Pet Shop Boys ‎– Fundamental

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1 Psychological 4:03
2 The Sodom And Gomorrah Show 5:23
3 I Made My Excuses And Left 4:50
4 Minimal 4:18
5 Numb
Written-By – Diane Warren
4:46
6 God Willing 1:20
7 Luna Park
Recorded By [Lead Vocals] – Robert Orton
5:32
8 I'm With Stupid 3:26
9 Casanova In Hell 3:14
10 Twentieth Century
Recorded By [Lead Vocals] – Tim Weidner
4:43
11 Indefinite Leave To Remain
Recorded By [Lead Vocals] – Robert Orton
3:06
12 Integral 3:49

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Mould SID Code is shown as iƒpi

Behind matrixnumber is a moulded code: 010311 (can vary)

Recorded and mixed at Sarm West Studios, London.
Mastered at Metropolis Studios.

All songs published by Cage Music/Sony ATV Music Ltd, Except 'Numb' published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.

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

Dedicated to Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Marhoni

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  • Barcode (Text): 00946 3 62859 2 4
  • Barcode (Scanned): 094636285924
  • Label Code: LC0299
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): WWW.MEDIAMOTION.COM 3628592 @ 1 010311
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): WWW.MEDIAMOTION.COM 3628592 @ 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): WWW.MEDIAMOTION.COM 3628592 @ 1 010318
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): WWW.MEDIAMOTION.COM 3628592 @ 1 010314
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5): WWW.MEDIAMOTION.COM 3628592 @ 1 010313
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6): [Parlophone logo] WWW.MEDIAMOTION.COM 3628592 @ 1 010312
  • Mastering SID Code (Variants 1 to 6): IFPI LW04
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): ifpi AAH36
  • Mould SID Code (Variants 2, 6): ifpi AAH37
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): ifpi 153B
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): ifpi AAH41
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): ifpi AAH64
  • Rights Society: bel BIEM

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
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
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October 1, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
A few things make this album stand out in the Pet Shop Boys catalogue. It was the first album in a long while where they managed to find a cohesive sound and stick with it. It's one of only a handful albums without a total miss. And their most in-your-face attempts at political/societal criticism/mockery (I'm With Stupid, Integral) are more in a league with Opportunies or Shopping than The Night I Fell In Love or Ego Music which at that point in their career came as a relief. So what could go wrong here? While the songwriting is on a relatively high level, there are very few standout tracks. Perhaps Minimal, Twentieth Century or Psychological but on earlier albums these would never have been regarded as such. Also, judging by the demos that have seen the light of day, producer Trevor Horn kind of stuck with what they had given him. He didn't persuade them to dump the novelty effects on Sodom+Gomorrah and only embellished the bombast of Integral when the PSB themselves came up with a much more interesting remix a year later. Almost 4/5