide - Bryan Buss
Laura Branigan's fifth album, Touch, showed signs of maturity as she made a bid that was not quite successful for adult contemporary crossover -- a smart chance to take considering the longevity many A/C acts have. Her big, boomy voice is perfect for some of the moody ballads on this collection, such as "Over Love," "Meaning of the Word," and "Spirit of Love," but there are so many of those successfully evocative cuts that the dance songs don't fit as seamlessly as they should. That's not to say the upbeat tracks are not in good shape: The lead single, "Shattered Glass" produced by Stock, Aitken, Waterman, who produced successful Bananarama and Kylie Minogue singles in the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bryan Buss
Laura Branigan's fifth album, Touch, showed signs of maturity as she made a bid that was not quite successful for adult contemporary crossover -- a smart chance to take considering the longevity many A/C acts have. Her big, boomy voice is perfect for some of the moody ballads on this collection, such as "Over Love," "Meaning of the Word," and "Spirit of Love," but there are so many of those successfully evocative cuts that the dance songs don't fit as seamlessly as they should. That's not to say the upbeat tracks are not in good shape: The lead single, "Shattered Glass" produced by Stock, Aitken, Waterman, who produced successful Bananarama and Kylie Minogue singles in the same period, and "Angels Calling" stand out; you can hardly hold back from caroling along. Synthesizer-heavy throughout, on both the slow and fast songs, the strings on the yearning "Cry Wolf" near the end of the album are welcome. The lyrics on many of the cuts are poetic and adult, making this atmospheric collection the best product she'd released so far; the material is far better suited to her voice -- which has never sounded better -- than the Europop she recorded prior to this. "The Power of Love" exhibits the weight she can convey in a whisper, while also giving her something to really sink her teeth into. Her voice being her strongest asset, Branigan never received the direction Celine Dion did, so she never achieved the same massive success, though her voice is equal in terms of power, beauty, and distinction.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 075678174728
  • Catalog Number: 81747
  • Sales rank: 14,751

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Over Love (3:47)
  2. 2 Shadow of Love (5:05)
  3. 3 Angels Calling (3:47)
  4. 4 Meaning of the Word (5:41)
  5. 5 Power of Love (5:26)
  6. 6 Shattered Glass (3:41)
  7. 7 Whatever I Do (4:01)
  8. 8 Spirit of Love (4:11)
  9. 9 Name Game (4:50)
  10. 10 Touch (4:06)
  11. 11 Cry Wolf (4:49)
  12. 12 Statue in the Rain (4:18)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Laura Branigan Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Jeff Lorber Keyboards
Donna De Lory Background Vocals
Matt Aitken Guitar, Keyboards
Carl Gordon Background Vocals
Coral Gordon Background Vocals
Dennis Henson Background Vocals
Michael Landau Guitar, Vocals
Mark Leggett Guitar, Keyboards
Dee Lewis Background Vocals
A. Linn Drums
Bob Marlette Guitar, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals
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
John Nelson Guitar
Matt Aiken Guitar, Keyboards
Technical Credits
Jennifer Rush Composer
Jeff Lorber Arranger, Programming, drum programming
Ellen Shipley Composer
Matt Aitken Composer, Programming, Producer
Albert Cabrera Producer
Steve Coe Composer
Johnny Colla Composer
John Guess Engineer
Chris Hayes Composer
David J. Holman Programming, Engineer
Jude Johnstone Composer
David Kershenbaum Producer
Mark Leggett Arranger, drum programming
Ray Leonard Engineer
Huey Lewis Composer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Bob Marlette Arranger, Composer, Programming, drum programming
Mark McGuire Engineer
Tony Moran Producer
Jan Mullaney Composer
Rick Nowels Composer
Rick Palombi Arranger, Composer, Programming, drum programming
Kim Scharnberg String Arrangements
Sue Shifrin Composer
Billy Steinberg Composer
Mike Stock Composer, Programming, Producer
Andrew Thomas Programming
Gunther Mende Composer
Waterman Producer
Candy Derouge Composer
Janis Wilkins Art Direction
Mary Susan Applegate Composer
Roy Freeland Composer
Cliff Jones Engineer
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