Pet Shop Boys (1981–present) are an English synth-pop duo, formed in London in 1981 and consisting of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe.
Pet Shop Boys have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, and are listed as the most successful duo in UK music history by The Guinness Book of Records. Three-time Brit Award winners and six-time Grammy nominees, since 1985 they have achieved 42 Top 30 singles, 22 of them Top 10 hits in the UK Singles Chart, including four UK number ones: “West End Girls” (also number one on the US Billboard Hot 100), “It’s a Sin”, a synthpop version of “Always on My Mind”, and “Heart”. Other hit songs include a cover of “Go West”, “Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money)”, and “What Have I Done to Deserve This?” in a duet with Dusty Springfield. With five US top ten singles in the 1980s, they are associated with the Second British Invasion.
At the 2009 Brit Awards in London, Pet Shop Boys received an award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. In 2016, Billboard magazine named Pet Shop Boys the number one dance duo/group over the 40 years since the chart’s inception in 1976. In 2017, the duo received NME’s Godlike Genius Award.
Ultimate is a greatest hits compilation album by UK electronic music band Pet Shop Boys. It is their third greatest hits album, released on 1 November 2010 by their long-time label Parlophone. The album contains 18 previously released singles, in chronological order, and one new song (“Together”). Ultimate was released to celebrate 25 years since the band’s first single release “West End Girls” in standard single-CD and expanded CD/DVD configurations. It charted at number 27 on the UK Albums Chart on 7 November 2010, with first-week sales of 8,886 copies. On the European Top 100 Albums it reached number 50 on 20 November 2010.
The single “Together”, containing two cover tracks and an extended version of the song was released on 24 October 2010 digitally and on 29 November physically.
We also added tracks from the DVD that were not feature in the CD release.
“West End Girls”
“It’s a Sin”
“What Have I Done to Deserve This?” (with Dusty Springfield)
“Always on My Mind”
“Left to My Own Devices”
“Where the Streets Have No Name (I Can’t Take My Eyes off You)”
“Se a vida é (That’s the Way Life Is)”
“New York City Boy”
“Home and Dry”
“I’m with Stupid”
“Love Comes Quickly”
“Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money)”
“Can You Forgive Her?”
“A Red Letter Day”
“I Don’t Know What You Want But I Can’t Give It Any More”
“You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You’re Drunk”
“I Get Along”
Electric is the twelfth studio album by English synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys, to be released on 15 July 2013. Pet Shop Boys recorded the album in London, Berlin and Los Angeles from November 2012 to April 2013.
On 30 April 2013, the duo announced on their website that they had recorded the album over the “last six months”, with “Fluorescent” in particular “written and recorded within the last month”. Stuart Price was chosen to produce the album. Price finished mixing the album in late April 2013.
When Pet Shop Boys began working with Price, they made it clear that they wanted to make a “dance record”. Price stated that his goal was for every track to have a “euphoric, fresh feel to it”. The more dance-influenced nature of Electric was a response to the “reflective mood” of their previous album, Elysium.
The album is the first Pet Shop Boys studio album that was not released through Parlophone. The 28-year relationship between the duo and the label ended when Pet Shop Boys announced that Electric would be released through Kobalt Label Services. Pet Shop Boys subsequently announced that the album would appear on their own label, x2 (pronounced “times two”), under the Kobalt banner. Chris Lowe was given credit for naming the label. Pet Shop Boys intend to release all of their future albums on x2.
The album will be simultaneously released worldwide on 15 July 2013 in four formats: CD, digital download, Playbutton and LP. (Source: Wikipedia)
||“Love Is a Bourgeois Construct” (Pet Shop Boys, Michael Nyman)
||“Inside a Dream”
||“The Last to Die” (Bruce Springsteen)
||“Shouting in the Evening”
||“Thursday” (featuring Example)
Pet Shop Boys are an English electronic pop duo, consisting of Neil Tennant, who provides main vocals, keyboards and occasional guitar, and Chris Lowe on keyboards and occasional vocals.
Pet Shop Boys have sold 50 million records worldwide, and are listed as the most successful duo in UK music history by The Guinness Book of Records. Three-time Brit Award winners and six-time Grammy nominees, since 1985 they have achieved 42 Top 30 singles and 22 Top 10 hits in the UK Singles Chart, including four number ones: “West End Girls“, “It’s a Sin”, “Always on My Mind” and “Heart”.
At the 2009 BRIT Awards, Pet Shop Boys received an award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. The band’s eleventh studio album, titled Elysium (continuing their tradition of single word titles), was released in September 2012, the first single of which, titled “Winner”, was released on 2 July 2012. Their twelfth studio album Electric is due for release in July 2013. (Source: Wikipedia)