Actually

Actually

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by Pet Shop Boys
     
 

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With their second album, Actually, the Pet Shop Boys perfected their melodic, detached dance-pop. Where most of Please was dominated by the beats, the rhythms on Actually are part of a series of intricate arrangements that create a glamorous but disposable backdrop for Neil Tennant's talesSee more details below

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With their second album, Actually, the Pet Shop Boys perfected their melodic, detached dance-pop. Where most of Please was dominated by the beats, the rhythms on Actually are part of a series of intricate arrangements that create a glamorous but disposable backdrop for Neil Tennant's tales of isolation, boredom, money, and loneliness. Not only are the arrangements more accomplished, but the songs themselves are more striking, incorporating a strong sense of melody, as evidenced by "What Have I Done to Deserve This?," a duet with Dusty Springfield. Tennant's lyrics are clever and direct, chronicling the lives and times of urban, lonely, and bored yuppies of the late '80s. And the fact that dance-pop is considered a disposable medium by most mainstream critics and listeners only increases the reserved emotional undercurrent of Actually, as well as its irony.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/12/2008
Label:
Imports
UPC:
5099926829029
catalogNumber:
843528
Rank:
52523

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pet Shop Boys   Primary Artist
Dusty Springfield   Vocals
Andy Richards   fairlight
Blue Weaver   fairlight
Adrien Cook   fairlight

Technical Credits

Pet Shop Boys   Producer
Angelo Badalamenti   Contributor,Orchestral Arrangements
Stephen Hague   Producer
Chris Lowe   Composer
Dave Meegan   Engineer
Julian Mendelsohn   Producer,Engineer
Shep Pettibone   Producer
Tony Phillips   Engineer
Andy Richards   Producer
Neil Tennant   Composer
Allee Willis   Composer
David Jacob   Producer,Engineer

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