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Robert Palmer - Riptide

Robert Palmer - Riptide

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    Riptide is the eighth studio album by English singer Robert Palmer, released in November 1985 by Island Records. The album was recorded over a period of three months in 1985 at Compass Point Studios in Nassau, Bahamas. The album peaked at No. 5 on the UK Albums Chart and at No. 8 on the US Billboard 200. It was certified double Platinum in the US by the RIAA in March 1996 and certified Gold in the UK by BPI in August 1986. It features the songs "Addicted to Love", "I Didn't Mean to Turn You On", "Hyperactive", "Discipline of Love", and "Riptide" which were all released as singles. The single "Addicted to Love" was accompanied by an iconic and much-imitated music video, directed by Terence Donovan, in which Palmer is surrounded by a bevy of near-identically clad, heavily made-up (and appropriately pouty) female "musicians," either mimicking or mocking the painting style of Patrick Nagel. In September 1986, Palmer performed "Addicted to Love" at the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, California. In 1987, he won the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance for "Addicted to Love". At the 1987 Brit Awards, Palmer received his first nomination for Best British Male. 

    Tracklist

    A1 Riptide 2:24
    A2 Hyperactive 5:08
    A3 Addicted To Love 6:01
    A4 Trick Bag 3:01
    B1 Get It Through Your Heart 2:49
    B2 I Didn't Mean To Turn You On 3:43
    B3 Flesh Wound 3:43
    B4 Discipline Of Love 6:06
    B5 Riptide (Reprise) 2:00