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4.2 out of 5
69 Ratings
69 Ratings
lizturquoiseeyes ,

A must-have for anyone who truly loves good female vocalists...

Yes, there are a few "misses" on the album. But the late Laura Branigan (who could have, according to her manager, have been the next Judy Garland if it weren't for her dislike of public performing) could pull off just about anything. Johnny Carson, for one, thought she was fantastic, and he saw it all. "Solitaire" shows her extraordinary breath control and range. "Spanish Eddie" is an upbeat song with no real purpose- but somehow, you're attracted to it. "Power of Love"...it put's Celine Dion's version to shame. Yeah, yeah, I know I'll get a lot of arguing on that. But Laura's emotions were in it, not JUST technique, and the same cannot be said for Ms. Dion's, IMHO. "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You"? If you've only heard Michael Bolton's version, I pity you. "The Lucky One" is one of those songs you can feel would be at the beginning of a movie. It's kind of inspiring and definitely a feminine song. "How Can I Help You Say Goodbye", which has been done less successfully (vocal-wise, and I like Ms. Loveless' voice), is one of those numbers that will bring you to tears. "Self Control" and "Gloria" were fer biggest hits, and with good reason. They were good pop songs that have stood the test of time. Laura's emotions always range true and clear in her music. There is no one else like her.

lonewolfbklyn ,

Not "the best" of Branigan

This was an unusual greatest hits comp for this talented singer, which chose to omit several popular singles, yet included obscure album tracks from her flop, "Over My Heart". It did include 2 new tracks, which is a good bonus on a hits collection, but overall this is not a good overview of her career as 80s disco-pop queen.
Also, the mastering is terrible, very muddy sound and way too low levels.
A damn shame, she deserved better.

stinkerhund ,

Where is the Album Hold me?

It’s not iTunes fault that the song “Hold me,” was left off of the greatest hits album (which is a travesty), but it certainly does not explain the lack of the entire album from the iTunes store. Where is this album and will it be coming anytime soon? The song “Hold Me” is truly on of the quintessential sounds of the 80s. Just think of any 80s movie, or TV show and you could put it in there. Remember the TV Show Hunter? I feel like that song was surely on one of the episodes.

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