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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
538 1502, 7243 5 38150 2 8, 7243 5381502 8, 7243-5 Pet Shop Boys Release(CD, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone 538 1502, 7243 5 38150 2 8, 7243 5381502 8, 7243-5 UK & Europe 2002 Sell This Version
none Pet Shop Boys Album(CDr, Album, Promo) Parlophone none UK 2002 Sell This Version
7243 5 38598 2 4, none Pet Shop Boys Release + 8 Bonus (CD, Album, Enh, Unofficial) Parlophone (2), Flower Records (7) 7243 5 38598 2 4, none Russia 2002 Sell This Version
7243 5381502 8 Pet Shop Boys Release(CD, Album) Parlophone, EMI Music Canada 7243 5381502 8 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
7243540023-2 Pet Shop Boys Release(CD, Album) EMI, Parlophone 7243540023-2 Colombia 2002 Sell This Version
538 5982 Pet Shop Boys Release(CD, Album) Parlophone 538 5982 UK 2002 Sell This Version
7243538150-2 Pet Shop Boys Release(CD, Album) Parlophone, EMI 7243538150-2 Venezuela 2002 Sell This Version
540 0232, 7243 5 40023 2 8 Pet Shop Boys Release(CD, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone 540 0232, 7243 5 40023 2 8 UK & Europe 2002 Sell This Version
E0953, 3815028 Pet Shop Boys Release(CD, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone E0953, 3815028 Indonesia 2002 Sell This Version
368 538150 2 Pet Shop Boys Release(CD, Album) Parlophone 368 538150 2 Brazil 2002 Sell This Version
538 1502, 7243 5 38150 2 8, 7243 5381502 8 Pet Shop Boys Release(CD, Album) EMI 百代, Parlophone, Parlophone 538 1502, 7243 5 38150 2 8, 7243 5381502 8 Taiwan 2002 Sell This Version
7243 5 38150 2 8 Pet Shop Boys Release(CD, Album) EMI-Odeon S.A.I.C., Parlophone 7243 5 38150 2 8 Argentina 2002 Sell This Version
7243 5 38150 28 Pet Shop Boys Release(CD, Album) EMI (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Parlophone 7243 5 38150 28 Malaysia 2002 Sell This Version
7243 5 38598 3 Pet Shop Boys Release(CD, Album) Parlophone 7243 5 38598 3 UK 2002 Sell This Version
5381502, 7243 5 38150 2 8, 72435281028 Pet Shop Boys Release(CD, Album) EMI, EMI, EMI 5381502, 7243 5 38150 2 8, 72435281028 Australia 2002 Sell This Version
06076-84553-2 Pet Shop Boys Release(CD, Album) Sanctuary Records 06076-84553-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
538 1502, 7243 5 38150 2 8, 7243 5381502 8, 7243-5 Pet Shop Boys Release(CD, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone 538 1502, 7243 5 38150 2 8, 7243 5381502 8, 7243-5 UK & Europe 2002 Sell This Version
7243 5 40313 0 4 Pet Shop Boys Release(CD, Album + CD) Parlophone 7243 5 40313 0 4 France 2002 Sell This Version
06076-84554-2, 0607 6 84554 2 9B, 06076-84554-2B Pet Shop Boys Release(CD, Album + CD, Comp, Enh + Ltd, Blu) Sanctuary Records, Sanctuary Records, Sanctuary Records 06076-84554-2, 0607 6 84554 2 9B, 06076-84554-2B US 2002 Sell This Version
06076-84554-2, 0607 6 84554 2 9A, 06076-84554-2A Pet Shop Boys Release(CD, Album + CD, Comp, Enh + Ltd, Gra) Sanctuary Records, Sanctuary Records, Sanctuary Records 06076-84554-2, 0607 6 84554 2 9A, 06076-84554-2A US 2002 Sell This Version
06076-84554-2, 0607 6 84554 2 9D, 06076-84554-2D Pet Shop Boys Release(CD, Album + CD, Comp, Enh + Ltd, Pin) Sanctuary Records, Sanctuary Records, Sanctuary Records 06076-84554-2, 0607 6 84554 2 9D, 06076-84554-2D US 2002 Sell This Version
06076-84554-2, 0607 6 84554 2 9C, 06076-84554-2C Pet Shop Boys Release(CD, Album + CD, Comp, Enh + Ltd, Red) Sanctuary Records, Sanctuary Records, Sanctuary Records 06076-84554-2, 0607 6 84554 2 9C, 06076-84554-2C US 2002 Sell This Version
7243 5 41486 0 6 Pet Shop Boys Release(CD, Album + CD, Comp, Enh + S/Edition) Parlophone 7243 5 41486 0 6 Asia 2002 Sell This Version
538 5982, 7243 5 38598 2 4, 5385982B, 7243-5385982 Pet Shop Boys Release(CD, Album, Ltd, Blu) Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone 538 5982, 7243 5 38598 2 4, 5385982B, 7243-5385982 UK & Europe 2002 Sell This Version
538 5982, 7243 5 38598 2 4 Pet Shop Boys Release(CD, Album, Ltd, Gre) Parlophone, Parlophone 538 5982, 7243 5 38598 2 4 UK & Europe 2002 Sell This Version
538 5982, 7243 5 38598 2 4 Pet Shop Boys Release(CD, Album, Ltd, Pin) Parlophone, Parlophone 538 5982, 7243 5 38598 2 4 UK & Europe 2002 Sell This Version
538 5982, 7243 5 38598 2 4 Pet Shop Boys Release(CD, Album, Ltd, Red) Parlophone, Parlophone 538 5982, 7243 5 38598 2 4 UK & Europe 2002 Sell This Version
TOCP 65977 Pet Shop Boys Release(CD, Album, Ltd, S/Edition) EMI, Parlophone TOCP 65977 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
RELEASE 01 Pet Shop Boys Release(CD, Album, Promo) Parlophone RELEASE 01 UK 2002 Sell This Version
RELEASE 01 Pet Shop Boys Release(CD, Album, Promo, Pac) Parlophone RELEASE 01 UK 2002 Sell This Version
SMK 64480 Pet Shop Boys Release(CD, Album, Sli) Sony Music SMK 64480 Taiwan 2002 Sell This Version
none Pet Shop Boys Release(CD, Album, Unofficial) Parlophone (2) none Russia 2002 Sell This Version
7243 5 38598 2 4 Pet Shop Boys Release(CD, Album, Unofficial) Parlophone (2) 7243 5 38598 2 4 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
none Pet Shop Boys Release(CD, Album, Unofficial) Parlophone (2) none Russia 2002 Sell This Version
none Pet Shop Boys Release(CD, Album, Unofficial) Parlophone (2) none Russia 2002 Sell This Version
7243-5385982C Pet Shop Boys Release(CD, Album, Unofficial) Parlophone (2) 7243-5385982C Russia 2002 Sell This Version
none Pet Shop Boys Release(CDr, Album, Promo) Sanctuary Records none US 2002 Sell This Version
PSB1 Pet Shop Boys Release(CDr, Album, Promo) EMI PSB1 Australia 2002 Sell This Version
none Pet Shop Boys Release(CDr, Album, Promo) EMI, EMI Music France none France 2002 Sell This Version
none Pet Shop Boys Release(CDr, Album, Promo) EMI, EMI Music France none France 2002 Sell This Version
none Pet Shop Boys Release(CDr, Album, Promo) Parlophone, EMI Music France none France 2002 Sell This Version
none Pet Shop Boys Release(CDr, Album, Promo) Capitol Records none France 2002 Sell This Version
none Pet Shop Boys Release(CDr, Album, Promo) Parlophone none UK 2002 Sell This Version
none Pet Shop Boys Release(CDr, Album, Promo) Parlophone none UK 2002 Sell This Version
none Pet Shop Boys Release(CDr, Album, Promo, TP) EMI none UK 2002 Sell This Version
7243 5 38150 4 2 Pet Shop Boys Release(Cass, Album) Parlophone 7243 5 38150 4 2 Thailand 2002 Sell This Version
E0953 Pet Shop Boys Release(Cass, Album) Parlophone, EMI E0953 Indonesia 2002 Sell This Version
7243 5 40023 4 2, E0953 Pet Shop Boys Release(Cass, Album) Parlophone, EMI 7243 5 40023 4 2, E0953 Indonesia 2002 Sell This Version
7243 5 38150 4 2 Pet Shop Boys Release(Cass, Album) Parlophone 7243 5 38150 4 2 Bulgaria 2002 Sell This Version
7243 5 38150 4 2 Pet Shop Boys Release(Cass, Album) Parlophone 7243 5 38150 4 2 2002 Sell This Version
7243 5 38150 4 2 Pet Shop Boys Release(Cass, Album) Gala Records (5), Parlophone 7243 5 38150 4 2 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
7243 5 38150 4 2 Pet Shop Boys Release(Cass, Album) Parlophone 7243 5 38150 4 2 UK & Europe 2002 Sell This Version
724353815042 Pet Shop Boys Release(Cass, Album) Parlophone 724353815042 Malaysia 2002 Sell This Version
TOCP 65977 Pet Shop Boys Release(Cass, Album, Promo) EMI TOCP 65977 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
538 1501, 7243 5 38150 1 1 Pet Shop Boys Release(LP, Album, Whi) Parlophone, Parlophone 538 1501, 7243 5 38150 1 1 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
TOCP-54573 Pet Shop Boys Release(CD, Album, RE) Parlophone TOCP-54573 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
WPCR-80142 Pet Shop Boys Release(CD, Album, RE) Parlophone WPCR-80142 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
WPCR-17842/4, 0190295921149 Pet Shop Boys Release / Further Listening 2001–2004(CD, Album, RE + 2xCD, Comp + Dlx, RM) Parlophone, Parlophone WPCR-17842/4, 0190295921149 Japan 2017 Sell This Version
0190295921149 Pet Shop Boys Release / Further Listening 2001–2004(CD, Album, RE + 2xCD, Comp + RM) Parlophone 0190295921149 UK & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
0190295944049 Pet Shop Boys Release(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Parlophone 0190295944049 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
ITL 042602 Pet Shop Boys Release Bonus(CD, Album, Unofficial) Invisible Halahup ITL 042602 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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GarionOrb

GarionOrb

May 3, 2018
referencing Release, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, 0190295944049
Outstanding pressing, really nice remaster job! Overall a high-quality release!
tikab

tikab

February 17, 2018
referencing Release, CD, Album + CD, Comp, Enh + Ltd, Red, 06076-84554-2, 0607 6 84554 2 9C, 06076-84554-2C

great album! but why is the description listed as an orchid when clearly it's a tulip?
deep_honey

deep_honey

August 7, 2017
referencing Release / Further Listening 2001–2004, CD, Album, RE + 2xCD, Comp + RM, 0190295921149

The kind of "Release" fans dream of. The album itself was never a favorite among PSB fans, though I personally enjoy the stripped-back, guitar-heavy sound as it lets the (rather good) songwriting shine. The two packed bonus discs are worth exploring regardless of your attitude towards the main record, as this was their most prolific period in which they went after dance and club sounds nearly as avidly as the era's better known and less popular vibe - they just left them off for the sake of a cohesive listen. The b-sides collected here have already popped up on singles and Format, but even the most diehard will find plenty of demos and unreleased tracks, which all taken together, complement and contrast the album for a well-deserved complete picture of the era. Interesting to see how just much material they produced around the time that arguably surpasses the final selections, with the added bonus of material recorded for the PopArt collection (including its singles and b-sides).
grantc

grantc

September 16, 2008
referencing Release, CD, Album + CD, Comp, Enh + Ltd, Gra, 06076-84554-2, 0607 6 84554 2 9A, 06076-84554-2A
I don't agree with the previous reviewer that this is a boring album, neither is it a failure. I think this is probably (after "Very") the most cohesive PSB album. It's not one you want to play when you need happy music - it's relentlessly downbeat, and the final track, "You Choose", is crushing. At the time of its release this was also the best-sounding of PSB's albums - very clean-sounding, with spacious acoustic guitars and a very subtle electronic sheen. Their recent "Fundamental" album further refines this aesthetic, but continued improvements in mastering and production have certainly made the Pets sound better than ever. Ok, I don't play this album in its entirety very often (there's just too much other music to hear!), but at least half this album contains some very beautiful songs: "London", "E-mail", "Samurai", "Here", "You Choose". Give it a spin sometime on a good system.
ledjfab

ledjfab

March 3, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Release, CD, Album + CD, Comp, Enh + Ltd, Gra, 06076-84554-2, 0607 6 84554 2 9A, 06076-84554-2A
"The Pet Shop Boys are not officially allowed to rock." once said Neil Tennant. "I don't like rock n roll." once said Chris Lowe in a song called "Paninaro". With this "Release", the Pet Shop Boys broke their words, exploring Pop Rock and leaving their Electronic roots on the side of the road. After the making of their musical "Closer To Heaven", it seems they got tired and this is the result: it all starts with "Home And Dry": horrible keyboards sounds, standard supermarket beats, and terrible video for the song where a camera follow a couple of rats in the London subway. The Beatlesque "I Get Along" is not bad in itself, but the video is an obvious attempt to redo "Being Boring". "Birthday Boy" and "Love Is A Catastrophe" are probably the weakest songs on this opus. Slow, painful, without any irony or subtility. What a incomfortable feeling when, while on tour, they perform this after a couple of uptempo classics. "E-Mail" and "Samuraï In Automn" are very good on the other hand. "E-Mail" uses a fat Hip Hop beat and a nice orchestra while "Samuraï" is a "Relentless" soundalike Techno track, expressing their thoughts after bitter critics during the "Nightlife" tour. The humor of "The Night I Fell In Love" falls flat after a few listen, and the naive melody is just annoying. "London"'s got some horrible vocoder used on Neil Tennant's voice. Very fashionable after it got over used by Cher and Kid Rock. In all, "Release" is a boring album and it is certainly one of the biggest failure in the Boys career. This 2XCD edition is interesting for the extras. The Electro Mix of "Home And Dry" sounds a lot more better than the original. "Sexy Northerner" should have been on the album and released as a single, but again it didn't happen. "Nightlife", co-produced by David Morales and dropped from the precedent album, is very well done too.
ledjfab

ledjfab

December 15, 2004
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Release, CD, Album, Ltd, Blu, 538 5982, 7243 5 38598 2 4, 5385982B, 7243-5385982

"Release" is the biggest failure in the Pet Shop Boys career. The video for their first single is also one of the worst concept they ever came up with (some cheap camera following in a couple of rats in a subway for 3 minutes or so). Their second single is the Beatlesque "I Get Along" which was illustrated by a video of Bruce Weber ("Being Boring", "Se a Vida E"). Nice colors, nice acting, but still: the Pet Shop Boys are copying themselves in a redundant sequence of images without any form of sense. The final single, "London", was only released in Germany, probably due to poor sales worldwide. The video, also shot with the cheapest camera possible, aggravates the whole concept.
How can one of the best dance band in history arrives with such a bad album is over my comprehension. The only tracks that are potent on "Release" are probably "E-Mail" and "Samuraï In Automn". The rest is a composite of very bad pop-rock tracks (such as "Birthday Boy" and "Love Is A Catastrophe").
A few good B-sides, like "Sexy Northener", "Nightlife" and "Searching For The Face Of Jesus" should have been on the album to raise the quality of the product.