This LP was Tim Curry's third and, as it turned out, final album as a solo artist (1978's Read My Lips and 1979's Fearless were the other two). It is also generally considered to be the weakest album of the three, even among great fans of Tim Curry's singing.
Just under half the songs on this album are original ("Working On My Tan", the title track "Simplicity", "On A Roll", and "Betty Jean"), with lyrics by Tim Curry. The rest are covers of songs originally recorded by such diverse performers as The Lovin' Spoonful, Martha and the Vandellas, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Squeeze, and The Zombies.
The songs "Working On My Tan", "Simplicity", and "Out Of Pawn" were all re-released on CD format in 1989 as part of the Best Of Tim Curry CD. All other tracks from this album have never been reissued.
LP Front Cover
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LP Back Cover
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LP Disc Label Side Two
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Engineered & re-mixed by Bruce Tergesen at The Hit Factory, N.Y.C.
Assistant Engineer - Chris Tergesen
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk, N.Y.C.
Tim Curry is managed by Clodagh Wallace for Cameron Music, Inc.
Michael Kamen - Keyboards, Oboe
Earl Slick - Lead Guitar
Noel Alphonso - Drums
John Siegler - Bass
Bryant Montiro - Guitar
Joel Newman - Guitar
David Sanborn - Alto Sax
More musicians and friends:
Charlie Miller - Trumpet
Hank Crawford - Alto Sax
David "Fathead" Newman - Tenor Sax
Art Baron - Trombone
Howard Johnson - Baritone Sax
Jimmy Maelen - Percussion
Background Vocals - Gui Andrisano, Ula Hedwig, Laurel Massé, Dian Sorel, Sasha and Seth
Art Direction - Jeff Ayeroff, Chuck Beeson
Design - Lynn Robb
Photography - Edo
Lettering - Paula Greif
Production Assistant - Susan Kaplow
Fine Coffees and Food - "Gregory's"
Thanks to Eddie, Jerry, Sharon, Claire, Monica, Andy Surfer, Manny, Bill Dern, and Larry Chaplin
Special thanks with feeling to Mark Rebennack
Special thanks to Burce Tergesen for his invaluable production assistance
To Sandra, Sasha, Zoe and Morgan - M.K.
Earl Slick appears courtesy of CBS Records
David Sanborn appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
Noel Alphonso and Cleon Douglas appear courtesy of Modern Records
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