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Pet Shop Boys See Opportunity in Compilation

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There’s a bit of a misnomer in the title. The Pet Shop Boys’ classic “Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money)” is one of a few singles not on their forthcoming compilation Ultimate Pet Shop Boys. Such a long and prolific career sometimes leads to an occasional omission in a compilation, but this new set has some things to keep PSB fans satisfied, even as they scratch their heads and wonder why some tunes are missing.

This new set compiles 19 singles together, from monster hit “West End Girls” – a U.K. and U.S. chart-topper 25 years ago next year – to a brand-new track, “Together.” All in all, it’s been described by Vinny Vero, former marketing manager for the Boys at EMI (and, we humbly submit, a reader of The Second Disc), as “a perfect, pocket sized edition of PSB hits for the casual fan.”

But there’s a package built for the more in-depth PSB aficionado, too; a special edition will come with a DVD filled with 27 U.K. television performances and the band’s complete, much-lauded set at the Glastonbury Music Festival this past June. Something for everyone on this set, due out November 1.

Our thanks to Mr. Vero for posting the track lists for both discs on his blog. They are yours to read after the jump.

Pet Shop Boys, Ultimate Pet Shop Boys (EMI 50999 919434 2 2, 2010)

Disc 1

  1. West End Girls
  2. Suburbia
  3. It’s a Sin
  4. What Have I Done to Deserve This?
  5. Always on My Mind
  6. Heart
  7. Domino Dancing
  8. Left to My Own Devices
  9. Being Boring
  10. Where the Streets Have No Name (I Can’t Take My Eyes Off You)
  11. Go West
  12. Before
  13. Se a Vida é (That’s the Way Life Is)
  14. New York City Boy
  15. Home and Dry
  16. Miracles
  17. I’m with Stupid
  18. Love etc.
  19. Together

Tracks 1-2 from Please (Parlophone, 1986)
Tracks 3-4 and 6 from Actually (Parlophone, 1987)
Tracks 5 and 7-8 from Introspective (Parlophone, 1988)
Track 9 from Behaviour (Parlophone, 1990)
Track 10 from non-LP single (Parlophone, 1991) – later released on Discography (Parlophone, 1991)
Track 11 from Very (Parlophone, 1993)
Tracks 12-13 from Billingual (Parlophone, 1996)
Track 14 from Nightlife (Parlophone, 1999)
Track 15 from Release (Parlophone, 2002)
Track 16 from PopArt: Pet Shop Boys – The Hits (Parlophone, 2003)
Track 17 from Fundamental (Parlophone, 2006)
Track 18 from Yes (Parlophone, 2009)
Track 19 is a new recording

Disc 2: DVD

  1. West End Girls (Top of the Pops – 12/15/1985)
  2. Love Comes Quickly (Top of the Pops – 3/20/1986)
  3. Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money) (The Old Grey Whistle Test – 4/29/1986)
  4. Suburbia (Top of the Pops – 10/2/1986)
  5. It’s a Sin (Top of the Pops 6/25/1987)
  6. Rent (Top of the Pops – 10/22/1987)
  7. Always on My Mind (Top of the Pops – 12/10/1987)
  8. What Have I Done to Deserve This? (BRIT Awards, 2/8/1988)
  9. Heart (Wogan – 3/30/1988)
  10. Domino Dancing (Top of the Pops – 9/22/1988)
  11. Left To My Own Devices (Top of the Pops – 12/1/1988)
  12. So Hard (Wogan – 9/28/1990)
  13. Being Boring (Top of the Pops – 11/29/1990)
  14. Can You Forgive Her? (Top of the Pops – 6/10/1993)
  15. Liberation (Top of the Pops – 4/7/1994)
  16. Paninaro ‘95 (Top of the Pops – 8/3/1995)
  17. Se a Vida é (Top of the Pops 2 – 12/2/2003)
  18. A Red Letter Day (Top of the Pops – 3/28/1997)
  19. Somewhere (Top of the Pops – 7/4/1997)
  20. I Don’t Know What You Want But I Can’t Give It Any More (Top of the Pops – 7/30/1999)
  21. New York City Boy (Top of the Pops –  10/8/1999)
  22. You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You’re Drunk (Top of the Pops – 1/14/2000)
  23. Home and Dry (Top of the Pops – 3/29/2002)
  24. I Get Along (Top of the Pops 2 – 4/17/2002)
  25. Miracles (Top of the Pops – 11/14/2003)
  26. Flamboyant” (Top of the Pops – 3/19/2004)
  27. I’m with Stupid (Top of the Pops – 4/23/2006)
  28. Live at Glastonbury – 6/25/2010
  • Heart
  • Did You See Me Coming?
  • Love etc.
  • Pandemonium
  • Building a Wall
  • Go West
  • Two Divided by Zero
  • Why Can’t We Live Together?
  • New York City Boy
  • Always on My Mind
  • Closer to Heaven’
  • Left to My Own Devices
  • Do I Have To?
  • King’s Cross
  • Jealousy
  • Suburbia
  • What Have I Done to Deserve This?
  • All Over the World
  • Se A Vida É
  • Viva La Vida/Domino Dancing
  • It’s a Sin
  • Being Boring
  • West End Girls

Written by Mike Duquette

September 22, 2010 at 10:59

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