Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Curtain Call: Robert Palmer

Outside of, perhaps, Power Station, I wasn't a huge Robert Palmer fan. There was one album in the Palmer catalog, however, that rose above all others. 'Clues', from 1980, had a new-wave vibe not found on any of his other LPs. The two singles, "Looking for Clues" and "Johnny and Mary", were particularly good. Fast forward to this 1988 recording released as an import in 2001. The sound quality of 'Live at the Apollo' is stellar, and most Palmer followers will like that almost all of the tracklist is taken from the smash hits 'Riptide' and 'Heavy Nova'. For me, I was pleasantly surprised my two favorites from 'Clues' were included.

Robert Palmer - Johnny and Mary (Live) (mp3)
Robert Palmer - Looking for Clues (Live) (mp3)

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