Free (Rick Astley album)

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Free
Free (Rick Astley album).jpg
Studio album by Rick Astley
Released 12 March 1991
Recorded 1990–91
Genre Dance-pop
Length 51:33
Label RCA Records
Producer Gary Stevenson, Rick Astley
Rick Astley chronology
Hold Me in Your Arms
(1988)Hold Me in Your Arms1988
Free
(1991)
Body and Soul
(1993)Body and Soul1993
Singles from Free
  1. "Cry for Help"
    Released: 20 January 1991
  2. "Move Right Out"
    Released: 24 March 1991
  3. "Never Knew Love"
    Released: 23 June 1991

Free is Rick Astley's third album, released in 1991. It was his first album not to be produced by the noted production team of Stock Aitken Waterman. It gave Astley another hit single in the ballad "Cry for Help", which became a Top 10 in both the UK and US. Further singles "Move Right Out" and "Never Knew Love" were less successful. Free reached the UK Top 10 and the US Top 40 and marked the end of a successful four-year period for Astley.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars link
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars link
MSN Music 1/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

  1. "In the Name of Love" - 4:27 (Michael McDonald)
  2. "Cry for Help" - 4:54 (Rick Astley/Rob Fisher)
  3. "Move Right Out" - 3:50 (Rick Astley/Rob Fisher)
  4. "Be with You" - 4:07 (Rick Astley/Mark King)
  5. "Really Got a Problem" - 4:15 (Rick Astley/Mark King)
  6. "Is This Really Love"† - 3:26 (Rick Astley)
  7. "This Must Be Heaven" - 4:42 (Nicky Brown/Jeffrey Cohen/Jon Lind)
  8. "Never Knew Love" - 3:07 (Derek Bordeaux/John Paul)
  9. "The Bottom Line" - 5:13 (Rick Astley)
  10. "Some Kinda Love" (Japan bonus track) - 4:30 (Rick Astley)
  11. "Wonderful You" - 5:08 (Rick Astley)
  12. "Behind the Smile" - 4:33 (Rick Astley)

Note

  • † Not on LP PL74896

2010 re-issue[edit]

On 3 May 2010 an expanded edition of Free was released in a package containing both newly expanded and remastered editions of Free and Body and Soul.[1]

  1. "In the Name of Love" – 4:27
  2. "Cry for Help" – 4:54
  3. "Move Right Out" – 3:50
  4. "Be With You" – 4:07
  5. "Really Got a Problem" – 4:15
  6. "Is This Really Love" – 3:26
  7. "This Must Be Heaven" – 4:42
  8. "Never Knew Love" – 3:07
  9. "The Bottom Line" – 5:13
  10. "Wonderful You" – 5:08
  11. "Behind the Smile" – 4:33
  12. "Some Kind Love" – 4:26
  13. "So Glad" – 3:23
  14. "Cry for Help" (Single Edit) – 4:19
  15. "Move Right Out" (7" Version) – 3:53
  16. "Never Knew Love" (7" Remix) – 3:08
  17. "Cry for Help" (12" Version) – 6:27
  18. "Move Right Out" (Vox/Strings/Piano Version) – 3:35

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[2] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[3] Gold 100,000^

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Brien, Neil. "Free…plus + Body & Soul plus". Rickastley.co.uk. Archived from the original on 15 July 2013. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Solo Exitos 1959–2002 Ano A Ano: Certificados 1991–1995". Solo Exitos 1959–2002 Ano A Ano. 
  3. ^ "British album certifications – Rick Astley – Free". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 25 July 2012.  Enter Free in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search