Pointer Sisters ‎– Break Out

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The original version of the album was released in the U.S. on November 6, 1983 with the lead track titled simply ‘Jump’, and including the song ‘Nightline’.

‘I Need You’ was issued as the first single and 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.

This second (and more common) version of the album appeared in stores when ‘Jump’ was at the peak of popularity at radio. On the reissue, 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, to help avoid confusion with the Van Halen song ‘Jump’ which was also a hit at the same time. On this version of the album ‘Jump’ is slightly remixed at the end, and the timing slightly changed from 4:22 to 4:26.

In July 1984 the song 'I'm So Excited' was re-released as a single and the album was again reissued with a new catalog number, adding 'I'm So Excited' to the tracklisting, and removing the track 'Nightline'.

‘I'm So Excited’ (which originally appeared on the Sisters' album “So Excited!”) had been a top 30 hit in its original form in 1982. This remixed version went all the way to #9, and was certified gold. 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.

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BXL1-4705 Pointer Sisters Break Out(LP, Album) Planet Records (5) BXL1-4705 US 1983 Sell This Version
FK89450, FK 89450 Pointer Sisters Break Out(Cass, Album) Planet Records (5), Planet Records (5) FK89450, FK 89450 UK & Europe 1983 Sell This Version
BXK1 4705, BXK1-4705 Pointer Sisters Break Out(Cass, Album) RCA Victor, RCA Victor BXK1 4705, BXK1-4705 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
BXK1-4705 Pointer Sisters Break Out(Cass, Album) Planet Records (5) BXK1-4705 USA & Canada 1983 Sell This Version
FK 84705 Pointer Sisters Break Out(Cass, Album) Planet Records (5) FK 84705 UK & Europe 1983 Sell This Version
BEK1-5410 Pointer Sisters Break Out(Cass, Album) Planet Records (5) BEK1-5410 US 1983 Sell This Version
BEK1-5410 Pointer Sisters Break Out(Cass, Album) Planet Records (5) BEK1-5410 US 1983 Sell This Version
CS 5584 Pointer Sisters Break Out(Cass, Album, Unofficial) C.S CS 5584 1983 Sell This Version
BXL1-4705 Pointer Sisters Break Out(LP, Album) Planet Records (5) BXL1-4705 US 1983 Sell This Version
NL 90206 Pointer Sisters Break Out(LP, Album) Planet Records (5) NL 90206 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
FL 84705 Pointer Sisters Break Out(LP, Album) Planet Records (5) FL 84705 UK & Europe 1983 Sell This Version
BXLI 4705 Pointer Sisters Break Out(LP, Album) Planet Records (5) BXLI 4705 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
BEL1-5410-1 Pointer Sisters Break Out(LP, Album) RCA Victor BEL1-5410-1 US 1983 Sell This Version
FL 84705 Pointer Sisters Break Out(LP, Album) Planet Records (5) FL 84705 Ireland 1983 Sell This Version
BXLI 4705 Pointer Sisters Break Out(LP, Album) Planet Records (5) BXLI 4705 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
NL 90206 Pointer Sisters Break Out(LP, Album) Planet Records (5) NL 90206 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
BXL1-4705 Pointer Sisters Break Out(LP, Album) Planet Records (5) BXL1-4705 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
FL-14705 Pointer Sisters Break Out(LP, Album) RCA FL-14705 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
102-01857 Pointer Sisters Break Out(LP, Album) RCA Victor 102-01857 Venezuela 1983 Sell This Version
PLR-28001 Pointer Sisters Break Out(LP, Album) Planet Records (5) PLR-28001 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
BXL1-4705 Pointer Sisters Break Out(LP, Album) Planet Records (5) BXL1-4705 US 1983 Sell This Version
BEL1-5410-1 Pointer Sisters Break Out(LP, Album) Planet Records (5) BEL1-5410-1 US 1983 Sell This Version
BXL1-4705 Pointer Sisters Break Out(LP, Album) Planet Records (5) BXL1-4705 Colombia 1983 Sell This Version
RCLP 20288 Pointer Sisters Break Out(LP, Album) Rca Victor RCLP 20288 Greece 1983 Sell This Version
PLR-28001 Pointer Sisters Break Out(LP, Album, Promo) Planet Records (5) PLR-28001 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
BEL1-5410 Pointer Sisters Break Out(LP, Album, RCA) Planet Records (5) BEL1-5410 US 1983 Sell This Version
BXL1-4705 Pointer Sisters Break Out(LP, Album, RP) Planet Records (5) BXL1-4705 US 1983 Sell This Version
BXL-4705A Pointer Sisters Break out(LP, Album) RCA Records BXL-4705A US 1983 Sell This Version
104.8321 Pointer Sisters Break Out (LP, Album) RCA Victor 104.8321 Brazil 1984 Sell This Version
PCD1-4705A Pointer Sisters Break Out(CD, Album, RE) Planet Records (5) PCD1-4705A US 1984 Sell This Version
PCD1-4705A Pointer Sisters Break Out(CD, Album, RE) Planet Records (5) PCD1-4705A US 1984 Sell This Version
BXK1-4705A Pointer Sisters Break Out(Cass, Album) Planet Records (5) BXK1-4705A US 1984 Sell This Version
BXK1-4705A Pointer Sisters Break Out(Cass, Album) Planet Records (5) BXK1-4705A Canada 1984 Sell This Version
BXK1-4705A Pointer Sisters Break Out(Cass, Album) Planet Records (5) BXK1-4705A Canada 1984 Sell This Version
BXK1-4705A Pointer Sisters Break Out(Cass, Album, Dol) Planet Records (5) BXK1-4705A Canada 1984 Sell This Version
TRL 3517 Pointer Sisters Break Out(LP, Album) RCA TRL 3517 South Africa 1984 Sell This Version
PL 14705 Pointer Sisters Break Out(LP, Album) Planet Records (5), RCA PL 14705 Portugal 1984 Sell This Version
LPR*2 Pointer Sisters Break Out(LP, Album) Planet Records (5) LPR*2 Mexico 1984 Sell This Version
TLP-60102 Pointer Sisters Break Out(LP, Album) RCA Victor TLP-60102 Argentina 1984 Sell This Version
FL89450 Pointer Sisters Break Out(LP, Album, RE) Planet Records (5) FL89450 UK & Europe 1984 Sell This Version
BXL1-4705A Pointer Sisters Break Out(LP, Album, RE) Planet Records (5) BXL1-4705A Canada 1984 Sell This Version
BXL1-4705A Pointer Sisters Break Out(LP, Album, RP) Planet Records (5) BXL1-4705A US 1984 Sell This Version
R32P-1070 Pointer Sisters Break Out(CD, Album) RCA R32P-1070 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
ND 90 206 Pointer Sisters Break Out(CD, Album, RE) Planet Records (5) ND 90 206 UK & Europe 1988 Sell This Version
PCD1-4705A Pointer Sisters Break Out(CD, Album, RE) Planet Records (5) PCD1-4705A US 1988 Sell This Version
CDBBRXD0075 Pointer Sisters Break Out(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Big Break Records CDBBRXD0075 UK 2011 Sell This Version
SICP-5750 Pointer Sisters Break Out(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) RCA SICP-5750 Japan 2018 Sell This Version
CDBBRXD0075, CDBBRXD 0075 Pointer Sisters Break Out(2xCD, Album, Dlx, RE, RM) Big Break Records, Big Break Records CDBBRXD0075, CDBBRXD 0075 UK Unknown Sell This Version
FD89450 Pointer Sisters Break Out(CD, Album) Planet Records (5) FD89450 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
FD89450 Pointer Sisters Break Out(CD, Album) Planet Records (5) FD89450 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
PCD1-4705A Pointer Sisters Break Out(CD, Album) Planet Records (5) PCD1-4705A Australia Unknown Sell This Version
SPCD 1105 Pointer Sisters Break Out(CD, Album) RCA SPCD 1105 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
PCD1-4705A , PCD1 4705A Pointer Sisters Break Out(CD, Album, RE) Planet Records (5), Planet Records (5) PCD1-4705A , PCD1 4705A US Unknown Sell This Version
ND 90 206, ND90206 Pointer Sisters Break Out(CD, Album, RE) Planet (15), Planet (15) ND 90 206, ND90206 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
ND 90 206 Pointer Sisters Break Out(CD, Album, RE) Planet Records (5) ND 90 206 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
PCD1-4705A Pointer Sisters Break Out(CD, Album, RP) Planet Records (5) PCD1-4705A US Unknown Sell This Version
NK 90206 Pointer Sisters Break Out(Cass, Album, RE) RCA NK 90206 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
MAX 1636 Pointer Sisters Break Out(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MAX (2) MAX 1636 Poland Unknown Sell This Version

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PierreDeclercq

PierreDeclercq

September 2, 2010
referencing Break Out, LP, Album, FL-14705
First pressing of the album with the accurate timings of the songs.
PierreDeclercq

PierreDeclercq

September 2, 2010
referencing Break Out, LP, Album, FL 84705
Three songs have wrong timings on label: "Baby Come And Get It" is 4:17 (not 4:57), "Dance Electric" is 4:25 (not 4:55) and "Telegraph Your Love" is 4:02 (not 4:25).
PierreDeclercq

PierreDeclercq

September 2, 2010
referencing Break Out, LP, Album, BXL1-4705
This is the original first pressing with the right track order. Three songs have wrong timings on label: "Baby Come And Get It" is 4:17 (not 4:57), "Dance Electric" is 4:25 (not 4:55) and "Telegraph Your Love" is 4:02 (not 4:25). The only differences between the second pressing and this one are "Jump" remixed, "Nightline" replaced by "I'm So Excited" and the track order. The eight other songs have exactly the same versions on both pressings.
PierreDeclercq

PierreDeclercq

September 2, 2010
referencing Break Out, LP, Album, BXL1-4705
Three songs have wrong timings on label: "Baby Come And Get It" is 4:17 (not 4:57), "Dance Electric" is 4:25 (not 4:55) and "Telegraph Your Love" is 4:02 (not 4:25).