Pet Shop Boys ‎– Bilingual

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1 Discoteca
Percussion [Additional] – Robin JonesVocals [Additional] – Davide Giovannini, Joseph De Jesus, Lino Rocha, Weston FosterWritten-By – Tennant / Lowe
4:37
2 Single
Written-By – Tennant / Lowe
3:48
3 Metamorphosis
Brass – Bud Beadle, Fayyaz Virji, Kevin Robinson (4)Engineer, Programmed By – Simon CotsworthKeyboards – Richie BirkettPerformer – Pet Shop Boys, Sylvia Mason-JamesProducer [For K-klass Productions] – Andy Williams*, Paul RobertsScratches, Keyboards [Additional] – Trevor Henry/Ignorants*Written-By – Tennant / Lowe
4:03
4 Electricity
Written-By – Tennant / Lowe
4:58
5 Se A Vida É (That's The Way Life Is)
Brass – Andy Hamilton (7), Mike Innes, Noel Langley, Richard SidwellGuitar – J.J. BelleMusic By – Ademario, Nego Do Barballio*, Tennant / Lowe, Wellington Epiderme NegraRecorded By [Drums, Percussion] – Bob KraushaarWords By – Tennant*
4:01
6 It Always Comes As A Surprise
Brass – Andy Hamilton (7)Guitar – Hugh BurnsKeyboards [Additional] – Chris CameronPercussion – Robin JonesVocals [Additional] – Katie KissoonWritten-By – Tennant / LoweWritten-By [Sample Of Astrud Gilberto From ' Corcovado ' ( Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars ) By] – Stan Getz
6:07
7 A Red Letter Day
Arranged By [Choir] – Alyosha ZolotukhinChoir – The Choral Academy Of MoscowChoir [Co-ordinator] – Graeme PerkinsChoir [Director] – Victor PopovRecorded By [Choir] – Tatyana Vinnitskaya*Vocals [Additional] – Barbara Tucker, Carole Sylvan, Karen BernodWritten-By – Tennant / Lowe
5:09
8 Up Against It
Guitar, Vocals [Additional] – Johnny MarrWritten-By – Tennant / Lowe
4:16
9 The Survivors
Drums, Percussion – Andy DuncanGuitar – Greg BoneKeyboards [Additional], Arranged By [Strings] – Chris CameronSaxophone – Andy Hamilton (7)Vocals [Additional] – Katie KissoonWritten-By – Tennant / Lowe
4:30
10 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 BernodWritten-By – Tennant / Lowe
4:32
11 To Step Aside
Written-By – Tennant / Lowe
3:48
12 Saturday Night Forever
Engineer – Rich Lowe*Engineer [Assistant] – Rob RivesEngineer [Mix] – Doug De Angelis*Keyboards [Additional] – Eddie MontillaProducer – Danny TenagliaWritten-By – Tennant / Lowe
3:59

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Comes in a jewel case with a frosted front and yellow sticker.

Recorded at Bunk Junk & Genius, Sarm West and Sarm Hook End, Axis (New York), Bass Hit (New York) and The State House Of Broadcasting And Sound Recording (Moscow).

℗ 1996 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Pet Shop Boys Partnership Limited under exclusive licence to EMI Records. © 1996 Pet Shop Boys Partnership Limited.
Manufactured and distributed by EMI.

Printed in Holland.

Another "Printed in Holland" edition with catalog# 7243 4 89702 2 0 also exists: Pet Shop Boys - Bilingual

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
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
7243 8 53102 4 9 Pet Shop Boys Bilingual(Cass, Album) Parlophone, EMI Music Canada 7243 8 53102 4 9 Canada 1996 Sell This Version

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Numanoid

Numanoid

August 2, 2017
Just delete "Metamorphosis", "Electricity", "Before" and "Saturday Night Forever" and this is among their best ever releases.
cdrx

cdrx

October 1, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
Lots of possible threads but none leading anywhere, really. The most interesting and best tracks are the SheBoom collaborations (Discoteca, Single, Se a vida é) – a shame that instead of more of those sounds we get thin dance pop (Metamorphosis) and a b-side (Electricity). A sweet, if slightly underproduced and overlong ballad (It Always Comes As A Surprise) is the centrepiece of the record. The following eurodisco of A Red Letter Day is the first appearance of a generic psb-template that would be repeated with almost every album afterwards (NYC Boy, Sodom, Did You See Coming?, Love Is A Bourgeois Construct). Apart from a production that hasn't aged well (and sounded slightly forced even at the time of release) it is actually quite a beautiful song – just listen to the live recording on the I Get Along single. The rest of the album consists of demo-quality and completely out of place Danny Tenaglia-produced tracks. While I've always been partial to Up Against It and To Step Aside, they could have used more than a little additional polish. All in all a mishmash, unsure of itself and lacking direction. 3/5