Frankie Goes To HollywoodRelax

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


Written-ByJohnson*, O'Toole*, Gill*
BOne September Monday
Written-ByJohnson*, O'Toole*, Morley*, Rutherford*, Gill*

Companies, etc.



Recorded by Sarm

Invented in London
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 194)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Relax (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single, Stereo)ZTT12 ZTAS 1UK1983
Recently Edited
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, Stereo)Island Records, ZTT818 009-1France1983
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Relax - The Last Seven Inches! (7", Single, Promo, White Label)ZTTZTAS1DJUK1983



  • zatzeway's avatar
    Sleeve with the two bodies but NO Island logo on back sleeve. Both sides are B-side "One September Monday".Solid center,blue spotted paper labels,ZTTlogo black and blue.
    Ever seen it?
    • Rudie05's avatar

      I have one ( but with identical A en B sides. Plays 'Relax' on both sides, also the Matrix / Runout on both sides is the same: " DS 106104 A-1/83S I ".

      Anyone seen this before?
      • tonydelano's avatar
        Edited 4 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:

        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 on #SoundCloud
        • stillair's avatar
          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.
          • alanunthank's avatar
            Hi, am looking for the 8:20 version (matrix A2-U) - can anyone help? Thanks!
            • kommissarreynolds's avatar
              Please enjoy also the German Version of this record :-)

              • LowSpirit's avatar
                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.


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