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Welcome To The Pleasuredome [CD + DVD] [Import]

Frankie Goes To Hollywood Audio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Audio CD (31 Oct 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Repertoire
  • ASIN: B0000942QL
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 738,340 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Welcome Back To The Pleasuredome ! 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
5.0 out of 5 stars At last! Perfect packaging to a perfect album. 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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37 of 41 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A mixed bag 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
4.0 out of 5 stars A 1980s Classic And Must-Own 24 Sep 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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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A template for all debut albums!! 15 May 2006
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I've recently rediscovered this album after buying the 2005 reissue, I, along with millions of others fell for all the media hype that surrounded Frankie back in 1983!

Back then the British music scene was floundering, New Romance was tired, New Wave Of British Heavy Metal had ground to a halt! Things were looking up as a few bands including Tears For Fears started to create a new sound for the eighties with more than a hint of a Beatles influence.

So, I was searching for something similar and new to listen to at my local record store when suddenly 'Relax' powered its way over the speaker system. It immediately grabbed my attention, a mix of the aforementioned music genre's styles, but somehow produced to be fresh and exciting by the genius Trevor Horn. That along with a controversial cover and explicit lyrics that led to the record being banned by a host of radio stations, only fuelled this particular (then) 18 yr old to purchase!

This double album could not come quick enough for me, we had to wait a whole year as 'Relax' and 'Two Tribes' and a multitude of remixes kept us entertained. When it did arrive we were more than ready. The title track took up one side of the original vinyl copy, a great sprawling epic over 13 minutes long which had us all singing 'who ha, who ha' on the dancefloor!

The cover versions are all excellently performed,
'Born To Run' especially got the Springsteen seal of approval!
'War' originally an Edwin Starr song about Vietnam is, I think better, with its killer bass line and Ronald Reagan narrative segmants which Im pretty sure Baz Luhrmann got the idea for 'Everbody's Free To Wear Sunscreen' from.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
very good
Published 4 days ago by g askin
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This collection of songs really hits the mark from Frankie and the boys!
Published 1 month ago by Tartanundies
5.0 out of 5 stars massive fan in the 80s just had to replace the ...
massive fan in the 80s just had to replace the double album i used to own although there are differences from the 1980s vinyl album i had to this digitally remastered cd still... Read more
Published 1 month ago by kozmik
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Ok
Published 2 months ago by Adrian Morris
3.0 out of 5 stars not the original 'vinyl' version.
this version is not the same as the original vinyl version as tracks differ somewhat. and after listening to the original CD release, this was confirmed.
Very disapointed!!
Published 5 months ago by symon Curnow
5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome to The Pleasure Dome
This is an episode in music history I missed. It was played on BBC Radio 2 (tracks 2 and/or 3) and I immediately got it through Amazon. Thanks
Published 5 months ago by Vincent King
4.0 out of 5 stars Dated Sort of Pro-Rock.
Old old and slightly repetitive stuff from Holly, and the lads but still listenable, and well worth adding to a CD collection. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mr. S. J. Harper
2.0 out of 5 stars Welcome to the Pleasure dome
Was really looking forward to this and bought another one for my Sister. Both of us very disappointed with this purchase, didn't really enjoy playing it and have only listened to... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Gizmo
5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome to my ear drums
Even now after 30 years, this album rocks, this was way ahead of it,s time, an absolute pleasure to listen too, and NEVER gets tiring, there are not many bands you can say that... Read more
Published 8 months ago by D. TEMPLE
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album - a bit louder!
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! Read more
Published 10 months ago by Meerkat Fan
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