Rhythm & Blues (Robert Palmer album)

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Rhythm & Blues
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Studio album by Robert Palmer
Released 1999
Genre Rock
Label Eagle Records
Producer Robert Palmer, Pino Pischetola
Robert Palmer chronology
Honey
(1994)Honey1994
Rhythm & Blues
(1999)
Live at the Apollo
(2001)Live at the Apollo2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Rhythm & Blues is an album by the British musician Robert Palmer. His thirteenth solo studio album, it was released in 1999 and was his first new release in 5 years.[2] The album reached No. 118 in the UK[3] but did not chart in the US. Palmer's long-term girlfriend Mary Ambrose sang background vocals on some tracks, as did Sharon O'Neill who co-wrote "True Love".[4]

The album's only single "True Love" peaked at #94 in the UK.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Robert Palmer except where noted.

US track listing

  1. "True Love" (Robert Palmer, Sharon O'Neill, Alan Mansfield) – 4:19
  2. "No Problem" – 3:35
  3. "Let's Get It On" [99] (Marvin Gaye, Ed Townsend) – 4:09
  4. "Stone Cold" – 4:28
  5. "Sex Appeal" – 4:34
  6. "Work to Make It Work" [99] – 3:34
  7. "All the Will in the World" – 4:57
  8. "You're Not the Only One" – 3:39
  9. "Mr. Wise Guy" – 3:32
  10. "I Choose You" (Robert Palmer, Willie Hutch) – 4:18
  11. "Dance for Me" – 3:53
  12. "Twenty Million Things" (Jed Levy, Lowell George) – 3:09

The UK & Canadian track listing features all the same songs with the exception that the track "Dance for Me" is replaced by the track "Tennis", written by Palmer. The tracks also appear in different order.

Personnel[edit]

  • Producers – Pino Pischetola and Robert Palmer
  • Production Assistant – Paul Cavanaugh
  • Production Coordinator – Richard Coble
  • Engineered and Mixed by Pino Pischetola (tracks 1-10 & 12) and Alessandro Benedetto (track 11).
  • Assistant Engineer – Nick Friend
  • Recorded at Compass Point Studios
  • Editing – Kurt Wipfli
  • Mastered by Antonio Baglio
Musicians
  • Vocals, arrangements – Robert Palmer
  • Featuring – Alan Mansfield (track 1), Bertram Engel (tracks 3, 7, 8), Bill Payne (track 12), Carl Carlton (2) (tracks 3, 7, 8, 11), Ken Taylor (tracks 3, 7, 8), Pascal Kravetz (tracks 3, 7, 8).
  • Percussion – James Palmer (track 12) and Mauro Spino (track 12).
  • Strings (track 12) – Mary Ambrose
  • Backing vocals – Mary Ambrose (track 12) and Sharon O'Neill (track 12).
Other Credits
  • Design Concept and Logo – Robert Palmer
  • Art Direction – Ian Ross
  • Photography – Fabio Nosotti (cover) and Mark Allan (inner).

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