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"The Power of Love" is a song originally recorded and released by British band Frankie Goes to Hollywood. It was written by Holly Johnson, Peter Gill, Mark O'Toole and Brian Nash, four of the five members of the band. It was released by the group as their third single. Initially issued as a single in November 1984, and taken from the debut album, Welcome to the Pleasuredome (1984), "The Power of Love" followed its two predecessors, "Relax" and "Two Tribes", to the top of the UK singles chart. It scored the band an early December number-one. "The Power of Love" was also a top 10 hit in several European countries, in Australia and New Zealand, and in Canada. "The Power of Love" is often regarded as a Christmas song, despite having no reference to Christmas within the song lyrics. However, the accompanying video features the Nativity of Jesus, and the single cover was The Assumption of the Virgin. The single spent just one week at Number One in the UK, outsold by the charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas?" by Band Aid, which until 1997 was the best selling single ever in the UK. Since then, reissues and/or remixes of the Frankie Goes to Hollywood recording of this song have been top 10 UK hits on two other occasions, hitting number 10 in 1993 and number 6 in 2000. "The Power of Love" has also charted in the UK in a version by Holly Johnson (a solo recording from 1999). The original version by Frankie Goes to Hollywood was featured in the 2012 film Sightseers, the same year that the song was reissued as a digital download and peaked at number 42, in response to a cover version by Gabrielle Aplin. Her recording of the song also went to number 1 in the UK, exactly 28 years after the original Frankie Goes to Hollywood single topped the chart. Holly Johnson, who co-wrote the song, later reminisced: "I always felt like 'The Power of Love' was the record that would save me in this life. There is a biblical aspect to its spirituality and passion; the fact that love is the only thing that matters in the end." Frankie Goes to Hollywood version The track was first featured during the John Peel Sessions the band performed on during 1983, which was slower and emphasised the track's original camp ironic content (such as the Hooded Claw from the cartoon series The Perils of Penelope Pitstop). After recording at the original speed, ZTT/Trevor Horn sped it up, this also caused a change in pitch. "The Power of Love" became Frankie Goes to Hollywood's third consecutive (and last) number 1 UK single in December 1984. To commemorate the Christmas release, Godley & Creme directed a Nativity-themed video for the single, and the artwork for the single also used traditional Christian iconography. The original showing of the video on The Tube featured the Nativity occupying the whole screen, however the borders of band members were added for later showings due to pressure from UK broadcasters.The 12" mix of the song featured actor Chris Barrie aping DJ Mike Read's banning of the single "Relax", as well as his impression of Ronald Reagan, instructing the listener in prayer. The single also featured a Christmas message from the band, entitled "Holier Than Thou". On the cover is a reproduction of the Assumption of the Virgin by Titian, a 16th-century painting in the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari of Venice. The single has been reissued in various formats over the years. The 1993 reissue charted at number 10 in the UK; the 2000 remix version reached number 6. Critical reception Richard Harris from NME wrote, "'The Power of Love' is too straight-laced, but still drips with deep-pile quality (Holly Johnson had one of the great pop voices, don't forget)". Track listing All discographical information here pertains to UK releases only (unless otherwise noted). 7": ZTT / ZTAS 5 (United Kingdom) "The Power of Love" (7" mix) - 5:27 "The World Is My Oyster" (7" mix) - 4:13Also available as a picture disc carrying the same tracks. (PZTAS5) 12": ZTT / 12 ZTAS 5 (United Kingdom) "The Power of Love" (Extended version) - 9:28 "The World Is My Oyster" (Scrapped) - 1:38 "Holier Than Thou" (The first) - 1:08 "The World Is My Oyster" (Trapped) [Instrumental] - 2:29 "Holier Than Thou" (The second) - 4:10 "The Power of Love" (Instrumental) [Unlisted] - 2:27The cassette, 7" single and the standard 12" single were all released in a "hearts and crosses" cardboard envelope. "Holier Than Thou" is a recording of band members attempting to record a Christmas message for fans and generally messing about in the recording studio. The final song on the disc is the continuation of the instrumental version of "The Power of Love" that begins side A, here finally reaching its conclusion. This section of music actually begins during the final part of the "Holier Than Thou" section, when Peter Gill is jokingly listing what he wants for Christmas. Also released as a picture disc carrying the same tracks (12PZTAS5).12": ZTT / 12 XZTAS 5 (United Kingdom) "The Power of Love" (7" mix) - 5:27 "The World Is My Oyster" (12" mix) - 4:23 "Welcome to the Pleasuredome" (Pleasure fix) - 9:46 "The Only Star in Heaven" (Star fix) - 3:52Released in a white gatefold sleeve with five photos.MC: ZTT / CTIS 105 (United Kingdom) "The Power of Love" (Extended, singlette version) - 9:18 "The World Is My Oyster (Scrapped)" - 1:38 "Holier Than Thou (the first)" - 1:08 "The World Is My Oyster (Trapped)" - 2:29 "Holier Than Thou (the second)" - 4:10 "The Power of Love" (Instrumental, singlette version) [Unlisted] - 3:30This complete cassette was re-released in 2012 on CD Sexmix Disk 1 Tracks 7-12. The end of "Instrumental" is identical to the opening of the regular extended version, but with "Relax" in the background. Chart performance Certifications Reissues 1993 reissues The 1993 re-issues featured the church in Ramsau bei Berchtesgaden on the cover. CD ZTT / FGTH3CD (United Kingdom)"The Power of Love" - 5:29 "The Power of Love" (Original extended mix) - 9:29 "Rage Hard" (Original DJ mix) [Vocal edit] - 4:13 "Holier Than Thou" (No Rest for the Best - Edit) - 3:29CD ZTT / FGTH3CDX (United Kingdom)"The Power of Love" - 5:29 "The Power of Love" (Original extended mix) - 9:29 "Rage Hard" (Original DJ mix) [Vocal edit] - 4:13 "The Power of Love" (Alternative mix) - 5:07CD ZTT-Warner / 4509-94954-2 (Germany)"The Power of Love" (1994 radio love mix) - 3:47 "The Power of Love" - 5:292000 reissues CD ZTT / ZTT 150 CD (United Kingdom)"The Power of Love" (Rob Searle club mix edit) - 4:13 "The Power of Love" (Rob Searle club mix) - 8:41 "The Power of Love" (Minkys Yaba mix edit) - 5:0512" ZTT / ZTT 150 T (United Kingdom)"The Power of Love" (Rob Searle club mix) - 8:38 "The Power of Love" (Minky's Yaba mix) - 8:102012 reissue MP3 download (United Kingdom)"The Power of Love" (Original 7" mix) - 5:30 "The Power of Love" (Original 7" instrumental) - 5:30 "The Power of Love" (Original 12" mix) - 9:30 "The World Is My Oyster" - 4:17 "The Power o.... 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  • Ordered By The Mountain Man synopsis, comments

    Ordered By The Mountain Man

    Frankie Love

    “You’re my wife, and I’m planning on taking you every day. Understood?” “I understand,” I tell him, panting in pleasure. “You can order me to do whatever you like.” BOONE I own t...

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    Soul of the Mountain

    Frankie Love

    A blueeyed beauty, lost and alone two young children in her arms. I’m a mountain man who’s always lived alone When I see a tragic accident on the highway, I have a chance to chang...

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    The Persians and Other Plays

    Aeschylus & Alan H. Sommerstein

    Aeschylus (525456 BC) brought a new grandeur and epic sweep to the drama of classical Athens, raising it to the status of high art. The Persians, the only Greek tragedy to deal wit...

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    Frankie Love

    When my cousin Jax bails me out after a bar fight, I head to his middleofnowhere cabin. I don't mind––I was made to be a mountain man. I’m not the only person staying at Jax’s...

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    Frankie Love

    Landon My life is as good as it bloody gets. I may be an Englishman, but I’m living the American dream. In Vegas I fck who I want, when I want, and how I want. Unfortunately, my...

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    Your Second Act

    Patricia Heaton

    An entertaining book “filled with inspirational anecdotes” (People) about second acts in life and reinventing yourself from beloved television actress Patricia HeatonEmmy Award–win...

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    Frankie Love

    I've been called wild. Dirty. Untamed. I moved to the woods to get away from the bullsht of the city. People there don't understand a man like me. I work hard, and my hands...

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    Frankie Love

    I want two things in life: a woman and a child.When I walk into the diner and see Rosie, I think my motherfcking dreams have come true. We share one stolen afternoon, but then she’...

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    Hollywood Holden

    Frankie Love

    I get what I want. Sex. Money. Fame. But Bexley is the only thing I’ve ever needed. Problem is, she doesn’t think I’ve changed my wild ways. And fck, I haven’t. But I will. For her...

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    Frankie Love

    A mountain brings us together but our past is determined to keep us apart. She may have been with another man but she belongs with me. She was my first and she’s going to be my la...

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    Frankie Love

    I came to this mountain to move on. I’ve been through enough, and so have my six kids. They deserve a Christmas with new memories. When I find a rental house that’s big enough for...

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    Cave Man

    Frankie Love

    One minute I’m in an underground cave on a Special Ops mission, and the next thing I know, I’ve travelled through time. My life became prehistoric pretty damn fast. I may have foug...

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    Frankie Love

    It’s time to return to our favorite mountainwhere potlucks are plentiful, men know how to change diapers, and there’s a place for everyone at the table. Grab a plate, scoop up some...

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    Small Town

    Frankie Love

    When I stop in a middleofnowhere town, I wanted to hide out for a few days. Then I meet Sadie, a bartender with a smirk and enough sass to make me stay a little longer. I'm in ...

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    Frankie Love

    When I walk into Sugar and Slice Pizzeria, I don’t expect to leave so damn hungry. But the moment I lock eyes with Mirabella, I’m craving so much more. Her curves, her cuteass smil...

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    Frankie Love

    Frankie Love

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  • ACE synopsis, comments


    Frankie Love

    I don't take women to bed. I take them against the wall, hard and fast, and when I come I make sure they remember. They always do. I'm cocky as hell, but sht, I've got ...

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    Claimed By The Mountain Man

    Frankie Love

    “Everly,” he growls. “I’m claiming you as mine, right here, right now.” SILAS I want a wife who knows what it means to live off the grid, cook my food, and keep my bed warm. In ...

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    Falling For You

    Frankie Love

    Get cozy … time for a collection of fall romances! Beauty and the Mountain Man She’s stranded and alone, needing shelter from the storm. And I’ll do more than keep her warm.I’ll m...

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    Frankie Love

    When Calico shows up at the Garage with a busted car, I know she's in trouble. Her fourwheel pieceofshit is filled to the brim with her and her son's belongings. She's ...

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    Fearne Cotton

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    The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village

    Joanna Nell

    Joanna Nell's lifeaffirming debut is a moving, funny, heartwarming tale of love and community in the spirit of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Grace and FrankieThe life o...

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    Cold Hard Cash

    Frankie Love

    Every time I step on stage, I feel alive. But that doesn’t compare to the way I feel when I’m with Evie. She’s an angel, so fcking innocent. My story is written plainly in the lyri...

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    Frankie Love

    The night I meet Stella, everything changes.Somehow in the course of an evening, this sexy city girl not only gets my mountain man cck, but she captures my heart. I have to have he...

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    Mountain Man Candy

    Frankie Love

    Clive is the local man candy in his mountain town. But after tragedy struck years ago, he's closed himself off to the idea of love. It's gonna take someone extra sweet to b...

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    Frankie Love

    The moment I saw her I knew. Knew that we would have a future, a family, a forever. Her father says she’s too young, too naive, too innocent. But she is more than he knows. She’s t...

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    Protector of the Mountain

    Frankie Love

    I didn’t think it was a hookup… I thought it was forever. I may be a tough ass man living in the woods, but when Rainey the woman of my dreams leaves after just one night, I’m al...

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    Saint Jude

    Frankie Love

    When Catalina walks in the door, my heart stops. She’s my best friend’s little sister, Etta’s babysitter, and hot as hell. The timing is all wrong. She’s too young, lost, and doesn...

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    Frankie Love

    Finding my bestfriend is my one and only mission. I thought maybe she’d been kidnapped, hurt, lost – I never imagined time travel. When I slide into a prehistoric lagoon, I know sh...

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    Frankie Love

    I pull into the diner of this small mountain town, knowing there’s only two things I want: To put down roots and find someone to build a life with. And when I slide into the booth,...

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    Heart of the Mountain

    Frankie Love

    An angel. It’s the worst rainstorm in history when I find her unconscious in the woods. Sent from heaven. She’s lost and alone, a newborn baby in her arms. I will protect them. M...

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    Frankie Love

    On stage, I fcking kill it. I'm Jack Harris, a worldclass DJ, with a hundred million dollar offer on the table. I never have to ask for what I want. I get it, anywhere, anytim...

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    Frankie Love

    My name's McQueen. Some people judge me because I strip for a living, but I don't give a sht about those asholes. I play hard, but fck harder. And no woman is going to chan...

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    The Men of Whiskey Mountain

    Frankie Love

    Four wild, untamed men.One box set.The Men of Whiskey Mountain are defending what's theirs. With guns blazing.WALKEROne look, one kiss, one night and I know Waverly is mine.&...

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    Minding Frankie

    Maeve Binchy

    New York Times BestsellerA tale of joy, heartbreak and hope, about a motherless girl collectively raised by a closeknit Dublin community.When Noel learns that his terminally i...

  • Wifed By The Mountain Man synopsis, comments

    Wifed By The Mountain Man

    Frankie Love

    “That's the sexiest thing I’ve ever seen.” She laughs softly. “Reed, you’ve been alone far too long if a woman putting a baby to sleep is the thing that gets you hard.” “Oh, ho...

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    Frankie Love

    There’s only one girl I want. And she’s way too good for me. Lydia is the sweetheart of the Heartlands and she’s nothing but innocent. And me? I’m nothing but trouble. As a teenage...

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    Promised to the Mountain Man

    Frankie Love

    I saved a man’s life. In return he promises me a bride. I didn’t think he was serious. But when his daughter shows up at my cabin I realize it was no joke. She’s been sent here as ...

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    The Wife Lottery

    Frankie Love & Chantel Seabrook

    I wanted to taste freedom.In a world where women are seen as a commodity to barter, Alaska promised a sanctuary. But to stay, I have to enter the wife lottery.Six men, one wife. An...

  • Man of the Mountain synopsis, comments

    Man of the Mountain

    Frankie Love

    As a forest ranger in Fox Hollow Forest, I spend my days in the woods alone. Until now. A baby has been abandoned at the station and it’s my duty to get her somewhere safe. When Ka...

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    Frankie Love

    When I find Ruby stranded, abandoned, and terrified, I know this innocent woman belongs with me. I spent years in the trenches but now I’m home, in the Heartlands, and I’m ready to...