's debut album, Exposure
, set the stage for one of the hottest female groups of the '80s, with no less than four Top Ten singles, one of which soared all the way to number one. The album was a massive dancefloor sensation, and Exposé
was the biggest group in their genre (and one of the biggest of the rock era), which also included acts like Sweet Sensation and the Cover Girls. "Come Go with Me" and "Point of No Return" were massive club hits as well as Top Five pop hits, and typify late-'80s freestyle/pop and Miami-based dance music. Note, however, that the version of "Point of No Return" on this album is different than the hit single -- this version had been released to clubs in 1985 (as was "Exposed to Love"), and featured a different lead singer. The single remix of "Point of No Return," with Jeanette Jurado's vocal, can be found on their 1995 Greatest Hits album. Also on Exposure
is the aggressive, soulful Top Ten hit "Let Me Be the One," which featured strong lead vocals from Gioia Bruno, although the single version was considerably beefed up from the version found here. Bruno also lends her powerhouse vocals to the dramatic ballad "December," and exemplifies how this trio differed from the rest -- all three members were talented and effective lead singers, and were just as adept tackling club tunes, R&B songs, and pop ballads. (Ann Curless
takes the lead on the club hit "Exposed to Love," among others.) Finally, this set includes their most famous ballad, "Seasons Change," a number one smash from early 1988 which further showcased the group's versatility. This album typifies the essence of '80s pop/dance music, and no accurate '80s collection would be complete without these hits from Exposé
, one of the biggest acts of their time.