Welcome To The Pleasuredome (studio album) by Frankie Goes To Hollywood
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Best tracks: Welcome to the Pleasuredome, Relax, Two Tribes, Power of Love. These songs alone make this a classic mid 80's album.
starts strong. fizzles. quite a few covers. pop
Frankie's debut No.1 album which had advance sales of over one million, includes 3 consecutive No.1 hits "Relax", "Two Tribes" & the truly haunting love ballad "The Power of Love". Also included is the 13m40s version of their No.2 hit "Welcome To The Pleasuredome" and their better than original cover versions of "Born to Run" and "War(and Hide)". Check out Prince Charles short interlude on "Tag" and Ronald Reagans conclusion with "Bang" - Frankie says no more!
Favorite Tracks:Two Tribes, Born To Run, The Ballad Of 32, Black Night White Light, Bang
Three number one singles in the UK on this album, more a Trevor Horn album than Frankie Goes to Hollywood with session musicians on many of the tracks, but a great album never-the-less.
An excellent album through and through. The influence of Trevor Horn is very evident on many tracks. Getting a single banned by Radio 1 at the time was a clever tactic and spearheaded the band into strardom. As much I like the classic hits, I equally love the slower less known tracks like 'Including the Ballad of 32' and 'The Only Star In Heaven'.
A little over the top at times, but definitely more interesting and with more of other people's material than I would have anticipated.
My favorite songs : Relax....The power of love.....Fury....Born to run....san jose.....Black night white light....War ....Welcome to the pleasuredome
Another of my early 80's favourites which I think doesn't sound dated even now. I was lucky enough to see them in concert but they were sadly shortlived. I had a bit of a ZTT thing, bought first albums by FGTH, Art of Noise and Prpoaganda and they all get played still. Personally I like the second half - the little snippets don't bother me either. Like it still.....
A terrific first album that showed all kinds of promise. Sadly, it wasn't to be as the band could only manage one follow up album before internal friction caused them to go their own ways.
The first disc was a powerful piece of work for its era. I'm not a fan of overt sexuality for its own sake, but the song "Relax" pushed the envelope in a big way for a such a radio-friendly single. It and the other big single, "Two Tribes" were both frenetic masterpieces of musical craft. The title track, clocking in at over 13 minutes is a delicious stew of song fragments that never once loses the plot. The second disc is, well, interesting. Starting out with a string of covers before Frankie originals again take the stage. The energy isn't quite where it was on the first disc but there's nothing wrong with what's here. Finally, comes "The Power of Love", a straight-forward love song which went #1 in the UK but remains sadly unknown in the U.S.
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