1978 Pointer Sisters – Energy

Pointer Sisters, The 1978After a brief split following sister Bonnie’s departure from the Pointer Sisters, 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.

 

Tracks

1  Lay It On The Line (Patrick Henderson, Wornell Jones) 3:14
2  Dirty Work (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) 3:36
3  Hypnotized (Bob Welch) 4:49
4  As I Come Of Age (Stephen Stills) 2:42
5  Come And Get Your Love (Russ Ballard) 3:42
Happiness (Allen Toussaint) 3:58
Fire (Bruce Springsteen) 3:30
8  Angry Eyes (Kenny Loggins, Jim Messina ) 2:44
9  Echoes Of Love (Patrick Simmons, Willie Mitchell, Earl Randle ) 2:54
10  Everybody Is A Star (Sylvester Stewart) 3:18

Musicians

1 Lay It On The Line

Bass David Hungate
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Waddy Wachtel
Guitar Danny Kortchmar
Keyboards David Paich
Percussion Lenny Castro


2 Dirty Work

Bass David Hungate
Drums Rick Jaeger
Guitar Waddy Wachtel
Guitar Fred Tackett
Keyboards David Paich
Sax Brian Cumming


3 Hypnotized

Bass Eddie Watkins Jr
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Waddy Wachtel
Guitar Fred Tackett
Keyboards David Paich
Sax Brian Cumming

 

4 As I Come Of Age

Bass Mike Porcaro
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Waddy Wachtel
Guitar Danny Kortchmar
Keyboards David Paich
Keyboards James Newton-Howard
Organ Steve Porcaro

 

5 Come And Get Your Love

Bass David Hungate
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Waddy Wachtel
Guitar Danny Kortchmar
Guitar Davey Johnstone
Keyboards David Paich
Organ Jimmy Phillips

 

6 Happiness

Bass David Hungate
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Waddy Wachtel
Guitar Fred Tackett
Keyboards David Paich
Keyboards James Newton-Howard


7 Fire

Bass Gerald Johnson
Drums Rick Jaeger
Guitar Davey Johnstone
Piano Jai Winding
Keyboards David Paich
Keyboards James Newton-Howard


8 Angry Eyes

Bass David Hungate
Drums Mike Baird
Guitar Danny Kortchmar
Guitar Fred Tackett
Organ Jimmy Phillips
Percussion Richard Perry


9 Echoes Of Love

Bass Abraham Laboriel Sr
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Davey Johnstone
Guitar Fred Tackett
Percussion Lenny Castro
Keyboards James Newton-Howard


10 Everybody Is A Star

Bass David Hungate
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Waddy Wachtel
Guitar Danny Kortchmar
Keyboards David Paich
Keyboards James Newton-Howard

Liner Notes

Producer – Richard Perry

Mastered At – The Mastering Lab
Pressed By – Specialty Records Corporation
Distributed By – Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records
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