1982 Pointer Sisters – So Excited!

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

So Excited! spawned a major 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.

Tracks

I’m So Excited (Anita Pointer; June Pointer; Ruth Pointer; Trevor Lawrence) 3:50
2  See How The Love Goes (Terry Britten; Sue Shifrin) 4:04
3  All Of You (Paul Gordon; Jay Gruska) 4:02
4  Heart Beat (Patrick Henderson; Laythan Carl Armor; Michael Bolton) 4:25
If You Wanna Get Back Your Lady (John Lewis Parker; Brian Potter) 6:08
6  I Feel For You (Prince) 4:01
7  Heart To Heart (Arnie Roman; Matthew Garey; Laythan Carl Armor) 3:31
American Music (Parker McGhee) 4:01

Musicians

1 I’m So Excited

BassNathan Watts
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarGeorge Doering
GuitarLee Ritenour
OrganWilliam Smith
PianoJohn Barnes
SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes
ProgrammingMichael Boddicker
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


2 See How The Love Goes

BassNathan East
DrumsJR Robinson
Guitar (solo)Waddy Wachtel
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsJohn Barnes
SynthesizerEd Walsh
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
VocoderRobbie Buchanan
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


3 All Of You

BassNathan East
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
GuitarTim May
KeyboardsJohn Barnes
SynthesizerEd Walsh
TromboneDick Hyde
TrumpetChuck Findley
TrumpetGary Grant
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


4 Heart Beat

BassNathan East
DrumsJR Robinson
Guitar (solo)Paul Jackson Jr
GuitarIra Newborn
KeyboardsRandy Waldman
SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes
ProgrammingMichael Boddicker
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


5 If You Wanna Get Back Your Lady

BassNathan East
DrumsJR Robinson
ClavinetJohn Parker
SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerJohn Parker
SynthesizerEd Walsh
ProgrammingMichael Boddicker


6 I Feel For You

BassNathan Watts
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
GuitarTim May
PianoJohn Barnes
SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
ProgrammingMichael Boddicker
SaxGary Herbig
SaxJim Horn
TromboneDick Hyde
TrumpetChuck Findley
TrumpetGary Grant
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


7 Heart To Heart

BassNathan Watts
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
GuitarTim May
KeyboardsJohn Barnes
SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
ProgrammingMichael Boddicker
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


8 American Music

BassNathan East
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarGeorge Doering
GuitarLee Ritenour
KeyboardsJohn Barnes
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
SaxTrevor Lawrence
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa

Liner Notes

Producer – Richard Perry
Producer (Associate) – Trevor Lawrence
Arranged By (Rhythm Tracks) – Richard Perry, Trevor Lawrence
Arranged By (Vocals) – Pointer Sisters
Coordinator (Music) – Eddie Choran
Coordinator (Production) – Bradford Rosenberger
Coordinator (Production), Coordinator (Fashion) – Susan Epstein
Engineer (Assistant) – Bobby Gerber, Michael Brooks, Stuart Furusho
Engineer (Recording), Musical Assistance (Editing & Remixing Assistance) – Gabe Veltri
Engineer (Remix) – Bill Schnee
Mastered By – Larry Emerine, Stephen Marcussen

Design, Artwork – John Kosh
Photography By – Norman Seeff

Manufactured By – RCA Benelux
Distributed By – RCA Benelux
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Planet Records
Copyright (c) – Planet Records
Recorded At – Studio 55, Los Angeles
Mixed At – Studio 55, Los Angeles
Mastered At – Precision Mastering