Album: Welcome to the Pleasuredome Artist: Frankie Goes to Hollywood 1984 Island CD: CID 101 824 052-2 Band members: Holly Johnson: lead vocals Brian Nash: guitar Peter Gill: drums Mark O'Toole: bass Paul Rutherford: vocals with Jonathan Jeczalik: programming Andrew Richards: keyboards Louis Jardim: percussion Ann Dudley: keyboards Steven Lipson: guitar Steve Howe: acoustic guitar (on "Welcome to the Pleasure Dome") Produced by Trevor Horn Tracks: 1. The World is My Oyster (including Well, snatch of Fury) (1:58) 2. Welcome to the Pleasure Dome (13:39) 3. Relax (4:57) 4. War (6:12) 5. Two Tribes (3:23) 6. (Tag) (0:33) 7. Fury (1:49) 8. Born to Run (3:56) 9. San José (3:08) 10. Wish the Lads Were Here (2:58) 11. The Ballad of 32 (4:47) 12. Krisco Kisses (2:57) 13. Black Night White Light (4:07) 14. The Only Star in Heaven (4:14) 15. The Power of Love (5:28) 16. Bang (1:08) All songs written by Frankie Goes to Hollywood, except (4) by Strong/Whitfield, (8) by Springsteen, (9) by Bacharach/David, (7) by Marsden. String arrangement for (15) by Dudley. Comments: (*****) Note that there have been multiple releases of this album, not all with quite the same tracklisting. I've given the official credits above, but they are a pack of lies! Of the FGTH material, Johnson wrote all the lyrics and the music is mainly by Johnson/O'Toole/Gill. There are very significant re-arrangements and additions from Horn and his crew. None of the FGTH instrumentalists play on the album at all; again, Horn and his crew played everything. Horn himself probably plays on the album (keys? bass?) and certainly did programming for it. Howe is as credited and Trevor Rabin also did some uncredited guitar session work.
submitted by Henry Potts.