Robert Allen Palmer (19 January 1949 – 26 September 2003), born
in Batley, Yorkshire, was a Grammy Award-winning English
singer-songwriter. He was known for his distinctive voice and the
eclectic mix of musical styles on his albums, combining soul, jazz,
rock, pop, reggae and blues. He found success both in his solo career
and in the musical act Power Station, and had Top 10 songs in both the
US and the UK.
Riptide is the eighth solo studio album by the British singer Robert Palmer, released in November 1985.