simple pleasure

12″ vinyl and CD
UK release date: 6th September 1999
Label: Island & Simply Vinyl (LP)
LP cat no: SVLP112
CD cat no: CID8085
2CD remaster – June 2004, Island/Universal, 981 689-3

album credits

Strings recorded 16.10.98
Brass recorded 12-17.10.98
Backing vocals recorded 16-19.10.98

Alastair Macaulay – Drums, Mark Colwill – Bass, Neil Fraser – Guitar, David Boulter – Keyboards, Dickon Hinchliffe – Electric Violin, Keyboards, Vocals, Stuart A. Staples – Vocals

simple pleasure band

String Section:
Violins – Lucy Wilkins, Harvey Brown, Calina de la Mare, Ruth Gottlieb, Charles Nancarrow, Eduoard Wood
Cello – Oliver Kraus, Sarah Willson

Horn Section:
Trumpet – Steve Sidwell
Trombone – Neil Sidwell
Baritone Sax – Dave Bishop
Tenor Sax – James Talbot, Phil Todd

Vocal Background – Jenni Evans & Gina Foster

String & Horn Arrangements: Dickon Hinchliffe

Recorded at RAK studios, London with Bryan Zee except From The Inside, recorded at RAK with Ian Caple
Mixed at The Dairy, London with Ian Caple
Produced by Stuart A. Staples

Mastered by Tim Young at Metropolis, London
Sleeve Design by Bartholomew & Windsor

remaster credits

Cover Art by Suzanne Osborne and Stuart Staples
Layout at Youngs Design
Digitally Remastered by Tim Young at Metropolis
Project Co-ordination for Universal by Joe Black
Tape Research by Zoe Roberts at the Universal Tape Facility

Thanks to Dave Bedford, Paul Reidy, Claire Sugrue and Ian Youngs

← ‘recordings’

  • simple pleasure

  • side 1
  • Can We Start Again?
  • If You’re Looking For A Way Out
  • Pretty Words
  • From The Inside
  • side 2
  • If She’s Torn
  • Before You Close Your Eyes
  • (You Take) This Heart Of Mine
  • I Know That Loving
  • CF GF
  • One Way Street – bonus track on Japanese CD

  • 2004 remaster disc 2
    demos, singles, b-Sides, and remix
  • Twisted Wheel (demo of Can We Start Again?)
  • One Way Street
  • (You’re A) Pussycat
  • If She’s Torn (demo)
  • A Little Time
  • Pretty Words (demo)
  • (You Take) This Heart Of Mine (demo)
  • I Know That Loving (Adrian Sherwood remix)
  • David’s Soul (demo of From The Inside)
  • If You’re Looking For A Way Out (demo)
  • Puppy Fat
  • CF GF (demo)