Pictures for Pleasure

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Pictures for Pleasure
Studio album by Charlie Sexton
Released 1985
Genre Rock, new wave
Length 40:46
Label MCA
Producer Keith Forsey
Charlie Sexton chronology
Pictures for Pleasure
(1985)
Charlie Sexton
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.0/5 stars[1]

Pictures for Pleasure, released in 1985, is the first studio album released by singer/guitarist Charlie Sexton. The album was the first solo effort by the 16-year old musician who had already secured a reputation as a skilled guitarist.[2]

Pictures for Pleasure can best be described as a combination between Sexton's blues rock roots and the more commercially acceptable new wave genre. The album produced the Billboard Hot 100 #17 hit "Beat's So Lonely".

Trivia[edit]

Producer Keith Forsey also produced Billy Idol's hit albums. [1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Impressed" (Steve Krikorian, Robert Wilson) – 4:19
  2. "Beat's So Lonely" (Keith Forsey, Sexton) – 5:10
  3. "Restless" (Sexton, Andrew Williams)– 4:57
  4. "Hold Me" (Little Jack Little, David Oppenheim, Ira Schuster) – 4:27
  5. "Pictures for Pleasure" (Nigel Harrison, Sexton) – 4:56
  6. "Tell Me" (Sexton) – 4:11
  7. "Attractions" (Sexton) – 4:27
  8. "You Don't Belong Here" (Steve Krikorian) – 4:52
  9. "Space" (Mike Chapman, Holly Knight) – 3:27

Personnel[edit]

  • Charlie Sexton - Bass, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Programming, Vocals
  • Merchant Bankers - Backing vocals
  • Arthur Barrow - Bass, Keyboards, Programming
  • Dave Concors - Engineer
  • Keith Forsey - Programming, Producer
  • Mick Guzauski - Engineer
  • Steve Schiff - Guitar
  • Scott Wilk - Keyboards
  • Richie Zito - Guitar

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1985 The Billboard 200 15

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1985 "Beat's So Lonely" Mainstream Rock Tracks 24
1986 "Beat's So Lonely" The Billboard Hot 100 17

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