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The Power Station – Murderess (US 12″ Promo Ltd. Edition)

Posted by DjPaulT on November 26th, 2013


A. Front

Side 1

“Murderess” is a promotional-only 12″ vinyl single by The Power Station, released in the USA by Capitol Records during 1985. The song was slated to be released as the fourth single from The Power Stations debut album but instead only made it to the promotional stage. The 12″ includes the rare “Edit” and is housed in a custom picture sleeve.

The Power Station was made up of singer Robert Palmer, former Chic drummer Tony Thompson, and Duran Duran members John Taylor (bass) and Andy Taylor (guitar).

Murderess 4:20

Murderess (Edit Version) 3:41

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

Label: Capitol Records ‎– SPRO-9408/9409
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 ⅓ RPM, Limited Edition
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Rock, Pop
Style: Pop Rock
Credits: Engineer – Jason Corsaro
Mixed By – Jason Corsaro
Producer – Bernard Edwards
Written-By – A. Taylor*, J. Taylor*, R. Palmer*

Special Limited Edition 12″ Single
Not For Sale

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Side 2

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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16 Responses to “The Power Station – Murderess (US 12″ Promo Ltd. Edition)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Power Station always impressed me because of their heavy drum production. I think Jimmy Bralower (forgive the mispelling) always was a fantastic percussionist. I believe he did those great drums on “Eight Arms To Hold You” by Goon Squad. Thanks for this rare edit Paul. I love their music and this is great for us completests.

    Hey, I want to wish you the very best Thanksgiving Paul. I’ll be out of town for the holiday, so I wanted to say it as I might not get a chance to when the time comes. Thank you for making this a very special year for me with all of this great music. But, mostly thank you for you. You are marvelous and I think the world is much better because you are in it.



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff I appreciate all of your comments. I hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving too 🙂


  2. Guss Says:

    Thank you Paul!!! I like The Power Station, this promo is a very rare and hard to find or very expensive.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Guss 🙂


  3. ex15 Says:

    Classic Robert Palmer (If not a little “Addicted To Love”), Power Station were a fun setup!

    Happy as Larry…

    Thanks Paul.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ex15 🙂


  4. ric Says:

    Thanks Paul for another rarity!
    I wonder if this was around the time Robert Palmer refused to go on tour with the group, and hence the single not released commercially.
    Also, I know this may put you on the spot, but do you prefer Power Station or Arcadia? LOL!
    Seems like the former is more successful in the US while the latter did better in the UK and Europe.
    I prefer Arcadia as I’m more a New Wave Electronic fan than a Rock one.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Ric I prefer Arcadia. Because likh you I am more into electronic music. Oh and Simon and Roger he he 🙂


    ric Reply:

    Roger!!! Cutest drummer ever!!! droooooool……


    DjPaulT Reply:



  5. ozboyfromphx Says:

    i love this, thanks.. enjoy your holiday.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Ozboyfromphx. Have a great holiday as well 🙂


  6. JamieH Says:

    Ha, I KNEW I didn’t imagine hearing this on the radio once or twice! Happy Thanksgiving, Paul!


  7. Jennifer Says:

    Many thanks for the Power Station, DJPaul! I’ve been a massive fan of Robert Palmer for as long as I can remember and it’s always a great pleasure to find gems such as this being preserved and shared.

    Happy Thanksgiving to not only Paul, but to everyone who visits this awesome blog that will be celebrating the holiday tomorrow. I wish all of you a safe, happy and fun holiday!

    Take care and thanks again, Paul!


  8. djoseph56 Says:

    Great post. I always loved The Power Station. I wish their complete performance on SNL with Robert Palmer was available.


  9. MykeC Says:

    Wow! I never knew a single of this existed! I always thought this should have been the 3rd single. I believe it would have rivaled “Some Like It Hot” and “Bang A Gong” in the Top 40… but instead someone clueless chose “Communication” which peaked at only #34 and never stood a chance on the radio. I was a radio junkie in those days and yet I have no memory of “Communication” ever being played. This one, however…


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