Pet Shop Boys will release the third set of albums in their definitive ‘Catalogue: 1985-2012’ series of reissues of all their Parlophone studio albums. The PSB albums ‘Please’ from 1986, ‘Actually’ from 1987 and 1988’s ‘Introspective’ will be reissued on March 2nd 2018. The albums have been remastered and repackaged, and will be accompanied by ‘Further listening’ albums of master quality bonus tracks - including demos, extended mixes and remixes of tracks from the albums and others created in the same period as each record.

The three albums will be packaged with an extensive booklet in which Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe discuss each song, illustrated with many archive photographs. The entire project is designed by Farrow.

‘Please’ was the debut album by Pet Shop Boys and produced by Stephen Hague. Released in March 1986, the record hit number 3 and spent 82 weeks in the UK Official Album Charts, went into the Top Ten in the USA where it was certified platinum, and to date has sold over three million copies worldwide. Comprising ten tracks in its original release, the album’s track-listing includes the duo’s debut single ‘West End girls’ – PSB’s first number one, certified Gold single. In 1987 it was awarded Best Single at the BRIT Awards, Best International Hit at the Ivor Novello Awards and later was awarded the Song Of The Decade Ivor Novello Award in 2005, chosen by the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. It also reached number one in the USA. Singles ‘Love comes quickly’, Opportunities (Let's make lots of money)’ and ‘Suburbia’ also feature on ‘Please’, all of which went on to earn Top 20 status in the UK Singles Chart. This ‘Catalogue’ re-issue of the album features a remastered and repackaged vinyl and double CD, featuring 7” and 12” mixes and remixes of tracks from ‘Please’ and the album’s period. 

Please/Further listening: 1984-1986

Vinyl - 

Side A:
1 - Two divided by zero
2 - West End girls
3 - Opportunities (Let's make lots of money)
4 - Love comes quickly
5 - Suburbia

Side B:
1 - Opportunities (reprise)
2 - Tonight is forever
3 - Violence
4 - I want a lover
5 - Later tonight
6 - Why don't we live together? 

CD 1:
1 - Two divided by zero
2 - West End girls
3 - Opportunities (Let's make lots of money)
4 - Love comes quickly
5 – Suburbia
6 - Opportunities (reprise)
7 - Tonight is forever
9 - I want a lover
10 - Later tonight
11 - Why don't we live together?

CD 2:
1 - A man could get arrested (twelve-inch b-Side)
2 - Opportunities (Let's make lots of money) (Full length original seven-inch mix)
3 - In the night
4 - Opportunities (Let's make lots of money) (twelve-inch mix)
5 - Why don't we live together? (original New York mix)
6 - West End Girls (dance mix)
7 - A Man Could Get Arrested (seven-inch b-Side)
8 - Love Comes Quickly (dance mix)
9 - That's My Impression (disco mix)
10 - Was That What It Was?
11 - Suburbia (The full horror)
12 - Jack the Lad
13 - Paninaro (Italian remix)

In 1987, Pet Shop Boys released their second album ‘Actually’, which became another huge hit album for the duo, debuting at the number 2 spot on the UK Albums Chart upon its release. The album was produced by Julian Mendelsohn, Stephen Hague, Shep Pettibone, Andy Richards and Pet Shop Boys. This period saw Pet Shop Boys reach new critical and commercial heights with three number one singles, “It’s a sin”, “Always on my mind” and Heart”, and ‘What have I done to deserve this’, their number two single featuring Dusty Springfield. As Neil Tennant puts it: “I felt at this time that we had the secret of contemporary pop music, that we knew what was required.” The ‘Catalogue’ re-issue of ‘Actually’ includes the remastered original album with the 2-CD album features bonus material including the Shep Pettibone mix of ‘Heart’, and demo versions and alternative mixes of tracks including ‘One more chance’ and ‘Always on my mind’.

Actually/Further listening: 1987-1988:

Vinyl – 

Side A:
1 - One more chance
2 - What have I done to deserve this? (with Dusty Springfield)
3 - Shopping
4 - Rent
5 - Hit music

Side B:
1 - It couldn't happen here
2 - It's a sin
3 - I want to wake up
4 - Heart
5 - King's Cross

CD 1:
1 - One more chance
2 - What have I done to deserve this? (with Dusty Springfield)
3 - Shopping
4 - Rent
5 - Hit Music
6 - It couldn't happen here
7 - It's a sin
8 - I want to wake up
9 - Heart
10 - King's Cross

CD 2:
1 - I want to wake up (breakdown mix)    
2 - Heart (Shep Pettibone version)
3 - You know where you went wrong
4 - One more chance (seven-inch mix)
5 - It's a sin (disco mix)
6 - What have I done to deserve this? (with Dusty Springfield) [extended mix]
7 - Heart (disco mix)
8 - A new life
9 - Always on my mind (demo version)
10 - Rent (seven-inch mix)
11 - I want a dog
12 - Always on my mind (extended dance mix)
13 - Do I have to?
14 - Always on my mind (dub mix)

Also remastered, repackaged and re-issued as part of the ‘Catalogue’ series is Pet Shop Boys’ 1988 release ‘Introspective’. This album has sold over 4.5 million copies worldwide to date and was the first to feature production by Trevor Horn, whose lavish orchestrations marked a new sonic direction for PSB. House Music legend, Frankie Knuckles created the mix of “I want a dog” while “Domino dancing” was recorded in Miami with hit producer Lewis Martinée. ‘Introspective’ also saw Pet Shop Boys introduce a new approach to the format of an album and its respective singles: each of the 6 tracks on the album’s original track-listing is over six minutes in length, and they were later edited to fit the more traditional format of a seven-inch single. “The idea was to have an album where every track was a single. And in fact five out of the six of them were, because ‘I’m not scared’ was a single for Patsy Kensit, or rather for her group Eighth Wonder”, says Neil Tennant. This ‘Catalogue’ re-issue features, along with the newly-remastered original album, bonus material such as demo versions of ‘Don Juan’ and ‘Domino dancing’, seven-inch and disco mixes of ‘Losing my mind’ and Left to my own devices’.

Introspective/Further listening: 1988-1989

Vinyl – 

Side A:
1 - Left to my own devices
2 - I want a dog
3 - Domino dancing

Side B:
1 - I'm not scared
2 - Always on my mind/In my house
3 - It's alright

CD 1:
1 - Left to my own devices
2 - I want a dog
3 - Domino dancing
4 - I'm Not Scared
5 - Always on my mind/In my house
6 - It's alright

CD 2:
1 - I get excited (You get excited too)
2 - Don Juan (demo version)
3 - Domino dancing (demo version)
4 - Domino dancing (alternative version)
5 - The sound of the atom splitting
6 - What keeps mankind alive?
7 - Don Juan (disco mix)
8 - Losing my mind (disco mix)
9 - Nothing has been proved (demo for Dusty)
10 - So sorry, I said (demo for Liza)
11 - Left to my own devices (seven-inch Mix)
12 - It's alright (ten-inch version)
13 - One of the crowd
14 - It's Alright (seven-inch version)
15 - Your funny uncle

The ‘Catalogue: 1985-2012’ reissues of ‘Please’, ‘Actually’ and ‘Introspective’ will go on sale 2nd March 2018.

To pre-order the albums, please follow the links below:
‘Please’ -
‘Actually’ -
‘Introspective’ -

The ‘Catalogue: 1985-2012’ reissue series began earlier this year on July 28th with the release of ‘Nightlife’, ‘Release’ and ‘Fundamental’ which all entered the Top 40 album charts, followed by re-issues of ‘Yes’ and ‘Elysium’, which were released on October 20th. The series will continue until all PSB Parlophone albums have been released with ‘Further listening’ albums:

Behaviour/Further listening: 1990-1991
Very/Further listening: 1992-1994
Bilingual/Further listening: 1995-1997

The reissues of ‘Please’, ‘Actually’, ‘Introspective’, ‘Behaviour’, ‘Very’ and ‘Bilingual’ were originally released with bonus ‘Further listening’ albums in 2001 and are being newly remastered with their original track-listings for this project.

December 6, 2017 8:59am ET by Murray Chalmers PR  

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