Robert Palmer (Heavy Nova)

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The Album

Robert Palmer, the suave and sophisticated British singer-songwriter, left an indelible mark on the music world with his distinctive blend of rock, pop, and soul. One of his most iconic albums, “Robert Palmer (Heavy Nova),” released in 1988, showcased Palmer at the height of his creative powers, delivering a collection of sleek and seductive tracks that captivated audiences around the globe.

Heavy Nova” marked a departure from Palmer’s earlier work, embracing a more polished and commercial sound that perfectly complemented his smooth vocals and charismatic stage presence. The album’s lead single, “Simply Irresistible,” became an instant classic, with its infectious groove, catchy hook, and stylish music video propelling it to the top of the charts.

Palmer’s knack for blending genres and incorporating diverse musical influences is evident throughout “Heavy Nova.” Tracks like “She Makes My Day” and “Early in the Morning” showcase his mastery of soulful balladry, while “Tell Me I’m Not Dreaming” and “Change His Ways” inject a dose of funk and rhythm into the mix.

Yet, it’s Palmer’s ability to infuse every track with an irresistible sense of cool and sophistication that truly sets “Heavy Nova” apart. Whether he’s crooning seductively on the sultry “Between Us” or unleashing his signature gravelly growl on the driving rocker “It Could Happen to You,” Palmer exudes an effortless charm and charisma that is impossible to resist.

In addition to its infectious grooves and undeniable hooks, “Heavy Nova” also showcased Palmer’s talent as a songwriter and collaborator. The album features contributions from acclaimed musicians such as Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor and Chic co-founder Nile Rodgers, whose slick production and funky guitar licks helped elevate the album to new heights of musical excellence.

Conclusion

Despite its commercial success and critical acclaim, “Heavy Nova” remains a somewhat underrated gem in Palmer’s discography. While it may not have garnered the same level of attention as some of his other albums, its enduring appeal and timeless quality ensure that it continues to be celebrated by fans old and new alike.

In an era defined by excess and extravagance, Robert Palmer’s “Heavy Nova” stands as a testament to the enduring power of sleek, sophisticated pop music. With its irresistible hooks, stylish production, and effortless cool, the album remains a timeless classic that continues to delight and inspire listeners to this day.

Track Listing

  1. Simply Irresistable
  2. More Than Ever
  3. Change His Ways
  4. Disturbing Behaviour
  5. Early In The Morning
  6. It Could Happen To you
  7. She makes My Day
  8. Between us
  9. Casting A Spell
  10. Tell Me I’m Not Dreaming

Simply Irresistible

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Lyrics

How can it be permissible?
She compromise my principle, yeah, yeah
That kind of love is mythical
She’s anything but typical

She’s a craze you’d endorse
She’s a powerful force
You’re obliged to conform
When there’s no other course
She used to look good to me
But now I find her

Simply irresistible
Simply irresistible

Her loving is so powerful, huh!
It’s simply unavoidable
The trend is irreversible
The woman is invincible

She’s a natural law
And she leaves me in awe
She deserves the applause
I surrender because
She used to look good to me
But now I find her

Simply irresistible
Simply irresistible
Simply irresistible
(She’s so fine
There’s no tellin’ where the money went)
Simply irresistible
(She’s all mine, there’s no other way to go)

She’s unavoidable
I’m backed against the wall
She gives me feelings like I never felt before
I’m breaking promises
She’s breaking every law
She used to look good to me
Now I find her

Simply irresistible
(She’s so fine
There’s no tellin’ where the money went)
Simply irresistible
(She’s all mine, there’s no other way to go)

Her methods are inscrutable
The proof is irrefutable, ooh
She’s so completely kissable, huh
Our lives are indivisible, yeah yeah

She’s a craze you’d endorse
She’s a powerful force
You’re obliged to conform
When there’s no other course
She used to look good to me
But now I find her

Simply irresistible
(She’s so fine
There’s no tellin’ where the money went)
Simply irresistible
(She’s all mine, there’s no other way to go)
Simply irresistible
(She’s so fine
There’s no tellin’ where the money went)
Simply irresistible
(She’s all mine, there’s no other way to go)

Simply irresistible!

Changed His Ways

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Lyrics

Deep in the jungle, he lost her favour
Another gambit-he would have made her
He gave her perfume-she used his razor
And decided to change his ways
She was a gambler-he didn’t blame her;
She had a dimple in her favour
At the last minute, he always chased her
And decided to change his ways
Life would be so much more exciting
If we could live it day to day
We could at least adjust the lighting
To illuminate the way
He took the loving that she’d been craving
She took advantage of the saving;
It almost ruin her reputation
And decided to change his ways
She wasn’t crazy ’bout his behaviour;
She read it somewhere in the paper;
He was seducing a ballerina
And decided to change his ways

Reference

Heavy Nova (album) – Wikipedia