Frankie Goes To Hollywood ‎– Welcome To The Pleasuredome

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ZTT ‎– ZTT IQ1
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F - Pray Frankie Pray
A1 Well...
Written-By – Richards*, FGTH*
A2 The World Is My Oyster
Written-By – FGTH*
A3 Snatch Of Fury (Stay)
Written-By – Marsden*
A4 Welcome To The Pleasure Dome
Acoustic Guitar – Steve HoweSoloist [Dark Side Of The Mood Solo] – Lipson Service Guitar*Written-By – FGTH*
G - Say Frankie Say
B1 Relax (Come Fighting)
Written-By – FGTH*
B2 War (...And Hide)
Written-By – Strong*, Whitfield*
B3 Two Tribes (For The Victims Of Ravishment)
Written-By – FGTH*
T - Stay Frankie Stay
C1 Ferry (Go)
Written-By – Marsden*
C2 Born To Run
Written-By – Springsteen*
C3 San Jose (The Way)
Written-By – Bacharach + David*
C4 Wish (The Lads Were Here)
Written-By – FGTH*
C5 Including The Ballad Of 32
Written-By – FGTH*
H - Play Frankie Play
D1 Krisco Kisses
Written-By – FGTH*
D2 Black Night White Light
Written-By – FGTH*
D3 The Only Star In Heaven
Written-By – FGTH*
D4 The Power Of Love
Arranged By [String Arrangement] – Anne DudleyWritten-By – FGTH*
D5 Bang...
Written-By – FGTH*, ZTT

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Credits

  • Bass, VocalsMark O'Toole
  • Coordinator [Co-ordination]Zang Tuum Tumb Records*
  • Cover [Colours On The Cover]Lawrence Cole*
  • DesignXL Of Poland Street*, ZTT Of Basing Street*
  • DrumsPeter Gill
  • Engineer [The Lads Were Engineered By]Stuart 'Blushing' Bruce*
  • Engineer, Producer [Production Assistant]Steve Lipson*
  • GuitarBrian Nash, Lipson Service Guitar*
  • Keyboards [Additional Keyboards]Anne Dudley
  • Keyboards, Other [Pottery]Andrew Richards*
  • Mastered ByIan Cooper
  • Other [Acted During The Bang] – Christopher Barrie, Patrick Allen, Paul Morley
  • Other [Dome Souvenirs Modelled By, Of The Group Frankie Goes To Holywood] – Paul Rutherford
  • Other [Dome Souvenirs Modelled By, Of The Group Propaganda] – Claudia Bruecken
  • Other [Paul Rutherford Of The Group Frankie Goes To Holywood And Claudia Bruecken Of The Group Propaganda Who Were Made Up By] – Debbie Bunn
  • Other [Paul Rutherford Of The Group Frankie Goes To Holywood And Claudia Bruecken Of The Group Propaganda Who Were Ordered About By] – XLZTT
  • Other [Paul Rutherford Of The Group Frankie Goes To Holywood And Claudia Bruecken Of The Group Propaganda Who Were Styled By] – Iain R. Webb
  • Percussion, Other [Cignals]Louis Jardim*
  • Photography By [(Party)]Steve Romney
  • Photography By [(Pleasure Guard-in: Stylist Bashia, Make Up Lynne Eaton, Clothes J.P.G. Bazaar. A.J. Barratt (Video)]Peter Ashworth
  • Photography By [(Pre Bang Liverpool)]John Stoddart (2)
  • Photography By [(Wargames)]Eric Watson (3)
  • Photography By [Black And White, Dutch Pink]Anton Corbijn
  • Photography By [Dome Souvenirs Photographed By]Peter Brown (23)
  • Producer [Produced And All That By]Trevor C. Horn*
  • Technician [Software, Hardware], Other [The Fifth Dimension]Jonathan Jeczalik*
  • Vocals, Other ['I Came To Dance']Paul Rutherford
  • Voice [The Voice]Holly Johnson

Notes

Gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves. Some early copies feature artwork on the back cover of copulating monsters, with their genitalia on display. Later issues have fig-leaves added to the image.

Release also exists with sticker with European cat# 302 419-977 on upper right corner of back cover (UK version importet to mainland Europe?)

Sleevenotes: IQ number one becomes no.four in Zang Tuum Tumb's fishy Action Series. "Ain't that peculiar."

"Record two's inner sleeve includes a mail order form for FGTH accessories, such as the "Sophisticated Virginia Woolf vest for the luxury of life" and the "Jean Genet boxer shorts", modelled by Paul Rutherford of the group Frankie Goes To Hollywood and Claudia Bruecken [sic] of the group Propaganda ...

"[4 symbols] + (frankie symbol) = BANG!
(the spunk plus the bomb plus the pump plus the torture instrument times frankie equalling the bang is an exclusive piece of ZTT exploitation.)" © ZTT 1984

A1, A2, A4, B1, B3, C4, C5, D1, D2, D3, D4, D5: Perfect Songs Ltd
A3, C1: Dick James Music Ltd
B2: Jobete Music (UK) Ltd
C2: Zomba Music Ltd
C3: Carlin Music Corp

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped, Side A, Variant 1): ZTTIQ 11 A-2-1-1- X1 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped, Side B, Variant 1): ZTTIQ 11 B-3- 1-1-1 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped, Side C, Variant 1): ZTTIQ 12 A-2-1-1-4 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped, Side D, Variant 1): ZTTIQ 12 B-1-1-1-5 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped, Side A, Variant 2, 6): ZTTIQ 11 A-2-1- D
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped, Side B, Variant 2, 6): ZTTIQ 11 B-1- 2- D
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped, Side C, Variant 2): ZTTIQ 12 A-2-1 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped, Side D, Variant 2): ZTTIQ 12 B-3-2- D
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped, Side A, Variant 3): ZTTIQ 11 A-2-1-1- D
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped, Side B, Variant 3): ZTTIQ 11 B-3-1-2- 4 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped, Side C, Variant 3): ZTTIQ 12 A-3-1-2-2 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped, Side D, Variant 3): ZTTIQ 12 B-1-2-1- 1 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped, Side A, Variant 4): ZTTIQ 11 A-2-1-1-22 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped, Side B, Variant 4): ZTTIQ 11 B-1-2-2-20 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped, Side C, Variant 4): ZTTIQ 12 A-2-2 -1-13 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped, Side D, Variant 4): ZTTIQ 12 B-2-2-1- D
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped, Side A, Variant 5): ZTTIQ 11 A-2-2-3-5 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped, Side B, Variant 5): ZZTIQ 11 B-3-1-1-16 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped, Side C, Variant 5): ZTTIQ 12 A-2-1-1-13 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped, Side D, Variant 5): ZZTIQ 12 B-1-2-1-18 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped, Side C, Variant 6): ZTTIQ 12 A-3[scractched 2]-1- D
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped, Side D, Variant 6): ZTTIQ 12 B-2[scratched 3]-1- D

Other Versions (5 of 91) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PSCD-1176 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Welcome To The Pleasuredome(CD, Album, RE) Polystar PSCD-1176 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
6863 244 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Welcome To The Pleasuredome (Extraits)(LP, Promo, Smplr) ZTT, Island Records 6863 244 France 1984 Sell This Version
ZCIQ 1 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Welcome To The Pleasuredome(Cass, Album, Pap) ZTT ZCIQ 1 UK 1984 Sell This Version
P.1188 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Welcome To The Pleasuredome(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Contessa P.1188 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
422-824 052-2 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Welcome To The Pleasuredome(CD, Album, RE, Sti) Island Records 422-824 052-2 US 1990 Sell This Version

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TheGroke

TheGroke

February 4, 2016
One of the flimsiest pieces of vinyl I own. The music is great, but it sounds a lot better on the CD to me, and I generally favour vinyl.
Arkoudos

Arkoudos

October 28, 2014
Where is the 30th Anniversary edition?
jtdevious

jtdevious

August 10, 2010

Absolutely essential piece of 80s electronic nu-energy synth-pop/disco produced by ZTT label owner Trevor Horn and those naughty boys Frankie goes to Hollywood. Ultimate FGTH classic Relax is heard here, ok so it’s about gay sex, but that bassline and those keyboard stabs seem still as fresh and exciting as when first heard on ‘80s dancefloors. Title track ‘Welcome To The Pleasuredome’ is a sublime grinding electronic orchestration. Resonating in grandeur, this big room classic creates an ambience, and was used unsubtly by Ron Hardy as the first record of the night at the Muzic Box. The message of the album is love not war, sex as release from strife. Or something.
phaks

phaks

July 30, 2010
edited over 5 years ago
A very good and profound review by RTW.
"a wonder of a record and worth every bizarre second of its epic play time"
I'd like to add you could call the album "All The Hits & More". The hits (Relax, Two Tribes, War!) come in wonderful mixes and the rest is just surprising (San Jose, Krisco Kisses). The music production is state of the art in 1984/1985 (ZTT - Trevor Horn, who also heavily influenced the blasted sound of The Art Of Noise and Propaganda). Some of the instrumental grooves and breaks were later used as samples in techno/trance tracks. Just bought the 2xLP again today. In July 2010 the music is as fresh and driving as ever. get a good clean copy and enjoy!