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Frankie Goes To HollywoodWelcome To The Pleasuredome

Label:ZTT – ZTT IQ1
Series:Action Series – 4
Format:
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, EMI Pressing, Gatefold
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style:Pop Rock, Synth-pop, Ballad

Tracklist

F - Pray Frankie Pray
A1Well...
Written-ByRichards*, FGTH*
A2The World Is My Oyster
Written-ByFGTH*
A3Snatch Of Fury (Stay)
Written-ByMarsden*
A4Welcome To The Pleasure Dome
Acoustic GuitarSteve Howe
Soloist [Dark Side Of The Mood Solo]Lipson Service Guitar*
Written-ByFGTH*
G - Say Frankie Say
B1Relax (Come Fighting)
Written-ByFGTH*
B2War (...And Hide)
Written-ByWhitfield-Strong
B3Two Tribes (For The Victims Of Ravishment)
Written-ByFGTH*
T - Stay Frankie Stay
C1Ferry (Go)
Written-ByMarsden*
C2Born To Run
Written-BySpringsteen*
C3San Jose (The Way)
Written-ByBacharach + David*
C4Wish (The Lads Were Here)
Written-ByFGTH*
C5Including The Ballad Of 32
Written-ByFGTH*
H - Play Frankie Play
D1Krisco Kisses
Written-ByFGTH*
D2Black Night White Light
Written-ByFGTH*
D3The Only Star In Heaven
Written-ByFGTH*
D4The Power Of Love
Arranged By [String Arrangement]Anne Dudley
Written-ByFGTH*
D5Bang...
Written-ByFGTH*, 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 Brücken
  • 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 (round corners).

Some copies came with a sticker with European cat# 302 419-977 on upper right corner of back cover (UK version imported to mainland Europe?)

From sleeve notes: 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] x (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

Side A banded as one continuous piece.

Spelling inconsistencies (intentional or otherwise) appear on release:
• title listed as Welcome To The Pleasuredome on front, spine and inner sleeve / The Pleasure Dome on labels;
• track C1 listed as 'ferry (Go)' on inner sleeve / 'fury' on label.
• track D1 listed as 'Krisco Kisses' on inner sleeve / 'Ḱrisco Ḱisses' on label.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Label): ZTT iq1-2b
  • Other (Inner sleeve, record one): ZTT IQ1 (1)
  • Other (Inner sleeve, record two): ZTT IQ1 (2)
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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Needs Changes
Welcome To The Pleasuredome (2×LP, Album, Stereo, AR, Gatefold)Island Records, Island Records, ZTT, ZTT7 90232-1-H, 90232-1-HUS1984
Welcome To The Pleasuredome (Cassette, Album, Red Ink)ZTTZCIQ 1UK1984
Welcome To The Pleasuredome (2×LP, Album, Picture Disc)ZTTNEAT 1UK1984
Welcome To The Pleasuredome (Cassette, Album)Island Records, ZTTISLC2-1012, ZCIQ 1Canada1984
Welcome To The Pleasuredome (2×LP, Album, Stereo)Island Records, ZTT302 419-977Europe1984
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cr_mccrary
Does anyone know anything about the clothes they were trying to sell on the order sheet on one of the inner sleeves? i tried looking around on ebay to see if anyone has any of the original clothing for sale and couldn't find anything. I then did a general search on google just to see if there were actual pics of the clothes other than the ones on the order sheet and found nothing. If anyone happens to know any info or where i can find info on them please let me know. and if anyone happens to actually have any of them and are willing to sell let me know.
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Edited one year ago
Got the 2010 Music On Vinyl remaster. The sound is rich and gorgeous and if you like this album I can't see you being disappointed.

Having said that, I've never heard the full album before listening to it all today, and while the 4 singles are good songs (except I don't think much of the edit of Two Tribes on the album.. the strongest track on the album having a short treatment was a fail for me when the Two Tribes extended versions are so much better as full pieces), everything else on this album is a strange mess.... Everything on sides 3 and 4 (except The Power Of Love) are totally forgettable.

Side 3 has a very weird tracklist with covers of "Ferry Across The Mercy" followed by Bruce Springsteen's "Born To Run?" (huh??) followed by "Do You Know The Way To San Jose" (wtf?) and all the other tracks on sides 3 and 4.... I just didn't "get it". Maybe you just had to "be there" (in Liverpool in the 80s) to understand this album but for me without 'being there' this album is just inconsistent and incoherent. I just don't 'get it'. I should've just bought the 12" singles for the 4 singles as nothing else on this album is worth listening to twice.

I'm very surprised to realise now I'm not that much of a fan of FGTH after all. Oh well.
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MrHan713
I have the US pressing from the 80s. It has so much surface noise and skips. The music is good but the vinyl they pressed it on is so thin and flimsy almost like a flexi disc it didn't stand the test of time.
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domskilamonski
I saw a couple of fgth's welcome t.t.pd. on ebay that had rounded inner-sleeves,like joy divisions records had,but cant find any listed here?can anyone point me in the right direction?cheers and thanks upfont...d.
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swetzel67
Perhaps this is covered elsewhere, but I can't seem to figure out which single-disc version I have. I am quite sure it's the "hybrid" 1985 European release (Made in France by PDO and a STEMRA box on the CD label). It has an Island catalog # 824052-2 both on the CD and the booklet/tray insert, but the tracks on the disc inside do not match the listing on the tray insert. The tracks on the CD line up with what I'm gathering from some previous reviews/comments the original CD-exclusive mix (610-195) but that catalog # is not printed anywhere on my copy. It contains the extended version of "Two Tribes" and includes "Happy Hi" instead of "San Jose." When I insert it into iTunes, the listings on the CD come up in Gracenote, not what's on the insert back cover. I'm just trying to figure out how to catalog it - LOL!!!
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ashjteasdale
One of the most essential 80s albums. Love everything about this album, from the strong cover design through to all the great tracks.

All the hits, relax,two tribes, power of love even has a couple of great covers, war and born to run. Best of all is the hedonistic brilliance of the title track.
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CARSTENVINYL
When I first heard this album in 1984, I thourght it was a reasonably good album, but not among the best I had. Now I hear the album 32 years after, and finds a lot of qualities that I have not heard back then. A solid cast album.
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TheGroke
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.
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Arkoudos
Where is the 30th Anniversary edition?
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LoversRecords
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.