Simply Red: Picture Book (West German Pressing) CD Track Listing

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Simply Red Picture Book (West German Pressing) (1985)
1985 Eklektra/Asylum Records, Inc.\n\nOriginally Released January 1985\nCD Edition Released ????\n\nAMG EXPERT REVIEW: The band finds a steady R&B groove reminiscent of '60s Stax house band the MG's, and, as with the MG's, it's all in the service of a big-voiced soul singer, in this case a British redhead. Features the U.S. number-one "Holding Back the Years" and the U.K. Top 20 "Money's Too Tight (To Mention)." -- William Ruhlmann \n \nAmazon.com Customer Review\nReliving the Years, August 10, 2004\nReviewer: Jadash "windwoman3" (The Bashed-In Buckle of the Bible Belt) \nAnother reviewer wrote that this album had 'history' for him. Oh my God! It sure does for me, too. \n\nI was 22, in the USMC, and madly in love with a beautiful man. That night I was sicker than a dog, couldn't even get out of the rack. My beloved went out to get me something to eat. He brought back a box of KFC (in hindsight probably not the best choice for the 'flu.) He tucked me in and left. When I opened the box later, this Simply Red tape was tucked in the corner. \n\n"Holding Back the Years" was a big radio hit then. Whenever it played, I cranked the knob as high as possible. Really jumped to "Money's Too Tight To Mention", also. I'd never heard quite that mix of blues and pop before - but then the 2nd British Invasion was in full swing (after the Beetles, of course) at the time. I loved the stuff: Lisa Stansfield, etc. Anyone remember Rick Astley? And think that he's been reincarnated as Clay Aiken? (Let me see: single-syllable first names, two-syllable last names that start with 'A.' Tall, red-haired, pseudo-geeky. Same voice. Hmm . . .) \n\nSo I've been happily married for going on 10 years now. But not to HIM. Although we are raising his 16-year-old son, who's a lovely 6'2", 210 lb. boy. We stay in touch. He pays child support like clockwork, but is too guilt-ridden to be a father to our son. His choice, not mine. (That's okay - my husband is truly my son's father anyway.) HE'S been married and divorced in the years since, with another young son he won't ever know very well. He's retiring from the USMC as I write this, and waiting on the highest money/job bidder. Such a shame: he didn't used to be such a mercenary. He could have been a wonderful man. \n\nNo, you can't go home again OR 'hold back the years.' \n\nBut you can call back those feelings by listening to this classic, inimitable '80s album.\n\nAmazon.com Customer Review\nSome album; very underated, April 16, 2004\nReviewer: A music fan\nWow, this album has history for me. The very first time I remember hearing it was when my mom would drive me to Baseball practice when I was 7 or 8 years old. I loved it then, and now I'm 25, I still love it. Such great songs that get you in the mood to sing or groove or what have you... Anyway, this album is one of my favorite Vinyls to listen to. Just so fluent and charming of an album. I highly recommend it. I'm an 80's freak babaaay, and this one is one of the best!! Give it a try, you'll love it. Risky: BEST SIMPLY RED ALBUM BY FAR, INCLUDING GREATEST HITS ALBUMS. This is the one. Classic 85 memories coming back now..... Enjoy!! Miami Vice Rules\n\nAmazon.com Customer Review\nA Great Showcase Of 50 Years of Different Musical Styles, February 26, 2002\nReviewer: chris jennings (Florida, the best of the u.s.) \nI'll admit, I bought this LP to get Holding Back The Years,but I was surprised to find this band does so many different styles of music. I became an instant fan. Because each song is so completely different, it had the most variety of any album since SgtPepper. It had Funk/Disco (Moneys Too Tight/Come To My Aid)-Disco songs with deep lyrics? It had 40's niteclub jazz-Sad Old Red. The title track was gothic with reggae drums. Open Up The Red Box is like James Brown. Heaven is straight blues. No Direction and Look At You Now are straight ahead rockers. Nevertheless, if you like albums that take you on a journey, this is one.They never did a complete album this good again, but songs like Fairground and Hillside Avenue from the 1995 cd LIFE come close in originality.\n\nHalf.com Album Credits\nFemi J, Engineer\nStewart Levine, Producer\n\nAlbum Notes\nRecorded at Soundpush Studios, Blaricum, Holland and Rak Studios, London, England.
This misc cd contains 10 tracks and runs 44min 30sec.
Freedb: 870a6c0a
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  1. Simply Red - Come To My Aid (04:03)
  2. Simply Red - Sad Old Red (04:33)
  3. Simply Red - Look At You Now (03:02)
  4. Simply Red - Heaven (04:32)
  5. Simply Red - Jericho (06:04)
  6. Simply Red - Money's Too Tight (To Mention) (04:13)
  7. Simply Red - Holding Back The Years (04:30)
  8. Simply Red - (Open Up The) Red Box (03:56)
  9. Simply Red - No Direction (03:41)
  10. Simply Red - Picture Book (05:50)

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