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Ultimate Pet Shop Boys

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
By 2010, the Pet Shop Boys' discography had grown to such a size that any one-disc compilation was bound to just scratch the surface, and that's what Ultimate does, splendidly. Chronologically too, as the set opens with their debut -- and still signature -- hit, "West End Girls," before laying out a lopsided history lesson that favors their early years and then sprints through their other eras before closing with the 2010 previously unreleased number "Together." Along the way there are grand moments like the Dusty Springfield collaboration "What Have I Done to Deserve This?," the melancholy and moving "Being Boring," plus their minimal electro comeback single, "Love ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
By 2010, the Pet Shop Boys' discography had grown to such a size that any one-disc compilation was bound to just scratch the surface, and that's what Ultimate does, splendidly. Chronologically too, as the set opens with their debut -- and still signature -- hit, "West End Girls," before laying out a lopsided history lesson that favors their early years and then sprints through their other eras before closing with the 2010 previously unreleased number "Together." Along the way there are grand moments like the Dusty Springfield collaboration "What Have I Done to Deserve This?," the melancholy and moving "Being Boring," plus their minimal electro comeback single, "Love Etc.," which proved that the synth pop pioneers were still relevant in the age of La Roux. Casual fans get to get catch up on important late-period singles they probably missed, and while it's easy to argue about the B-list choices (whether "Paninaro" should be here instead of "Before"), the only glaring omission is their second single, "Opportunities." But look at the overabundance of great early tracks, and deciding what to sacrifice would be difficult. Take the one-disc limitation into consideration and the set is certainly Ultimate.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/9/2010
  • Label: Emi Import
  • EAN: 5099991939524
  • Catalog Number: 9193952
  • Sales rank: 10,845

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pet Shop Boys Primary Artist
Dusty Springfield Vocals, Guest Appearance
Technical Credits
Alice Cooper Composer
Pet Shop Boys Producer
Mark James Composer
David Morales Composer, Producer
Brothers in Rhythm Producer
Henri Belolo Composer
Johnny Christopher Composer
Adam Clayton Composer
Harold Faltermeyer Producer
Bob Gaudio Composer
Stephen Hague Producer
Trevor Horn Producer
Chris Lowe Composer, Lyricist
Lewis A. Martineé Producer
Julian Mendelsohn Producer
Jacques Morali Composer
Larry Mullen Jr. Composer
Chris Porter Producer
Andy Richards Producer
Danny Tenaglia Producer
Neil Tennant Composer, Lyricist
Allee Willis Composer
Victor Willis Composer
Paul Hewson Composer
Adam F Composer, Producer
Brian Higgins Composer, Producer
Wayne Carson Thompson Composer
Nego Do Barbalho Composer
Tim Powell Composer, Producer
Xenomania Producer
Dan Fresh Stein Producer
Farrow Art Direction
Owen Parker Composer
Bob Crew Composer
Tim Young Mastering
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  • Posted July 21, 2012

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    Jubilant and Straightforward

    “Ultimate Pet Shop Boys” by the Pet Shop Boys is a fascinating organization highlighting some of the hits that represent their sound. My two personal favorites from this compilation are “Miracles” and “Together”. At the time of this writing, I have not yet seen the “Miracles” video but intend to do so. However, I have seen the “Together” video and feel that it fits perfectly with the song. “West End Girls”,”It’s A Sin”, “What Have I Done to Deserve This”, “Always On My Mind”, “Heart”, “Se A Vida E (That’s The Way Life Is)” and “Love Etc” are some of the catchy musical tracks on this cd. “Ultimate Pet Shop Boys” by the Pet Shop Boys is a great selection for those who enjoy electronica, synth pop, and/or candid love songs.

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