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    Bonnie Pointer ‎- Bonnie Pointer (aka The Purple Album)

    This was Bonnie's second Motown album released in 1979. It contained mostly upbeat covers of classic Motown hits from the 60s, but the one original song on the album was the absolute standout for me. "Deep Inside My Soul" the fourth song on this collection should have been a single. I have never heard her sound this great. Check it out:

    Last edited by marv2; 05-21-2019 at 09:25 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marv2 View Post
    This was Bonnie's second Motown album released in 1979. It contain mostly upbeat covers of classic Motown hits from the 60s, but the one original song on the album was the absolute standout for me. "Deep Inside My Soul" the fourth song on this collection should have been a single. I have never heard her sound this great. Check it out:

    I never cared for the insipid covers, but this was indeed a great song that deserved a far better fate than the album did. Should have been a smash hit single.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluebrock View Post
    I never cared for the insipid covers, but this was indeed a great song that deserved a far better fate than the album did. Should have been a smash hit single.

    The red albums my favorite my dear Bluebrock. Bonnies version of Heaven Must Have Sent You is the best IMO and When Im gone is also steller.

    Yours, with every good wish.

    Roberta. xxx
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    Loved both albums but had forgotten the track we're talking about. Will be digging the lp out shortly. I wonder if they'll ever release an expanded CD like the red album back in 2012.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    Loved both albums but had forgotten the track we're talking about. Will be digging the lp out shortly. I wonder if they'll ever release an expanded CD like the red album back in 2012.
    "Deep Inside My Soul" was the only reason I continued to listen to this album. I believe she performed it on television once on "The Midnight Special". It does not sound dated at all to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marv2 View Post
    "Deep Inside My Soul" was the only reason I continued to listen to this album. I believe she performed it on television once on "The Midnight Special". It does not sound dated at all to me.
    So it actually was a single then. On listening to the album again I see what you mean. I can't help myself still stands up imo but the others have dated a bit. Deep inside doesn't suffer from some dubious hand claps. More of a mood than a groove.Lovely track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    So it actually was a single then. On listening to the album again I see what you mean. I can't help myself still stands up imo but the others have dated a bit. Deep inside doesn't suffer from some dubious hand claps. More of a mood than a groove.Lovely track.
    I'm not sure if it was a single, but as the only ballad on the album, she performed it on TV. If it were a single, it may have been a B side. The song to me should have been an A side and promoted.

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    I just looked it up and yes it was released as a single in 1979, but did not chart. I also do not remember it being promoted by the company.

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    Correction. "Deep Inside My Soul" was released in March 1980 as a single on Motown.

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    Yes I'd welcome a BBR style treatment of the Purple Album. Artwork for theRed Album can be seen here. Sounds good. Had both albums on vinyl at one point - not now though.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/cookep...57708789601693

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysterysinger View Post
    Yes I'd welcome a BBR style treatment of the Purple Album. Artwork for theRed Album can be seen here. Sounds good. Had both albums on vinyl at one point - not now though.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/cookep...57708789601693
    I still have both of mine, but they have been in storage for well over a decade now.

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    I have the LP....I got both the same day... from the cut out bin!....the red one skipped and I tossed it....I actually like Jimmy Mack...there's lots of electronic stuff going on....is that a BANJO(?) break in Lovelight??? Whew!

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    Other than me, has anyone ever wondered why Bonnie Pointer's only two Motown LP's were BOTH uncleverly titled "Bonnie Pointer"? Even the front-cover photos were similarly styled. Whatever was Motown thinking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philles/Motown Gary View Post
    Other than me, has anyone ever wondered why Bonnie Pointer's only two Motown LP's were BOTH uncleverly titled "Bonnie Pointer"? Even the front-cover photos were similarly styled. Whatever was Motown thinking?
    I figured Motown was trying to be grab attention, especially with the nude shot on the back of the second album. Didn't the second album actually say BONNIE POINTER PURPLE on the spine? I gather if they had gone with a third they would have put its color on the spine as well.

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    I really don't know what they were thinking or how much input Bonnie had when it came to the album covers. I think they most wanted to show off the paintings of her. They could have done that in a more imaginative way, in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reese View Post
    I figured Motown was trying to be grab attention, especially with the nude shot on the back of the second album. Didn't the second album actually say BONNIE POINTER PURPLE on the spine? I gather if they had gone with a third they would have put its color on the spine as well.
    Reese, I don't remember much about the details of that second, purple album. I had both LP's on vinyl at the time, but I ditched my entire record collection back in 1987 when I got into CD's. You may very well be right about the album cover's spine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marv2 View Post
    I really don't know what they were thinking or how much input Bonnie had when it came to the album covers. I think they most wanted to show off the paintings of her. They could have done that in a more imaginative way, in my opinion.
    Yeah, Marv, I agree. Imagination and creativity were at an all-time low with that purple album. Gotta wonder what Bonnie thought about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philles/Motown Gary View Post
    Yeah, Marv, I agree. Imagination and creativity were at an all-time low with that purple album. Gotta wonder what Bonnie thought about it.
    Would be interesting to hear Bonnie's opinion on it. I just know that I love the song "Deep Inside My Soul" and how she delivers it. The best thing about the album in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marv2 View Post
    Would be interesting to hear Bonnie's opinion on it. I just know that I love the song "Deep Inside My Soul" and how she delivers it. The best thing about the album in my opinion.
    I like that song, too!

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