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Marilyn Martin – Possessive Love (German 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 2nd April 2014


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.”

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

Homeless 3:35
Producer – Jon Astley

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

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

From the Atlantic album “THIS IS SERIOUS”

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B. Back

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

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

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

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