Pet Shop Boys ‎– Release

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Sanctuary Records ‎– 06076-84554-2, Sanctuary Records ‎– 0607 6 84554 2 9A, Sanctuary Records ‎– 06076-84554-2A
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CD, Album
CD, Compilation, Enhanced
All Media, Limited Edition, Gray/Poppy
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1-1 Home And Dry
Engineer, Programmed By – Pete GleadallGuitar – Johnny MarrMixed By – Michael Brauer*Mixed By [Assistant] – Rick ChavarriaPercussion – Jody LinscottProducer, Performer – Pet Shop BoysWritten-By – Neil Tennant / Chris Lowe*
4:21
1-2 I Get Along
Bass Guitar – Steve WaltersEngineer, Programmed By – Pete GleadallGuitar – Johnny MarrMixed By – Michael Brauer*Mixed By [Assistant] – Rick ChavarriaPercussion – Jody LinscottProducer, Performer – Pet Shop BoysWritten-By – Neil Tennant / Chris Lowe*
5:49
1-3 Birthday Boy
Bass Guitar – Steve WaltersEngineer, Programmed By – Pete GleadallGuitar – Johnny MarrMixed By – Michael Brauer*Mixed By [Assistant] – Rick ChavarriaPercussion – Jody LinscottProducer, Performer – Pet Shop BoysWritten-By – Neil Tennant / Chris Lowe*Written-By [In The Bleak Midwinter] – Rossetti*, Darke*
6:26
1-4 London
Guitar, Bass – Little Mike (2)Keyboards – Chris ZippelMixed By – Michael Brauer*Mixed By [Assistant] – Rick ChavarriaMixed By [Premix] – Florian Richter, Kai DienerProducer, Engineer – Chris ZippelWritten-By – Chris Zippel, Neil Tennant / Chris Lowe*
3:46
1-5 E-Mail
Arranged By [Strings], Conductor [Strings] – Richard NilesEngineer, Programmed By – Pete GleadallGuitar – Johnny MarrMixed By – Michael Brauer*Mixed By [Assistant] – Rick ChavarriaOther [Spoken Idea] – Chris ZippelPercussion – Jody LinscottProducer, Performer – Pet Shop BoysRecorded By [Strings] – Mike Ross*Written-By – Neil Tennant / Chris Lowe*
3:55
1-6 The Samurai In Autumn
Engineer, Programmed By – Pete GleadallMixed By – Michael Brauer*Mixed By [Assistant] – Rick ChavarriaProducer, Performer – Pet Shop BoysWritten-By – Neil Tennant / Chris Lowe*
4:17
1-7 Love Is A Catastrophe
Engineer, Programmed By – Pete GleadallGuitar – Johnny MarrMixed By – Michael Brauer*Mixed By [Assistant] – Rick ChavarriaPercussion – Jody LinscottProducer, Performer – Pet Shop BoysWritten-By – Neil Tennant / Chris Lowe*
4:50
1-8 Here
Engineer, Programmed By – Pete GleadallMixed By – Michael Brauer*Mixed By [Assistant] – Rick ChavarriaPercussion – Jody LinscottProducer, Performer – Pet Shop BoysWritten-By – Neil Tennant / Chris Lowe*
3:15
1-9 The Night I Fell In Love
Bass Guitar – Steve WaltersEngineer, Programmed By – Pete GleadallGuitar – Johnny MarrMixed By – Michael Brauer*Mixed By [Assistant] – Rick ChavarriaPercussion – Jody LinscottProducer, Performer – Pet Shop BoysWritten-By – Neil Tennant / Chris Lowe*
5:04
1-10 You Choose
Engineer, Programmed By – Pete GleadallGuitar – Johnny MarrMixed By – Michael Brauer*Mixed By [Assistant] – Rick ChavarriaPercussion – Jody LinscottProducer, Performer – Pet Shop BoysWritten-By – Neil Tennant / Chris Lowe*
3:10
Bonus Disc
2-1 Home And Dry (Ambient Mix)
Mixed By – Pet Shop Boys, Pete GleadallProducer, Performer [Played By] – Pet Shop BoysProgrammed By – Pete GleadallWritten-By – Neil Tennant / Chris Lowe*
5:31
2-2 Sexy Northerner
Engineer, Programmed By – Pete GleadallMixed By – Pet Shop Boys, Pete GleadallProducer, Performer [Played By] – Pet Shop BoysWritten-By – Neil Tennant / Chris Lowe*
3:43
2-3 Always
Engineer, Programmed By – Pete GleadallMixed By – Michael Brauer*Mixed By [Assistant] – Rick ChavarriaPercussion – Jody LinscottProducer, Performer [Played By] – Pet Shop BoysWritten-By – Neil Tennant / Chris Lowe*
5:07
2-4 Closer To Heaven (Slow Version As On Daily Telegraph CD)
Mixed By – GoetzProducer, Performer [Played By] – Pet Shop BoysProgrammed By, Engineer – Pete GleadallWritten-By – Neil Tennant / Chris Lowe*
6:30
2-5 Nightlife
Engineer – Steven BarkanEngineer, Programmed By – Pete GleadallMixed By – GoetzProducer, Performer [Played By] – David Morales, Pet Shop BoysProgrammed By – Joey Mosk*Written-By – Neil Tennant / Chris Lowe*
3:57
2-6 Friendly Fire
Arranged By [Orchestra] – Craig ArmstrongEngineer – Andy BradfieldEngineer, Programmed By – Pete GleadallMixed By – GoetzProducer, Performer [Played By] – Craig Armstrong, Pet Shop BoysWritten-By – Neil Tennant / Chris Lowe*
3:24
2-7 Break 4 Love (US Radio Edit)
Lead Vocals – Neil TennantPerformer – The Pet Shop Boys*, Peter Rauhofer, The Collaboration (2)Producer – Peter RauhoferVocals [Spoken Male Vocal] – Thomas FrenesWritten-By – Vaughan Mason
3:29
2-8 Home And Dry (Blank & Jones Mix)
Mixed By – Pet Shop Boys, Pete GleadallProducer, Performer [Played By] – Pet Shop BoysRemix, Producer [Additional Production] – Piet Blank / Jaspa Jones*Written-By – Neil Tennant / Chris Lowe*
6:35
2-Video Home And Dry

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Notes

Disc 2 track 7 on the disc states Break 4 Love (Radio Edit) and on the artwork it states Break 4 love (US Radio Edit) at 3:33.
Both are wrong. Disc 2 track 7 is in fact Break 4 Love (UK Radio Mix) 3:28.
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US limited edition with enhanced bonus disc.
Bonus disc also contains a multimedia interface including the "Home and Dry" promo video.

White CD box with 4 different slipcases available, with the following color and embossed flower combinations:
Gray/Poppy (06076-84554-2-9A) - This pressing
Blue/Tulip (06076-84554-2-9B)
Red/Orchid (06076-84554-2-9C)
Pink/Rose (06076-84554-2-9D)

New copies come in a shrinkwrap with:
- a custom clear front sticker with white text stating "Pet Shop Boys Release".
- a custom white back sticker with black text listing the bonus CD tracks.

Recorded at Studio PSB.
Additional recording at Sony Music Studios, London.
"London" recorded at Studio Chillout, Berlin.
Mixed at Olympic Studios, London.
Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York.

"Birthday Boy"
Features a sample from The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge performing "In The Bleak Midwinter".
Used courtesy of Decca Music Group Limited.
This song contains an extract from "In The Bleak Midwinter". Courtesy of Stainer & Bell.

2-7: Produced for Unique Productions. Courtesy of Star 69 Records.
2-8 listed on disc as "2nd Trance Mix".

1-1 to 1-3, 1-5 to 2-6 & 2-8: Published by Cage Music Ltd / Sony Music Ltd
1-4: Published by Cage Music Ltd/Sony Music Ltd/Copyright Control
2-7: Published by Funky Feet Publishing

℗ 2002 the copyright in this sound recording is owned by PSBP Ltd under exclusive licence to Sanctuary Records Group
© 2002 PSBP Ltd.
The label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.
© 2002 PSBP Ltd.
Sanctuary Records, A Division of Sanctuary Records Group
Manufactured and Distributed in the United States by BMG Distribution, a unit of BMG Entertainment.
Made in the U.S.A.

Cat# on booklet and inlay sheet: 06076-84554-2
Cat# on slip cover: 0607 6 84554 2 9A
Cat# on discs: 06076-84554-2A

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 60768 45542 9
  • Barcode (String): 060768455429
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1 - Mirrored): L388 1189 06076845532 D20322-26 A
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2 - Mirrored): L388 1189 06076845542 D20403-11 M
  • Mould SID Code (CD1 & CD2): IFPI 6100

Other Versions (5 of 60) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
538 1502, 7243 5 38150 2 8, 7243 5381502 8, 7243-5 Pet Shop Boys Release(CD, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone 538 1502, 7243 5 38150 2 8, 7243 5381502 8, 7243-5 UK & Europe 2002 Sell This Version
none Pet Shop Boys Release(CDr, Album, Promo) Sanctuary Records none US 2002 Sell This Version
PSB1 Pet Shop Boys Release(CDr, Album, Promo) EMI PSB1 Australia 2002 Sell This Version
TOCP 65977 Pet Shop Boys Release(Cass, Album, Promo) EMI TOCP 65977 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
none Pet Shop Boys Release(CD, Album, Unofficial) Parlophone (2) none Russia 2002 Sell This Version

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grantc

grantc

September 16, 2008
I don't agree with the previous reviewer that this is a boring album, neither is it a failure. I think this is probably (after "Very") the most cohesive PSB album. It's not one you want to play when you need happy music - it's relentlessly downbeat, and the final track, "You Choose", is crushing. At the time of its release this was also the best-sounding of PSB's albums - very clean-sounding, with spacious acoustic guitars and a very subtle electronic sheen. Their recent "Fundamental" album further refines this aesthetic, but continued improvements in mastering and production have certainly made the Pets sound better than ever. Ok, I don't play this album in its entirety very often (there's just too much other music to hear!), but at least half this album contains some very beautiful songs: "London", "E-mail", "Samurai", "Here", "You Choose". Give it a spin sometime on a good system.
ledjfab

ledjfab

March 3, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
"The Pet Shop Boys are not officially allowed to rock." once said Neil Tennant. "I don't like rock n roll." once said Chris Lowe in a song called "Paninaro". With this "Release", the Pet Shop Boys broke their words, exploring Pop Rock and leaving their Electronic roots on the side of the road. After the making of their musical "Closer To Heaven", it seems they got tired and this is the result: it all starts with "Home And Dry": horrible keyboards sounds, standard supermarket beats, and terrible video for the song where a camera follow a couple of rats in the London subway. The Beatlesque "I Get Along" is not bad in itself, but the video is an obvious attempt to redo "Being Boring". "Birthday Boy" and "Love Is A Catastrophe" are probably the weakest songs on this opus. Slow, painful, without any irony or subtility. What a incomfortable feeling when, while on tour, they perform this after a couple of uptempo classics. "E-Mail" and "Samuraï In Automn" are very good on the other hand. "E-Mail" uses a fat Hip Hop beat and a nice orchestra while "Samuraï" is a "Relentless" soundalike Techno track, expressing their thoughts after bitter critics during the "Nightlife" tour. The humor of "The Night I Fell In Love" falls flat after a few listen, and the naive melody is just annoying. "London"'s got some horrible vocoder used on Neil Tennant's voice. Very fashionable after it got over used by Cher and Kid Rock. In all, "Release" is a boring album and it is certainly one of the biggest failure in the Boys career. This 2XCD edition is interesting for the extras. The Electro Mix of "Home And Dry" sounds a lot more better than the original. "Sexy Northerner" should have been on the album and released as a single, but again it didn't happen. "Nightlife", co-produced by David Morales and dropped from the precedent album, is very well done too.