This 1995 Italian-language album showcases the singer's vocals and super-sweet arrangements on songs like "Gente" and "Strani Amori." Laura Pausini
, who's as popular in Spanish-speaking countries as she is in her native one, was just starting out when Laura
was released, but she quickly made her name known. Six of these tracks, "Gente," "Lui Non Sta Con Te," "Strani Amori," "Ragazzi Che," "Il Coraggio Che Non C'è," and "Lettera," also appear on the Spanish-language Laura Pausini
album, albeit with translated titles. By the time Pausini
showed up on the American market, she had developed her chops and her sound ever more, but Laura
is still a pretty good taste of what she had to offer early on in her career.