CD review: American Soul - Mick Hucknall

MIKE ALEXANDER
Last updated 05:00 09/12/2012
American Soul - Mick Hucknall
American Soul - Mick Hucknall

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AMERICAN SOUL
Mick Hucknall
(Warner)

The voice of Simply Red has always been a wide-eyed blue-eyed soul boy. 

And no matter where you stand around Hucknall and co, there's no denying they cut it as white boys in a black man's world. 

It's rather surprising then that Hucknall should sound so sluggish and routine on an album that should have been standard fair for him - American classics which have been made famous by the even more famous including Otis Redding, Etta James, Aaron Neville and Perry Como. 

The one song where he does come alive is curiously James' I'd Rather Go Blind but that's possibly because it retains its simple arrangement and forces Hucknall to bring something to the vocal other than karaoke.  

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