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    by Tue August 21st, 2012, 18:58

    According to our current countdown, Simply Red are UKMIX'S 60th most popular group/band.

    They disbanded in 2010, and gave their final concert in the run up to Christmas of that very same year. For me, they are one of the greatest groups of all-time, and Hucknall has one of the most soulful voices of any front man you'll ever come across, in my opinion.

    Whilst they have no new music to release, and Hucknall has no plans for a reunion [instead focusing on an anticipated - by me - solo album], I still think they're a band that has many fans! And should be talked about

    Wasn't sure whether to post here, or retro, but I figured that there's other retired acts here, so why not here

    And Simply Red fans?

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    by Wed August 22nd, 2012, 20:09

    It's actually my favourite group of all time.

    Sunrise is my favourite song. Fake is also a great, funky tune. The whole HOME album was such a hit in Germany back in 2003/2004, especially on the radio.

    Their earlier hits such as Stars or Fairground are legendary hits in Germany.

    Mick's voice is so emotional and he's such a clever songwriter. Love them so much!

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    by Wed August 22nd, 2012, 20:13

    Need to get more into them really but what I know, most of their singles I love their sound.
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    by Wed August 22nd, 2012, 20:40

    I have no idea about their commercial success, but according to wikipedia they have had an amazing career in the UK. They sold a sh*tload of albums there.

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    by Wed August 22nd, 2012, 21:01

    The media comments about them shifting 50m albums worldwide, are actually - a true reflection of their worldwide sales [they've done around 50-51m albums worldwide].

    In the UK, they've sold upwards of 14m albums.

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    by Wed August 22nd, 2012, 22:25

    They are amazing.

    And mick is an incredible singer.
    I always wonder why he is not appreciated as a legend the same way some of his contemporaries are.

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    by Wed August 22nd, 2012, 23:02

    Quote Originally Posted by freexone1
    They are amazing.

    And mick is an incredible singer.
    I always wonder why he is not appreciated as a legend the same way some of his contemporaries are.
    Because he is a ginge! :(
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    by Mon September 3rd, 2012, 00:02

    One of my favorite bands! MY favorite albums are "Life" and "Love and The Russian Winter". I also love the music videos from the "Life" era too!
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    by Mon September 3rd, 2012, 00:25

    Quote Originally Posted by IloveAmerie
    One of my favorite bands! MY favorite albums are "Life" and "Love and The Russion Winter". I also love the music videos from the "Life" era too!
    Ta for mentioning those albums, I wasn't sure which ones to start with, I'll listen to them!
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    by Mon September 3rd, 2012, 00:33

    I love their sound. I found it funny that a thread is open now because 2 weeks ago i downloaded the greatest hits(red cover) and the 25 greatest hits. I've been listening to them a lot.
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    by Wed September 5th, 2012, 13:13

    He did go solo. He had an album callled "Tribute to Bobby". Mick is also releasing another here soon called "American Soul"! I am excited to hear it.
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    by Wed September 5th, 2012, 13:21

    Quote Originally Posted by crazycrazy
    Quote Originally Posted by IloveAmerie
    One of my favorite bands! MY favorite albums are "Life" and "Love and The Russion Winter". I also love the music videos from the "Life" era too!
    Ta for mentioning those albums, I wasn't sure which ones to start with, I'll listen to them!
    I hope you like them! I particularly like the songs "spirit of life", "your eyes", "the sky is a gypsy", "never never love", fairground", "you make me believe", "remembering the first time". There are so many good ones.
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    by Thu January 17th, 2013, 19:18

    Here is a link to Mick Hucknall's new album "American Soul".

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00A ... mplyredcom


    I'm a little late on this, but there are some good songs on here! I will probably end up buying this soon!
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    by Sat January 26th, 2013, 19:37

    The song "Home" is still one of my favourite ballads of all time.

    Mick's tone >>>

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    by Thu November 20th, 2014, 20:42

    Really miss this band. Simply Red is in my top 5 all time favorite bands/artists.

    Simply Red is getting back together for a new tour! Called "Big Love Tour"
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    by Sat July 23rd, 2016, 18:12

    Listening to them again. One of my all time favorite songs from the 90's are from this band!




    So many memories....such a relaxed feeling.

    I might just make a chill, relaxing, RnB playlist. Simply Red, Sade, Janet Jackson, George Michael etc.
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    by Sun May 21st, 2017, 16:19

    Such a "feel good" song! The video reminds me of Britney Spears - Till The World Ends, meets Kylie Minogue - Spinning Around.
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    by Thu August 15th, 2019, 06:15

    Oh yes! Thanks for good news!

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    by Mon August 19th, 2019, 23:43

    Oh that song sounds nice, love it, groovy.
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    by Tue August 20th, 2019, 00:21

    This fat pop-soul/tribal house stomp was something of a cult hit in the States at the time. Not much in the way of radio play, but a decent hit in the clubs and heavy video play on VH-1. Always splendid balladeer, Mick's voice sounds strangely at home soaring over a percussive groove; who knew he'd make such an awesome dance divo? Versatility, baby!


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