On this day in music history: November 6, 1983 - “Break Out”, the tenth studio album by the Pointer Sisters is released. Produced by Richard Perry, it is recorded at Studio 55, Baby ‘O Recorders, The Music Grinder, and Brian Elliot Studios in Los Angeles, CA from March 1982, Spring - Fall 1983. The tenth release for the R&B vocal family trio features a number of top L.A. studio musicians including John Robinson (drums), Nate Watts and Louis Johnson (bass), Lee Ritenour (guitar), and Howie Rice (drum programming, guitar). It will be the most successful album of the Oakland, CA family group’s career. It will spin off six hit singles including “Automatic” (#5 Pop) and “Jump (For My Love)” (#3 Pop), both earning the sisters Grammy Awards for Best R&B Vocal Performance By A Duo Or Group and Best Pop Vocal Performance By A Duo Or Group respectively.. Later pressings of the album will replace the track “Nightline” with a remixed version of the previously released “I’m So Excited” which will re-chart, peaking at #6 in October 1984. In 2012, the album will be remastered and reissued by UK label BBR Records as a deluxe 2 CD edition, featuring both versions of the album with the original 12” remixes and 7” single edits included as bonus tracks. “Break Out” will peak at #8 on the Billboard Top 200, #6 on the R&B album chart, and is certified 3x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.
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