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PET SHOP BOYS ANNOUNCE ‘CATALOGUE: 1985-2012’, A LANDMARK SERIES OF REISSUES OF THEIR PARLOPHONE STUDIO ALBUMS
EACH RELEASE WILL FEATURE REMASTERED ALBUMS PACKAGED WITH ‘FURTHER LISTENING’ ALBUMS OF ADDITIONAL AND PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED MATERIAL
THE FIRST ALBUMS REISSUED WILL BE ‘NIGHTLIFE’, ‘RELEASE’ AND ‘FUNDAMENTAL’, OUT JULY 28TH
Pet Shop Boys are pleased to announce ‘Catalogue: 1985-2012’, a very special series of reissues of all their studio albums released on Parlophone. This definitive edition will feature each album from the duo’s peerless discography on the label, remastered and accompanied by ‘Further listening’ albums of master quality bonus tracks and demos created in the same period of time as each album, as well as Pet Shop Boys own remixes of their tracks. Many tracks are being released for the first time. Each album will be packaged with an extensive booklet in which Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe discuss each song, illustrated with many archive photographs. The entire project is designed by Farrow.
The reissue series begins on July 28th, with the release of three very different- sounding PSB albums: ‘Nightlife’, ‘Release’ and ‘Fundamental’.
‘Nightlife’, their darkly orchestrated collaboration with producers Rollo, Craig Armstrong and David Morales, originally released in 1999, is reissued with two ‘Further listening’ CDs, including exclusive, unreleased tracks such as ‘Tall thin men’ and ‘For all of us’ and demo versions of ‘Vampires’, ‘Call me old-fashioned’ and ‘Radiophonic’. Full track-listing for the reissue of ‘Nightlife’ below:
Nightlife/Further listening: 1996-2000
CD1
1. For your own good
2. Closer to Heaven
3. I don’t know what you want but I can’t give it any more 4. Happiness is an option
5. You only tell me you love me when you’re drunk
6. Vampires
7. Radiophonic
8. The only one
9. Boy Strange
10. In denial
11. New York City boy 12. Footsteps
CD2
1. Vampires (demo)*
2. For all of us (demo)*
3. Call me old-fashioned (demo)*
4. Friendly fire
5. Believe/Song For Guy (featuring Elton John)*
6. Sail Away
7. It doesn't often snow at Christmas (Fan club mix) 8. Nightlife
9. Playing in the streets*
10. Tall thin men*
11. Radiophonic (demo)*
CD3
1. Somebody else’s business
2. Silver age
3. Screaming
4. For all of us**
5. The ghost of myself
6. Casting a shadow
7. I don't know what you want but I can’t give it any more (The PSB Extension): 8.39 8. Was it worth it? (live)**
9. Lies
10. Paris city boy (Full French)*
11. Positive role model
12. Somebody else’s business (extended mix)**
* Previously unreleased **Previously unreleased on CD
Also seeing a remastered reissue will be the album ‘Release’, featuring Johnny Marr on guitar, which entered the top ten in the UK album charts on its release in 2002. It also comes with two ‘Further listening’ albums of additional tracks, including unreleased songs ‘Motoring’, ‘The night is a time to explore who you are’, ‘Run, girl, run’ and ‘Reunion’, as well as previously-unreleased John Peel versions of ‘A powerful friend’ and ‘If looks could kill’ and a previously-unreleased cover version of Gilbert O’Sullivan’s ‘Alone again, naturally’ featuring Elton John. Full track-listing for the reissue of ‘Release’ below:
Release/Further listening: 2001-2004 CD1
1. Home and dry 2. I get along
3. Birthday Boy 4. London
5. E-mail
6. The samurai in autumn 7. Love is a catastrophe 8. Here
9. The night I fell in love 10. You choose
CD2
1. Between two islands
2. Searching for the face of Jesus
3. Time on my hands
4. Motoring (demo)*
5. Love life**
6. Transparent
7. Sexy Northerner
8. The night is a time to explore who you are (demo)* 9. Closer to Heaven (slow version)
10. Run, girl, run (demo)*
11. I didn’t get where I am today
12. Always
13. Home and dry (ambient mix)
14. Bright young things (demo)*
15. Kazak*
16. A powerful friend (John Peel version)*
17. If looks could kill (John Peel version)*
CD3
1. Try it (I’m in love with a married man)
2. Here (PSB new extended mix)
3. If looks could kill
4. A powerful friend**
5. Party song
6. No excuse (demo)*
7. Blue on blue
8. Jack and Jill party (demo)*
9. Baby (demo)
10. Flamboyant (original demo)
11. Miracles
12. Flamboyant (7” mix)
13. Numb (demo)
14. In private (featuring Elton John)
15. Alone again, naturally (featuring Elton John)* 16. Reunion (Electro mix)*
17. Bright young things
18. We’re the Pet Shop Boys
19. It’s a sin (Barfly version)
* Previously unreleased
** Previously unreleased on CD
The third PSB album to feature in this first batch of reissues is ‘Fundamental’, their magnificent Trevor Horn-produced album which made the top ten in 2006. As well as the remastered original album, there’s a 22-track ‘Further listening’ album of additional material including demos of unreleased songs such as ‘Ring road’, ‘One- way street’ and ‘Dancing in the dusk’, alongside previously-unreleased mixes and remixes. Full track-listing for the reissue of ‘Fundamental’ below:
Fundamental/Further listening: 2005-2007
CD1
1. Psychological
2. The Sodom and Gomorrah Show 3. I made my excuses and left
4. Minimal
5. Numb
6. God willing
7. Luna Park
8. I’m with Stupid
9. Casanova in Hell
10. Twentieth century
11. Indefinite leave to remain
12. Integral
CD2
1. Fugitive (Richard X extended mix)
2. Ring road (demo)*
3. The performance of my life (demo)*
4. One-way street (demo)*
5. Girls don’t cry
6. The Resurrectionist
7. The Sodom and Gomorrah Show (original demo)** 8. Dancing in the dusk (demo)*
9. After the event
10. The former enfant terrible
11. No time for tears (orchestral mix)*
12. God willing (original full-length mix)*
13. I’m with Stupid (PSB maxi-mix)
14. Answer the phone! (ringtone)**
15. Where are you? (ringtone)**
16. Water (ringtone)**
17. Numb (single edit)
18. One night
19. A certain “Je ne sais quoi”
20. Transfer (Visionaire mix)*
21. Integral (PSB Perfect Immaculate 7” mix)**
22. Integral (PSB Perfect Immaculate mix)
* Previously unreleased
** Previously unreleased on CD
This first batch of releases will go on sale on July 28th and the pre-order starts today with the track ‘For all of us’ from ‘Nightlife Further listening’ available for immediate download.
The remastered original single albums will also be reissued on 180gm heavyweight vinyl and made available on streaming services on July 28th.
Pre-order the first three ‘Catalogue’ releases at this link: https://rh-ino.co/psbmp The ‘Catalogue’ reissues will continue over the next year until all PSB Parlophone
albums have been released with ‘Further listening’ albums:
Yes/Further listening: 2008-2010 Elysium/Further listening: 2011-2012 Please/Further listening: 1984-1986 Actually/Further listening: 1987-1988 Introspective/Further listening: 1988-1989 Behaviour/Further listening:1990-1991 Very/Further listening:1992-1994 Bilingual/Further listening: 1995-1997
The reissues of ‘Please’, ‘Actually’, ‘Introspective’, ‘Behaviour’, ‘Very’ and ‘Bilingual’ were originally released with bonus ‘Further listening’ albums in 2001 and are being newly remastered with their original track-listings for this project.
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#2 Post by Pete13 »

Can I also add that the CDs are much cheaper through the 'Pet Shop';

£43.92 for all three (inc P&P)

On Amazon they're £57.96 (with free postage) - I'm sure this will change though!

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Might have to cancel the Amazon pre-order and go through the PSB site.

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E-Mail Vampire wrote:
Tue 13 Jun 2017, 11:15 am
Might have to cancel the Amazon pre-order and go through the PSB site.
Amazon UK will release them 3 weeks earlier. At least as it is saying now.

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so about 70$ for about 10 new(ish) tracks... :shifty:

Ofcourse I'll eventually get around to buying the new reissues. but I still don't understand why we need another reissue of a reissue (Please - Bilingual) :roll:
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Shopper wrote:
Tue 13 Jun 2017, 11:29 am
so about 70$ for about 10 new(ish) tracks... :shifty:

Ofcourse I'll eventually get around to buying the new reissues. but I still don't understand why we need another reissue of a reissue (Please - Bilingual) :roll:
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It's also interesting how they say over the next year rather than the rest of this year.

Also I can't see the original six being remastered with nothing new on them.

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E-Mail Vampire wrote:
Tue 13 Jun 2017, 12:00 pm
It's also interesting how they say over the next year rather than the rest of this year.

Also I can't see the original six being remastered with nothing new on them.
Nope - it says they are being reissued with 'original track listings' :( looks like Neil was just teasing us with those demo tape pet texts!!!
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Available on Amazon UK on 7th July (?):

-Release
http://amzn.to/2sjf9Cc

-Nightlife
http://amzn.to/2sj5vQe

-Fundamental
http://amzn.to/2sjcsR7

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canveyboy wrote:
Tue 13 Jun 2017, 12:26 pm
E-Mail Vampire wrote:
Tue 13 Jun 2017, 12:00 pm
It's also interesting how they say over the next year rather than the rest of this year.

Also I can't see the original six being remastered with nothing new on them.
Nope - it says they are being reissued with 'original track listings' :( looks like Neil was just teasing us with those demo tape pet texts!!!
Unless, they will be part of "The box that will contain everything "

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As an Elton fan, I'm really happy about the inclusion of Alone Again Naturally, since before it was only available on a rare and expensive promo CD.
But what about Believe/Song for Guy? Is it the live version from the "An audience with Elton" TV show, or maybe a studio rehearsal...?
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Disco. wrote:
Tue 13 Jun 2017, 1:15 pm
canveyboy wrote:
Tue 13 Jun 2017, 12:26 pm
E-Mail Vampire wrote:
Tue 13 Jun 2017, 12:00 pm
It's also interesting how they say over the next year rather than the rest of this year.

Also I can't see the original six being remastered with nothing new on them.
Nope - it says they are being reissued with 'original track listings' :( looks like Neil was just teasing us with those demo tape pet texts!!!
Unless, they will be part of "The box that will contain everything "
I'm pretty sure Neil just means 'everything' that's been released on the reissues.
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We can always hope that there will be something special in the box set.

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agrasso wrote:
Tue 13 Jun 2017, 1:17 pm
As an Elton fan, 'm really happy about the inclusion of Alone Again Naturally, since before it was only available on a rare and expensive promo CD.
But what about Believe/Song for Guy? Is it the live version from the "An audience with Elton" TV show, or maybe a studio rehearsal...?
It will be the original studio recording - which Neil and Elton sang over the top of whilst Chris mimed the keyboard part of the backing track.
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#15 Post by Disco. »

For All Of Us is available to download, without preordering Nightlife !

It sounds great :D

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