Pet Shop Boys ‎– Essential

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EMI ‎– 72434-93688-2-8, EMI-Capitol Entertainment Properties ‎– 72434-93688-2-8
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1 Domino Dancing (Alternative Version)
Engineer – Lewis A. Martinée*, Mike CouzziMixed By – Lewis A. Martinée*, Mike Couzzi, Rick "Billy Bob" Alonso*Producer – Lewis A. Martinée*, Pet Shop BoysWritten-By – Neil Tennant And Chris Lowe*
4:42
2 West End Girls (Dance Mix)
Producer – Stephen HagueRemix – Frank Roszak, Pet Shop BoysWritten-By – Neil Tennant And Chris Lowe*
6:29
3 Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money) (Original 7" Version)
Producer – J. J. Jeczalik*, Nicholas FroomeWritten-By – Neil Tennant And Chris Lowe*
3:48
4 Paninaro (7" Version)
Producer – Pet Shop BoysWritten-By – Neil Tennant And Chris Lowe*
4:40
5 That's My Impression (7" Version)
Engineer – John EtchellsProducer – Pet Shop BoysWritten-By – Neil Tennant And Chris Lowe*
4:48
6 We All Feel Better In The Dark (Extended Mix)
Engineer – Bob Kraushaar, Paul WrightMixed By – David JacobProducer – Pet Shop BoysWritten-By – Neil Tennant And Chris Lowe*
6:47
7 It Couldn't Happen Here (LP Version)
Arranged By [Arranged For Orchestra By] – Angelo BadalamentiEngineer – David Jacobs*Producer – David Jacobs*, Pet Shop BoysWritten-By – Ennio Morricone, Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe*
5:20
8 It's Alright (7" Version)
Engineer – Pete SchwierProducer – Trevor HornWritten-By – Sterling Void
4:20
9 Left To My Own Devices (7" Version)
Engineer – Stephen LipsonProducer – Stephen Lipson, Trevor HornWritten-By – Neil Tennant And Chris Lowe*
4:46
10 In The Night (Remix)
Engineer – Phil HardingProducer – Pet Shop BoysWritten-By – Neil Tennant And Chris Lowe*
6:28
11 Two Divided By Zero (LP Version)
Engineer – David JacobProducer – Stephen HagueWritten-By – Bobby Orlando, Neil Tennant
3:36
12 Love Comes Quickly (Dance Mix)
Producer, Mixed By – Stephen HagueWritten-By – Stephen Hague, Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe*
6:48
13 Being Boring (Extended Version)
Engineer – Bob Kraushaar, Brian ReevesMixed By – Julian MendelsohnProducer – Harold Faltermeyer, Pet Shop BoysWritten-By – Neil Tennant And Chris Lowe*
10:40

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Tracks 1 to 3, 5, 6, 12, 13 denoted in booklet & on disc face as 'Previously unavailable on compact disc'. Track durations are not listed on the release.

Japanese edition gives "origin country" release date as April 7, 1998

Comes in a Slide Box.
Mastered at Capitol Mastering
℗© 1998 EMI Records Ltd.
Manufactured by EMI Records Ltd., 1750 N. Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90028
Printed in U.S.A.
Made in the U.S.A.

1, 9 ℗1988 EMI Records Ltd.
2 ℗1985 EMI Records Ltd.
3 to 5, 10 to 12 ℗1986 EMI Records Ltd.
6, 13 ℗1990 EMI Records Ltd.
7 ℗1987 EMI Records Ltd.
8 ℗1989 EMI Records Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 2434 93688 2 8
  • Barcode (Scanned): 724349368828
  • Matrix / Runout: 724 349368828RE2 MASTERED BY EMI MFG. 1-1-3
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L043
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 1608
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 1674
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 1636
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): ifpi 160D
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): ifpi 1638

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ES 4657 Pet Shop Boys Essential(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) CD Club ES 4657 Ukraine 1998 Sell This Version
72434-93688-2-8 Pet Shop Boys Essential(CD, Comp, Unofficial) EMI (2), EMI-Capitol Entertainment Properties (2) 72434-93688-2-8 1998 Sell This Version
TOCP-51059 Pet Shop Boys Essential(CD, Comp, Ltd) EMI TOCP-51059 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
72434-93688-2-8 Pet Shop Boys Essential(CD, Comp, Unofficial) EMI (2), EMI-Capitol Entertainment Properties (2) 72434-93688-2-8 1998 Sell This Version

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mjb

mjb

March 3, 2010

Essential is an unusual release for a number of reasons: 1. It was a limited edition release for the USA & Japan only, whereas most Pet Shop Boys releases are primarily for the UK, and what does get released in the US is widely available. 2. It was released in 1998 but didn't cull material from then-recent releases Very, Disco 2, or Bilingual; rather, it features a critic's favorite tracks taken exclusively from the band's golden period, 1985-1990 (perhaps a move intended to win over fans who hadn't invested in the first few albums). 3. It contains album cuts and remixes that aren't necessarily radio-friendly. 4. The tracks engage in scene-painting and have a degree of moodiness, standing in stark contrast to the band's mid-'90s filler. 5. It's the only place to get, on CD, the shorter of the original 7" versions of Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money). 6. The recording of West End Girls (Dance Mix) on it is slightly faster and has more reverb & high end than the remastered version on Please/Further Listening 1984-1986. The recording of Love Comes Quickly is also faster, but acoustically the same as the remastered version. The other tracks are either the same or slightly muted compared to their counterparts on other releases. 7. It includes the seminal album cut 'Two Divided By Zero', which would be on any 'essential' compilation I would put together myself!