Escort are so wonderful. Ever since the first 12" I knew they were something special (check the review I did on Discogs back in 06!). Their remixes for Zombi and Tracey Thorn are sick as well. Really nice to see them getting love! If you love that early 80s disco sound, these guys do it right.
as Dan comments, the production on the Pointer Sisters' Automatic is amazing. For RA to comment that this is funny as he spent the 70s producing Streisand and Ringo Starr suggests that his production work for the Pointer Sisters is a fluke. Fact is, Perry is one of the greatest producers of all time. He is best known for his groundbreaking work with Harry Nilsson, particularly Nilsson Schmilsson. That is how he came to produce Ringo, as Nilsson and Ringo were very close friends. Perry also produced all of Carly Simon's 70s material. Streisand, Nilsson, Simon... pretty good going.. and all that material still sounds fresh, not only because of the quality of the songs but also because of the quality of the production. Big up Richard Perry.