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The Very Best of the Island Years


Download links and information about The Very Best of the Island Years by Robert Palmer. This album was released in 2005 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, New Wave, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 23 tracks with total duration of 01:19:07 minutes.

Artist: Robert Palmer
Release date: 2005
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock, New Wave, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 23
Duration: 01:19:07
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No. Title Length
1. Sailing Shoes 2:42
2. Hey Julia 2:24
3. Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley 4:22
4. Give Me an Inch 3:16
5. Which of Us Is the Fool 3:19
6. Man Smart, Woman Smarter 2:32
7. Every Kinda People 3:14
8. You're Gonna Get What's Coming 3:16
9. Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor) 3:11
10. Can We Still Be Friends? 3:37
11. Jealous 3:13
12. Not a Second Time 2:48
13. Looking for Clues 4:07
14. Johnny and Mary 3:55
15. Some Guys Have All the Luck 3:06
16. Pride 3:26
17. You Are In My System 4:24
18. Hyperactive 3:55
19. Addicted to Love 3:55
20. Discipline of Love 3:23
21. I Didn't Mean to Turn You On 3:44
22. Sweet Lies 3:07
23. Simply Irresistible (Live At the Apollo) 4:11



Island's 2005 compilation The Very Best of the Island Years is a near-perfect single-disc overview of Robert Palmer's stint at Island Records, which ran from 1974's Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley to 1985's Riptide. This is regarded by fans and critics alike as his peak creative period, and it also contained his best-known hits, including 1978's "Every Kinda People," 1979's "Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)," 1980's "Can We Still Be Friends," 1981's "Johnny and Mary" and "Looking for Clues," and, of course, 1986's "Addicted to Love" and 1987's "I Didn't Mean to Turn You On." While he continued to chart into the early '90s, only one song — 1988's "Addicted to Love" rewrite "Simply Irresistible" — could hold a candle to those hits, and it's here in a live version that concludes the album. While it would have been nice if the original studio version had somehow made the cut, the rest of this is such a terrific listen, charting Palmer's progression from laid-back New Orleans-styled blue-eyed soul crooner through new wave pop guy through his sleek rock makeover with Riptide, that most listeners won't mind that it's a live version, and choose to simply enjoy the best single-disc Palmer compilation yet assembled (and anybody wanting to dig deeper should turn to 2002's similarly excellent double-disc set Best of Both Worlds).