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.
AllMusic Review by Marisa Brown