Pet Shop Boys ‎– Alternative

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Parlophone ‎– CDPCSD 166, Parlophone ‎– 7243 8 34023 2 8
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2 × CD, Album, Compilation
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1-01 In The Night
Producer, Engineer – Phil HardingProgrammed By [Fairlight] – Blue Weaver
4:50
1-02 A Man Could Get Arrested
Engineer [Mix] – Frank RoszakProducer – Bobby O*
4:19
1-03 That's My Impression (Disco Mix)
Engineer – John Etchells
5:18
1-04 Was That What It Was?
Producer [Additional Production], Mixed By – Shep Pettibone
5:14
1-05 Paninaro 4:40
1-06 Jack The Lad 4:31
1-07 You Know Where You Went Wrong
Producer – Shep PettiboneVocals [Additional] – Helena Springs
5:51
1-08 A New Life
Producer – David Jacob
4:56
1-09 I Want A Dog
Engineer – Mike Nielson*
4:58
1-10 Do I Have To? 5:14
1-11 I Get Excited (You Get Excited Too)
Engineer, Mixed By – Mark StentGuitar – Stephen LipsonProgrammed By [Fairlight], Organ [Hammond] – Blue WeaverVocals [Additional] – Dee Lewis, Shirley Lewis
4:54
1-12 Don Juan
Programmed By [Fairlight Programming Assisted By] – Chris Newman (4)
3:54
1-13 The Sound Of The Atom Splitting
Producer – Trevor HornProducer, Engineer – Stephen Lipson
5:13
1-14 One Of The Crowd
Engineer – Paul Wright
3:55
1-15 Your Funny Uncle
Engineer – Danton Supple
2:15
2-01 It Must Be Obvious
Mixed By – Pete Schwier
4:24
2-02 We All Feel Better In The Dark
Programmed By – Dominic ClarkeVocals [Additional] – Juliet Roberts
4:00
2-03 Bet She's Not Your Girlfriend
Keyboards [Additional] – Gary MaughanMixed By – Julian MendelsohnProgrammed By – Dominic Clarke
4:28
2-04 Losing My Mind
Engineer – Roy SpongProgrammed By [Additional Programming] – Chris Newman (4)
4:34
2-05 Music For Boys
Engineer – Ren SwanProgrammed By – Scott Davidson
3:36
2-06 Miserablism
Engineer – Brian ReevesMixed By – Julian MendelsohnProducer, Programmed By – Harold Faltermeyer
4:10
2-07 Hey, Headmaster
Producer [Additional Production], Mixed By – Stephen Hague
3:06
2-08 What Keeps Mankind Alive?
Keyboards [Additional] – Richard ColesProducer – Jonathon Ruffle
3:24
2-09 Shameless
Producer [Additional Production], Mixed By – Stephen HagueVocals [Additional] – Carol Kenyon, Katie Kissoon, Tessa Niles
5:02
2-10 Too Many People
Vocals [Additional] – Bruce Woolley
4:17
2-11 Violence (Haçienda Version)
Guitar – J.J. BelleVocals [Additional] – Sylvia Mason-James
4:58
2-12 Decadence
Arranged By [Strings] – Richard NilesGuitar – Johnny MarrPercussion, Vibraphone – Frank Ricotti
3:56
2-13 If Love Were All
Backing Vocals – Danni'elle Gaha, Lance Ellington, Tony WalthersEngineer – Mike BigwoodProducer, Arranged By – Richard NilesTrumpet – Gerard Presencer
2:59
2-14 Euroboy 4:27
2-15 Some Speculation 6:33

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Dedicated to Peter Andreas 1963-1994
Concept & Design at Farrow

℗ 1995 The copyright in this compilation is owned by Pet Shop Boys Partnership under exclusive licence to EMI Records Ltd. © 1995 Pet Shop Boys Partnership Ltd.
Made in Holland

Packaged in hardback cardboard case with lenticular cover (alternates between Chris & Neil). Different jewel case inlays to standard edition, no barcode on jewel case sleeve reverse nor on cardboard case.
Barcode, UK catalogue number (CDPCSD 166) and price codes are only printed on sticker: "Alternative Pet Shop Boys Ten years of tracks released on album for the first time Double CD".
7243 8 34023 2 8 catalogue number printed on sticker, back inlay and discs.

Includes extended 32 page rectangular spined booklet featuring an interview with Jon Savage.
Also includes a Pet Shop Boys Catalogue and a Pet Shop Boys / Parlophone contact card.

20,000 copies were imported from Holland by EMI America and given a US catalog number printed on custom sticker: "Limited edition 2 CD set 30 songs including the hit "Paninaro" E2-34353".

The version of A Man Could Get Arrested included here is the version originally released on the 12" and 10" versions of West End Girls, not the version featured on the 7".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (On sticker): 7 24383 40232 8
  • Price Code (I, on sticker): 170 (2)
  • Price Code (F, on sticker): PM 541
  • Rights Society: bel BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 0299
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1, Variant 1): EMI 8340242 CDM01 1-1-10-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2, Variant 1): EMI 8340252 CDM01 1-1-9-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1, Variant 2): EMI 8340242 CDM01 1-1-9-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2, Variant 2): EMI 8340252 CDM01 1-1-7-NL
  • Mould SID Code (CD1, Variant 2): IFPI 1532
  • Mould SID Code (CD2, Variant 2): IFPI 152C
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1, Variants 3 and 4): EMI 8340242 CDM01 1-1-12-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2, Variant 3): EMI 8340252 CDM01 1-1-18-NL
  • Mould SID Code (CD1, Variants 3 and 4): IFPI 150B
  • Mould SID Code (CD2, Variant 3): IFPI 153E
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2, Variant 4): EMI 8340252 CDM01 1-1-8-NL
  • Mould SID Code (CD2, Variant 4): IFPI 1517
  • Other (Catalogue number CD1): 8340242
  • Other (Catalogue number CD2): 8340252
  • Other (US catalogue number on custom sticker): E2-34353

Other Versions (5 of 38) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CDPCSDS 166, 7243 8 34353 2 6 Pet Shop Boys Alternative(2xCD, Comp) Parlophone, Parlophone CDPCSDS 166, 7243 8 34353 2 6 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
CDP 534023, E2-34024, E2-34025 Pet Shop Boys Alternative(2xCD, Comp) EMI America, EMI America, EMI America CDP 534023, E2-34024, E2-34025 US 1995 Sell This Version
7243 8 34353 2 6 Pet Shop Boys Alternative(2xCD, Comp) EMI Music Canada, Parlophone 7243 8 34353 2 6 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
7243 8 34353 2 6, CDPCSDS 166 Pet Shop Boys Alternative(2xCD, Comp, RE) Parlophone, Parlophone 7243 8 34353 2 6, CDPCSDS 166 UK & Europe 2014 Sell This Version
none Pet Shop Boys Alternative Part 2(Cass, Comp, Promo) EMI none US 1995 Sell This Version

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July 13, 2004
edited over 13 years ago
This is a collection of Pet Shop Boys B-sides from 1985 to 1995 (originally intended to be called "Besides"). While some groups only use remixes or garbage on b-sides the Pet Shop Boys always had the claim to deliver tracks that are worth the money. So here we have two cds of quality pop other acts would built a whole career on and with Shameless a song that has chart topping potential. A reworked version of Paninaro which was originally released as the B-side to Suburbia in 1986 was a single in its own right in 1995.