Soul-dubby steppin' from '81. Marti Caine was a fairly well-known UK TV personality throughout the '70's and made a string of iffy pop-oriented releases before Point Of View was released to little fanfare in 1981. The album allowed her to cut the rug with British R&B heavyweight Barry Blue (his production credits include the first three Heatwave albums, think "Boogie Nights"). Falling into obscurity after it was released by BBC Records (who knew they had a label?), the release has developed a cult following and now fetches a pretty penny on the second-hand market. The cover art alone would make me stop and check it out if I saw it in the stacks, and the music doesn't disappoint in the slightest! Ranging from slow-mo soul-steppin' funk to reggae-fused disco, the tracks on Point Of View are all groovy burners. The big dancefloor mover is "Love The Way You Love Me", which sounds almost like a 45 RPM disco rhythm slowed down to a 33 RPM boogie pace. Other notables include the dubby "Snowbird City," the straight disco banger "Can I Speak To The World Please?" and the funky-disco "Who," the latter covered by Diana Ross on her 1982 album Silk Electric. Strictly limited pressing of 500 copies pressed on 180g vinyl, remastered from the original tapes. Features liner notes by Bill Brewster. Released by Be With Records.
- limited pressing of only 500 copies
- pressed on 180g vinyl
- remastered from the original tapes
- liner notes by Bill Brewster
- Be With Records 2018
reviewed by RBG 12/2018