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Frankie Goes To HollywoodRelax

Label:ZTT – ZTAS 1
Format:
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Damont Pressing
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:Pop Rock, Synth-pop

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ARelax
Written-ByJohnson*, O'Toole*, Gill*
3:47
BOne September Monday
Written-ByJohnson*, O'Toole*, Morley*, Rutherford*, Gill*
4:46
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Recorded by Sarm

Invented in London
SEPTEMBER 1983.
This has, in company with the twelve inches, been number one in Zang Tumb Tumb's bold action series.

One September Monday
Four A.M. in the Zang Tuum Tumb recording studio. Paul and Holly relax after a hard days singing. And so a little chat about life, Liverpool and parties give it loads in that direction.

This pressing with Damont credit, see Relax for the EMI pressing.
Issued in both matt and glossy paper sleeves.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Pressing Plant ID (Both sides, hand etched): DAMONT
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout variant 1, side A, stamped, except Damont, hand etched): ZTAS 1 A-1U-1- DAMONT
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout variant 1, side B, stamped, except Damont, hand etched): ZTAS 1 B-1U-1- TOWNHOUSE DAMONT
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout variant 2, Side A - stamped, [2 N DAMONT - etched]): ZTAS 1 A-1U-1-2 N DAMONT
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout variant 2, Side B - stamped, [2 DAMONT and P - etched]): ZTAS 1 B-1U-1-2 DAMONT TOWNHOUSE P

Other Versions (5 of 179)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Relax (12", 33 ⅓ RPM)ZTT12 ZTAS 1UK1983
Relax (12", 45 RPM, Maxi-Single, Stereo)Island Records, Island Records, ZTT, ZTT601 096, 601 096-213Europe1983
Relax (7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo)Island Records, Island Records, ZTT106 104, 106 104-100Europe1983
Relax (12", 45 RPM, Maxi-Single)Island Records, ZTT818 009-1France1983
Relax - The Last Seven Inches! (7", Single, Promo, White Label)ZTTZTAS1DJUK1983

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tonydelano
Edited 2 years ago
According to IMDB, two versions of Relax are listed on the soundtrack for the movie ‘Zoolander 2’, but the only version of the soundtrack album I’ve been able to find (so far) doesn’t have any version of Relax. Here’s how the version of Relax for which I’m searching is listed on IMDB:

Relax
Written by Peter Gill, Holly Johnson & Mark O'Toole; Additional lyrics by ASAP Rocky and Nitty Scott (as Nitzia Scott); Performed by ASAP Rocky (as A$AP Rocky) & Nitty Scott (as Nitty Scott MC) & Sam Sparro; Produced by Kill The Noise (as Jake Stanczak); A$AP Rocky courtesy of Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records

I have been able to find this version on SoundCloud (link below), but can’t (yet) seem to locate how/where to purchase it. Anyone have any ideas on this?

Relax [Zoolander 2 Remix] (ft. A$AP Rocky, Nicki Minaj & Skrillex) - Frankie Goes To Hollywood by Zoolander https://soundcloud.com/zoolander_relax/relax-zoolander-2-asap-rocky-remix on #SoundCloud
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stillair
I have two different German 12"s (83/84), I'm not sure if it's random but they have two different embossed marks on the rear sleeve : two triangles shaping a square resp. two ellipses.
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alanunthank
Hi, am looking for the 8:20 version (matrix A2-U) - can anyone help? Thanks!
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kommissarreynolds
Please enjoy also the German Version of this record :-)

http://www.discogs.com/Claus-Mathias-Relax-Komm-Tu-Es/release/1831884
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LowSpirit
What can you say about Relax, in 2009? Although it has its roots in the gay scene, this is a classic dance tune loved by all types of people over the decades.

There have been numerous versions and remixes released, one of the most memorable being by Jam & Spoon with their high-speed trance version from the early nineties and the 1989 mixes.

My recent re-introduction to it was after hearing it as opening music to an episode of the first season of Miami Vice.

The instrumental New York Mix is also quite interesting.