Pet Shop Boys ‎– Very

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Very is Pet Shop Boys' first album to reach number one in the UK albums chart.
The release campaign was characterised by unusual CD editions packaging, described by Chris Lowe as an attempt to "make the actual [CD] box the cover". Each of the special CD packages cost Neil and Chris forty pence, which was deducted from their royalties.
A limited edition (reportedly limited to 15,000 copies), Very Relentless, included a bonus six-track album of mainly instrumental tracks.

Please also note Album Snippets, a Very sampler listed apart from this master release in accordance with the database guidelines.

Versions (126)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7 89721 2, 0777 7 89721 2 9, CDPCSD 143 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album, Ora) Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone 7 89721 2, 0777 7 89721 2 9, CDPCSD 143 UK 1993 Sell This Version
PCSD 143 Pet Shop Boys Very = Muy(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic, Unofficial) Parlophone (2) PCSD 143 UK 1993 Sell This Version
DM 0177 Pet Shop Boys Very Pet Shop Boys(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Dynamic Music DM 0177 Poland 1993 Sell This Version
CDPCSDX 143, 7243 8 27010 2 6 Pet Shop Boys Very Relentless(CD, Album + CD, Album + Ltd) Parlophone, Parlophone CDPCSDX 143, 7243 8 27010 2 6 UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
CDPCSDX 143, 7243 8 27010 2 6 Pet Shop Boys Very Relentless(CD, Album + CD, Album + Ltd) Parlophone, Parlophone CDPCSDX 143, 7243 8 27010 2 6 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
CDPCSDX 143, 7243 8 27010 2 6 Pet Shop Boys Very Relentless(CD, Album + CD, Album + Ltd) Parlophone, Parlophone CDPCSDX 143, 7243 8 27010 2 6 UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
CDEMCJ (IWF) 5509 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album) EMI CDEMCJ (IWF) 5509 South Africa 1993 Sell This Version
0777 7 89721 2 9 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album) Parlophone 0777 7 89721 2 9 Italy 1993 Sell This Version
TOCP-8065 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album) EMI TOCP-8065 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
7243 8 28160 2 7 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album) Parlophone 7243 8 28160 2 7 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
789721 2 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album) EMI 789721 2 Brazil 1993 Sell This Version
CDP-589721 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album, Club, Ora) EMI Records USA CDP-589721 US 1993 Sell This Version
CDP 589721 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album, Club, Ora) EMI Records USA CDP 589721 US 1993 Sell This Version
CDP-589721 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album, Club, Ora) EMI Records USA CDP-589721 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
TOCP-8065 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album, Ltd, S/Edition, Ora) EMI TOCP-8065 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
7 89721 2, 0777 7 89721 2 9, CDPCSD 143 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album, Ora) Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone 7 89721 2, 0777 7 89721 2 9, CDPCSD 143 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
7 89721 2, 0777 7 89721 2 9, CDPCSD 143 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album, Ora) Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone 7 89721 2, 0777 7 89721 2 9, CDPCSD 143 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
E2 0777 7 89721 2 9 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album, Ora) EMI Music Canada, Parlophone E2 0777 7 89721 2 9 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
072 7 789721 2 9 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album, Ora) Parlophone 072 7 789721 2 9 Italy 1993 Sell This Version
CDPCSD 143, 0777 7 89721 2 9 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album, Ora) Parlophone, Parlophone CDPCSD 143, 0777 7 89721 2 9 UK 1993 Sell This Version
CDPCSD 143 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album, Ora) EMI Music Mexico, S.A. De C.V. CDPCSD 143 Mexico 1993 Sell This Version
7777 89721 2, 777 7 89721 2 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album, Ora) Capitol Records, EMI 7777 89721 2, 777 7 89721 2 US 1993 Sell This Version
0777 7 89721 2 9, 0777 7 89721 29, CDPCSD 143 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album, Ora) Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone 0777 7 89721 2 9, 0777 7 89721 29, CDPCSD 143 Italy 1993 Sell This Version
0777 7 89721 2 9, CDPCSD 143 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album, Ora) Parlophone, Parlophone 0777 7 89721 2 9, CDPCSD 143 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
0777 7 89721 2 9, CDPCSD 143 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album, Ora) Parlophone, Parlophone 0777 7 89721 2 9, CDPCSD 143 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
CDPCSD 143, 0777 7 89721 2 9, 7 89721 2 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album, Ora) Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone CDPCSD 143, 0777 7 89721 2 9, 7 89721 2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
TOCP-8065 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album, Promo, Ora) EMI TOCP-8065 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
E2-89721, 0777 7 89721 2 9 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album, S/Edition, Ora) EMI Records USA, EMI Records USA E2-89721, 0777 7 89721 2 9 US 1993 Sell This Version
0777 7 89721 4 3, TCPCSD 143, none Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass) Virgin, Dyna EMI, Parlophone 0777 7 89721 4 3, TCPCSD 143, none Philippines 1993 Sell This Version
TCPCSD 143, 7 89721 4 Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone, Stallions Records TCPCSD 143, 7 89721 4 Saudi Arabia 1993 Sell This Version
TCPCSD 143, 0777 7 89721 4 3 Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone TCPCSD 143, 0777 7 89721 4 3 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
0777-7-89721-1 Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album) EMI America 0777-7-89721-1 US 1993 Sell This Version
FE 020402 Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album) EMI FE 020402 Peru 1993 Sell This Version
0077778972143 Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album) EMI 0077778972143 Malaysia 1993 Sell This Version
TCPCSD 143, 0777 7 89721 4 3, 7897214 Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone TCPCSD 143, 0777 7 89721 4 3, 7897214 UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
TC-PCSD 143, TCPCSD 143, 0777 7 89721 4 3 Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone TC-PCSD 143, TCPCSD 143, 0777 7 89721 4 3 Greece 1993 Sell This Version
TC 789721-4 Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album) Parlophone TC 789721-4 Indonesia 1993 Sell This Version
E - 70269, E-CTE 70269 Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album) EMI, EMI E - 70269, E-CTE 70269 Bolivia 1993 Sell This Version
E4 89721, E4 0 7777 89721 4 3 Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album) Parlophone, EMI Music Canada E4 89721, E4 0 7777 89721 4 3 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
274 7897214 Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album) Parlophone 274 7897214 Spain 1993 Sell This Version
STCS PCSD 143 Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album) EMI STCS PCSD 143 India 1993 Sell This Version
21001568 Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album) EMI 21001568 Colombia 1993 Sell This Version
0 777 7 89721 4 3, 25234 Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone 0 777 7 89721 4 3, 25234 Venezuela 1993 Sell This Version
TCP 2667 Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album) Parlophone TCP 2667 Turkey 1993 Sell This Version
0777 7 89721 4 3, 7 89721 4, TCPCSD 143 Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone 0777 7 89721 4 3, 7 89721 4, TCPCSD 143 UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
108087 Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album) EMI, Parlophone 108087 Chile 1993 Sell This Version
CJ 7 89721 4, 7 89721 4 Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone CJ 7 89721 4, 7 89721 4 Argentina 1993 Sell This Version
E4-589721 Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album, Club) ERG E4-589721 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
E4-589721 Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album, Club, CRC) EMI Records USA E4-589721 US 1993 Sell This Version
none Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album, Promo) EMI Records USA none US 1993 Sell This Version
SPRO 778 Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album, Promo) EMI Music Canada SPRO 778 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
4PRO-89721 Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album, Promo) EMI Records USA 4PRO-89721 US 1993 Sell This Version
none Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album, Promo) EMI none US 1993 Sell This Version
0481 Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album, Unofficial) DIO Records 0481 Poland 1993 Sell This Version
mg 1-105 Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) mg 1-105 Poland 1993 Sell This Version
0320 Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Cormoran Music 0320 Poland 1993 Sell This Version
ES 2371 Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Euro Star ES 2371 Poland 1993 Sell This Version
none Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Startic Records none Poland 1993 Sell This Version
236 Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Audio Max 236 Poland 1993 Sell This Version
T-462 Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Tango Music T-462 Poland 1993 Sell This Version
788 Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Phoenix (3) 788 Poland 1993 Sell This Version
none Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Lira Records (7) none Romania 1993 Sell This Version
OR 0366 Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Orion (4) OR 0366 Poland 1993 Sell This Version
0780 Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Tomzo (2) 0780 Poland 1993 Sell This Version
0061 Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Delta (5) 0061 Poland 1993 Sell This Version
924 Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album, Unofficial, Dol) Professional Communication 924 Poland 1993 Sell This Version
0777-7-89721-4-3, E4-589721 Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album, XDR) EMI Records USA, EMI Records USA 0777-7-89721-4-3, E4-589721 US 1993 Sell This Version
E4-89721 Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album, XDR) ERG E4-89721 US 1993 Sell This Version
11001568, PCSD 143, 0777 7 89721 1 2 Pet Shop Boys Very(LP, Album) Parlophone, EMI, Parlophone, EMI, Parlophone, EMI 11001568, PCSD 143, 0777 7 89721 1 2 Colombia 1993 Sell This Version
PCSD 143, 0777 7 89721 1 2 Pet Shop Boys Very(LP, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone PCSD 143, 0777 7 89721 1 2 UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
0777 7 89721 1 2 Pet Shop Boys Very(LP, Album) Parlophone 0777 7 89721 1 2 Italy 1993 Sell This Version
070 789721 1, 789721 1 Pet Shop Boys Very(LP, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone 070 789721 1, 789721 1 Brazil 1993 Sell This Version
074 7897211 Pet Shop Boys Very(LP, Album) Parlophone, EMI 074 7897211 Spain 1993 Sell This Version
0777 7 89721 1 2 Pet Shop Boys Very(LP, Album) Parlophone 0777 7 89721 1 2 Greece 1993 Sell This Version
7243 7 89721 1 2, EKPL-0342 Pet Shop Boys Very(LP, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone 7243 7 89721 1 2, EKPL-0342 South Korea 1993 Sell This Version
303-0287 Pet Shop Boys Very(LP, Album) EMI 303-0287 Ecuador 1993 Sell This Version
SBA Ltd 0294 07 Pet Shop Boys Very(LP, Album) S.B.A. Records, Inc. SBA Ltd 0294 07 Russia 1993 Sell This Version
303-0287 Pet Shop Boys Very(LP, Album, Promo) EMI 303-0287 Ecuador 1993 Sell This Version
PCSD 143 Pet Shop Boys Very(LP, Album, Promo, TP, W/Lbl) Parlophone PCSD 143 UK 1993 Sell This Version
E2 27010 Pet Shop Boys Very Relentless(CD, Album + CD, Album + Ltd) EMI Music Canada, Parlophone E2 27010 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
E2-27010, 7243 8 27010 2 6 Pet Shop Boys Very Relentless(CD, Album + CD, Album + Ltd) ERG, EMI Records USA E2-27010, 7243 8 27010 2 6 US 1994 Sell This Version
8316992, 7243 8 28160 2 7 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album + VHS, Promo + Box, Comp, Ltd) Parlophone, Parlophone 8316992, 7243 8 28160 2 7 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
0777 7 89721 2 9 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album, Club, Ora) ERG 0777 7 89721 2 9 US 1994 Sell This Version
7243 8 54093 2 5, CDPCSDV 143 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album, RE) Parlophone, Parlophone 7243 8 54093 2 5, CDPCSDV 143 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
72438-54093-2-5 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album, RE) Capitol Records 72438-54093-2-5 US 1996 Sell This Version
7243 8 54093 2 5, 8540932 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album, RE) Parlophone, EMI 7243 8 54093 2 5, 8540932 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
CDPCSDV 143, 7243 8 54093 2 5 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album, RE) Parlophone, Parlophone CDPCSDV 143, 7243 8 54093 2 5 UK 1996 Sell This Version
TOCP-3295 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album, RE) EMI TOCP-3295 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
0777 7 89721 2 9 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album, RE) EMI 0777 7 89721 2 9 Mexico 1998 Sell This Version
TOCP-53108 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album, RE) EMI TOCP-53108 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
0946357154 2 2 Pet Shop Boys Very / Further Listening 1992–1994(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + RM) Gala Records (5), Parlophone 0946357154 2 2 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
7243 5 30511 2 9, 7243 530511 2 9, 530 5112 Pet Shop Boys Very / Further Listening 1992–1994(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + RM) Parlophone, EMI Music Canada, Parlophone 7243 5 30511 2 9, 7243 530511 2 9, 530 5112 Canada 2001 Sell This Version
7243 5 30511 2 9, 530 5112 Pet Shop Boys Very / Further Listening 1992–1994(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + RM) Parlophone, Parlophone 7243 5 30511 2 9, 530 5112 UK & Europe 2001 Sell This Version
13419 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Pet Shop Boys) 13419 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
none Pet Shop Boys Very(CDr, Comp, Promo, RM) Parlophone none UK 2001 Sell This Version
TOCP-53563 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album, Ltd, Promo, RE) EMI TOCP-53563 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
TOCP-53563 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album, Ltd, RE) EMI TOCP-53563 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
TOCP-53563 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album, RE) EMI TOCP-53563 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
TOCP-53563 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album, RE) EMI TOCP-53563 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
PSBCD 5, 5099926829326 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album, RE, RM) Parlophone, EMI PSBCD 5, 5099926829326 UK & Europe 2009 Sell This Version
5099926829326 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album, RE, RM) EMI Music Mexico, S.A. De C.V. 5099926829326 Mexico 2009 Sell This Version
TOCP-54577 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album, RE, RM) Parlophone TOCP-54577 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
WPCR-80139 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album, RE, RM) Parlophone WPCR-80139 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
0190295809164 Pet Shop Boys Very / Further Listening 1992–1994(CD, Album + CD, Comp + RE, RM) Parlophone 0190295809164 UK & Europe 2018 Sell This Version
0190295823085 Pet Shop Boys Very(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Parlophone 0190295823085 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
140 Pet Shop Boys Go West(Cass, Album, Unofficial) BR (3) 140 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
none Pet Shop Boys Pet Shop Boys(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Pet Shop Boys) none Ukraine Unknown Sell This Version
PSB FK 004 Pet Shop Boys Very (CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Parlophone (2) PSB FK 004 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
7243 5 30511 2 9, 530 5112 Pet Shop Boys Very / Further Listening 1992–1994(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + RM, RP) Parlophone, Parlophone 7243 5 30511 2 9, 530 5112 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
TOCP-8065-6, CDPCSDX 1431-2 Pet Shop Boys Very Relentless(CD, Album + CD, Album + Dlx, RE, Unofficial) EMI (2), EMI (2) TOCP-8065-6, CDPCSDX 1431-2 Unknown Sell This Version
none Pet Shop Boys Very(12xFile, AAC, Album, RM, 256) Parlophone none Unknown
none Pet Shop Boys Very(12xFile, MP3, Album, RM, 320) Parlophone none Unknown
CDPCSD 143, 0777 7 89721 2 9 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album, Unofficial) Parlophone (2), Parlophone (2) CDPCSD 143, 0777 7 89721 2 9 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
EC-D903 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album, Unofficial) Telarc (2) EC-D903 Unknown Sell This Version
CDPCSD 143, 0777 7 89721 2 9 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album, Unofficial) Parlophone (2), Parlophone (2) CDPCSD 143, 0777 7 89721 2 9 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
EC-D903 Pet Shop Boys Very(CD, Album, Unofficial) Telarc (2) EC-D903 Unknown Sell This Version
2494 Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Tak! Cassette 2494 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
none Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MarkTon Studio none Poland Unknown Sell This Version
171 Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Super Sonic 171 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
none Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Unison (2) none Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version
1509 Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Elbo 1509 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
W-239 Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album, Unofficial) WAB W-239 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
716 Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Omega Music 716 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
171 Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Super Sonic 171 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
103 Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Metron 103 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
503 Pet Shop Boys Very(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Vivo (4) 503 Romania Unknown Sell This Version

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travstansel

travstansel

September 26, 2018
edited 20 days ago
referencing Very, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 0190295823085
I've been waiting for Very to be widely available on vinyl in the US for some time. Of course, first off, the cover is different from the CD. The remaster sounds extremely good, with two minor quibbles. There is a drop off in the high end during one passage of A Different Point of View, when it changes to mostly just voice and piano. I don't understand this, it's different from the CD (though I haven't listened to the recent CD reissue) and feels a bit disruptive. The second is the fade-out of Go West, when the music changes drastically, the volume goes down. It's basically the fade out, so not that big a deal, but it is more abrupt than the original CD. I do like the vinyl reissue, but I think I was expecting more from it. Maybe it's one of those rare albums where the CD is really the quintessential version - from the cover on into the songs. I love having it on vinyl but don't feel it's that necessary.
movceo

movceo

September 9, 2018
referencing Very, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 0190295823085
This is probably the best of the recent Pet Shop Boys reissues... both in pressing quality and sound. I'm especially amazed as this is quite lengthy for a single LP (53 minutes).
leonardo2220

leonardo2220

September 2, 2018
referencing Very, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 0190295823085

This is a really great remastered album. Sound is awesome!... I don't remember that sound details from my CD in 1993. The bass on Go West is so smooth here, really interesting... The secret track on CD is not included... I just realized, side A is a little louder than B, I use to digitalize my copies so it was a little uncommon.
L0L59

L0L59

August 31, 2018
edited about 1 month ago
referencing Very, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 0190295823085

The cover and inner sleeve looks amazing! The sound quality of this pressing is excellent! No sibilance and the songs have the right amount of volume. What surprises me is the fact that the record ends very close to the label, and Go West still sounds amazing! Overall an excellent pressing!
e-mail

e-mail

August 2, 2018
edited 2 months ago
referencing Very Relentless, CD, Album + CD, Album + Dlx, RE, Unofficial, TOCP-8065-6, CDPCSDX 1431-2

I bought this some time ago, it is sooo far from the original 1993 Limited Edition. Not a surprise Discogs had blocked it from their Marketplace. The sound comes from different sources and the volume is not normalized. My copy have the inner sleeves stained with glue and the discs often skip. It could have been better with a little more care, that's why unofficial records do not have good fame, apart from infringing copyrights.
classikplastik

classikplastik

July 16, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Very Relentless, CD, Album + CD, Album + Ltd, CDPCSDX 143, 7243 8 27010 2 6
I used to have this CD I remember that CD cover. DUMMY ME gave it to a friend who was a huge PSB fan
because I got tired of it.
Sonic-M

Sonic-M

December 8, 2014
referencing Very, CD, Album, Ora, 7 89721 2, 0777 7 89721 2 9, CDPCSD 143
Martrix / Runout Code is not completely!
It is:
Matrix / Runout: SONOPRESS H-2913 / 7897212 A 4
luisypx

luisypx

August 16, 2013
referencing Very Relentless, CD, Album + CD, Album + Dlx, RE, Unofficial, TOCP-8065-6, CDPCSDX 1431-2

An amazing item, even better than "Very / Further Listening 1992–1994"
overlordr

overlordr

February 17, 2013
referencing Very Relentless, CD, Album + CD, Album + Ltd, CDPCSDX 143, 7243 8 27010 2 6

The case still smells vaguely of bubblegum almost 20 years after purchase. Is this by design or not? Probably is.
Kuulintu

Kuulintu

August 19, 2010
edited over 8 years ago
referencing Very, CD, Album, Club, Ora, CDP 589721

In my hands I now hold - gently and carefully - probably one of the greatest masterpieces in our beloved earth. English band, named Pets Shop Boys surely knew what they were doing, when they released this brilliant record back in 1993. If my over 200 CD's had to be saved from fire, this would definately be within the first 5 of them.

Opening track "Can You Forgive Her?" gets things settled straight from the beginning. It is wonderfully massive and orchestral track, that has very good vocals and soundworld. Nicely long-named "I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind Of Thing" gets more in the lines of disco-music with same kind of massive sound. Very nice and memorable track, indeed. "Liberation" presents more chilled sound with once again great vocals and awesome overall mood. "A Different Point Of View" brings in some kind of breakbeat, which is nice addition to this album. "Dreaming Of The Queen" is emotional, peaceful and fantastically constructed track, maybe the second best in the whole album. "Yesterday, When I Was Mad" delivers some speedy and hasty vocals with fast tempo. This, too, is memorable and fantastic track with marvellous vocals.

"The Theatre" continues the awesomeness with dramatic and beautiful orchestral elements spiced up with electronic sounds. "One And One Make Five" is nice disco-roller along the lines of "I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind Of Thing." whereas "To Speak Is A Sin" returns to more peaceful and deep soundscapes tohether with outstanding vocals and dreamy feeling. "Young Offender" returns to disco-sound, and throws in some neat Commodore-like sounds and beautiful melody and lyrics. "One In A Million" continues seamlessly from there with quite similar elements and outstanding overall feeling. Last, but - for the god's sake - definitely not least "Go West" blows the bank. It is a true classic, Masterous song construction and the feeling that is beyond description.

Higly recommended for everyone, especially those looking for unique vocalist and 80's and early 90's Disco sound. This is a one you do not want to miss!

Personal Favourites: 1,2,5(!),7(!),9,11,12(!!)