Pet Shop Boys ‎– West End Girls

Label:
ZYX Records ‎– 5154
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Maxi-Single, Second ZYX Issue
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A West End Girls
Written-By – M. Tennant - L. Lowe*
5:00
B Pet Shop Boys
Written-By – B. Orlando*, Tennant - Lowe*
5:10

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Notes

"Original-Hit-Version" printed on cover in an orange sector.

Sabam T.M.
Produced for Nunzio Brocheno Prod. Ltd.
Published by CBS Inc.

Also available on Zyx Rec single 1099

2nd issue of release with the same catalog number.
This edition has a different mix on A side. It is edit version of A side release in 1984.

Also released on Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls (Original-Hit-Version) with a different cover design.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Label Code: LC 6350
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout groove side A): ZYX-5154/Aᵛ
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout groove side B): IP ZYX-5154/B et

Other Versions (5 of 30) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TA 4292 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls(12", Single) Epic TA 4292 UK 1984 Sell This Version
ZYX 5391 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls '86(12", Maxi, RE) ZYX Records ZYX 5391 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
1192 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls '86(7", Single) ZYX Records 1192 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
5154 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls (Extended Mix)(12", Single, Fir) ZYX Records 5154 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
CHAN. 12 - 19, 12/19 Pet Shop Boys West End Girls (Extended Mix)(12", Single) ChanneL Records, ChanneL Records CHAN. 12 - 19, 12/19 Benelux 1984 Sell This Version

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June 7, 2005
edited over 12 years ago

The original recording and mix of West End Girls is clearly rougher and more direct than the Parlophone version still present in the airwaves around the globe today. To me, the Bobby Orlando original sounds just a little bit too lazy, with the guitar coming in towards the end sounding that much out of tune that it even hurts an ear quite used to disharmonic music as mine.
The reason why I own this 12” is definitely its B-side, a ‘theme’ song which turned out to be totally atypical for the Pet Shop Boys, yet remains one of their greatest dancefloor tunes, and here the roughness of the sound is appreciated! It’s at relatively slow speed but has a driving electro hip hop beat; the vocals are rudimentary, heavily vocoded and combined with sampled shrieks and noises. Italo-disco and electro funk influences stick out.