Free (Rick Astley Album)
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Free Rick Astley Album

Free
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Studio album by
Released12 March 1991
Recorded1990-91
GenreDance-pop
Length51:33
LabelRCA Records
ProducerGary Stevenson, Rick Astley
Rick Astley chronology
Dance Mixes
(1990)
Free
(1991)
Body & Soul
(1993)
Rick Astley studio album chronology
Hold Me in Your Arms
(1988)
Free
(1991)
Body & Soul
(1993)
Singles from Free
  1. "Cry for Help"
    Released: 20 January 1991
  2. "Move Right Out"
    Released: 24 March 1991
  3. "Never Knew Love"
    Released: 23 June 1991

Free is Rick Astley's third album, released in 1991. It was his first album not to be produced by the noted production team of Stock Aitken Waterman. It gave Astley another hit single in the ballad "Cry for Help", which became a Top 10 in both the UK and US. Further singles "Move Right Out" and "Never Knew Love" were less successful. Free reached the UK Top 10 and the US Top 40 and marked the end of a successful four-year period for Astley.

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic1.5/5 stars link
Rolling Stone2/5 stars link
MSN Music1/5 stars link

Track listing

  1. "In the Name of Love" - 4:27 (Michael McDonald)
  2. "Cry for Help" - 4:54 (Rick Astley, Rob Fisher)
  3. "Move Right Out" - 3:50 (Rick Astley, Rob Fisher)
  4. "Be with You" - 4:07 (Rick Astley, Mark King)
  5. "Really Got a Problem" - 4:15 (Rick Astley, Mark King)
  6. "Is This Really Love"+ - 3:26 (Rick Astley)
  7. "This Must Be Heaven" - 4:42 (Nicky Brown, Jeffrey Cohen, Jon Lind)
  8. "Never Knew Love" - 3:07 (Derek Bordeaux, John Paul)
  9. "The Bottom Line" - 5:13 (Rick Astley)
  10. "Some Kinda Love" (Japan bonus track) - 4:30 (Rick Astley)
  11. "Wonderful You" - 5:08 (Rick Astley)
  12. "Behind the Smile" - 4:33 (Rick Astley)

Note

  • + Not on LP PL74896

2010 re-issue

On 3 May 2010 an expanded edition of Free was released in a package containing both newly expanded and remastered editions of Free and Body and Soul.[1]

  1. "In the Name of Love" - 4:27
  2. "Cry for Help" - 4:54
  3. "Move Right Out" - 3:50
  4. "Be With You" - 4:07
  5. "Really Got a Problem" - 4:15
  6. "Is This Really Love" - 3:26
  7. "This Must Be Heaven" - 4:42
  8. "Never Knew Love" - 3:07
  9. "The Bottom Line" - 5:13
  10. "Wonderful You" - 5:08
  11. "Behind the Smile" - 4:33
  12. "Some Kind Love" - 4:26
  13. "So Glad" - 3:23
  14. "Cry for Help" (Single Edit) - 4:19
  15. "Move Right Out" (7" Version) - 3:53
  16. "Never Knew Love" (7" Remix) - 3:08
  17. "Cry for Help" (12" Version) - 6:27
  18. "Move Right Out" (Vox/Strings/Piano Version) - 3:35

Personnel

Musicians

Certifications and sales

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[2] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[3] Gold 100,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References

  1. ^ O'Brien, Neil. "Free...plus + Body & Soul plus". Rickastley.co.uk. Archived from the original on 15 July 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ "Solo Exitos 1959-2002 Ano A Ano: Certificados 1991-1995". Solo Exitos 1959-2002 Ano A Ano.
  3. ^ "British album certifications - Rick Astley - Free". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2012.Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Free in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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