Pet Shop Boys ‎– Nightlife

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Nightlife is the seventh studio album by Pet Shop Boys, released on 8 October 1999 in the UK.
The album contains three songs that would make it into the Closer To Heaven (Original Cast Recording) musical ("Closer To Heaven", "Vampires", "In Denial").
The album was released as a 2-disc set in the USA (Nightlife), the bonus disc including B-sides and remixes from the first two singles.
It was re-released in 2017 with a bonus disc of material as part of the second installment of the Further Listening series.

Singles from the album:
I Don't Know What You Want But I Can't Give It Any More
New York City Boy
You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk

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Studio albums:
Bilingual >>>> Nightlife >>>> Release
Full-length releases:
Bilingual >>>> Nightlife >>>> Closer To Heaven (Original Cast Recording)

Tracklist

For Your Own Good 5:13
Closer To Heaven 4:06
I Don't Know What You Want But I Can't Give It Any More 5:09
Happiness Is An Option 3:48
You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk 3:11
Vampires 4:43
Radiophonic 3:31
The Only One 4:21
Boy Strange 5:09
In Denial 3:20
New York City Boy 5:15
Footsteps 4:16

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7243 5 21857 2 6 Pet Shop Boys Nightlife(CD, Album) Parlophone 7243 5 21857 2 6 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
7243 5 29607 5 7, 70025 Pet Shop Boys Nightlfe(CD, Album, Unofficial) BMG Hong Kong Limited (2), Sony Music (2) 7243 5 29607 5 7, 70025 Hong Kong 1999 Sell This Version
7243 5 23064 2 8, ZPB10933 Pet Shop Boys Nightlife + Bonus Tracks(CD, Album, Unofficial) Parlophone (2), Invisible Halahup 7243 5 23064 2 8, ZPB10933 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
CDPCSJ(WF)7208 Pet Shop Boys Nightlife(CD, Album) Parlophone CDPCSJ(WF)7208 South Africa 1999 Sell This Version
5 21857 2 Pet Shop Boys Nightlife(CD, Album) EMI 5 21857 2 Brazil 1999 Sell This Version
7243 5 21857 2 6 Pet Shop Boys Nightlife(CD, Album) Parlophone 7243 5 21857 2 6 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
724352306428 Pet Shop Boys Nightlife(CD, Album) EMI 724352306428 Taiwan 1999 Sell This Version
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31086-2 Pet Shop Boys Nightlife(CD, Album) Sire, Parlophone 31086-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
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35012-2 Pet Shop Boys Nightlife(CD, Album + CD, Comp + Ltd) Parlophone, Sire 35012-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
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7243 5 21857 2 6 Pet Shop Boys Nightlife(CD, Album, Unofficial) Parlophone (2) 7243 5 21857 2 6 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
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PSB-N-KV168 Pet Shop Boys Nightlife(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Pet Shop Boys) PSB-N-KV168 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
none Pet Shop Boys Nightlife(CD-ROM, B/card, Ltd, Promo) Sire none US 1999 Sell This Version
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inadream

inadream

April 11, 2020
edited 6 months ago
referencing Nightlife, CD, Album, 7243 5 21857 2 6
Songs I like: For Your Own Good (only due to Rollo's production). In Denial (beautiful).
I know it's subjective, but I was very surprised by not liking anything else on this much. I didn't find it as terrible as others here, but it was all just.... uninteresting for me.
Pacalo

Pacalo

December 6, 2019
referencing Nightlife, CD, Album + VCD, 7243 5 21857 2 6

All the three videos included here have a "daytime" and a "nightime" version, and the versions included on this VCD are the slightly alternative versions compared with the videos from the PopArt DVD. So unique and rare versions, not available on any other official release.
ehli

ehli

July 24, 2018
referencing Nightlife, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 0190295944056
Is that Kylie Minogue in In Denial?
There is no info. I think she is the Voice in B4.
broderz

broderz

October 17, 2017
referencing To Be Confirmed, CDr, Album, Promo, none
Pre-title Nightlife in-house studio CDR tester. Official item that should be unblocked from the marketplace.
bergell

bergell

August 13, 2017
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Nightlife, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 0190295944056

Word of warning: if you're the kind of person who likes your records to come with a CD/download code, this (as well as the rereleases of Release and Fundamental, presumably) doesn't come with one.
alphagrade

alphagrade

August 1, 2017
referencing Nightlife, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 0190295944056

Impressive remaster on vinyl, crisp vocals and a very clean pressing. The bass drum on album opener 'For Your Own Good' grabs your attention immediately and this remaster is very skilfully done, Tennant's vocals are remarkably clear and have been brought to the front of the mix. Nightlife was the last PSB album I bought and I thought it was a bit of a mess back in 1999, but hearing it tonight, I can't help but think that the album has aged remarkably well. It's a solid collection of tunes bar a few tracks towards the end (Footsteps is a bizarre inclusion when the Pet's had far better b-sides from this period) but 'The Only One', 'Radiophonic' and 'Boy Strange' are far better album tracks than I previously thought way back in 1999 - post millennium PSB tension perhaps?
This remaster is highly recommended.
cdrx

cdrx

October 1, 2016
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Nightlife, CD, Album, 7243 5 21857 2 6
The PSB album with the most cringeworthy songs by far. Which is too bad, because things start off nicely. While there may not be too much substance to For Your Own Good and Closer To Heaven, they set the scene perfectly: the following I Don't Know What You Want is essential PSB. A foreshadowing (Happiness Is An Option) hits the brakes but Drunk comes to the rescue. Arguably their last ever effortless ballad. The rehashing of an old b-side (Vampire aka I Get Excited) signals a new low, but after the nice if fluffy Radiophonic things go downhill so fast that I prefer not name names. 3/5 (solely on the strength of IDK and Drunk and because it's the Pet Shop Boys, really)
Guill

Guill

August 17, 2014
referencing Nightlife, CD, Album, 7243 5 21857 2 6
And the last good single put out by the duo "I Don't Know What You Want But I Can't Give It Any More".
Well, all good things come to an end.
scoobiest

scoobiest

January 19, 2012
referencing Nightlife, CD, Album, 7243 5 21857 2 6
I felt extremely betrayed by this album. Up to 1999, I had at least liked virtually every PSB song; most of them I loved. There are maybe two songs on this album that I can stomach. The production credits for Craig Armstrong explain things a little, but where did this come from? "Vampires" and "Footsteps" are two of the worst songs I've ever heard, in any genre. I hoped that this would be a one-off slip into banality. Sadly, they never recovered.
isolationist

isolationist

November 8, 2004
edited over 16 years ago
referencing Nightlife, CD, Album, 7243 5 21857 2 6

It looks like Nightlife hasn't got much cred with the discogers. However, it is honestly a smooth luscious record! Even if you are into Boards of Canada, Aphex or Autechre, one spin of this record will have you jammin', albeit in the privacy of your bedroom!