Double Fun

Double Fun

by Robert PalmerRobert Palmer

CD(Remastered / Special Edition)

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Robert Palmer's grin on the cover of Double Fun is reflected throughout this light, feel-good, and funky album, recorded while he was living the life of an Island-loving expatriate with style and money to burn. With its laid-back sway, slap-and-pop bassline, steel drum melody, and lyrics that are really saying something, the big hit "Every Kinda People" is quintessential pre-Power Station Palmer, even if -- and considering his success with covers, maybe especially because -- he didn't write it. The easy and uplifting "Best of Both Worlds" is a great example of how slick can be an entirely positive thing and the closing rocker, "You're Gonna Get What's Coming," predicts his breakthrough American hit, "Bad Case of Loving You," with same combination of lust and guitar grit, just at a slower tempo. "Love Can Run Faster" -- which is "The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game" for the sandals set -- and "Come Over" ("You tease my monkey/You make my knees feel funky") also deserve special mention. If it wasn't for "Where Can It Go?" (pure, unashamed syrup) and the slinky cover "You Really Got Me" (clever for the first minute, trying afterward), this would rank among the singer's best. Even with its faults, fans of Palmer's more Caribbean-flavored work will find plenty to love here.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/24/2012
Label: Culture Factory
UPC: 0850703003262
catalogNumber: 326
Rank: 15406

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Robert Palmer   Primary Artist,Percussion,Background Vocals
Brenda Russell   Background Vocals
Michael Brecker   Horn
Brian Russell   Background Vocals
Bob Babbitt   Bass
Harry Bluestone   Concert Master
Randy Brecker   Horn
Pierre Brock   Bass
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Louis John Davis   Keyboards
Don Renaldo   Concert Master
Richie Hayward   Drums
Chris Parker   Drums
Bill Payne   Keyboards
Edward Putmon   Keyboards
Steve Robbins   Keyboards
Allan Schwartzberg   Percussion,Drums
Keith Benson   Drums
Jimmy Williams   Bass
James Allen Smith   Keyboards
Ron "Have Mercy" Kersey   Keyboards
Robert Greenridge   Steel Pan

Technical Credits

Robert Palmer   Composer,Producer,Art Direction
Andy Fraser   Composer
Gene Page   String Arrangements
Ray Davies   Composer
Chris Blackwell   Executive Producer
Tom Moulton   Producer
Arthur Stoppe   Engineer
Allen Toussaint   Composer
John Davis   String Arrangements
Phill Brown   Engineer
Tina Bossidy   Art Direction
Dave Harper   Executive Producer

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