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Pet Shop BoysVery Relentless

Label:Parlophone – CDPCSDX 143, Parlophone – 7243 8 27010 2 6
Format:
CD, Album
CD, Album
All Media, Limited Edition
Country:Europe
Released:
Genre:Electronic, Pop
Style:Techno, Synth-pop, Euro House, Dance-pop

Tracklist

Very
1-1Can You Forgive Her?3:53
1-2I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind Of Thing3:03
1-3Liberation
GuitarJ.J. Belle
4:05
1-4A Different Point Of View3:26
1-5Dreaming Of The Queen
PercussionFrank Ricotti
4:19
1-6Yesterday, When I Was Mad3:55
1-7The Theatre5:10
1-8One And One Make Five
Vocals [Additional]Dainton Connell
3:30
1-9To Speak Is A Sin
Vocals [Additional]Carol Kenyon
4:45
1-10Young Offender
Vocals [Additional]Carol Kenyon, Katie Kissoon, Tessa Niles
4:49
1-11One In A Million3:53
1-12aGo West
Arranged By [Brass, Choir, Additional Keyboard Arrangements]Richard Niles
GuitarJ.J. Belle
Music By [Additional], Lyrics By [Additional]Tennant/Lowe*
Producer [Additional]Brothers In Rhythm
Written-ByH Belolo*, J Morali*, V Willis*
4:57
1-12b(silence)2:06
1-12cPostscript1:13
Relentless
2-1My Head Is Spinning6:33
2-2Forever In Love6:19
2-3KDX 1256:25
2-4We Came From Outer Space5:24
2-5The Man Who Has Everything6:00
2-6One Thing Leads To Another6:27
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Notes

Limited Edition of 15,000 copies.

This version has catalog numbers on the card sleeves printed in purple (Very) and light blue (Relentless) and both cat# "CDPCSDX 1431" and "7243 8 27010 2 6" on the spine of the booklet. Another version, Very Relentless, has the catalog numbers printed in black and only "7243 8 27010 2 6" on the spine of the booklet.

Two CDs in card sleeves and 8-page booklet housed in tri-fold transparent plastic bubble-embossed wallet, sealed with a sticker.

In track 1-12 (total duration 8:21), track 1-12c ("Postscript"), is a hidden track featuring Chris Lowe on vocals that starts at 7:07, after 2:06 minutes of silence, at the end of "Go West".
No durations appear on the release.

Very:
Recorded at Sarm West, London.
Orchestra recorded at Angel Studios, London.
Choir on Go West recorded at The Power Station, New York
Mixed at Rak Studios, London.
Mastered at Gateway Mastering, Maine, USA.
Published by Cage Music Ltd/EMI 10 Music Ltd.
Go West published by Jess Music/Leo Song.

Relentless:
Mastered at The Townhouse, London
All songs published Cage Music Ltd/EMI 10 Music Ltd.

℗ 1993 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Pet Shop Boys Partnership Ltd. under exclusive licence to EMI Records Ltd.
© 1993 Pet Shop Boys Partnership Ltd.

Printed in UK [sticker]

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 24382 70102 6
  • Barcode (Scanned): 0724382701026
  • Label Code: LC 0299
  • Rights Society: BIEM/MCPS
  • Price Code (F): PM 617
  • Other (Catalog# Very): CDPCSDX 1431
  • Other (Catalog# Very): 8 27171 2
  • Other (Catalog# Relentless): CDPCSDX 1432
  • Other (Catalog# Relentless): 8 27011 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Very, Variant 1): 827171 .1 EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Relentless, Variant 1): 827011 .1:1:1 EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Very, Variant 2): 827171 . 1-1-10 EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Relentless, Variant 2): 827011 . 1:1:14 EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Very, Variant 3): 827171 . 1 : 2 : 6 . EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Relentless, Variant 3): 827011 . 1 : 1 : 11 . EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Very, Variant 4): 827171 . 1 : 2 : 5 . EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Relentless, Variant 4): 827011 . 1 : 2 : 9 . EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Very, Variant 5): 827171 . 1 : 2 : 6 . EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Relentless, Variant 5): 827011 . 1 : 2 : 9 . EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Very, Variant 6): 827171 . 1 :1 :6 . EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Relentless, Variant 6): 827011 . 1 EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Very, Variant 7): 827171 . 1 - 2 - 17 EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Relentless, Variant 7): 827011 2 . 2 : 1 : 5 . EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Very, Variant 8): 827171 . 1 : 1 : 4 . EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Relentless, Variant 8): 827011 . 1-1-1 EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Very, Variant 9): 827171 . 1 :1 :17 . EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Relentless, Variant 9): 827011 2 2 : 1 : 5 EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Very, Variant 10): 827171 . 1 - 1 - 16 . EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Relentless, Variant 10): 827011 . 1 : 1 : 21 . EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Very, Variant 11): 827171 .1-1-11 EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Relentless, Variant 11): 827011 . 1 : 1 : 16 . EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Very, Variant 12): 827171 . 1 : 2 : 1 . EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Relentless, Variant 12): 827011 . 1 : 2 : 7 . EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Very, Variant 13): 827171 . 1 . 2 : 9 . EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Relentless, Variant 13): 827011 . 1 EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Very, Variant 14): 827171 . 1 : 1 : 4 . EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Relentless, Variant 14): 827011 . 1-1 : 9 EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Very, Variant 15): 827171 . 1 : 2 : 2 . EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Relentless, Variant 15): 827011 . 1-1-14 EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Very, Variant 16): 827171 .1 EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Relentless, Variant 16): 827171 . 1 :1 :6 . EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Very, Variant 17): 827171 . 1 :2 :7 . EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Relentless, Variant 17): 827011 . 1 :1 :6 . EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Very, Variant 18): 827171 . 1-2-12 EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Relentless, Variant 18): 827011 . 1 -1-12 EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Very, Variant 19): 827171 . 1 : 2 : 1 . EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Relentless, Variant 19): 827011 . 1 : 2 : 1 . EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Very, Variant 20): 827171 . 1 : 1 : 2 . EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Relentless, Variant 20): 827011 . 1 : 1 : 1 EMI SWINDON

Other Versions (5 of 185)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Recently Edited
Very (CD, Album, Orange Relief Jewel Case)Parlophone, ParlophoneCDPCSD 143, 0777 7 89721 2 9UK1993
Recently Edited
Very (Cassette, Album, XDR)EMI Records USA, EMI Records USA0777-7-89721-4-3, E4-89721US1993
Recently Edited
Very (Cassette, Album)Parlophone, Parlophone, ParlophoneTCPCSD 143, 0777 7 89721 4 3, 7897214Europe1993
Recently Edited
Very (CD, Album, Club Edition, Orange Jewel Case)EMI Records USACDP 589721US1993
Very (LP, Album)Parlophone, ParlophonePCSD 143, 0777 7 89721 1 2Europe1993

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  • Spatzo's avatar
    Spatzo
    I just pre-ordered the limited yellow lp edition of Relentless off their site. Not cheap, but will probably hold some value in the future.
    • maxal's avatar
      maxal
      oh . . . and I forgot to mention the UK, 500 pressing, 12" promo, of Relentless on powder-puff pink, blue and yellow vinyl . . .

      Unlike the rubber number CD, that vinyl promo pressing DID NOT state / brag "limited", but it truly was and always was a bit of a holy grail, one I was a bit lazy with and didn't manage to obtain.
      • maxal's avatar
        maxal
        A different perspective; I disagree with MrDayInTheUK’s below reply to franksrecords.

        I always liked this rubber wallet version of the Very Relentless album and bought it on the day it was released, when Woolworths still existed. It really is a cool little package (!) and the best way of owning this album (apart from a double Russian CD too hot to handle). So, I too was a bit surprised the price hardly, if ever, went up. This neat, quirky rubber number, Very Relentless, has always been available on the second hand market and at a decent price. The simple fact is Very Relentless is not rare, not so "limited". 15,000 copies – the question regarding its collectability value really is as simple as that.

        For rare check out: the Wake Up 10” acetate, The Truck Driver and His Mate 12” promo, some of the many and obscure remixes from the Bilingual era. The annuals with their CDs, rare promo CDs such as Try It, Love etc. The earlier vinyl pressings under the X2 label. A lot of the vinyl low-number pressings, pressed during the gloomy no-vinyl years, around 2000. The vinyl box set anthologies and their promo editions such as Introspective, Alternative, Pop Art and Disco Four. Finally, vinyly (trumpet fanfare), the beautifully produced Vinyl factory pressings for PSB, all three albums of which are pure works of art. Prices in the thousands for some of these items. PSB is certainly in good company with DM and NO as far as collectability value is concerned (but it's not really the most interesting discussion in the first place.)

        Desirability and quality of the music affects collectability and price; but so too is the actual number of items released. You can’t just call something “limited” and pretend it is rare. And as mentioned, not sure of the too-loose comparison to DM and NO as both these groups have produced collectable and non-collectable stuff . . . all three are great groups.
        • golden_robot's avatar
          golden_robot
          One Thing Leads To Another remains one of the great lost/forgotten tracks of our time.
          • prigali's avatar
            prigali
            Did anyone else's copy of this have Relentless on both CD's, even the artwork on both CD's is printed correctly?
            • SCL781x's avatar
              SCL781x
              Would love to know why the Relentless tracks were not all added to the Further Listening edition of Very (?) I see only one track. Seems like a missed opportunity, anyone know why?
              • franksrecords's avatar
                franksrecords
                Surprised this is not fetching for more, excellent limited edition. I rarely if ever see this one in the wild.
                • classikplastik's avatar
                  Edited 7 years ago
                  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.
                  • overlordr's avatar
                    overlordr
                    The case still smells vaguely of bubblegum almost 20 years after purchase. Is this by design or not? Probably is.

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