Ultimate Pet Shop Boys

Ultimate Pet Shop Boys

by Pet Shop BoysPet Shop Boys

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Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/09/2010
Label: Emi Import
UPC: 5099991939524
catalogNumber: 9193952
Rank: 22258

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   Composer
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
Chris Porter   Producer

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