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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Under the direction of guitarist Andy Taylor, the Power Station is an attempt to break free from the constraints of Duran Duran's polished synth pop, adding elements of funk, courtesy of Chic drummer Tony Thompson, as well as straight-ahead hard rock, courtesy of vocalist Robert Palmer. Everything is polished with a glossy sheen, which makes the record sound quite similar to Duran Duran, although without their sense of popcraft. Includes a cover of T. Rex's "Get It On (Bang a Gong)" and the single "Some Like It Hot." [EMI's 2005 reissue boasts greatly improved sound, several alternate mixes, and a bonus DVD containing videos, interviews, and the band's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Under the direction of guitarist Andy Taylor, the Power Station is an attempt to break free from the constraints of Duran Duran's polished synth pop, adding elements of funk, courtesy of Chic drummer Tony Thompson, as well as straight-ahead hard rock, courtesy of vocalist Robert Palmer. Everything is polished with a glossy sheen, which makes the record sound quite similar to Duran Duran, although without their sense of popcraft. Includes a cover of T. Rex's "Get It On (Bang a Gong)" and the single "Some Like It Hot." [EMI's 2005 reissue boasts greatly improved sound, several alternate mixes, and a bonus DVD containing videos, interviews, and the band's appearance on Saturday Night Live.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/26/2005
  • Label: Parlophone (Wea)
  • UPC: 724386631503
  • Catalog Number: 663157
  • Sales rank: 28,940

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Some Like It Hot (5:05)
  2. 2 Murderess (4:17)
  3. 3 Lonely Tonight (3:58)
  4. 4 Communication (3:37)
  5. 5 Get It On (Bang a Gong) (5:29)
  6. 6 Go to Zero (4:58)
  7. 7 Harvest for the World (3:37)
  8. 8 Still in Your Heart (3:20)
  9. 9 Someday, Somehow, Someone's Gotta Pay (4:32)
  10. 10 The Heat Is On (3:18)
  11. 11 Communication (4:39)
  12. 12 Get It On (Bang a Gong) (3:45)
  13. 13 Some Like It Hot and the Heat Is On (6:36)
  14. 14 Communication (3:51)
  15. 15 Some Like It Hot (3:44)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Introduction
  2. 2 Some Like It Hot
  3. 3 Some Like It Hot
  4. 4 On Each Other and Recording 1
  5. 5 Get It On (Bang a Gong)
  6. 6 On Each Other and Recording 2
  7. 7 Communication
  8. 8 Summary/End Credits
  9. 9 Some Like It Hot
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Power Station Primary Artist
Wally Badarou Keyboards
Robert Palmer Vocals
Rupert Hine Keyboards
B.J. Nelson Vocals
Jimmy Bralower Percussion
Charmaine Burch Vocals
Stan Harrison Bass, Horn, Brass, Overdubs
Curtis King Vocals
Curtis Rance King Jr. Vocals
Dave Lebolt Keyboards
Mark Pender Bass, Brass, Overdubs
Lenny Pickett Bass, Horn, Brass, Overdubs
Mark Pinder Horn
Robert Sabino Keyboards
Fonzi Thornton Vocals
Mars Williams Bass, Horn, Brass, Overdubs
Tony Thompson Drums
Roger Taylor Percussion
Paul Litterall Bass, Horn, Brass, Overdubs
Technical Credits
Ernie Isley Composer
Robert Palmer Composer
Bernard Edwards Producer
Andy Taylor Composer, Contributor
Chris Jasper Composer
Jason Corsaro Engineer
Rob Eaton Engineer
Marvin Isley Composer
O'Kelly Isley Composer
Ronald Isley Composer
Steve Rinkoff Engineer
John Taylor Composer, Contributor, Cover Art
Howie Weinberg Mastering
Tony Taverner Engineer
Andrew Day Repackaging Design
T.J. Thompson Composer
Peter Heath Director
B.H. Edwards Composer
Montxo Algora Inspiration
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A Classic 80's Album

    They have a couple of really good tunes on here. Its too bad they didn't make more music.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the power to rock

    the rock sensation the powerstation, brought music to our ears in the mid 80s. the strong voice of robert, the greatest bass player of all time john, the electric fingers of andy, and the beat of tony, will never end. r.i.p robert and tony

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Blast from the Past

    Twenty years ago I foolishly gave away my vinyl remixes and 12 inch versions of power stations singles and had regretted it ever since. Thank goodness for this wonderful and overdue compilation!! The six and a half minute version of some like it hot and the heat is on is a long lost favourite.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One Of The All Time Greatest Rock 'N Roll Albums

    Growing up this was the pinnacle of comparison for rock albums forever after hearing this power house of modern rock. An ingenious collection of the most rip roaring magic that rock n'roll married to technology can breed. Raw and focused energy. Romantic and proud. A sexy art rocker. Finally, a remaster & chaulk-fulla remixes & b-sides to boot!

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