David Holmes ‎– The Holy Pictures

Mercury ‎– 1777275, Canderblinks ‎– 1777275, Universal UMC ‎– 1777275
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1 I Heard Wonders
Drums – Jeremy StaceyEngineer [Assistant] – Dave Terry (2)Guitar, Bass, Keyboards – Leo AbrahamsMusic By – David Holmes, Leo AbrahamsProducer, Lead Vocals, Electronics, Programmed By – David HolmesRecorded By, Mixed By – Hugo NicolsonWords By – David Holmes, Martin Rev
2 The Story Of The Ink
Bass – Jason Falkner, Tim HarriesChamberlin, Glockenspiel – Woody JacksonDrum Programming [Additional], Mixed By – Hugo NicolsonEngineer [Assistant] – Dave Terry (2)Guitar, Electric Piano [R.M.I.] – Leo AbrahamsRecorded By – Hugo Nicolson, Woody JacksonWritten-By, Producer, Programmed By, Electronics, Arranged By, Vocals – David Holmes
3 Love Reign Over Me
Backing Vocals – Pati HiltonEngineer [Assistant] – Olga FitzroyGuitar [Feed Back], Performer [Guitaret] – Leo AbrahamsKeyboards – Gary IrwinMixed By – Stephen HiltonMusic By – David Holmes, Gary IrwinProducer, Words By, Vocals, Synthesizer [CS80], Sounds [Found Sound], Programmed By, Recorded By – David HolmesSynthesizer [CS80] – Stephen Hilton
4 Theme / I.M.C.
Bass – Tim HarriesDrums – Zach DanzigerEngineer [Assistant] – Dave Terry (2)Guitar, Electric Piano [Rmi], Mellotron, Performer [Guitaret] – Leo AbrahamsProducer, Arranged By, Noises [Found Sound], Programmed By – David HolmesRecorded By, Mixed By – Hugo NicolsonWritten-By – David Holmes, Leo Abrahams
5 Holy Pictures
Backing Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Danny ToddBass – Donald SkinnerDrums – Zach DanzigerElectric Piano [R.M.I.] – Scott KinseyEngineer [Assistant] – Olga FitzroyGuitar – Jason FalknerGuitar [Ring Mod] – Woody JacksonMixed By – Stephen HiltonRecorded By – Hugo Nicolson, Woody JacksonStrings [Big String] – Leo AbrahamsWritten-By, Producer, Words By, Lead Vocals, Arranged By – David Holmes
6 Kill Her With Kindness
Backing Vocals – Foy VanceBass – Tim HarriesDrums – Jeremy StaceyEngineer [Assistant] – Dave Terry (2)Guitar, Performer [Guitaret] – Leo AbrahamsMixed By – Hugo NicolsonRecorded By – Hugo Nicolson, Woody JacksonSynthesizer [CS80], Toy Piano – Scott KinseyVocals, Bass [Additional] – Tanya MellotteWritten-By, Producer, Words By, Lead Vocals, Sounds [Found Sound], Glockenspiel, Arranged By – David Holmes
7 Melanie
Bass, Performer [Guitaret], Zither [Marxophone], Hurdy Gurdy – Leo AbrahamsDrums – Jeremy StaceyEngineer [Assistant] – Dave Terry (2)Recorded By, Mixed By – Hugo NicolsonVocals – Danny Todd, David Holmes, Tanya MellotteWritten-By, Producer, Arranged By – David Holmes
8 Hey Maggy
Bass – Tim HarriesEngineer [Assistant] – Dave Terry (2)Mixed By – Hugo NicolsonPerformer [Guitaret] – Leo AbrahamsPiano, Organ – Scott KinseyProgrammed By – David Holmes, Stephen HiltonRecorded By – Hugo Nicolson, Woody JacksonSynthesizer [Cs1] – Jon HopkinsVocals – Foy Vance, Nina HolmesWritten-By, Producer, Arranged By – David Holmes
9 Birth
Chamberlin – Scott KinseyMixed By – Hugo NicolsonProgrammed By – Stephen HiltonRecorded By – Woody JacksonWritten-By, Producer – David Holmes
10 The Ballad Of Sarah & Jack
Bass [Additional] – Danny ToddBass [Bass 6], Bass, Performer [Guitaret] – Leo AbrahamsEngineer [Assistant] – Dave Terry (2)Mixed By – Hugo NicolsonPiano, Synthesizer [Cs1] – Jon HopkinsProducer – David HolmesWritten-By – David Holmes, Jon Hopkins

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Released in super jewel box.

Tracks 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10: Recorded at Drama Recording, Belfast.
Tracks 2, 5, 8: Recorded at Drama Recording, Belfast and Echo Rec, Los Angeles.
Track 9: Recorded at Echo Rec, Los Angeles.

Tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 10: Mixed at Mayfair Studios, London.
Tracks 3, 5, 8: Mixed at Air Studios, London.
Track 9: Mixed at Echo Rec, Los Angeles.

The recording credit on track 10 is missing. It says "Recorded By At Drama ...".

(p) 2008 Mercury Records Limited (c) 2008 Mercury Records Limited
Made in the EU.

Track 1: Universal Music Publishing Ltd. / Peacefrog Music Ltd. / Revega Publishing Company.
Tracks 2, 5 to 9: Universal Music Publishing Ltd.
Track 3: Universal Music Publishing Ltd. / Copyright Control.
Track 4: Universal Music Publishing Ltd. / Peacefrog Music Ltd.
Track 10: Universal Music Publishing Ltd. / Just Publishing.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 602517772755
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SABAM
  • Matrix / Runout: 06025 177 727-5 01 * 52180822
  • Matrix / Runout (CD Mould Text): Made in Germany by EDC
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LV26
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0116

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
460502670026 David Holmes The Holy Pictures(CD, Album) Mercury, Universal Music 460502670026 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
none David Holmes The Holy Pictures(CDr, Album, Promo, Pre) Mercury, Universal UMC none UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version


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March 19, 2018
edited 10 months ago
Ten years later, I keep coming back to this record. One of the few LP's that I dig in and listen to all ten songs every time; not a single track wasted. It's a mix between Eno's mid-period and the best of MBV, and a pinch of Dusseldorf-flavored Kraut. The soundtrack leanings are there too. Basically, it's a perfect pop record. There's hate in your heart if you don't dig this.


October 9, 2017

One of my favourite CD's to recommend to friends or people that dont really no what they want but want something different. I played it to a group of teenagers at work during stock take. It was an early start and everyone was grumpy, cold and complaining. By mid way through this album everyone was busy chipping away at their work and a certain buzz filled the warehouse. It had balanced to energy in the room. Great music at the right time can do all sorts of amazing things i personally like what sound does to people indirectly. Buy this with confidence and im sure that at some point it will serve you well. One thing wrong about this is that its not on LP.


October 6, 2017
I also want this on vinyl! Come on, David. Please!


March 21, 2017
I too want this album on vinyl. Come on come come on come on.


July 26, 2016
I want this on vinyl. blah blah one more word.