Picture Book

Simply Red

1985: EastWest 60452-2

  1. Come to My Aid
  2. Sad Old Red
  3. Look At You Now
  4. Heaven
  5. Jericho
  6. Money$ Too Tight (to Mention)
  7. Holding Back the Years
  8. (Open Up the) Red Box
  9. No Direction
  10. Picture Book

My impression of this album was quirkily skewed from the start, as I first heard it played by a radio station in Anchorage at the end of 1986 (they played the entire album, as I recall, which is unusual even for very-independent stations) and thought its lead vocalist was an ample-bodied black girl. When time permits, I’ll elaborate on this album and what it has come to be in my musical library.