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5.0 out of 5 stars
A major return to form, 22 Mar. 2007
Ok, let's get things straight here - I can honestly say my admiration for Mick and the gang have wained over the years. "Stars", admittedly, was nothing short of a masterwork but, let's face it, that was over 15 years ago. Since then, although both "Life" and "Home" had a handful of great songs, Simply Red have never really come close to matching that seminal record from 1991 - until now. I can honestly say that there isn't a duff song on this album. Sure, the latter half of the album may not 'rock your boat' on first listen, but set your CD player to 'repeat' and I guarantee you will be humming along in no time - not to mention whistling along to "Little Englander"! Summing up, this album confirms that Mick is back to his best and, incredibly, his voice sounds better than ever. I hold my hands up - the boy's still got it!