Pet Shop Boys ‎– Actually

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Actually (stylised as Pet Shop Boys, actually.) is the third Pet Shop Boys' long player and their second studio album, released on 7 September 1987 in the UK.
The album was reissued in 2001 with a second disc of bonus material as part of the Further Listening series.

Singles from the album:
It's A Sin
What Have I Done To Deserve This?
Rent
• North America: What Have I Done To Deserve This? / Rent
Heart

From the same era, non-album single, included as a bonus in some territories (eg. US - Actually / Always On My Mind, Japan - Actually):
Always On My Mind

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Studio albums:
Please >>>> Actually >>>> Introspective
Full length releases:
Disco >>>> Actually >>>> It Couldn't Happen Here (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Tracklist

One More Chance 5:28
What Have I Done To Deserve This? 4:21
Shopping 3:37
Rent 5:07
Hit Music 4:44
It Couldn't Happen Here 5:19
It's A Sin 4:59
I Want To Wake Up 5:08
Heart 3:57
King's Cross 5:09

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PCSD 104 Pet Shop Boys Actually(LP, Album) Parlophone PCSD 104 UK 1987 Sell This Version
1478 Pet Shop Boys Actually(Acetate, Mono) EMI 1478 Mexico 1987 Sell This Version
CDPCSD 104, CDP 7 46972 2 Pet Shop Boys Actually(CD, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone CDPCSD 104, CDP 7 46972 2 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
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CP32-5507 Pet Shop Boys Actually(CD, Album, Promo) EMI CP32-5507 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
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CDP 7 46972 2, CDPCSD 104 Pet Shop Boys Actually(CD, Album, Son) Parlophone, Parlophone CDP 7 46972 2, CDPCSD 104 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
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105512, 32c 7 46972 4 Pet Shop Boys Actually(Cass, Album) EMI, EMI 105512, 32c 7 46972 4 Chile 1987 Sell This Version
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L4 EMCJ (N) 7469724 Pet Shop Boys Actually(Cass, Album) EMI, Parlophone L4 EMCJ (N) 7469724 South Africa 1987 Sell This Version
CLEM-1478 Pet Shop Boys Actually(Cass, Album) EMI CLEM-1478 Mexico 1987 Sell This Version
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MKL 37186 Pet Shop Boys Actually(Cass, Album) Gong, Parlophone MKL 37186 Hungary 1987 Sell This Version
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32610-8, 1C 064-7 46972 1 Pet Shop Boys Actually(LP, Album, Club) Parlophone, Parlophone 32610-8, 1C 064-7 46972 1 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
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14937 7, 1C 064-7 46972 1 Pet Shop Boys Actually(LP, Album, Club) Parlophone, Parlophone 14937 7, 1C 064-7 46972 1 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
PCSD 104, 07777469721 Pet Shop Boys Actually(LP, Album, Ltd, Blu) Parlophone, Parlophone PCSD 104, 07777469721 Hong Kong 1987 Sell This Version
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RP28-5507 Pet Shop Boys Actually(LP, Album, Promo) EMI RP28-5507 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
ELJ-46972 Pet Shop Boys Actually(LP, Album, SRC) EMI-Manhattan Records ELJ-46972 US 1987 Sell This Version
PCSD 104 Pet Shop Boys Actually(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Parlophone PCSD 104 Hong Kong 1987 Sell This Version
211136 Pet Shop Boys One More Chance(Cass, Album) EMI 211136 Colombia 1987 Sell This Version
20028, 201-7469724 Pet Shop Boys Realmente(Cass, Album) EMI, EMI 20028, 201-7469724 Argentina 1987 Sell This Version
PCSD 104, 101 7469721, 10028 Pet Shop Boys Realmente(LP, Album) EMI, EMI, EMI PCSD 104, 101 7469721, 10028 Argentina 1987 Sell This Version
PCSD 104, 101 7469721, 10028 Pet Shop Boys Realmente(LP, Album, Promo) EMI, EMI, EMI PCSD 104, 101 7469721, 10028 Argentina 1987 Sell This Version
E1-90263 Pet Shop Boys Actually / Always On My Mind(LP, Album + 12", Single, Promo) EMI-Manhattan Records E1-90263 US 1988 Sell This Version
E2 7 90263 2, CDP 7 46972 2, DPRO 04058, CDPCSDX 1 Pet Shop Boys Actually(CD, Album + CD + Ltd, Lon) EMI-Manhattan Records, EMI-Manhattan Records, EMI-Manhattan Records, Parlophone E2 7 90263 2, CDP 7 46972 2, DPRO 04058, CDPCSDX 1 US 1988 Sell This Version
E4-90263, E4J-46972, 4XPRO-04057 Pet Shop Boys Actually(Cass, Album + Cass, Maxi + Box, Lon) EMI-Manhattan Records, EMI-Manhattan Records, EMI-Manhattan Records E4-90263, E4J-46972, 4XPRO-04057 US 1988 Sell This Version
74 6972 4 Pet Shop Boys Actually(Cass, Album, RE) EMI, Parlophone 74 6972 4 Turkey 1988 Sell This Version
MAX 5239 Pet Shop Boys Actually(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MAX (2) MAX 5239 Poland 1988 Sell This Version
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CDP 7 46972 2, CDPCSD 104 Pet Shop Boys Actually(CD, Album, RP) Parlophone, Parlophone CDP 7 46972 2, CDPCSD 104 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
378 Pet Shop Boys Actually(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Takt Music 378 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
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jacfud

jacfud

August 1, 2021
referencing Actually, Cass, Album, Unofficial, EN-1833
Excellent sound quality! Probably Maxell tape was used to produce this cassette. Great item for all PSB collectors.
speedingdeacon

speedingdeacon

April 25, 2021
referencing Actually, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 0190295832612

Excellent pressing. Mastering is top notch and well rounded. Definitely worth picking up before it gets rare and expensive.
Crijevo

Crijevo

January 21, 2021
referencing Actually, CD, Album, EMI, CDPCSD 104, CDP 7 46972 2

Where "Please" felt like a dress rehearsal of sorts, "Actually" makes a sizeable step forward. While melancholy and joy prevail in their music in equal measure, "Actually" added a darker tone to it - the opening "One More Chance" audibly not giving a merry introduction. As is known by now, the song's been previously released under Bobby Orlando's trademark supervision. A club favourite of its time, the song then got re-recorded by Julian Mendelsohn; first offered in a '7" mix' version which PSB rejected, with Mendelsohn then reworking it further into a much darker version (initially to be a 12" mix of the song) that finally ended on the album, by which time PSB learned a great deal from the Hi-NRG and Italo/Euro disco idioms, shaping up their own, timeless electro-pop sound.

Needless to say the album version completely surpassed both - Orlando's signature dirge, as well as the rejected, somewhat lazy 7" rework of the song. The snare drum/piano intro crushing into a sudden, restless beat aided by the sound of the screeching tires and synthetic crickets, suggesting a creepier, more threatening (night) atmosphere reflecting further in Neil Tennant's storyline. The tension ends with the first tacts of "What Have I Done To Deserve This?", lyrically no less ironic but soothing a duet between Tennant and the duo's guest icon Dusty Springfield (her career revived with this song). "Shopping" further shoots its effective poison arrows into the consumerist ears, with "Rent" adding to it a daring theme of high class prostitution. The simplistic "Hit Music" ends the album's side one on a cheerful "sod off" note on the brainwashing radioplay system, a mood swing from catchy to sleepy.

Side two suitably continues where "Hit Music" concludes - into smooth, melancholic balladry. "It Coudn't Happen Here" is remarkable on all levels, mixing sadness and uncertainty, given a gorgeous orchestral/keyboard treatment by the one and only Angelo Badalamenti (a possible template for Myléne Farmer's equally gorgeous 1988 hit "Ainsi Soit Je"). The promising aspect of "It's a Sin" in its earlier Bobby O mix, shines gloriously on "Actually" - added the orchestral punch with suitable choral / gothic effects. "I Want To Wake Up" is a suitable intermission piece - a hit that never was, although a perfect little obscurity left to enjoyable repeated listens within the album. Depending which version you prefer, "Heart" is a strange beast here - toned down and as such suffering somewhat when compared to the amazing single version, especially due to an unnecessary fade out - a cold ending would be a better move, paving way to the album's closing masterpiece, "King's Cross" - a song addressing the St. Pacras tube station's history of violence, bizarrely predicting a fire incident there, which happened not long after the album's release.
phinyls

phinyls

November 27, 2020
referencing Actually, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 0190295832612

Fantastic pressing, one of the best I own! An essential album for sure.
ggggreenisaac

ggggreenisaac

August 23, 2020
referencing Actually, CD, Album, RE, TOCP-8177
I bought this hoping it'd have a special mastering, like the Please release in this series (TOCP-8176). It didn't. It's just a slightly louder version of the 1987 CD. Still, the booklet has the lyrics for each song, which is nice.
XETSOF

XETSOF

June 21, 2020
referencing Actually, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 0190295832612

An essential purchase for any record collection. Great sound / packaging / pressing. Just buy it.
MS1980

MS1980

February 1, 2020
referencing Actually, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 0190295832612

Amazing sound! The best PSB album ever! Shopping and Heart best songs!
normanharvey

normanharvey

January 25, 2019
referencing Actually / Further Listening 1987–1988, CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + RM, 7243 5 30506 2 7, 530 5062
WHAT AN AWESOME album and what an awesome package of 2 cds and an awesome booklet with awesome stories

great remastered and well done

it was done with a lot of love. Thank You parlophone for that great idea.
The Pet shop boys had huge cds and a lot of hits in the 80s and 90s and even their b sides were great

maybe this Package is the best of the FURTHER LISTENING series
Numanoid

Numanoid

January 5, 2019
referencing Actually, LP, Album, PCSD 104
Some of their finest songs are on display here (It Couldn't Happen Here & King's Cross), but it doesn't flow or work as an album as a whole. At 48 minutes it is too long, with inclusion of songs like Shopping and Hit Music that should have been relegated to b-sides.
SandBird

SandBird

November 30, 2018
referencing Actually / Further Listening 1987–1988, CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + RM, 530 5062, 7243 5 30506 2 7, 7243 530506 2 7
One More Chance (Seven-Inch Mix):
It's a little different then the real 7" version that was not been released. Some vocals is missing in the "Further Listening" version ("just give me... give me..." before the break).