on January 30, 2015
I love The Pointer Sisters, and Anita has always been the favorite voice for me of the group! All of their albums, especially their 80s albums, have been so amazing and perfect: Break Out, Hot Together and Serious Slammin' come to mind as some of their finest work. All of the albums for that decade are awesome, though!
This album from Anita is not the best, it's not really even that good, but there are some nice moments, and it's Anita so you have to at least love hearing her voice. The highlight of the album and best song for certain is "Love Me Like You Do." Other good songs would be the lead-off single "Overnight Success," "More Than a Memory, (especially for the very nice bonus remixes of the track included here)" and the country-tinged "Temporarily Blue." I definitely agree with a previous review that it's just none of the songs are memorable, and you don't find yourself remembering them or staying in your head.
Now that The Pointer Sisters are not recording any new material anymore and just touring, it's nice to have anything new and remastered that we can get. I was kind of surprised they re-released this, but BBR has been so amazing on re-issues, and they've done another amazing job here!
Thank you so much, BBR and Anita! The Pointer Sisters rule!
on March 21, 2008
This solo album by Anita Pointer illustrates what a tremendous singer she really is. She really has a gifted voice, and can sing so effortlessly that it's taken for granted how wonderful her vocal talent really is. On all 9 of the songs here , Anita pours out her heart , and listening to her is just a sheer pleasure. Knowing all her work in the Pointer Sisters , where she sang lead on a majority of their biggest hits [ FIRE, SLOW HAND, I'M SO EXCITED, YES WE CAN CAN, HOW LONG , FAIRYTALE and others ], this album represents more sides to her that you might not know.
There are some fine songs, and even better performances on this solo project. Many of the songs are uptempo, and Anita can really belt it out , as heard on HAVE A LITTLE FAITH IN LOVE, BEWARE OF WHAT YOU WANT and LOVE ME LIKE YOU DO, just a few of my favorites here. LOVE FOR WHAT IT IS is a slower number that Anita really tears it up on. You won't be disappointed hearing Anita soar on this song. TEMPORARILY BLUE is a beautiful ballad with steel guitar , and is a standout here also. Philip Bailey duets with Anita on THE PLEDGE. Producer Preston Glass does a fine job , and Anita just sounds tremendous. It's somewhat Pointer Sisters sounding, but a bit different as well in that it's not a group album. It's nice to listen to this, and June Pointer's solo albums as well. Her daughter Jada, and Linda " Peaches " Green sing background, and it all sounds great. I definitely recommend this to any fan of the group and Anita's. You will hear some deep cuts here that are yours to discover and enjoy.
on September 15, 2005
To start with, I'm a huge admirer of The Pointer Sisters. I never say 'fan', because that construes 'fanatic'. I do own ALL of The Pointer Sisters albums on CD. [Three of four early Blue Thumb recordings, and "Energy", "Priority", "Special Things" "Black & White" and "So Excited" on CDR, as these were never available on CD].
I recently found out that June Pointer had two solo albums "Baby Sister" on Planet and "June Pointer" on Columbia, and that Anita had released "Love For What It Is" on RCA.
I immedately had to have all three.
This is a very decent effort - Anita's vocals are in fine form, and the production is right up there as well. There is nothing 'WRONG' with this album. The problem, I think, is that none of the songs are particularly memorable. You don't find yourself humming any melody after the song finishes, as you really don't recall it. This RCA album was released in 1987, probably either right before TPS's "Hot Together", or after "Contact" [both incredible albums]. This album comes close to neither, but is a pleasant album with decent production, and of course Anita's strong vocals. I'd have to say this would be for the purist only, or those wanting the complete discography of the Pointer Sisters. Anita, I love you - but 'Break Out', 'Contact', 'Hot Together', 'Serious Slamming', 'Right Rhythm', or 'Only Sisters Can Do that', it aint...! But it IS now a valued part of my collection.
on November 7, 2014
Anita's only solo album was produced by Preston Glass who gave us quite a few R&B hits of the late eighties. Guest here include Brenda Russell Philip Bailey and Linda "Peaches" Green.The production, song writing and vocals are class throughout this album. The main even here are the fantastic remixes by Francois K, Michael Hutchinson and Timmy Regisford. It makes you wonder what The Pointer Sisters could have sounded like had they left Richard Perry a little earlier, Very good indeed!