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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.Read more ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you are a Simply Red fan this would be a good selection for your collection. It as a lot of new songs on it and provides great listening music overall.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent! Right on top of anything they have put out. The music is so mellow and soothing but still packs a punch. I am so glad I added this to my collection!Published on January 27, 2011 by Glen A. Reite
SIMPLY RED FANS,
"BLUE" CD. IS ONE OF THE MOST PROFOUND OF ALL THE SIMPLY RED'S MUSIC.
I CAN'T BELIEVE I MISSED IT BACK IN THE DAY. Read more
I have to disagree with most of the other reviewers, this is a good album. I love it as much as any of the other. This one is very blue and mellow, sad and beautiful... Read morePublished on May 18, 2007 by MARCEL
A pair of South African friends with impeccable musical taste implored me to buy this CD, alleging that my life would be impoverished without it.
I'm not convinced. Read more
I am partial to Mick Hucknall so I have to say that I may not be as critical as I should be, but I love this CD. The summer that it came out, I played the heck out of it. Read morePublished on December 30, 2005 by Todd D. Alt