Holding Back The Years

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We all know the Simply Red version of Holding Back The Years which was recorded in 1985, but how many of us have heard the original 1982 version as recorded by the Frantic Elevators? Between 1978 and 1983, Mick Hucknall led this punk/blues band, who released a total of four singles. Their final release was this self-financed single, which is a rather stripped-down affair. You will notice the absence of the familiar chorus, though this was not written until Mick rerecorded it three years later.

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