1975 Robert Palmer – Pressure Drop

Pressure Drop is the second solo album by Robert Palmer, released in 1975. Palmer is backed by Little Feat and other musicians. The title track is a cover version of the reggae hit by Toots & the Maytals. However, many other songs on the album use “New Orleans funk … along with smooth, dated disco ballads smothered in strings”. Continuing his association with Little Feat started by his cover of “Sailing Shoes” on his 1974 debut album Sneaking Sally Through the Alley, Feat was used as backing band on several cuts, most notably Lowell George’s slide guitar on “Here With You Tonight”. George also contributed the tune “Trouble” on which Feat pianist Bill Payne plays the intro.


1  Give Me An Inch (Robert Palmer) 3:16
2  Work To Make It Work (Robert Palmer) 4:03
3  Back In My Arms (Robert Palmer) 3:31
4  River Boat (Allen Toussaint) 3:44
5  Pressure Drop (Toots Hibbert) 5:26
6  Here With You Tonight (Pete Gage, Robert Palmer) 4:53
7  Trouble (Lowell George) 3:00
8  Fine Time (Robert Palmer) 5:49
9  Which Of Us Is The Fool (Robert Palmer) 3:25



BassJames Jamerson
BassKenny Gradney
DrumsEd Greene
DrumsRichie Hayward
GuitarLowell George
GuitarPaul Barrere
BanjoJoe Brown
ClavinetGordon De Witty
ClavinetJean Rousseau
KeyboardsBill Payne
HarmonicaSteve York
HarpDavid Snell
StringsGene Page
HornsRay Allen
HornsMel Collins
HornsMuscle Shoals Horn
HornsMongezi Feza
TubaMartin Frye
PercussionEd Greene
PercussionRichie Hayward
PercussionSam Clayton
PercussionRobert Palmer
Background VocalsRichie Hayward
Background VocalsFran Tate
Background VocalsVicky Brown
Background VocalsSam Clayton
Background VocalsPaul Barrere
VocalsRobert Palmer

Liner Notes

Producer – Steve Smith
Engineer – Phill Brown
Mixed By – Phill Brown

Artwork (Dye Transfer) – Langen And Wind
Artwork (Retouching At Mike Mann Studio) – Mike Mann Studio
Photography By, Design, Design Concept (Cover Concept) – Graham Hughes

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Island Records Ltd.
Mastered At – Sterling Sound