Energy (Pointer Sisters album)

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Energy
Energy Pointer Sisters album.jpg
Studio album by Pointer Sisters
Released November 1978
Studio Studio 55
(Los Angeles, California)
Genre R&B, rock, soul
Label Planet/RCA Records
Producer Richard Perry
Pointer Sisters chronology
Having a Party
(1977)Having a Party1977
Energy
(1978)
Priority
(1979)Priority1979
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau B− [2]
Smash Hits 6/10[3]

Energy is the fifth studio album by The Pointer Sisters, released in 1978 on the Planet label.

History[edit]

After a brief split following sister Bonnie's departure from the group, a musically reinvented and recharged Pointer Sisters returned composed of Ruth, Anita and June. Their first album for Planet, this was also the first album produced by Richard Perry. The record spawned a number two pop smash (and gold-certified single) with a cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Fire". "Happiness" also scored on the pop Top 40. Energy became the group's first gold-certified release since 1974's That's a Plenty. The album was remastered and issued on CD with bonus tracks in 2009 by Wounded Bird Records.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Lay It on the Line" Patrick Henderson, Wornell Jones 3:16
2. "Dirty Work" Walter Becker, Donald Fagen 3:33
3. "Hypnotized" Bob Welch 5:02
4. "As I Come of Age" Stephen Stills 2:42
5. "Come and Get Your Love" Russ Ballard 3:40
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Happiness" Allen Toussaint 4:19
7. "Fire" Bruce Springsteen 3:41
8. "Angry Eyes" Ken Loggins, Jim Messina 2:42
9. "Echoes of Love" Patrick Simmons, Willie Mitchell, Earl Randle 3:06
10. "Everybody Is a Star" Sylvester Stewart 3:15

Personnel[edit]

  • Anita Pointer – lead vocals (2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10), backing vocals, tambourine (5)
  • Ruth Pointer – lead vocals (3, 4, 5, 10), backing vocals
  • June Pointer – lead vocals (1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10), backing vocals
Musicians

Production[edit]

  • Richard Perry – producer
  • Dennis Kirk – recording engineer
  • Bill Schnee – remix engineer
  • Gabe Veltri – assistant engineer
  • Doug Sax – mastering engineer at The Mastering Lab (Los Angeles, CA).
  • Robin Rinehart – production coordinator
  • Kathleen Carey – song coordinator
  • Marylin Vance – fashion coordinator
  • Kosh – design, art direction
  • James M. Shea – photography

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1978) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 13
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hanson, Amy. Energy review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-11-12.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Energy review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2011-11-12. 
  3. ^ Starr, Red. "Albums". Smash Hits (February 22 - March 7, 1979): 25. 

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