Bonnie Pointer (Red Album)

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All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
For Bonnie Pointer's first LP on Motown, producer/hubby Jeffery Bowen brought some new songs to the sessions this time. The most exciting, "Free Me from My Freedom," has a perky rhythm that's accented by a bubbly bass. Zesty backing voices matched Pointer's stinging vocal. However, the anti-women's-lib lyrics didn't go over well in the '70s. She displays softness on "My Everything," a classy ballad that isn't her forte. And she's back in her element on the disco-arranged "Heaven Must Have Sent You," but it doesn't get interesting until she starts growling. Bowen recycles the formula for "I Can't Help Myself" and "Jimmy Mack," but neither compares to the original, though...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
For Bonnie Pointer's first LP on Motown, producer/hubby Jeffery Bowen brought some new songs to the sessions this time. The most exciting, "Free Me from My Freedom," has a perky rhythm that's accented by a bubbly bass. Zesty backing voices matched Pointer's stinging vocal. However, the anti-women's-lib lyrics didn't go over well in the '70s. She displays softness on "My Everything," a classy ballad that isn't her forte. And she's back in her element on the disco-arranged "Heaven Must Have Sent You," but it doesn't get interesting until she starts growling. Bowen recycles the formula for "I Can't Help Myself" and "Jimmy Mack," but neither compares to the original, though the latter funks hard near the fade. Arresting productions and arrangements set off "I Love to Sing to You" and "More and More"; the midtempo, flamenco-flavored love songs are tastefully done. Smokey Robinson's "When I'm Gone" works better than the other Motown oldies. Bowen's sound worked better on singles and 12" releases; it gets redundant on LPs.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/31/2012
  • Label: Big Break
  • EAN: 5013929039322
  • Catalog Number: 2903932
  • Sales rank: 121,019

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bonnie Pointer Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Eddie Hazel Banjo, Bass, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Ollie E. Brown Percussion, Drums
James Jamerson Bass
Nigel Olsson Drums
Truman Thomas Organ, Piano, Keyboards
Donald Baldwin Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Piano, Electric Guitar, Marimbas
Technical Credits
Bonnie Pointer Vocal Arrangements
Angelo Bond Composer
Jack Andrews Mastering
Jeffrey Bowen Composer, Producer
Guy Costa Engineer
Lamont Dozier Composer
Berry Gordy Jr. Producer
Lee Holdridge String Arrangements
Eddie Holland Composer
Brian Holland Composer
McKinley Jackson String Arrangements
Jerry Napier Engineer
Paul Riser String Arrangements
Art Stewart Engineer
Russ Terrana Engineer
Truman Thomas Composer, Horn Arrangements
Paul Bevoir Booklet Design, Logo Design
Colin Elliot Logo Design
Wayne A. Dickson Reissue Producer, Mastering
Glenn Jordan Engineer
William "Smokey" Robinson Composer
Donald Baldwin Composer
Christian John Wikane Liner Notes
Mike Stone Engineer
Rob Robitaille Engineer
Phyllis Morris Cover Design
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