Plenty (album)

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Plenty
Studio album by Red Box
Released 11 October 2010
Genre Pop
Length 54:42
Label Cherry Red
Producer Simon Toulson-Clarke
Red Box chronology
Motive
(1990)
Plenty
(2010)
Singles from Plenty
  1. "Hurricane"/"Brighter Blue"
    Released: 27 September 2010
  2. "The Sign"
    Released: 23 May 2011
  3. "Let It Rain"
    Released: 13 February 2012
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
Mojo 4/5 stars [2]
Rockfeedback 4/5 stars [3]

Plenty is the third album from Red Box, and was released on 11 October 2010.

The Plenty Sessions[edit]

The album was also released as a "Limited Edition" which included an exclusive six track bonus CD. Subsequently, these tracks were made available as digital downloads under the name The Plenty Sessions.[4]

Sales performance[edit]

Plenty was Cherry Red Records' best selling album for the months October to December 2010.[5]

Audio previews[edit]

Four tracks from the album can be previewed in their entirety on the SoundCloud: Red Box - Plenty samples page.[6]

Track listing[edit]

Cherry Red Records CD: CDBRED470[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Stay"   Simon Toulson-Clarke/Steve Carr 3:49
2. "Hurricane"   Toulson-Clarke/Derek Adams/Carr 4:18
3. "Without"   Toulson-Clarke/Carr/Simon Cole 4:22
4. "Plenty"   Toulson-Clarke/Carr/Cole 3:31
5. "The Sign"   Toulson-Clarke/Adams 4:11
6. "Brighter Blue"   Toulson-Clarke/Carr 3:39
7. "I've Been Thinking of You"   Toulson-Clarke/Carr/Cole 3:28
8. "Don't Let Go"   Toulson-Clarke/Carr/Cole 3:53
9. "Say What's in Your Head"   Toulson-Clarke/Adams/Paul Bond 4:08
10. "It's True"   Toulson-Clark/Carr/Adams 2:57
11. "Sacred Wall"   Toulson-Clarke/Carr/Cole 3:48
12. "Let It Rain"   Toulson-Clark/Adams 5:07
13. "Green"   Toulson-Clarke/Carr/Cole 3:16
14. "Never Let It Be Said"   Toulson-Clark/Adams 4:14
Total length:
54:42
The Plenty Sessions digital album cover

Cherry Red Records Bonus CD: CDXRED471 - "The Plenty Sessions"[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Once I Dreamed"   Simon Toulson-Clarke/Steve Carr/Simon Cole 3:12
2. "Take My Hand for a While"   Buffy Sainte-Marie 2:21
3. "What Was I Supposed to Do?"   Toulson-Clarke/Derek Adams/Carr/Cole 3:31
4. "Sun and the Sea"   Toulson-Clarke/Adams 3:03
5. "Martha Jackson"   Toulson-Clarke/Carr/Cole 3:06
6. "Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime"   James Warren 4:23
Total length:
19:36

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

"Stay"

"Hurricane"

"Without"

  • Simon Toulson-Clarke - Lead vocal, acoustic and electric guitars
  • Steve Carr - Harmony vocal and bass guitar
  • Derek Adams - Drums and electric guitar
  • Emily Maguire - Backwards viola and cello
  • Simon Cole - Organ
  • Alastair Gavin - Additional organ

"Plenty"

  • Simon Toulson-Clarke - Lead vocal and acoustic guitar
  • Steve Carr - Harmony vocal, bass guitar and melodica
  • Alastair Gavin - Organ
  • Simon Cole - Drums
  • Derek Adams - Backing vocal and percussion
  • Paul Bond - Backing vocal

"The Sign"

  • Simon Toulson-Clarke - Lead vocal, acoustic, electric and bass guitars
  • Derek Adams - Acoustic guitar, drums and backing vocal
  • Paul Bond - Electric guitar and backing vocal
  • Ty Unwin - Keyboards and strings
  • Emily Maguire, Lorna Gallagher and Julia Hobsbawn - Box Vox
  • Simon Toulson-Clarke and Alastair Gavin - String arrangement

"Brighter Blue"

  • Simon Toulson-Clarke - Lead vocal and acoustic guitar
  • Derek Adams - Mandolin, drums and percussion
  • Emily Maguire - Viola and harmony vocal
  • Jonathan Isley - Acoustic guitar
  • Frey Smith - Double bass
  • Steve Carr - Harmony vocal

"I've Been Thinking of You"

  • Simon Toulson-Clarke - Lead vocal, acoustic and bass guitars
  • Steve Carr - Harmony vocal, acoustic guitar and harmonica
  • Simon Cole - Piano
  • Derek Adams - Drums
  • Emily Maguire - Cello

"Don't Let Go"

  • Simon Toulson-Clarke - Lead vocal, acoustic and electric guitars
  • Steve Carr - Harmony vocal and bass guitar
  • Derek Adams - Drums
  • Simon Cole - Piano
  • Paul Bond - Electric guitar
  • Ty Unwin - Keyboards
  • Alastair Gavin - Additional string arrangement

"Say What's in Your Head"

"It's True"

  • Simon Toulson-Clarke - Lead vocal and acoustic guitar
  • Derek Adams - Electric piano and persussion
  • Steve Carr - Harmony vocal and electric guitar
  • John Prestage - Trumpet

"Sacred Wall"

  • Simon Toulson-Clarke - Lead vocal
  • Derek Adams - Electric guitar
  • Simon Cole - Piano
  • Emily Maguire - Viola
  • Steve Carr - Harmonica
  • Alastair Gavin - String arrangement

"Let It Rain"

  • Simon Toulson-Clarke - Lead vocal, acoustic and electric guitars
  • Derek Adams - Electric guitar and drums
  • Paul Bond - Bass and electric guitar
  • Ty Unwin - Keyboards
  • John Prestage - Trumpet
  • Mick Hutchins - additional electric guitar

"Green"

  • Simon Toulson-Clarke - Lead vocal and acoustic guitar
  • Steve Carr - Harmony vocal and bass guitar
  • Simon Cole - Piano
  • Jonathan Isley - Acoustic guitar and drums
  • Emily Maguire - Viola and cello
  • Derek Adams - Percussion

"Never Let It Be Said"

  • Simon Toulson-Clarke - Lead vocal, acoustic guitar and strings
  • Derek Adams - Bass, banjo and strings
  • Ty Unwin - Piano and strings
  • Paul Bond - Electric guitar

"Once I Dreamed"

  • Simon Toulson-Clarke - Lead vocal and acoustic guitar
  • Steve Carr - Harmony vocal and bass guitar
  • Derek Adams - Acoustic guitar and drums
  • Simon Cole - Piano
  • Emily Maguire - Viola and cello

"Take My Hand for a While"

  • Simon Toulson-Clarke - Lead vocal and acoustic guitar
  • Steve Carr - Harmony vocal
  • Sid Ek - Piano
  • Frey Smith - Acoustic bass
  • Alastair Gavin - String arrangement

Production[edit]

  • Recorded at Olive Road, Yellow Shark and Chapel Studios
  • Mixed at Yellow Shark
  • Mastered at 360 Mastering

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allen, James. "Review: Red Box - Plenty". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 19 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Review: Plenty". Mojo (Bauer Media Group) (206): 104. January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Red Box - Plenty". Rockfeedback. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "The Plenty Sessions: Special Edition Tracks From The Album Plenty". Amazon.com. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Cherry Red Records: Top 51 Oct - Dec 2010". Cherry Red. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "SoundCloud: Red Box - Plenty samples". SoundCloud Ltd. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 

External links[edit]

Audio previews from Plenty[edit]

Music video from Plenty[edit]

Music video from The Plenty Sessions[edit]