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Marilyn Martin – Possessive Love (German 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on April 2nd, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

A. Front

“Possessive Love” is a song by American singer Marilyn Martin, released as the lead single from her 1988 album This is Serious. The song was written by Patrick Leonard, Madonna and Jai Winding.

When Martin emerged with the duet “Separate Lives” with Phil Collins, Martin signed with Atlantic Records for a two-record deal. Her 1986 self-titled debut album Marilyn Martin peaked at #72 on the Billboard 200, whilst the single “Night Moves” entered the Top 30 of the Billboard Hot 100. In 1988, Atlantic released Martin’s second album, This is Serious, which included “Possessive Love” However, the album and its singles did not sell very well, with “Possessive Love” failing to make a chart impact.

“Possessive Love” was written purposely for Martin, at the suggestion to Madonna by Leonard. However the song has also been reputed to have been originally written and demoed by Madonna during the sessions for her 1987 film/soundtrack Who’s That Girl but then got scrapped. The original demo sung by Madonna remains unreleased, and in 1988 the track was given to Martin, who recorded the track with Leonard. Martin’s version features longtime backup singer Donna DeLory. A year later, Martin sang backing vocals for Madonna’s hit 1989 single “Cherish” from her fourth studio album Like a Prayer.

In an exclusive interview with Martin by Breathe Cast writer Timothy Yap, one question spoke of the song, stating “You also got a chance to record an original song by Madonna and Patrick Leonard called “Possessive Love” and you did sing backing vocals for Madonna on her “Like a Prayer” album. How did you get to work with Madonna? What was it like working with her? Are you still in contact with her?” Martin replied “I met Pat Leonard when I began the search for a producer for my second album. He’s the one who approached Madonna with the idea of writing a song for me and she graciously agreed. Pat called me one day while he was working on her “Like a Prayer” album and asked if I would like to come and sing backgrounds… talk about an “Are you kidding?” moment!! She was impressive, to say the least, very in charge. That was the only time I met her.”

SIDE A:
Possessive Love (Extended Version) 6:15
Producer – Michael VerdickPatrick Leonard
Written-By – Jai WindingMadonnaPatrick Leonard

SIDE B:
Homeless 3:35
Producer – Jon Astley

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Atlantic ‎– 786 591-0
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Germany
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop

NOTES:
From the Atlantic album “THIS IS SERIOUS”

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B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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14 Responses to “Marilyn Martin – Possessive Love (German 12″)”

  1. NKelly Says:

    Lol never heard of this. Took one look at the cover and guessed 1988. Spot on. Maybe it reminded me of Debbie Gibson covers

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    It’s a pretty good track written by Madonna.

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  2. Stefano Says:

    Hmm, don’t think I can recall this one. Didn’t really chart in the Netherlands I think.
    Let’s find out..

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Nope didn’t chart anywhere but that doesn’t mean it’s not a good song. Madonna and Patrick Leonard originally wrote it for the Who’s That Girl sessions but it was scrapped.

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  3. Ziv Says:

    I also never heard about this one but… written by Madonna? interesting.
    It that means the next post will be Nick Kamen – Each Time You Break My Heart (Shep version)? 🙂

    Anyway, thanks Paul on your great work

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I will be posting some Nick Kamen at some point Ziv 🙂

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  4. Michael Says:

    Wonderful! I didn’t know there was an extended version – neither did I know that it was written by Madonna & Patrick Leonhard. However, I had the CD back in the days, love “Quiet Desperation” and also “Sorcerer”, which was on the Soundtrack to Streets on Fire. Thank you (as always)!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I will have to check out that CD Michael. Sounds interesting 🙂

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  5. ric Says:

    Yes Yes Yes!
    This is a post that gets me all excited.
    Have the 7″ and have been wanting to have the 12″ for ages.
    Thanks for making it come true!
    It still baffles me why this didn’t make the charts, not even a #100!!!
    It’s catchy and poppy and with those names behind the record. Such a mystery!~
    Thanks Paul once again…I can’t wait to hear your awesome rip! Hugs!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ric glad to get you excited lol. I was also deeply shocked that this song did absolutely nothing on the charts. I don’t understand why. It had all the perfect ingredients.

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  6. Karsten Says:

    Hey Paul,
    I wanna thank you for posting all this beautiful Music.I’m following your Blog for Years and you surprise me everyday, bringing back some sweet Memories of a great Decade.Wishing you all the best .
    Greatings from Germany
    Karsten

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Karsten 🙂

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  7. VJ Tre Says:

    Awesome!!!! I haven’t read your description yet but I just had to comment and say, what a find … major score!!!! I love Marilyn’s albums. I first became aware of Marilyn with her recording of the Stevie Nicks penned song “Sorcerer.” Looking forward to downloading this. Thanks Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome VJ tre 🙂

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