So Excited!

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So Excited!
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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 1982
StudioStudio 55
(Los Angeles, California)
Larrabee Sound
(Los Angeles, California)
Pasha Music House
(Los Angeles, California)
GenreR&B, pop, soul
LabelPlanet/RCA Records
ProducerRichard Perry
The Pointer Sisters chronology
Black & White
(1981)
So Excited!
(1982)
Break Out
(1983)
Singles from So Excited!
  1. "American Music"
    Released: 1982
  2. "I'm So Excited"
    Released: September 1982
  3. "If You Wanna Get Back Your Lady"
    Released: 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]

So Excited! is the ninth studio album by the Pointer Sisters, released in 1982 on the Planet label.

History[edit]

So Excited! spawned a hit with "American Music" and included a cover of a Prince tune, "I Feel for You," which was again covered by Chaka Khan two years later. The title track reached #30 on the pop charts but hit #9 when it was revived two years later after being added to the group's 1983 album, Break Out. A third single, "See How the Love Goes", was shelved due to its controversial (at the time) subject matter. The album was remastered and issued on CD with bonus tracks in 2010 by Big Break Records.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."I'm So Excited"Anita Pointer, June Pointer, Ruth Pointer, Trevor Lawrence4:55
2."See How the Love Goes"Terry Britten, Sue Shifrin4:03
3."All of You"Paul Gordon, Jay Gruska4:00
4."Heart Beat"Patrick Henderson, Michael Bolotin, Laython Armour4:22
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
5."If You Wanna Get Back Your Lady"John Lewis Parker, Brian Potter5:35
6."I Feel for You"Prince3:58
7."Heart to Heart"Arnie Roman, Matthew Garey3:32
8."American Music"Parker McGee3:58

Personnel[edit]

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

Production[edit]

  • Producer – Richard Perry
  • Associate Producer – Trevor Lawrence
  • Production Coordination – Susan Epstein and Bradford Rosenberg
  • Recording Engineer, Editing and Remixing Assistance – Gabe Veltri
  • Remix Engineer – Bill Schnee
  • Assistant Engineers – Michael Brooks, Stuart Furusho and Bobby Gerber.
  • Mastering – Larry Emerine and Stephen Marcussen at Precision Mastering (Hollywood, CA).
  • Music Coordinator – Eddie Choran
  • Music Preparation – Peggy Sandvig
  • Design and Artwork – Kosh
  • Cover Photography – Norman Seeff
  • Fashion Coordination – Susan Epstein
  • Make-up – Lewis Rabkin

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 59
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 24

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hanson, Amy. So Excited! review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-11-15.

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