1449. Pointer Sisters. Break Out. 1983. Planet (DE, OiS w Lyrics, NM-) = 22$

Pointer Sisters ‎– Break Out

Label: Planet Records – FL 89450
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: UK & Europe
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul, Hip Hop
Style: RnB/Swing, House, Synth-pop, Disco


Side A

A1         Jump (For My Love)     4:26

A2         Automatic     4:47

A3         I'm So Excited     4:55
A4         I Need You     4:02
A5         Neutron Dance     4:11

Side B

B1         Dance Electric     4:24
B2         Easy Persuasion     4:27
B3         Baby Come And Get It     4:18
B4         Telegraph Your Love     4:02
B5         Operator     4:01

Companies etc
    Phonographic Copyright (p) – Planet Records (5)
    Copyright (c) – Planet Records (5)


    Producer – Richard Perry


℗ 1982, 1983 Planet Records.
© 1983 Planet Records.
Made and printed in Germany.
Distributed by RCA.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

    Barcode: 0 035628 945013
    Rights Society: BIEM / GEMA
    Other (Distribution code): D: SB
    Other (Distribution code): F: RC 250
    Other (Distribution code): UK: EE

Over the course of its U.S. chart life, "Break Out" was released in two distinctly different versions, each one with completely different catalogue numbers and different track listings.

The first version of the album was released to the U.S. market in September of 1983 with "I Need You" as the lead single. This original version of the album included the song "Nightline" (originally intended for Michael Jackson's "Thriller" LP and then released in early 1983 by Ellen Foley and in spring 1983 by Randy Crawford) which would eventually be replaced by a remixed version of "I'm So Excited" (actually an edit of a previous 12" remix) on the second version that would come out in 1984.

"I Need You" was an adult contemporary hit but just barely cracked the U.S. top 40 at its peak. When the follow up singles "Automatic" and "Jump" both hit the top five on all three of the U.S. pop, R&B and dance charts, the album shot into the top ten and a second pressing was needed. This second (and more common) version of the album appeared in stores when "Jump" was at the peak of popularity at radio. On the new pressing, the order of the tracks was changed and "Jump" was renamed to "Jump (For My Love)" to match the way it was printed on the singles, which had added the "(For My Love)" to the title to help avoid confusion with the Van Halen song "Jump" which was also a hit at the same time. The change was a success: when Van Halen's version dropped from #1 to #2, the same week the Sisters' version moved up from #5 to #3, where it stayed for three weeks before being certified gold. On the second version of the album "Jump" is slightly remixed at the end while the timing has slightly changed from 4:22 to 4:26.

Single number four was a remixed version of "I'm So Excited" (which originally appeared on the Sisters' prior album So Excited!). The song had been a top 30 hit in its original form in 1982 but this remixed version went all the way to #9, was certified gold as well, and, along with the fifth and sixth singles, "Neutron Dance" and "Baby Come And Get It", helped to push "Break Out" to multi-platinum status, ultimately selling 4.5 million copies in the U.S. alone -- no small feat for a time when record sales were still being tabulated by hand.