So Excited!

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All Music Guide - Amy Hanson
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 ...
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All Music Guide - Amy Hanson
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
  • EAN: 5013929032521
  • Catalog Number: 2903252
  • Sales rank: 98,076

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The 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 Jr. 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
The Pointer Sisters Vocal Arrangements
Prince Composer
June Pointer Composer
Anita Pointer Composer
Jay Gruska Composer
Michael Boddicker Programming
Michael Bolotin Composer
Terry Britten Composer
Larry Emerine Mastering
Trevor Lawrence Arranger, Composer, Horn Arrangements
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
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, Mastering
Patrick Henderson Composer
Christian John Wikane Liner Notes
Laython Armour Composer
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