Welcome To The Pleasuredome

Razor & Tie Label
Veröffentlicht am
18. Nov. 2008
18 Titel


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    Titel     Dauer Hörer
1 Welcome to the Pleasuredome 13:40 43.923
1 The World Is My Oyster (including Well, Snatch of Fury) 1:57 1.984
1 The World is My Oyster 1:58 27.256
3 Relax 3:56 290.355
4 War 4:14 38.585
5 Two Tribes 3:56 123.972
6 (TAG) 0:35 9.104
7 Fury 1:49 10.077
8 Born to Run 3:59 39.220
9 San Jose 3:10 10.500
10 Wish the Lads Were Here 2:48 5.883
11 The Ballad of 32 4:49 8.920
12 Krisco Kisses 2:58 13.345
13 Black Night White Light 4:08 14.191
14 The Only Star in Heaven 4:16 11.529
15 The Power of Love 5:29 183.326
16 Bang 1:10 34.401

Über dieses Album

Welcome to the Pleasuredome ist das Debütalbum der britischen Band Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Es wurde am 29. Oktober 1984 in Großbritannien erstmalsdurch das Label ZZT Records veröffentlicht.

Frankie Goes to Hollywood war eine Band aus Liverpool. Offiziell gab es die Band schon ab 1980, anfangs unter dem Namen Hollycaust. Die Musiker waren bis dato relativ unbekannt. Die Band arbeitete sich etwas skandalträchtig nach oben, lieferte dabei aber eher Unausgewogenes ab. Um 1982 trat die Band in einigen Clubs auf und wurde vom Starproducer Trevor Horn entdeckt. Er und Paul Morley gründeten gerade das Label ZTT und nahmen Frankie Goes To Hollywood unter Vertrag. Was folgte, war eine außerordentliche Erfolgsgeschichte.

Das Album war damals außergewöhnlich. Horn ist ein alter Fuchs, der den Jungs optimale Aufnahmetechniken zur Verfügung stellte. Im Team mit dem Journalisten Morley gelang es ihm auch mühelos, die Band optimal und werbewirksam zu präsentieren. Dabei war oft die Rede davon, die Band würde selbst eigentlich nicht spielen. Allerdings widerlegte die Band das später durch ordentliche Liveperformances.

Die Pläne beim Plattenlabel ZTT Records sahen eigentlich die Produktion eines Musikalbums gar nicht vor. Das Konzept von ZTT bestand aus einer Trilogie von Singles zu den Themen Sex (Relax), Krieg (Two Tribes) und Liebe (The Power of Love). ZTT-Mitbegründer Paul Morley wollte die Band danach an ein Major-Label verkaufen:

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  • eyesaresmiles

    As a fourteen year old, this was unlike any other album I owned, like entering a whole new world. Listening to it was an adventure; it wasn't just one song after another like 'normal' albums. It was full of weird sounds and noises, and for the duration you stepped into another world. Now, the two big singles apart, and with the odd interludes having long lost their magic, we are left with a bunch of decidedly mediocre songs and competent but uninspiring covers, and very little to suggest what it was that could have so enchanted me. The magic has worn off, unfortunately.

    8. Mär., 10:56 Antworten
  • UnRagazzoAdam

    Frankie na Popvictims: http://popvictims.pl/2014/01/06/foto-nr-90/

    6. Jan., 9:26 Antworten
  • prominence_la

    Original material completely owns the covers.

    9. Apr. 2012 Antworten
  • pogopatterson

    All those remixes in retrospect just showed the incredible creativity/productivity of Trevor Horn.

    23. Mär. 2012 Antworten
  • ravenpryde

    this album was a slowburn for me in terms of appreciating how good it is. first time listening to it, i only dug about 2-3 songs, the second time about 5-6 songs, the third time about 8-9 songs, eventually by the fifth time...i pretty much loved the entire album.

    7. Jan. 2012 Antworten
  • PartySanCTG

    I decided to try it because you can't go wrong with Trevor Horn's production wizardry (srsly guy is one of my all-time fave producers), and then I realised this is basically an entire album of DAT BASS. There's just so much bass action in it!

    2. Sep. 2011 Antworten
  • Zoltanrah

    great album, imo.

    20. Jul. 2011 Antworten
  • DemonTauruS2

    I disagree - born To Run was blah, but the stuff after was experimental and original and odd. There were a couple of good ballads in there, too. This is a widely underrated album. when it came out as a double, it was the best, and not many people had it in the NY area that I knew of. A personal pleasure, not something id normally let people in on...

    21. Dez. 2010 Antworten
  • jedimulder24

    Some of the track titles on the above listing are diabolical! I have the original CD, & the album titles are as follows - The World Is My Oyster/Snatch Of Fury [Stay], Welcome To The Pleasuredome, Relax [Come Fighting], War [and Hide], Two Tribes [For The Victims Of Ravishment], The Last Voice, Born To Run, Happy Hi, Wish [The Lads Were Here], The Ballad Of 32, Krisco Kisses, Black Night White Light, The Only Star In Heaven, The Power Of Love, Bang - in THAT order!!

    2. Jul. 2010 Antworten
  • Mike TV

    The CD is missing Ferry and The Power of Love. War is also not as good as on the LP, it just drones on about bring out your dead, while the LP is actually a song. I recorded the LP and put it on my ipod. Saw them in Oakland with Belouis Some in '85.

    8. Jul. 2009 Antworten
  • bsimpson1972

    What an amazing masterpiece of 80's-pop! Right from the start, they'll let you know, that you're in for some ride! ;)

    7. Jun. 2009 Antworten
  • seulhomme

    pretentious as hell, gorgeous, lovely, gritty, ethereal....mmmmm....pretentious only because it was their first album presented as a double LP gatefold package. they took a Hell of a chance by doing that...yet, they lived up to their hype, kinda like Desperate Housewives.....

    18. Mär. 2009 Antworten