Pet Shop Boys ‎– So Hard (The KLF vs Pet Shop Boys)

Parlophone ‎– 560-20 4092 2, Parlophone ‎– CDP 560-20 4092 2
CD, Maxi-Single

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1 So Hard (The KLF Versus Pet Shop Boys)
Producer [Original Track Produced By] – Harold Faltermeyer, Pet Shop Boys
2 It Must Be Obvious (UFO Mix)
Producer [Original Track Produced By] – Pet Shop Boys

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Released in a J-card case.

"It Must Be Obvious" recorded live at Trancentral.

Published by Cage Music Ltd/10 Music Ltd.

Title on spine: "So Hard (Remix)"

Sleeve bears the catalog number for the UK 12" release: "12rx 6269". This is part of the graphic design carried over from the UK 12" release, and should not be considered a valid catalog number for this release.

℗ The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Pet Shop Boys Partnership under exclusive licence to EMI Records Ltd.
℗ & © 1990 Pet Shop Boys Partnership under exclusive licence to EMI Records Ltd.

Made in Germany

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 099920 409227
  • Barcode (String): 5099920409227
  • Matrix / Runout: SONOPRESS D-7715/2040922 A 2
  • Label Code: LC 0299
  • Rights Society: BIEM/GEMA

Other Versions (5 of 43) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
r6269, 2040627 Pet Shop Boys So Hard(7", Single, Red) Parlophone, Parlophone r6269, 2040627 UK 1990 Sell This Version
CDR 6269, 2040622 Pet Shop Boys So Hard(CD, Single) Parlophone, Parlophone CDR 6269, 2040622 UK 1990 Sell This Version
14 2040626 Pet Shop Boys So Hard(12") EMI 14 2040626 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
052-2040926, 052 20 4092 6 Pet Shop Boys So Hard (The KLF Vs Pet Shop Boys)(12") EMI, EMI 052-2040926, 052 20 4092 6 Spain 1990 Sell This Version
4JM-50329 Pet Shop Boys So Hard(Cass, Single) EMI USA 4JM-50329 US 1990 Sell This Version



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November 11, 2006
edited over 11 years ago

Track 1 is an understated dance number which still sounds relevant today. Steady and thumping beats set to the unmistakable voice of Neil Tennant. Save for his refrain "We make it so hard" (lifted off the original lyrics, which for sure is a deliberate double-entre), the original version is unrecognisable.

Track 2, on the other hand, is neither for the clubs nor home relaxation. The song "It Must Be Obvious" is interferred by sounds of spacecrafts, control stations, beeps, outer space transmissions, roars of take-offs, etc. Strange.