Simplified (album)

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Studio album by Simply Red
Released 13 October 2005
Recorded 2004–05
Genre Soul, rock
Producer Andy Wright, Mark Jaimes and Danny Saxon (tracks 1–3)
Mick Hucknall (tracks 4–12)
Simply Red chronology

Simplified is a Simply Red album released in October 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" (Hucknall/Fritz McIntyre) – 3:45
  3. "Holding Back the Years" (Hucknall) – 4:19
  4. "More" (Hucknall) – 4:19
  5. "A Song for You" (Leon Russell/Hucknall) – 4:08
  6. "Your Mirror" (Hucknall) – 4:15
  7. "Fairground" – 5:15
  8. "My Perfect Love" (Hucknall) – 3:38
  9. "Smile" (Hucknall/Ian Kirkham) – 3:10
  10. "Sad Old Red" (Hucknall) – 5:45
  11. "For Your Babies" (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)