Love Is a Bourgeois Construct

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"Love Is a Bourgeois Construct"
Single by Pet Shop Boys
from the album Electric
B-side "Entschuldigung!", "Get It Online"
Released 1 September 2013 (digital download)
30 September 2013 (CD single)
Genre Hi-NRG[1][2]
Length 6:41 (album version)
4:09 ("nighttime" radio edit)
4:02 ("daytime" radio edit)
Label x2
Writer(s) Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe, Henry Purcell
Producer(s) Stuart Price
Pet Shop Boys singles chronology
"Vocal"
(2013)
"Love Is a Bourgeois Construct"
(2013)
"Thursday"
(2013)

"Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" is the third single from the Pet Shop Boys album Electric, released on 1 September 2013 as a digital download and on 30 September on CD. The song is based on the 1982 instrumental "Chasing Sheep Is Best Left to Shepherds", a minimalist piece by Michael Nyman, which was initially based on a hook by Henry Purcell.[3]

The Guardian named "Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" the fourth best track of the year,[4] and Slant Magazine listed the song number 18 on its "25 Best Singles of 2013" list.[5]

Live performances[edit]

It is performed on select dates of the Electric Tour.[6]

Release formats[edit]

The single was released on both digital and physical formats, featuring mixes by Little Boots, The Penelopes and Dave Audé plus two previously unreleased B-sides, "Entschuldigung!" and "Get It Online".

Digital bundle 1[7]
No. Title Length
1. "Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" (Nighttime radio edit) 4:10
2. "Entschuldigung!"   5:03
3. "Get It Online"   3:36
4. "Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" (The Penelopes Remix Radio Edit) 4:09
Digital bundle 2
No. Title Length
1. "Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" (The Penelopes Remix) 7:00
2. "Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" (Claptone Remix) 7:00
3. "Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" (Little Boots Discothèque edit) 6:50
4. "Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" (Dave Audé Big Dirty Dub) 6:16
5. "Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" (Claptone instrumental) 6:57
CD single
No. Title Length
1. "Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" (Nighttime radio edit) 4:10
2. "Entschuldigung!"   5:03
3. "Get It online"   3:36
4. "Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" (The Penelopes remix) 7:00
5. "Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" (Claptone remix) 7:00
6. "Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" (Little Boots Discothèque edit) 6:50
7. "Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" (Dave Audé Big Dirty Dub) 6:16
8. "Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" (Claptone instrumental) 6:57
9. "Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" (Little Boots Discothèque Dub) 6:50
Vinyl single
No. Title Length
1. "Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" (Album Version) 6:42
2. "Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" (The Penelopes remix) 7:00
3. "Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" (Claptone remix) 7:00
4. "Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" (Little Boots Discothèque Dub) 6:51
5. "Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" (Dave Audé Extended Vocal Remix) 6:47
6. "Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" (Claptone Instrumental) 6:57
7. "Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" (Dave Audé Big Dirty Dub Instrumental) 6:17
8. "Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" (The Penelopes Dub) 7:04

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[8] 105
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[9] 38

References[edit]