Title: Welcome To The Pleasuredome
Source: Record Mirror
Publish date: 23 March 1985
FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD’s ‘Welcome To The Pleasuredome’ (ZTT) doesn’t quite fit together. The presentation, the sleeve notes, neither square with the group or their audience. The record, always a fine album track, is a bloated, self-important grand daddy of a single, more to do with the self-indulgence of early Seventies types than the vibrant, exciting, sensational scam that Frankie’s sales and Frankie’s marketing people tell us they are. It is in fact a beautifully executed piece of pomp and that has no part in the past, present or future as the full colour poster of this review might say. Disappointing.