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6 Degrees Entertainment

Title - 'Live At The Apollo'
Artist - Robert Palmer
Released for the first time in the States, this now classic, recording is finally available to U.S. fans! This is the final date from the 1988 Heavy Nova tour, hence the dated synth sounds. Robert Palmer didn't have an interpretive band that would change arrangements from night to night. The majority of people coming to see Robert Palmer in 1998 wanted to hear the songs they are familiar with as they were recorded - which is just what they got! So, some of the note by note renditions of Palmer's best work are impressive, but ultimately you might as well have the original studio versions. If this was a recent concert then it would be especially disappointing because all of the 80's synth sounds are reproduced on these versions and they sound horribly dated in todays musical scene. Some reinterpretations of Palmer's back catalog would have been welcome. It's not a bad album ... just an unncessary one!