release - 1985
album art - Simon Fowler
Malcolm Heywood Peter Barret
The front cover depicts Mick Hucknall, the lead singer of the English band Simply Red. He is recognisable for his smooth, distinctive voice and wide vocal range, as well as his red curly hair / Simply Red.
Front cover - Simon Fowler Back cover - Malcolm Heywood Sleeve Design - Peter Barrett
The album is included in Robert Dimery's 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
Simply Red is an English soul and pop band that sold more than 50 million albums over a 25-year career. Their style drew upon influences ranging from blue-eyed soul, New Romantic and rock to reggae and jazz.
From their early days, the main driving force behind the band was singer Mick Hucknall, who, by the time the band was disbanded in 2010, was the only original member left. At the 1992 and 1993 Brit Awards, they received the award for Best British Group