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Life [Bonus Tracks]
     

Life [Bonus Tracks]

by Simply Red
 

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For Life, Simply Red retain the basic influences that fueled their earlier albums, especially American R&B of the early '70s, specifically the Marvin Gaye of What's Going On? and Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes-era Teddy

Overview

For Life, Simply Red retain the basic influences that fueled their earlier albums, especially American R&B of the early '70s, specifically the Marvin Gaye of What's Going On? and Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes-era Teddy Pendergrass. Mick Hucknall's singing has calmed down and smoothed out on such songs as "You Make Me Believe" and "So Many People," but that only makes them sound more like the product of Philadelphia International Records. On "Fairground," he opts for a Latin-tinged sound that ends up evoking Herb Alpert more than Milton Nascimento; reggae turns up on "Out on the Range," and the big-time closer, "We're in This Together," is a South African-style anthem, complete with Hugh Masekela's flugelhorn. Stripped of the international superstar trappings, Life is, of course, pretentious, but it does have a couple of promising songs, notably "So Beautiful" and "Remembering the First Time." [Rhino's 2008 U.K. edition included five bonus tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date:
10/28/2008
Label:
Atlantic Uk
UPC:
0825646935871
catalogNumber:
693587

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Simply Red   Primary Artist
Hugh Masekela   Flugelhorn,Choir, Chorus
Bootsy Collins   Bass Guitar
Danny Cummings   Percussion
Caroline Dale   Conductor
Sly Dunbar   Drums
Faith Kekana   Choir, Chorus
Stella Khumalo   Choir, Chorus
Ian Kirkham   Keyboards,Saxophone,EWI
Anneline Malebo   Choir, Chorus
Felicia Marion   Choir, Chorus
Bongani Masuku   Choir, Chorus
Lawrence Matshiza   Choir, Chorus
Zamo Mbutho   Choir, Chorus
Fritz McIntyre   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Marilyn Nokwe   Choir, Chorus
Tu Nokwe   Choir, Chorus
Robbie Shakespeare   Bass Guitar
Khanyo Maphumulo   Choir, Chorus
Andy Wright   Keyboards
Dee Johnson   Background Vocals
Richie Stevens   Drums
Vuyisile Dikana   Choir, Chorus
Mandise Dlanga   Choir, Chorus
Luyanda Jezile   Choir, Chorus
Ringo Madlingozi   Choir, Chorus
Sipho Mbhele   Choir, Chorus
Sipho Mhlambi   Choir, Chorus
Vuyo Mokoena   Choir, Chorus
Tholo Ndlozi   Choir, Chorus
Phumzile Ntuli   Choir, Chorus
Kwazi Shange   Choir, Chorus
London Metropolitan Orchestra   Track Performer
Heitor TP   Guitar

Technical Credits

Ross Cullum   Remixing
Caroline Dale   String Arrangements
Sly Dunbar   Programming
Howie B   Engineer,Remixing
Stewart Levine   Producer
Satoshi Tomiie   Producer,Remixing
Femi Jiya   Engineer
Sister Bliss   Remixing
Roland Herrington   Engineer
Andy Wright   Programming,String Arrangements
Cziz Hall   Contributor
Steve Christian   Contributor

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