Claudia Brücken’s 1991 album for Island Records, Love: and a Million Other Things, is reissued this week by Cherry Red in a 2CD edition. Originally released in 1991, the album includes the singles ‘Absolut[e]’, ‘Kiss Like Ether’ and ‘Fanatic’, co-written with godfather of electronic music Thomas Leer, with whom Claudia formed the cult ZTT band Act in the late 80s.
Cherry Red's expanded reissue includes the original album plus 10 bonus tracks covering all the singles, B-sides and remixes of the era. Love… was produced by Pascal Gabriel who at the time was on the wave of massive success producing and co-writing Bomb The Bass’s ‘Beat Dis’ and S’Express’s ‘Theme from S'Express’. But it was this album with Claudia Brücken that set the standard for every electronic diva that has followed in her wake, many of which have been produced by Pascal Gabriel – Goldfrapp, Kylie, Dido, Little Boots, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Ladyhawke.