1980 Pointer Sisters – Special Things

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

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 spawned their second top three gold-certified single, “He’s So Shy”.

Tracks

Could I Be Dreaming (Anita Pointer, Trevor Lawrence, Marlo Henderson) 3:33
He’s So Shy (Tom Snow, Cynthia Weil) 3:38
3  The Love Too Good To Last (Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, Peter Allen) 3:33
4  Evil (Geoffrey Leib, Larry Lingle) 3:19
5  Save This Night For Love (Ellison Chase, Bill Haberman, Art Jacobson) 3:22
6  We’ve Got The Power (Michael Brooks, Bob Esty) 4:51
7  Where Did The Time Go (Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager) 3:09
8  Special Things (Anita Pointer ) 3:07
9  Here Is Where Your Love Belongs (Bill Champlin) 4:51

Musicians

1 Could I Be Dreaming

Bass Nathan Watts
Drums Ollie E. Brown
Guitar Paul Jackson Jr
Keyboards Greg Phillinganes
Flugelhorn Chuck Findley
Flugelhorn Steve Madaio
Horn Henry Sigismonti
Flute Don Myrick
Flute John Hutson
Trombone Bill Reichenbach
Trumpet Chuck Findley
Trumpet Steve Madaio
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa


2 He’s So Shy

Bass Nathan Watts
Drums James Gadson
Guitar Tim May
Keyboards Tom Snow
Synthesizer Tom Snow
Programming Michael Boddicker
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa


3 The Love Too Good To Last

Bass Nathan Watts
Guitar Paul Jackson Jr
Keyboards Greg Phillinganes
Synthesizer Lance Ong
Flugelhorn Chuck Findley
Flugelhorn Warren Looney
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa


4 Evil

Bass Nathan Watts
Drums Raymond Pounds
Guitar Ben Bridges
Guitar Marlo Henderson
Keyboards Greg Phillinganes
Horns Gary Grant
Sax Don Myrick
Sax John Hutson
Trombone Bill Reichenbach
Trombone Dick Hyde
Trumpet Larry Gittens
Trumpet Steve Madaio
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa


5 Save This Night For Love

Bass Nathan Watts
Drums Ollie E. Brown
Guitar Paul Jackson Jr
Guitar Marlo Henderson
Keyboards Greg Phillinganes
Synthesizer Greg Phillinganes
Programming Michael Boddicker
Percussion Nathan Watts


6 We’ve Got The Power

Bass John Pierce
Drums James Gadson
Guitar Mark Goldenberg
Guitar Tim May
Fender Rhodes John Barnes
Piano Clarence McDonald


7 Where Did The Time Go

Bass James Jamerson Jr
Drums Ricky Lawson
Guitar David Williams
Guitar Marlo Henderson
Keyboards Greg Phillinganes
Keyboards Burt Bacharach


8 Special Things

Bass Nathan Watts
Drums James Gadson
Guitar Mark Goldenberg
Guitar Tim May
Keyboards John Barnes
Synthesizer Michael Boddicker
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa


9 Here Is Where Your Love Belongs

Bass Nathan Watts
Drums Ricky Lawson
Guitar David Williams
Guitar Paul Jackson Jr
Keyboards Greg Phillinganes
Sax Don Myrick

Liner Notes

Producer – Richard Perry
Producer (Associate Producer) – Trevor Lawrence
Arranged By (Vocal Arrangements By) – Pointer Sisters
Arranged By – Tom Snow (Track 2)
Arranged By (Strings Arranged By) – Trevor Lawrence (Tracks 1, 5, 6, 9)
Arranged By (Horns Arranged By) – Trevor Lawrence (Tracks 1, 4, 6, 7, 9)
Arranged By (Strings Arranged By) – Burt Bacharach (Track 3, 7)
Arranged By (Horns Arranged By) – Burt Bacharach (Track 3)
Conductor – Trevor Lawrence (Tracks 1, 5, 6, 9)
Concertmaster – Sidney Sharp (Tracks 1, 3, 6, 7, 9)
Coordinator (Production Co-ordinator) – Daniel Kushnick, Michael Solomon
Engineer (Assistant Engineer) – Jim Küenzi, Raven Royce-Jordan, Stephen Marcussen, Tim Dennen
Engineer (Recording Engineer) – Gabe Veltri
Engineer (Remix Engineer) – James Guthrie
Mastered By – Doug Sax, Mike Reese
Orchestrated By – Trevor Lawrence (Track 3)

Photography By – Aaron Rapoport

Recorded and mixed at Studio 55, Los Angeles, California
Mastered at the Mastering Lab