Exposure (Exposé album)

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Exposure
Studio album by Exposé
Released February 2, 1987
Recorded March 1985–January 1987 New River Studio & BRT Studio, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; International Studio & Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida
Genre Freestyle, Dance, Pop, R&B
Length 44:36
Label Arista
Producer Lewis A. Martineé
Exposé chronology
Exposure
(1987)
What You Don't Know
(1989)
Singles from Exposure
  1. "Exposed to Love"
    Released: ???? 1985
  2. "Come Go with Me"
    Released: January 1987
  3. "Point of No Return"
    Released: April 1987 (re-release)
  4. "Let Me Be the One"
    Released: August 1987
  5. "Seasons Change"
    Released: November 1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B−[2]
Warr.org 4/5 stars[3]

Exposure is the debut album by the Miami-based Latin freestyle dance-pop trio Exposé, released in 1987 (see 1987 in music). It reached number sixteen on the Billboard 200 and number twenty on the R&B albums chart and was certified double platinum by the RIAA in May 1990. The album spawned four top-ten singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including "Seasons Change", which topped the chart in February 1988. Other hit singles were the breakthrough hit "Come Go with Me" (#5 U.S.), a re-recorded version of the song "Point of No Return" (#5 U.S.) and "Let Me Be the One" (#7 U.S.). This was the first debut album by a group in Billboard history to feature four top-ten pop hits as Cyndi Lauper's She's So Unusual was the first debut album in the rock era to garner four top-ten singles.[4]

When first released, the album featured the original 1984 recording of "Point of No Return," with lead vocals by Alé Lorenzo. On all subsequent versions, including its release on compact disc, the re-recording with Jeanette Jurado on lead is featured, which was also the single version released to radio several years after the original made its rounds on urban radio and in clubs. However, all pressings of the album feature the original 1985 recording of "Exposed to Love", with lead vocals by Alé Lorenzo.

Lead vocals of the majority of the album were sung by Jurado. Bruno and Curless each sing lead on two tracks, with Bruno on "Let Me Be the One" and "December," and Curless on "Extra Extra" and "Love Is Our Destiny." On the track "I Know You Know," Jurado sings lead, then Bruno provides a soulful improvisation at the end.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Lewis A. Martineé, except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Come Go With Me"     4:17
2. "Let Me Be the One"     4:20
3. "Exposed to Love"     3:35
4. "Seasons Change"     4:53
5. "Extra Extra"     3:46
6. "Point of No Return"     6:10
7. "Love Is Our Destiny"   Jay Martin, Alex Villa-Lobos, A. Martinez 3:19
8. "I Know You Know"     3:58
9. "You're the One I Need"     4:12
10. "December"   Fro Sosa, Lewis A. Martineé 6:06

Charts[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
position
Canada (RPM Top 100 Albums) [5] 61
US Billboard 200[6] 16
US R&B Albums (Billboard)[6] 20

Singles[edit]

Year Single Lead vocals Chart Peak
position
1985 "Point of No Return" Alé Lorenzo U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 1
"Point of No Return" Alé Lorenzo U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales 19
1985 "Exposed to Love" Alé Lorenzo U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 10
"Exposed to Love" Alé Lorenzo U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales 19
1987 "Come Go with Me" Jeanette Jurado U.S. Billboard Hot 100 5
"Come Go with Me" Jeanette Jurado U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 1
"Come Go with Me" Jeanette Jurado U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales 2
"Come Go with Me" Jeanette Jurado U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles 14
"Point of No Return" (re-recorded version) Jeanette Jurado U.S. Billboard Hot 100 5
"Point of No Return" (re-recorded version) Jeanette Jurado U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales 40
"Point of No Return" (re-recorded version) Jeanette Jurado UK Singles Chart 83
"Let Me Be the One" Gioia Bruno U.S. Billboard Hot 100 7
"Let Me Be the One" Gioia Bruno U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 2
"Let Me Be the One" Gioia Bruno U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales 13
"Let Me Be the One" Gioia Bruno U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles 29
"Let Me Be the One" Gioia Bruno UK Singles Chart 76
1988 "Seasons Change" Jeanette Jurado U.S. Billboard Hot 100 1
"Seasons Change" Jeanette Jurado U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales 32
"Seasons Change" Jeanette Jurado U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles 27
"Seasons Change" Jeanette Jurado U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary 1
"Seasons Change" Jeanette Jurado UK Singles Chart 97

Certifications[edit]

Certifier Music recording sales certification Date Sales certified
Music Canada [7] Gold 10 March 1988 50,000
RIAA [8] 2× Platinum 24 May 1990 2,000,000

Production[edit]

  • Executive producers: Francisco J. Diaz (for Pantera Productions) and Ed Eckstine
  • Arranged and produced by Lewis A. Martineé for Pantera Productions
  • Recorded and engineered by Mike Couzzi & John Hagg
  • Assistant recording engineers: Carlos Santos, Terresa Verplanck, David Barton, Carlos Nieto, Frank Prinzel, Sam Safirstein, Victor DiPersia, Ernie Williams, Charles Dye and Barabara Milne
  • Mixed by Lewis A. Martineé and Chris Lord-Alge
  • Mastered by José Rodriguez

Personnel[edit]

Exposé[edit]

  • Alé, Sandée, and Laurie Miller (original line-up): lead and backing vocals on "Point of No Return" (original version, first pressing) and "Exposed to Love"
  • Ann Curless ("Extra Extra" and "Love Is Our Destiny"), Gioia Bruno ("Let Me Be the One", "I Know You Know" and "December"), Jeanette Jurado ("Come Go with Me", "Seasons Change", "Point of No Return", "I Know You Know" and "You're the One I Need"): lead and backing vocals on all other tracks

Musicians[edit]

  • Nestor Gomez: lead and rhythm guitar
  • George "Jet" Finess: lead guitar on "Point of No Return," "Exposed to Love", and "December"
  • Steve Grove: Saxophone
  • Fro Sosa: keyboards, synthesizers, and synth solos
  • Lewis A. Martineé keyboards, percussion and drum programming

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Robert Christgau review
  3. ^ Warr.org review
  4. ^ Bronson, Fred (2003). The Billboard Book of #1 Hits, 5th Edition (Billboard Publications), page 691.
  5. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  6. ^ a b "Exposure - Exposé | Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  7. ^ "Gold and Platinum". Musiccanada.com. Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  8. ^ "Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - June 05, 2014". RIAA. Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  • Liner Notes, Exposure by Exposé, Arista/BMG Records, 1987.