fourth of four Edsel packages that encompass the nine albums that Robert
Palmer recorded for the Island Records label.
1983 “Pride”, Palmer’s eighth album, showed him honing the synthesizer
sound commenced on the preceding albums, with tracks like the hit “You Are In
My System” and “Want You More”, whilst reprising the steel drums on
the title track.
was with “Riptide” (1985) that he finally found the worldwide success
he richly deserved. Although the album featured songs that pointed to his
future ‘standards’ recordings, it was the hard rock of “Addicted To Love”
and its MTV-friendly video that took Palmer (and the album) to the top of
the charts. Also featured is Palmer’s version of Cherrelle’s hit
“I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On”.
slipcased reissue features fifteen rare bonus tracks, including
three previously unreleased, along with the lyrics, and
annotation by BBC reviewer Chris