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Stars: The Story Behind Simply Red’s Astronomical Hit Song
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Stars: The Story Behind Simply Red’s Astronomical Hit Song

Looking to the sky for inspiration, Simply Red’s hit single ‘Stars’ explored the nature of fame and skyrocketed the band to cosmic heights.

‘Love And The Russian Winter’: Behind Simply Red’s Chill-Out Comedown
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‘Love And The Russian Winter’: Behind Simply Red’s Chill-Out Comedown

A heartwarming mix of dance-pop and jazz, Simply Red’s ‘Love And The Russian Winter’ is a testament to the group’s refusal to play it safe.

Life: The Rollercoaster Journey Behind Simply Red’s Mid-90s Classic
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Life: The Rollercoaster Journey Behind Simply Red’s Mid-90s Classic

Simply Red’s soaring follow-up to ‘Stars’, ‘Life’ saw Mick Hucknall stretch his wings to produce a breezy work of 90s pop-soul.

‘Stars’: The Album That Wrote Simply Red’s Name In The Firmament
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‘Stars’: The Album That Wrote Simply Red’s Name In The Firmament

With Simply Red’s ‘Stars’, Mick Hucknall harnessed the personal, emotional and political to create one of the best pop albums of the 90s.

Mick Hucknall: How The Simply Red Frontman Grasped The Stars
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Mick Hucknall: How The Simply Red Frontman Grasped The Stars

From Manchester lad to soul-pop sensation, Simply Red singer Mick Hucknall’s rise to fame is a true rags-to-riches story.

Best Simply Red Songs: 20 Red-Hot Takes On Blue-Eyed Soul
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Best Simply Red Songs: 20 Red-Hot Takes On Blue-Eyed Soul

With fiery sophisti-pop and Mick Hucknall’s flaming locks, the best Simply Red songs brought a sparkle back into blue-eyed soul.

Men And Women: Revisiting Simply Red’s Soulful Second Album
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Men And Women: Revisiting Simply Red’s Soulful Second Album

Riding on high expectations following their acclaimed debut album, Simply Red’s ‘Men And Women’ saw the group get funkier and more playful.

Picture Book: How Simply Red Penned A Pop-Soul Classic
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Picture Book: How Simply Red Penned A Pop-Soul Classic

Simply Red’s debut album, ‘Picture Book’, launched a surprising attack on social ills and introduced Mick Hucknall as a masterful soul singer.

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