Double Fun

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Double Fun
Studio album by Robert Palmer
Released March 1978
Genre Rock
Length 34:48
Label Island
Producer Robert Palmer, Tom Moulton
Robert Palmer chronology
Some People Can Do What They Like
(1976)
Double Fun
(1978)
Secrets
(1979)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone (mixed)[2]

Double Fun is Robert Palmer's fourth solo studio album, released in 1978. Self-produced, this pop album is influenced by multiple genres including blue-eyed soul, disco and heavy rock but maintains an overall consistency of production which holds it all together.[3] The album peaked at number 45 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart in 1978, his highest rank up to that point,[4] and includes a top 20 hit, "Every Kinda People."[5]

The hit single from the album "Every Kinda People" was written by former Free bassist Andy Fraser. Fraser recorded his own version of the song which he never released but which Palmer heard. This album and the hit single paved the way for his next album Secrets which reached #19 on the Billboard charts and gave Palmer his biggest hit yet with the Moon Martin penned "Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)".[6]

The album cracked the Billboard Top 100 peaking at #45 thanks to the success of "Every Kinda People", and two follow up singles continued to keep the album afloat on the charts. The last track "You're Going To Get What's Coming" penned by Palmer later became a hit single (reaching #73 on the Billboard Charts in 1982) for Bonnie Raitt and was featured on her 1982 album The Glow. Double Fun peaked at #10 in the Netherlands and #29 in New Zealand.[7]

2012 reissue[edit]

Double Fun was reissued on January 24, 2012 by Culture Factory USA, an independent label that specializes in cult artists. The reissue CD is packaged in a miniature replica of the original quality vinyl packaging complete with an inner sleeve that features the original lyrics, photo of Palmer and credits for the album. The label side of the CD features a replica of what the original Island label looked like at the time of issue and even features "grooves" as if the black CD is made of vinyl.

The reissues did not have any additional outtakes or bonus tracks.[8]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Robert Palmer except where noted.

  1. "Every Kinda People" (Andy Fraser) – 3:17
  2. "Best of Both Worlds" – 3:54
  3. "Come Over" – 4:06
  4. "Where Can It Go?" – 3:20
  5. "Night People" (Allen Toussaint) – 4:12
  6. "Love Can Run Faster" – 4:02
  7. "You Overwhelm Me" – 3:05
  8. "You Really Got Me" (Ray Davies) – 4:23
  9. "You're Gonna Get What's Coming" – 4:29

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Double Fun". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ Donald A. Guarisco. "Review of Double Fun". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-03-06. 
  4. ^ "Billboard Albums Chart for Robert Palmer". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-03-06. 
  5. ^ "Billboard Singles Chart for Robert Palmer". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-03-06. 
  6. ^ Allmusic
  7. ^ "Album artist 453 - Robert Palmer". Tsort.info. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  8. ^ "Home". Culturefactoryusa.com. Retrieved 2012-02-14.