A New Flame

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A New Flame
Studio album by Simply Red
Released February 1989 (1989-02)
Recorded 1988-89
Genre Blue-eyed soul
Length 41:03
Label WEA Records
Elektra Records
Producer Stewart Levine
Simply Red chronology
Men and Women
(1987)
A New Flame
(1989)
Stars
(1991)
Singles from A New Flame
  1. "It’s Only Love"
    Released: January 1989
  2. "If You Don’t Know Me By Now"
    Released: April 1989
  3. "A New Flame"
    Released: July 1989
  4. "You’ve Got It"
    Released: October 1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[2]
The New York Times positive[3]
Robert Christgau C+ [4]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars [5]

A New Flame is the third album by British pop group Simply Red, released in February 1989. It was a huge success worldwide, becoming the band's first UK number one album and certified 7x Platinum by the BPI for sales of 2,100,000 copies in the UK alone. The album was also certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "It’s Only Love" (Jimmy Cameron/Vella Cameron)- 4:58
  2. "A New Flame" (Mick Hucknall) – 3:57
  3. "You’ve Got It" (Hucknall/Lamont Dozier) – 3:55
  4. "To Be with You" (Hucknall) – 3:22
  5. "More" (Hucknall) – 4:08
Side two
  1. "Turn It Up" (Hucknall/Dozier)- 4:35
  2. "Love Lays Its Tune" (Hucknall) – 4:05
  3. "She’ll Have to Go" (Hucknall) – 3:10
  4. "If You Don’t Know Me by Now" (Kenny Gamble/Leon Huff) – 3:27
  5. "Enough" (Hucknall/Joe Sample) – 5:10

2008 Collector’s Edition bonus tracks[edit]

Disc one
  1. "I Wish" [Live Version] (Stevie Wonder) – 4:05
  2. "X" (Fritz McIntyre/Ian Kirkham/Tim Kellett/Chris Joyce/Tony Bowers) – 4:51
  3. "The Great Divide" (S.H.T.G.) ["She’ll Have To Go" Extended Version] (Hucknall) – 3:56
  4. "Sugar Daddy" (McIntyre/Kirkham/Kellett/Joyce/Bowers) – 3:40
  5. "Funk On Out" [Instrumental] (Hucknall)- 3:31
Disc two (DVD)
’Let Me Take You Home’— Live at Manchester 1990
  1. "Grandma’s Hands" (Bill Withers)
  2. "More" (Hucknall)
  3. "Groovy Situation" (Keith Barrington Rowe)
  4. "Lady Godiva’s Room" (Hucknall)
  5. "Holding Back the Years" (Hucknall/Neil Moss)
  6. "Sad Old Red" (Hucknall)
  7. "Enough" (Hucknall/Sample)
  8. "Turn It Up" (Hucknall/Dozier)
  9. "Something got me started"
  10. "If you don't know me by now"
  11. "It's only love"
  12. Everytime we say goodbye"
  13. "Resume"

Personnel[edit]

Guest musicians

  • Erik Hanson and Larry Williams – Synthesiser Programming
  • Lenny Castro – Percussion
  • Stephanie Spruell – Backing Vocals

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Austria (IFPI Austria)[6] Platinum 50,000x
Canada (Music Canada)[7] Platinum 100,000^
France (SNEP)[8] Platinum 494,200[9]
Germany (BVMI)[10] Platinum 500,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[11] Platinum 100,000^
Sweden (GLF)[12] Gold 50,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[13] Platinum 50,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[14] 7× Platinum 2,100,000^
United States (RIAA)[15] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Charts[edit]

Chart procession and succession[edit]

Preceded by
The Raw and the Cooked
by Fine Young Cannibals
When the World Knows Your Name by Deacon Blue
Club Classics Vol. I by Soul II Soul
UK number one album
25 February 1989 – 24 March 1989
29 April 1989 – 5 May 1989
22 July 1989 – 4 August 1989
Succeeded by
Anything for You
by Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
Blast! by Holly Johnson
Cuts Both Ways by Gloria Estefan
Preceded by
Ancient Heart by Tanita Tikaram
Swiss Music Chart number-one album
19 March 1989 – 26 March 1989
Succeeded by
Like a Prayer by Madonna
Preceded by
Appetite for Destruction by Guns n' Roses
New Zealand Chart number-one album
11 June 1989 – 23 July 1989
Succeeded by
Past Present by Clannad

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  5. ^ Rolling Stone review
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