- Released: May 5, 2009
- Originally Released: 2009
- Label: 429 Records
- 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?
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
Personnel: Paul Carrack (vocals, various instruments); J.T. Corenflos (guitar); Steve Beighton (saxophone); Ed Collins (trumpet); Mike Rojas (Clavinet, Hammond b-3 organ); Craig Young (bass guitar); Brian Pruitt (drums).
Audio Mixer: Ren Swan.
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