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1996-2009

38 remastered tracks
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Before

CD single format of ‘Before’, released 4th May 1996.

Included the euphoric epic ‘The truck-driver and his mate’, the melancholy masterpiece ‘Hit and miss’ and the re-vamped Clothes Show theme ‘In the night’ as b-sides.

Before

Se a vida é

CD single format of ‘Se a vida é’, released 24th August 1996.

Included the anti rock ‘n’ roll statement ‘How I learned to hate rock-and-roll’ and the Drum and Bass track ‘Betrayed’ as b-sides.

Se a vida é

Single-Bilingual

CD single format of ‘Single-Bilingual’, released 23rd November 1996.

Originally accompanied by an alternative version of the club-culture commentary ‘Discoteca’, the apprehensive ‘The calm before the storm’ and ‘Confidential‘ (originally written for Tina Turner) as b-sides.

Single-Bilingual

Somewhere

CD single format of ‘Somewhere’, released 5th July 1997

Included the sunset vista inspired ‘The view from your balcony’ and the disco-rock ‘Disco potential’ as b-sides.

Somewhere

I don’t know what you want but I can’t give it any more

CD single format of ‘I don’t know what you want but I can’t give it any more’, released 31st July 1999.

Originally accompanied by ‘Silver Age’, a track inspired by an Anna Akhmatova poem and ‘Screaming’, written for an album of music inspired by the remake of the film ‘Psycho’ as b-sides.

I don't know

New York City boy

CD single format of ‘New York City boy’, released 9th October 1999.

The single included the b-sides ‘The ghost of myself’ (a snapshot of Chelsea in 1979) and ‘Casting a shadow’, written for the solar eclipse of 1999.

New York City boy

You only tell me you love me when you’re drunk

CD single format of ‘You only tell me you love me when you’re drunk’, released 15th January 2000.

The first Pet Shop Boys single of the new millennium included ‘Lies’ as its b-side.

You only tell me you love me when you’re drunk

Home and dry

CD single format of ‘Home and dry’, released in 30th March 2002

Included the live favourite ‘Sexy northerner’ and the wistful ‘Always’ as b-sides.

Home and dry

I get along

CD single format of ‘I get along’, released 27th July 2002.

Includes the Elvis inspired ‘Searching for the face of Jesus’ and the travel tales of ‘Between two islands’ as b-sides.

I get along

Miracles

CD single format of ‘Miracles’, released 29th November 2003

A cover version of ‘We’re the Pet Shop Boys’ (yes, not actually written by the duo) was selected as a b-side along with the sparse electro of ‘Transparent’.

Miracles

Flamboyant

CD single CD single format of ‘Flamboyant’, released 10th April 2004.

Included the psychedelic-sampling electro-rock ‘I didn’t get where I am today’ as the b-side.

FlamboyantFlamboyant

I’m with Stupid

CD single format of ‘I’m with Stupid’, released 20th May 2006.

B-sides on the CD single included ‘The Resurrectionist’ (a tale of murky medical practices in 19th century London) and the story of a girl on the run in ‘Girls don’t cry’.

I'm with stupid

Minimal

CD single format of ‘Minimal’, released 5th August 2006.

Originally recorded with Dusty Springfield in the 80s, a seven-inch mix of ‘In private’ was finally released as a b-side on the ‘Minimal’ CD.

Minimal

Numb

CD single format of ‘Numb’, released 28th October 2006.

Recorded for the film of the same name, ‘Bright young things’ featured as the b-side to ‘Numb’ along with ‘Party song’, inspired by Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’.

Numb

Did you see me coming?

CD single format of ‘Did you see me coming?’, released 13th June 2009

Effectively an EP with its three b-sides, the CD single included a commentary on celebrity deaths in ‘After the event’, a tale of rock ‘n’ roll hypocrisy in ‘The former enfant terrible’ and the electro pop of ‘Up and down’.

Did you see me coming?Did you see me coming?

Love etc.

CD single format of ‘Love etc.’, released 28th March 2009.

Included the sinister true story of ‘Gin and Jag’ as a b-side

Love etc.

A red letter day

CD single format of ‘A red letter day’, released 29th March 1997.

B-sides to the single included the tale of youthful escapism ‘The boy who couldn’t keep his clothes on’ and the ode to megalomania ‘Delusions of grandeur’.

A red letter day

New York City boy

Cassette single format of ‘New York City boy’, released 9th October 1999

Included the b-side ‘The ghost of myself’, a musical snapshot of Chelsea in 1979.

New York City boy

I don’t know what you want but I can’t give it any more

Cassette single format of ‘I don’t know what you want but I can’t give it any more’, released 31st July 1999.

Originally accompanied by ‘Silver Age’, a track inspired by an Anna Akhmatova poem and ‘Screaming’, written for an album of music inspired by the remake of the film ‘Psycho’.

I don’t know what you want but I can’t give it any more

Somewhere

Cassette single format of ‘Somewhere’, released 5th July 1997.

Included the sunset vista inspired ‘The view from your balcony’ as its b-side.

Somewhere

Single-Bilingual

Cassette single format of ‘Single-Bilingual’, released 23rd November 1996.

Featured an alternative version of the club-culture commentary ‘Discoteca’ as its b-side.

Single-Bilingual

Se a vida é

Cassette single format of ‘Se a vida é’, released 24th August 1996.

Proving everyone wrong who thought the Pet Shop Boys couldn’t do Jungle was ‘Betrayed’, a Drum and Bass brother to the a-side ‘Se a vida é’.

Se a vida é

Before

Cassette single format of ‘Before’, released 4th May 1996.

Included the euphoric swagger of ‘The truck-driver and his mate’ as its b-side.

Before

Numb

Seven-inch single format of ‘Numb’, released 28th October 2006.

The ‘Numb’ seven-inch included ‘Party song’, inspired by Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ as its b-side.

Numb

Minimal

Seven-inch single format of ‘Minimal’, released in 5th August 2006.

Originally recorded with Dusty Springfield in the 80s, a seven-inch mix of ‘In private’ finally was released as a b-side on the ‘Minimal’ seven-inch.

Minimal

I’m with Stupid

Seven-inch single format of ‘I’m with Stupid’, released 20th May 2006.

Included the story of a girl on the run in ‘Girls don’t cry’ as the b-side.

I’m with Stupid

Minimal

DVD single format of ‘Minimal’, released 5th August 2006.

Accompanied by the Giorgio Moroder-esque ‘Blue on blue’ and ‘No time for tears’ (which was originally intended for single release) as b-sides.

Minimal

I get along

DVD single format of ‘I get along’, released 27th July 2002.

Includes the luscious orchestral track ‘Friendly fire’ as its b-side.

I get along

Home and dry

DVD single format of ‘Home and dry’, released in 30th March 2002.

The first Pet Shop Boys DVD single featured the b-side ‘Nightlife’, originally written for the album of the same name.

Home and dry