Men and Women (album)

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Men and Women
Studio album by Simply Red
Released March 1987
Recorded 1986
Genre Soul
Length 41:07
Label WEA Records
Elektra Records
Producer Alex Sadkin (except "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye", produced by Mick Hucknall and Yvonne Ellis)
Simply Red chronology
Picture Book
(1985)
Men and Women
(1987)
A New Flame
(1989)
Singles from Men And Women
  1. "The Right Thing"
    Released: February 1987
  2. "Infidelity"
    Released: May 1987
  3. "Maybe Someday"
    Released: July 1987
  4. "Every Time We Say Goodbye"
    Released: November 1987
  5. "I Won’t Feel Bad"
    Released: March 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Houston Chronicle 5/5 stars link
Los Angeles Times (Positive) link
The New York Times (Positive) link
Robert Christgau B+ link
Rolling Stone (Not rated) link

Men and Women is the second album released by the British pop group Simply Red in 1987.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "The Right Thing" (Mick Hucknall) - 4:19
  2. "Infidelity" (Hucknall/Lamont Dozier) - 4:09
  3. "Suffer" (Hucknall/Dozier) - 4:55
  4. "I Won’t Feel Bad" (Simply Red) - 4:14
  5. "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" (Cole Porter) - 3:23
Side two
  1. "Let Me Have It All" (Sylvester Stewart) - 3:45
  2. "Love Fire" (Bunny Wailer) - 3:58
  3. "Move On Out" (Hucknall) - 4:55
  4. "Shine" (Hucknall) - 3:22
  5. "Maybe Someday..." (Hucknall) - 4:18

2008 Special Edition bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "The Right Thing" (Hucknall) [Extended Version] - 5:36
  2. "Broken Man" (Hucknall) [1987 Version] - 4:00
  3. "Every Time We Say Goodbye" [Live Version] - 3:42
  4. "Infidelity" (Hucknall/Dozier) [Stretch Mix] - 5:24
  5. "Love Fire" (Wailer) [Massive Red Mix] - 5:22
  6. "Lady Godiva’s Room" (Hucknall) – 2:54

Personnel[edit]

Band[edit]

Additional players[edit]

  • Janette Sewell - vocals
  • Ian Kirkham - tenor and baritone saxophones
  • Derek Wadsworth - trombone on "Love Fire"
  • Eleanor Morris - cello on "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye"
  • Steve Rainford - keyboard programming

Credits[edit]

  • Produced by Alex Sadkin (except "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" by Yvonne Ellis and Mick Hucknall)
  • Engineered by Barry Mraz (except "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" by Yvonne Ellis)
  • Assistant engineer: Chris Dickie
  • Mixed by Alex Sadkin with Barry Mraz, Chris Dickie, Nick Launay and Joe Barbaria
  • Mastering engineer: Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, New York
  • Robert Erdmann - photography
  • Paul Smith - clothes
  • Representation:
  • Worldwide - So What Arts Ltd
  • USA - In association with Burton Management

Charts[edit]

Preceded by
Heart Over Mind by Jennifer Rush
Swiss Music Chart number-one album
29 March – April 1987
Succeeded by
The Joshua Tree by U2

References[edit]

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  3. ^ Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 1 November 2011
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  5. ^ a b "Hit Parade Italia - Gli album più venduti del 1987" (in Italian). hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved 1 November 2011. 
  6. ^ Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970-2005. Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. 2006. ISBN 4-87131-077-9. 
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  11. ^ "Chart Stats - Simply Red - Men and Women" (PHP). UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 1 November 2011. 
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  18. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Simply Red – Men and Women" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Simply Red in the field Interpret. Enter Men and Women in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  19. ^ "French album certifications – Simply Red – Men and Women" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 
  20. ^ "Les Albums Or". infodisc.fr. SNEP. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  21. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Simply Red; 'Men and Women')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  22. ^ "Dutch album certifications – Simply Red – Men and Women" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. 
  23. ^ "British album certifications – Simply Red – Men and Women". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Men and Women in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go