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Simply Red
Simply Red
Out March 29th
Simply Red release a new single ‘Home’, March 29th on The latest single is the fourth to be released from their acclaimed double platinum selling album ‘Home’ and features a brilliant new Tin Tin Out mix.

Written and produced by Mick Hucknall in collaboration with Steve and Pete Lewinson, `Home` is a beautiful, addictive track - one of many highlights on the album.

2003 was a landmark year for Simply Red. The band scored two top ten UK hits with ‘Sunrise’ and ‘You Make Me Feel Brand New’, and a number one in the UK dance charts with ‘Sunrise’.
The success on home turf has been mirrored internationally, with the album achieving platinum status in Germany and Holland and double platinum in Italy. In the US the single `You Make Me Feel Brand New` looks set to be their biggest stateside hit in years.


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  Simply Red introduced themselves to the world in 1985 with the hit single ‘Money’s Too Tight (To Mention)’ a Valentine Brothers cover taken from their debut album ‘Picture Book’ which also featured the US number one ‘Holding Back The Years’. Since then Simply Red have sold over 45 million albums.

The seeds of Simply Red were sown in Manchester in the early 1980’s. Mick Hucknall formed the punk band Frantic Elevators. After they disbanded, Mick put the first Simply Red incarnation together. ‘Picture Book’ was followed by a string of critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums: ‘Men And Women’ (1987), ‘A New Flame’ (1989), ‘Stars’ (1991), ‘Life’ (1995), ‘Blue’ (1998) and ‘Love And The Russian Winter’ (1999).

Propelled by Mick Hucknall’s voice and passion, Simply Red are unique among their peers. The group effortlessly glide between highly original material and totally exceptional covers of other people’s songs that suddenly become their own.

“I’m very much of that British tradition that started with the Rolling Stones whereby black American traditions are filtered into something that is original in itself and not at all derivative. Having a good, strong voice helps in that process too,” says Mick Hucknall.

That voice is in great shape on ‘Home’ an eleven track album mostly produced by Mick Hucknall and long-time collaborator Gota Yashiki. It’s a well-rounded collection that finds Simply Red doing what they do best. Highlights include the brass fuelled ‘Fake’, the glorious sway of ‘Sunrise’ and the affecting title track ‘Home’. As usual, the album contains some irrepressible covers notably the Euro swagger of ’Money In My Pocket’, the Stewart Levine produced ‘You Make
Me Feel Brand New’ and the raw emotional pull of the Dylan classic
‘Positively 4th Street’.

For more information / interview / Photos please contact:
Stevo Berube at Berube Communications on (01) 476 3603 or 087 244 2695 /

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