Secrets (Robert Palmer album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 1979
RecordedCompass Point Studios, New Providence, Bahamas
GenreRock, pop rock
ProducerRobert Palmer
Robert Palmer chronology
Double Fun
Singles from Double Fun
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone(mixed)[2]

Secrets is the fifth solo album by Robert Palmer, released in 1979. It includes "Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)" which peaked at No. 14 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1979, and a remake of the Todd Rundgren song "Can We Still Be Friends", which peaked at No. 52 in 1980. The album peaked at No. 19 on the Billboard 200 and No. 54 in the UK Albums Chart in 1979. Palmer also scored a hit single with "Jealous" which rose to No. 31 in Canada.

The album peaked at No. 19 in the United States[3] and charted in the Top 50 in five other countries.

2012 reissue[edit]

Culture Factory USA reissued this album in a limited edition with a replica of the original vinyl packaging on 24 January 2012. The packaging uses thick cardboard stock and the inner sleeve is a replica of the original including lyrics and credits for the original album. The album was remastered from the original mastertapes at 24 bit and then dithered down to a 16 bit CD. The label of the CD is a replica of the period vinyl Island label and is jet black with "grooves" on the label side looking very much like an LP. The edition is limited to 3000 copies worldwide. The CD doesn't have any mastering credits.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Robert Palmer except where noted.

  1. "Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)" (Moon Martin) (Moon Martin cover) – 3:10
  2. "Too Good to Be True" – 2:54
  3. "Can We Still Be Friends" (Todd Rundgren) – 3:37
  4. "In Walks Love Again" – 2:45
  5. "Mean Ol' World" (Andy Fraser) – 3:33
  6. "Love Stop" (John David) – 2:57
  7. "Jealous" (Jo Allen) – 3:15
  8. "Under Suspicion" (Dennis Linde, Alan Rush) – 3:25
  9. "Woman You're Wonderful" (Jo Allen, Palmer) – 3:57
  10. "What's It Take?" – 3:26
  11. "Remember to Remember" – 3:30


  • Robert Palmer – vocals, production
  • Pierre Brock – bass guitar
  • Dony Wynn – drums
  • Kenny Mazur – guitar
  • Steve Robbins, Jack Waldman – keyboards
  • Karl Pitterson – engineer, mix
  • Benjamin Armbrister, Kendall Stubbs – assistant engineers
  • Greg Calbi – mastering at Sterling Sound (New York, NY).
  • Susan Palmer – cover concept, design
  • Graham Hughes - art direction, photography

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Secrets". AllMusic. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Robert Palmer: Secrets : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone. 1 October 2007. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Album artist 474 – Robert Palmer". 8 October 2007. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Culture Factory – Home of the Legends of Rock". Retrieved 17 July 2018.

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