October 27, 2008
India Records

Album Review

Surely, the very words I Know That Name have been uttered about Paul Carrack on more than one occasion, just as the words "I know that voice" have been said about this blue-eyed soul singer, who was the lead on hits for Ace, Squeeze, and Mike + the Mechanics. There's a friendly familiarity to the title of this, his twelfth proper studio effort, that carries over to the very sound of the album, a sound that's as soft and comfortable as a well-worn robe. The newest wrinkle for Carrack here is a slight emphasis on elastic reggae grooves, congregated toward the back stretch of the album, but other than that, I Know That Name glides by on a mellow, soulful groove that never gets too heated, nor does it ever get too cool. It's easy-rolling and even-handed, offering no surprises but plenty of comfort if you've ever been a fan of any of Carrack's work over the years.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City
  2. I Don't Want to Hear Any More
  3. It Ain't Easy (To Love Somebody)
  4. No Doubt About It
  5. I Don't Want Your Love (I Need Your Love)
  6. Stay Awake (I'm Coming Home)
  7. Just 4 Tonite
  8. Love Is Thicker Than Water
  9. If I Didn't Love You
  10. Who Am I?
  11. Eyes of Blue
  12. Am I in That Dream?