Laura Branigan: Self Control 1984 Deluxe Remastered 2CD-New $59.99


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Laura Ann Branigan (July 3, 1952 August 26, 2004) was an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Her signature song, the platinum-certified 1982 single “Gloria“.

Branigan’s “Gloria” was a cover song, written by Italian singer-songwriter Umberto Tozzi. It reached great success in Italy and Europe in 1979.

Self Control is the third studio album by American singer Laura Branigan, released on April 1, 1984. A remastered and expanded edition of Self Control was released on April 25, 2013, including remixes of “The Lucky One” and “Satisfaction“, as well as the extended version of “Self Control”.

Video: Laura Branigan – Self Control 1984

In 1984, she reached number one in Canada and Germany with the U.S. No. 4 hit “Self Control“, which was released by Italian singer and songwriter RAF, the same year. While she was working with German producer Jack White, was the height of the European synthpop era, and “Self Control“, the title track of Branigan’s third album, released in April 1984 became her biggest hit internationally, topping the charts in over six countries, most notably West Germany, where it spent six weeks at No. 1. The original version was recorded a few months earlier, still in 1984, under the name of one of the song’s co-writers “Raf” (Raffaele Riefoli), and held the West German number 2 spot during this time period; Branigan’s version enjoyed more success outside of Raf’s native Italy, hitting No. 4 in the U.S. The song was featured on the eighth episode of the first season of the TV series, Miami Vice, entitled “The Great McCarthy”, which aired on November 16, 1984. Other pop, disco, and adult contemporary hits from the Self Control album include “The Lucky One” (which won her a Tokyo Music Festival prize), the continental ballad “Ti Amo” (another Umberto Tozzi hit, and a No. 2 hit in Australia for Branigan) and the dance hit “Satisfaction“. The album also featured an understated version of Carole King‘s “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow“; as a counterpoint to all the dance productions, it was a bare-bones piano version. (In concerts and television appearances throughout her career, Branigan accompanied herself on the piano for the song.)


Disc 1

1 The Lucky One

Words By, Music By – Bruce Roberts
2 Self Control

Lyrics By [English] – Steve Piccolo
Music By [Original] – Giancarlo Bigazzi, Raffaele Riefoli
3 Ti Amo

Lyrics By [English] – Diane Warren
Words By, Music By [Original] – Giancarlo Bigazzi, Umberto Tozzi
4 Heart

Music By – Warren Hartman
Words By – Marie Cain
5 Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow

Words By, Music By – Gerry Goffin & Carole King*
6 Satisfaction

Lyrics By [English] – Diane Warren, Mark Spiro
7 Silent Partners

Words By, Music By – Diane Warren, The Doctor (10)
8 Breaking Out

Words By, Music By – Diane Warren, The Doctor (10)
9 Take Me

Saxophone – Larry Williams
Words By, Music By – John Parker*, Steve Kipner
10 With Every Beat Of My Heart

Words By, Music By – Bob Mitchell, Jamie Kaleth*
Disc 2
1.   Self Control (Extended Version)
2.   Self Control (Edit)
3.   Self Control (Classic Summer Mix 1992)
4.   Self Control (117 BPMClub 1992)
5.   The Lucky One (Single Version)
6.   The Lucky One (Jack White Mix)
7.   The Lucky One (John Robie Mix)
8.   Satisfaction (Single Version)
9.   Satifaction (Special Dance Mix)
10. When (Single Version)
11. Hot Night



Additional information

Weight 9 oz
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 1 in