Simply Red Set To Release “Stay” April 24th
First single “So Not Over You” making waves at AC radio & smooth jazz out Now. US tour in August 2007.
“Simply Red returns with an original song that exudes the intimate and warmth that has always defined Mick Hucknall and maintains his relevancy at AC Radio.
‘So Not Over You’ is among the innately organic releases of his career, instantly familiar and relaxed with its retro- soul, melodic ease and grade-A vocal quality.
Nothing about this track is a hard sell; Its simply a great song with an inherent hook that adds elegance to the airwaves. A practiced pro who has yet let down the masses.”
Simply Red, one of the UK’s most talented, successful and enduring bands, are here to stay. To prove it, they return with the aptly titled new album ‘Stay’ on April 24th. The third LP, available on their own label SimplyRed.com, is a smooth, passionate collection of soulful tunes and vibrant lyrics, all driven with Mick Hucknall’s inimitable vocals.
Written and produced by Mick Hucknall, with contributions from Andy Wright - whose previous credits include Natalie Imbruglia and Annie Lennox - the album was recorded between London’s ‘Home’ and ‘Metropolis’ studios late last year. Featuring the irrepressible new single ‘So Not Over You’, it also boasts 10 other brand new tracks. Highlights include: the electric glow of Ronnie Lane’s classic ‘Debris’; the sparkling title track ‘Stay’; the almost autobiographical ‘Good Times Have Done Me Wrong’ & the decadently romantic ‘The World And You Tonight’.
After a triumphant 18 months in which they earned their tenth UK Top Ten album for “Simplified,” a greatest hits acoustic album, played three sold-out dates at London’s Royal Albert Hall and performed at Oslo’s Nobel Peace Prize concert Simply Red make a blazing return to the US with the stunning new single ‘So Not Over You.’ It debuted 2 weeks ago the #1 most added single to AC Radio (AC radio is #1 format for females 25-54).
Their last LP the critically acclaimed, ‘Simplified’, was an acoustic greatest hits package was the second album to be released on simplyred.com and followed on from ‘Home’, which sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide, and 300,000 in the US.
Stateside it garnered the band 3 top 5 AC singles, cementing their relationship with 35+ female audience. “Home” and “Simplified” were the first albums to be released and marketed through Mick Hucknall’s (aka Simply Red) own label a move that guarantees maximum creative and economic self-determination. In addition to this, the Official UK Charts Company recently compiled a definitive list of the Top 100 bestselling albums, in which Simply Red featured twice with 1991’s ‘Stars’ (Number 11) and 1989’s classic ‘A New Flame’ (68).
Billboard Jan 07, 2007 - Universal Buzz
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1. So Not Over You
2. So Not Over You (Johnny Douglas Radio Mix)
3. So Not Over You (Motivo 12" Mix)
4. So Not Over You (Motivo Radio Mix)
5. Beside You
6. So Not Over You (Video)
2007 Single Lifted from Mick Hucknall and Co.'s Album "Stay", Including Two Radio Mixes and a Remix by Motivo, the NON-LP Song "Beside You" and the Enhanced Video of the Title Track.
Original Release Date: October 22, 1996. Number of Discs: 1. Label: East/West Records
Listen to Music Samples
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1. Holding Back The Years
2. Money's Too Tight To Mention
3. The Right Thing
4. It's Only Love
5. A New Flame
6. You've Got It
7. If You Don't Know Me By Now
9. Something Got Me Started
10. Thrill Me
11. Your Mirror
12. For Your Babies
13. So Beautiful
Comment from Amazon.com
Pop-soulful in an archaic, '60s manner; mildly provocative at the time of their appearance due to singer Mick Hucknall's uncloseted status; Simply Red are global superstars masquerading as an urban sophisticate cult item. Fans from the U.K. and other countries already know this. But in the States we don't quite believe that a group like this can be suave without being cheesy. America, here's your proof once again: the No. 1 smashes "Holding Back the Years" and "If You Don't Know Me by Now," packed with a smattering of overseas chart hits. But where's "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye?" If you like this one, also try Picture Book, the band's 1985 debut. --Gavin McNett.