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Thread started 03/05/17 5:49am

JabarR74

Exposé - Exposure 30th Anniversary Thread

I know its 3 days late, but I wanna do a thread to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Exposé's debut album, "Exposure". Talk and post about Gioia Bruno, Ann Curless and Jeanette Jurado and the original line-up, Sandee, Alé and Laurie Miller.

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Reply #1 posted 03/05/17 12:08pm

SoulAlive

I love this album."Let Me Be The One" is my favorite track....the lead vocals are sensational! music I saw Expose in concert a few years ago at a 'Freestyle Explosion' concert.We're gonna have another one this summer,I hope Expose is on the bill again.

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Reply #2 posted 03/05/17 12:13pm

SoulAlive

the 30th anniversary deluxe edition of Exposure is incredible! I bought it last year smile

expose

Disc: 1
1. Come Go With Me
2. Let Me Be the One
3. Exposed to Love
4. Season’s Change
5. Extra Extra
6. Point of No Return
7. Love Is Our Destiny
8. I Know You Know
9. You’re the One I Need
10. December
11. Point of No Return (1985 Single Version)*
12. Exposed to Love (Single Mix)
13. Come Go With Me (Single Mix)
14. December (Single Version)*
15. Point of No Return (1987 Single Version)
16. Let Me Be the One (Remix Edit/Single Version)
17. Season’s Change (Radio Mix)
18. Point of No Return (PWL 7″ Remix)*

Disc: 2
1. Exposed to Love (Extended Mix)
2. Come on Go With Me (Extended Mix)
3. Point of No Return (Extended Mix)
4. Let Me Be the One (Extended Remix)
5. Season’s Change (Extended Mix)
6. Come on Go With Me (Radio Mix)*
7. Point of No Return (Crossover Mix)*
8. Let Me Be the One (Crossover Mix)*
9. Season’s Change (Crossover Mix)*
10. Point of No Return (PWL UK Extended Mix)*
11. Let Me Be the One (UK Remix)

*Previously unreleased on CD

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Reply #3 posted 03/05/17 12:17pm

SoulAlive

the 1985 version of "Point Of No Return",recorded by an earlier version of Expose with different ladies

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Reply #4 posted 03/05/17 1:34pm

SoulAlive

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Reply #5 posted 03/05/17 1:37pm

SoulAlive

Expose Live At The Apollo

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Reply #6 posted 03/05/17 1:56pm

Nick715

Loved them, and was able to meet Gioia several years back when she was doing her solo thing. I remember talking to her about Taylor Dayne (and her attitude) and who happened to be their Arista label mate back in those days.

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Reply #7 posted 03/05/17 2:02pm

SoulAlive

Nick715 said:

Loved them, and was able to meet Gioia several years back when she was doing her solo thing. I remember talking to her about Taylor Dayne (and her attitude) and who happened to be their Arista label mate back in those days.

funny you mention Taylor Dayne.She's doing a show with Expose next month wink

Sat 7:30 PM CDT · Genesee Theatre · Waukegan, IL
Concert ·

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Reply #8 posted 03/05/17 2:12pm

Nick715

SoulAlive said:

Nick715 said:

Loved them, and was able to meet Gioia several years back when she was doing her solo thing. I remember talking to her about Taylor Dayne (and her attitude) and who happened to be their Arista label mate back in those days.

funny you mention Taylor Dayne.She's doing a show with Expose next month wink

Sat 7:30 PM CDT · Genesee Theatre · Waukegan, IL
Concert ·

I saw that on Facebook cool

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Reply #9 posted 03/05/17 2:39pm

SoulAlive

Nick715 said:

I remember talking to her about Taylor Dayne (and her attitude)

I heard that Taylor wasn't happy at Arista under the guidance of Clive Davis.She didn't like the songs he was choosing for her to record.She started off as a dance/freestyle artist but then he turned her into an adult contemporary artist singing sappy ballads.

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Reply #10 posted 03/05/17 3:27pm

Nick715

Clive had a problem with artists like Taylor Dayne and Melissa Manchester wanting to write their own songs.

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Reply #11 posted 03/05/17 5:34pm

JabarR74

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Reply #12 posted 03/06/17 8:01am

Cinny

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Nick715 said:

Clive had a problem with artists like Taylor Dayne and Melissa Manchester wanting to write their own songs.


I realized he loved choosing material for his artists.

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Reply #13 posted 03/06/17 2:24pm

SoulAlive

JabarR74 said:

Very interesting.It appears that the first line-up was sorta tentative....the producers had a hot song ("Point Of No Return") and quickly threw together a group to perform it.I feel bad for the original girls,but that's how the music business can be wink

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Reply #14 posted 03/06/17 2:37pm

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Props though to the three ladies of EXPOSE, Jeannette, Ann and Gioia all three when they wanted to come back and tour, were met with lawsuits and fights from producers that they could NOT use the name, the girls went to court and got the rights to do it and market themselves too.


"We went where our music was appreciated, and that was everywhere but the USA, we knew we had fans, but there is only so much of the world you can play at once" Magne F
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Reply #15 posted 03/06/17 3:31pm

JabarR74

This is why I say Exposé needs to do a movie, their story is loooong overdue to be told!!!!!

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Reply #16 posted 03/07/17 9:08am

JabarR74

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Reply #17 posted 03/07/17 1:13pm

Missmusicluver
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I always liked them. They have great songs and all could sing.

Love is God, God is love, girls and boys love God above.
RIP Sweet Prince
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Reply #18 posted 03/07/17 1:39pm

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Never got into them like that but listening out of curiosity on Tidal

Download all the shit hop that you can for your kids, neices, nephews, and their friends also. That will prevent them from going out and buying it and will prevent some shit hop sales. Every little bit helps - Andy
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Reply #19 posted 03/07/17 4:16pm

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SoulAlive said:

the 1985 version of "Point Of No Return",recorded by an earlier version of Expose with different ladies


I had solo singles by Sandeé (R.I.P.) and Alé. They weren't bad.



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Reply #20 posted 03/07/17 4:57pm

JabarR74

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Reply #21 posted 03/07/17 8:06pm

SoulAlive

Missmusicluver72 said:

I always liked them. They have great songs and all could sing.



:nod: there were a lot of female Freestyle groups in the 80s but Expose really stood out.They have strong voices and were given top-notch songs.
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Reply #22 posted 03/07/17 8:10pm

SoulAlive

the song "Point Of No Return" is so damn addictive and catchy....truly one of the best dance songs of the late 80s.Once you hear those synths at the beginning,you know it's time to party! smile
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Reply #23 posted 03/07/17 9:55pm

JabarR74

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JabarR74

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Reply #25 posted 03/13/17 3:42am

TonyVanDam

THIS thread is awesome. cool

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Reply #26 posted 03/23/17 2:18am

SoulAlive

I'm gonna see Expose in concert in July!! They'll be appearing at our Super Freestyle Explosion concert smile I'll post the flyer here as soon it is available.

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Reply #27 posted 03/23/17 8:02am

SoulAlive

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Reply #28 posted 03/23/17 5:24pm

SoulAlive

these Freestyle Explosion shows are great....a lot of fun!! I went to the last one we had (which also featured Expose) and I had a blast! If this tour comes to your town,get a ticket and go.You'll have a great time.
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Reply #29 posted 04/07/17 2:36pm

SoulAlive

Gioa Bruno of Expose----interview


MUSIC Girl group Expose celebrates 30 years of show biz
Special to the online edition of Windy City Times
by Terri-Lynne Waldron
2017-03-29

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This year marks the 30th anniversary of Exposure, the debut record from the girl group Exposé. With multiple hit records to their credit like "Come Go With Me" and "Season's Change," the group—consisting of Gioia Bruno, Jeanette Jurado and Ann Curless—amassed seven top-10 hits with their signature freestyle sound and pop ballads.

Bruno talked with Windy City Times about coming out and new music from the group.

Windy City Times: Your debut record, Exposure, turns 30 this year. What are some of your best memories of recording it?

Gioia Bruno: The excitement of it all. I got to know Jea

nette, who actually moved into my apartment; we connected and then we just grew from there. Then we met Ann. The recording of the first album wasn't about the recording; it was about lifelong partners and a sisterhood.

WCT: That debut record was released in 1987 and the group broke up in 1996. What happened?

GB: It wasn't really a "breaking up" thing; it was sort of a "life happens" thing. I lost my voice in 1991, the girls continued with Kelly [Moneymaker]—who is an angel —and they went on to do a third album and had quite a bit of success on that, and I get to sing those songs today. In 2006, we started touring again and I think our first show was at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. It was amazing and we've been together since.

WCT: Who initially made contact in 2006 about getting back together?

GB: I think maybe Jeanette. The girls had tried to get together a couple of times but either somebody was having a baby or I was doing my solo career. There was something getting in the way. Being onstage with those ladies—they're my best friends and wonderful people—it's always amazing. We always say that we should have camera's around us all the time because of the stuff that goes down. It's hysterical.

WCT: There should be a DVD of behind-the-scenes stuff.

GB: There should be a reality show because it's always so nuts and so inspiring at the same time. We get on that stage together and it's totally beautiful. We get off the stage and we look at each other like, "We did it!" It's challenging. We did a show a couple of weeks ago with a band that we've never worked with. We just had the greatest time doing our full show with our band like we did back in the '80s. It was incredible and so freakin' stressful.

WCT: Was the group offered a reality show years ago?

GB: We did [get an offer], but everybody wasn't comfortable with the situation. And again, because of young children in their houses. I don't remember exactly what went wrong with that but I do think that if we could just do it ourselves we would be much better off. It's a trust issue with us. We signed a really shitty contract in the 1980s, so we're all contract-shy. I can't see myself signing another contract in my lifetime.

WCT: In 2006, you came out as bisexual.

GB: I love my girls and I love the relationships that I've had with women in my life, just like I love the relationship I have had with people in my life. Women are people and men are people. Right now, I am in a relationship with a man.

WCT: Was there a special woman in your life?

GB: I met someone and she wasn't really ready to commit. She was wonderful and I love her to this day. I needed all in. I am not about the gender; I am about the connection, the love and the respect that comes.

WCT: Can you talk about any new music that Exposé is working on?

GB: We have a song that we recorded pretty recently and I am in the process of getting some remixes done.

WCT: Are there plans to record a new CD?

GB: When I was on the road with the girls I had a baby and it took up my entire life and now the ladies have five children between the two of them and that is deserving of their time. And we're in three different cities. There is no excuse as to why we don't have an album out yet—we have to make one.

MUSIC Girl group Expose celebrates 30 years of show biz
Special to the online edition of Windy City Times
by Terri-Lynne Waldron
2017-03-29


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