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Pet Shop Boys Flush “Format” with New B-Sides Compilation

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Add another catalogue set for 2012 to the list: this winter will see the release of the Pet Shop Boys’ second B-sides compilation, spanning the past 15 years of their recording career.

As reported by our dear friends at Slicing Up Eyeballs, the Boys (who are also working on a new LP for the new year) revealed to Varsity, Cambridge University’s paper, their intent of releasing a new B-sides set, following the tradition of 1995’s Alternative, the group’s first two-disc set of rarities from 1986 to 1994.

Within days, a track list was announced, showcasing tracks such as a 1995 remake of “In the Night,” the original of which was itself one of the group’s first B-sides (to “Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money)” in 1985); a demo of “Confidential,” a song written for Tina Turner’s Wildest Dreams album in 1996 and the group’s 2006 cover of “In Private,” a song written for Dusty Springfield in 1991 and here presented as a duet with Elton John.

The set is slated for a February 6 release in the U.K., although no pre-order links have shown up yet. In the meantime, enjoy the track list after the jump.

Pet Shop Boys, Format (Parlophone (U.K.), 2012)

Disc 1

  1. The Truck Driver and His Mate
  2. Hit and Miss
  3. In the Night (1995)
  4. Betrayed
  5. How I Learned to Hate Rock ‘n’ Roll
  6. Discoteca (New Version)
  7. The Calm Before the Storm
  8. Confidential (Demo for Tina)
  9. The Boy Who Couldn’t Keep his Clothes On
  10. Delusions of Grandeur
  11. The View from Your Balcony
  12. Disco Potential
  13. Silver Age
  14. Screaming
  15. The Ghost of Myself
  16. Casting a Shadow
  17. Lies
  18. Sexy Northerner

Disc 2

  1. Always
  2. Nightlife
  3. Searching for the Face of Jesus
  4. Between Two Islands
  5. Friendly Fire
  6. We’re the Pet Shop Boys
  7. Transparent
  8. I Didn’t Get Where I Am Today
  9. The Resurrectionist
  10. Girls Don’t Cry
  11. In Private (7″ Mix) – Pet Shop Boys with Elton John
  12. Blue on Blue
  13. No Time for Tears (7″ Mix)
  14. Bright Young Things
  15. Party Song
  16. We’re All Criminals Now
  17. Gin and Jag
  18. After the Event
  19. The Former Enfant Terrible
  20. Up and Down

Disc 1, Tracks 1-3 from “Before” CD single (Parlophone CDRS 6431, 1996)
Disc 1, Tracks 4-5 from “Se vida é (That’s the Way Life Is)” CD single (Parlophone CDRS 6443, 1996)
Disc 1, Tracks 6-8 from “Single-Billingual” CD single (Parlophone CDRS 6452, 1996)
Disc 1, Tracks 9-10 from “A Red Letter Day” CD single (Parlophone CDRS 6460, 1997)
Disc 1, Tracks 11-12 from “Somewhere” CD single (Parlophone CDRS 6470, 1997)
Disc 1, Tracks 13-14 from “I Don’t Know What You Want But I Can’t Give It Any More” CD single (Parlophone CDRS 6523, 1999)
Disc 1, Tracks 15-16 from “New York City Boy” CD single (Parlophone CDRS 6525, 1999)
Disc 1, Track 17 from “You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You’re Drunk” CD single (Parlophone CDRS 6533, 2000)
Disc 1, Track 18 and Disc 2, Track 1 from “Home and Dry” CD single (Parlophone CDRS 6572, 2002)
Disc 2, Track 2 from “Home and Dry” DVD single (Parlophone DVDR 6572, 2002)
Disc 2, Tracks 3-4 from “I Get Along” CD single (Parlophone CDRS 6581, 2002)
Disc 2, Track 5 from “I Get Along” DVD single (Parlophone DVDR 6581, 2002)
Disc 2, Tracks 6-7 from “Miracles” CD single (Parlophone CDRS 6620, 2003)
Disc 2, Track 8 from “Flamboyant” CD single (Parlophone CDRS 6629, 2004)
Disc 2, Tracks 9-10 from “I’m with Stupid” CD single (Parlophone CDRS 6690, 2006)
Disc 2, Track 11 from “Minimal” CD single (Parlophone CDRS 6708, 2006)
DIsc 2, Tracks 12-13 from “Minimal” DVD single (Parlophone DVDR 6708, 2006)
Disc 2, Tracks 14-15 from “Numb” CD single (Parlophone CDRS 6723, 2006)
Disc 2, Track 16 from “Love Etc.” digital single (Parlophone no cat. #, 2009)
Disc 2, Track 17 from “Love Etc.” CD single (Parlophone CDRS 6765, 2009)
Disc 2, Tracks 18-20 from “Did You See Me Coming?” CD single (Parlophone CDRS 6772, 2009)

Written by Mike Duquette

November 23, 2011 at 20:05

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