Pet Shop Boys ‎– Left To My Own Devices

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Parlophone ‎– 12R 6198
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Vinyl, 12", Single, 45 RPM
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A Left To My Own Devices (The Disco Mix)
Arranged By [Orchestra] – Richard NilesConductor – Richard NilesRemix – Robin Hancock, Stephen Lipson, Trevor HornVocals [Additional] – Bruce Woolley, Sally Bradshaw
11:28
B1 Left To My Own Devices
Arranged By [Orchestra] – Richard NilesConductor – Richard NilesVocals [Additional] – Bruce Woolley
4:45
B2 The Sound Of The Atom Splitting
Music By – Lipson*, Lowe/Tennant*, Trevor HornWords By – Tennant*
3:38

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Tracklisting and mixes are the same as 12RS 6198
The artwork for the sleeve is different though on both releases.

Durations timed, not shown on release.

Direct Metal Mastering

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5099920308063
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout stamped/etched side A): 12 R 6198 A-1U-1-1 TOWNHOUSE DMM
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout stamped/etched side B): ̶2̶2̶ 12 R 6198 B ̶A̶-2U-1-1 TOWNHOUSE DMM

Other Versions (5 of 47) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CDR 6198, 20 3080 2 Pet Shop Boys Left To My Own Devices(CD, Single) Parlophone, Parlophone CDR 6198, 20 3080 2 UK 1988 Sell This Version
14 2030806 Pet Shop Boys Left To My Own Devices(12") Parlophone 14 2030806 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
RS 6198 Pet Shop Boys Left To My Own Devices(7", Single) Parlophone RS 6198 UK 1988 Sell This Version
20 3080 2, CDR6198, CDP 560-20 3080 2 Pet Shop Boys Left To My Own Devices(CD, Maxi) Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone 20 3080 2, CDR6198, CDP 560-20 3080 2 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1988 Sell This Version
PS 107 Pet Shop Boys Left To My Own Devices(7", Single, Promo) EMI Music (South Africa) PS 107 South Africa 1989 Sell This Version

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May 31, 2005
edited over 14 years ago
When it comes to fusing brilliant compositions with satirical lyrics into an electronic combustion for dancefloor consumption, nobody tops the Pet Shop Boys. During their still-going 20 year career as the foremost in commercial electronica, the duo's status as the best of the best has never been rivalled. Like many of the greatest artists in history, they possess an immeditately recognisable sound but with the twist that they always manage to sound completely up-to-date with their current projects. The seemingly simple choice of adopting the asistance of the hottest contemporary producers enhances their status as extremely astute musicians with great ears for innovative sounds.

'Left to My Own Devices' is a track worthy of reference. This gem from 1988 utilised the studio wizadry of legendary producer Trevor Horne. Horne is notorious for spending months (and money) to complete a single record. His techniques were unorthodox, to say the least. For the string section of 'Devices', he opted to use a real orchestra to construct the piece then, in turn, used that piece as a base to construct the same notes on a synthesiser. Whether or not the final result is of greater effect really depends on your technical knowledge and your tolerance for infamous perfectionists. Overall, the entire track is a wonderful piece of "symphonic disco". It contains all the drama, energy and wit any typical PSB track should have.