Men and Women (album)

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Men and Women
Menandwomenalbum.jpg
Studio album by Simply Red
Released March 1987
Recorded 1986
Genre Soul, funk
Length 41:07
Label Elektra
WEA Records
Producer Alex Sadkin (except "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye", produced by Mick Hucknall and Yvonne Ellis)
Simply Red chronology
Picture Book
(1985)Picture Book1985
Men and Women
(1987)
A New Flame
(1989)A New Flame1989
Singles from Men And Women
  1. "The Right Thing"
    Released: February 1987
  2. "Infidelity"
    Released: May 1987
  3. "Maybe Someday..."
    Released: July 1987
  4. "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye"
    Released: November 1987
  5. "I Won’t Feel Bad"
    Released: March 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars link
Houston Chronicle5/5 stars link
Los Angeles Times(Positive) link
The New York Times(Positive) link
Robert ChristgauB+ link
Rolling Stone(Not rated) link

Men and Women is the second album by British pop group Simply Red, released in 1987.

Singles[edit]

Five singles were released from the album. "The Right Thing" was the first to be released, peaking at number 11 in the UK Singles Chart.[1] "Infidelity" was the second single, which reached number 31,[1] followed by "Maybe Someday..." which became Simply Red's first single to fail to reach the UK top 75, peaking at number 88.[1] The next single, "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye", a cover of the Cole Porter song, returned the band to the top 20 where it peaked at number 11.[1] "I Won’t Feel Bad" was the fifth and final single from the album, peaking at number 68.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "The Right Thing" (Mick Hucknall) – 4:19
  2. "Infidelity" (Hucknall/Lamont Dozier) – 4:09
  3. "Suffer" (Hucknall/Dozier) – 4:55
  4. "I Won’t Feel Bad" (Simply Red) – 4:14
  5. "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" (Cole Porter) – 3:23
Side two
  1. "Let Me Have It All" (Sylvester Stewart) – 3:45
  2. "Love Fire" (Bunny Wailer) – 3:58
  3. "Move On Out" (Hucknall) – 4:55
  4. "Shine" (Hucknall) – 3:22
  5. "Maybe Someday..." (Hucknall) – 4:18

2008 Special Edition bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "The Right Thing" (Hucknall) [Extended Version] – 5:36
  2. "Broken Man" (Hucknall) [1987 Version] – 4:00
  3. "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" [Live Version] – 3:42
  4. "Infidelity" (Hucknall/Dozier) [Stretch Mix] – 5:24
  5. "Love Fire" (Wailer) [Massive Red Mix] – 5:22
  6. "Lady Godiva's Room" (Hucknall) – 2:54

Personnel[edit]

Band[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Janette Sewell – backing vocals
  • Ian Kirkham – tenor and baritone saxophones
  • Derek Wadsworth – trombone on "Love Fire"
  • Eleanor Morris – cello on "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye"
  • Steve Rainford – keyboard programming

Credits[edit]

  • Produced by Alex Sadkin (except "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" by Yvonne Ellis and Mick Hucknall)
  • Engineered by Barry Mraz (except "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" by Yvonne Ellis)
  • Assistant engineer – Chris Dickie
  • Mixed by Alex Sadkin with Barry Mraz, Chris Dickie, Nick Launay and Joe Barbaria
  • Mastering engineer – Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, New York
  • Robert Erdmann – photography
  • Paul Smith – clothes
  • Representation:
    • Worldwide – So What Arts Ltd
    • USA – In association with Burton Management

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

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  20. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Simply Red – Men and Women" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Simply Red in the field Interpret. Enter Men and Women in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
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  24. ^ "Dutch album certifications – Simply Red – Men and Women" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers.  Enter Men and Women in the "Artiest of titel" box.
  25. ^ "British album certifications – Simply Red – Men and Women". British Phonographic Industry.  Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Enter Men and Women in the search field and then press Enter.