Pet Shop Boys announce CATALOGUE: 1985-2012
Pet Shop Boys are pleased to announce CATALOGUE: 1985-2012, a very special series of reissues that will include of all their studio albums released on Parlophone.
This definitive edition will feature each album from the duo’s discography on the label, remastered and accompanied by “further listening” albums of master quality bonus tracks and demos created in the same period of time as each album, as well as Pet Shop Boys’ own remixes of their tracks. Many tracks are being released for the first time. Each album will be packaged with an extensive booklet in which Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe discuss each song, illustrated with many archive photographs. The entire project is designed by Farrow Design.
The reissue series begins on July 28, with the release of three very different-sounding PSB albums: Nightlife, Release, and Fundamental. Each album is available on 180-gram vinyl, as well as on CD and digitally. The pre-order starts today with the track “For All Of Us” from Nightlife/Further Listening available for immediate download.
Nightlife, their darkly orchestrated collaboration with producers Rollo, Craig Armstrong and David Morales, originally released in 1999, is reissued with two “Further Listening” discs, including exclusive, unreleased tracks such as “Tall Thin Men” and “For All Of Us” as well as demo versions of “Vampires,” “Call Me Old-Fashioned,” and “Radiophonic.”
Also seeing a remastered reissue will be the album Release, featuring Johnny Marr on guitar. It also comes with two “further listening” albums of additional tracks including unreleased songs “Motoring,” “The Night Is A Time To Explore Who You Are,” “Run, Girl, Run,” and “Reunion,” as well as previously-unreleased John Peel versions of “A Powerful Friend” and “If Looks Could Kill,” as well as a previously-unreleased cover version of Gilbert O’Sullivan’s “Alone Again, Naturally” featuring Elton John.
The third PSB album to feature in this first batch of reissues is Fundamental, their magnificent Trevor Horn-produced album. As well as the remastered original album, there’s a 22-track “further listening” album of additional material including demos of unreleased songs such as “Ring Road,” “One-way Street,” and “Dancing In The Dusk,” alongside previously-unreleased mixes and remixes.
The CATALOGUE: 1985-2012 reissues will continue over the next year until all PSB Parlophone albums have been released with “further listening” albums:
Yes/Further listening: 2008-2010
Elysium/Further listening: 2011-2012
Please/Further listening: 1984-1986
Actually/Further listening: 1987-1988
Introspective/Further listening: 1988-1989
Behaviour/Further listening: 1990-1991
Very/Further listening: 1992-1994
Bilingual/Further listening: 1995-1997
The reissues of Please, Actually, Introspective, Behaviour, Very, and Bilingual were originally released with bonus “further listening” albums in 2001 and are being newly remastered with their original track-listings for these projects.