Life

Release Inform­a­tion

Released: Octo­ber 1995
CD — EW 0630–12069-2
Cas­sette — EW 0630–12069-4
Vinyl — EW 0630–12069-1

Released: Octo­ber 2008
Spe­cial Edi­tion — 2564–69358-7
Includes bonus tracks — more info here

Ori­ginal Credits

Mick Huck­nall — Vocals, Back­ground Vocals, Gui­tar and Bass Gui­tar
Fritz McIntyre — Key­boards & Back­ground Vocals
Ian Kirkham — Sax­o­phone, EWI & Key­boards
Heitor T P — Gui­tars
Dee John­son — Back­ground Vocals
With spe­cial thanks to:
Sly Dun­bar — Drums & Pro­gram­ming (appears cour­tesy of Island Records)
Rob­bie Shakespeare — Bass Gui­tar (appears cour­tesy of Island Records)
Bootsy Collins — Bass Gui­tar (appears cour­tesy of Rykodisc and Bootzilla Records)
Ritchie Stevens — Drums
Danny Cum­mings — Per­cus­sion
Hugh Masekela — Flu­gel­horn (appears cour­tesy of Umoja Productions)

Pro­duced by Mick Huck­nall and Stew­art Lev­ine
Engin­eered and Mixed by Roland Her­ring­ton and Femi Jiya
Pro­gram­ming and Key­boards by Andy Wright
Recor­ded at:
Planet 4 Stu­dios, Manchester, Eng­land — Assist­ant Engin­eer Aiden Love
Air Stu­dios, Lon­don, Eng­land — Assist­ant Engin­eers Andy Strange & Bern­ard O’Reilly
Down­town Stu­dios, Johan­nes­burg, South Africa — Assist­ant Engin­eer Chris Ver­maak
Mixed at Whit­field Street Stu­dios, Lon­don, Eng­land — Assist­ant Engin­eer Jake Dav­ies
Album Co-Ordination — Merv Pear­son
Mastered by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mas­ter­ing, Los Angeles, USA

Umoja Sing­ers Chor­ale
Kwazi Shange, Jan­shi Mayo, Lawrence Mat­sh­iza, Temba Mkh­ize, John Hassen, Mar­ilyn Nokwe, Beu­lala Hashe, Phumz­ile Ntuli, Stella Khu­malo, Faith Kekane, Feli­cia Marion, Anneline Malebo, Khanya Mal­phu­mulo, Tu Nokwe, Tholo Ndlozi, Mandisa Dlanga, Vuyo Mokoena, Vic­tor Rxu­malo, Sipho Mbhele, Bongani Mas­uku, Zamo Mbutho, Luyanda Jez­ile, Ringo Madlingozi, Vuy­isile Dik­ana, Sipho Mhlambi, Hugh Masekela

The Lon­don Met­ro­pol­itan Orches­tra
Con­duc­ted by Car­oline Dale
Strings arranged by Mick Huck­nall, Andy Wright and Car­oline Dale

Photography/Art Dir­ec­tion — Zanna
Design/Art Dir­ec­tion — Mat Cook @ Intro
Art­work — copy­right 1995 Simply Red
World­wide rep­res­ent­a­tion: Andy Dodd and Elliot Rash­man at So What Arts Lim­ited
In asso­ci­ation with Lisa Bar­baris for So What Arts Amer­ica
Thanks to Wel­come Msomi, Krizia, Nana Bot­tazzi, Erskine Thompson, Adrian Shaugh­nessy, Katy Richard­son, Paul Smith, Tickle Music Hire, Patti Wil­lis
All tracks used by kind per­mis­sion of the publishers