Welcome to the Beautiful South is the debut album by The Beautiful South released in August 1989. Three singles were released from the album: "Song for Whoever" (#2 in the UK), "You Keep It All In" (#8) and "I'll Sail This Ship Alone" (#31).
Jan Saudek's album cover originally depicted two pictures, one of a woman with a gun in her mouth, and another with a man smoking. Woolworths refused to stock the album to, in the words of the band, "prevent the hoards of impressionable young fans from blowing their heads off in a gun-gobbling frenzy, or taking up smoking"; therefore, an alternative cover featuring a picture of a stuffed toy rabbit and a teddy bear was made.
NME included in the "Top 100 Albums You've Never Heard" list in 2012.