Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Robert Palmer: Pride, with Rupert Hine

On the tasty Island label - Here is Robert Palmer's Pride.  His seventh solo studio record, released in 1983.  The album peaked at #37 in the UK Albums Chart.  The album also peaked at #12 in France, #15 in Netherland and #36 in Sweden.  This is pretty nondescript.  It in no way foretold of the monster follow-up LP he would do next: Riptide.  We see that Rupert Hine is listed on keyboards.   I looked him up.  Rupert Neville Hine "is an English musician, songwriter and record producer, having produced albums for artists including Kevin AyersTina TurnerHoward JonesSagaThe FixxBob GeldofThompson TwinsStevie NicksChris de Burgh, Suzanne VegaRushUnderworldDuncan Sheik, and Eleanor McEvoy."  He made eleven albums, including ones billed under his own name, the pseudo-band name Thinkman, and with the group Quantum Jump.  In 1995 he joined with guitarist Phil PalmerPaul CarrackSteve Ferrone and the great Tony Levin to form the band Spin 1ne 2wo. That group released a self-titled project, made up rock covers of songs by artists including Jimi HendrixThe WhoLed ZeppelinBlind FaithSteely Dan and Bob Dylan.

1 comment:

  1. The 2 albums Hine produced with Rush, I believe, are Presto and Roll the Bones. Both feature a crystal clear sound, which may have turned off some hardcore Rush fans. I had no problem with those songs and the "clear" sound approach. In the long history of the band, such roadtrips are essential to vigorous longevity!


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