Riptide (album)

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Riptide
Studio album by Robert Palmer
Released November 1985
Recorded Compass Point Studio, Bahamas Spring-Late Summer 1985
Genre Rock, pop rock, hard rock, dance-rock[1]
Length 34:55
Label Island
Producer Bernard Edwards
Robert Palmer chronology
Pride
(1983)
Riptide
(1985)
Heavy Nova
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Riptide is the eighth solo studio album by the British singer Robert Palmer, released in November 1985. It featured his hit single "Addicted to Love" which reached No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1986,[2] helped by a memorable music video. Palmer won a Grammy Award for the song in 1987.

The album also featured Palmer's The Power Station bandmates Andy Taylor and Tony Thompson providing guitar and drum services respectively. The Power Station producer Bernard Edwards played bass and produced the album.

The track "Hyperactive" was used in the 1987 film The Bedroom Window.

The song "I Didn't Mean to Turn You On", originally performed by R&B singer Cherrelle, reached No. 2 on the Hot 100.

The album charted at No. 8 in the US and No. 5 in the UK. It was certified double platinum in the US by the RIAA in March 1996 and certified gold in the UK by BPI in August 1986.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Riptide" (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) – 2:24
  2. "Hyperactive" (Tony Haynes, Dennis Nelson, Robert Palmer) – 5:08
  3. "Addicted to Love" (Robert Palmer) – 6:01
  4. "Trick Bag" (Earl King) – 3:01
  5. "Get It Through Your Heart" (Robert Palmer) – 2:49
  6. "I Didn't Mean to Turn You On" (James Harris III, Terry Lewis) – 3:43
  7. "Flesh Wound" (Frank Blair, Robert Palmer) – 3:43
  8. "Discipline of Love" (David Batteau, Don Freeman) – 6:06
  9. "Riptide (Reprise)" (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) – 2:00

2013 Reissue Extra Tracks[edit]

  1. "Discipline of Love" (12" Mix) - 4:49 [this is not the Extended Mix - It's just another edit of LP Version - this is not the 7" version which runs 3:25, the actual 12" mix runs at 6:40, not much longer than the LP version]
  2. "Riptide/Get It Through Your Heart Medley" (Promo 7" Mix) - 4:33
  3. "Sweet Lies" (12" Version) - 5:36
  4. "Let's Fall In Love" (B-Side of "Addicted to Love" - mislabelled on sleeve as "Previously Unreleased") - 4:02
  5. "I Didn't Mean To Turn You On" (12" Mix) - 4:24 [mislabelled - this is the LP version slightly longer]
  6. "No Not Much" (Live on the Tube) (B-Side of "Riptide") - 2:33
  7. "Trick Bag" (Live on the Tube) (B-Side of "Riptide") - 3:12
  8. "Les Planches" (Previously Unreleased) - 4:08

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1985-86) Peak
position
Canadian Albums Chart[3] 2
New Zealand Albums Chart[4] 13
UK Albums Chart[5] 5
US Billboard 200[6] 8

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Riptide" on All Music Guide. Retrieved on August 13, 2009
  2. ^ Allmusic
  3. ^ "LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2011-08-11. 
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "New Zealand charts portal". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2011-08-11. 
  5. ^ "UK Singles & Albums Chart Archive". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2011-08-11. 
  6. ^ "Music News, Reviews, Articles, Information, News Online & Free Music". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2011-08-11.