Monday, September 30, 2013

contains infrequent strong sex references

hello there

the title of this post are not my words. they are the words of the British Board Of Film Classification, known to censor and suppress fanatics lovingly as the BBFC. the words are their findings on the Frankie Said DVD, which is due to be released in 2014, bundled with the rather good Frankie Said CD set from 2012. and not to be confused with the other, other, other "best of" Frankie set i mentioned in a post yesterday.

the details of the contents of the DVD had been kept as something of a secret by the record label, but here you go - the full tracklisting is available on the BBFC website. my understanding is that it is a verdict for public record and thus has to be published, no matter who or what wished to keep it secret.



the way the BBFC website is formatted is a bit like their approach to censorship - haphazard, difficult to follow and understand and seemingly interested in SHOUTING IN CAPITALS rather than speaking and making sense. to that end, a major big thanks to the one we shall call Lex for untangling what the website says. here's the tracklisting for the Frankie Said DVD.

N/A FRANKIESAID (MAIN MENUS)
N/A VIDEOS(MENU)
N/A TOP OF THE POPS (MENU)
N/A OXFORD ROAD SHOW - 30.3.84 (MENU)
N/A THE COMMERCIALS AND... (MENU)
N/A (RELAX)
N/A (RELAX- LIVE VERESION)
N/A (RELAX- LASER VERSION)
N/A (TWO TRIBES)
N/A (TWO TRIBES - VIDEO DESTRUCTO)
N/A (THE POWER OF LOVE)
N/A (THE POWER OF LOVE - VERSION 2)
N/A (WELCOME TO THE PLEASUREDOME - THE ESCAPE ACT)
N/A (RAGE HARD)
N/A (WARRIORS OF THE WASTELAND)
N/A (WATCHING THE WILDLIFE)
N/A (RELAX- 05.01.84)
N/A (TWO TRIBES - 09.08.84)
N/A (WELCOME TO THE PLEASUREDOME - 28.03.85)
N/A (RAGE HARD - 04.09.86)
N/A (TWO TRIBES)
N/A (THE POWER OF LOVE)
N/A (RELAX)
N/A (WISH (THE LADS WERE HERE / WAR)
N/A (THE COMMERCIALS AND... )
N/A (RELAX- NO.1 AND GUILTLESS VERSION 1)
N/A (RELAX- NO.1 AND GUILTLESS VERSION 2)
N/A (THE POWER OF LOVE - WIN HEARTS AND MINDS)
N/A (WELCOME TO THE PLEASUREDOME - THE EVENT OF THE DECADE
N/A (.. MEANWHILE BACKSTAGE..)

apologies for the CAPS LOCK, Lex and indeed i had to leave some of the BBFC in this.

basically, it seems all a Frankie fan could want and more. more, in fact, than we were ever led to believe was possible. the superb books by Holly Johnson and more recenly Brian 'Nasher' Nash both indicate that the record label has no rights or ownership of any performances by the band, just the recordings and the promotional videos. the presence of dates on a number of the videos above suggest concert or TV performances.

if this means that some agreement has been reached and the band get some decent royalties, that's fantastic. if it means the label has found some loophole that lets them release it without agreement from the band, not so good - as much as the fans want to see it, at the cost of the band being left out of any say? and of course if this means that the label has decided to try and release it without any sort of permission from the band, well, the lawyers will be happier than anyone about this proposed release.

the full blown Video Destructo version of the Two Tribes video has been unseen for far too long. i think it was only ever available on an NTSC Beta cassette and Laserdisc called From A Wasteland To An Artificial Paradise, and then on a ZTT box set of some sorts on some format or other called DVD. oh sure, it is freely available on the internet but it's nice to have a proper copy at home.

fingers crossed this DVD is as the BBFC has reviewed as and when it gets released!



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