Welcome to the Beautiful South is the debut album by English band The Beautiful South, released in October 1989 by Go! Discs and the next year in the United States by Elektra Records. Three singles were released from the album, which became top 40 hits in the United Kingdom: "Song for Whoever" (#2), "You Keep It All In" (#8) and "I'll Sail This Ship Alone" (#31).
The original album cover depicted two pictures by Jan Saudek, one of a woman with a gun in her mouth, and another with a man smoking. Woolworths refused to stock the album, in the words of the band, to "prevent the hoards [sic] of impressionable young fans from blowing their heads off in a gun-gobbling frenzy, or taking up smoking"
A1 Song For Whoever 6:10
A2 Have You Ever Been Away? 5:40
A3 From Under The Covers 3:59
A4 I'll Sail This Ship Alone 4:47
A5 Girlfriend 2:55
B1 You Keep It All In 2:52
B2 Woman In The Wall 5:15
B3 Oh Blackpool 3:06
B4 Love Is ... 7:00
B5 I Love You (But You're Boring) 4:30