Pressure Drop (album)

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Pressure Drop
Robert Palmer Pressure Drop.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 1975[1]
ProducerSteve Smith
Robert Palmer chronology
Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley
Pressure Drop
Some People Can Do What They Like
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone(favorable)[3]

Pressure Drop is the second solo album by Robert Palmer, 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] Continuing his association with Little Feat started by his cover of "Sailing Shoes" on his 1974 debut album Sneaking Sally Through the Alley, Feat was used as backing band on several cuts, most notably Lowell George's slide guitar on "Here With You Tonight". George also contributed the tune "Trouble" on which Feat pianist Bill Payne plays the intro. 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".[2]

The album peaked at No. 136 in the US.[4]

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


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. Recorded at Blue Seas Studio in Hunt Valley, Maryland

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Pressure Drop". Rate Your Music. Archived from the original on 1 February 2013. Retrieved 19 April 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Pressure Drop - Robert Palmer - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Robert Palmer". AllMusic. Retrieved 5 March 2012.

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