Special Things

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Special Things
Studio album by Pointer Sisters
Released August 1980
Recorded Studio 55
(Los Angeles, California)
Genre R&B, pop, soul
Label Planet
Producer Richard Perry
Pointer Sisters chronology
Priority
(1979)
Special Things
(1980)
Black & White
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Special Things is the seventh studio album by the Pointer Sisters, released in 1980 on the Planet label.

History[edit]

The album marked their third venture with producer Richard Perry and featured a more stylized R&B/pop production, launching the group into its most successful period. The album eventually went gold on the strength of the top three gold-certified single, "He's So Shy".

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Could I Be Dreaming"   Anita Pointer, Trevor Lawrence, Mario Henderson 3:31
2. "He's So Shy"   Tom Snow, Cynthia Weil 3:37
3. "The Love Too Good to Last"   Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, Peter Allen 3:32
4. "Evil"   Geoffrey Leib, Larry Lingle 3:19
5. "Save This Night for Love"   Ellison Chase, Bill Haberman, Art Jacobson 3:25
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "We've Got the Power"   Michael Brooks, Bob Esty 4:53
7. "Where Did the Time Go"   Bacharach, Sager 3:08
8. "Special Things"   A. Pointer 3:08
9. "Here Is Where Your Love Belongs"   Bill Champlin 4:40

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Richard Perry – producer
  • Trevor Lawrence – producer, strings arrangements, horns arrangements, conductor
  • Gabe Veltri – recording engineer
  • Jim Küenzi, Raven Royce-Jordan, Stephen Marcussen, Tim Dennen – assistant engineers
  • James Guthrie – remix engineer
  • Doug Sax, Mike Reese – mastering engineer
  • Daniel Kushnick, Michael Solomon – technicians
  • Burt Bacharach – strings arrangements, horns arrangements
  • Sid Sharp – concertmaster
  • Aaron Rapoport – photography

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 34
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hanson, Amy. Special Things review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-11-12.

External links[edit]