After almost two
decades with Island Records (as a member of both the Alan Bown Set and Vinegar Joe, and solo) and a series of
hit albums and singles, Robert Palmer signed to EMI in 1988.
In June ’88, hit single “Simply Irresistible”
preceded the hit album “Heavy Nova”,
and was followed by a Top Ten hit single, the classic “She Makes My Day”. Further
hits followed in “Change His Ways”
and “It Could Happen To You”. The bonus tracks on this expanded edition
feature the two remixes of “Simply
Irresistible”, a remix of “Change
His Ways”, and the non-album song
album “Don’t Explain” followed in
November 1990, preceded by the Top Ten
collaboration with UB40, “I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight” and followed by
Palmer’s hit homage to Marvin Gaye
“Mercy Mercy Me / I Want You”, both also included in this release in their
12” versions. Also included are three non-album singles B-sides.
The booklet of this
slip-cased 2 CD set features annotation by Alan Robinson along with
the CD singles covers.