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Pressure Drop

Robert PalmerAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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listen  2. Work To Make It Work 4:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Back In My Arms 3:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Riverboat 3:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Pressure Drop 5:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Here With You Tonight 4:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen  8. Fine Time 5:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Which Of Us Is The Fool 3:25$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 15, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mca Special Products
  • ASIN: B000001FU1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,759 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FINE,Savvy R&B,Reggae & Funk Flavors October 3, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Robert Palmer+snazzy suit (as always) delivers not only a classic album cover but a record filled with the deep funk of
"Work To Make It Work","Fine Time" and "Trouble",the upbeat
Carribean-style reggae of the tital song and catchy pop/soul numbers like "Give Me And Inch","Back In My Arms" and "Here With
You Tonight".This is primal,Little Feat/Meters-influenced Robert
Palmer with that great New Orleans Dr.John'ilke funky feel-before
Palmer's hard rock productions took over and along with his other
three mid 70's albums a perfect example of this genre!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic CD/ The Concerts Were Wonderful. September 13, 2006
Format:Audio CD
I saw Mr. Palmer at The Roxy in West Hollywood on the Tour for this album. Robert played 3 nights, 2 shows a night, I remember after meeting him that he told me "The record company is recording these shows for my next album". Anyway.. back to the show. Robert started the show with "Work To Make It Work", the band was well rehersed and he had 2 Female backup singers. I was a kid, and wanting to witness "history", I saw all 3 nights and the shows got better as I got to know the set list. He did most of Pressure Drop, and assorted songs fron "Sneakin Sally". When we talked after the 1st night, Robert said "he was excited to be releasing a live album". I told him "I'll be the 1st person to buy it when it comes out". He was impressed with this 14 year old Fan from Los Angeles. The next release from Robert was a studio album, and I was Bummed Out. But I'll never forget Robert, lookin' oh so sharp, Crooning 'Back In my Arms", the girls were swooning. The Creole tunes like "Here With You Tonight" had a swinging bouncy feel live. Boy, Folks.. This was an unforgettable evening. I miss Robert, I saw him at House of Blues while he was on tour for his last CD. The guy was a pro. Pressure Drop is a must have CD. Gotta love this man, and his music.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No drop in quality here July 26, 2007
Format:Audio CD
I love this album and never get tired of listening to it. Had it on cassette for years, and last year got it on CD. As the previous reviewer correctly pointed out this is an eclectic collection but I think there is a common thread running through the songs even though there are various styles used.
I don't know whether this soul or funk or rock and frankly I don't care. Its bloody good music. Robert Palmers vocals are as always that wonderful blue-eyed soul that so perfectly fitted this early part of his career.
Little Feat are heavily involved and the influence of groups like The Meters can still be heard in the grooves that are laid down.
I don't think theres a duff track on the album. Favourites well if I had to pick two it would be 'Fine Time' and 'Back In My Arms' which which sort of sums up the album for me, but on another day I'd probably pick two others!
If you like your music with a heavy dose of funk/soul and a sprinkling of Reggae this is an essential album to get.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Palmer's Best April 3, 2009
Format:Audio CD
In 1975, when this album came out, I wasn't allowed to have it due to the cover art. I bought it anyway, threw out the cover, and kept it in a KC and the Sunshine Band sleeve that was kicking around the house. Mom never caught on, and she even learned to chill out to "Give Me an Inch."

Flash forward to today. I'm no longer young enough that I have to listen to my mother about cover art, and I don't have to hide anything I want to hear. I re-bought the album as an MP3 (Heaven knows what happened to the LP), and was delighted to discover that the album hasn't aged a bit. The velvety smooth music is just as wonderful as it was back in the day, and has the power to make an old lady like me want to slither out of something comfortable. (I was a little girl back in 1975, so I won't comment on any side effects back then.)

Pressure Drop is a phenomenal, very sexy album, with music that's just perfect for the background when my very favorite husband comes home. He rather likes the side effects it has on me as well, so much so that even though Robert Palmer isn't his favorite musician, he never, ever complains when I grab this on the iPod and put it in the speaker.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still Listening to Pressure Drop 30 Years Later June 3, 2008
Format:Audio CD
A girlfriend loaned me her vinyl LP Robert Palmers' Pressure Drop around 1976. I had just started listening to Little Feats' "The Last Record Album" which I absolutely loved, so when I saw that Lowell George and Little Feat were the backing band for Pressure Drop, I had to give it a listen. I can say that I have listened to this great album (CD) about 1,000 times and still listen to it regularly. There isn't one bad song on the album. If you like Robert Palmer, you won't be sorry if you buy this CD. If you love Little Feat and haven't heard this recording, you will be getting a Little Feat album with Robert Palmer singing. Pressures gonna drop on you...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What can a poor boy add, 'cept.... April 7, 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Classy yet spunky mix of blue-eyed soul (ie, what they used to call R&B sung by honkies), funk, reggae and rock! Heartfelt singing, snazzy musicianship, good to great songs! Imagine if AL GREEN grew up in the UK instead of the USA...~!

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pressure just keeps on dropping! February 8, 2008
Format:Audio CD
After 30 years of listening to these songs on vinyl, I finally purchased
the first 3 of Roberts LP's on Cd. My only wish is that they would
have remastered them from their original analog recordings. The first 3 lp's
Sneaking Sally, Pressure Drop, and Some People, showcase Robert at his finest funkiest best!
I also purchased along with his first recordings, his last entitled Drive.
Although I fell out with Robert during the middle of his career, as a
musician myself, I can only applaud his courage to expand and try new things, more often than not, as the harbinger of the genre!
That Robert came in like a lion and left as one with Drive, is only testimony to what a great and soulful musician he was!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Published 2 months ago by Michael Bolan
5.0 out of 5 stars he was a great song writer
Haunting and soulful. Besides having a smooth butterscotch voice, he was a great song writer.
Published 2 months ago by Donna Drejza
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
Great cover too, front and back, and the music's not too bad either. The vinyl version was my first introduction to Robert Palmer,and we used to play it all the time at college. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Brian
5.0 out of 5 stars Palmer in Great Form
My LP of this wore out years ago and I have no idea why I didn't also have the tape and CD. I loved this from the moment I heard it and it every bit as good as I remembered it to... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Kat M
5.0 out of 5 stars Great to have this CD
This is one of my favorite Robert Palmer CD's and it's great to add to my collection. The CD is in great condition and received it fast.
Published on October 26, 2011 by Sunnie
5.0 out of 5 stars Robert Palmer at his best!
This is early Robert Palmer at his best. It is Bluesy and raw and he is sorely missed in the music world.
Published on April 30, 2011 by Vincent Legg
5.0 out of 5 stars Work To Make It Work Mr.Palmer!
It was obvious with his solo debut album Sneakin Sally Through the Alley that Robert Palmer was going to become very well respected very quickly. Read more
Published on July 24, 2010 by Andre S. Grindle
4.0 out of 5 stars excellent
If you were a teen in the mid 1980s, and didn't know anything about Robert Palmer, you know him to this day for "Addicted To Love. Read more
Published on July 13, 2010 by Bill Your 'Free Form FM Print DJ
1.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I like the songs "Give Me An Inch Girl", "Work To Make It Work", "Back In My Arms", the self-titled track, "Pressure Drop", "Fine Time", and "Which Of Us Is The Fool". Read more
Published on September 24, 2007 by Pamela P. Bunyan
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