Pet Shop Boys ‎– Alternative

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Parlophone ‎– CDPCSDS 166, Parlophone ‎– 7243 8 34353 2 6
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2 × CD, Compilation
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1-1 In The Night
Producer, Engineer – Phil HardingProgrammed By [Fairlight] – Blue Weaver
4:50
1-2 A Man Could Get Arrested
Engineer [Mix] – Frank RoszakProducer – Bobby 'O'*
4:19
1-3 That's My Impression
Engineer – John Etchells
5:18
1-4 Was That What It Was?
Mixed By, Producer [Additional] – Shep Pettibone
5:14
1-5 Paninaro 4:40
1-6 Jack The Lad 4:31
1-7 You Know Where You Went Wrong
Engineer – Dave MeeganProducer – Shep PettiboneVocals [Additional] – Helena Springs
5:51
1-8 A New Life
Producer – David JacobWritten By – Lowe-Springs-TennantWritten-By – Springs*
4:56
1-9 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
Music By – Lowe*, Tennant*, Lipson*, Horn*Producer – Trevor HornProducer, Engineer – Stephen LipsonWords By – Tennant*
5:13
1-14 One Of The Crowd
Engineer – Paul Wright
3:55
1-15 Your Funny Uncle
Engineer – Danton Supple
2:15
2-1 It Must Be Obvious
Mixed By – Pete Schwier
4:24
2-2 We All Feel Better In The Dark
Programmed By – Dominic ClarkeVocals [Additional] – Juliet Roberts
4:00
2-3 Bet She's Not Your Girlfriend
Keyboards [Additional] – Gary MaughanMixed By – Julian MendelsohnProgrammed By – Dominic Clarke
4:28
2-4 Losing My Mind
Engineer – Roy SpongProgrammed By [Additional Programming] – Chris Newman (4)Written-By – Sondheim*
4:34
2-5 Music For Boys
Engineer – Ren SwanProgrammed By – Scott Davidson
3:36
2-6 Miserablism
Engineer – Brian ReevesMixed By – Julian MendelsohnProducer, Programmed By – Harold Faltermeyer
4:10
2-7 Hey, Headmaster
Mixed By – Stephen HagueProducer [Additional] – Stephen Hague
3:06
2-8 What Keeps Mankind Alive?
Keyboards [Additional] – Richard ColesProducer – Jonathon RuffleWritten-By – Brecht*, Weill*
3:24
2-9 Shameless
Mixed By – Stephen HagueProducer [Additional] – 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], Conductor [Strings] – Richard NilesGuitar – Johnny MarrMixed By – Pete SchwierPercussion, Vibraphone – Frank Ricotti
3:56
2-13 If Love Were All
Backing Vocals – Daniel Gaha*, Lance Ellington, Tony WalthersEngineer – Mike BigwoodProducer, Arranged By, Conductor – Richard NilesTrumpet [Solo] – Gerard Prescencer*Written-By – Coward*
2:59
2-14 Euroboy 4:27
2-15 Some Speculation 6:33

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Notes

Dedicated to Peter Andreas (1963 - 1994)

Mastered at Abbey Road Studios.
Concept and Design at Farrow
Pet Shop Boys managed at Pet Shop Boys Partnership.
Pet Shop Boys represented in North America by Andon Artists.

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

Discs: Made in Holland
Sleeve: Printed in Holland

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 24383 4353 2 6
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): EMI 8343542 CDM01
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): EMI 8340252 CDM01
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): IFPI 152F
  • Mould SID Code (CD2): IFPI 152C
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): EMI 8343542 CDM01 1-1-13-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): EMI 8343552 CDM01 1-1-3-NL
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): ifpi 152B
  • Mould SID Code (CD2): ifpi 152A
  • Other (Part ID CD1): 7243 8 34353 2 6 (8343542)
  • Other (Part ID CD2): 7243 8 34023 2 8 (8340252)
  • Rights Society: bel BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 0299
  • Other (Distribution Code (Italy)): I: 070
  • Other (Distribution Code (France)): F: PM 541

Other Versions (5 of 39) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CDPCSD 166, 7243 8 34023 2 8 Pet Shop Boys Alternative(2xCD, Album, Comp + Box, Ltd) Parlophone, Parlophone CDPCSD 166, 7243 8 34023 2 8 UK, Europe & US 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
PCSD 166, 7243 8 34023 1 Pet Shop Boys Alternative(3xLP, Comp) Parlophone, Parlophone PCSD 166, 7243 8 34023 1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
none Pet Shop Boys Alternative Part 2(Cass, Comp, Promo) EMI none US 1995 Sell This Version

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eliks_postindustry

eliks_postindustry

September 6, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
A fine double album of the Boys' b-sides from the first ten years of Pet pop showtime. Too often underestimated as flipside fillers, these songs surprise collectively as a smooth album on its own, with its own highlights and hidden gems. B-sides are not intended to hit, so they avoid standards and even experiment a bit. First they breed some kitschy disco-dream, but end up poetic and quiet. The Very-era b-sides get a special credit as flawless, but many more of them have proven as popular and fan-favorites as their A-side twins. Go on, it's good pop.