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Welcome to the Pleasure Dome: 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Original recording remastered

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Product details

  • Audio CD (12 April 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Union Square Music Limited
  • ASIN: B0033WDCRA
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,865 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. The World Is My Oyster/Well/Snatch of Fury (Stay)
2. Welcome to the Pleasuredome
3. Relax (Come Fighting)
4. War (And Hide)
5. Two Tribes
6. For the Victims of Ravishment
7. Ferry (Go)
8. Born to Run
9. San Jose (The Way)
10. Wish (The Lads Were Here)
See all 16 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Relax (Greatest Bits)
2. One September Monday
3. The Power of Love (12" Version)
4. Disneyland
5. Two Tribes (Between Rulers and Ruling)
6. War (Between Hidden and Hiding)
7. Welcome to the Pleasuredome
8. One February Friday
9. The Ballad of 32 (Mix 2)
10. Who Then Devised the Torment?
See all 13 tracks on this disc

Product Description

The ultimate version of one of the biggest and most influential British albums of the 80s highlighting the breadth and depth of FGTH/ZTT s collective vision as never before Beautifully remastered from original master tapes by Fine Splice for pristine sound quality Expanded to well over twice its original length by the inclusion of previously unheard songs and remixes from the ZTT vaults Stylishly packaged in a deluxe digipack with a beautifully illustrated 28-page booklet complete with rare photos and previously unseen works from original Pleasuredome artist Lo Cole

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Paul Chapman on 18 May 2010
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I'm astounded by the reviews here !

Firstly, the remaster is excellent, people are used to remasters being 100 decibels (for the deaf Ipod generation). This new remaster brings out even more subtle detail.

Regarding CD2, I'm amazed some people are moaning about it.

Firstly all tracks are taken from the original master tapes (the first time this has ever happened with the exception of The Sonic Collection SACD). They may seem like a mixed bag to some & I agree to a point, the Greek Mix of Relax will never be essential, however you have Greatest Bits (as mentioned is the cassette mix of Relax) which in my opinion is the only mix you'll ever need.

In addition, excellent demo's, a fantastic mix of The Ballad of 32, the only track that shouldn't even really be on this is Watusi Love Juicy which doesn't date from this album, but a curio never the less

The issue is the access to the "Goodies Cupboard". Like a lot of bands archives, labelling was incorrect if at all on many, hence the Pleasure Fix mix of WTTPD & Starfix mix of Only Star In Heaven (both overrated "instrumentals", were indeed found but too late for inclusion.

What we do have finally, is an amazing album finally being given the treatment is DESERVES.

Frankly (or should that be Frankiely?)at this bargain price, who can really complain??
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By D. Turner on 31 Dec. 2005
Format: Audio CD
We all know the music but here I'd like to purely say 'thanks' to ZTT for the care taken with the packaging! At last, this CD has the correct cover to the original vinyl release (and no nasty digipack either). The booklet contains nearly all the inner sleeve photo's and notes from the original and even the rear inlay has the '£ BANG' design.
Far, far superior to the previous CD releases and worth every penny. Now, if only Holly would rejoin the reformed Frankie...
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38 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Lim Chong Eu on 20 April 2010
Format: Audio CD
Straight to the point. As one reviewer remarked, there is no sound improvement on the album, just louder, that's all. So you can dunk CD 1. Next, CD 2 is supposed to give us Frankie fans some pleasureable thrill, but sad to say, no. While the demo tracks are an interesting addition, the rest can be left out. "Relax (Greatest Bits)" is actually the original cassette single. While it's a historical curiorsity, it is actually an edited amalgam of the "Sex Mix", "Instrumental Mix" and the 7" mix. The "One September" and "One February" b-sides (which were already available in the last re-issue) are just nonsence gibberish. Why include "Power Of Love" extended version ? It's a strange inclusion while the extended versions of "Relax", "Two Tribes" and "Welcome" are left out. Then again, you can't really include all their extended versions, right ? so they should just leave them all out. "Disneyland" was already released in the "12 Inch" 2CD version. The 2 spoken snippets can be left out completely. Anyway, "The Last Voice" has been around a long time, included in the ending of the "Two Tribes (Annihilation mix)". "Relax (Disco mix)" is another amalgam of the "Sex Mix" and the 7" mix. Again, though historically interesting, you don't need it. With all the above taken out, I would include other interesting unreleased tracks, such as "Relax (International), Welcome...(Bernard Rose version), Welcome... (Pleasurefix), Only Star In Heaven (Starfix), and the other proper b-sides like "Happy Hi, Get It On and The World Is My Oyster (7" and 12")"
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Meerkat Fan on 25 Oct. 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
My reason for buying this particular 25th anniversary release of Welcome To The Pleasuredome is that I saw another review saying that it is louder!

This is exactly what I have been looking for, as I found my previous CD of the album to be too quiet. The new CD is perfect and is louder but without being excessively 'cranked up' and distorting. I'm not sure whether the sound is 'better' - I've seen one reviewer who reckons the remastering has brought out more detail and another who says there is no difference apart from the volume increase.

I haven't had chance to listen to the second CD yet, and there will always be arguments about what should and shouldn't be included as extra material.

My view is to treat the content of the second CD as bonus material (some good, some bad), and if what you want is not there then seek it out on other releases - either by downloading individual tracks or by buying the original CD singles. I suggest downloading the original 12-inch versions of Two Tribes and Relax (and then, with other tracks, compiling your own perfect Frankie CD if you want a physical copy to play), while to me the extended version of Welcome to the Pleasuredome that is on the original album and so included here is the definitive version, especially with the jungle intro.

In conclusion, if you've never owned the album or have a previous CD but want a slightly louder copy then you should go for this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bjorn Clasen on 24 Sept. 2001
Format: Audio CD
A graffiti written on the main entrance road to my school (the European School of Luxembourg) back in 1984 read »Welcome To The Pleasuredome«. Back then, I did not quite understand it. Later I learned to, though. For this debut album of Frankie Goes To Hollywood certainly is a Pleasuredome, in an everything but sarcastically meant way. It's a classic, one of the greatest albums (not just of the 1980s but) ever!
What a courage it must have demanded to issue a concept album, a long story split into songs, as a debut. Why don't these bands ever last longer? »Welcome To The Pleasuredome« has it all: One of the most beautiful ballads ever performed, »The Power Of Love«; great covers: »Born To Run«, »San José«, »Fury«, »War«; the sexy experimental »The Ballad Of 32«... plus, of course, the outstanding hit classics »Two Tribes« and »Relax«.
This import CD also contains two interviews previously released on maxi (vinyl) singles.
So... »Welcome To The Pleasuredome«!! Frankie say... no more.
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