After almost two decades with Island Records (as a member of both the Alan Bown Set and Vinegar Joe, and solo) and a series of hit albums and singles, Robert Palmer signed to EMI in 1988.
In June 88, hit single Simply Irresistible preceded the hit album Heavy Nova , and was followed by a Top Ten hit single, the classic She Makes My Day . Further hits followed in Change His Ways and It Could Happen To You . The bonus tracks on this expanded edition feature the two remixes of Simply Irresistible , a remix of Change His Ways , and the non-album song Nova .
Second (double) album Don t Explain followed in November 1990, preceded by the Top Ten collaboration with UB40, I ll Be Your Baby Tonight and followed by Palmer s hit homage to Marvin Gaye Mercy Mercy Me / I Want You , both also included in this release in their 12 versions. Also included are three non-album singles B-sides.
The booklet of this slip-cased 2 CD set features annotation by Alan Robinson along with the CD singles covers.
DELUXE EDITION : 2CD set. Collects his smash 1988 and 1990 albums together, with 10 rare BONUS tracks! Includes "Simply Irresistible" and "She Makes My Day", plus a cover of Bob Dylan's "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" with UB40.