Introspective

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Featuring a mere six tracks, most of them well over six minutes in length, Introspective was a move back to the clubs for the Pet Shop Boys. Over the course of the album, they incorporated various dance techniques that were currently in vogue, including Latin rhythms and house textures. The title isn't entirely an arch joke, however. Like Actually, Introspective was an exploration of distant, disaffected yuppies, which naturally resulted in a good deal of self-analyzation. Melodically, the essential song structures were as strong and multi-layered as the previous album, yet that was hard to hear beneath the varying rhythmic textures that composed the bulk of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Featuring a mere six tracks, most of them well over six minutes in length, Introspective was a move back to the clubs for the Pet Shop Boys. Over the course of the album, they incorporated various dance techniques that were currently in vogue, including Latin rhythms and house textures. The title isn't entirely an arch joke, however. Like Actually, Introspective was an exploration of distant, disaffected yuppies, which naturally resulted in a good deal of self-analyzation. Melodically, the essential song structures were as strong and multi-layered as the previous album, yet that was hard to hear beneath the varying rhythmic textures that composed the bulk of each track. Nevertheless, the mixes are more compelling than the remixes on Disco, and the songs include several of their best numbers, including "Left to My Own Devices" and "Domino Dancing," as well as the reconstruction of "Always on My Mind" and a cover of Blaze's club classic, "It's Alright."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/16/1995
  • Label: Parlophone (Wea)
  • UPC: 724381983126
  • Catalog Number: 198312
  • Sales rank: 36,491

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pet Shop Boys Primary Artist
Mike Bakst Keyboards
Sharon Blackwell Vocals
Sally Bradshaw Vocals
Ed Calle Brass
Tony Concepcion Trumpet, Brass
Nestor Gomez Guitar
Derek Green Vocals
Paul Lee Vocals
Richard Niles Conductor
Fro Sosa Keyboards
Iris Sutherland Vocals
Yvonne White Vocals
Judy Bennett Vocals
Mario Friendo Vocals
Herbie Joseph Vocals
Gee Morris Vocals
Dee Ricketts Vocals
Voice in Fashion Background Vocals
Dana Tebor Brass
Kenneth William Faulk Brass
Technical Credits
Pet Shop Boys Producer, Cover Design
Frankie Knuckles Producer
Mark James Composer
Mike Bakst Brass Arrangment
Johnny Christopher Composer
Mike Couzzi Engineer
Trevor Horn Producer
Marshall Jefferson Composer
Steve Lipson Producer, Engineer
Chris Lowe Composer
Lewis A. Martineé Producer, Engineer, Brass Arrangment
Julian Mendelsohn Producer, Engineer
Michael Nelson Engineer
Richard Niles Arranger
Andy Richards Programming, Contributor
Neil Tennant Composer
Blue Weaver Programming, Contributor
David Jacob Producer, Engineer
Mark Farrow Cover Design
Wayne Carson Thompson Composer
At Three Associates Cover Design
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