Pet Shop Boys Nightlife

Retrospective: Pet Shop Boys announce reissue programme

Pet Shop Boys have announced details of their long awaited reissue programme Catalogue: 1985-2012, which will see all their studio albums for Parlophone remastered and expanded with bonus material.

The duo’s first six albums, from Please to Bilingual were previously reissued in this format back in 2001; these reissues, complete with their “Further listening” discs, will be newly remastered and made available again later in 2017. Before that, similarly expanded versions of the next three albums in the sequence – Nightlife, Release and Fundamental will be released on 28 July.

Released in 1999, Nightlife includes three top twenty hits as well as several tracks that would go on to feature in the Pet Shop Boys’ musical Closer To Heaven. The new remaster comes with two “Further listening” CDs containing demos, remixes, B-sides and previously unreleased material including the full French version of Paris City Boy and their medley of Believe and Song For Guy recorded for ITV’s An Audience With Elton John.

2002’s Release saw the duo explore a more organic sound, with hits including Home and Dry and the almost Oasis-like I Get Along. Again the “Further listening” section runs to two CDs, rounding up unreleased songs, B-sides, two more duets with Sir Elton including an unreleased cover of Gilbert O’Sullivan’s Alone Again, Naturally and two tracks recorded for John Peel.

Heralded by their last top ten hit to date I’m With Stupid, the duo teamed up with Trevor Horn for 2006’s Fundamental. Only one “Further listening” CD accompanies the remaster, but it’s crammed with 22 bonus tracks including demos, B-sides, remixes and even ringtones. Remember those?

The three remastered albums are now available for pre-order and will also be released on 180g heavyweight vinyl, with expanded editions of Yes (2009) and Elysium (2012) to follow.

Nightlife / Further listening 1996-2000

CD1

  1. For Your Own Good
  2. Closer to Heaven
  3. I Don’t Know What You Want But I Can’t Give It Any More
  4. Happiness is an Option
  5. You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You’re Drunk
  6. Vampires
  7. Radiophonic
  8. The Only One
  9. Boy Strange
  10. In Denial
  11. New York City Boy
  12. Footsteps

CD2

  1. Vampires (Demo)*
  2. For All Of Us (Demo)*
  3. Call Me Old-Fashioned (Demo)*
  4. Friendly Fire
  5. Believe / Song for Guy (featuring Elton John)*
  6. Sail Away
  7. It Doesn’t Often Snow at Christmas (Fan club mix)
  8. Nightlife
  9. Playing in the Streets*
  10. Tall Thin Men*
  11. Radiophonic (Demo)*

CD3

  1. Somebody Else’s Business
  2. Silver Age
  3. Screaming
  4. For All Of Us**
  5. The Ghost of Myself
  6. Casting a Shadow
  7. I Don’t Know What You Want But I Can’t Give It Any More (The PSB Extension)
  8. Was it Worth it? (live)**
  9. Lies
  10. Paris City Boy (Full French)*
  11. Positive Role Model
  12. Somebody Else’s Business (extended mix)**

Release / Further listening 2001-2004

CD1

  1. Home and Dry
  2. I Get Along
  3. Birthday Boy
  4. London
  5. E-mail
  6. The Samurai in Autumn
  7. Love is a Catastrophe
  8. Here
  9. The Night I Fell in Love
  10. You Choose

CD2

  1. Between Two Islands
  2. Searching for the Face of Jesus
  3. Time on my Hands
  4. Motoring (Demo)*
  5. Love Life**
  6. Transparent
  7. Sexy Northerner
  8. The Night is a Time to Explore Who You Are (Demo)*
  9. Closer to Heaven (Slow version)
  10. Run, Girl, Run (Demo)*
  11. I Didn’t Get Where I Am Today
  12. Always
  13. Home and Dry (Ambient Mix)
  14. Bright Young Things (Demo)*
  15. Kazak*
  16. A Powerful Friend (John Peel version)*
  17. If Looks Could Kill (John Peel version)*

CD3

  1. Try It (I’m in Love with a Married Man)
  2. Here (PSB New Extended Mix)
  3. If Looks Could Kill
  4. A Powerful Friend**
  5. Party Song
  6. No Excuse (Demo)*
  7. Blue on Blue
  8. Jack and Jill Party (Demo)*
  9. Baby (Demo)
  10. Flamboyant (Original demo)
  11. Miracles
  12. Flamboyant (7” Mix)
  13. Numb (Demo)
  14. In Private (featuring Elton John)
  15. Alone Again, Naturally (featuring Elton John)*
  16. Reunion (Electro Mix)*
  17. Bright Young Things
  18. We’re the Pet Shop Boys
  19. It’s a Sin (Barfly version)

Fundamental / Further listening 2005-2007

CD1

  1. Psychological
  2. The Sodom and Gomorrah Show
  3. I Made my Excuses and Left
  4. Minimal
  5. Numb
  6. God Willing
  7. Luna Park
  8. I’m with Stupid
  9. Casanova in Hell
  10. Twentieth Century
  11. Indefinite Leave to Remain
  12. Integral

CD2

  1. Fugitive (Richard X Extended Mix)
  2. Ring Road (Demo)*
  3. The Performance of my Life (Demo)*
  4. One-Way Street (Demo)*
  5. Girls Don’t Cry
  6. The Resurrectionist
  7. The Sodom and Gomorrah Show (Original demo)**
  8. Dancing in the Dusk (Demo)*
  9. After the Event
  10. The Former Enfant Terrible
  11. No Time for Tears (Orchestral Mix)*

 

  1. God Willing (Original full-length mix)*
  2. I’m with Stupid (PSB Maxi-mix)
  3. Answer the Phone! (Ringtone)**
  4. Where Are You? (Ringtone)**
  5. Water (Ringtone)**
  6. Numb (Single Mix)
  7. One Night
  8. A Certain “Je Ne Sais Quoi”
  9. Transfer (Visionaire Mix)*
  10. Integral (PSB Perfect Immaculate 7” Mix)**
  11. Integral (PSB Perfect Immaculate Mix)

* Previously unreleased
**Previously unreleased on CD