Frankie Goes To Hollywood ‘Relax’ 12″ picture disc

AJ Barratt: (talking about the shot of Frankie at the Camden Palace) “The record label started and there were all (these) very exciting PAs at the Camden Palace with the Frankies, all sorts of bands were signing and people were interested and it was going to be the artist event of the… which it turned out, in some ways, to actually be. You see, I didn’t really understand at that time, that it was going to be such a phenomenon …  and I just took my camera and took a few things.”

artist: Frankie Goes To Hollywood title: Relax format: 12″ picture disc design: XLZTT photography: AJ Barratt illustration: n/a cat. no: 12 PTZAS 1 date: 23/07/84 art of notes: This version of ‘Relax’ was released during the height of Frankie-mania in the summer of ’84 alongside a cassette version that compiled all the mixes and no doubt helped the song back up to the No. 2 spot. The A side plays the well known 7.20 min ‘US Remix / New York Night version’, the B side is the same as all other ‘Relax’ 12″s.

The A side photo was shot at the London launch party for ‘Relax’ at the Camden Palace, the blonde girl with Paul is Ange and the redhead on the floor being straddled by Holly is Juicy Lucy, actually a man in drag, both were friends of the band.

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