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Exposé – Point Of No Return (1985 US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on November 2nd, 2011


Formed in 1984, Miami-based Exposé (originally X-Posed) was the brainchild of dance music producer Lewis A. Martineé. The all-girl trio consisted of Sandra “Sandee” Casanas, Aléjandra “Alé” Lorenzo and Laurie Miller.

After just two singles, “Exposed To Love” and “Point Of No Return,” both of which became major club hits, Exposé split up. Alé and Sandee embarked on solo careers, and Sandee had great club success with her solo album “Only Time Will Tell”, which included the dance smash “Notice Me”.

This 12″ is the original 1985 recording of “Point Of No Return”, with the original line-up of Alejandra Lorenzo, Sandra Casanas, and Laurie Miller. The original vocal mix of the song, featuring Lorenzo, reached the top of the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart in 1985.

Coming tomorrow the 1987 12″ re-release.

Point Of No Return 6:05

Dub Of No Return 7:03

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (company)


Year Single Chart Position
1985 Point Of No Return (1985) U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #1


Label: Arista – AD1-9326
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Freestyle, Hi NRG
Credits: Arranged By, Producer, Mixed By, Written-By – Lewis A. Martineé
Engineer [Mix], Mixed By – Chris Lord-Alge
Engineer [Recording] – Mike Couzzi
Executive Producer – Francisco J. Diaz
Other [Mix Consultant] – Rick Alonso

Track times are listed incorrectly on labels

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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21 Responses to “Exposé – Point Of No Return (1985 US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Doug Says:

    Thanks!! I hope you can post “Let Me Be The One”!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I will see what I can do.


  2. Dave Says:

    Awesome!!! Brings back SOOO many memories! Thanks!!!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Dave!


  3. martymartymarty Says:

    Fan-tast-ic!!!! Thanks so much! =)


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Glad to see you like it Martymartymarty 🙂


  4. Dan Says:

    Thanks Paul, great choice considering the original lineup of Expose is often forgotten about. I didn’t know they split up, I could swear I heard years ago that they were let go from the group. Either way, I’ll bet they were a little upset after the new lineup started their string of hits.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Dan I’m sure they were upset, not sure of the whole story behind the split but it indeed proved very profitable for the new lineup. I’ll be posting the 1987 release tomorrow =)


  5. Wayne Says:

    I had just ripped this myself earlier this year… glad you posted it though, your rips are so superior! Thanks Paul!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Wayne thank you. I have had some pretty bad rips in the past trust me (lol) my advice is keep trying 🙂


  6. Richard Says:

    WOW, this one sounds so different from the 87 version, tame in comparison, almost like a demo. Thanks for the history of the group. Freestyle was big in the late 80’s and I loved the remixed re-released version from 1987, still do. Thanks again Paul.


  7. MusicMan3 Says:

    Thanks for posting, Paul! Love this song!


  8. ric Says:

    Like Richard, I preferred the 87 version.
    With no internet back in the 80s…I was actually introduced to the 87 version first when it entered the AT40. And then I keep hearing a different version, which I knew was more of a different recording rather than a remix. There were two different versions of the cassettes being released here as well, each containing a different version of Point Of No Return.
    It was only a few years later that my confusion was cleared up!
    I have the 12” for the ’87 version, and I can’t wait for your rip, Paul!
    I think most 80s extended compilation contained this original 12″, so that 87″ Remix is the rarer one.


  9. Rolls B. Goode Says:

    It would be cool if you posted the original Miami 12″ pressing of “Point Of No Return” by X-Posed as I recall it was a different version than what appeared on the Arista 12″. I rather liked the Arista 12″ not really due to the different mix but due to the lower surface noise. But interesting nevertheless.
    Thank You


  10. feanor Says:

    thanks! i think this is the 12″ i have for this song – can’t wait to hear the 87 version too!


  11. Gilbert Says:

    Paul, thanks for this wonderful treat. Always love this song. Since you’re posting another version of this song tomorrow, would it be possible to also include the UK Remix which was done by Phil Harding. Thanks so much.


  12. JC Says:

    Thanks Paul for ALL your hard work! It’s appreciated!


  13. DjPaulT Says:

    Links have been fixed


    Nelly Reply:

    Thank you Paul – much appreciated! I’ve never heard the original version of this so I’m looking forward to giving it a whirl tomorrow.
    Thanks again 🙂


  14. lobashov Says:

    Thank You Very Much!!! A Low Bow! I was waiting for the digitisation of vinyl records. And here it is a miracle happened!!! Yes, even in the sampling 24/96.


  15. Marcello Says:

    Thanks for re-posting both of these 12″ singles.I appreciate all your work to keep these singles out there.
    I hope you’ll get better the flu,




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