The Pointer Sisters’ ‘Break Out’ is their tenth (and most successful) studio album released on November 6, 1983 by Planet.
Track Listing : 1.Jump (For My Love) (Marti Sharron, Stephen Mitchell, Gary Skardina) – 04:23 . 2.Automatic (Brock Walsh, Mark Goldenberg) – 04:46 . 3.Baby, Come And Get It (Barry Mann, James Ingram, Cynthia Weil) – 04:19 . 4.I Need You (Nan O’Byrne, Richard Feldman, John Black) – 04:01 . 5.Dance Electric (Glen Ballard, Brock Walsh) – 04:25 . 6.Neutron Dance (Allee Willis, Danny Sembello) – 04:12 . 7.Easy Persuasion (Bruce Robertsandy Goldmark) – 04:34 . 8.Nightline (Glen Ballard, Davey Faragher, Brie Howard) – 04:36 . 9.Telegraph Your Love (Andy Goldmark) – 04:01 . 10.Operator (Howie Rice, Nan O’Byrne) – 03:58
Musicians : The Pointer Sisters – Band . Anita Pointer – Vocals . June Pointer – Vocals . Ruth Pointer – Vocals . Louis Johnson – Bass . Nathan Watts – Bass . Eddie Watkins – Bass . Michael Baird – Drums . John “J.R.” Robinson – Drums . Mark Goldenberg – Guitar . George Doering – Guitar . Dennis Herring – Guitar . Lee Ritenour – Guitar . Howie Rice – Guitar, Synthesizer . William D. “Smitty” Smith – Keyboards, Organ . Tommy Faragher – Keyboards, Synthesizer . Greg Phillinganes – Keyboards, Synthesizer . Paulinho Da Costa – Percussion . Steve Mitchell – Percussion, Synthesizer . Bruce Roberts – Percussion, Synthesizer . John Barnes – Piano . Vince Melamed – Piano . Stephen Michell – Programming . Michael Boddicker – Programming, Synthesizer . Gary Herbig – Saxophone . Jim Horn – Saxophone . Andy Goldmark – Synthesizer . James Ingram – Synthesizer . Barry Mann – Synthesizer . Francis Buckley – Synthesizer . Paul Fox – Synthesizer . Richard Ruttenberg – Synthesizer . John Van Tongeren – Synthesizer . Dick Hyde – Trombone . Richard Hyde – Trombone . Chuck Findley – Trumpet . Gary Grant – Trumpet
Production : Produced By Richard Perry, Howie Rice . Michael Brooks – Engineer
Recorded At Studio 55 (Los Angeles, California), Baby ‘O Recorders (Los Angeles, California), The Music Grinder (Los Angeles, California), Brian Elliot Studios (Los Angeles, California).
Released On November 6, 1983 By Planet.
Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
By now Perry had been listening to Prince’s 1999 over and overand this album is overflowing with the Minneapolis sound: electronic percussion and synth bass rule; there’s a ballad (“Easy Persuasion”) with drum programming lifted from “Lady Cab Driver”; there’s even a song title borrowed (“Automatic”). […]
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Goregirl @ RateYourMusic
This is the stuff that workout videos are made of, it’s just a shame that the whole thing couldn’t be as strong as it’s singles, but truthfully they just aren’t. In fact a best of would probably take care of the highlights plus add some better songs than the non-single fodder here. […]