Was this shoot specifically for the album or actually for a magazine and then used on the LP?
Peter Ashworth: “I shot them 2 or 3 times, I believe this was the first and was done specifically for the LP”.
Did the band style themselves or was it someone else?
Peter Ashworth: “Looking at the pics and trying to remember I would say they were styled but I do not remember offhand the name of the stylist, possibly sorted by Paul Morley”.
Whose idea was the jungle / garden of eden theme and was this meant to represent the pleasuredome?
Peter Ashworth: “Paul wanted a jungle of some sort, I built it over a week or so”.
artist: Frankie Goes To Hollywood title: Welcome To The Pleasuredome format: Cassette design: XLZTT illustration: Lo Cole photography: Anton Corbijn / Peter Ashworth / Peter Brown cat. no: ZCIQ 1 date: 29/10/84 art of notes: Peter Ashworth’s band photo was substituted for Lo Cole’s illustration as the front cover for the cassette and CD editions although it was featured inside. The merchandise was included with a tear-off order form as part of the inlay on initial versions.
The Italian issue was a double cassette version in a card slipcase and in Saudi Arabia the cartoon cover image had the band’s bare torsos covered up (see end of gallery). This cassette also had a completely different track order to all others although this is probably a bootleg.