The lack of a decent consistently available Laura Branigan
retrospective was remedied capably in 2002 with the issue of an Essentials
title devoted to her. Still, as budget-line comps go, Gloria and Other Hits isn't too bad. It's missing a couple of tracks ("Solitaire," for example), but includes Branigan
's biggest hit as well as her earlier version of the Michael Bolton
-penned soft rock classic "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You."