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Tracklist

Single-Bilingual3:30
Discoteca (New Version)3:46
The Calm Before The Storm2:45
Discoteca (Trouser Enthusiasts' Adventures Beyond The Stellar Empire Mix)9:29

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Notes

"Single-Bilingual" was the third single from the Bilingual album. The song was originally titled "Single" but it was officially retitled "Single-Bilingual" for all but its Italian release, due to the release of Everything But The Girl - Single the previous May. All editions contain versions of the song "Discoteca", sometimes to the exclusion of any other tracks.

There were multiple promos prominently featuring lyrics from the song ("¿Hay Una Discoteca Por Acqui?" and its translation "Is There A Disco Near Here?") printed on the covers.

The single peaked at number 14 on the UK Singles Chart.

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    Version DetailsData Quality
    Cover of Single Bilingual, 1996-11-11, CDSingle Bilingual
    CD, SingleCD2
    Parlophone – CDR 6452, Parlophone – 7243 8 83468 2 5UK & Europe1996UK & Europe1996
    Cover of Discoteca, 1996, VinylDiscoteca
    12", 33 ⅓ RPM
    Parlophone – 8 83618 6, Parlophone – 7243 8 83618 6 6Italy1996Italy1996
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Single Bilingual, 1996-11-11, CDSingle Bilingual
    CD, SingleCD1
    Parlophone – CDRS 6452, Parlophone – 7243 8 83452 2 4UK1996UK1996
    Recently Edited
    Cover of  Is There A Disco Near Here? = ¿Hay Una Discoteca Por Acqui? / Single Bilingual, 1996, Vinyl Is There A Disco Near Here? = ¿Hay Una Discoteca Por Acqui? / Single Bilingual
    12", 45 RPM, Single, Promo
    Parlophone – 12RDJX 6452UK1996UK1996
    Cover of ¿Hay Una Discoteca Por Acqui? = Is There A Disco Near Here?, 1996, Vinyl¿Hay Una Discoteca Por Acqui? = Is There A Disco Near Here?
    12", 45 RPM, Promo
    Parlophone – 12RDJ 6452UK1996UK1996
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Single Bilingual, 1996, CDSingle Bilingual
    CD, SingleCardsleeve
    Parlophone – 7243 883451 2 5Europe1996Europe1996
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Single Bilingual, 1996-11-00, CDSingle Bilingual
    CD, Maxi-SingleCD1
    Parlophone – 7243 8 83452 2 4, Parlophone – CDRS 6452Europe1996Europe1996
    Cover of Single-Bilingual The Remix, 1996, CDSingle-Bilingual The Remix
    CD, Maxi-SingleCD2
    Parlophone – 7243 8 83468 2 5, Parlophone – CDR 6452Europe1996Europe1996
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Single Bilingual, 1996, CDSingle Bilingual
    CD, Single, Promo
    Parlophone – CDR DJ 6452UK1996UK1996
    Cover of Single-Bilingual, 1996, CassetteSingle-Bilingual
    Cassette, Single
    Parlophone – TCR6452, Parlophone – 7243 883452 4 8UK1996UK1996
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Is There A Disco Near Here? = ¿Hay Una Discoteca Por Acqui? / Single Bilingual, 1996, VinylIs There A Disco Near Here? = ¿Hay Una Discoteca Por Acqui? / Single Bilingual
    12", Promo, Mispress
    Parlophone – 12RDJX 6452UK1996UK1996
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Single Bilingual, 1996-11-00, VHSSingle Bilingual
    VHS, Single, Promo, Stereo, PAL
    Parlophone – noneUK1996UK1996
    New Submission
    Cover of Discoteca / Single-Bilingual, 1996, VinylDiscoteca / Single-Bilingual
    12", 45 RPM, Single, PromoMetropolis
    Parlophone – 12RDJX 6452UK1996UK1996
    New Submission
    Cover of  Is There A Disco Near Here? = ¿Hay Una Discoteca Por Acqui? / Single Bilingual, , CDr Is There A Disco Near Here? = ¿Hay Una Discoteca Por Acqui? / Single Bilingual
    CDr, Single, Promo, Unofficial Release
    Parlophone (2) – CDR DJX 6452UKUK
    New Submission

    Reviews

    • dneaeade's avatar
      dneaeade
      Although I'm not a big fan of the album "Bilingual" as I've already wrote before, I love the track "Discoteca" which would have made more sense as a single than err the actual single "Single-Bilingual". "Discoteca" is with "Up Against It" the only 2 tracks I actually like on that album.

      But the album version of "Discoteca" is much better than all the remixes and single remixes tried by the PSB and their remixers. The album version is the best. Its only problem is that it's just a little bit too long. A little bit shortened and not segued into "Single" of course, it would have made a terrific song for single release.

      Chris Lowe himself admited in the booklet of the double-pack CD release "Further Listening" of the album "Bilingual" that PSB probably chose the wrong singles. Yeah, you've got that right, mister. That's exactly what I think too.
        • Mrmilano's avatar
          Mrmilano
          Only 300 of this vinyl records were pressed.
          • scoundrel's avatar
            scoundrel
            Edited 17 years ago
            Hmm, SINGLE-BILINGUAL (as a stand-alone track) isn't the most scintillating that the Pet Shop Boys have done. "Discoteca" is more interesting, putting the Spanish-lite vocals and Spanish-tinged rhythms to better use. Still, the track doesn't quite come all together. "The Calm Before the Storm" is more typical and put-together: gentle vocals, pretty arrangements. Interestingly, the Trouser Enthusiasts' take on "Discoteca" actually puts the disco back into the track, improving it.
            • scoundrel's avatar
              scoundrel
              Edited 17 years ago
              The Pet Shop Boys' own extension of "Discoteca" actually makes better sense than the shortened version, adding a nice string intro and giving a real disco feel to those drums and the (almost random) Spanish chanting. "Confidential" sounds like a throwback to their showtune days -- in other words, it's classic Pet Shop Boys. I only wonder how it would sound with Tuna Turner. Baby Doc's mixes of "Single-Bilingual" and "Discoteca" go for a harder, more progressive dancefloor sound. Nice.

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