Priority (album)

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Priority
Priority (album).JPG
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1979
RecordedStudio 55
(Los Angeles, California)
GenreR&B, rock, soul
LabelPlanet
ProducerRichard Perry
Pointer Sisters chronology
Energy
(1978)
Priority
(1979)
Special Things
(1980)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars [1]
Smash Hitsmixed[2]

Priority is the sixth studio album by the Pointer Sisters, released in 1979 on the Planet label.

History[edit]

Their second venture with producer Richard Perry, it was also their second venture into rock. The album peaked at number 72 on the Billboard 200 and reached number 44 on the R&B albums chart. Two singles were released, "Blind Faith" and "Who Do You Love". Both songs failed to reach the Billboard Hot 100. The album was remastered and issued on CD with a bonus track, "Nothin' But a Heartache", in 2009 by Wounded Bird Records.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Who Do You Love"Ian Hunter4:29
2."All Your Love"Bob Seger4:09
3."Dreaming as One"David Palmer, William D. Smith4:20
4."Turned Up Too Late"Graham Parker3:37
5."Happy"Mick Jagger, Keith Richards2:59
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."Blind Faith"Gerry Rafferty, Joe Egan3:51
7."Don't Let a Thief Steal into Your Heart"Richard Thompson4:17
8."(She Got) The Fever"Bruce Springsteen6:15
9."The Shape I'm In"Robbie Robertson3:22

Personnel[edit]

Musicians
  • Waddy Wachtel – lead guitar (1, 2, 4, 5, 8), guitar (1-4, 7, 8, 9), acoustic guitar (4), rhythm guitar (5, 6), slide guitar (9)
  • Dan Dugmore – guitar (1, 2, 7, 8, 9), pedal steel guitar (3), lead guitar (6), Ebow (6)
  • David Spinozza – guitar (4), slide guitar (5)
  • Scott Chambers – bass (1-9)
  • Rick Marotta – drums (1-9)
  • Bobby Guidotti – tambourine (5), percussion (7, 9)
  • Bill Payne – acoustic piano (1-4, 8, 9)
  • Nicky Hopkins – acoustic piano (5, 6)
  • William D. "Smitty" Smith – organ (1-4, 7, 8, 9), electric piano (7)

Production[edit]

  • Richard Perry – producer
  • Dennis Kirk – recording engineer
  • Gabe Veltri – assistant engineer
  • Bill Schnee – remix engineer
  • Doug Sax and Mike Reese – mastering at The Mastering Lab (Los Angeles, CA).
  • Kathleen Nelson – production coordinator
  • Michael Solomon – production coordinator
  • Michael Barackman – song coordinator
  • Kosh – art direction and design
  • Mark Hanauer – photography
  • Sal Bonafede and Jerry Weintraub – management

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1979) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 72
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 44

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hanson, Amy. Priority review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-11-12.
  2. ^ Hepworth, David. "Albums". Smash Hits (October 4–17, 1979): 29.

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