Simply Red

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The band was formed in 1984 by singer Mick "Red" Hucknall with three former members of the band Durutti Column - bassist Tony Bowers, drummer Chris Joyce, and keyboardist/brass player Tim Kellett - plus guitarist Sylvan Richardson and keyboardist Fritz McIntyre. The band signed to Elektra Records and released their debut album "Picture Book" in October 1985.

The band line up changed over the years. By 1996, after their fifth album "Life", Mick Hucknall was the only remaining original member, and the name Simply Red had become a trademark for him. After being dropped by their label EastWest in 2000, they established a website simplyred.com which also became their own label and released the album "Home" in 2003 and all subsequent releases under it.

Hucknall retired the name Simply Red after a farewell tour in 2010, but reunited in 2015 for a tour that marked the 30th anniversary of the band, and released the album "Big Love".

Their biggest hits are "Money's Too Tight (To Mention)", "Holding Back The Years" (1985), "The Right Thing" (1987), "It's Only Love", "If You Don't Know Me By Now" (1989), "Something Got Me Started", "Stars" (1991), "Fairground" (1995) and "Sunrise" (2003).
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Simply Red Discography Tracks

Albums

Simply Red - Picture Book album art Simply Red Picture Book (Album) Elektra, Elektra UK & Europe 1985 Sell This Version
Simply Red - Men And Women album art Simply Red Men And Women (Album) Elektra, WEA, Elektra, WEA South Africa 1987 Sell This Version
Simply Red - A New Flame album art Simply Red A New Flame (Album) WEA, Elektra Greece 1989 Sell This Version
Simply Red - Stars album art Simply Red Stars (Album, Comp) EastWest, EastWest Indonesia 1991 Sell This Version
M548 Simply Red - Well Red (Simply Some Of The Best From Simply Red) album art Simply Red Well Red (Simply Some Of The Best From Simply Red)(Cass, Promo, Smplr) Warner Music Australia M548 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
Simply Red - Life album art Simply Red Life (Album) EastWest Poland 1995 Sell This Version
PL/SR01/01, PL/SR01/02 Simply Red - Planet Live! album art Simply Red Planet Live!(2xCD, Promo) Austereo MCM, Austereo MCM PL/SR01/01, PL/SR01/02 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
Simply Red - Blue album art Simply Red Blue (Album) EastWest Japan 1998 Sell This Version
Simply Red - Love And The Russian Winter album art Simply Red Love And The Russian Winter (Album) EastWest US 1999 Sell This Version
Simply Red - Home album art Simply Red Home (Album) simplyred.com, simplyred.com, simplyred.com UK 2002 Sell This Version
Simply Red - Simplified album art Simply Red Simplified (Album) simplyred.com, simplyred.com South Africa 2005 Sell This Version
MOS042 Simply Red - Live In Cuba (Volume Two) album art Simply Red Live In Cuba (Volume Two)(CD, Album, Promo) The Mail On Sunday MOS042 UK 2006 Sell This Version
MOS041 Simply Red - Live In Cuba (Volume One) album art Simply Red Live In Cuba (Volume One)(CD, Album, Promo) The Mail On Sunday MOS041 UK 2006 Sell This Version
Simply Red - Live 2007 (24.05.2007) album art Simply Red Live 2007 (24.05.2007) Concert Live UK 2007 Sell This Version
Simply Red - Stay album art Simply Red Stay (Album) simplyred.com, simplyred.com South Africa 2007 Sell This Version
CLCD277 Simply Red - Live At The Royal Albert Hall album art Simply Red Live At The Royal Albert Hall(2xCD, Ltd) Concert Live, simplyred.com CLCD277 2007 Sell This Version
Simply Red - 25 (Greatest Hits Live) album art Simply Red 25 (Greatest Hits Live) simplyred.com Germany 2009 Sell This Version
none Simply Red - Farewell (The Final Tour) album art Simply Red Farewell (The Final Tour)(M/Stick, Ltd) simfy live none Argentina 2010 Sell This Version
Simply Red - Farewell (Live In Concert At Sydney Opera House) album art Simply Red Farewell (Live In Concert At Sydney Opera House) (Album) EMI Mexico 2011 Sell This Version
Simply Red - Home (Live In Sicily) album art Simply Red Home (Live In Sicily) (Album) Edsel Records UK & Europe 2014
Simply Red - Big Love album art Simply Red Big Love (Album) EastWest Europe 2015 Sell This Version
none Simply Red - The Big Love Tour 2015: Live In Vienna 27.10.2015 album art Simply Red The Big Love Tour 2015: Live In Vienna 27.10.2015(M/Stick, Ltd) simplyred.com none Europe 2015 Sell This Version
none Simply Red - Big Love Tour 2015 Cologne Nov 08 2015 album art Simply Red Big Love Tour 2015 Cologne Nov 08 2015(M/Stick, Ltd) SimplyRed.com none Germany 2015 Sell This Version
none Simply Red - The Big Love Tour 2015: Live In Milan 15.11.2015 album art Simply Red The Big Love Tour 2015: Live In Milan 15.11.2015(M/Stick, Ltd) simplyred.com none Europe 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Simply Red - Money's Too Tight  (To Mention) album art Simply Red Money's Too Tight (To Mention) (Single, Maxi) Elektra, Elektra UK 1985 Sell This Version

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Crijevo

Crijevo

July 12, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
After being a Frantic Elevator for sometime in the early 80s, Mick Hucknall formed Simply Red with members of the early Durutti Column line-up (the one that recorded for Factory Sample EP). With three excellent pop albums ('Picture Book', 'Men & Women' and 'A New Flame') nineties saw rapid line-up changes finally featuring Hucknall as a sole representator with his, now-obvious alter ego. 'Stars' did not disappoint, but with every next album it was more and more a self-indulgent affair obscured with Hucknall's excellent but often affecting vocals that reached certain degree of irritation. Now heavily into the new millenium's plastic r'n'b Simply Red or whatever remained of 'them' sound no longer as distinctvie as they once were.

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