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Pointer Sisters – Be There (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on December 28th, 2011



“Be There” is a song performed by Pointer Sisters and produced by Narada Michael Walden. It was released in 1987 as a single from the soundtrack Beverly Hills Cop II starring Eddie Murphy. The song barely missed the US Top 40, peaking at #42. “Be There” also charted in the UK reaching the #78 position.

Be There (Extended Version) 6:58

Be There (Single Version) 3:54
Be There (Dub Version) 4:25
Be There (A Capella) 3:09

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1987 Be There U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #42


Label: MCA Records – MCA-23769
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco
Credits: Producer – Narada Michael Walden
Producer [Additional Production], Mixed By – Steve Thompson And Michael Barbiero
Written-By – Allee Willis, Franne Golde

From “Beverly Hills Cop II”

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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10 Responses to “Pointer Sisters – Be There (US 12″)”

  1. Chris Says:

    Thompson & Barbiero mixed the heck out of this mix. Excellent drum patterns…still one of my fave PS songs. Thank you!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Chris you’re welcome!


  2. Trikke Says:

    Indeed one of the best Thompson & Barbiero mixes (together with Bowie’s “underground” and Aretha’s “I knew you were waiting”). Maybe some tips for the future ? 🙂
    Thanks for this gem Paul.



    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Trikke! In fact I have both of the singles you mentioned and they are on my list of future posts 🙂


  3. Dan Says:

    Great addition, Paul! This song always seems to be forgotten and it’s never been on any of the multiple hits/best of compilations of The Pointer Sisters. Thank you for giving it some well-deserved recognition!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Dan. It is indeed a lost gem that has been overlooked.


  4. ric Says:

    The BHC II OST is solid as its predecessor, with multiple hits from Bob Sedger, George Michael and The Jets, plus minor hits from Pebbles, James Ingram and Pointer Sisters.
    However, the soundtrack version of Be There is just alright, but the Thompson & Barbiero Mixes here…totally different story….they rock!
    Thanks Paul for more 80s excellence!
    I too, love the remix-ology of the duo, and look forward to more of your posts featuring their remixes.


  5. feanor Says:

    thanks paul, love me some pointer sisters! also love any mixes from thompson-barbiero, somehow when people talk about eighties dance music, they often get overlooked!


  6. Christian Says:

    Odd that they chose a Contact-era photo from 1985.


  7. manudeejay Says:

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