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Liverpool (album)

Liverpool
Studio album by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Released 20 October 1986
Recorded 1986
Genre Dance, new wave, pop, rock
Length 44:03
Label ZTT
Producer Stephen Lipson
Frankie Goes to Hollywood chronology
Bang! (Japan-only LP)
(1985)
Liverpool
(1986)
Bang!
(1993)

Liverpool is Frankie Goes to Hollywood's second and last studio album, released in October 1986 (see 1986 in music). It would be the band's final album of all-new material, and lead singer Holly Johnson would leave the band following the corresponding world tour, followed by a flurry of lawsuits from ZTT. The album's production was handled by Trevor Horn's engineer Stephen Lipson, who urged the band to play their own instruments on this album (Horn having replaced the band's performances and arrangements with his session musicians or his own performances on Welcome to the Pleasuredome.) Liverpool therefore features a heavier rock sound than its predecessor.

The album was a commercial disappointment compared to the band's previous effort, though it charted generally high at #5 in the United Kingdom, #7 on the Austrian and Swiss music charts and #8 in Norway. The cover photo was different depending on what format was purchased (LP, cassette, or compact disc).

Track listing

All songs Gill/Johnson/Nash/O'Toole unless otherwise stated.

  1. "Warriors of the Wasteland" - 4:58
  2. "Rage Hard" - 5:03
  3. "Kill the Pain" - 6:16
  4. "Maximum Joy" - 5:32
  5. "Watching the Wildlife" - 4:18
  6. "Lunar Bay" - 5:42
  7. "For Heaven's Sake" - 4:29
  8. "Is Anybody Out There?" - 7:25

A later release includes two bonus tracks:

  1. "(Don't Lose What's Left) of Your Mind"
  2. "Suffragette City" (David Bowie)

Singles

  1. "Rage Hard"
  2. "Warriors of the Wasteland"
  3. "Watching the Wildlife"

2-CD Deluxe Edition

In 2011, a remastered Deluxe Edition of Liverpool was released, featuring a second disc containing rare and previously unreleased material. The first CD contains the LP version of the original album with extra tracks and the second CD rare and unreleased tracks.

CD1

  1. Warriors of the Wasteland 04:54
  2. Rage Hard 05:08
  3. Kill The Pain 06:16
  4. Maximum Joy 05:30
  5. Watching the Wildlife 04:19
  6. Lunar Bay 05:42
  7. For Heaven's Sake 04:30
  8. Is Anybody out There? 07:28
  9. The Waves 02:44
  10. Pamela 00:22 (Spoken)
  11. Pocket Vibrator (Monitor mix Sarm sessions October 1986) 03:32
  12. Suffragette City 03:35
  13. Roadhouse Blues 04:06
  14. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (Monitor mix Sarm sessions May 1986, Voiceless) 04:50
  15. (Don't Lose What's Left) Of your little mind 06:14
  16. Rage Hard (Voiceless) 05:07

CD2

  1. Rage Hard (Montreux mix) 05:34
  2. Warriors of The Wasteland (Montreux mix) 03:19
  3. Warriors Cassetted 19:58
  4. Drum Loop (Monitor Mix Wisseloord Sessions November 1985) 03:20
  5. Fuck Off (Monitor Mix Wisseloord Sessions November 1985) 04:01
  6. Wildlife Cassetted 24:26
  7. Our Silver Turns to Gold 03:44 (Monitor mix Ibiza sessions May 1985) 03:44
  8. Delirious 03:12 (Monitor Mix Ibiza Sessions October 1985) 03:12
  9. Stan (Spoken) 00:42
  10. For Heaven's Sake (Monitor Mix Wisseloord Sessions March 1986) 07:54

Chart performance

Chart (1986) Peak
position
Austrian Albums Chart[1] 7
Canadian Albums Chart[2] 72
French Albums Chart[3] 9
German Albums Chart[4] 5
New Zealand Albums Chart[5] 12
Norwegian Albums Chart[6] 8
Swedish Albums Chart[7] 13
Swiss Albums Chart[8] 7
UK Albums Chart[9] 5
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[10] 88

Personnel

Additional personnel

References

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