So Excited!

So Excited!

by The Pointer Sisters
     
 

Sandwiched in between the heavy hitting Black and White and Break Out LPs, the Pointer Sisters' 1982 So Excited effort may not have managed the Top Ten, but impacted the scene nevertheless, as the group took three singles into charts that year. The opening, and best rememberedSee more details below

Overview

Sandwiched in between the heavy hitting Black and White and Break Out LPs, the Pointer Sisters' 1982 So Excited effort may not have managed the Top Ten, but impacted the scene nevertheless, as the group took three singles into charts that year. The opening, and best remembered track from the set, "I'm So Excited," delivered a punch-drunk, rapid fire snap straight into the dance clubs, following the marvelous, mid tempo swing song "American Music" up the charts with a combination of urgent beats and sassy harmony that fall. And, while these songs, along with chart mate "If You Wanna Get Back Your Lady" certainly merit their successes, there are several other moments on the album which actually prove more interesting. The Sue Shifrin penned "See How the Love Goes," which is hauntingly reminiscent of Peter Frampton's "Show me the Way," emerged a gorgeously melancholy melody that hovered somewhere between ballad and smooth groove and showcased Anita Pointer's lead vocals perfectly, while the sisters turned in a surprising cover of Prince's "I Feel for You" two years before Chaka Khan recorded what has become the definitive version. While it's true that the songs on So Excited pale markedly in comparison to the best of the Pointer Sisters' remarkable oeuvre, there are still plenty of unexpected guitar solos and heavy harmonies to snap heads to attention. Even in an off year, the group found themselves happily ensconced in the Top Twenty. That's no small feat.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/30/2010
Label:
Ais
UPC:
5013929032521
catalogNumber:
2903252
Rank:
64455

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pointer Sisters   Primary Artist
Robbie Buchanan   Synthesizer,Vocoder
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
George Doering   Guitar
Nathan East   Bass
Chuck Findley   Trumpet
Gary Grant   Trumpet
Gary Herbig   Reeds
Jim Horn   Reeds
Paul Jackson   Guitar,Soloist
Timothy May   Guitar
Ira Newborn   Guitar
Greg Phillinganes   Synthesizer,Soloist
Lee Ritenour   Guitar
Randy Waldman   Keyboards
Ed Walsh   Synthesizer
Waddy Wachtel   Guitar,Soloist
James R. Horn   Reeds
Cool T   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
John Barnes   Piano,Keyboards
Dick "Slyde" Hyde   Trombone
Nate Watts   Bass
John Robinson   Drums

Technical Credits

Pointer Sisters   Vocal Arrangements
Prince   Composer
June Pointer   Composer
Anita Pointer   Composer
Jay Gruska   Composer
Michael Boddicker   Programming
Michael Bolotin   Composer
Terry Britten   Composer
Trevor Lawrence   Arranger,Composer,Horn Arrangements
Parker McGee   Composer
Richard Perry   Arranger,Producer
Greg Phillinganes   Synthesizer Arrangements
Ruth Pointer   Composer
Brian Potter   Composer
Sue Shifrin   Composer
James C. Tract   Remixing
Gabe Veltri   Engineer,Remixing
John Lewis Parker   Composer
Paul Bevoir   Logo Design
Colin Elliot   Logo Design
Arnie Roman   Composer
Matthew Garey   Composer
Wayne A. Dickson   Reissue Producer
Patrick Henderson   Composer
Christian John Wikane   Liner Notes
Laython Armour   Composer

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