|A1||Life Is Something Special (Vocal)||8:07|
|A2||Life Is Something Special (Glimmer)||1:00|
|B1||Life Is Something Special (Special Edition)||8:00|
|B2||Life Is Something Special (A Capella)||3:45|
- Produced For – Citi Peech Productions
- Published By – Citi Peech Music
- Phonographic Copyright ℗ – Island Records Inc.
- Record Company – Antilles Communications Ltd.
- Distributed By – Atlantic Recording Corporation
- Record Company – Warner Communications
- Mastered At – Masterdisk
- Pressed By – Specialty Records Corporation
- Producer, Written-By – ,
Produced for Citi Peech Productions, a division of the Garage Group Ltd.
- Matrix / Runout (Label A-side): ST-DM-43943 / 44 SP
- Matrix / Runout (Label B-side): ST-DM-43945 46 SP
- Matrix / Runout (Run-out A-side, etched): ST-DM-43943-43944-5- , 1-1
- Matrix / Runout (Run-out A-side, ∽ with an R & C within each loop, stamped): MASTERDISK SRC
- Matrix / Runout (Run-out B-side, etched): ST-DM-43945-43946-1 1-1
- Matrix / Runout (Run-out B-side, ∽ with an R & C within each loop, stamped): SRC
- Rights Society: BMI
|Life Is Something Special (12", 45 RPM, Promo)||Island Records, Garage Records||DMD 393||US||1982|
|Life Is Something Special (12", 45 RPM)||Phonogram||811 375-1||France||1982|
|Life Is Something Special (7", 45 RPM, Promo, Stereo)||Island Records, Garage Records||7-99926||US||1982|
|Life Is Something Special (7", 45 RPM, Test Pressing)||Island Records||7-99926||US||1982|
|Life Is Something Special (7", Single)||Island Records, Garage Records||7-99926||US||1982|
Edited 17 years ago
One of the main oeuvres from the band of Larry Levan and keyboardist Michael de Benedictus, “Life Is Something Special” stands as one of the real classics of the beginning of the eighties, specially because of its historical acapella, whose vocals belong to the band singer Bernard Fowler. The samples of the expressions “Feel It!” and “Work It!” were used many years later by the duo Chris Mellor & Lene of Coco Steel & Lovebomb - which released “Feel It!” and “Touch It” (both in 1991 by Instant Records / WARP). The acapella was also largely used in the sets of the House pioneers (such as Farley Jackmaster Funk in his 1987 WBMX gig at Chicago). The tune became one of the underground club anthems, played in the Paradise Garage (New York, USA) and the Hacienda (Manchester, UK).