Pressure Drop (album)

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Pressure Drop
Studio album by Robert Palmer
Released November 1975[1]
Genre Rock
Length 36:54
Label Island
Producer Steve Smith
Robert Palmer chronology
Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley
(1974)
Pressure Drop
(1975)
Some People Can Do What They Like
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone (favorable)[3]

Pressure Drop is Robert Palmer's second solo album, released in 1975. Palmer is backed by Little Feat and other musicians. The title track is a cover version of the reggae hit by Toots & the Maytals. However, many other songs on the album use New Orleans funk ... along with smooth, dated disco ballads smothered in strings.[2] David Jeffries' review says that the album is considered too blue-eyed and polished for fans of Palmer's more gutsy moments but concludes that Pressure Drop has grown into the great overlooked album in Palmer's discography.[4]

The album peaked at #136 in the US.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Robert Palmer except where noted.

  1. "Give Me an Inch" – 3:17
  2. "Work to Make It Work" – 4:27
  3. "Back In My Arms" – 3:30
  4. "River Boat" (Allen Toussaint) – 3:44
  5. "Pressure Drop" (Frederick Hibbert) – 5:26
  6. "Here with You Tonight" (Robert Palmer, Pete Gage) – 4:57
  7. "Trouble" (Lowell George) – 2:25
  8. "Fine Time" – 5:43
  9. "Which of Us Is the Fool" – 3:25

Personnel[edit]

Paul Barrere, Lowell George, Kenny Gradney, Richie Hayward, Bill Payne, and Sam Clayton were members of Little Feat at the time. Fran Tate sang backup vocals on some Little Feat records, extending the Little Feat connection.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pressure Drop". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Allmusic Review
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ Review
  5. ^ "Robert Palmer". AllMusic. Retrieved 5 March 2012.