Pet Shop Boys ‎– Single Bilingual

Parlophone ‎– CDRS 6452, Parlophone ‎– 7243 8 83452 2 4
CD, Single, CD1

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1 Single-Bilingual
Drums, Percussion – SheBoomEngineer, Mixed By – Bob KraushaarProgrammed By – Pete GleadallVocals [Additional] – Davide Giovannini, Joseph De Jesus, Lino Rocha, Weston Foster
2 Discoteca (New Version)
Engineer, Mixed By – Pete SchwierProgrammed By – Pete GleadallVocals [Additional] – Davide Giovannini, Joseph De Jesus, Katie Kissoon, Lino Rocha, Weston Foster
3 The Calm Before The Storm
Engineer, Mixed By – Bob Kraushaar
4 Discoteca (Trouser Enthusiasts' Adventures Beyond The Stellar Empire Mix)
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Trouser Enthusiasts

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Released in a J-card case with tracing paper insert.
Comes with a circular CD-sized card to request information on Pet Shop Boys.

Published by Cage Music Ltd/EMI 10 Music Ltd.

Track 4 remix and additional production by Trouser Enthusiasts for Contagious/Alchemy Management. Recorded and mixed at Amen Studios.

℗ 1996 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Pet Shop Boys Partnership Ltd under exclusive licence to EMI Records Ltd. © 1996 Pet Shop Boys Partnership Ltd.

CDRS 6452 cat # and barcode only appear on sticker affixed on jewel case.

Artist and title given as:
PetShopBoys CD One Single Bilingual on front / CD 1 Pet Shop Boys Single on tracing-paper J-card spine / PetShopBoys Single CD One on disc.

Marketed and distributed by EMI.

Sleeve sticker: Printed in UK
Disc: Made in the UK

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text On Front Sticker): 7 24388 34522 4
  • Barcode (String): 724388345224
  • Matrix / Runout: 883452 2 . 2:1:11 EMI SWINDON
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L041
  • Mould SID Code: ifpi 1430
  • Label Code: LC 0299
  • Rights Society: bel BIEM
  • Price Code (On sticker - F): PM 515
  • Price Code (On Sticker - I): none

Other Versions (5 of 11) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TCR6452, 7243 883452 4 8 Pet Shop Boys Single-Bilingual(Cass, Single) Parlophone, Parlophone TCR6452, 7243 883452 4 8 UK 1996 Sell This Version
7243 8 83452 2 4, CDRS 6452 Pet Shop Boys Single Bilingual(CD, Maxi, CD1) Parlophone, Parlophone 7243 8 83452 2 4, CDRS 6452 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
7243 883451 2 5 Pet Shop Boys Single Bilingual(CD, Single, Car) Parlophone 7243 883451 2 5 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
none Pet Shop Boys Single Bilingual(VHS, Single, Promo, PAL) Parlophone none UK 1996 Sell This Version
12RDJX 6452 Pet Shop Boys Is There A Disco Near Here? = ¿Hay Una Discoteca Por Acqui? / Single Bilingual(12", MP, Promo) Parlophone 12RDJX 6452 UK 1996 Sell This Version


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October 18, 2016
Although I'm not a big fan of the album "Bilingual" as I've already wrote before, I love the track "Discoteca" which would have made more sense as a single than err the actual single "Single-Bilingual". "Discoteca" is with "Up Against It" the only 2 tracks I actually like on that album.

But the album version of "Discoteca" is much better than all the remixes and single remixes tried by the PSB and their remixers. The album version is the best. Its only problem is that it's just a little bit too long. A little bit shortened and not segued into "Single" of course, it would have made a terrific song for single release.

Chris Lowe himself admited in the booklet of the double-pack CD release "Further Listening" of the album "Bilingual" that PSB probably chose the wrong singles. Yeah, you've got that right, mister. That's exactly what I think too.


December 27, 2004
edited over 14 years ago

Hmm, SINGLE-BILINGUAL (as a stand-alone track) isn't the most scintillating that the Pet Shop Boys have done. "Discoteca" is more interesting, putting the Spanish-lite vocals and Spanish-tinged rhythms to better use. Still, the track doesn't quite come all together. "The Calm Before the Storm" is more typical and put-together: gentle vocals, pretty arrangements. Interestingly, the Trouser Enthusiasts' take on "Discoteca" actually puts the disco back into the track, improving it.