|English superstar Simply Red builds on the worldwide success of Home with Simplified. The 12-song album is simultaneously a stripped-down unplugged performance, a hit-packed retrospective, and a dynamic recasting of the group's sound. The set presents some of Simply Red’s best-loved songs in inventive, daringly intimate, new arrangements that showcase the emotionally nuanced, sublimely expressive vocals and distinctive songwriting of frontman Mick Hucknall.
In addition to its nine reworked Simply Red classics, Simplified features three memorable new songs. Along with the infectious new Hucknall originals "Perfect Love" (featuring an appearance by the Cuban singer Danae) and "Smile," the album features an impassioned take on Leon Russell's "A Song for You," which continues a longstanding Simply Red tradition of inspired cover versions.