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Pressure Drop
     

Pressure Drop

by Robert Palmer
 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/15/1990
Label:
Mca Special Products
UPC:
0042284259422
catalogNumber:
842594
Rank:
35229

Tracks

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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