A chronicle of Robert Palmer’s wonderfully erratic career, including his funky sides with Little Feat & The Meters, cosmo-World Music for Island Records and his mega-fame hits via MTV & Power Station. This 2CD collection has it all, covering Palmer’s undervalued 20 year stretch of musical invention from 1974-1994, with a bonus from 2001 to explain the title. I’ve heard, known and owned many of these tracks over the years, but hearing them all back-to-back is a revelation. Despite his top-notch material, expressive 70s vocal chops and aching 80s cool, it requires an expansive collection like this to truly appreciate some of Palmer’s outside-the-box choices (his interpretations are some of his best work). It’s easy to bitch about the curious inclusion of remixed hits (from the compilations Addictions Volumes 1 & 2), but what are you gonna do? Early in his career, Palmer wasn’t much of a sales machine, so most know him only from his 80s video successes. That’s unfortunate, because there’s a whole world of Robert Palmer before MTV, and this collection provides a great opportunity to re-investigate his wild variety and consistent excellence. Find this one at Amazon, HERE.
Sneakin‘ Sally Through The Alley (Remix)
How Much Fun
Give Me An Inch (Remix)
Which Of Us Is The Fool
Man Smart (Woman Smarter)
Some People Can Do What They Like
You’re Gonna Get What’s Coming (Remix)
Every Kinda People (Remix Edit)
Best Of Both Worlds (Remix)
Bad Case Of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor) (Remix)
Can We Still Be Friends? (Remix)
I Dream Of Wires
Not A Second Time
Some Guys Have All The Luck
What Do You Care (Live In London 1980)
You Are In My System (Revoiced)
Some Like It Hot
Get It On (Bang A Gong) (Single Version w/ Intro Edit)
Addicted To Love (Remix)
I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On
Sweet Lies (Soundtrack Version)
She Makes My Day
Early In The Morning (Single Version)
You’re Amazing (Remix/Edit w/ Fade)
I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology Song) (Single Edit Version)
Want You More
Know By Now
Milkcow’s Calf Blues
Johnny & Mary (Live At The Apollo Theater, 2000)
Riptide (Live At The Apollo Theater, 2000)
Looking For Clues (Live At The Apollo Theater, 2000)
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