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2.0 out of 5 stars Chronicles Simply Red's gradual loss of identity., 20 Nov 2000
This review is from: It's Only Love (Audio CD)
Simply Red started out as one of the most promising soul bands Britain had ever given birth to with 'Holding Back The Years' back in the mid eighties. Most critics would have agreed that only a band like Simply Red could even contemplate doing justice to an old classic like 'Every Time We Say Goodbye'. In recent years they have joined the dance music bandwagon and lost the pop melodies and soul that characterised their early music. 'It's Only Love' gives us an opportunity to listen to their remarkable decline for the first time on one album. From touching melodies like 'Holding Back The Years' (a song made even more beautiful on discovering it was written about the years Hucknall did not see his mother) and the respectful cover of 'Every Time We Say Goodbye' to empty, transitory dance floor beats like 'Ain't That A Lot Of Love', it is a journey that will convince you that they have completely sold out.
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