- Audio CD (Oct. 4 2005)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: ZTT RECORDS
- ASIN: B000AMU0XA
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | LP Record
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
Frankie and Welcome To The Pleasuredome were a couple of my discoveries from this period. Ok, I admit the music was a mixture of overproduced techno-pop as well as every other musical style from the previous twenty years. But the sound caught my attention then, and it still does. I never did figure out what the whole "Frankie Say" mystique was all about; I guess I was too old. But what the heck, the band didn't last that long anyway.
Amazingly, the recording holds up 18-years later. Guess that makes it a classic -- at least the originals like PLEASUREDOME, RELAX and TWO TRIBES. The covers on the albums were all better done by the people who created them.
So, if you've never experienced Frankie, RELAX and give Welcome To The Pleasuredome a try. It has my recommendation.
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? Â»Welcome To The pleasuredomeÂ« has it all: One of the most beautiful ballads ever performed, Â»The Power Of LoveÂ«; great covers: Â»Born To RunÂ«, Â»San JosÃ©Â«, Â»FuryÂ«, Â»WarÂ«; the sexy experimental Â»The Ballad Of 32Â«... plus, of course, the outstanding hit classics Â»Two TribesÂ« and Â»RelaxÂ«.
So... Â»Welcome To The PleasuredomeÂ«!! Frankie say... no more.