Blue Eyed Soul (album)

Blue Eyed Soul is the twelfth studio album by British pop group Simply Red. The album was released on 8 November 2019 by BMG.[1]

Blue Eyed Soul
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Studio album by
Released8 November 2019 (2019-11-08)
StudioBritish Grove Studios and Southwest Studios, London, England
GenreBlue eyed-soul
Length33:53
LabelBMG
ProducerAndy Wright
Simply Red chronology
Symphonica in Rosso – Live at Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
(2018)
Blue Eyed Soul
(2019)
Singles from Blue Eyed Soul
  1. "Thinking of You"
    Released: 15 August 2019
  2. "Sweet Child"
    Released: 30 September 2019

Chart performanceEdit

The album debuted at number six on the UK Albums Chart, selling 9,772 copies in its first week. It is Simply Red's 14th top 10 album in the United Kingdom.[2]

Track listingEdit

The vinyl release has a slightly different song order than the CD and digital releases. Apparently, the preferred order is that of the vinyl release, which favours slower songs earlier.[3]

CD and digital download versionEdit

All tracks are written by Mick Hucknall[4].

Disc one
No.TitleLength
1."Thinking of You"3:12
2."Sweet Child"3:18
3."Complete Love"3:28
4."Take a Good Look"3:19
5."Ring That Bell"3:38
6."BadBootz"3:40
7."Don't Do Down"3:18
8."Riding on a Train"3:08
9."Chula"3:17
10."Tonight"3:35
Total length:33:53
Disc two – deluxe version (bonus tracks)
No.TitleLength
1."Thinking of You" (original version)3:13
2."Sweet Child" (original version)3:26
3."Thinking of You" (Danny Trexin remix)2:30
4."Thinking of You" (James Doman remix)5:00
5."Sweet Child" (Crooked Soul remix)7:11

LP versionEdit

All tracks are written by Mick Hucknall.

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."Thinking of You"3:12
2."Sweet Child"3:18
3."Complete Love"3:28
4."Take a Good Look"3:19
5."Tonight"3:35
Side two
No.TitleLength
1."Ring That Bell"3:38
2."BadBootz"3:40
3."Don't Do Down"3:18
4."Riding on a Train"3:08
5."Chula"3:17
Total length:33:53

PersonnelEdit

  • Mick Hucknall – vocals, mixer
  • Kenji Suzuki – guitar
  • Dave Clayton – keyboards
  • Roman Roth – drums
  • Steve Lewinson – bass
  • Kevin Robinson – trumpet
  • Ian Kirkham – saxophone
  • Chris de Margary – saxophone
  • Amy Stewart – string contractor
  • Andy Wright – producer, programming
  • Gavin Goldberg – engineer, programming, additional mixer
  • Lewis Chapman – assistant engineer, mix engineer
  • Tony Cousins – mastering

ChartsEdit

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Australian Digital Albums (ARIA)[5] 39
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[6] 5
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[7] 28
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[8] 35
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[9] 27
French Albums (SNEP)[10] 57
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[11] 11
Italian Albums (FIMI)[12] 24
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[13] 21
Scottish Albums (OCC)[14] 7
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 17
UK Albums (OCC)[16] 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Eames, Tom (15 August 2019). "Simply Red unveil brand new song 'Thinking of You' from comeback album Blue Eyed Soul". Smooth Radio. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  2. ^ Jones, Alan (15 November 2019). "Charts analysis: The Script score fifth No.1 album". Music Week. Intent Media. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Review: Simply Red back to '70s basics on 'Blue Eyed Soul'". abcnews.go.com. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Blue Eyed Soul". simplyred.com. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  5. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Digital Albums" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. 18 November 2019. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Simply Red – Blue Eyed Soul" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 November 2019.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Simply Red – Blue Eyed Soul" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Simply Red – Blue Eyed Soul" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  9. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Simply Red – Blue Eyed Soul" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  10. ^ "Top Albums (Week 46, 2019)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  11. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Simply Red – Blue Eyed Soul" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  12. ^ "Album – Classifica settimanale WK 46 (dal 08.11.2019 al 14.11.2019)" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  13. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 21 November 2019.
  14. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Simply Red – Blue Eyed Soul". Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  16. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 16 November 2019.