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Simply Red – Holding Back The Years (Official 4K Remaster)

The official 4K remaster of ‘Holding Back the Years’, the smash hit from Simply Red’s debut studio album Picture Book.

The song was a huge success for the group and quickly rose to the top of charts across the world. The single is one of two Simply Red songs (the other being their cover of “If You Don’t Know Me by Now”) to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

Remastered from the original 35mm film negative by James Wong (insta: @jmhwong)

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Holding back the years
Thinking of the fear I’ve had so long
When somebody hears
Listen to the fear that’s gone
Strangled by the wishes of pater
Hoping for the arms of mater
Get to me the sooner or later, oh
Holding back the years
Chance for me to escape from all I know
Holding back the tears
‘Cause nothing here has grown
I’ve wasted all my tears
Wasted all those years
Nothing had the chance to be good
Nothing ever could, yeah, oh
I’ll keep holding on
I’ll keep holding on
I’ll keep holding on
I’ll keep holding on, so tight
Alright, oh now
Well, I’ve wasted all my tears
Wasted all of those years
And nothing had the chance to be good
‘Cause nothing ever could, oh yeah
I’ll keep holding on
I’ll keep holding on
I’ll keep holding on
I’ll keep holding on
Holding, la-la-la, la, la-la
I said, ooh, yeah
That’s all I have today
It’s all I have to say

Simply Red have over a billion hits on YouTube, have sold over 60 million albums worldwide, 5 going to number one in the UK. Their 1991 classic Stars was the best-selling album for two years running in Britain and Europe. They have had two US Billboard chart toppers with classic singles Holding Back The Years and If You Don’t Know Me By Now. Every Simply Red studio album has been a UK top ten (with previous release Big Love reaching number 4 in 2015). Hucknall has been the songwriter and bandleader since the beginning in 1985.

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