Frankie Goes To Hollywood ‎– Relax

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"Relax" was Frankie Goes To Hollywood's first single. It was originally released in October 1983 and managed to dominate the upper chart positions across Europe and elsewhere in early 1984. The song was made available in several different mixes, all created by the original production team.

The UK and German 12" editions were repressed multiple times in the 1980s, sometimes with variations in the sleeves, mastering speeds, and A-side content, but not always with corresponding changes to the track titles printed on the labels. Careful attention to matrix numbers and every other detail of the records, no matter how small, is crucial to distinguishing between the different editions, some of which probably have yet to be submitted to Discogs.

The 1980s 12" A-side content is usually one of three versions: Trevor Horn's original 16:24 "Sex Mix" version — which has many samples and ad-lib vocals by Holly Johnson, but never transforms into the actual song — or the 8:20 edit of that mix (often listed with a longer duration), or the more traditional "U.S. Mix" which is an extended version running 7:23 but sometimes faded out a few seconds early. The mix titles are frequently listed on releases incorrectly; it's common to see both of the shorter versions labeled "Sex Mix" or, less commonly, "New York Remix". ZTT's own stance on the proper titles has been inconsistent, although a 1994 magazine interview with Horn agrees with original-era print ads on the longest version being the actual "Sex Mix".

The different versions of the UK 12" with catalogue number 12 ZTAS 1 are particularely hard to spot since many have identical labels. Here are some hints:

The 1st press. Has "12 ZTAS 1 A - 1U" stamped and "F.F ANYTIME WATER SPORTS" hand etched in the run-out area of side A. Plays the 16 minute Sex Mix at 33 ⅓ RPM despite the labels stating 45 r.p.m.

The 2nd press. Has "12 ZTAS 1 A -2U" stamped in the run-out area of side A. Plays the 8 minute Sex Mix Edit. Some sleeves carry a "Special U.S. Remix" sticker.

The 3rd press. Has "12 ZTAS 1 A - 4U" stamped in the run-out area of side A. Plays the 7 minute U.S. Remix.

The 3rd press with a "Special U.S. Remix" sticker on the sleeve. Has "12 ZTAS 1 A - 4U" stamped in the run-out area of side A. Plays the 7 minute U.S. Remix.

The 4th press. Has "12 ZTAS 1 A-5U" stamped and "GRAEME" hand etched in the run-out area of side A. Plays the 7 minute U.S. Remix.

"Original Mix" on label. Has "12 ZTAS 1 A⁵ GRAEME DAMONT" hand etched in the run-out area of side A. Plays the 16 minute Sex Mix at 45 RPM. "Original Mix" written in CAPS on the A-side label.

Mastered at The Exchange. Has "12 ZTAS-1-A1--1-1 MIKE'S" in the run-out area of side A. Plays the 7 minute U.S. Remix.

Mastered at The Exchange. Has "12 ZTAS-1-A1-1-1 MT MIKE'S" in the run-out area of side A. Plays the 7 minute U.S. Remix.

Out of these the third pressing is by far the most common. If you don't know which press you have then it's most likely that it's the third press.

1993 saw a rerelease of the single, featuring new mixes by then contemporary dance producers Ollie J. and Jam & Spoon. In 2001 another wave of new remixes appeared, most notably by Club 69.

A lost 8:09 remix was given the title "Sex Mix Edit" or "Sex Mix (Edition 3)" when finally released in 2009 and beyond, including the 2014 release Relax. Made from elements of the New York Mix and extra electronic percussion, it is nothing like the original 1U or 2U "Sex Mix" versions; the title comes from a mislabeling of the tape box in the 1990s. Despite speculation that it was intended to be pressed with a 3U matrix ID, the liner notes of The Art Of The 12", Volume Two (A Promotion Of A Way Of Life) clarify that it was created by Luis Jardim with engineer Bob Painter on 13 December 1984—presumably well after 4U and 5U were already out.

Tracklist

Relax 3:47
One September Monday 4:46

Versions (151)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ZTAS 1 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", Single) ZTT ZTAS 1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
ZTAS 1 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax (Warp Mix)(7", S/Sided, Single, W/Lbl) ZTT ZTAS 1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
ZTAS1DJ Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax - The Last Seven Inches!(7", Promo, Single, W/Lbl, M/Print) ZTT ZTAS1DJ UK 1983 Sell This Version
ZTAS1, ZTAS1DJ Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax - The Last Seven Inches!(7", Single, M/Print, W/Lbl) ZTT, ZTT ZTAS1, ZTAS1DJ UK 1983 Sell This Version
ZTAS1DJ Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax - The Last Seven Inches!(7", Single, Promo, W/Lbl) ZTT ZTAS1DJ UK 1983 Sell This Version
ZTAS1DJ Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax - The Last Seven Inches!(7", Single, W/Lbl) ZTT ZTAS1DJ UK 1983 Sell This Version
ZTAS1, ZTAS1DJ Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax - The Last Seven Inches!(7", Single, W/Lbl) ZTT, ZTT ZTAS1, ZTAS1DJ UK 1983 Sell This Version
ZTAS1dj Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax - The Last Seven Inches!(7", Single, W/Lbl) ZTT ZTAS1dj UK 1983 Sell This Version
12 ZTAS 1 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12") ZTT 12 ZTAS 1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
12 ZTAS 1 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12") ZTT 12 ZTAS 1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
X 14075, X 14057, 12 ZTAS 1 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12") Festival Records, Festival Records, Island Records X 14075, X 14057, 12 ZTAS 1 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
X 14075, 12 ZTAS 1 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12") Festival Records, Island Records X 14075, 12 ZTAS 1 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
12 ZTAS 1 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12") ZTT 12 ZTAS 1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
0-96975 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", AR) Island Records, ZTT 0-96975 US 1983 Sell This Version
0-96975 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", AR) Island Records, ZTT 0-96975 US 1983 Sell This Version
WIPX 902 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", Ltd) Island Records WIPX 902 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
WIPX 902 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", Ltd) Island Records WIPX 902 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
818 009-1 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", Maxi) Island Records, ZTT 818 009-1 France 1983 Sell This Version
062-2000686 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", Maxi) ZTT, Island Records 062-2000686 Greece 1983 Sell This Version
IS-69750 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", Maxi) Island Records, ZTT IS-69750 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
IS-69750 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", Maxi) Island Records, ZTT IS-69750 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
601 096-213, 601 096 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", Maxi) Island Records, Island Records, ZTT, ZTT 601 096-213, 601 096 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
13S-200 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", Promo) ZTT, Polystar, Island Records 13S-200 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
DMD 691 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", Promo, ARC) Island Records DMD 691 US 1983 Sell This Version
DMD 691 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", Promo, SRC) Island Records DMD 691 US 1983 Sell This Version
0-96975 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", SP) Island Records 0-96975 US 1983 Sell This Version
12 ZTAS 1 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", Single) ZTT 12 ZTAS 1 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
13S-200 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", Single) ZTT, Polystar, Island Records 13S-200 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
79 69750 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", Single) Island Records, ZTT 79 69750 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
IS-69750 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", Single) Island Records, ZTT IS-69750 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
IS-69750 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", Single) Island Records, ZTT IS-69750 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
WIPX 900 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", Single) Island Records, ZTT WIPX 900 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
X 13139, 12 ZTAS 1 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", Single, Ltd) Island Records, Festival Records, ZTT X 13139, 12 ZTAS 1 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
IS-69750 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", Single, lab) Island Records, ZTT IS-69750 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
12 ZTAS 1 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", W/Lbl) Not On Label 12 ZTAS 1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
79 98057 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7") Island Records, ZTT 79 98057 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
ZTAS 1 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7") ZTT, Island Records ZTAS 1 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
K-9318, ZTAS 1 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7") Festival Records, Island Records K-9318, ZTAS 1 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
I - 268, 106 104 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7") Island Records, Island Records I - 268, 106 104 Guatemala 1983 Sell This Version
7-99805 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", ARC) Island Records 7-99805 US 1983 Sell This Version
ZTAS 1 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", S/Sided, Single, W/Lbl) ZTT ZTAS 1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
7-99805 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", SRC) Island Records 7-99805 US 1983 Sell This Version
ZTAS-1, ZTAS 1 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", Single) ZTT, Island Records ZTAS-1, ZTAS 1 Sweden 1983 Sell This Version
98057 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", Single) Island Records 98057 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
818 063-7 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", Single) Island Records 818 063-7 France 1983 Sell This Version
ZTAS 1 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", Single) ZTT ZTAS 1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
ZTAS 1 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", Single) Island Records, ZTT ZTAS 1 Sweden 1983 Sell This Version
98057 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", Single) Island Records 98057 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
IS-88-8022, ZTAS 1 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", Single) Island Records, Island Records IS-88-8022, ZTAS 1 Philippines 1983 Sell This Version
98057 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", Single) Island Records, ZTT 98057 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
ZTAS 1 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", Single) ZTT ZTAS 1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
106 104, 106 104-100 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", Single) Island Records, Island Records, ZTT 106 104, 106 104-100 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
K 9318 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", Single) Island Records K 9318 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
10.106104.11 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", Single) ZTT, Dacapo 10.106104.11 Portugal 1983 Sell This Version
ZTAS 1 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", Single, 4 P) ZTT ZTAS 1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
7-99805 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", Single, All) Island Records 7-99805 US 1983 Sell This Version
PZTAS 1 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", Single, Pic) ZTT PZTAS 1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
79 98057 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", Single, Promo) Island Records 79 98057 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
98057 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", Single, Promo) Island Records 98057 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
7-99805 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", Single, Promo, SRC) Island Records 7-99805 US 1983 Sell This Version
7-99805 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", Single, SRC) Island Records 7-99805 US 1983 Sell This Version
7-99805 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", Single, SRC) Island Records, ZTT 7-99805 US 1983 Sell This Version
ZTAS 1 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", Single, Sol) ZTT ZTAS 1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
ZTAS 1 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", Single, Spe) ZTT ZTAS 1 Ireland 1983 Sell This Version
ZTAS 1 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", Single, TP, W/Lbl) Not On Label ZTAS 1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
CTIS 102 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax (From Soft To Hard, From Dry To Moist)(Cass, Single, P/Mixed) ZTT CTIS 102 UK 1984 Sell This Version
WIP 6660 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax (Radio Version)(7", Single) Island Records WIP 6660 South Africa 1984 Sell This Version
X 13152, 12 ZTAS 1, X-13152 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax (U.S. Dance Mix)(12", Single, Ltd) Island Records, Island Records, Island Records X 13152, 12 ZTAS 1, X-13152 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
DWIP 6653 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12") Island Records DWIP 6653 South Africa 1984 Sell This Version
0-96975 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", ARC) Island Records 0-96975 US 1984 Sell This Version
F-601.096, F-601096 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", Maxi) ZTT, Island Records F-601.096, F-601096 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
601 096, 601 096-213 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", Maxi, M/Print) Island Records, Island Records, ZTT, ZTT 601 096, 601 096-213 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
PR 696 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", Promo) Island Records PR 696 US 1984 Sell This Version
12 ZTAS 1 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", RE) ZTT 12 ZTAS 1 UK 1984 Sell This Version
0-96975 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", RE, SRC) Island Records, ZTT 0-96975 US 1984 Sell This Version
PR 696 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", S/Sided, Promo, TP) Island Records PR 696 US 1984 Sell This Version
0-96975 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", SRC) Island Records 0-96975 US 1984 Sell This Version
0-96975 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", SRC) Island Records, ZTT 0-96975 US 1984 Sell This Version
0-96975 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", SRC) Island Records 0-96975 US 1984 Sell This Version
0-96975 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", SRC) Island Records 0-96975 US 1984 Sell This Version
12 PZTAS 1 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", Single, Pic) ZTT 12 PZTAS 1 UK 1984 Sell This Version
12 ZTAS 1 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", Single, RP) ZTT 12 ZTAS 1 UK 1984 Sell This Version
0-96975 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", TP) Island Records 0-96975 US 1984 Sell This Version
PR 695 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", Promo, RE) Island Records PR 695 US 1984 Sell This Version
PR 600 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", Promo, SRC) Island Records PR 600 US 1984 Sell This Version
PR 695 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", S/Sided, TP) Specialty Records Corporation PR 695 US 1984 Sell This Version
S-928 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", Single) ZTT, Island Records S-928 Mexico 1984 Sell This Version
A-106.104, A-106104 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", Single) ZTT, ZTT A-106.104, A-106104 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
WIP 6654 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", Single) Island Records WIP 6654 South Africa 1984 Sell This Version
A-106.104, A-106104 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", Single) ZTT, ZTT A-106.104, A-106104 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
WIP 6654 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", Single) Island Records WIP 6654 Zimbabwe 1984 Sell This Version
F - ISL 0799805.2 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", Single) Island Records F - ISL 0799805.2 Peru 1984 Sell This Version
7-99805 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", Single, ARC) Island Records 7-99805 US 1984 Sell This Version
F - ISL 0799805.2 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", Single, Promo) Island Records F - ISL 0799805.2 Peru 1984 Sell This Version
A-106.104 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", Single, Promo) ZTT A-106.104 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
7-99805 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", Single, SP ) Island Records, ZTT 7-99805 US 1984 Sell This Version
SI 89044 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", Single, Sol) Jugoton SI 89044 Yugoslavia 1984 Sell This Version
ZTAS 1, SI 89044 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", Single, Two) ZTT, Jugoton ZTAS 1, SI 89044 Yugoslavia 1984 Sell This Version
none Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(Acetate, 10", S/Sided, TP) The Sound Clinic none UK 1984 Sell This Version
ISC 69750 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(Cass, Maxi) Island Records ISC 69750 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
7SI-117 Frankie Goes To Hollywood = フランキー・ゴーズ・トゥ・ハリウッド* Frankie Goes To Hollywood = フランキー・ゴーズ・トゥ・ハリウッド* - リラックス = Relax(7", Single) ZTT, Island Records, Polystar 7SI-117 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
none Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax (Live)(Cass, Single) Ocean Software none UK 1985 Sell This Version
601 096-213 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", Maxi, M/Print, RE, RP) Island Records 601 096-213 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
0-96975 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", SRC) Island Records 0-96975 US 1985 Sell This Version
601.7034 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", Single) Island Records 601.7034 Brazil 1985 Sell This Version
P15D-37007 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(CD, Mini, MiniAlbum, RE) Polystar, Island Records, ZTT P15D-37007 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
601 096, 601 096-213 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", Maxi, M/Print, RE, RP) Island Records, Island Records 601 096, 601 096-213 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
651 096 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(CD, Maxi, RE) Island Records 651 096 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
601 096, 601 096-213 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", Maxi, M/Print, RE, RP) Island Records, Island Records 601 096, 601 096-213 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
PRO 2030 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax (MCMXCIII) (1993)(CD, Single, Promo, Car) ZTT PRO 2030 France 1993 Sell This Version
SAM 1231 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax - The Second Coming(2x12", Promo) ZTT SAM 1231 UK 1993 Sell This Version
FGTH1T, 4509-93383-0 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12") ZTT, ZTT FGTH1T, 4509-93383-0 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
FGTH1T, 4509-93383-0 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", Single) ZTT, ZTT FGTH1T, 4509-93383-0 UK 1993 Sell This Version
4509-93382-7, FGTH1 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", Single) ZTT, ZTT 4509-93382-7, FGTH1 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
FGTH1, 4509-93382-7 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", Single) ZTT, ZTT FGTH1, 4509-93382-7 UK 1993 Sell This Version
none Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(Acetate, 12") Master Room none UK 1993 Sell This Version
4509-94240-2 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(CD, Single) ZTT 4509-94240-2 France 1993 Sell This Version
FGTH1CD, 4509-93384-2 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(CD, Single, Car) ZTT, ZTT FGTH1CD, 4509-93384-2 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
4509-93384-2, FGTH1CD Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(CD, Single, Ora) ZTT, ZTT 4509-93384-2, FGTH1CD UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
4509-93384-2, FGTH1CD Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(CD, Single, Red) ZTT, ZTT 4509-93384-2, FGTH1CD UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
4509-93384-2, FGTH1CD Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(CD, Single, Red) ZTT, ZTT 4509-93384-2, FGTH1CD UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
FGTH1CD, 4509-93384-2 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(CD, Single, Tra) ZTT, ZTT FGTH1CD, 4509-93384-2 UK 1993 Sell This Version
FGTH1C, 4509-93382-4 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(Cass, Single) ZTT, ZTT FGTH1C, 4509-93382-4 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
WMC5-695 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax Remix(CD, EP) WEA Japan, ZTT WMC5-695 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
0-85659 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12") Atlantic 0-85659 US 1994 Sell This Version
0-85659, DMD 2097 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", Promo) Atlantic, Atlantic 0-85659, DMD 2097 US 1994 Sell This Version
85659-2 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(CD, Maxi) Atlantic 85659-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
starpromo 1221 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax (Peter Rauhofer's Doomsday Mix)(12", Promo) Star 69 Records starpromo 1221 US 2001 Sell This Version
23202246 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax (Remixed) (12") ZTT 23202246 Spain 2001 Sell This Version
23202243 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax (Remixed)(CD, Maxi) Mocca, ZTT 23202243 Spain 2001 Sell This Version
STAR 1221 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax (Remixes)(12", Dis) Star 69 Records STAR 1221 US 2001 Sell This Version
STAR 1222, star1222 Frankiegoestohollywood* Relax (Remixes)(12", Dis) Star 69 Records, Star 69 Records STAR 1222, star1222 US 2001 Sell This Version
STAR CD520, STARCD520 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax Remixes(CD, Maxi) Star 69 Records, Star 69 Records, London Records, Sire STAR CD520, STARCD520 US 2001 Sell This Version
AVTCDS-336 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(CD, Enh) Avex Asia Limited AVTCDS-336 Hong Kong 2001 Sell This Version
REP 8027 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(CD, Maxi, Enh, Ltd, Num, Dig) Repertoire Records REP 8027 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
12GLOBE1167 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Frankie Say Relax(12", Ltd, Num) Universal Music TV, All Around The World, ZTT 12GLOBE1167 UK 2009 Sell This Version
none Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax (11 Mixes)(CDr, Promo) All Around The World none UK 2009 Sell This Version
none Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax (The Remixes)(CDr, Promo) Universal Music TV, All Around The World none UK 2009 Sell This Version
none Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax (CDr, Maxi, Promo) Universal Music (Denmark) none Denmark 2009 Sell This Version
none Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(CDr, Maxi, Promo) Universal, All Around The World none UK 2009 Sell This Version
none Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(CDr, Single, Promo) Universal Music TV, All Around The World, ZTT none UK 2009 Sell This Version
CTIS 104, SALVOMC001 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax (Suck It Up, Soap It Up)(Cass, Single, Ltd) ZTT, Salvo CTIS 104, SALVOMC001 UK & Europe 2014 Sell This Version
none, DDSALVOS084 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(11xFile, AAC, Single, RE, 256) ZTT, Salvo none, DDSALVOS084 2014
SALVOTWS01, Element 28 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", Ltd) Salvo, ZTT SALVOTWS01, Element 28 UK & Europe 2014 Sell This Version
12 ZTAS 1 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", RP) ZTT 12 ZTAS 1 UK Unknown Sell This Version
12 ZTAS 1 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", RP) ZTT 12 ZTAS 1 UK Unknown Sell This Version
0-96975 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(12", SRC) Island Records 0-96975 US Unknown Sell This Version
7-99805 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", RP, SRC) Island Records 7-99805 US Unknown Sell This Version
ZTAS 1 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(7", Single, RP, Sil) ZTT, Island Records ZTAS 1 UK Unknown Sell This Version
85659-2 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(CD, Maxi, RP) Atlantic 85659-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
none Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax(Cass, S/Sided, Single, Promo) Island Records none US Unknown Sell This Version

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Hanuman1

Hanuman1

February 11, 2017
referencing Relax (Warp Mix), 7", S/Sided, Single, W/Lbl, ZTAS 1

some copies came with a letter by Island Records (USA)
mjb

mjb

February 8, 2017
edited 9 months ago
referencing Relax (From Soft To Hard, From Dry To Moist), Cass, Single, P/Mixed, CTIS 102
The first 4 tracks were released as "Relax (Greatest Bits)" on various reissues in the 2010s, including Welcome To The Pleasuredome, Relax (Suck It Up, Soap It Up), and Inside The Pleasuredome.
Hanuman1

Hanuman1

January 30, 2017
referencing Relax, 12", Promo, SRC, DMD 691

Came originally in an light blue ISLAND sleeve with "FOR PROMOTIONAL USE ONLY - NOT FOR SALE" print.
Hanuman1

Hanuman1

January 30, 2017
referencing Relax, 12", SRC, 0-96975

Dores also exist with this label (colored ISLAND" in the original "two people" sleeve.
Hanuman1

Hanuman1

January 28, 2017
referencing Relax, 12", X 14075, X 14057, 12 ZTAS 1

There are also editions of this with "LIMITED EDITION" on label.
Hanuman1

Hanuman1

January 22, 2017
edited 9 months ago
referencing Relax, 12", Single, RP, 12 ZTAS 1

I have this release in the checker board sleeve (US).
A lot of unused of the black and white american sleeves have been sold in the UK with the UK pressing inside.
mjb

mjb

December 8, 2016
edited 11 months ago
referencing Relax, 12", RE, 12 ZTAS 1

The 16-minute Sex/Original mix of "Relax" is not exactly a fun dance track, nor is the 8-minute edited version. It's more just a collectors' item. The entire arrangement is essentially just a meandering, endless "dub version" where samples and elements of the song's instrumentation come and go along with generous amounts of reverb, but none of the familiar lyrics or essential parts of the song are to be found. It's like a bunch of rejected samples and spare parts thrown together, providing the listener with something that sounds kinda like the hit song, but only as a reminder, like getting the smell of delicious food without the taste and texture. The thrown-in "kissy noise" samples are also obnoxiously placed, even by 1983 standards.

The reason for this situation, as Trevor Horn likes to tell it, is that Horn had never been to a disco before. He didn't understand how DJs were mixing dance records, and what kinds of song structures did & didn't work on the dancefloor. After a visit to a New York club in late 1983, he finally "got it" and set out to make the New York Mix, which is the harder, more traditionally structured, 7-and-a-half minute extended version that's found on most of the other 12" releases.

I don't know whether to really believe this story. I mean, disco had long been established and had run its course by then. His band Buggles even scored huge disco-pop hit several years earlier with "Video Killed the Radio Star". So even if he was otherwise living under a rock, he surely knew what kinds of sounds would get people's booties shaking. It seems unlikely that he would have no clue that stripping the song of all of its interesting parts and then filling up an entire side of a 12" with leftovers wouldn't get people excited. Maybe he's just printing the legend because he's embarrassed. Or maybe he's trying to spin the decision to release numerous versions of the same song as fixing a mistake rather than crass commercialism.
DJY_FR

DJY_FR

September 16, 2015
referencing Relax (Remixed), CD, Maxi, 23202243
The Doomsday Club Mix on this release is about 0:30 longer than on other releases. These 30 seconds are added in one time after the middle of this mix. Before and after that, both mixes are identical.
And the Doomsday Club Dub Mix (track 4 on this release) is the usual Club Mix that can be found on other release (this is not a longer version of the Dub Mix!)
ross3065

ross3065

March 30, 2015
referencing Relax, 12", Single, IS-69750

Unlike the photo, my copy of this 12" with the same catalog number - has a fully red label on side 1, yellow label side 2
gyruss2000

gyruss2000

February 23, 2015
referencing Relax, 12", 12 ZTAS 1

I have the very release except A side has wrong of Bomb The Bass "Megablast Rap (Version)" (release Bomb The Bass - Megablast Rap / Don't Make Me Wait). Matrix runout matches this release.