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All Music Guide - Steve "Spaz" Schnee
If you've never heard anything by Right Said Fred apart from their worldwide mega-hit "I'm Too Sexy," then you are missing out on one of the best dance-pop bands of this generation. To base your opinion of the band on that one song is like judging the Beatles' entire catalog by repeated listenings to a song like "Yellow Submarine." Sure, it's fun and catchy, but there is so much more to the band than that one piece of pop fluff. Up, RSF's full-length debut, features a handful of European hits, including the aforementioned "I'm Too Sexy," their humorous yet misunderstood swipe at self-centered male bodybuilders and models. Thankfully, there is absolutely nothing else...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve "Spaz" Schnee
If you've never heard anything by Right Said Fred apart from their worldwide mega-hit "I'm Too Sexy," then you are missing out on one of the best dance-pop bands of this generation. To base your opinion of the band on that one song is like judging the Beatles' entire catalog by repeated listenings to a song like "Yellow Submarine." Sure, it's fun and catchy, but there is so much more to the band than that one piece of pop fluff. Up, RSF's full-length debut, features a handful of European hits, including the aforementioned "I'm Too Sexy," their humorous yet misunderstood swipe at self-centered male bodybuilders and models. Thankfully, there is absolutely nothing else on Up that sounds remotely like "I'm Too Sexy." Instead, RSF bring some delightful bits of dancefloor-filling pop songs that are heavy on memorable hooks and gorgeous melodies. Vocalist Richard Fairbrass, guitarist Fred Fairbrass, and multi-instrumentalist Rob Manzoli offer slices of pop filled with bits of disco, glam, rock, country, and other unexpected influences. "Do Ya Feel" is a heavy glam stomper that could fill a dancefloor in seconds flat, while their U.K. number one hit, "Deeply Dippy," leans heavily on acoustic guitar and a swinging brass section. "Don't Talk Just Kiss," another hit single for the trio, is a delectable slice of '90s disco featuring guest vocals from Jocelyn Brown. Even better, "Swan" and "Love for All Seasons" take the disco formula straight to the pop charts, infectious as a cold and harder to shake. "Upon My Heart" and "Those Simple Things" are love-smitten pop songs of the first form. The only slight misstep is "Is It True," which doesn't seem to go anywhere once it starts. All in all, a fantastic debut that was ignored because of one huge hit. This also remains the Freds' only U.S. release.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/1992
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • UPC: 077778627722
  • Catalog Number: 86277
  • Sales rank: 116,328

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Love for All Seasons (4:16)
  2. 2 No One on Earth (3:23)
  3. 3 I'm Too Sexy (2:50)
  4. 4 Do Ya Feel (4:34)
  5. 5 Is It True About Love? (4:57)
  6. 6 Deeply Dippy (3:21)
  7. 7 Swan (3:10)
  8. 8 Don't Talk Just Kiss (4:01)
  9. 9 Upon My Heart (4:19)
  10. 10 Those Simple Things (5:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Right Said Fred Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Graham Bonnet Background Vocals
Jocelyn Brown Vocals
Lily D Background Vocals
Tommy D Piano, Background Vocals
Malcolm Duncan Saxophone
Fred Fairbrass Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Background Vocals
Richard Fairbrass Vocals, Background Vocals
Sid Gauld Trombone
Sid Gould Trombone
Rob Manzoli Guitar, Background Vocals
Juliet Roberts Background Vocals
Julia Roberts Background Vocals
Chuck Sabo Drums
J. Neil Sidwell Trumpet
Phil Spalding Bass
Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor Piano
Molly Duncan Saxophone
R.S. F. Background Vocals
Graham B. Background Vocals
Massive Gut Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Graham Bonnet Engineer
Tommy D Arranger, Programming, Producer
Nick Ingman Arranger, String Arrangements
Ian Craig Marsh Programming
Brian Pugsley Programming
Ian Pugsley Programming
Ronen Tal Engineer
John McDonnel Engineer
Guy Holmes Executive Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    They're too sexy!

    This CD is a Britpop classic. The two British brothers, Fred and Richard, have a spunky, creative, fun music style that is impossible to resist. One can't help but dance when they listen to these upbeat songs.

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