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Pet Shop BoysWest End Girls

Genre:Electronic
Style:Synth-pop
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West End Girls4:10
Pet Shop Boys5:10

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Notes

The editions here comprise the releases using the Bobby Orlando produced original version of "West End Girls". It was a minor club hit when first released on Epic and indie labels in April 1984. The track was also blended with a cover of Corey Hart's "Sunglasses At Night" to create the medley "West End - Sunglasses". The original production's success was eclipsed by the fully re-recorded, Stephen Hague produced version, first released in October 1985, on Parlophone and other EMI related labels. That version (see West End Girls) became a global chart topping hit in late '85 and early '86. Remixes and reissues of the Orlando production followed, notably in 1986 and 1992. See also: One More Chance / West End Girls and West End Girls / Get Up Off Of That Thing.

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    Cover of West End Girls (Extended Mix), 1984, VinylWest End Girls (Extended Mix)
    12", 45 RPM, Maxi-Single, Stereo
    First ZYX Issue
    ZYX Records – 5154Germany1984Germany1984
    Recently Edited
    Cover of West End Girls (Extended Mix), 1984, VinylWest End Girls (Extended Mix)
    12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single
    ChanneL Records – CHAN. 12 - 19, ChanneL Records – 12/19Benelux1984Benelux1984
    Recently Edited
    Cover of West End Girls, 1984-04-09, VinylWest End Girls
    7", Single
    Epic – A 4292UK1984UK1984
    Recently Edited
    Cover of West End Girls, 1984-04-09, VinylWest End Girls
    12", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
    Epic – TA 4292UK1984UK1984
    Recently Edited
    Cover of West End Girls, 1984-04-09, VinylWest End Girls
    7", 45 RPM, Single
    ZYX Records – 1099, ZYX Records – zyx rec 1099Germany1984Germany1984
    Recently Edited
    Cover of West End Girls, 1984-04-09, VinylWest End Girls
    7", 45 RPM
    ChanneL Records – Chan. 45-19, ChanneL Records – 45/19Benelux1984Benelux1984
    Recently Edited
    Cover of West End Girls, 1984, VinylWest End Girls
    7", Single, 45 RPM
    Bronze Injection Labels
    Jonathan – ATO 27042France1984France1984
    Cover of West End Girls, 1984, VinylWest End Girls
    12", 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
    Second ZYX Issue
    ZYX Records – 5154Germany1984Germany1984
    Cover of West End Girls, 1984-04-09, VinylWest End Girls
    7", Promo
    Epic – A 4292UK1984UK1984
    Recently Edited
    Cover of West End Girls, 1984-04-09, VinylWest End Girls
    7", 45 RPM, Stereo
    Power Records (7) – PX7-004Canada1984Canada1984
    Recently Edited
    Cover of West End Girls, 1984, VinylWest End Girls
    12", Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
    Jonathan – ATO 12-27042France1984France1984
    Cover of West End Girls, 1984, VinylWest End Girls
    12", 45 RPM, Single
    Power Records (7) – PXD 023Canada1984Canada1984
    Recently Edited
    Cover of West End Girls, 1984-04-09, VinylWest End Girls
    7", 45 RPM, Single, Repress
    ZYX Records – 1099, ZYX Records – zyx rec 1099Germany1984Germany1984
    Recently Edited
    Cover of West End Girls, 1984-04-09, VinylWest End Girls
    12", Single, 45 RPM
    Epic – TA 4292UK1984UK1984
    Recently Edited
    Cover of West End Girls (Extended Mix), 1984, VinylWest End Girls (Extended Mix)
    12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single, Misprint
    ChanneL Records – CHAN. 12-19, ChanneL Records – 12/19Benelux1984Benelux1984
    Cover of West End Girls, 1984-04-09, VinylWest End Girls
    7", 45 RPM, Single, Repress, Stereo
    ZYX Records – 1099Germany1984Germany1984
    Cover of West End Girls, 1984-04-09, VinylWest End Girls
    7", 45 RPM, Single
    ZYX Records – 1099, ZYX Records – zyx rec 1099Germany1984Germany1984
    Cover of West End Girls, 1984, VinylWest End Girls
    12", 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
    ZYX Records – 5154Germany1984Germany1984
    New Submission
    Cover of West End Girls, 1984-04-09, VinylWest End Girls
    7", Single
    Injection moulded labels
    Epic – A 4292UK1984UK1984
    New Submission
    Cover of West End Girls, 1984, VinylWest End Girls
    7", 45 RPM
    Silver Injection Labels
    Jonathan – ATO 27042France1984France1984
    Cover of West End Girls, 1984-09-10, VinylWest End Girls
    12", 45 RPM, Maxi-Single, Test Pressing
    Jonathan – ATO 12-27042France1984France1984
    New Submission
    Cover of West End Girls '86 (Remix '86), 1986, VinylWest End Girls '86 (Remix '86)
    7", 45 RPM, Single
    ZYX Records – 1192Germany1986Germany1986
    Recently Edited
    Cover of West End Girls '86, 1986, VinylWest End Girls '86
    12", 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
    ZYX Records – 5391, ZYX Records – ZYX 5391Germany1986Germany1986
    Recently Edited
    Cover of West End Girls '86, 1986, VinylWest End Girls '86
    12", 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
    ZYX Records – ZYX 5391Germany1986Germany1986
    Recently Edited
    Cover of West End Girls '86, 1986, VinylWest End Girls '86
    12", 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
    ZYX Records – 5391, ZYX Records – ZYX 5391Germany1986Germany1986
    New Submission
    Cover of West End Girls (Remix '86), 1986, VinylWest End Girls (Remix '86)
    12", 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
    ZYX Records – ZYX 5391Germany1986Germany1986
    New Submission
    Cover of West End Girls (Mixes), 1992, CDWest End Girls (Mixes)
    CD, Maxi-Single
    ZYX Music – ZYX 20227-2Germany1992Germany1992
    Recently Edited
    Cover of West End Girls (Mixes), 1992, CDWest End Girls (Mixes)
    CD, Maxi-Single
    Europroduction – EMG 20227-2, ZYX Music – ZYX 20227-2Germany, Austria, & Switzerland1992Germany, Austria, & Switzerland1992
    Cover of West End Girls (Mixes), 1992, CDWest End Girls (Mixes)
    CD, Maxi-Single
    ZYX Music – ZYX 20227-2Germany1992Germany1992
    New Submission
    Cover of West End Girls, 1995-02-13, CDWest End Girls
    CD, Maxi-Single, Reissue
    ZYX Music – GDC 2020-8Germany1995Germany1995
    Cover of West End Girls, 1995-02-13, CDWest End Girls
    CD, Maxi-Single, Reissue
    reflective disc
    ZYX Music – GDC 2020-8Germany1995Germany1995
    New Submission
    Cover of West End Girls, 1995-02-13, CDWest End Girls
    CD, Maxi-Single, Reissue
    White Disc
    ZYX Music – GDC 2020-8Germany1995Germany1995
    New Submission
    Cover of West End Girls, 2001, CDWest End Girls
    CD, Maxi-Single, Reissue
    ZYX Music – GDC 2020-8Germany2001Germany2001
    Recently Edited
    Cover of West End Girls (Ben Liebrand 9 Course Suite), 2020-11-06, FileWest End Girls (Ben Liebrand 9 Course Suite)
    File, MP3
    320 kbps
    High Fashion Music – HFM131220202020
    New Submission
    Cover of West End Girls (Ben Liebrand 9 Course Suite), 2020-11-06, FileWest End Girls (Ben Liebrand 9 Course Suite)
    File, WAV
    High Fashion Music – HFM131220202020
    New Submission
    Cover of West End Girls '86, , VinylWest End Girls '86
    12", Maxi-Single, 45 RPM, Reissue
    ZYX Records – ZYX 5391GermanyGermany
    New Submission
    Cover of West End Girls, , FileWest End Girls
    3×File, WAV
    High Fashion Music – HFM 1028NetherlandsNetherlands
    New Submission
    Cover of West End Girls (Mixes), , CDWest End Girls (Mixes)
    CD, Maxi-Single, Reissue
    ZYX Music – ZYX 20227-2GermanyGermany
    New Submission
    • ivomarkota's avatar
      ivomarkota
      what happened to the release? announced a year ago, still not aviable :(

      • Soundjogg's avatar
        Soundjogg
        The one and only original version of West End Girls. Highlight of Pet Shop Boys
        • msteegh's avatar
          msteegh
          For me the only real version of West End Girls - and one and a half year earlier than the version that got famous. But of course you can't argue about taste (I guess a lot of people don't/didn't know the original - this - version.
          • vinyloncd's avatar
            vinyloncd
            Wow! What a remix! No matter what Ben is touching - it's getting a bomb :o))
            His work was already legendary, but now I assume he is a god! Thanks Ben! Great work
            • sfreire's avatar
              sfreire
              This is where it all started. Great B-side, experimental but still good. Shame it wasn't included in "Alternative", because the PSB don't own the rights to it -- Bobby Orlando does.
              • FunkyBeak's avatar
                FunkyBeak
                For anyone looking for the full length Bobby 'O' mix of West End Girls on CD, note that every CD out there that has it is sourced from vinyl. The master no longer exists unfortunately, and was never transferred to digital before it got lost :((

                By far the best sounding of all vinyl transferred versions can be found on this CD set.
                • juliancwl's avatar
                  juliancwl
                  Be aware this isn't an extended version of the atmospheric original but a electro-styled remix...
                  • rapjazzcat's avatar
                    rapjazzcat
                    This is either a weird bootleg remix, or something that was scraped off the cutting room floor and released for more coke money. Either way, it sounds... unfinished. I just bought this 12" in a junk shop and felt compelled to research it.
                    • Mrmilano's avatar
                      Mrmilano
                      I have a USA edition catalog # V-19206 EMI America.... this is not listed in the release master list.
                      • ddp01's avatar
                        ddp01
                        Edited 9 years ago
                        Being an avid 80's fan, especially any 12" Single Mixes and Remixes, Pet Shop Boys to me were the best thing that I heard as I grew up through that decade. In the mid-to-late 90's, I admittedly went off the pop duo as my music tastes changed and I started to appreciate the great classics like Pink Floyd, Genesis, Queen and other soft-rock bands from the 70's and 80's. The duo's early 90's stuff was OK, but I felt that they were heavily going down the road of the techno / electronica genre, especially when it came to their 12" Mixes and Remixes, which I honestly can't stand. Yet when it comes to their 80's music, then I'm still hooked every time, even against other great classic 80's bands that I like, such as Depeche Mode, Ultravox, Duran Duran and Erasure to name but a few. Call it what you like, nostalgia, personal bias, whatever, but as far as I'm concerned that was when they were at their prime.

                        This is why a purchased this rare Remix CD Maxi Single of Pet Shop Boys' "West End Girls", although I admit that they are 90's Remixes. My reason for this is that to the best of my knowledge I now have all the Remixes of this classic song, from the original 1984 12" Mixes, through to the commercially popular 1986 Mixes (the Dance Mix, the Shep Pettibone Mastermixes, and the Limited Edition 10" Single Mix), which I have all on CD audio quality format.

                        Now this CD compilation of the Montreal Mixes created by the original producer of the 1984 Versions, Bobby Orlando, has been added to my collection. These Mixes are very House style themed, but they are worth a listen, and more importantly if you are a collector of Pet Shop Boys, or great 12" Single Mixes and Remixes in general from the 80's (OK... and the early 90's) that are hard to find on CD format, then this should be part of your collection.

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