Pet Shop Boys ‎– Format (B-Sides And Bonus Tracks 1996‎–2009)

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Parlophone ‎– C955 7162, Parlophone ‎– 50999 9 55716 2 1
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1996‎–2002
1-1 Pet Shop Boys The Truck-Driver And His Mate
Engineer, Mixed By – Bob KraushaarProducer – Pet Shop BoysProgrammed By – Pete GleadallVocals [Additional] – Sylvia Mason-James
3:34
1-2 Pet Shop Boys Hit And Miss
Engineer – Bob Kraushaar, Pete GleadallMixed By – Bob KraushaarProducer – Pet Shop BoysProgrammed By – Pete Gleadall
4:07
1-3 Pet Shop Boys In The Night (1995)
Engineer, Mixed By – Bob KraushaarProducer – Pet Shop BoysProgrammed By – Pete GleadallVocals [Additional] – Sylvia Mason-James
4:16
1-4 Pet Shop Boys Betrayed
Engineer, Mixed By – Bob KraushaarProducer – Pet Shop BoysProgrammed By – Pete Gleadall
5:19
1-5 Pet Shop Boys How I Learned To Hate Rock-And-Roll
Engineer, Mixed By – Bob KraushaarProducer – Pet Shop BoysProgrammed By – Pete Gleadall
4:37
1-6 Pet Shop Boys Discoteca (New Version)
Engineer, Mixed By – Pete SchwierProducer – Pet Shop BoysProgrammed By – Pete GleadallVocals [Additional] – Davide Giovannini, Joseph De Jesus, Katie Kissoon, Lino Rocha, Weston Foster
3:43
1-7 Pet Shop Boys The Calm Before The Storm
Engineer, Mixed By – Bob KraushaarProducer – Pet Shop Boys
2:46
1-8 Pet Shop Boys Confidential (Demo For Tina Turner)
Engineer, Mixed By – Bob KraushaarProducer – Pet Shop BoysProgrammed By – Pete Gleadall
4:46
1-9 Pet Shop Boys The Boy Who Couldn't Keep His Clothes On
Drum Programming – Danny Tenaglia, Louie 'Balo' Guzman*Engineer [Mix] – Doug DeAngelisKeyboards – Peter DaouProducer – Danny Tenaglia, Pet Shop BoysVocals [Banji Girl Vocals] – Vanessa Ichak
6:05
1-10 Pet Shop Boys Delusions Of Grandeur
Engineer, Mixed By – Bob KraushaarProducer – Pet Shop BoysProgrammed By – Pete Gleadall
5:03
1-11 Pet Shop Boys The View From Your Balcony
Engineer, Mixed By – Bob KraushaarProducer – Pet Shop BoysProgrammed By – Pete Gleadall
3:44
1-12 Pet Shop Boys Disco Potential
Engineer, Mixed By – Bob KraushaarProducer – Pet Shop BoysProgrammed By – Pete Gleadall
4:06
1-13 Pet Shop Boys Silver Age
Engineer – Goetz, Pete GleadallProducer – Pet Shop BoysProgrammed By – Pete Gleadall
3:32
1-14 Pet Shop Boys Screaming
Engineer [Assistant] – Jason HowesEngineer, Mixed By – GoetzKeyboards [Additional] – Tom StephanPiano – Mark BatesProducer – Pet Shop BoysProgrammed By – Pete Gleadall
4:55
1-15 Pet Shop Boys The Ghost Of Myself
Engineer – Richard LoweMixed By – GoetzProducer – Pet Shop BoysProgrammed By – Pete Gleadall
4:02
1-16 Pet Shop Boys Casting A Shadow
Engineer, Programmed By – Pete GleadallProducer – Pet Shop Boys
4:36
1-17 Pet Shop Boys Lies
Engineer, Mixed By – GoetzProducer – Pet Shop BoysProgrammed By – Pete Gleadall
4:39
1-18 Pet Shop Boys Sexy Northerner
Engineer, Programmed By – Pete GleadallMixed By – Pet Shop Boys, Pete GleadallProducer – Pet Shop Boys
3:42
2002‎–2009
2-1 Pet Shop Boys Always
Engineer, Programmed By – Pete GleadallMixed By – Michael Brauer*Mixed By [Mix Assistant] – Rick ChavarriaPercussion – Jodie Linscott*Producer – Pet Shop Boys
5:03
2-2 Pet Shop Boys Nightlife
Engineer – Steven BarkanEngineer [Assistant] – Bill Importico Jnr.*Mixed By – GoetzProducer – David Morales, Pet Shop BoysProgrammed By – Joey Mosk*, Pete Gleadall
3:53
2-3 Pet Shop Boys Searching For The Face Of Jesus
Engineer, Programmed By – Pete GleadallGuitar – Johnny MarrMixed By – Michael Brauer*Mixed By [Mix Assistant] – Rick ChavarriaPercussion – Jodie Linscott*Producer, Performer – Pet Shop Boys
3:26
2-4 Pet Shop Boys Between Two Islands
Engineer, Programmed By – Pete GleadallGuitar – Johnny MarrMixed By – Michael Brauer*Mixed By [Mix Assistant] – Rick ChavarriaPercussion – Jodie Linscott*Producer, Performer – Pet Shop BoysWritten-By [Excerpt] – T-Boy Ross*, Leon Ware
5:06
2-5 Pet Shop Boys Friendly Fire
Arranged By [Orchestral Arrangement] – Craig ArmstrongEngineer – Andy BradfieldMixed By – GoetzProducer, Arranged By – Craig Armstrong, Pet Shop BoysProgrammed By – Pete Gleadall
3:22
2-6 Pet Shop Boys We're The Pet Shop Boys
Mixed By – Chris ZippelProducer – Chris Zippel, Pet Shop BoysRecorded By [Vocals] – Pete GleadallWritten-By – My Robot Friend
4:55
2-7 Pet Shop Boys Transparent
Producer – Pet Shop BoysProgrammed By, Engineer – Pete Gleadall
3:51
2-8 Pet Shop Boys I Didn't Get Where I Am Today
Bass [Swoops] – Steve WaltersEngineer, Programmed By – Pete GleadallGuitar – Johnny MarrMixed By – Michael Brauer*Mixed By [Mix Assistant] – Rick ChavarriaPercussion – Jodie Linscott*Producer, Performer – Pet Shop BoysWritten-By [Sample From Fire Performing 'Father's Name Was Dad'] – Dave Lambert (4)
3:37
2-9 Pet Shop Boys The Resurrectionist
Engineer, Programmed By – Pete GleadallMixed By – GoetzProducer, Performer – Pet Shop Boys
3:10
2-10 Pet Shop Boys Girls Don't Cry
Engineer, Programmed By – Pete GleadallMixed By – GoetzProducer, Performer – Pet Shop Boys
2:34
2-11 Pet Shop Boys With Elton John In Private (7-Inch Mix)
Mixed By – Pete Craigie, Stuart CrichtonProducer – Pet Shop Boys, Stuart CrichtonProgrammed By [Original Programming], Engineer – Pete Gleadall
4:10
2-12 Pet Shop Boys Blue On Blue
Engineer, Programmed By – Pete GleadallProducer – Pet Shop Boys
3:11
2-13 Pet Shop Boys No Time For Tears (7-Inch Mix)
Conductor – Jonathan StockhammerEngineer – Goetz Botzenhardt*, Pete GleadallEngineer [Pro Tools Operator] – Holger SchwarkKeyboards [Additional], Programmed By [Additional] – Dave ClaytonMixed By – Tim WeidnerOrchestrated By [Orchestration] – Torsten RaschPerformer – The Dresdner Sinfoniker*, Pet Shop BoysProducer – Pet Shop Boys, Sven HelbigProgrammed By – Pete GleadallRecorded By [Orchestra Recording Engineer] – Joel Iwataki
3:35
2-14 Pet Shop Boys Bright Young Things
Mixed By – Chris ZippelProducer – Chris Zippel, Pet Shop BoysProgrammed By – Chris ZippelRecorded By [Lead Vocals] – Pete Gleadall
4:55
2-15 Pet Shop Boys Party Song
Mixed By – Pet Shop Boys, Pete GleadallProducer – Pet Shop BoysProgrammed By, Engineer – Pete GleadallWritten-By, Composed By [Elements From "That's The Way (I Like It)'] – Casey/Finch*
3:39
2-16 Pet Shop Boys We're All Criminals Now
Engineer [Mix] – Pete GleadallProducer – Pet Shop Boys
3:54
2-17 Pet Shop Boys Gin And Jag
Engineer [Mix] – Pete GleadallProducer – Pet Shop Boys
4:28
2-18 Pet Shop Boys After The Event
Engineer [Mix] – Pete Geadall*Producer – Pet Shop BoysProgrammed By [Additional], Vocals [Additional] – Pete Gleadall
5:15
2-19 Pet Shop Boys The Former Enfant Terrible
Engineer [Mix] – Pete Geadall*Producer – Pet Shop Boys
2:51
2-20 Pet Shop Boys Up And Down
Engineer [Mix] – Pete Geadall*Producer – Pet Shop Boys
3:42

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Release dates:
03 Feb. 2012: Germany, The Netherlands
06 Feb. 2012: UK

Made in the EU.

Track 1-14 features a sample by Karen Finlay taken from 'Mondo New York' (4th and Broadway/Polygram Films). First released in 1998 on the album 'Psycho: Music from and inspired by the Motion Picture'.

Track 2-4 contains an excerpt of 'I Want You' written by Leon Ware and T-Boy Ross, published by Almo Music Corp./Jobete Music Inc. (ASCAP).

Track 2-6 is published by Tape Recorder Music (ASCAP).

Track 2-8 includes sample from 'Father's name was Dad' performed by Fire, written by Dave Lambert, published by Apple Publishing, courtesy of Decca Records, a division of Universal Music Group, All rights reserved.

Track 2-15 contains elements from 'That's The Way (I Like It)", written and composed by Casey/Finch and published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd on behalf of EMI Longitude Music.

All songs published by Cage Music Ltd/Sony ATV Music Ltd unless otherwise stated.

℗ 2012. The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Pet Shop Boys Ltd. under exclusive license to EMI Records Ltd. © 2012 Pet Shop Boys Partnership Ltd. under exclusive license to EMI Records Ltd. This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. © 2012 EMI Records Ltd.

Mastered at Metropolis.

Hardback box set with card inner sleeves and booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5099995571621
  • Label Code: LC0299
  • Rights Society: SDRM
  • Rights Society: BIEM
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1 variant 1 & 2): 9557172 AB62035-01
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2 variant 1 & 2): 9557182 AB62036-01
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1 & CD2 variant 1 & 2): IFPI L573
  • Mould SID Code (CD1 & CD2 variant 1): IFPI 9705
  • Mould SID Code (CD1 variant 2): IFPI 9746
  • Mould SID Code (CD2 variant 2): IFPi 9742

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
50999 9 55716 2 1, C955 7162 Pet Shop Boys Format (B-Sides And Bonus Tracks 1996‎–2009)(2xCD, Comp, RM + Box) Parlophone, Parlophone 50999 9 55716 2 1, C955 7162 Thailand 2012 Sell This Version
PSBPROMO1, 5099960224927 Pet Shop Boys Format (B-Sides And Bonus Tracks 1996‎–2009)(2xCD, Comp, Promo, RM) Parlophone, Parlophone PSBPROMO1, 5099960224927 UK 2012 Sell This Version
5099962401524, C6240152 Pet Shop Boys Format (B-Sides And Bonus Tracks 1996–2009)(2xCD, Comp, RE, RM, Jew) Parlophone, Parlophone 5099962401524, C6240152 UK & Europe 2014 Sell This Version
8390008394 Pet Shop Boys Format (B-Sides And Bonus Tracks 1996-2009)(38xFile, MP3, Comp, RM, 192) EMI 8390008394 UK & Europe 2012
509999 5571652 Pet Shop Boys Format (B-Sides And Bonus Tracks 1996-2009)(38xFile, MP3, Comp, RM, 320) Parlophone 509999 5571652 UK & Europe 2012

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3Dman

3Dman

June 29, 2017
Surprised this was never on vinyl, as Alternative was. I'd love to have these tracks on vinyl. A future RSD release maybe?
donbalfour

donbalfour

May 15, 2012
The Version of Pet Shop Boys with Elton John In Private (7-Inch Mix) is the In Private [Stuart Crichton 7” Mix]
GalaxyExplorer

GalaxyExplorer

April 27, 2012

PSB's second B-side compilation is very good, obviously, though not quite as good as Alternative. The biggest difference to me is that the element of discovery is absent here. When I bought Alternative in 1995, nearly every track was new for me. Those B-sides would have been very difficult to find in the pre-commercial internet age, especially in the United States. You would have spent an enormous amount of time and money ordering import singles. So Alternative was just a godsend for PSB fanatics; we were offered two whole discs of songs that many people probably didn't know existed.

But Format covers a different era. I think most PSB fans will already know many if not most of the tracks here. There were only a few that I hadn't heard. With Bilingual in 1996, PSB started a policy of two-disc releases for all new albums that included associated B-sides and remixes on the second disc. Those versions were limited-run, but they were widely available in the US. Certainly not every track on Format was available on a double-CD release, but many were. On the other hand, it's great to have all these tracks in one collection.

Anyway, the music here is mostly great. PSB were quick to point out on Alternative that not every track was good; there were some truly bad songs there, as there are here. But the good-to-bad ratio is high and approximately equal to that album. And like Alternative, the great thing about these tracks is that PSB experimented and stretched out. The best tracks here come from the later years. My favourites in no order:

- How I Learned to Hate Rock & Roll
- The Boy Who Couldn't Keep His Clothes On
- The View From Your Balcony (one of their all-time best B-sides)
- Silver Age
- Always (a truly great track; seems to be one of NT's favourites too)
- Nightlife (great outtake from that album)
- Between Two Islands
- We're the Pet Shop Boys (ironically a cover)
- Transparent (energetic tech-house)
- The Resurrectionist
- Girls Don't Cry
- Gin and Jag (PSB's ode to aging. Favourite line: "Be careful with the decanter, dear. Do you know how much it's worth?")
- After the Event (the lyrics are so great and so PSB)
- Up and Down

Ultimately, PSB fans are quite blessed. PSB are just a machine that cranks out an endless supply of great new pop songs. There's a lot of music to work through here, and it really allows the listener a good idea the breadth and quality of music that PSB are capable of.
ReadyBeast

ReadyBeast

February 10, 2012
edited over 8 years ago

The version of "The Boy Who Couldn't Keep His Clothes On" here is the "International Club Mix" as available on "Bilingual Special Edition" CD2. It's not the original version from the "A Red Letter Day" 4-track CD single.
And "We're The Pet Shop Boys" is 16 seconds longer than the original version from the "Miracles" 2-track CD single. It is the full length version with no fade-out at the end.