Simplicity (Tim Curry album)

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Simplicity
Studio album by Tim Curry
Released 1981
Recorded The Hit Factory, New York
Genre Rock
Length 34:58
Label A&M
Producer Michael Kamen
Tim Curry chronology
Fearless
(1979)
Simplicity
(1981)

Simplicity was the third and final album recorded by the English actor/singer Tim Curry, released in 1981.

Whereas his previous album Fearless (1979) had been almost entirely original songs, Simplicity was a half-originals half-covers mix, and contained a wider variety of source material than the covers on his first album Read My Lips (1978). Covers include a version of The Zombies' "She's Not There" and Martha and the Vandellas' "Dancing in the Streets", both of which were hits in 1964. Curry also performs a version of "Take Me, I'm Yours", originally a 1978 hit by Squeeze.

The track "Working on My Tan" was released as a single in certain countries (backed with "On A Roll") but was not commercially successful. Curry did not make any promo videos for the album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Working on My Tan" (Tim Curry, Michael Kamen, Bob Babbitt, Charles Collins, Bob Kulick, Michael Tschudin) - 4:05
  2. "She's Not There" (Rod Argent) - 2:22
  3. "Simplicity" (Tim Curry, Bob Babbitt, Charles Collins)- 4:13
  4. "On a Roll" (Tim Curry, Michael Kamen) - 2:49
  5. "Take Me, I'm Yours" (Chris Difford, Glenn Tilbrook) - 3:50
  6. "Dancing in the Streets" (Marvin Gaye, Ivy Hunter, William "Mickey" Stevenson) 3:59
  7. "Betty Jean" (Tim Curry, Michael Kamen) - 3:20
  8. "Out of Pawn" (David Lasley, Lana Marrano) - 3:43
  9. "Summer in the City" (John Sebastian) - 3:05
  10. "I Put a Spell on You" (Screamin' Jay Hawkins) - 3:32

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Album

Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1981 Pop Albums 112