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Free
Studio album by Rick Astley
Released March 12, 1991
Recorded 1990
Genre Adult Contemporary, Dance Pop
Label RCA Records
Producer Gary Stevenson, Rick Astley
Professional reviews
Rick Astley chronology
Hold Me in Your Arms (Rick Astley album)
(1988)
Free
(1991)
Body and Soul
(1993)

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 form of the ballad "Cry for Help", which became a Top 10 in both the UK and the 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 would mark the end of successful four year period for the singer.

Track listing

  1. "In the Name of Love" - 4:27 (MacDonald)
  2. "Cry for Help" - 4:54 (Astley/Fisher)
  3. "Move Right Out" - 3:50 (Astley/Fisher)
  4. "Be With You" - 4:07 (Astley/King)
  5. "Really Got A Problem" - 4:15 (Astley/King)
  6. "Is This Really Love" - 3:26 (Astley)
  7. "This Must Be Heaven" - 4:42 (Brown/Cohen/Lind)
  8. "Never Knew Love" - 3:07 (Bordeaux/Paul)
  9. "The Bottom Line" - 5:13 (Astley)
  10. "Wonderful You" - 5:08 (Astley)
  11. "Behind the Smile" - 4:33 (Astley)

Production

  • Producers: Rick Astley, Gary Stevenson
  • Engineers: Andy Baker, Allan Krohn, Craig Porteils, Gary Stevenson
  • Mixing: Ren Swan

Credits

  • Jacob Andersen, Vinnie Colaiuta, Alec Poole: Drums, Percussion
  • Niels Henning Orsted-Petersenm Neil Steubenhaus: Bass
  • Rob Fisher, Elton John, Dave West: Keyboards
  • Robert Ahwai, Gene Black, Paul Halberg, Hywell Maggs: Guitars
  • Dave West: Programming
  • Andrae Crouch Choir, Carol Kenyon, Dee Lewis, Phil Perry: Backing Vocals
  • String & Orchestral Arrangements By Anne Dudley
  • Brass Arrangements By Jerry Hey
  • Brass: Dan Higgins, Bill Reichenbach, Jr., Larry Williams
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