Marilyn Martin : This Is Serious 1988 CD-New $38.99


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Marilyn Martin

Marilyn Martin’s second album, This Is Serious, found the Southern pop/rocker continuing to work with producer Jon Astley, who had done some producing on her self-titled debut album of 1986 and produced most of this LP (except for some tunes that were produced by either Terry Brown or Patrick Leonard and Michael Verdick). Martin wanted a different production style for her sophomore album, and she got it — while her first LP had a very slick, high-tech, synthesizer-driven sound, This Is Seriousfavors a more organic production style than its predecessor. This Is Serious doesn’t sound as programmed as Marilyn Martin, but in terms of the songs themselves, this 1988 release wasn’t all that radical a departure from her first album. Martin was still a commercial, radio-friendly pop/rock vocalist, and her appreciation of R&B continued to assert itself. Even though This Is Serious is very much a pop/rock record, there are hints of R&B on spirited, infectious tracks like “Try Me,” the title song, and the single “Possessive Love” (which Madonna co-wrote). And that isn’t surprising because Martin was quick to point out that she grew up listening to R&B extensively. This Is Serious had the makings of a hit, but surprisingly, the album turned out to be a commercial disappointment — which resulted in Atlantic dropping Martin. Even though Marilyn Martin is the more essential of her two albums, This Is Serious is also quite enjoyable.
Track Listing
Patrick Leonard / Madonna / Jai Winding
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This Is Serious
Jimmy O’Neill
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The Best Is Yet to Come
Terry Britten / Graham Lyle
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Quiet Desperation
Jon Astley / Jay Gruska / Marilyn Martin
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Lay Me Down
Bob Marlette / Sue Shifrin
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Love Takes No Prisoners
Little Jimmy Scott / Bruce Woolley
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Try Me
Mark Goldenberg / Marilyn Martin
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The Wait Is Over
Paul Gordon / Jay Gruska
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Jon Astley / Marilyn Martin / Billy Nichols
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James Kaleth / Bob Mitchell
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Video: Marilyn Martin- Possessive Love 1988


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Weight 5 oz
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 1 in

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