Pet Shop Boys: Format


Pet Shop Boys

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  • Release Date 14 May 2012
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Double CD Album
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The UK's most successful duo of all time need no introduction – The Pet Shop Boys' 12 UK Top 10 albums (with 7 certified platinum and total sales over 2.5 million records) and their 40 UK Top 20 singles (with 5.4 million sold in the UK alone) simply speak for themselves.

Their mountain of hit singles also contain a perhaps less well-known but equally exquisite collection of b-sides and bonus tracks. To celebrate this prolific song-writing and recording, an incredible 38 b-sides and bonus tracks have now been collected together from singles released between 1996 and 2009, to create 'Format'.

All tracks on 'Format' have been remastered and the booklet features an interview with Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe by Jon Savage (author of 'England's Dreaming' and 'Teenage').

'Format' follows on from the 1995 release, 'Alternative', which collected the duo's b-sides from 1985 to 1994.

Pet Shop Boys are currently working on their 11th studio album which is due for release in early autumn this year.

1 The truck driver and his mate  
2 Hit and miss  
3 In the night (1995)  
4 Betrayed  
5 Discoteca (New Version)  
6 How I learned to hate rock 'n' roll  
7 The calm before the storm  
8 Confidential (Demo for Tina)  
9 The boy who couldn't keep his clothes on  
10 Delusions of grandeur  
11 The view from your balcony  
12 Disco potential  
13 Silver age  
14 Screaming  
15 The ghost of myself  
16 Casting a shadow  
17 Lies  
18 Sexy Northerner  
1 Always  
2 Nightlife  
3 Searching for the face of Jesus  
4 Between two islands  
5 Friendly fire  
6 We're the Pet Shop Boys  
7 Transparent  
8 I didn't get where I am today  
9 The Resurrectionist  
10 Girls don't cry  
11 In private (7-inch mix): Pet Shop Boys with Elton John  
12 Blue on blue  
13 No time for tears (7-inch mix)  
14 Bright young things  
15 Party song  
16 We're all criminals now  
17 Gin and Jag  
18 After the event  
19 The former enfant terrible  
20 Up and down