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Picture Book (1LP Red Vinyl)

Simply Red
Picture Book (1LP Red Vinyl)

Originally released in 1985, 'Picture Book' is the debut album from the British pop and soul group. The album includes the bands most successful single 'Holding Back the Years' and earned the band a Grammy in 1987 for Best New Artist.


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Picture Book is the debut album by British pop and soul 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 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.

Track Listing

Side One:

  1. Come to My Aid
  2. Sad Old Red
  3. Look at You Now
  4. Heaven
  5. Jericho


Side Two:

  1. Money's Too Tight (to Mention)
  2. Holding Back the Years
  3. (Open Up the) Red Box
  4. No Direction
  5. Picture Book