Laura Branigan was a wonderful singer with a powerful voice who recorded great songs but her overall record suggests that she should have been more successful than she actually was. For example, she had an American top thirty hit with Power of love (the Jennifer Rush classic) but Celine Dion later had a much bigger hit with it. Laura also had a big American hit with How am I supposed to live without your love, but Michael Bolton (who co-wrote the song before he was famous) later had an American number on with it after he became a successful singer in his own right.
Nevertheless, Laura was very good at finding songs that suited her style, often looking to Europe for material. Her biggest hit, Gloria, began life as an Italian song (by Umberto Tozzi). Laura had a British and American top ten hit with it, peaking at two in America. Laura had a further American top ten hit with Solitaire - not a cover of the Neil Sedaka / Carpenters / Andy Williams seventies classic, but another European song translated into English. There are many other fine songs here but most were only minor American hits. Laura eventually focused on acting rather than singing before succumbing to cancer early in the new millennium.
Other highlights here include How can I help you say goodbye (a tender ballad written by the brilliant but obscure Karen Taylor-Good), Show me heaver (a cover of the Maria McKee classic) and Dim all the lights (a Donna Summer song).
There are more recent compilations with improved sound quality, but the sound here is plenty good enough for me, and all the essential Laura Branigan tracks are here.