The Power Station [CD + DVD] Limited Edition
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Under the direction of guitarist Andy Taylor, the Power Station is an attempt to break free from the constraints of Duran Duran's polished synth-pop, adding elements of funk, courtesy of Chic drummer Tony Thompson, as well as straightahead hard rock, courtesy of vocalist Robert Palmer. Everything is polished with a glossy sheen, which makes the record sound similar to Duran Duran. The cover of T. Rex's "Bang a Gong (Get It On)" and the single "Some Like It Hot" work up enough energy to make this a memorable album. The DVD contains promo videos, behind-the-scenes camera work and contemporaneous appearances. --All Music Guide
Top Customer Reviews
This album is really alive starting with the blistering "Some Like it Hot" - You have never heard a drum sound like it! Other quality tracks include T-Rex cover "Get it on", the heavy rocker "Murderess", the fantastic drum, synth led "Lonely tonight" and the monster rock/pop of "Communication" - infact there are no dud tracks and its a must for any serious 80's rock/pop collector - I LOVE THIS LP!!!
the trendy and (well Andy Taylor atleast) talented Duranies, the classic and classy R&B voice of Robert Palmer, the thumping back beat from the excellent Tony Thompson from 'Chic' brilliantly orchestrated by the Brilliant Bernard Edwards.
This album and the DVD (I already have the original vhs version from the time) are must haves for any music collection and still dont sound dated.
The only disapointment would be if a whole new genertion missed out on this one off musical collaboration.
The real tragety comes knowing that only the Durranies (Andy and John) are the only members of this project to survive.
Buy it !
Whilst in all honestly this record is a rather motley collection of songs - they work surprisingly well together; there are no real duffers. This is entirely down to the assembled cast (including production crew) and their sterling musicianship throughout - a very well put together record indeed. Dare I suggest the best supergroup record ever - well maybe.
If you're a forty something curmudgeon who enjoys the occasional trip to the 80s then this makes a mighty fine travelling companion. Recommended
The music is a bit dated, yes, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Tracks such as 'Bang A Gong' and 'Some Like It Hot' still rock, and remind us that not only was Robert Palmer (RIP) a fantastic singer, but that John and Andy Taylor weren't just New Romantic puppets but actually darn good musicians. Tony Thompson (again, RIP) is an excellent, funky drummer. Put them all together and you have an album that was well worth amking - I'd certainly recommend you give it a whirl!
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This remastered CD is fantastic as you get the first album plus some great tracks that pull up this CD to a fantastic CD , so all I can say is get this CD and you will not out of... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Mr. Robert Lismore