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Essential Frankie Goes To Hollywood: A New Compilation of Hits and Rarities

Frankie Goes To Hollywood were one of the most iconic and controversial bands of the 1980s, with a string of chart-topping singles and a distinctive sound that blended pop, rock, and dance music. Their debut album, Welcome To The Pleasuredome, was a double LP that showcased their ambitious and experimental approach to production, thanks to the genius of Trevor Horn.

Now, fans of the band can enjoy a new collection of their best songs, along with some rare and remix versions that have never been released before. Essential Frankie Goes To Hollywood is a 3CD set that features all their classic hits, such as Relax, Two Tribes, The Power Of Love, and Welcome To The Pleasuredome, as well as some lesser-known gems, such as Disneyland, Black Night White Light, and Lunar Bay.

The compilation also includes some of the most sought-after remixes and B-sides from the band's original era, such as the Sex Mix of Relax, the Hibakusha Mix of Two Tribes, the Gary Moore Attack Mix of Warriors Of The Wasteland, and the Montreux Mixes of Rage Hard and Warriors. These tracks showcase the band's versatility and creativity, as well as their influence on the dance music scene.

Essential Frankie Goes To Hollywood is a must-have for any fan of the band or anyone who loves 80s pop music. It is a budget release that offers a satisfying mix of familiar hits, rarities and remixes. The package also features a stunning design by Phillip Marshall, who co-designed the legendary Inside The Pleasuredome box set from 2014.

Essential Frankie Goes To Hollywood will be released on 14 January 2022. You can pre-order it from various online retailers or download it as a digital album. Don't miss this opportunity to relive the glory days of one of the most innovative and provocative bands in pop history.

The History of Frankie Goes To Hollywood

Frankie Goes To Hollywood were formed in Liverpool in 1980 by Holly Johnson, Paul Rutherford, Peter Gill, Mark O'Toole, and Brian Nash. The band's name was inspired by a poster about Frank Sinatra's film career that Johnson saw in a magazine. The band's musical style was influenced by various genres, such as glam rock, disco, punk, and new wave.

The band's first break came when they appeared on the Channel 4 show The Tube in 1982, performing two songs: Relax and Two Tribes. Their performance caught the attention of record producer Trevor Horn, who signed them to his newly founded label ZTT Records. Horn decided to re-record Relax with the band, using state-of-the-art technology and lavish orchestration. The result was a stunning mix of synth-pop, rock, and dance music that sounded unlike anything else at the time.

Relax was released in October 1983, but it did not receive much attention until January 1984, when it was banned by the BBC for its explicit sexual content and suggestive video. The controversy boosted the sales of the single, which reached No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart and stayed there for five weeks. It also became a hit in many other countries, including the US, where it peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The band's follow-up single, Two Tribes, was an equally provocative song that dealt with the Cold War and the threat of nuclear war. The song featured samples of speeches by Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, as well as sirens and explosions. The song was accompanied by a video that showed a wrestling match between actors portraying Reagan and Soviet leader Konstantin Chernenko. Two Tribes was another massive success for the band, reaching No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart and staying there for nine weeks. It also topped the charts in several other countries and reached No. 43 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The band's third single, The Power Of Love, was a radical departure from their previous songs. It was a ballad that featured Johnson's soulful vocals and a gospel choir. The song was a tribute to love and peace, and it was accompani


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