Exposure (Exposé album)

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Exposure cover.jpg
Studio album by Exposé
Released March 2, 1987
2015 (double disc re-issue)
Recorded April 1985 – January 1987
Length 44:36
Label Arista
Producer Lewis A. Martineé
Exposé chronology
What You Don't Know
Singles from Exposure
  1. "Point of No Return"
    Released: March 11, 1985; April 1987 (re-recorded)[1]
  2. "Exposed to Love"
    Released: December 1985
  3. "Come Go with Me"
    Released: January 1987
  4. "Let Me Be the One"
    Released: August 1987
  5. "Seasons Change"
    Released: November 1987[2]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[3]
Robert ChristgauB−[4]
Warr.org4/5 stars[5]

Exposure is the debut studio album by American girl group Exposé, released on March 2, 1987. 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" (number 5 U.S.), a re-recorded version of the song "Point of No Return" (number 5 U.S.) and "Let Me Be the One" (number 7 U.S.). This was the first debut album by a group to feature four top-ten Billboard pop hits – a feat Cyndi Lauper achieved as a solo artist with her 1983 album She's So Unusual.[6]

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. Gioia Bruno and Ann 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]

1."Come Go with Me" (recorded October 1985 – March 1986)Lewis A. Martineé4:19
2."Let Me Be the One" (recorded August 1986 – January 1987)Lewis A. Martineé4:22
3."Exposed to Love" (recorded April – August 1985)Lewis A. Martineé3:35
4."Seasons Change" (recorded October 1986 – January 1987)Lewis A. Martineé4:55
5."Extra Extra" (recorded July 1986)Lewis A. Martineé3:47
6."Point of No Return" (recorded December 1984 – February 1985, re-recorded 1987)Lewis A. Martineé6:09
7."Love Is Our Destiny" (recorded August 1986 – January 1987)Jay Martin, Alex Villa-Lobos, Lewis A. Martineé3:21
8."I Know You Know" (recorded August 1986 – January 1987)Lewis A. Martineé4:00
9."You're the One I Need" (recorded October 1986 – January 1987)Lewis A. Martineé4:14
10."December" (recorded January 1986)Fro Sosa, Lewis A. Martineé6:06
2015 Cherry Pop Deluxe Edition
11."Point of No Return" (1985 Single Version) 
12."Exposed to Love" (Single Mix) 
13."Come Go With Me" (Single Mix) 
14."December" (Single Version) 
15."Point of No Return" (1987 Single Version) 
16."Let Me Be the One" (Remix Edit/Single Version) 
17."Seasons Change" (Radio Mix) 
18."Point of No Return" (PWL UK 7-inch Remix) 
Disc two track listing
  1. "Exposed to Love" (Extended Mix)
  2. "Come Go With Me" (Extended Mix)
  3. "Point of No Return" (Extended Mix)
  4. "Let Me Be the One" (Extended Remix)
  5. "Seasons Change" (Extended Mix)
  6. "Come Go With Me" (Radio Mix)
  7. "Point of No Return" (Crossover Mix)
  8. "Let Me Be the One" ("Crossover” Mix)
  9. "Seasons Change" (Crossover Mix)
  10. "Point of No Return" (PWL UK Extended Mix)
  11. "Let Me Be the One" (UK Remix)


Chart (1987) Peak
Canada (RPM Top 100 Albums) [7] 61
US Billboard 200[8] 16
US R&B Albums (Billboard)[8] 20


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


Certifier Music recording sales certification Date Sales certified
Music Canada [9] Gold 10 March 1988 50,000
RIAA [10] 2× Platinum 24 May 1990 2,000,000


  • 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 Di Persia, Ernie Williams, Charles Dye and Barabara Milne
  • Mixed by Lewis A. Martineé and Chris Lord-Alge
  • Mastered by José Rodriguez



  • 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


  • 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


  1. ^ http://www.45cat.com/record/as19579
  2. ^ http://www.45cat.com/record/as19640
  3. ^ Allmusic review
  4. ^ Robert Christgau review
  5. ^ Warr.org review
  6. ^ Bronson, Fred (2003). The Billboard Book of Number One Hits, 5th Edition (Billboard Publications), page 691.
  7. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2014-06-05.
  8. ^ a b "Exposure - Exposé | Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-06-05.
  9. ^ "Gold and Platinum". Musiccanada.com. Archived from the original on 2011-11-15. Retrieved 2014-06-05.
  10. ^ "Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - June 05, 2014". RIAA. Retrieved 2014-06-05.
  • Liner Notes, Exposure by Exposé, Arista/BMG Records, 1987.