The past few years has seen a flurry of catalogue activity from iconic U.K. label Zang Tuum Tumb. The ongoing Element Series has seen artists from 808 State and Propaganda to Frankie Goes to Hollywood and The Art of Noise expanded and remastered in lavish double-disc packages. This summer, ZTT adds to the Element Series a compilation of rarities from the short but intricate discography of Frankie Goes to Hollywood.
On “Sexmix – Archive Tapes and Studio Adventures, Volume One” some of Frankie’s rarest remixes are put on CD for the first time. The compilation draws from cassette singles, which often differed from 7″ and 12″ track listings. The original U.K. “singlette” editions of all four singles from debut LP Welcome to the Pleasuredome (1984) can be found on Sexmix, along with CD single versions of “Rage Hard” and “Warriors of the Wasteland”. Rare versions of “Relax,” “The World is My Oyster” and “Watching the Wildlife” round out the set, along with a cover of Rod Stewart’s “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” which was first released in 2009 as a digital bonus track from the Frankie Say Greatest hits compilation.
“Sexmix – Archive Tapes and Studio Adventures, Volume One” will be released on August 6.