Discography: The Complete Singles Collection

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Most of the Pet Shop Boys' albums are well-crafted and thoroughly intriguing in their own right, but dance-pop is a medium that is driven by hit singles. Discography collects all the duo's numerous hit singles, including a handful of non-album tracks, in their original 7" single mix, which occasionally varies from the album version, particularly in the case of the Introspective material. Presented chronologically, the singles not only demonstrate the band's increasing musical sophistication, they illustrate what fine songwriters Tennant and Lowe are. These 18 songs form one of the most consistent and innovative bodies of work of its era. Some of the production ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Most of the Pet Shop Boys' albums are well-crafted and thoroughly intriguing in their own right, but dance-pop is a medium that is driven by hit singles. Discography collects all the duo's numerous hit singles, including a handful of non-album tracks, in their original 7" single mix, which occasionally varies from the album version, particularly in the case of the Introspective material. Presented chronologically, the singles not only demonstrate the band's increasing musical sophistication, they illustrate what fine songwriters Tennant and Lowe are. These 18 songs form one of the most consistent and innovative bodies of work of its era. Some of the production techniques have dated slightly, but the music has remained impressive.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/5/1991
  • Label: Parlophone (Wea)
  • UPC: 077779709724
  • Catalog Number: 970972
  • Sales rank: 2,261

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pet Shop Boys Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Greg Bone Guitar
Andy Duncan Percussion
Tessa Niles Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Pet Shop Boys Producer
Mark James Composer
Brothers in Rhythm Producer
Johnny Christopher Composer
Adam Clayton Composer
Mike Couzzi Engineer
Scott Davidson Programming
Harold Faltermeyer Producer
Bob Gaudio Composer
Stephen Hague Composer, Producer, Engineer
Trevor Horn Producer
Johnathon J. Jeczalik Producer
Marshall Jefferson Composer
Bob Kraushaar Engineer
Steve Lipson Producer, Engineer
Chris Lowe Composer
George Marino Mastering
Lewis A. Martineé Producer, Engineer
Julian Mendelsohn Producer, Engineer
Larry Mullen Jr. Composer
Tony Phillips Engineer
Brian Reeves Engineer
Andy Richards Producer
Pete Schwier Engineer
Ren Swan Engineer
Neil Tennant Composer
Allee Willis Composer
Paul Wright Engineer
David Jacob Engineer
Paul Hewson Composer
Wayne Carson Thompson Composer
Bob Crew Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not just for 80's nostalgists!

    This leaves all other "greatest hits" collections in the dust. Taken individually, the songs are impressive. As a collection, their brilliance is dazzling, almost blindingly so. Where to start? The sound-effects laden "Suburbia." The dramatic "It's a Sin." "Rent" and "Being Boring" are gorgeous. "Left to My Own Devices" is symphonic disco perfected. Finally, the obligatory bonus track "Was it Worth It?" is a joyous close to the proceedings. The only less than brilliant numbers are "Love Comes Quickly" and "It's Alright." Otherwise, this group of lovingly crafted melodies and smart, witty lyrics is indispensable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    PSB - Reflective, yet ahead of, their time(s)

    PSB has been a favourite since "West End Girls" came out in '85 for their grasp both of imaging and sonic production. There's also a good measure of social comment in their works - when I moved to London a few years ago, I then understood "West End" brilliantly for its accurate portrayal of class divisions and the chasm between them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Underated Group

    This is a great compilation of a very underated group 80's group (at least here in the US). My two faves are West End Girls and Left to My Own Devices. A must have for 80's freaks and 30-somethings out there.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This band ROCKS

    I just heard about them only a few days ago. They are the best! I love this cd, i find only one problem. They don't have the song Go West on it. That song is also a great song. I advise not liking, loving this band

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Pet Shop Boys

    They are one of the best cd's I have heard in a long time. I just discovered them a few months ago. They rock!

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