My Special Love

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My Special Love
Myspeciallovefrontvinylalbum.jpg
Studio album by
Released1981
Genre
Length36:30
LabelPolydor
Producer
La Toya Jackson chronology
La Toya Jackson
(1980)
My Special Love
(1981)
Heart Don't Lie
(1984)
Singles from My Special Love
  1. "Stay the Night"
  2. "I Don't Want You to Go"
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]

My Special Love is the second studio album by American singer La Toya Jackson. Released in 1981, The album is one of Jackson's more successful, peaking at #175 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. After the album's limited success, it fell into obscurity, receiving a limited re-release on CD in Japan in the early 1990s, which was quickly deleted. This was the last Jackson album released with Polydor Records.

Background[edit]

Allmusic called it "the defining album of Jackson's career", also stating that "Though her voice isn't particularly strong, Jackson makes up for what she lacks in power with an energetic, uninhibited approach to the music. Benefiting from solid R&B-funk arrangements and the well-rounded production of Ollie E. Brown, her second album is a flavorful mixture of lively uptempo romps and smooth-sailing slow jams."[2] The first single from the album was "Stay the Night", a cover of the 1980 Billy Ocean single, and was moderately successful. The second and final single was "I Don't Want You to Go", which had a very small release and failed to chart. The album also includes "Giving You Up", a duet with brother Randy, and "Camp Kuchi Kaiai", which features background vocals by sister Janet. The album is the rarest album from LaToya.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Stay the Night"Ken Gold, Billy OceanOllie Brown5:32
2."Fill You Up"Ollie E. BrownOllie Brown5:09
3."Giving You Up"Randy JacksonRandy Jackson3:08
4."Love Song"Jonathan Moffett, Mike McKinney, Tito Jackson, (JBJ) James Bradley JrOllie Brown4:07
5."I Don't Want You to Go"Allee Willis, Bruce RobertsOllie E. Brown4:18
6."Camp Kuchi Kaiai"La Toya Jackson, Janet JacksonOllie E. Brown3:30
7."Summertime with You"Ollie E. BrownOllie Brown5:44
8."Special Love"Randy Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Tito JacksonRandy Jackson5:02

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