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The Power Station
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album by The Power Station
Released 25 March 1985
21 February 2005
(Anniversary Edition)
Recorded 1984
Studio Power Station Studios, New York City, NY, USA
Genre Rock
Length 34:21 minutes
Label Capitol, EMI, Parlophone
Producer Bernard Edwards
The Power Station

The Power Station is the debut studio album by The Power Station, released by Capitol-EMI-Parlophone on 25 March 1985.

An anniversary edition was released on 21 February 2005, featuring 7 bonus tracks and a 35 minute DVD.

About the album Edit

The album was performed by The Power Station, a supergroup formed by Robert Palmer, Tony Thompson (of Chic) and Andy and John Taylor from Duran Duran. They came together in 1985 to record a one-off album, as a respite from the relentless global touring and promotion of Duran Duran.

The original plan for this one-album project was for the three musicians (Taylor, Taylor and Thompson) to provide musical continuity to an album full of material, with a different singer performing on each track.

The group then invited eclectic soul singer Robert Palmer to record vocals for the track "Communication". When he heard that they had recorded demos for "Get It On (Bang a Gong)", he asked to try out vocals on that one as well, and by the end of the day, the group knew that they had found that elusive chemistry which distinguishes successful bands. Before long, they had decided to record the entire album with Palmer.

However, the union was not to hold. By the time the band decided to take the set on the road, Palmer had left to record his solo album Riptide (which, likely due to the involvement of The Power Station participants Edwards, Thompson, and Andy Taylor, is very similar in sound to the Power Station album). He was replaced by Michael Des Barres (famed for co-writing Animotion's "Obsession").

While the actual name of the album is The Power Station, the specific formats were adopted as part of the name, The Power Station 33 1/3 was listed on the vinyl album, and The Power Station CD on the CD release.

Track listingEdit

1985 release:

  1. "Some Like It Hot" - 5:05
  2. "Murderess" - 4:17
  3. "Lonely Tonight" - 3:58
  4. "Communication" - 3:37
  5. "Get It On (Bang a Gong)" - 5:29
  6. "Go To Zero" - 4:58
  7. "Harvest For The World" - 3:37
  8. "Still In Your Heart" - 3:20

2005 release:

  1. "Some Like It Hot" - 5:05
  2. "Murderess" - 4:17
  3. "Lonely Tonight" - 3:58
  4. "Communication" - 3:37
  5. "Get It On (Bang a Gong)" - 5:29
  6. "Go To Zero" - 4:58
  7. "Harvest For The World" - 3:37
  8. "Still In Your Heart" - 3:20
  9. "Someday, Somehow, Someone's Gotta Pay" - 4:32
  10. "The Heat Is On" - 3:18
  11. "Communication" (Long Remix) - 4:39
  12. "Get It On (Bang a Gong)" (7") - 3:45
  13. "Some Like It Hot And The Heat Is On" - 6:36
  14. "Communication" (Remix) - 3:51
  15. "Some Like It Hot" (7") - 3:44

All tracks by Taylor, Taylor, Palmer except:

Singles Edit

  1. "Get It On (Bang a Gong)"
  2. "Some Like It Hot"
  3. "Communication"

Personnel Edit

The Power Station are:

Additional musicians:

Production credits:

See alsoEdit

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