Disco (Pet Shop Boys album)
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|Released||17 November 1986|
|Pet Shop Boys chronology|
Disco is the first remix album by English electronic duo Pet Shop Boys, released on 17 November 1986 by Parlophone Records in the United Kingdom and by EMI America Records in the United States. Disco consists of remixes of tracks from the band's debut album Please and its respective B-sides. The album includes remixes by Arthur Baker, Shep Pettibone and the Pet Shop Boys themselves.
According to interviews, the album was released to showcase music they deemed non-radio friendly. In actual fact, with the exception of Suburbia, all the mixes on Disco were either rare import remixes or previously unreleased.
In The Night - possibly originally intended for the b-side of the original 12" 1985 release of Opportunities (the sleeve of which lists 'In The Night (Extended)' but in fact played the 7" version; previously unreleased
Suburbia - aka The Full Horror (standard 12" version)
Opportunities - aka 'Version Latina' from the remix 12" of the original 1985 release of Opportunities which at the time of the release of Disco was changing hands for up to £100
Paninaro - aka The Italian Remix aka The Pet Shop Boys Mix, previously available only on a very limited edition 12" in Italy
Love Comes Quickly - aka the Shep Pettibone Mastermix, previously available only on 12" in the USA; an edit of which also appeared on the 7" double-pack of Suburbia
West End Girls - different from the version released on the remix 12"; previously unreleased
In addition, Pet Shop Boys would later release the remix albums Disco 2, Disco 3 and Disco 4, although the concepts of these compilations differ greatly from the original Disco album: Disco 2 is a continuous mega-mix of dance remixes, Disco 3 is a mixture of remixes and new songs and Disco 4 consists exclusively of tracks remixed by the Pet Shop Boys, mainly by other artists.
The sleeve cover is a still of Chris Lowe from the promo video of "Paninaro", which was directed by Pet Shop Boys themselves.
The original version of "In the Night" was the B-side to the original release of "Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)". Arthur Baker's Extended Mix of "In the Night" was used as the theme for the BBC's The Clothes Show.
- "In the Night" (Arthur Baker's Extended mix) – 6:28
- "Suburbia" (Julian Mendelssohn's Full Horror mix) – 8:56
- "Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)" (Ron Dean Miller and Latin Rascals' Version Latina) – 5:34
- "Paninaro" (Pet Shop Boys and David Jacob's Italian mix) – 8:35
- "Love Comes Quickly" (Shep Pettibone's Mastermix) – 7:38
- "West End Girls" (Shep Pettibone's Disco mix) – 9:03
- Andy Richards – Fairlight on track 2
- Gary Barnacle – Saxophone on track 2
- Blue Weaver and Khris Kallis – Additional keyboards on track 3
- Adrien Cook – Fairlight on track 4
- Andy Mackay – Saxophone on track 5