Simplified (album)

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Studio album by Simply Red
Released 2005
Recorded 04-05
Genre Soul, Rock
Producer Andy Wright, Mark Jaimes & Danny Saxon (tracks 1-3)
Mick Hucknall (tracks 4-12)
Simply Red chronology

Simplified is a Simply Red album released in 2005. It features new, rearranged recordings of the band's older songs, and four new songs: "Perfect Love" and an alternate version, "My Perfect Love", a cover of Leon Russell's "A Song for You", and "Smile".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Perfect Love" (Mick Hucknall) - 3:13
  2. "Something Got Me Started" (Mick Hucknall/Fritz McIntyre) - 3:45
  3. "Holding Back The Years" (Mick Hucknall) - 4:19
  4. "More" (Mick Hucknall) - 4:19
  5. "A Song for You" (Leon Russell/Mick Hucknall) - 4:08
  6. "Your Mirror" (Mick Hucknall) - 4:15
  7. "Fairground" – 5:15
  8. "My Perfect Love" (Mick Hucknall) - 3:38
  9. "Smile" (Mick Hucknall/Ian Kirkham) - 3:10
  10. "Sad Old Red" (Mick Hucknall) - 5:45
  11. "For Your Babies" (Mick Hucknall) 4:25
  12. "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" (Cole Porter) - 3:06


The album credits alphabetically list the musicians who played on the record, with no indication of which musicians played on which tracks, or what instruments they played.

Credited musicians are: Sarah Brown, Anthea Clarke, Dave Clayton, Simon Hale, Geoff Holroyde, Mark Jamies, Dee Johnson, John Johnson, Ian Kirkham, Pete Lewinson, Steve Lewinson, Chris De Margary, Roachie, Kevin Robinson, Danny Saxon, Kenji Suzuki, Andy Wright, Gota Yashiki.

Oddly, Mick Hucknall is not listed in the album's musician credits.


  • "Perfect Love" (October 2005)
  • "Something Got Me Started" / "A Song for You" (January 2006)