Planet Album Discography
By Mike Callahan, David Edwards, and Patrice Eyries
Last update: February 13, 2018

Planet was an independent record company formed by producer Richard Perry in 1978. It was distributed by Elektra until 1982, when Perry sold it to RCA.

Perry was born in Brooklyn and played in local music groups during his youth. He studied music at the University of Michigan, then began writing songs with Kenny Vance (of Jay and the Americans). Perry was in the group The Escorts, which also featured lead singer Genya Ravan. He went into production in the mid-to-late 1960s, became friends with Leiber and Stoller and George Goldner at Red Bird Records, and eventually married Goldner's daughter, Linda.

Starting in 1967 and into the 1970s, Perry produced albums for such stars as Captain Beefheart, Tiny Tim, Fats Domino, Ella Fitzgerald, Barbra Streisand, Harry Nilsson, Carly Simon, Ringo Starr, Burton Cummings, Leo Sayer, the Manhattan Transfer, Art Garfunkel, and Diana Ross.

Perry started Planet in 1978 more or less as a vehicle for his own productions, which were recognizable for their clean sound. By far, Planet's biggest selling act was the Pointer Sisters. Other acts on the label included Chris Thompson & Night, Sue Saad & the Next, the Cretones, the Plimsouls, and American Noise.

We would appreciate any additions or corrections to this discography. Just send them to us via e-mail. Both Sides Now Publications is an information web page. We are not a catalog, nor can we provide the records listed below. We have no association with Planet Records. Should you be interested in acquiring albums listed in this discography (which are all out of print), we suggest you see our Frequently Asked Questions page and follow the instructions found there. This story and discography are copyright 2000, 2005, 2018 by Mike Callahan.


Number - Title - Artist [Release Date] (Chart) Contents

Distributed by Elektra/Asylum:

P-1 Series:

P-1 - Energy - Pointer Sisters [1978] (12-78, #13) Lay It On The Line/Dirty Work/Hypnotized/As I Come Of Age/Come And Get Your Love//Happiness/Fire/Angry Eyes/Echoes Of Love/Everybody Is A Star

P-2 - Night - Night [1979] (8-79, #113) Hot Summer Nights/Cold Wind Across My Heart/If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody/Ain't That Peculiar//Come Around (If You Want Me)/You Ain't Pretty Enough/Shocked/Love Message/Party Shuffle

P-3 - Night - Night [1979] Reissue of P-2 with one track added, member Chris Thompson's "If You Remember Me," which was a hit. Hot Summer Nights/Cold Wind Across My Heart/If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody/Ain't That Peculiar/If You Remember Me//Come Around (If You Want Me)/You Ain't Pretty Enough/Shocked/Love Message/Party Shuffle

P-4 - Sue Saad and the Next - Sue Saad & Next [1980] (3-80, #131) Gimme Love- Gimme Pain/It's Gotcha/Prisoner/Young Girl/I I Me Me//Yours Lips-Hands-Kiss-Love/I Want Him/Cold Night Rain/Won't Give It Up/Danger Love

P-5 - Thin Red Line - Cretones [1980] (3-80, #125) Real Love/Everybody's Mad At Katherine/I Can't Wait/Justine/Mad Love//Cost Of Love/Thin Red Line/Ways Of The Heart/Mrs. Peel/Here Comes The Wave

P-6 - Sharp Cuts: New Music from American Bands - Various Artists [1980] Keep It Tight - Single Bullet Theory/I'm Gonna Follow You - Billy Thermal/Live Among The Dancers - Bates Motel/Last Supper - Peter dayton/Black Haired Girl - Alleycats//I Like Girls - The Know/She's Illegal - Willys/Kids Just Wanna Dance - The Fast/Soul Kiss - dB's/Unable - Suburban Lawns


P-8 - American Noise - American Noise [1980] Take It All/Runnin' Through The Night/Anyone With A Heart/Can't Feel Any Pain/Paradise Road//American Noise/Don't Look Back/I Got A Fix On You/Hollywood Boulevard/Surrender To The Night

P-9 - Special Things - Pointer Sisters [1980] (8-80, #34) Could I Be Dreaming/He's So Shy/The Love Too Good To Last/Evil/Save This Night For Love//We've Got The Power/Where Did The Time Go/Special Things/Here Is Where Your Love Belongs

P-10 - Long Distance - Night [1980] Dr. Rock/Don't Break My Heart/Love On The Airways/The Letter/Callin' Me Back//You Cried Wolf/Stealin'/Miss You (Like I Do)/Day After Day/Good To Be Back In Your Arms


P-12 - Mark Saffan and the Keepers - Mark Saffan & Keepers [1981] Skeletons Dancing/Get Out Tonite/Relax Boy/Hour Of The Gun/Your Boy Is Back/My Little Red Book//Sold On You/Rock N' Roll Alien/All I Want Is You/Tell Her No/It Happened In The Night

P-13 - The Plimsouls - Plimsouls [1981] (4-81, #153) Lost Time/Now/In This Town/Zero Hour/Women/Hush, Hush/I Want What You Got/Nickels and Dimes/I Want You Back/Mini-Skirt Minnie/Everyday Things


P-15 - Snap! Snap! - Cretones [1981] Empty Heart/Hanging On To No One/Swinging Divorcee/Lonely Street/I Can't Get Over You//One Kiss/Love Is Turning/Girls! Girls! Girls!/Snap! Snap!/Mood Vertigo

P-16 - Feels Right - Marva King [1981] Feels Right/Do You Want To Make Love/Think It Over/Suspicions/Who's Right, Who's Wrong/Two Lovers/Memories/Isle Of Castaways/Here We Go Again/Feeling Wonderful Feelings

P-17 - Significant Gains - Greg Phillinganes [1981] Girl Talk/Baby I Do Love You/Takin' It up All Night/Forever Now/Big Man/I Don't Want to Be the One/Maxxed Out/Do It All for Love/Call

P-18 - Black and White - Pointer Sisters [1981] (7-81, #12) Sweet Lover Man/Someday We'll Be Together/Take My Heart, Take My Soul/Slow Hand/We're Gonna Make It//What A Surprise/Got To Find Love/Fall In Love Again/Should I Do It

P-19-P-23 (no information)

P-24 - Swing - Swing [1981] Vocalists were Charlotte Crossley, Lorraine Feather, and Steve March. Big Bucks/The Right Idea/Serenade In Blue/Tweedlee Dee/Caravan-Mirage//Let The Good Times Roll/Dancing In The Dark-The Closer I Get To You/Trocadero Ballroom/Crazy He Calls Me/Make Love To Me Baby

P-9000 Series:

P-9001 - The Champ (Soundtrack) - Dave Grusin [1979] If You Remember Me - Chris Thompson/Main Title/A Cha-Cha-Do Brazil/Serenade in G, K. 525 Eine kleine Nachtmusik/Nothing But A Groove/Find Our Way//Gym Montage/T.J.'s Theme/Theme From The Champ/Salon Du Miami/Visiting Hours/Gone

P-9002 - Voices (Soundtrack) - Various Artists [1979] I Will Always Wait for You (vocal) - Burton Cummings/Rosemarie's Theme - Jimmy Webb/Disco If You Want To - Jimmy Webb/Children's song (vocal) - Andrew and David Williams/Family Theme - Jimmy Webb/Anything That's Rock n Roll - Tom Petty & Heartbreakers/I Will Always Wait for You (instrumental) - Jimmy Webb//On a Stage - Burton Cummings/Across the River - Jimmy Webb/Bubbles in My Beer - Duncan, Walker & Wills/Rosemarie and Drew - Jimmy Webb/Children's Song - Jimmy Webb/Drunk as a Punk - Burton Cummings/Children's Song - Jimmy Webb/Rosemarie's Dance-I Will Always Wait for You (reprise) - Jimmy Webb

P-9003 - Priority - Pointer Sisters [1979] (9-79, #72) Who Do You Love/All Your Love/Dreaming As One/Turned Up Too Late/Happy//Blind Faith/Don't Let A Thief (Steal Into Your Heart)/(She's Got) The Fever/The Shape I'm In

Elektra Consolidated 60000 Series:

E1-60203 - Pointer Sisters' Greatest Hits - Pointer Sisters [1982] (11-82, #178) He's So Shy/Fire/Should I Do It/Someday We'll Be Together/Happiness//Slow hand/Could I Be Dreamin'/The Love Too Good To Last/Take My Heart Take My Soul/Special Things

Distributed by RCA:

BLX1-4355 - So Excited! - Pointer Sisters [1982] (7-82, #59) I'm So Excited/See How the Love Goes/All of You/Heartbeat//If You Wanna Get Back Your Lady/I Feel for You/Heart to Heart/American Music

BXL 1 4426 - The Good Times Are Back - Full Swing [1982] Big Bucks/Trocadero Ballroom/Tweedle Dee/Serenade in Blue/Caravan, Mirage/Let the Good Times Roll/Dancinc in the Dark, The Closer I Get to You/The Right Idea/Carzy He Calls Me/Make Love to Me Baby

BXL1-4434 - Right Here and Now - Bill Medley [1982] Right Here and Now/I'm No Angel/For You/Heart and Soul/If You Remember Me/Almost All the Way to Love/I Need You in My Life/Best of My Life/Please Come Home

BXL1-4508 - Baby Sister - June Pointer [1983] Ready for Some Action/I Will Understand/To You/New Love, True Love/I'm Ready for Love/You Can Do It/Always/My Blues Have Gone/Don't Mess with Bill

BLX1-4705 - Break Out - Pointer Sisters [1983] (11-83, #8) Jump/Automatic/Baby Come And Get It/I Need You/Dance Electric/Neutron Dance/Easy Persuasion/Nightline/Telegraph Your Love/Operator

BEL1-4705A - Break Out - Pointer Sisters [1984] Reissue with a remix of "I'm So Excited" replacing "Nightline". Jump/Automatic/Baby Come And Get It/I Need You/Dance Electric//Neutron Dance/Easy Persuasion/I'm So Excited (Remix)/Telegraph Your Love/Operator

Thanks to Peter Preuss and William Killinger.

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