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Very Special Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered


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Audio CD, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, November 19, 2002
$65.88 $45.00
Vinyl, 1981
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$3.74

1. On My Own
2. Meant For You
3. Very Special
4. Be Yourself
5. Long As We're Together
6. Your Love
7. How Long
8. All Things I Love

Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 19, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Spy
  • ASIN: B000071JXK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #388,666 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Professor on January 4, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I remember first listening to this album in 1981 when I was in 7th grade, the voice of this lady just blew me away. Coming from the talented Laws Family (Ronnie, Herbert & Eloise) listening to them they just blew you away. The song "Very Special" along with her Brother Ronnie still sounds good & Fresh just as I first heard it back in 1981. Debra was already on the scene because in 1980 she sang the vocals on the song "Family" with her Brother Herbert. You may know that Jennifer Lopez Sampled this song for her hit "All I Have" along with LL Cool J but there's nothing like the original. This CD is A MUST HAVE FOR YOUR COLLECTION.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Kelven J. Pealer on July 14, 2005
Format: Audio CD
One of the best overall recordings to come out in the last 20 years. This LP was originally released back in the spring of 1981, and the first single was, Be Yourself, followed by the slow jam classic, Very Special. Other excellent tunes are, On My Own, Meant For You, and All The Things I Love. If you are a R&B fan like I am, then you need to get this limited release.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Fatimah Howell on December 13, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Hi my name is fatimah howell Iam writting this letter to say that Debra Laws is ageat singer but what I want to know is.is this the only album she made because Iam looking for the album that have these songs on it like. your increidable and I found love. so can you please tell me if those songs on her album.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Q-MANN on September 22, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Finally,Debra's Back Home!
After pulling quite a few strings,i got my hands on this Japan only issued CD "Very Special" by Debra Laws.It is worthy of the search.The cuts "All The Things I Love","How Long",and obviously the title track will always pull weight in my favorites poll.I remember getting this LP in '81 from the now defunct RCA Record Club,got smart and purchased a backup cassette from them a couple of months later to give my vinyl a rest.It brings back some serious 80's memories that i make my buisness not to forget
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 21, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I found a vinyl copy of this album and was finally able to hear it. It is quite good! The title track "Very Special" a duet between Laws and brother Ronnie is the tops! The other tracks are all nice, though few might be called unexceptional. Generally, the album is a nice listen.
I'm happy that the 17 year old reviewer was able to check out Debra Laws after hearing the track sampled by J Lo. It is too bad we have to hear so much great music in samples by artists (and I mean no offense to any fans) that are in my humble opinion less than talented. Nuff said. Good album!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 23, 2002
Format: Audio CD
OK....I'm 17 years old, and I had never heard of Debra Laws or "Very Special" until recently when I heard the new Jennifer Lopez album. On "All I Have" featuring LL Cool J, she samples bits from "Very Special" and it truly is a great song. After hearing it, I had to find out who sang the original hook, and I searched on Kazaa and found Debra Laws. This is truly a great song and I would imagine the rest of the album is equally great.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alex Honda on April 27, 2008
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I really enjoyed the VERY SPECIAL cd by Debra Laws. Even though I never heard the entire album back in the 80s, the title song "Very Special" stuck in my memory banks where it stayed dormant until it was reawakened in the 90s by the hip-hop remake of "Very Special" by Big Daddy Kane and Spinderella (The Very Best of Big Daddy Kane).

Well, that made me seek out the original, which I found on Napster, and that was that until just recently. I decided to do a search on Debra Laws on Amazon and I found the VERY SPECIAL CD. And I'm glad I bought it.

All of the songs on this cd are GREAT! Mixing jazz with dance beats to great effect, you just can't help moving with the music. And Ms. Laws' vocals are just right! Her voice rings clear like a bell, as she goes up and down the scale with ease.

My favorites beside the title track are "On My Own," "Meant For You," and "How Long." Why Debra Laws isn't a household name I'll never understand...Because on this cd from 1981 she more than proves her vocal talent.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 23, 2002
Format: Audio CD
OK....I'm 17 years old, and I had never heard of Debra Laws or "Very Special" until recently when I heard the new Jennifer Lopez album. On "All I Have" featuring LL Cool J, she samples bits from "Very Special" and it truly is a great song. After hearing it, I had to find out who sang the original hook, and I searched on Kazaa and found Debra Laws. This is truly a great song and I would imagine the rest of the album is equally great.
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