Robert Palmer / “Sneakin’ Sally” bonus cuts emerge on new reissue

Robert Palmer / Sneaking Sally Through The Alley reissue
1974’s “Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley” saw Palmer backed by The Meters and Lowell George of Little Feat

Robert Palmer‘s classic debut, 1974’s Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley is the lastest in a line of Palmer reissues from the Culture Factory record label.

The same company have already tackled albums such as Secrets (1979), Clues (1980) and Double Fun (1978) in the last few years, but apart from rather nice mini-LP CD vinyl replica sleeves, none of those releases have come with any bonus material.

The eight-track Sneakin’ Sally will buck this trend, and comes with four additional bonus tracks: a single mix of Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley, Epidemic (Sneakin’ Sally B-side) and alternate takes of album tracks Blackmail and Get Outside.

Fans have long been frustrated by how Palmer’s eight studio albums for Island Records have been neglected, in terms of expanded deluxe reissues, and it is not particularly clear why or how Culture Factory have managed to negotiate access to this bonus material when none of the other albums have got the same treatment. The hit-laden Riptide from 1985 is also being reissued at the same time as Sneakin’ Sally, but features nothing extra.

Both Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley and Riptide will be issued on 21 May in the US but Sneakin’ Sally is available next week in France.

Robert Palmer / Sneaking Sally Through The Alley reissue
OBI-style strip confirms the track listing for the Sneakin’ Sally reissue from Culture Factory (France)


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