NEW MUSIC EAR'S FAVOURITES - FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD "WELCOME TO THE PLEASUREDOME"
This album was probably one of the most eagerly anticipated albums of the 80s, the double vinyl album I bought was like nothing I had seen before. It was released on ZTT(Zang Tumb Tumb) records and mastered in music by Trevor Horn and in words by Paul Morley. The striking Picasso-esque erotic gatefold sleeve was not something mum and dad would ever see! I loved the intrigue, the mystery and probably yes the naughtiness which at the time I was not quite sure of! Anyway the album is packed with great tracks, the energetic disco classic "Relax" , the brilliant loud raucous war anthem "Two Tribes" and the beautifully romantic "The Power Of Love" all hit the top spot in quick succession. The shortened and remixed "Welcome To The Pleasuredome" peaked at number 2.