Energy (Pointer Sisters album)

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Energy Pointer Sisters album.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 1978
StudioStudio 55
(Los Angeles, California)
GenreR&B, rock, soul
LabelPlanet Records
ProducerRichard Perry
Pointer Sisters chronology
Having a Party
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars [1]
Christgau's Record GuideB– [2]
Smash Hits6/10 [3]

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


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 U.S. 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
1."Lay It on the Line"Patrick Henderson, Wornell Jones3:16
2."Dirty Work"Walter Becker, Donald Fagen3:33
3."Hypnotized"Bob Welch5:02
4."As I Come of Age"Stephen Stills2:42
5."Come and Get Your Love"Russ Ballard3:40
Side two
6."Happiness"Allen Toussaint4:19
7."Fire"Bruce Springsteen3:41
8."Angry Eyes"Ken Loggins, Jim Messina2:42
9."Echoes of Love"Patrick Simmons, Willie Mitchell, Earl Randle3:06
10."Everybody Is a Star"Sylvester Stewart3:15


  • 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


  • 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 history[edit]

Chart (1978-79) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 13
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 9


  1. ^ Hanson, Amy. Energy review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-11-12.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: P". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 10, 2019 – via
  3. ^ Starr, Red. "Albums". Smash Hits (February 22 - March 7, 1979): 25.

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