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Making every effort to strike while the iron was hot, Epic sent Charlie Rich and Billy Sherrill back into the studio to keep his profile in the public eye.

What should have been a haphazard dash-off slab of re-dos and hastily chosen tracks instead turned out to be one of the most pleasant surprises of Rich 's monumental run in the s. Very Special Love Songs is almost entirely comprised of cover versions and showcases the close, nearly symbiotic partnership Rich and Sherrill had developed. While A very special love song on the country tip than many of his recordings from the period, it's still country with a grand twist.

The title track is layered with a huge string section and chorus that has Rich crooning like Richard Harris in "MacArthur Park.

The chorus is straight out of Mac Davis and hits home hard. Other tracks, such as "Take Time to Love," "A Field of Yellow Daisies," and "Why, Oh Why," are offerings of such soulful vulnerability they transcend every country music stereotype that existed at the time.

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Rich 's voice is stronger, even if it is a bit more worn from cigarettes and whiskey, and it's so much more honest emotionally. Side one is the optimistic "A very special love song" hopefully side while A very special love song flip is a shade darker, sadder, more melancholy, but in true Rich fashion, "Pretty People" opens the glimmer of possibly, the barely glimpsed sliver of hope on the horizon that the sad times will end eventually and that the song's protagonist will be able to embrace that time with gratitude.

The strings and piano carry the tune all the way out with the vocal ending barely a second before the track does, leaving its exhortations out in the ether hanging for the listener to take inside and contemplate. It's a wonderful release despite the rush.

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Lyrics to 'A Very Special Love' by Sarah Geronimo: You're not like the rest I know you're one of the Song Discussions is protected by U.S. Patent Babe, somewhere I know I'm gonna find it Babe / It'll have my love behind it / And it will be a symphony of all you mean to me / A very special love song / And. "A Very Special Love Song" is the title of a song by country music singer Charlie Rich. The song was written by Billy Sherrill and Norro Wilson, songwriters.

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