This Picture

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For the single by the band Placebo, see This Picture (song).
This Picture
Origin Cheltenham, England
Genres Alternative rock
Years active 1989–1995
Labels RCA/Dedicated, Rough Trade
Past members Symon Bye
Duncan Forrester
Robert Forrester
Austen Rowley
Steve Hughes

This Picture were a UK alternative rock band that was formed in 1989 in Cheltenham, England and broke up in 1995, after releasing two albums.

History[edit]

The band consisted of lead singer Symon Bye, Duncan Forrester (drums), Robert Forrester (guitar), and Austen Rowley, who replaced original bass player Steve Hughes in 1991.[1] The band released two albums, the Kevin Moloney-produced A Violent Impression (1991) and City of Sin (1994), both issued by RCA Records in the US and Dedicated in the UK.[2][3]

Tom Demalon drew comparisons to U2 and Hothouse Flowers in his review of the album Violent Impression. Demalon gave the album 2 stars in the review for AllMusic.com[4] In an interview for the online music magazine Perfect Sound Forever,[5] Rob Forrester describes the thinking behind the change of bass player and also talks about the troubled second album and eventual band split.

Symon and Duncan kept in touch and continued to write and record, eventually signing a deal with EMI Publishing. In 2005, This Picture was scheduled to record a third album at the Loungefish Recording Studio in Gloucestershire with a Spring 2006 release but no release has been seen to date.[6] Symon was also a member of a band called 'd tone & Me' and four of his songs are featured in a movie directed by E D Maytum, called Blind (2007).[citation needed] Rob has recently started a new band with Steve Whitfield (ex Belljar) and the band Twelve92 is writing and recording material for a 2015 release.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • A Violent Impression (Dedicated/RCA 1991)
  1. "Naked Rain" – 3:41
  2. "All I Believe In" – 3:23
  3. "The Great Tree" – 4:09
  4. "Step Up" – 3:41
  5. "Death's Sweet Religion" – 6:27
  6. "Breathe Deeply Now" – 3:13
  7. "A Violent Impression" – 5:00
  8. "Still Life" – 4:45
  9. "5:30 AM" – 4:14
  10. "As Deep As This One" – 3:14
  11. "And I You" – 3:09
  • City of Sin (Dedicated/RCA 1994)
  1. "The Great Escape" – 4:35
  2. "Heart Of Another Man" – 4:08
  3. "Sycamore Seeds" – 6:04
  4. "Hands On My Soul" – 4:14
  5. "Face Up To The Facts" – 3:56
  6. "Fire In The House" – 3:42
  7. "Rains Like Fire" – 4:21
  8. "City Of Sin" – 4:35
  9. "Highrise" – 4:42
  10. "The Outsider" – 5:57
  11. "The Prophet" – 3:19

Singles[edit]

  • "Naked Rain" (33⅓ EP, Rough Trade, 1989 - RTT237)
  1. "Naked Rain" – 4:17
  2. "Rape the Hillside" – 2:29
  3. "Decide" – 3.58
  • "Breathe Deeply Now" (Dedicated, 1991)
  1. "Breathe Deeply Now" – 3:13
  2. "The Offering" – 4:16
  3. "Death's Sweet Religion (Acoustic Version)" – 2:23
  4. "I Can't Help Myself" – 3:14
  • "Naked Rain" (Dedicated, 1991)
  1. "Naked Rain (EDIT)" – 3:44
  2. "With You I Can Never Win" – 3:43
  3. "Stronger Than Life Itself (LIVE)" – 6:03
  4. "Naked Rain" – 4:37
  • "Stronger Than Life Itself" (Dedicated, 1991)
  1. "Stronger Than Life Itself" - 3:58
  2. "Blacker Than" - 5:29
  3. "Not Whole, Not Half, Not Man" - 4:12
  4. "When Your Eyes Are Closed" - 1:24
  • "The Great Tree" (Dedicated, 1991)
  1. "The Great Tree" - 4:08
  2. "Blacker Than" - 5:32
  3. "Not Whole, Not Half, Not Man" - 4:12
  4. "When Your Eyes Are Closed" - 1:25
  • "With You I Can Never Win" (Dedicated, 1991)
  1. "With You I Can Never Win" - 3:47
  2. "Death's Sweet Religion" - 2:24
  3. "I Can't Help Myself" - 3:16
  4. "The Offering" - 4:17
  • "Step Up" (Dedicated, 1992)
  1. "Step Up (Reinterpretation)" – 3:41
  2. "Hey Mr. Caterpillar" – 3:33
  3. "The Great Tree (LP Version)" – 4:09
  • "Highrise" (Dedicated, 1993)
  1. "Highrise" – 4:17
  2. "Naked Rain (LIVE)" – 4:18
  3. "Highrise (Album Version)" – 4:39
  • Acoustic Versions EP (Dedicated, 1994)
  1. "Heart Of Another Main" - 3:56
  2. "Hands On My Soul" - 3:58
  3. "The Great Escape" - 4:28
  4. "Rains Like Fire" - 3:17
  • "Hands On My Soul" (Dedicated, 1994)
  1. "Hands On My Soul (Radio Edit)" - 3:17
  2. "Rains Like Fire" - 4:20
  3. "The Prophet" - 3:22
  • "Heart Of Another Man" (Dedicated, 1994)
  1. "Heart Of Another Man" – 4:08

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sutton, Michael "This Picture Biography", Allmusic, retrieved 2011-05-07
  2. ^ Jenkins, Mark (1992) "With This Picture, Excess Exhilarating", Washington Post, 20 March 1992, p. N13
  3. ^ Yeske, Katherine "This Picture", Trouser Press, retrieved 2011-05-07
  4. ^ Demalon, Tom "Violent Impression Review", Allmusic, retrieved 2011-05-07
  5. ^ "An Interview with Robert Forrester" by Pete Crigler, www.furious.com, retrieved 11 June 2015
  6. ^ http://www.loungefish.com/  Missing or empty |title= (help)