"Valerie Day and husband John Smith rode the whirlwind of their 80's pop success to its logical end, and wound up right where they began: as beloved local music stars here in their home town of Portland, Oregon. Valerie is now performing jazz standards with other notable locals including the Woody Hite Big Band, Tom Grant, Big Horn Brass and others. She's also very active in promoting/supporting arts programs in the schools, and is a founder of Artists for the Arts (www.artistsforthearts.org). I think John is still arranging and producing most of Valerie's recordings."
Nu Shooz - Second Time Around
madrid1299 | California - ? | 01/18/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I enjoy this CD very much. It's been about 10 years since I first heard "Point of No Return" for the 1st time and it has stuck in my mind since. The rest of the CD just flows. "Don't Let Me Be The One" is a great vocal song, one with high energy. Yes, there is one or two they could have cut from the final production, but overall, it's the reason I'm purchasing it again since I lent it to a friend and never got it back!"
Classic 80's pop
Martin C. Harbeck | SC, USA | 05/23/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Unless you lived the 80's you probably won't get it. Yes it sounds dated, yes there is filler, yes its mostly fluff. BUT my girlfriend (now my wife)and our friends used to hang out together in '86 and this record (LP) was in heavy in our rotation. I Can't Wait and Point of No Return were all over the radio. You heard those songs everywhere you went. For me all these songs take me back to that time. This album really has that definitive '80s sound, even the band name: "Nu Shooz" came from the '80s. If nothing else pick it up and put it in your time capsule. They're not making sounds like this anymore, which is probably a good thing, but for me it will always have a special place."
Good debut, awesome power singles!
trevtnyc | New York, NY United States | 06/11/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Nu Shooz broke out with "I Can't Wait", but I have always favored the follow-up single but not as big hit "Point of No Return". There a few other memorable songs like "I Lost Your Number" and "Don't Let me be the One", and it is glossy pop with a little funk tossed in, but I think the fact Jeff Lorber was a Producer and added his own keyboard and synth touches is what makes this cd very good and worth a listen."