Album of the Day
Picture Book (Expanded)
Though the band originally included three former members of Durutti Column, Simply Red is most famous as a showcase for the talents of Mick Hucknall. The redheaded singer's distinctive voice turned “Money's Too Tight (To Mention)” into a minor hit, and “Holding Back The Years” into a major one (the song, written by Hucknall, reached No.1 on the U.S. singles chart). Both tracks are included on Simply Red's 1985 Elektra Records debut, PICTURE BOOK, along with eight more sizzling slices of blue-eyed soul. The Expanded Edition of the platinum-certified album adds 5 remixes as bonus tracks, and we'll give the set a spin now to wish Mick Hucknall a happy 60th birthday.