Stay (Simply Red album)

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Stay
Studio album by Simply Red
Released 12 March 2007 (UK)
24 April 2007 (North America)
10 October 2007 (Japan)[1]
Genre Soul
Length 43:39
Label Simplyred.com
Avex Group (Japan)
Producer Andy Wright (tracks 1-6)
Mick Hucknall (tracks 1-3, 6-11)
Simply Red chronology
Simplified
(2005)
Stay
(2007)
Simply Red 25: The Greatest Hits
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
The Guardian 3/5 stars link
Uncut 2/5 stars[2]

Stay is the tenth and final studio album from British pop group Simply Red. It was released on 12 March 2007 in the UK and entered the official charts at #4. The song most popular and played on radios is "So Not Over You".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The World and You Tonight" 3:33
  2. "So Not Over You" 3:50
  3. "Stay" 3:04
  4. "They Don't Know" 3:40
  5. "Oh! What a Girl!" 3:51
  6. "Good Times Have Done Me Wrong" 5:20
  7. "Debris" 4:52
  8. "Lady" 5:00
  9. "Money TV" 4:05
  10. "The Death of the Cool" 3:26
  11. "Little Englander" 3:06

Singles[edit]

  • "Oh! What a Girl!" (September 2006)
  • "So Not Over You" (5 March 2007)
  • "Stay" (28 May 2007) ("Stay" received popular Club Mixes from 7th Heaven.)
  • "The World and You Tonight" (November 2007)

Charts and certifications[edit]

End of year charts[edit]

Year Country Chart Rank
2007 Germany IFPI #92

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Italy (FIMI)[3] Gold 40,000*
Poland (ZPAV)[4] Gold 10,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[5] Gold 100,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Musicians[edit]

By this point in the band's career, "Simply Red" was essentially a trade name for Mick Hucknall, who appeared to be the only permanent member of the group. The Stay album credits simply list the musicians who played on the album in alphabetical order, with no listing of what instruments they may have played, or which tracks they may have played on. Credited musicians are:

Dave Bloor
Sarah Brown
Anthea Clarke
Dave Clayton
Gavin Goldberg
Simon Hale
Geoff Holyrode
Mark Jaimes
Dee Johnson
Jilly Johnson
John Johnson
Ian Kirkham
Pete Lewinson
Steve Lewinson
Chris De Margary
Jim McWiliam
Willie Fister
Patirck Murdock
Kevin Robinson
Danny Saxon
Morton Schjolin
Kenji Suzuki
Andy Wright
The London Session Orchestra, led by Gavin Wright

Oddly, Hucknall does not appear on the album's list of musicians.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "STAY : SIMPLY RED : avex network". Avexnet.jp. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  2. ^ Adam Sweeting Uncut, May 2007, Issue 120
  3. ^ "Simply Red e Ludovico Einaudi raggiungono il disco d’oro". Musica e Dischi (in Italian). 11 April 2007. Archived from the original on 9 July 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Polish album certifications – Simply Red – Stay" (in Polish). Polish Producers of Audio and Video (ZPAV). 
  5. ^ "British album certifications – Simply Red – Stay". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 9 July 2012.  Enter Stay in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go