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ROBERT PALMER - Best Of Both Worlds: The Robert Palmer Anthology (1974-2001) [2002]

Most pop stars are lucky if they can create one enduring piece of cultural iconography for themselves. Unfortunately for Robert Palmer, his MTV-forged persona as impeccably tailored ‘80s crooner backed by a band of leggy fashion models largely overshadowed a career that was as eclectic as it was accomplished. Those who know the singer only by his video for "Addicted to Love" arguably don't know Palmer at all. Indeed, during the previous decade his ostensibly blue-eyed soul sensibilities had actually encompassed funk, New Orleans R&B, reggae, rock, and pop both Euro ("Give Me an Inch") and synth Gary Numan's "I Dream of Wires"). But that creative restlessness also seems to be the reason his commercially promising stint in the all-star Power Station (represented here by "Some Like It Hot" and an infectious cover of T. Rex's "Bang A Gong") was so short-lived. And it's perhaps why, after "Simply Irresistible" and the surge of alternative rock essentially marked the end of his MTV prime, his ‘90s work variously retrenched Palmer in soul (including a rewarding medley of Marvin Gaye's "Mercy Mercy Me"/"I Want You"), torch songs, Caribbean influences, and even Delta blues. This collection ably completes the musical circle Palmer began in the mid ‘70s, astutely chronicling pop's ongoing battle between style and substance along the way. - amazon.com

DISC 1: 01. Sailin' Shoes 02. Hey Julia 03. Sneakin' Sall Through The Alley (Remix) 04. How Much Fun 05. Give Me An Inch (Remix) 06. Pressure Drop 07. Trouble 08. Which Of Us Is The Fool 09. Spanish Moon 10. Man Smart (Woman Smarter) 11. Some People Can Do What They Like 12. You're Gonna Get What's Coming (Remix) 13. Every Kinda People (Remix) 14. Best Of Both Worlds (Remix) 15. Bad Case Of Lovin' You (Doctor, Doctor) (Remix) 16. Jealous 17. Can We Still Be Friends (Remix) 18. I Dream Of Wires 19. Not A Second Time 20. Some Guys Have All The Luck 21. Pride 22. What Do You Care (Live)

DISC 2: 01. You Are In My System (Remix) 02. Some Like It Hot (The Power Station) 03. Get It On (Bang A Gong) (The Power Station) 04. Addicted To Love (Remix) 05. Hyperactive 06. I Didn't Mean To Turn You On 07. Sweet Lies 08. She Makes My Day 09. Early In The Morning 10. Simply Irresistable 11. You're Amazing (Remix) 12. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight 13. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) - I Want You 14. Want You More 15. Know By Now 16. Stone Cold 17. Milkcow's Calf Blues 18. Johnny & Mary (Live) 19. Riptide (Live) 20. Looking For Clues (Live)

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