Robert Palmer At The BBC is a recording of the singer and his band performing live in concert at the Hammersmith Palais in London on 31 May 1983.
I remember Frankie Miller, Jess Roden and Robert Palmer being grouped together in the mid 1970s as British soul/blues/rock singers who deserved more success. Palmer is the one who managed to get most attention but even he didn’t get the rewards he deserved.
Songs On Robert Palmer At The BBC
Every Kinda People – 3:47
What Can You Bring? – 5:40
Dance For Me – 3:46
Want You More – 3:31
You Can Have It (Take My Heart) – 3:09
Woke Up Laughing – 6:05
Say You Will – 4:11
Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley – 4:32
Pride – 3:39
It’s Not Difficult – 4:01
Some Guys Have All The Luck – 3:04
Best Of Both Worlds – 3:05
Sulky Girl – 4:00
Looking For Clues – 7:40
Johnny And Mary – 3:25
Johnny And Mary has been added to the album as a bonus but wasn’t played at the Hammersmith Palais concert.
Since this album was recorded before most popular period and doesn’t include big hits like Addicted To Love, it may be tempting to over look it. That would be a mistake in my opinion. If you like the rock & soul approach, I recommend you give the mp3 samples at Amazon.co.uk a listen.
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