Robert Palmer ‎– Tell Me I’m Not Dreaming (1989)

Robert Allen Palmer (19 January 1949 – 26 September 2003) was an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was known for his soulful distinctive voice, eclectic mix of musical styles on his albums, combining soul, jazz, rock, pop, reggae and blues and sartorial acumen. He found success both in his solo career and with Power Station, and had Top 10 songs in both the UK and the US.

“Tell Me I’m Not Dreamin'” is a song by Jermaine Jackson featuring his younger brother Michael Jackson, taken from Jermaine Jackson’s self-titled album. The song was nominated at the 1985 Grammy Awards for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. The vocal version of “Tell Me I’m Not Dreamin'” was on the B-side to both the 7″ and 12″ versions of Jermaine Jackson’s single, “Do What You Do”, while an instrumental version of the song was on the B-side to another Jermaine Jackson song, “Dynamite”.

In 1988, Robert Palmer covered the song on his album, Heavy Nova. It was released as a single in June 1989 and reached #60 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The US 12″ single was mixed by Eric “ET” Thorngren and remixed by Al B. Sure!

Tell Me I’m Not Dreaming (Westerville Mix)                    6:42

Tell Me I’m Not Dreaming (12″ Edit)                              4:13

Tell Me I’m Not Dreaming (Dub 1 – Wild Thang)             6:20

Tell Me I’m Not Dreaming (Dub 2 – Acca Dub)               4:13

Tell Me I’m Not Dreaming (Dub 3 – Roey-Age)               3:54

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Robert Palmer ‎– I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On (1986)

“I Didn’t Mean to Turn You On” is a song written by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and originally performed by Cherrelle in 1984. The single was Cherrelle’s first hit peaked at number eight on the soul chart and number seventy-nine on the Hot 100.On the US dance chart, “I Didn’t Mean to Turn You On” went to number six.

Robert Palmer recorded a cover one year later, and it was released as the fifth single from his 1985 album Riptide. The single hit No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1986, only behind “Amanda” by Boston, and the music video, which featured women much like the ones from “Addicted to Love”, hit No. 1 on MTV on October 17, 1986.

Bruce Forest provided the remixes for the 12″ single.

I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On (Extended Dance Mix)                                   6:37

I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On (Instrumental / A Cappella Beats)                   2:04

I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On (Instrumental / Remix / Dub)                          4:28

Addicted To Love (LP Version)                                                                   6:01

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Robert Palmer – Pride (1983)

Robert Palmer was a very successful British artist who had a long and diverse career from 1974 to his death in 1993. Two years before his career went global with “Addicted To Love”, he released his eighth solo album “Pride”

The album peaked at #37 in the UK chart.The album also peaked at #12 in France, #15 in Netherland and #36 in Sweden and included covers of tracks by The System and Kool and The Gang and  8 original Robert Palmer compositions.

The title track was released as 12″ Promo by Island Records in the US only with remixes by Francois Kevorkian.

A    Pride (Remix)         5:20

B    Pride (Dub)            4:22

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