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Best of Both Worlds: The Robert Palmer Anthology (1974-2001)
     

Best of Both Worlds: The Robert Palmer Anthology (1974-2001)

by Robert Palmer
 
There are usually thought to be two phases to Robert Palmer's career: an earlier one running from 1974 to 1983, when he explored New Orleans second-line funk and reggae, backed by members of Little Feat and the Meters and turned out a series of critically acclaimed, modestly successful recordings, and a later

Overview

There are usually thought to be two phases to Robert Palmer's career: an earlier one running from 1974 to 1983, when he explored New Orleans second-line funk and reggae, backed by members of Little Feat and the Meters and turned out a series of critically acclaimed, modestly successful recordings, and a later one, from 1985 on, when he rode his good looks, some high-fashion videos, and some simplistic hard rock/pop to a series of big hits on his own and with the Power Station. This two-CD set responds to that view by devoting its first disc to the earlier phase and its second disc to the later one. Palmer switched record companies along the way, too, but Hip-O is known for its willingness to license material from other labels, and 15 of the 20 tracks on the second disc come from outside the Universal archives. Along the way, all of the singer's U.S. Top 40 hits are included, though the collection was assembled with Palmer's input, which leads to alterations from the original recordings that fans might not be entirely pleased with. For a couple of earlier compilations, Addictions, Vols. 1 and 2, he used remixes of many of his well-known recordings, and those remixes have been retained here. He has also chosen to present three favorites -- "Johnny and Mary," "Riptide," and "Looking for Clues" -- as 2001 live performances rather than in their original studio recordings. Still, the selection is well-considered. The first disc is a good summation of Palmer's first eight Island albums, and the second disc demonstrates that not all of the second half of his career sounded like "Addicted to Love," that, actually, it was far more varied than the first half. There have been several Palmer compilations, but this one is the most comprehensive yet assembled.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/30/2002
Label:
Hip-O Records
UPC:
0731458668824
catalogNumber:
586688

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Robert Palmer   Primary Artist,Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Tuba,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Wally Badarou   Keyboards
Art Neville   Keyboards
Steve Stevens   Guitar
UB40   Various
Michael Brecker   Horn
Chuck Rainey   Bass
John Bilezikjian   Dumbek,Oud
Ray Allen   Horn
Paul Barrére   Guitar,Background Vocals
Chilli Charles   Timbales
Rick Danko   Vocals
Bernard Edwards   Bass
Andy Fraser   Bass
Lowell George   Guitar
Rupert Hine   Keyboards
Andy Taylor   Guitar
Steve York   Harmonica
B.J. Nelson   Vocals
Sharon O'Neill   Vocals
Mongezi Feza   Flageolet,Horn
Bob Babbitt   Bass
Cyro Battista   Percussion
Luka Belak   Violin
Keith Errol Benson   Drums
Chris Bishop   Bass
Frank Blair   Bass
Harry Bluestone   Concert Master
Jimmy Bralower   Percussion
Randy Brecker   Concert Master
Pierre Brock   Bass
Vicki Brown   Background Vocals
William Bryant   Keyboards
Dennis Budimir   Guitar
Charmaine Burch   Vocals
Sam Clayton   Percussion,Conga,Background Vocals
Mel Collins   Horn,Saxophone
Louis John Davis   Keyboards
Michael Dawe   Drums
Gordon DeWitte   Keyboards,Clavinet
Benny Diggs   Background Vocals
Don Renaldo   Concert Master
Andy Duncan   Percussion,Drums
Ricky Fataar   Drums
Chuck Findley   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Clare Fischer   Strings
Chris Frantz   Bass Drums
Richard Gibbs   Trombone,Keyboards
Kenny Gradney   Bass
Ed Greene   Conga
John Grey   Guitar,Percussion
Freddie Harris   Guitar
Stan Harrison   Brass
Richie Hayward   Drums,Background Vocals
Brie Howard   Percussion
Neil Hubbard   Guitar
Garth Hudson   Accordion,Keyboards
James Jamerson   Bass
Carol Kaye   Guitar
Ron Kersey   Keyboards
Curtis Rance King   Vocals
Dave Lebolt   Keyboards
Jody Linscott   Percussion,Conga
Robyn Lobe   Percussion
James Mahoney   Guitar
Alan Mansfield   Guitar,Keyboards,Soprano Saxophone
Eddie Martinez   Guitar
Kenny Mazur   Guitar
Donovan McKitty   Guitar
Ziggy Modeliste   Drums
Demo Morselli   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Leo Nocentelli   Guitar
Chris Parker   Drums
Bill Payne   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Mark Pender   Brass
Lenny Pickett   Horn,Brass
Saverio Porciello   Guitar
George Porter   Bass
Guy Pratt   Bass
Edward Putmon   Keyboards
Dom Um Romão   Percussion,Vocals
Steve Robbins   Keyboards
David Rosenthal   Keyboards
Jean Roussel   Keyboards,Clavinet
Robert Sabino   Keyboards
Allan Schwartzberg   Percussion,Drums
James Allen Smith   Keyboards
David Snell   Harp
Mauro Spina   Percussion,Drums
John Taylor   Bass
Fonzi Thornton   Vocals,Background Vocals
T.J. Tindall   Guitar
Jack Waldman   Keyboards
Freddie Wall   Guitar
Mars Williams   Brass
William D. "Smitty" Smith   Drums
Gary Butcher   Guitar
Geoff Bova   Keyboards
Joe Rossy   Percussion
Tony Thompson   Drums
Jimmy Williams   Bass
Arthur Smith   Ocarina,Penny Whistle
Roger Taylor   Percussion
Paul Litterall   Brass
Dony Wynn   Drums
Carl Carlton   Acoustic Guitar,Dobro

Technical Credits

Robert Palmer   Producer
Steve Smith   Producer
Bernard Edwards   Producer
Lowell George   Composer
Gene Page   String Arrangements
Marc Bolan   Composer
Chaka Khan   Vocal Arrangements
John Grey   Producer
Terry Lewis   Composer
Teo Macero   Producer
Moon Martin   Composer
Tom Moulton   Producer
Lonnie Simmons   Composer
Charlie Wilson   Composer
R. Taylor   Composer
James Harris   Composer
Smay Vision   Art Direction
Pat Lawrence   Executive Producer
Michele Horie   Artwork
Scott Schinder   Liner Notes
John Martin.   Composer
Rudolph Taylor   Composer
Fredrick Hibbert   Composer
Dony Wynn   Composer

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