Pet Shop Boys ‎– Fundamental

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Fundamental
1-1 Psychological
Arranged By, Conductor – Nick IngmanBacking Vocals – Alanna Tavernier, Laura Edwards (2)Bass – Patrick LanniganHarp – Skaila KangaKeyboards [Additional] – Jamie Muhoberac, Pete MurrayVibraphone, Drums [Acoustic And Electric Drums] – Earl Harvin
4:10
1-2 The Sodom And Gomorrah Show
Arranged By [Brass, Orchestra], Conductor – Anne DudleyBacking Vocals – Emma Brain Gabbot, Helen Parker, Julia Doyle, Sarah Eyden, Tessa NilesChoir [Choir Master] – Jenny O'GradyDrums [Acoustic] – Cliff HewittGuitar – Lalo Creme, Phil Palmer, Steve Lipson*Guitar, Bass – Trevor HornHarp – Lucinda BarryKeyboards [Additional] – Jamie MuhoberacPercussion – Frank RicottiProgrammed By [Additional], Keyboards [Additional] – Dave Clayton, Luca BaldiniVibraphone, Marimba, Drums [Acoustic And Electric Drums] – Earl HarvinVoice [Additional] – Oliver PouliotVoice [Narrator] – Fred Applegate
5:19
1-3 I Made My Excuses And Left
Arranged By, Conductor – Nick IngmanBass – Patrick LanniganBass, Drums [Acoustic And Electric Drums] – Earl HarvinHarp – Skaila KangaKeyboards [Additional] – Jamie Muhoberac, Trevor Horn
4:53
1-4 Minimal
Acoustic Guitar – Lalo CremeArranged By, Conductor – Nick IngmanBass – Patrick LanniganGuitar, Acoustic Guitar – Phil PalmerHarp – Lucinda Barry, Skaila KangaKeyboards [Additional] – Pete MurrayKeyboards [Additional], Bass – Jamie MuhoberacVibraphone, Marimba, Drums [Acoustic And Electric Drums] – Earl HarvinVocals [Additional], Bass – Trevor Horn
4:20
1-5 Numb
Arranged By, Conductor – Steve SidwellDrums – Earl HarvinEngineer [Assistant] – Phil TyremannGuitar, Acoustic Guitar – Tim PierceKeyboards [Additional] – Jamie Muhoberac, Pete MurrayLeader [Orchestra Leader] – Gavyn WrightPercussion – Louis Jardim*Written-By – Diane Warren
4:43
1-6 God Willing
Arranged By, Conductor – Nick IngmanGuitar, Bass – Trevor HornHarp – Skaila KangaProgrammed By, Keyboards – Dave Clayton
1:17
1-7 Luna Park
Arranged By, Conductor – Nick IngmanDrums [Acoustic And Electric Drums] – Earl HarvinDrums [Electric Drums] – Cliff HewittGuitar – Phil PalmerHarp – Lucinda Barry, Skaila KangaKeyboards [Additional] – Jamie Muhoberac, Simon ChamberlainPercussion – Frank Ricotti, Virgil HoweProgrammed By [Additional], Keyboards [Additional] – Dave Clayton, Trevor HornRecorded By [Lead Vocals], Shaker – Robert Orton
5:31
1-8 I'm With Stupid
Backing Vocals – Tessa NilesDrums [Electric Drums] – Cliff Hewitt, Earl HarvinGuitar – Phil PalmerGuitar, Acoustic Guitar – Lalo CremeKeyboards [Additional] – Jamie Muhoberac
3:24
1-9 Casanova In Hell
Arranged By, Conductor – Nick IngmanBacking Vocals – Debi Doss, Tessa NilesBacking Vocals, Harp – Lucinda BarryDrums [Acoustic Drums] – Cliff HewittDrums [Electric And Acoustic Drums] – Earl HarvinGuitar – Phil Palmer, Trevor HornHarp – Lucinda Barry, Skaila KangaPercussion – Frank RicottiProgrammed By [Additional], Keyboards [Additional] – Dave Clayton
3:13
1-10 Twentieth Century
Drums [Electric Drums] – Earl HarvinGuitar – Lalo CremeGuitar, Acoustic Guitar – Phil PalmerKeyboards [Additional] – Jamie Muhoberac, Pete MurrayRecorded By [Lead Vocals] – Tim Weidner
4:39
1-11 Indefinite Leave To Remain
Arranged By [Brass, Orchestra], Conductor – Anne DudleyDrums [Acoustic And Electric Drums] – Earl HarvinGuitar – Trevor HornGuitar, Acoustic Guitar – Phil PalmerKeyboards [Additional] – Jamie Muhoberac, Luca Baldini, Pete MurrayRecorded By [Lead Vocals] – Robert Orton
3:08
1-12 Integral
Arranged By, Conductor – Nick IngmanBacking Vocals – Andy Caine, Bruce Woolley, Debi Doss, Lucinda Barry, Tessa NilesDrums [Acoustic And Electric Drums] – Earl HarvinGuitar – Lalo Creme, Steve Lipson*, Trevor HornHarp – Skaila KangaKeyboards [Additional] – Jamie MuhoberacPercussion – Cliff Hewitt, Frank Ricotti
3:53
Fundamentalism
2-1 Fugitive (Richard X Extended Mix)
Engineer, Mixed By – Pete HofmannProducer – Pet Shop Boys, Richard XRecorded By [Lead Vocals] – Richard X
6:06
2-2 Sodom (Trentemøller Remix)
Bass [Additional] – Mikael SimpsonProducer [Additional Production], Remix, Performer [Additional Instrumentation] – Trentemøller
7:24
2-3 Psychological (Alter Ego Remix)
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Alter Ego
7:13
2-4 Flamboyant (Michael Mayer Kompakt Mix)
Producer [Remix Produced By] – Michael Mayer, Superpitcher
7:57
2-5 I'm With Stupid (Melnyk Heavy Petting Mix)
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Melnyk
6:07
2-6 In Private (Stuart Crichton Club Mix)
Mixed By – Pete Craigie, Stuart CrichtonProducer – Pet Shop Boys, Stuart CrichtonVocals – Elton John
5:07
2-7 Minimal (Lobe Remix)
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Lobe
4:47
2-8 Gomorrah (Dettinger Remix)
Producer [Remix Produced By] – Dettinger
5:39

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Completely black jewel case with barcode sticker on back inside glossy cardboard slipcase with booklet + ringtones postcard. Slipcase has catalogue number on bottom panel, blank on top panel, plus sticker on front stating "Special Limited Edition 2CD. Includes the single I'm With Stupid. With exclusive 8 track bonus CD 'Fundamentalism'. Includes 2 new tracks & remixes by Trentemøller, Alter Ego and more."

Parlophone is a Capitol Music label.
℗ 2006 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Pet Shop Boys Partnership under exclusive licence to EMI Records Ltd.
© 2006 Pet Shop Boys Partnership under exclusive licence to EMI Records Ltd.
© 2006 EMI Records Ltd.
Made in the EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 00946 3 62860 2 0
  • Barcode (Scanned): 094636286020
  • Label Code: LC0299
  • Rights Society: bel BIEM
  • Other (Catalog# Disc 1 - Fundamental): 00946 3 62859 2 4
  • Other (UK Catalog# Disc 1 - Fundamental): 3 62859 2
  • Other (Catalog# Disc 2 - Fundamentalism): 00946 3 62860 2 0
  • Other (Catalog# Disc 2 - Fundamentalism): 00946 3 62861 2 9
  • Other (UK Catalog# Disc 2 - Fundamentalism): 362 8602
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1 - Fundamental 'Variant 1'): 3628592 @ 1 010313
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1 - Fundamental 'Variant 2'): 3628592 @ 1 010318
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2 - Fundamentalism 'Variant 1'): 3628612 @ 2 020108
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2 - Fundamentalism 'Variant 2'): 3628612 @ 2 020109
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 1 - Fundamental): IFPI LW04
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 2 - Fundamentalism): IFPI LW04
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1 - Fundamental): IFPI AAHD9
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2 - Fundamentalism): IFPI AAH26

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00946 3 62859 2 4, 3 62859 2 Pet Shop Boys Fundamental(CD, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone 00946 3 62859 2 4, 3 62859 2 UK & Europe 2006 Sell This Version
00946 3 62859 2 4 Pet Shop Boys Fundamental(CD, Album) Parlophone, EMI 00946 3 62859 2 4 Brazil 2006 Sell This Version
R2 79532 Pet Shop Boys Fundamental(CD, Album + CD + Ltd) Rhino Entertainment Company R2 79532 US 2006 Sell This Version
TOCP-66524 Pet Shop Boys = ペット・ショップ・ボーイズ* Pet Shop Boys = ペット・ショップ・ボーイズ* - Fundamental = ファンダメンタル(Cass, Album, Promo) Parlophone TOCP-66524 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
00946 3 62859 2 4 Pet Shop Boys Fundamental(CD, Album) Parlophone 00946 3 62859 2 4 Ukraine 2006 Sell This Version

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ledjfab

ledjfab

June 6, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

"Fundamental" hits the store: I decided to buy this special edition (a "Very/Relentless" kind of release, but with major differences). The original album opens with "Psychological", a nice, dark electro track that was released on 12" a few months ago for the clubs.
To the listening of the rest of the CD, one get the point fast: if you are stuck in 1984, this might be the album of the year for you: go and get it. The 80's sounds are everywhere: even on the remix CD which features tracks you'd thunk they where popular around 1985 (example: "Integral" is massively inspired by Dead Or Alive's "Spin Me Round"). If you expect the poppy Eurohouse à la "Very" or their "Relentless" Technoïsh side on "Fundamental", you won't find it intact. I personally don't like synth pop much. The little I listen to from the Pet Shop Boys in that genre range from "Behaviour" to "Nightlife".
Highlights: The lyrics of Neil Tennant are well written (as always), even if I see some redundant elements and/or sentences (example: "Where angels fear to tread" in "The S&G Show" was previously heard in "Discoteca" on the album "Bilingual"). Melodically, the Boys are still performing very well in general.
The bad points: The rock touch is, still, awful. There are more ballads than what I have thought. Some are good, some aren't. Some of the remixes are boring or just bad. Their collaboration with Elton John on "On Private" will probably be a big gay anthem. The trancey keyboards sounds à la Safri Duo are too much for me.
Depending of who you are and what you are listening to most often, you may like or dislike "Fundamental". Since I am not a "80's revival fan", this is not my cup of tea.