Clues is the sixth solo album by Robert Palmer, released in 1980. It has a rockier, new wave edge compared to his previous releases. The album peaked at number 59 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart and No. 31 in the UK in 1980. The album also peaked at No. 1 in Sweden, No. 3 in France, No. 15 in the Netherlands and No. 42 in Italy.
After recording a series of albums that established him as a pop-minded interpreter of soul styles, Robert Palmer surprised fans in 1980 with the stylistic about-face of Clues. The end result became a big hit in the . and paved the way for later international successes like Riptide and Heavy Nova.
Nom du groupe Robert Palmer. Nom de l'album Clues. Date de parution 1980. Labels Universal Music Group Island Records Polygram. Style MusicalPop Rock. Membres possèdant cet album4. 1. Looking for Clues.
Written-By – Robert Palmer. B3. Not A Second Time. Bass – Andy FraserGuitar – Kenny Mazur Written-By – J. Lennon/P. Clues (LP, Album, RE). Island Records. Clues (8xFile, FLAC, Album, RE).
Robert Palmer entered the 80's decade on one of the creative highpoints of his career. It's a very short album-under 30 minutes in fact but so is Bob Dylan's simiarly underrated Nashville Skyline so time has nothing to do with it. Palmer really packed a punch on what time he did have on this album and had a lot of great musical ideas to put. In 1980 there were a whole lot of different genres colliding together during the music industry resession. Looking For Clues" is one of the most successful rhythmic inventions Palmer ever came up with. It's new wave,funk,ska and South African pop all rolled up into one and it was even a hit for him with the inclusion of a clever music video as well. There are some soul rockers here somewhat in the Rolling Stone's style such as "Sulky Girl","What Do You Care","Woke Up Laughing" and a cover of The Beatles "Not A Second Time".
Robert Palmer "Clues" (1980) album. Looking For Clues Lyrics. Robert Palmer albums.
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|A1||Looking For Clues
Bass Drum – Chris FrantzGuitar – Kenny Mazur*Written-By – Robert Palmer
Bass – Andy FraserGuitar – Kenny Mazur*Written-By – Robert Palmer
|A3||Johnny And Mary
Guitar – Alan MansfieldWritten-By – Robert Palmer
|A4||What Do You Care
Written-By – Robert Palmer
|B1||I Dream Of Wires
Bass – Paul GardinerKeyboards – Gary NumanWritten-By – G. Numan*
|B2||Woke Up Laughing
Written-By – Robert Palmer
|B3||Not A Second Time
Bass – Andy FraserGuitar – Kenny Mazur*Written-By – J. Lennon/P. McCartney*
|B4||Found You Now
Written-By – G. Numan*, R. Palmer*
- Distributed By – Dischi Ricordi S.p.A.
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Island Records Inc.
- Cover – Graham Hughes
- Drums – Dony Wynn
- Engineer, Mixed By – Alex Sadkin
- Executive-Producer – David Harper
- Keyboards – Jack Waldman
- Mastered By – Ted Jensen
- Other [Refreshments] – Josephine Florent, Sue Palmer
- Producer – Robert Palmer
- Technician [Tape Operator] – Cass Rigby, Sly Roker
- Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Percussion – Robert Palmer
Notes℗ 1980 Island Records Inc.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Rights Society: SIAE
|ILPS 9595||Robert Palmer||Clues (LP, Album, Jac)||Island Records||ILPS 9595||US||1980|
|202 592, 202 592-320||Robert Palmer||Clues (LP, Album, Mis)||Island Records, Island Records||202 592, 202 592-320||Germany||1980|
|R20D-2089||Robert Palmer||Clues (LP, Album, RE)||Island Records||R20D-2089||Japan||1988|
|none||Robert Palmer||Clues (8xFile, FLAC, Album, RE)||Island Records||none||Europe||Unknown|
|6313 083||Robert Palmer||Clues (LP, Album)||Island Records||6313 083||France||1980|