1978 Pointer Sisters – Energy

Pointer Sisters, The 1978Energy is the fifth studio album by The Pointer Sisters, released in 1978 on the Planet label.

After 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

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
GuitarDanny Kortchmar
PianoDavid Paich
PercussionLenny Castro


2 Dirty Work

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsRick Jaeger
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
Acoustic GuitarFred Tackett
Electric PianoDavid Paich
SaxBrian Cumming


3 Hypnotized

BassEddie Watkins Jr
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarDanny Kortchmar
Acoustic GuitarRandy Bachman
Slide GuitarWaddy Wachtel
ClavinetJames Newton-Howard
Electric PianoSteve Porcaro
PianoDavid Paich
SynthesizerJames Newton-Howard
SaxBrian Cumming


4 As I Come Of Age

BassMike Porcaro
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
GuitarDanny Kortchmar
Electric PianoJames Newton-Howard
PianoDavid Paich
OrganSteve Porcaro

 

5 Come And Get Your Love

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
GuitarDanny Kortchmar
Slide GuitarDavey Johnstone
Electric PianoDavid Paich
OrganJimmy Phillips
SynthesizerJimmy Phillips
TambourineAnita Pointer


6 Happiness

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
GuitarFred Tackett
PianoDavid Paich
SynthesizerJames Newton-Howard


7 Fire

BassGerald Johnson
DrumsRick Jaeger
GuitarDavey Johnstone
OrganDavid Paich
PianoJai Winding
PianoDavid Paich
TambourineLenny Castro


8 Angry Eyes

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarDanny Kortchmar
GuitarFred Tackett
OrganJimmy Phillips
PianoJimmy Phillips
PercussionRichard Perry


9 Echoes Of Love

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarDavey Johnstone
GuitarFred Tackett
SynthesizerJames Newton-Howard
SynthesizerSteve Porcaro
PercussionLenny Castro


10 Everybody Is A Star

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
GuitarDanny Kortchmar
PianoDavid Paich
SynthesizerJames Newton-Howard

Liner Notes

Producer – Richard Perry
Coordinator – Robin Rinehart,  Kathleen Carey
Engineer (Recording) – Dennis Kirk
Engineer (Remix) – Bill Schnee
Engineer (Assistant) – Gabe Veltri
Mastered By – Doug Sax

Art Direction, Design  – John Kosh
Photography – Jim Shea, Aaron Rapoport

Mastered At The Mastering Lab
Recorded At Studio 55, LA
Remixed At Studio 55, LA
Phonographic Copyright Planet Records
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