Knowledge Identifier: &Simply_Red
The album featured one new track, a cover of the 1973 Aretha Franklin hit "Angel" which was co-produced with The Fugees
Soul music - American soul was extremely popular among some youth sub-cultures like the Northern soul and Modern soul movements, but a clear genre of British soul did not emerge until the 1980s when a number of artists including George Michael, Sade, Simply Red, Lisa Stansfield and Soul II Soul enjoyed commercial success
Garry Roberts - After The Boomtown Rats broke up in 1986, Roberts worked with Simply Red, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and Flesh For Lulu in the role of sound engineer on tours in the UK and US
Gota Yashiki - Gota joined Simply Red in 1991 for the recording of the album "Stars" and the following world tour
Rowetta - She worked as a backing singer on numerous albums including Simply Red's 1991 album "Stars"
Gota Yashiki - In late 1993, he released an album entitled "Something to Talk About" under the name Gota & The Heart of Gold, and helped fellow Simply Red band member Heitor T.P. release a solo album in 1994
M People - They made some outdoor live UK performances called the "Summer M Parties" in June 1996, at Crystal Palace, Alton Towers plus a televised performance on BBC 1 on 29 June 1996 from Old Trafford, Manchester for "The Crowd are on the Pitch: The Euro '96 Extravanganza", where they performed along with bands Dodgy, Madness and fellow Mancunians Simply Red and comedians Nick Hancock and Jo Brand to a crowd of 60,000 at party celebrating the Euro 1996 football championships
Gota Yashiki - Gota helped produce Simply Red's album entitled "Blue" the following year in 1998 and subsequently assisted the following year's release "Love and The Russian Winter"
From their early days, the main driving force behind the band was singer Mick Hucknall, who, by the time the band was disbanded in 2010, was the only original member left
On 11 November 2016, Simply Red embarked in Dublin, Ireland on the "25 Years of Stars Live" tour, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release in September 1991 of "Stars" by playing live on stage the entire album in its original running order