Life

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/24/1995
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 075596185325
  • Catalog Number: 61853
  • Sales rank: 121,723

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Simply Red Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Hugh Masekela Flugelhorn, Vocals
Bootsy Collins Bass Guitar
Danny Cummings Percussion
Caroline Dale Conductor
Sly Dunbar Drums
Beulah Hashe Vocals
Heitor T.P. Guitar, Trumpet
Mick Hucknall Guitar, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Faith Kekana Vocals
Stella Khumalo Vocals
Ian Kirkham Keyboards, Saxophone, EWI
Anneline Malebo Vocals
Felicia Marion Vocals
Bongani Masuku Vocals
Lawrence Matshiza Vocals
Zamo Mbutho Vocals
Fritz McIntyre Keyboards, Background Vocals
Marilyn Nokwe Vocals
Tu Nokwe Vocals
Robbie Shakespeare Bass Guitar
Richard Stevens Drums
Andrew Wright Keyboards
Khanyo Maphumulo Vocals
Dee Johnson Background Vocals
Vuyisile Dikana Vocals
Mandise Dlanga Vocals
Luyanda Jezile Vocals
Ringo Madlingozi Vocals
Sipho Mbhele Vocals
Sipho Mhlambi Vocals
Vuyo Mokoena Vocals
Tholo Ndlozi Vocals
Phumzile Ntuli Vocals
Victor Ruxmalo Vocals
Kwazi Shange Vocals
Technical Credits
Connie Crothers Composer
Sly Dunbar Programming
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Mick Hucknall Producer
Stewart Levine Producer
Andrew Wright Programming
Femi Jiya Engineer
Roland Herrington Engineer
Zanna Art Direction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Very good!

    A pretty good album with some superb songs. While not as captivating or interesting as their earlier releases, it's still remarkable that Simply Red didn't run out of steam on this release. The best songs are ''Never Never Love'', ''So Many People'', ''Lives and Loves'' and ''Out On the Range''. This is a good album to purchase if you're just discovering this group.

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