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Blue

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Since exploding out of Manchester, England, Simply Red leader and singer Mick Hucknall has recorded some of pop's most memorable music, including 2 U.S. #1's: "Holding Back the Years" and "If You Don't Know Me By Now." Blue brims with the grace and exuberant uptempo grooves that have made each new Simply Red album an eagerly awaited event around the world. 1st single: "The Air that I Breathe" (on the album in 2 versions for multi-format servicing). [Note: This product is an authorized CD-R and is manufactured on demand]

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Almost concurrent with the attempted credibility boost of Rod Stewart's When We Were the New Boys comes Mick Hucknall's nod to roots as diverse as Neil Young and reggae crooner Gregory Isaacs, along with a fistful of originals, on the sixth Simply Red album. Blue is the lifestyle music Hucknall was born to make, but given such high-flown material, it's hardly the embarrassment it might have been. Certainly, a recasting of Young's "Mellow My Mind" as boudoir fodder is more convincing than past missteps like the group's massacre of "If You Don't Know Me By Now." He should probably leave Aretha Franklin's catalog alone, though. --Rickey Wright

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Mellow My Mind
  2. Blue
  3. Say You Love Me
  4. To Be Free
  5. The Air That I Breathe
  6. Someday In My Life
  7. The Air That I Breathe Reprise
  8. Broken Man
  9. Come Get Me Angel
  10. Night Nurse
  11. Love Has Said Goodbye Again
  12. High Fives


Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 19, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • ASIN: B000006OAW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #122,654 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The solo artist cleverly disguised as a band has done it again. Blue is a great mix of Mick Hucknall's new up-tempo and slow and sweet songs, with several cover versions slipped in.

The album starts off with Mellow My Mind, a cover of Neil Young's bland song, but recorded with much more feeling and better mixing than the original version.

The next track is Blue, the title track, one of Mick's best songs, so far. The lyrics are corny, but the melody and beat is addictive. I just had to listen to this song over and over again. The people around me got annoyed.

The British hit, Say You Love Me, is the next track. It's sentimental, but very modern. Some of the lyrics in the song are quite corny, ("Stay and hug me, all around the world...") but very suitable.

The next song is odd, yet terrific. To Be Free sounds like another one of Mick's political songs. The first lyric is confusing, ("To be free, or to feel free, the first one is a myth. For to be is to feel, and to be real is to see.") but very deep. ;) I got hooked on this song very quickly.

The second cover on this album is The Air That I Breathe. I liked the original version of this song, but somehow the Simply Red version was made even better. Mick should stick to doing covers like these.

Someday In My Life sounds like one of those showtunes your parents liked to sing in the shower. Suprisingly, it's an original Mick Hucknall song. It shows how yet again, Mick can take different styles of music and make his sound very similar, but refreshingly different. This song is probably one of the most sentimental and slow songs on this album. It's a new classic.

The reprise for The Air That I Breathe, the next track, is great.
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In my opinion this is the best Simply Red album since A New Flame, which was the one that made me a confirmed Mick fan to begin with. Mostly mellow and very melodious, I can't think of a song I don't like on this one. Mick tackles a wide range of styles and succeeds in making them his own. But then again, I could listen to him singing the phone book and be mesmerized by that amazing voice, accompanied by some very fine musicians who give the songs interest and life. If you're a true Mick fan, you'll appreciate this one.
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With so many of the talented yet sadly (for the U.S.) over-looked British blue-eyed soul artists here is yet another. It is our loss, for the rest of the world knows this artist quite well.

Mick Hucknall along with his musicians known as Simply Red have been around for decades but in this country, we only know him from one hit. Internationally, Mick & his Simply Red tours have packed them in from England to Italy to Germany to Cuba and on.

This collection is full of mood and heart-felt vocals. The highlights (my favorites) are "Mellow On My Mind" which is a a blues ballad, delicate and sweet, "Say You Love Me", a tender soulful love ballad, "Some Day In My Life" is a song of loss and hope and love - but mostly sincerity, "Ghetto Girl" has an edgy feel - Mick's vocal is great, and "Night Nurse" is a funky and fun song that makes me want to dance.

I never tire of listening to these songs and have played them endlessly for years now. If you like Simply Red's more popular songs, I suggest giving this collection a listen.
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By A Customer on December 17, 2002
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This is Simply Reds best album to date. It also is one of the better CD that I have listened to in a long time. Both my wife and I have been enjoying this album since it came out I believe in 1998. I have turned quite a few friends on to this CD and not one was disappointed.I enjoy all his albums, but this one was special.Mick keep it coming!
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By Meichan on October 24, 2011
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As I am a fan of Simply Red, any of his albums are always good to have. However, for those who are not so familiar with all his songs, this album is one of those that is nice. But, you might want to look up his Best hits collection or something like that as some songs on here may not be something you have heard before while some of them on here are the ones u heard on hit list! For me, it is always a good buy because all his songs are really good in my opinion. I love them all and don't think you would regret buying if you are into Simply Red or Mick Hucknall.
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By A Customer on January 21, 2001
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Mick Hucknall has the most soulful voice you've ever heard. He sings with passion and you can feel him in your soul. The way he sings sends shivers down your spine, and you'll get that warm tingling sensation after you've listened to his voice. This album is full of soul, especially my favorites "Say You Love Me" and "Someday In My Life". His catchy rhythms and lyrics on "Blue" and "Broken Man" are really good too. You'll find yourself humming to his songs! I've played this CD many times and I never get bored of it. This is one of those albums that you wish will never end. Mick Hucknall is a great artist and his voice will grow on you. Be sure to check out his earlier album "Stars" because it is so darn good, and it has stayed in my CD carousel since I bought it. "Stars" and "Blue" will be your timeless classics, and you'll be simply-all-over-Mick Hucknall!
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