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Baby Sister [Original recording remastered, Extra tracks, Import]

June PointerAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 21, 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Extra tracks, Import
  • Label: BBR
  • ASIN: B003WG31YQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #273,831 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Ready For Some Action
2. I Will Understand
3. To You, My Love
4. New Love, True Love
5. I'm Ready For Love
6. You Can Do It
7. Always
8. My Blues Have Gone
9. Don't Mess With Bill
10. Ready For Some Action [Single Version] [*][Version]

Editorial Reviews

Digitally remastered and expanded edition of the 1983 solo debut from the youngest Pointer sister including one bonus track. The album was produced by Richard Perry and released a few months before the Pointer Sisters multi-platinum album Break Out. It is widely known as the album where Perry perfected the R&B/Dance sound that would soon give the Pointer Sisters the biggest hits of their career.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME ALBUM October 19, 2010
By JT
Format:Audio CD
I can't really understand the review by Daniel W. Kelly. Yes, Break Out was an awesome album -- and this is too. The fact that it's different from Break Out makes it all the more special. I'm also not sure how the album can be "a noisy, raucous attempt at funk dance with hints of dated disco sounds" but filled with "just sappy soul ballads" at the same time. And the big craze at the end of the '80s was a return to the sounds of the '60s? Where in the world are you from, Daniel? But whatever -- let's move on.

The album has strong dance cuts like "I Will Understand," "Ready for Some Action" and "New Love, True Love" plus gorgeous ballads like "To You My Love" and "Always." "My Blues Has Gone" is as meaty a tune as it gets -- in fact, there's not an ounce of filler to be found here. All throughout, June's voice is incredibly expressive and powerful. This is a true testament to her talent, and one of the finest CDs in my collection.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic eighties R&B Dance September 23, 2010
Format:Audio CD
For many of us who were unfamiliar, this album slipped through the cracks on its original 1983 issue which is a shame. The production, song-writing and performances are top-notch as is this reissue. Excellent remastering and interviews with Anita and Ruth. New Love, True Love was written by Anita and June and has that classic Pointer Sisters sound as heard on I'm So Excited and We're Gonna Make it. The ballad To You, My Love is a beautiful Jazzy Soul quiet storm number. All in all, a great package and highly recommended!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Warmup to Breakout September 23, 2010
Format:Audio CD
BABY SISTER, the 1983 solo album by June Pointer, can be viewed as a warmup to the Pointer Sisters' multi-platinum BREAKOUT album that was released six months later. Like that breakthrough album, BABY SISTER has songs featuring sexual tension (the top-30 r&b hit "Ready For Some Action", written and co-produced by former Motown staffer Norman Whitfield), easygoing midtempo synth ballads ("To You My Love" and "Always"), and electro-boogie throwdowns ("I Will Understand" and "New Love, True Love"). The remake of the Martha and The Vandella's two-stepper "I'm Ready For Love" stays true to the original while possessing a touch of that "I'm So Excited" jolt. In fact, Motown seems to be another influence on this album as witnessed by the bouncy remake of the Marvelettes' top 10 hit "Don't Mess With Bill", and the aforementioned Norman Whitfield contribution.

Although the material is not as commercial as BREAKOUT, BABY SISTER is still a fascinating document of things to come. And the liner notes are very detailed and well-written.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD August 17, 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Amazing CD. Great re-master by BBR and the linear notes and interviews with Anita Pointer and Ruth Pointer are amazing.
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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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I was so looking forward to hearing this album, which I missed in the 80s right before the Pointer Sisters craze began, especially since people have said this was a great warm-up for breakout. Breakout is one of the ultimate synth and drum machine drenched 80s albums IMO, so I was expecting something along those lines here. Instead, June gives us only 4 'club' tracks--Ready For Some Action, I Will Understand, New Love true Love and My Blues Have Gone. To me, these songs suffer from the pitfall of many R&B and soul artists who recorded between 1981-1982. They can't seem to figure out what sound to go for with disco dead and the 80s electro street beat not actually mainstream yet, so what we get is a noisy, raucous attempt at funk dance with hints of dated disco sounds (brings to mind Quincy Jones productions for Donna Summer in the early 80s...just so not yet ready for the 80s). In actuality, "I'm Ready for Love" and "Don't Mess with Bill" are more in touch with what would be a big craze by the end of the 80s--a return to the sounds of the 60s. After that, we're left with just sappy soul ballads. There is no hint of Breakout here--no Jump, Automatic, Neutron Dance, Baby Come and Get It. That album will always be the defining moment for the Pointer Sisters, solo or as a group.
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