Quantity:1
Home has been added to your Basket
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: In VERY GOOD condition in a good case.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Basket
£4.97
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20.00. Details
Sold by: best_value_entertainment
Add to Basket
£5.00
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20.00. Details
Sold by: Leisurezone
Add to Basket
£10.42
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20.00. Details
Sold by: GMFT
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Home
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

Home CD

29 customer reviews

Price: £5.02 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details
Only 7 left in stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
37 new from £2.98 50 used from £0.01 3 collectible from £2.95
£5.02 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details Only 7 left in stock. Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Amazon's Simply Red Store

Music

Image of album by Simply Red

Photos

Image of Simply Red

Biography

Simply Red release their first new studio album in eight years with
‘Big Love’ out June 1st on East West Records. When the band announced a massive world tour to celebrate their 30th anniversary last autumn, main man Mick Hucknall started thinking about recording again.
 
“Once I began wondering how Simply Red were going to sound, I started writing songs,” ... Read more in Amazon's Simply Red Store

Visit Amazon's Simply Red Store
for 117 albums, 15 photos, discussions, and more.

Frequently Bought Together

Home + Stay + Blue
Price For All Three: £9.99

Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Audio CD (12 Mar. 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Universal
  • ASIN: B00008IXAR
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31,695 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Home
2. Fake
3. Sunrise
4. You Make Me Feel Brand New
5. Home Loan Blues
6. Positively 4th Street
7. Lost Weekend
8. Money
9. Something For You
10. It's You
11. Home (Reprise)

Product Description

Product Description

CD simplyred, 50551317 0004 1, 2003, 11 Track

Amazon.co.uk

Home is the first album from Simply Red for more than three years. Their last (1999's Love and the Russian Winter) was both underwhelming and underperforming--the result of the band's increasingly unfashionable status and the flame that once made Mick Hucknall a great songwriter starting to burn out. Many artists in this position attempt some kind of back-to-basics approach to remind everyone why they sold so many records in the first place. On the surface, this looks like what Hucknall has attempted, particularly with opener "Home". But scratch the surface and you'll find bold, upbeat and funky songs, full of joyous brass and strings.

Both "Fake" and "Sunrise" (complete with a forgivable Hall and Oates sample) are wonderfully reminiscent of early Hucknall but infused with a new-found confidence. Home is Simply Red in a nutshell--great, soulful songs, funky guitars and Hucknall's remarkable voice, the latter something that most people forget when criticising the band for their "coffee table" appeal.

The main problem is that there aren't enough of these songs. The album is bolstered significantly by a number of covers (most notably the inspired Dylan classic, "Positively 4th Street"). They're great, but ultimately B-side fodder, taking up valuable room on the album after a mammoth absence--what has Hucknall been doing for the last three years? Well, setting up his own record label to release this, for one thing. Hucknall should have capitalised on this opportunity more because despite the quality on offer here, it simply isn't enough. --Ben Johncock

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Moira Stewart on 11 April 2003
Format: Audio CD
This is worth the wait! This album REALLY shows the songwriting skills of Mick Hucknall,what a talent!!The first single 'Sunrise'
shows the clever use of sampling a classic Hall and Oates song, but as the background, with Mick giving it an up to date twist.
The title track 'Home ' must surely be the next single.
This album shows that Mick has a timeless voice and an incredible knack of choosing the right tracks to cover,You make me feel brand new',is even better than the original!
All in all this album gets me in the mood for Simply Red's forthcoming tour,my only gripe is that the album isn't long enough!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By "planetmandy" on 22 April 2003
Format: Audio CD
After a long abscence, Mick is back with an album that was well worth the wait. His unique voice and with excellent backing we have Simply Red back with a bang. 'Home' is undoubtably the best track on the album and will surely be the next single. Mick always mixes covers with originals with fine balance on his albums, with his covers as good as, if not usually better than, the originals. This album is no exception, my favourite by far being the Dylan classic 'Positivley 4th Street'. 20 years on simlpy Red are still simply the best and fans new and old should buy this album and enjoy.
As a Simply Red fan since 1984, I can recommend this album without hesitation, with not one bad track to be found. Roll on the tour.

Good Old Red.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By stephen clifford on 28 April 2003
Format: Audio CD
Being a very varied listener to all kinds of music, I had mixed feelings about " Home". After love and the russian winter I wondered if Hucknall could ever deliver. STOP, if you have not bought this yet make it your next choice. From the catchy sunrise right down to you make me feel brand new, Mick delivers brilliantly. It has been a long long time since I wanted to play a record over and over, but this is one. Like an old pair of slippers simply red are still comfortable in the right mood.
buy, buy, buy,
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Giordano Luna Venegas on 27 May 2003
Format: Audio CD
Great melodies and beautiful lyrics configures an stupendous job of this British band. With this new album, Simply Red returns to the own origins of R&B, just like you can listen in “A New Flame” or “Stars”.
I recommend specially, the following tracks: “Home”, “Fake” and “You make me fell brand new”. This last song is special for a romantic night with your girlfriend or boyfriend.
Enjoy it!!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By stephen clifford on 6 April 2003
Format: Audio CD
As a former punk rocker who listened to all kinds of music ( strange,I know) I find one band that I can sit and relax to are Simply Red. Home to me is a worthy cd which kind of reminds me of the old classic singer. Every now and again they pull one out of the draw.Mick excels with Sunrise, with obvious influence from Hall and Oates. A couple of worthy cover versions, which are at least sung and not trashed like most these days. Although not the best album they have made Home is what the title says. Home, a place to sit down, relax and chill. Like your old pair of slippers, getting on in life but still comfortable.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Dave Mclean on 4 Jan. 2004
Format: Audio CD
After several years in the wilderness, Simply Red are back doing what Simply Red do best.
The problem with many acts which become mega-successful is that they either mistakenly believe their fan base will follow them down whichever fanciful road they chose to lead them, or they foolishly try to distance themselves from their past in order to 'reinvent' themselves. This is the mistake Simply Red made.
Just why Mick Hucknall thought it would be good to jump on the Fugees 5 minute bandwagon is anyone's guess. The millions who had bought 'Stars' were never going to appreciate it and the Fugees fans were hardly likely to welcome Mick Hucknell to their urban bosom. All Simply Red managed to do was alienate their fans.
However, 'Home' sees Hucknall back on track and finally back to doing what they do best - making well crafted pop/soul which wears its influences on its sleeve.
Of course not all of 'Home' hits home (excuse the obvious pun), but most of it does, and when it does, boy is it good.
Yes the album features an uncomfortable number of covers, but when they are as good as Simply Red's version of The Stylistics 'You Make Me Feel Brand New' you can forgive them. Mick's voice simply stuns.
'Sunrise', built as it is on a sample of Daryl Hall & John Oates 'I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)', could hardly fail, while 'Something For You' is pure 70s west coast Americana which could have come from the pen of classic Doobie Brothers or Steely Dan. Magic! So much for "They don't write 'em like that anymore".
It's good to see Mick Hucknall back on track and using THAT voice as it should be used. Welcome Home Mick.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 4 Sept. 2003
Format: Audio CD
I am always waiting for Simply Red's new cd's a long time before they arrive. This time I was so pleased, again. It is one of the best albums they have made. The more I listen, the more I love it. The sound is more like the music they made in the beginning. Which is the sound that made me love their music in the first place.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By barrie on 18 Mar. 2003
Format: Audio CD
This is their best album in ages. It sounds like Mick is really enjoying life again and singing magnificently. My favourite song is the reflective title track 'Home', and the Stylistics cover 'You Make Me Feel Brand New',which Hucknall nails. I don't know how they came up with the single 'Sunrise' but it really works. Listening to this album is like seeing an old friend who you really like but haven't seen in ages. The band sound on great form and i think this album will head towards the top of the charts like a heat seeking device.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for similar items by category


Feedback