Pet Shop Boys ‎– Behaviour

Parlophone ‎– CDPCSD 113, Parlophone ‎– CDP 79 4310 2
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1 Being Boring
Guitar – J. J. Belle*Performer [Plastic Tube] – Dominic Clarke
2 This Must Be The Place I Waited Years To Leave
Arranged By [Orchestra], Conductor – Angelo Badalementi*Rhythm Guitar, Guitar [Feedback] – Johnny Marr
3 To Face The Truth 5:34
4 How Can You Expect To Be Taken Seriously? 3:56
5 Only The Wind
Arranged By [Orchestra], Conductor – Angelo Badalementi*
6 My October Symphony
Arranged By [Strings] – Alex Balanescu*Guitar – Johnny MarrStrings – The Balanescu QuartetVocals [Additional] – Jay Henry
7 So Hard 3:59
8 Nervously 4:07
9 The End Of The World 4:43
10 Jealousy 4:48



Recorded at Red Deer, München, and Sarm West, London.
Orchestra and strings recorded at Abbey Road.
Thanks to David Cooke and Claudia Kriege at Red Deer.
All songs published by Cage Music Ltd/10 Music Ltd.

Mark Farrow/3a

Pet Shop Boys managed at Pet Shop Boys Partnership.
Arma Andon/SBK Management

℗ 1990 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Pet Shop Boys Partnership under exclusive licence to EMI Records Ltd.
© 1990 Pet Shop Boys Partnership under exclusive licence to EMI Records Ltd.

Booklet: Printed in U.K.
Disc: Made in UK

Reissue after mid of 90s. IFPI mould and SID codes starts from 1994

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 077779 431021
  • Matrix / Runout: CDP 794310 2 00 2 EMI SWINDON
  • Other (Mould SID Code): ifpi 1404
  • Other (Label Code): LC 0299
  • Other (Rights Societies): BIEM/MCPS

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PCSD 113, 7943101 Pet Shop Boys Behaviour(LP, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone PCSD 113, 7943101 UK 1990 Sell This Version
0206 Pet Shop Boys Behaviour(Cass, Album, Unofficial) TomZo 0206 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
TCPCSD 113 Pet Shop Boys Behaviour(Cass, Album) Parlophone TCPCSD 113 Indonesia 1990 Sell This Version
CDP-7-94310-2 Pet Shop Boys Behavior(CD, Album) EMI USA CDP-7-94310-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
E-LP 90005 Pet Shop Boys Behaviour(LP, Album) Parlophone E-LP 90005 Bolivia 1990 Sell This Version



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July 21, 2011
A nearly perfect pop masterpiece, Behaviour is one of my top five favourite albums of all time. I first heard it in 1993 when I was just getting interested in PSB. To this day, the album is burned into my consciousness.

Tracks 3 and 5 are simply breathtaking in their beauty; words here cannot do them justice so I'll just let the music speak for itself. Tracks 2 and 4 are nearly as good. "This Must Be the Place" is just a killer track that typifies the dark undercurrent on Behaviour. It is perhaps the track most representative of the album's tone. "How Can You Expect" is a track I didn't like at first; then I heard the video version, whose instrumentation is much different that the album version. I now consider both versions excellent, though I prefer the former.

The only weak point (relatively speaking) is "So Hard," a track that doesn't quite fit the dark, autumnal mood of the rest of the album, and doesn't effectively blend with the album's emotional depth. "Nervously" is another track I didn't like for the longest time, but then for some reason it clicked with me and I can appreciate its depth. "Being Boring" is definitely a great song, and it seems to be a fan favourite, though I find it a bit overrated (which of course is not a complaint on this album!). "The End of the World" is another stellar track with a danceable feel that nearly lifts the darkness, though whose lyrics I don't really understand. It seems to be about a breakup, but some of the verses are more cryptic. The closer, "Jealousy," is a superb return back the darkness and infidelity of previous tracks.

Though PSB continue to turn out very high-quality music into their fourth decade together, it would be difficult for them to surpass the staggering, immense beauty of this album. Behaviour is a work of art that causes me to solemnly and thankfully acknowledge the gift of music appreciation.