Friday 9/10/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Laura Branigan – Self Control (1984)

Self Control is the third studio album by American singer Laura Branigan, released on April 1, 1984, by Atlantic Records. The album peaked at number 23 on the US Billboard 200 and has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Internationally, it charted within the top five in several continental European countries.

Four singles were released from the album, including Branigan’s cover version of Raf’s “Self Control”, which was a commercial success, peaking at number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 and topping the charts in Canada and several European countries. Additionally, “The Lucky One” peaked at number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100, while her cover of Umberto Tozzi’s “Ti amo” reached number two in Australia and number five in Canada.

  1. “The Lucky One” 4:10
  2. “Self Control” 4:08
  3. “Ti Amo” 4:18
  4. “Heart” 4:08
  5. “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” 3:26
  6. “Satisfaction” 3:56
  7. “Silent Partners” 4:10
  8. “Breaking Out” 3:50
  9. “Take Me” 3:43
  10. “With Every Beat of My Heart” 4:12
  11. “Self Control” (Extended Version) 5:06
  12. “The Lucky One” (Jack White Mix) 5:08
  13. “Satisfaction” (Special Dance Mix) 5:58
  14. “When” 2:44
  15. “Hot Night” 3:20

Laura Branigan – vocals
Carlos Vega – drums
John Robinson – drums
Michael Landau – guitar

Dann Huff – guitar
Paul Jackson Jr. – guitar
Nathan East – bass
Robbie Buchanan – pianos, synthesizers (all tracks); arrangements (tracks 3, 5, 7–9)
Harold Faltermeyer – additional synthesizers (all tracks); arrangements (tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 10)
Larry O. Williams – saxophone (track 9)
Thomas Kelly – background vocals
Steve George – background vocals
Bill Champlin – background vocals
Richard Page – background vocals
Tommy Funderburk – background vocals
Jon Joyce – background vocals
Jim Haas – background vocals
Joe Chemay – background vocals
Beth Anderson – background vocals
Joe Pizzulo – background vocals