Product Code: 0190295173975
Artist: Simply Red
Origin: UK & Europe
Label: EastWest (2020)
Format: LP
Availability: In Stock
Cover: M
Record: M
Genre: Funk , Pop Rock , Soul N

Picture Book

Brand new sealed reissue of this classic album.

A2   Sad Old Red 4:32
A3   Look At You Now
CongasFrancis Foster
A4   Heaven
Written-ByDavid Byrne, Jerry Harrison
A5   Jericho 6:04
B1   Money's Too Tight (To Mention)
B2   Holding Back The Years
Music ByMoss*
B3   Red Box
Guitar, VocalsDavid Fryman
B4   No Direction
Music ByFryman*
B5   Picture Book
Music ByMcIntyre*


A1   Come To My Aid
CongasFrancis Foster
Music ByMcIntyre*

Picture Book is the debut album by British pop group Simply Red, released in October 1985. It contains the #1 single "Holding Back the Years", the band's most successful single, and a cover of The Valentine Brothers' "Money's Too Tight (To Mention)". Three other singles were released from the album: "Come to My Aid", "Jericho", and "Open Up the Red Box". The album includes 'lively' and 'energetic' groove beats and ballad orientated keyboard undertones that help songs such as "Holding Back the Years" to be so effective. Members Tim Kellett and Fritz McIntyre are acclaimed by Hucknall to be the most influential in the album based on the distinctive sound of their playing.

The album is included in Robert Dimery's 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. The album helped Simply Red earn a 1987 Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. "Holding Back The Years" was also nominated for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals.

The album has been commercially successful, appearing in the top 30 album charts of 12 different countries, and achieving platinum certification sales in four different countries, including America and the UK.