Men and Women (album)


Men and Women (album)
Men and Women
Studio album by Simply Red
Released March 1987
Recorded 1986
Genre Soul
Length 41:07
Label WEA Records
Elektra Records
Producer Alex Sadkin(except "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" by Mick Hucknall, Yvonne Ellis)
Simply Red chronology
Picture Book
(1985)
Men and Women
(1987)
A New Flame
(1989)
Singles from Men And Women
  1. "The Right Thing"
    Released: February 1987
  2. "Infidelity"
    Released: May 1987
  3. "Maybe Someday"
    Released: July 1987
  4. "Every Time We Say Goodbye"
    Released: November 1987
  5. "I Won’t Feel Bad"
    Released: March 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Houston Chronicle 5/5 stars[2]
Los Angeles Times (Positive)[3]
The New York Times (Positive)[4]
Robert Christgau (B+) [5]
Rolling Stone (Not rated) [6]

Men and Women is the second album released by British pop group Simply Red in 1987.

Contents

Track listing

Side one
  1. "The Right Thing" (Mick Hucknall) - 4:19
  2. "Infidelity" (Hucknall/Lamont Dozier) - 4:09
  3. "Suffer" (Hucknall/Dozier) - 4:55
  4. "I Won’t Feel Bad" (Simply Red) - 4:14
  5. "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" (Cole Porter) - 3:23
Side two
  1. "Let Me Have It All” (Sylvester Stewart) - 3:45
  2. "Love Fire" (Bunny Wailer) - 3:58
  3. "Move On Out" (Hucknall) - 4:55
  4. "Shine" (Hucknall) - 3:22
  5. "Maybe Someday" (Hucknall) - 4:18

2008 Special Edition bonus tracks

  1. "The Right Thing" (Hucknall) [Extended Version] - 5:36
  2. "Broken Man" (Hucknall) [1987 Version] - 4:00
  3. "Every Time We Say Goodbye" [Live Version] - 3:42
  4. "Infidelity" (Hucknall/Dozier) [Stretch Mix] - 5:24
  5. "Love Fire" (Wailer) [Massive Red Mix] - 5:22
  6. "Lady Godiva’s Room" (Hucknall) – 2:54

Personnel

Band

  • Mick Hucknall - Vocals
  • Chris Joyce - Drums & Percussion
  • Tony Bowers - Bass & Percussion
  • Tim Kellett - Keyboards, Trumpet, Flugelhorn & Percussion
  • Fritz McIntyre - Keyboards & Vocals
  • Sylvan Richardson - Guitars

Additional players

  • Janette Sewell - Vocals
  • Ian Kirkham - Tenor & Baritone Sax
  • Derek Wadsworth - Trombone on "Love Fire"
  • Eleanor Morris - Cello on "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye"
  • Steve Rainford - Keyboard programming

Credits

  • Produced by Alex Sadkin (except "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" by Yvonne Ellis and Mick Hucknall)
  • Engineered by Barry Mraz (except "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" by Yvonne Ellis)
  • Assistant Engineer Chris Dickie
  • Mixed by Alex Sadkin with Barry Mraz, Chris Dickie, Nick Launay and Joe Barbaria
  • Mastering Engineer Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, New York
  • Robert Erdmann - Photography
  • Paul Smith - Clothes
  • Representation:
  • Worldwide - So What Arts Ltd
  • USA - In association with Burton Management

Charts

Chart positions

Chart (1987) Peak
position
Australian Kent Music Report[7] 5
Austrian Albums Chart[8] 3
Canadian Albums Chart[9] 5
Dutch Albums Chart[10] 2
Italian Albums Chart[11] 1
Japanese Oricon Albums Chart[12] 32
New Zealand Albums Chart[13] 4
Norwegian VG-lista Albums Chart[14] 6
Swedish Albums Chart[15] 4
Swiss Albums Chart[16] 1
UK Albums Chart[17] 2
U.S. Billboard 200 [18] 16
West German Media Control Albums Chart[19] 3

Year-end charts

Chart (1987) Position
Australian Albums Chart[7] 10
Austrian Albums Chart[20] 11
Canadian Albums Chart [21] 32
Italian Albums Chart[11] 6
Swiss Albums Chart[22] 13
UK Albums Chart[23] 19

Certifications

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Austria (IFPI Austria)[24] Gold 25,000x
France (SNEP)[25] Gold 232,200[26]
Germany (BVMI)[27] Platinum 500,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[28] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[29] 3× Platinum 900,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Preceded by
Heart Over Mind by Jennifer Rush
Swiss Music Chart number-one album
29 March – April 1987
Succeeded by
The Joshua Tree by U2

References

  1. ^ Ron, Wynn. Men and Women (album) at Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-11-01.
  2. ^ Gilbert, Kelly (1987-05-10). "Records". http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl/1987_461918/record.html. Retrieved 2011-11-01. 
  3. ^ Johnson, Connie (1987-03-15). "Quirky, Carrot-top Soul". articles.latimes.com. Los Angeles Times. http://articles.latimes.com/1987-03-15/entertainment/ca-10500_1_soul-music. Retrieved 2011-11-01. 
  4. ^ Holden, Stephen (1987-03-11). "THE POP LIFE; SIMPLY RED'S 2D ALBUM BLENDS FUNK WITH BALLADS". nytimes.com. The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/1987/03/11/arts/the-pop-life-simply-red-s-2d-album-blends-funk-with-ballads.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm. Retrieved 2011-11-01. 
  5. ^ Robert Christgau review
  6. ^ Rolling Stone review
  7. ^ a b Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0646119176. 
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  9. ^ Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 2011-11-01
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  12. ^ Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970-2005. Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. 2006. ISBN 4871310779. 
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  16. ^ "Simply Red - Men and Women - hitparade.ch" (in German) (ASP). Hung Medien. Swiss Music Charts. http://hitparade.ch/showitem.asp?interpret=Simply+Red&titel=Men+and+Women&cat=a. Retrieved 2011-11-01. 
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  26. ^ "Les Albums Or". infodisc.fr. SNEP. http://www.infodisc.fr/CDCertif_O.php?debut=2500. Retrieved 2011-09-18. 
  27. ^ "German album certifications – Simply Red – Men and Women" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. http://www.musikindustrie.de/gold_platin_datenbank/?action=suche&strTitel=Men+and+Women&strInterpret=Simply+Red&strTtArt=alben&strAwards=checked. 
  28. ^ "Dutch album certifications – Simply Red – Men and Women" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. http://www.ifpi.nl/nvpi/pagina.asp?pagkey=60463. 
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