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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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Credits

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:
R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 A and R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 B are stamped, the rest is etched

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 80
  • 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
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 24): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 A5X 108
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 24): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 B 75
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 25): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 A 23
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 25): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 B UK
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 26): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 A 28
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 26): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 BXXX F̶ -BE- 85 N̶
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 27): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 A 4x 53
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 27): R/S Alsdorf 960552-1 B BE
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 28): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 A5X
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 28): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 Bx U̶K̶
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 29): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 A4x 61
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 29): R/S Alsdorf 960452-1 B - F - 128

Other Versions (5 of 147)

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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 - Specialty 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
Recently Edited
Picture Book (LP, Album)Elektra96 0452-1Italy1985

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Reviews

  • echauhan1's avatar
    echauhan1
    Excellent sound quality! Not digital or flat, but warm, clear and full range sound. Aside from the hit 'Holding Back..', the rest of the album is also quite enjoyable and has great tunes.
    • 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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