Pressure Drop

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Before he moved to Nassau and became a carefree, laid-back expat who craved sunshine, Robert Palmer lived in New York City, hired Little Feat for a backup band, and released the all over the place yet still solid Pressure Drop. Named after the massive reggae hit from Toots & the Maytals and the excellent cover version Palmer performs here, Pressure Drop is sometimes wrongly sold as the singer's first island-styled album. Past the title cut, Feat and the New Orleans funk of the Meters are much bigger influences, along with smooth, dated disco ballads smothered in strings. The latter numbers are what make the album too blue-eyed and polished for fans of Palmer's more ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Before he moved to Nassau and became a carefree, laid-back expat who craved sunshine, Robert Palmer lived in New York City, hired Little Feat for a backup band, and released the all over the place yet still solid Pressure Drop. Named after the massive reggae hit from Toots & the Maytals and the excellent cover version Palmer performs here, Pressure Drop is sometimes wrongly sold as the singer's first island-styled album. Past the title cut, Feat and the New Orleans funk of the Meters are much bigger influences, along with smooth, dated disco ballads smothered in strings. The latter numbers are what make the album too blue-eyed and polished for fans of Palmer's more gutsy moments, but the soft songs are well written and convincing, especially the opening "Give Me an Inch." Better still is the loose and feel-good funk that has long made this effort a fan favorite, with Palmer delivering full-bodied vocals over bright horns and popping basslines. Since compilations and Palmer's own live set lists increasingly ignored the album over time, Pressure Drop has grown into the great overlooked album in the man's discography, and it's much more rewarding than the unfamiliar track list displays.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/15/1990
  • Label: Mca Special Products
  • UPC: 042284259422
  • Catalog Number: 842594
  • Sales rank: 34,186

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Give Me An Inch (3:17)
  2. 2 Work To Make It Work (4:27)
  3. 3 Back In My Arms (3:30)
  4. 4 River Boat (3:44)
  5. 5 Pressure Drop (5:26)
  6. 6 Here With You Tonight (4:57)
  7. 7 Trouble (2:25)
  8. 8 Fine Time (5:43)
  9. 9 Which Of Us Is The Fool (3:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Robert Palmer Primary Artist, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
Joe Brown Banjo
Ray Allen Horn
Paul Barrére Guitar, Voices
Lowell George Guitar
Muscle Shoals Horns Horn
Gene Page Strings
Steve York Harmonica
Mongezi Feza Flageolet, Horn
Vicki Brown Background Vocals, Voices
Sam Clayton Conga, Background Vocals, Voices
Mel Collins Horn, Saxophone
Gordon DeWitte Keyboards, Clavinet
Martin Fry Tuba
Kenny Gradney Bass, Bass Guitar
Ed Greene Conga, Drums
Richie Hayward Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals, Voices
James Jamerson Bass, Bass Guitar
Bill Payne Keyboards, Vocals
Jean Roussel Keyboards, Clavinet
David Snell Harp
Fran Tate Vocals, Voices
Muscle Shoals Harris Horn
Technical Credits
Bill Anderson Composer
Steve Smith Producer
Phil Brown Engineer
Phill Brown Engineer
Fredrick Hibbert Composer
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