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All Music Guide - Amy Hanson
The Pointer Sisters' 13th charting LP, 1985's Contact, was an exercise in slick, edgy, synthesized pop. Both "Dare Me" and "Freedom," easily the best songs here, marched straight onto the singles charts. The former was an audacious, rough-and-ready come-on draped in a samba beat, wrapped in period trimmings, and brimming with sharp vocal harmonies. The latter, on the other hand, graced the R&B Top 30 with a quiet, soulful dream, riding a light beat and little instrumentation. Elsewhere, the band packs in the punches across a steady flow of up-tempo grooves that overlay synthesizers at almost every turn, most notably on "Twist My Arm," "Back in My Arms," and "Bodies and ...
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All Music Guide - Amy Hanson
The Pointer Sisters' 13th charting LP, 1985's Contact, was an exercise in slick, edgy, synthesized pop. Both "Dare Me" and "Freedom," easily the best songs here, marched straight onto the singles charts. The former was an audacious, rough-and-ready come-on draped in a samba beat, wrapped in period trimmings, and brimming with sharp vocal harmonies. The latter, on the other hand, graced the R&B Top 30 with a quiet, soulful dream, riding a light beat and little instrumentation. Elsewhere, the band packs in the punches across a steady flow of up-tempo grooves that overlay synthesizers at almost every turn, most notably on "Twist My Arm," "Back in My Arms," and "Bodies and Souls." Listeners can only take a breather during the more restrained "Hey You" and "Contact." While it can be said that there is not one thing technically wrong with Contact, neither is there anything that stands out as representative of the band at their best. Consummate performers, the trio is in excellent voice, their harmonies as pure as always. But by 1985 they seemed to have hit a plateau, not striving to change, but apparently happy enough to add synth pop R&B to a market already glutted with the stuff.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/22/2011
  • Label: Ais
  • EAN: 5013929034129
  • Catalog Number: 2903412
  • Sales rank: 84,059

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Twist My Arm (4:25)
  2. 2 Hey You (3:59)
  3. 3 Pound, Pound, Pound (3:58)
  4. 4 Back in My Arms (4:38)
  5. 5 Burn Down the Night (3:07)
  6. 6 Bodies and Souls (3:46)
  7. 7 Contact (4:23)
  8. 8 Dare Me (4:19)
  9. 9 Freedom (6:20)
  10. 10 I'll Be There (3:34)
  11. 11 Dare Me (6:17)
  12. 12 Twist My Arm (5:53)
  13. 13 Back in My Arms (6:37)
  14. 14 Dare Me (3:43)
  15. 15 Freedom (4:21)
  16. 16 Twist My Arm (4:09)
  17. 17 Dare Me (4:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Pointer Sisters Primary Artist
Robbie Nevil Guitar
Jeff Lorber Synthesizer, Guitar, Synthesizer Bass
June Pointer Vocals
Bruce Roberts Synthesizer
Andy Goldmark Synthesizer
Anita Pointer Vocals
Paul Buckmaster Conductor
Jennifer Condos Bass
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Debra Dobkin Percussion
Nathan East Bass
Tommy Faragher Synthesizer, Keyboards
Steve Farris Guitar
Paul Fox Synthesizer
Steve George Synthesizer, Keyboards, Synthesizer Bass
Welton Gite Bass
Mark Goldenberg Synthesizer, Guitar, Piano
Gary Grant Trumpet
Jerry Hey Trumpet
Phil Kenzie Saxophone
Michael Landau Guitar
Pat Mastelotto Drums
Steve Mitchell Synthesizer, Hand Clapping, Hammond B3
Ruth Pointer Vocals
Peter Rafelson Guitar
Howie Rice Synthesizer, Guitar, Hand Clapping, Mini Moog
Terral "Terry" Santiel Percussion
Neil Stubenhaus Bass
Harry Stinson Percussion
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone
Larry Williams Saxophone
Jellyroll Goldmark Piano
Technical Credits
Robbie Nevil Arranger, Composer, Programming
Jeff Lorber Programming
Bruce Roberts Arranger, Composer, Programming, drum machine
Andy Goldmark Arranger, Composer, Programming, drum machine
Paul Buckmaster String Arrangements
Ian Eales Engineer
Steve George Arranger, Composer
Mark Goldenberg Arranger, Composer, Programming
Jerry Hey Horn Arrangements
Dave Innis Composer
John Lang Composer
Sam Lorber Composer
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Pat Mastelotto Composer, Programming, drum machine
David McHugh Composer
Steve Mitchell Programming, drum machine
Richard Page Arranger, Composer
Richard Perry Producer
Paul Ray Engineer
Howie Rice Arranger, Programming, drum machine
Jay Rifkin Engineer
Ernie Sheesley Engineer
Gary Skardina Engineer
Don Smith Engineer, Remixing
Harry Stinson Programming
Brock Walsh Arranger, Composer, Programming
Bob Etoll Composer
Glen Holguin Engineer
Alex Schmoll Engineer
Jim Tract Remixing
Wayne A. Dickson Reissue Producer
Alan Wilson Mastering
Ron Larson Art Direction
Clif Jones Engineer
Christian John Wikane Liner Notes
Colin Elliott Logo Design
Kosh Larson Art Direction
Gallin Morey Addis Personal Manager
Michael Brooks Engineer
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