Pet Shop Boys ‎– Bilingual

Parlophone ‎– 0190295823689
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 180g

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A01 Discoteca
Percussion [Additional] – Robin JonesVocals [Additional] – Davide Giovannini, Joseph De Jesus, Lino Rocha, Weston Foster
A02 Single 3:48
A03 Metamorphosis
Brass – Bud Beadle, Fayyaz Virji, Kevin Robinson (4)Engineer, Programmed By – Simon CotsworthKeyboards – Richie BirkettProducer [For K-klass Productions] – Andy Williams*, Paul RobertsScratches, Keyboards [Additional] – Trevor HenryVocals – Sylvia Mason-James
A04 Electricity 4:58
A05 Se A Vida É (That's The Way Life Is)
Brass – Andy Hamilton (7), Mike Innes, Noel Langley, Richard SidwellGuitar – J.J.Belle*Music By – Ademario, Negro Do Barballio*, Tennant / Lowe, Wellington Epiderme NegraRecorded By [Drums, Percussion] – Bob KraushaarWords By – Tennant*
A06 It Always Come As A Surprise
Brass – Andy Hamilton (7)Guitar, Berimbau – Hugh BurnsKeyboards [Additional] – Chris CameronPercussion – Robin JonesVocals [Additional] – Katie Kissoon
B07 A Red Letter Day
Arranged By [Choir] – Alyosha ZolotukhinChoir – The Choral Academy Of MoscowChoir [Co-ordinator] – Graeme PerkinsChoir [Director] – Victor PopovRecorded By [Choir] – Tatyana VinnitskayaVocals [Additional] – Barbara Tucker, Carole Sylvan, Karen Bernod
B08 Up Against It
Guitar, Vocals [Additional] – Johnny Marr
B09 The Survivors
Drums, Percussion – Andy DuncanGuitar – Greg BoneKeyboards [Additional], Arranged By [Strings] – Chris CameronSaxophone – Andy Hamilton (7)Vocals [Additional] – Katie Kissoon
B10 Before
Drum Programming – Danny Tenaglia, Louie "Balo" GuzmanEngineer [Assistant] – Rob RivesEngineer [Recording, Mix] – Dana VlcekKeyboards – Peter DaouProducer – Danny TenagliaProgrammed By – Phil PaganoVocals [Additional] – Barbara Tucker, Carole Sylvan, Karen Bernod
B11 To Step Aside 3:48
B12 Saturday Night Forever
Engineer – Rich Lowe*Engineer [Assistant] – Rob RivesEngineer [Mix] – Doug De Angelis*Keyboards [Additional] – Eddie MontillaProducer – Danny Tenaglia

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[Sticker on shrinkwrap:]
Pressed onto 180g heavyweight
vinyl featuring a brand new 2018
remaster of the original album

[From back cover:]
℗ 2018 Pet Shop Boys Partnership Ltd. under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Ltd. a Warner Music Group Company, for the World outside of the U.S. and Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company for the U.S.
© 2018 Pet Shop Boys Partnership Ltd. under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Ltd. for the World outside of the U.S. and Rhino Entertainment Company for the U.S.
All rights reserved. Made in the EU.

Optimal credit extrapolated from runout data.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 190295823689
  • Rights Society: GEMA/MCPS
  • Label Code: LC 30419
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, A side): BI20159-01 A1 0190295823689 TIMTOM
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, B side): BI20159-01 B1 0190295823689 Ⓜ

Other Versions (5 of 67) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CDPCSD170, 7243 8 53102 2 5 Pet Shop Boys Bilingual(CD, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone CDPCSD170, 7243 8 53102 2 5 UK & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
none Pet Shop Boys Bilingual(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Pet Shop Boys) none Europe 1996 Sell This Version
8 53102 2 Pet Shop Boys Bilingual(CD, Album + VHS, Ltd, Promo, PAL) Parlophone 8 53102 2 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
none Pet Shop Boys Bilingual(12xFile, MP3, Album, RM, 320) Parlophone none Unknown
7243 8 53102 2 5 Pet Shop Boys Bilingual(CD, Album, Club) Parlophone, EMI Music Canada 7243 8 53102 2 5 Canada 1996 Sell This Version


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March 24, 2019
One of the worst sounding records in my collection: pinched, flat soundstage; no air or dynamics; vocals sound thin. The 2001 Further Listening CD reissue sounds far superior. It would seem that no special mastering was applied to render the master appropriate for vinyl.

As others have commented, there is also a LOT of minutes crammed onto a single piece of wax (but I haven't had the sibilance issues with an AT 750SH cart performing tracking duties) which hardly helps matters. This would also be true of the original pressing.



January 17, 2019
A question: Does the songs on this vinyl sound a bit to fast?


December 24, 2018
Pumped to finally have this on wax. Agree with these posts—lots of sibilance on the re-issue, on side A, "Se A Vida È", "It Always Comes As A Surprise". On the flipside, you can hear it on the last two tracks a bit too. I know it's annoying when an album is spread accross 2 12"s, but this would have sounded a lot better as a double pack, especially considering half of these are club tracks.


November 23, 2018
The record sounds good, but there is some sssevere sssibilance on It Always Comes as a Surprise, one of their best songs. I can tame the sibilance a little by lowering the 8 kHz on my EQ. That helps.


August 31, 2018

The cover and inner sleeves look excellent. But man am I having audio issues. Most of the songs sound great! However, the last 2 songs of side A sound horrible. Wayyyy to much sibilance to my ears and it does it constantly. I have tried it with 2 different cartridges and they both have sibilance. Overall, not a bad pressing, but those songs have way too much sibilance!


August 30, 2018
These vinyl reissues sound excellent to these ears (despite cramming quite a lot of music on each side). Artwork, inners etc all great quality too.