Live at the Opera House

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Live at the Opera House
Live album by
ReleasedAugust 13, 1974
RecordedApril 21, 1974
VenueSan Francisco Opera House
(San Francisco, California)
LabelBlue Thumb Records
ProducerDavid Rubinson & Friends, Inc.
The Pointer Sisters chronology
That's a Plenty
Live at the Opera House
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars [1]

Live at the Opera House is the first live album released by the American vocal group The Pointer Sisters, released on the Blue Thumb label in 1974.


The album became a milestone for the group. They became the first contemporary pop group to perform at San Francisco's Opera House. The album peaked at number 96 on the Billboard 200 and reached number 29 on the R&B albums chart. The album was remastered and issued on CD in 2006 by Hip-O Select.

Track listing[]

Side one
1."Overture--Prelude to Islandia"Tom Salisbury7:30
3."Salt Peanuts"Bruce Good, Jeffrey Cohen / Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Clarke4:13
4."Shaky Flat Blues"June Pointer, Anita Pointer, Bonnie Pointer5:11
5."Fairytale"A. Pointer, B. Pointer4:27
Side two
6."Cloudburst"Jon Hendricks, Leroy Kirkland, Jimmy Harris2:49
7."Jada"A. Pointer, J. Pointer, B. Pointer, Ruth Pointer / Good, Cohen5:19
8."Black Coffee"Paul Francis Webster, Sonny Burke5:59
9."Let It Be Me"Gilbert Bécaud, Mann Curtis4:26
Side three
10."Hands Up" / "Wang Dang Doodle" (medley)A. Pointer, B. Pointer, J. Pointer, R. Pointer / Willie Dixon5:16
11."Old Songs" (medley) / "That's a Plenty" /
"Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen"
John Shine, Bing Nathan, Good, Cohen / Ray Gilbert, Lew Pollack / Sammy Cahn, Jacob Jacobs, Saul Chaplin, Sholom Secunda8:25
12."Steam Heat"Richard Adler, Jerry Ross4:11
Side four
13."Yes We Can Can"Allen Toussaint5:44
14."Love in Them There Hills"Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, Roland Chambers10:02



  • David Rubinson & Friends, Inc. – producer, mix-down engineer
  • Fred Catero – associate producer, recording engineer, mix-down engineer
  • David Coffin, Greg Odell, Valerie Clausen, Stephen Jarvis, Ken Hopkins – recording engineers
  • George Horn, Phil Brown – mastering engineer
  • Tom Salisbury – conductor, arrangements
  • Tom Wilkes – graphics
  • Ren Deaton – photography

Chart positions[]

Chart (1974) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top LPs & Tape 96
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 29


  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. Live at the Opera House review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-11-13.

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