Mick Hucknall - one of the greatest British voices of all-time - goes it alone for a stunning debut solo record of ‘American Soul’, out October 29th, with a great version of the Otis Reading classic ‘That’s How Strong My Love Is’, released October 22nd, both on ATCO.
The erstwhile Simply Red frontman has lovingly handpicked twelve personal favourites for a quadruple helping of classic American soul and an insight into the music that has inspired him throughout his career.
Produced by Andy Wright, highlights include ‘I’d Rather Go Blind’ - a song which takes Etta James’s earth-shattering blueprint and re-imagines it from a new perspective - The Flamingos’ fireside burner
‘I Only Have Eyes For You’ and ‘Hope There’s Someone’ and ‘Baby What Do You Want Me To Do’, which was one of the first blues songs Mick ever heard as a teenager.
Together with Simply Red, Mick Hucknall has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, won a plethora of awards - including three BRITS, two Ivor Novellos and a MOBO - and spent a glorious career carving his attractive blend of blue-eyed soul.