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Simply RedPicture Book

Label:Elektra – EKT 27, Elektra – 960 452-1
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:Europe
Released:
Genre:Rock, Funk / Soul, Pop
Style:Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Ballad

Tracklist

A1Come To My Aid
CongasFrancis Foster
Music ByMcIntyre*
4:04
A2Sad Old Red4:32
A3Look At You Now
CongasFrancis Foster
3:02
A4Heaven
Written-ByDavid Byrne, Jerry Harrison
4:33
A5Jericho6:04
B1Money's Too Tight (To Mention)4:14
B2Holding Back The Years
Music ByMoss*
4:28
B3Red Box
Guitar, VocalsDavid Fryman
3:55
B4No Direction
Music ByFryman*
3:40
B5Picture Book
Music ByMcIntyre*
5:48
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Notes

Inner sleeve:
Recorded at Soundpush Studios, Blaricum, Holland and Rak Studios, London, England
Mixed at Air Studios, London, England
Originally mastered at The Master Room, London

Labels:
All songs CBS Songs Ltd./So What Ltd. except A4 by Warner Bros. Music Ltd and B1 by Songs For Today Ltd.
℗ 1985 WEA International, Inc. [W logo] a Warner Communications Company

Made in Germany by WEA Musik GmbH [W logo] a Warner Communications Company

Title B1 is shortened to "Money's Too Tight" on the back cover.

Back cover:
℗ 1985 WEA International, Inc. © 1985 Elektra/Asylum Records
Manufactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf [W logo] a Warner Communications Company

This album comes with printed inner sleeve and some can have an insert with lyrics of the songs.

Runouts:
Runouts are mainly stamped. The following etched parts are confirmed:
Variant 9, side A: xxx 55 D 5 (last 5 sideways)
Variant 9, side B: xxx
Variant 10, side A: X ̶D̶ ̶U̶K̶ ̶D̶ UK
Variant 10, side B: 47
Variant 11, side A: x 82
Variant 11, side B: 67
Variant 13, side A: 4X 44
Variant 13, side B: 111 "UK"
Variant 15, side A: ̶B̶ E DK
Variant 16, side A: D
Variant 17, side A: UK, "U" is backwards
Variant 18, side B: BE 29
Variant 19, side A: XXX
Variant 19, side B: XX UK 10
Variant 22, side A: <T> GB
Variant 22, side B: xxx <T> GB
Variant 23 side, A: XX 55
Variant 23, side B: XX 20 D

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 75596 04521 6
  • Barcode (Scanned): 075596045216
  • Label Code: LC 0192
  • Other (Embossed stamp on rear cover bottom right): [Warner "W" logo]
  • Price Code (Rear sleeve, France): WE 381
  • Price Code (Rear sleeve):
  • Rights Society (Boxed): GEMA/BIEM
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 1): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 1): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 BX
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 2): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 AXXX UK
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 2): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 BXX
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 3): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 A S <T>
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 3): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 Bxxx S <T>
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 5): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 A5X
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 5): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 BXX
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 6): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 AXX
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 6): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 7): R / S Alsdorf 960452-1 Ax 41
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 7): R / S Alsdorf 960452-1 B „D” 43
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 8): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 Axxx 49 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 8): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 Bx 35
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 9): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 A xxx 55 D 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 9): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 B xxx
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 10): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 A X ̶D̶ ̶U̶K̶ ̶D̶ UK
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 10): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 B 47
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 11): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 A5x 82 S'
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 11): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 B 67
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 12): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 AXX
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 12): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 BXX
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 13): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 A 4X 44
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 13): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 B 111 "UK"
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 14): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 A 4X 22
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 14): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 B X3 „D”
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 15): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 A ̶B̶ E DK
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 15): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 16): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 AD
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 16): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 17): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 Axxx UK
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 17): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 Bx
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 18): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 A5X
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 18): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 BXXX BE 29
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 19): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 AXXX
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 19): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 BXX UK 10
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 20): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 A4x
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 20): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 Bx 67 B̶E̶ S
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 21): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 A5X D 129
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 21): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 BXX 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 22): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 A <T> GB
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 22): R/S Alsdorf 960 452-1 B xxx <T> GB
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 23): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 AXX 55
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 23): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 BXX 20 D

Other Versions (5 of 136)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Recently Edited
Picture Book (CD, Album)Elektra960 452-2Germany1985
Recently Edited
Picture Book (LP, Album, Stereo, SP - SRC Pressing)Elektra, Elektra9 60452-1, 60452-1US1985
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Picture Book (Cassette, Album, SR, Dolby HX Pro)Elektra, Elektra9 60452-4, 60452-4US1985
Recently Edited
Picture Book (Cassette, Album, HX-pro)Elektra, ElektraEKT27C, 960 452-4Europe1985
Picture Book (LP, Album)Elektra96 0452-1Italy1985

Reviews

  • juergenrheinberger19's avatar
    2020 remaster: good sound quality without clicks and pops. nice bass, nice highs and clear sound, high quality pressing. but I don't think this pressing sounds dull or lifeless. It is a good sounding and cheap pressing.

    The rating of "geofpiano" is absolutely correct, I bought this pressing and this pressing is much better with more punch in the bass and treble.

    I found another remastered pressing from 1992 (mastered by Bernie Grundman) and I think this pressing sounds even better and has more punch and detail in all areas than the originals.

    https://www.discogs.com/de/release/3505869-Simply-Red-Picture-Book
    • geoffpiano's avatar
      geoffpiano
      I’ve just bought the 2020 remaster of this album, and - in comparison to THIS pressing - it’s awful… dull and lifeless. Avoid the 2020 at all costs and get the best possible copy of this one. It truly is far superior
      • KillCrimson's avatar
        KillCrimson
        the sound on this pressing is amazing, the record is also very quiet with no pops or cracks
        • simonBURROWS's avatar
          simonBURROWS
          Yep I agree with @Ajmoore2201this is one of the best masterings I have heard. I didn't realise it sounded this good till I upgraded my system
          • 79devo's avatar
            79devo
            Your best year in life is aged 22 (apparently). I was 22 in 1985 . . .
            • RSPievaitis's avatar
              RSPievaitis
              Got this variant 1. Needs a intensive wet clean tomorrow then we'll have a proper listen and see if what you guys are saying is true then hey ??
              • clairety68's avatar
                clairety68
                Used to fall asleep to this when I was 18!
                • Ajmoore2201's avatar
                  Ajmoore2201
                  Fantastic pressing. Honestly one of the best masterings I've ever listened to.

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