SOME STUFFS: Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s “Inside The PleasureDome” box reaches half the target in donations

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Zang Tuub Records via Union Square Music are putting together an “ultra-deluxe” box set in honor of the 30th anniversary of Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s fantastic debut album, Welcome To The PleasureDome.

Inside The PleasureDome was launched by PledgeMusic as a means to see who would be interested. They made a target to see if funds could be raised to release it and in 50 hours, they released the 50% mark for the target. As I write this, they’re at the 66% mark. This deluxe edition box will feature:

  • A 2014 vinyl edition of the original album, remastered at Sarm Studios by Trevor Horn and his 2014 team, pressed on 180g audiophile vinyl and packaged in a unique die-cut sleeve designed to frame one of three accompanying prints by original Pleasuredome sleeve artist, Lo Cole.
  • A set of three 10″ singles compiling previously unreleased mixes of Relax, Two Tribes, The Power of Love and and various album tracks.
  • A 48-page hardback book celebrating the artwork of Welcome To The Pleasuredome, with contributions from Paul Morley and photographers John Stoddart and Peter Ashworth
  • A DVD compiling the classic Pleasuredome videos by Godley & Creme and 5.1 surround sound audio mixes of the singles and album tracks
  • A 13-track, 90-minute cassette anthology of Relax remixes; and a frame-by-frame flipbook of a rare Frankie animated film

    If you are interested, head to PledgeMusic.com for details.

  • AUDIO: Steve Cradock’s “Sheer Inertia”

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    Proper Records is ready to release the third album by guitarist Steve Cradock called Travel Wild – Travel Free, and have set aside September 30th to release it. You may listen to one of its songs at this very moment, called “Sheer Inertia”.

    You may be familiar with Cradock’s work as a member of Ocean Colour Scene, or as a collaborator with Paul Weller, for whom he has been his guitarist for 21 years. For Cradock’s new album, he also brought on Squeeze’s Chris Difford (for those of you who are thinking of the differences between Difford and Tilbrook, Difford is the non-blonde) to co-write the song “10,000 Times”. You’ll have to wait a few more weeks to hear the album, in its entirety, so one song will have to suffice for the time being.