6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Very pleasent but could have been better,
By A Customer
This review is from: Simplified (Audio CD)
I'm a long term fan of Simply Red so it surprised me to sound a bit negative. That's partly my own fault - I just 'bought' and didn't take note that some of the tracks are covers and this isn't an entirely new album. When any artist does that it always feels like a bit of a swizz. So saying the overall 'feel' of the album is great, most of the cover tracks are well done and worth hearing as a new version. There are a couple of exceptions. A long time favourite track of mine is Fairground and I was looking forward to an upbeat remix similar to the initial tracks on the album - instead it's a slow paced soulful sound that's okay but nothing spectacular and a couple of others I disliked even more. However, I do still like the album and if you're a fan and can get it at a great price like here rather than in the high street then I would thoroughly recommend buying.