1985 Pointer Sisters – Contact

Contact is the eleventh studio album by the American vocal group the Pointer Sisters, released in 1985 by RCA Records.

Upon its release, Contact quickly became the Pointer Sisters’ second-most successful album to date; it was certified platinum, denoting U.S. sales of over one million, and helped the trio win an American Music Award for “Favorite Video Group” in 1986. Contact yielded U.S. chart hits with the singles “Dare Me” (Hot 100 #11, UK #17), “Freedom” and “Twist My Arm.” Another song, “Back in My Arms”, was released as a single and video in the UK.

A track from the Contact sessions, entitled “Just a Little Closer”, was released on the We Are the World charity compilation album in 1985.

Contact was remastered and issued on CD with bonus tracks in 2011 by Big Break Records.

Tracks

Twist My Arm (Andy Goldmark; Bruce Roberts) 04:26
2  Hey You (John Lang; Richard Page; Steve George) 03:59
3  Pound, Pound, Pound (Andy Goldmark; Bruce Roberts) 03:58
4  Back In My Arms (John Lang; Pat Mastelotto; Richard Page; Steve George) 04:40
5  Burn Down The Night (John Lang; Pat Mastelotto; Richard Page; Steve George) 03:08
6  Bodies And Souls (Mark Goldenberg) 03:46
7  Contact (Brock Walsh; Robbie Nevil) 04:23
Dare Me (David Innis; Sam Lorber) 04:19
Freedom (David McHugh) 06:21

Musicians

1 Twist My Arm

BassNathan East
Drums (Linn)Andy Goldmark
Drums (Linn)Bruce Roberts
GuitarHowie Rice
SynthesizerAndy Goldmark
SynthesizerBruce Roberts
SynthesizerHowie Rice
SynthesizerPaul Fox
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
PercussionTerral Santiel
VocalsAnita Pointer


2 Hey You

BassNathan East
Drums (programming)Pat Mastelotto
GuitarSteve Farris
KeyboardsSteve George
SynthesizerSteve George
SynthesizerHowie Rice
SynthesizerPaul Fox
SynthesizerStephen Mitchell
VocalsRuth Pointer


3 Pound, Pound, Pound

Bass (synthesizer)Jeff Lorber
Drums (programming)Andy Goldmark
Drums (programming)Bruce Roberts
Hammond OrganStephen Mitchell
PianoAndy Goldmark
SynthesizerAndy Goldmark
SynthesizerHowie Rice
SynthesizerJeff Lorber
PercussionTerral Santiel
VocalsJune Pointer


4 Back In My Arms

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsPat Mastelotto
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsSteve George
SynthesizerSteve George
SynthesizerHowie Rice
SynthesizerPaul Fox
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsRuth Pointer


5 Burn Down The Night

Bass (synthesizer)Steve George
DrumsPat Mastelotto
Hammond OrganStephen Mitchell
KeyboardsSteve George
SaxLarry Williams
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetJerry Hey
SynthesizerSteve George
PercussionTerral Santiel
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsAnita Pointer


6 Bodies And Souls

BassJennifer Condos
Drums (programming)Harry Stinson
Drums (programming)Mark Goldenberg
GuitarMark Goldenberg
PianoMark Goldenberg
SynthesizerHowie Rice
SynthesizerMark Goldenberg
ProgrammingStephen Mitchell
SaxPhil Kenzie
PercussionDebra Dobkin
PercussionHarry Stinson
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsJune Pointer


7 Contact

Drums (programming)Brock Walsh
Drums (programming)Robbie Nevil
GuitarRobbie Nevil
KeyboardsTommy Faragher
SynthesizerTommy Faragher
SynthesizerHowie Rice
SynthesizerStephen Mitchell
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsRuth Pointer


8 Dare Me

BassWelton Gite
Drums (Linn)Howie Rice
Drums (Linn)Stephen Mitchell
SnarePaul Fox
GuitarHowie Rice
GuitarPeter Rafelson
KeyboardsPaul Fox
SynthesizerHowie Rice
SynthesizerStephen Mitchell
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsJune Pointer


9 Freedom

Drums (programming)Howie Rice
Drums (programming)Jeff Lorber
GuitarJeff Lorber
Mini MoogHowie Rice
SynthesizerJeff Lorber
SynthesizerHowie Rice
SynthesizerPaul Fox
VocalsAnita Pointer

Liner Notes

Producer – Richard Perry
Producer (Associate) – Andy Goldmark, Bruce Roberts (Tracks 1, 3)
Producer (Associate) – Howie Rice (Track 1)
Producer (Associate) – Richard Page (Tracks 2, 4, 5)
Producer (Associate) – Steve George (Tracks 2, 4)
Producer (Associate) – Mark Goldenberg (Track 6)
Producer (Associate) – Brock Walsh, Robbie Nevil (Track 7)
Arranged By – Andy Goldmark, Bruce Roberts (Tracks 1, 3)
Arranged By – Howie Rice (Track 1)
Arranged By – Richard Page, Steve George (Tracks 2, 4, 5)
Arranged By – Mark Goldenberg (Track 6)
Arranged By – Brock Walsh, Robbie Nevil (Track 7)
Arranged By (Horns) – Jerry Hey (Track 5)
Arranged By (Strings) – Paul Buckmaster (Tracks 2, 4)
Engineer (Basic Track) – Ian Eales (Tracks 4, 5)
Engineer (Recording) – Michael Brooks
Engineer (Remix) – Don Smith
Engineer (Additional) – Alex Schmoll, Clif Jones, Don Smith, Gary Skardina, Glen Holguin
Engineer (Assistant) – Alex Schmoll, Bob Loftus, David Dubow, Delilah Seroussi, Glen Holguin, Julie Last, Kraig Miller, Ray Leonard
Conductor – Paul Buckmaster (Tracks 2, 4)
Coordinator – Brad Rosenberger
Mastered By – Stephen Marcussen
Sampler (Emulator II) – Paul Fox (Track 5)

Design, Art Direction – John Kosh, Ron Larson
Photography – Randee St. Nicholas

Mastered At Precision Lacquer
Mixed At Studio 55, Los Angeles
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