Simply Red

Simply Red

Founded in the early 80's as a band, Simply Red gradually developed into a solo act of the lead singer & songwriter Mick Hucknall. 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).

Hucknall retired the Simply Red name after a farewell tour that ended in 2010. However, in 2014 another tour was announced to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the band in 2015.

Simply Red Discography


960 452-1, EKT 27P Simply Red Picture Book (Album) Elektra, Elektra 960 452-1, EKT 27P UK & Europe 1985 Sell This Version
E2 60727 Simply Red Men And Women (Album) Elektra, Elektra E2 60727 US 1987 Sell This Version
244689-4 Simply Red A New Flame (Album) WEA, Elektra 244689-4 Greece 1989 Sell This Version
17 52844 Simply Red Stars (Album, Comp) EastWest, EastWest 17 52844 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
0630-12069-4 Simply Red Life (Album) EastWest 0630-12069-4 Poland 1995 Sell This Version
AMCE-2883 Simply Red Blue (Album) EastWest AMCE-2883 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
62481 - 2 Simply Red Love And The Russian Winter (Album) EastWest 62481 - 2 US 1999 Sell This Version
SRSAM007 Simply Red Home (Album),, SRSAM007 UK 2002 Sell This Version
602498749746 Simply Red Simplified (Album), 602498749746 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
MOS042 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)(CD, Album, Promo) The Mail On Sunday MOS041 UK 2006 Sell This Version
SRCL001 Simply Red Live 2007 (24.05.2007) Concert Live SRCL001 UK 2007 Sell This Version
60251727337 Simply Red Stay (Album), 60251727337 Brazil 2007 Sell This Version
CLCD277 Simply Red Live At The Royal Albert Hall(2xCD, Ltd) Concert Live, CLCD277 2007 Sell This Version
none Simply Red 25 (Greatest Hits Live) none Germany 2009 Sell This Version
none Simply Red Farewell (The Final Tour)(M/Stick, Ltd) simfy live none Argentina 2010 Sell This Version
50999 0280852 9 Simply Red Farewell (Live In Concert At Sydney Opera House) (Album) EMI 50999 0280852 9 South America 2011 Sell This Version
none Simply Red Home (Live In Sicily) (Album) Edsel Records none UK & Europe 2014
0825646105748 Simply Red Big Love (Album) EastWest 0825646105748 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
none Simply Red The Big Love Tour 2015: Live In Vienna 27.10.2015(M/Stick, Ltd) none Europe 2015 Sell This Version
none Simply Red Big Love Tour 2015 Cologne Nov 08 2015(M/Stick, Ltd) none Germany 2015 Sell This Version
none Simply Red The Big Love Tour 2015: Live In Milan 15.11.2015(M/Stick, Ltd) none Europe 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

EKR 9 P Simply Red Money's Too Tight (To Mention) (Single, Maxi) Elektra, Elektra EKR 9 P UK 1985 Sell This Version
7-69564 Simply Red Holding Back The Years (Single, Maxi) Elektra, Elektra 7-69564 US 1985 Sell This Version
96 9610-7 Simply Red Come To My Aid (Single, Maxi) Elektra, Elektra 96 9610-7 Italy 1985 Sell This Version


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July 12, 2004
edited over 12 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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