Disco 2

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Disco 2
Pet Shop Boys - Disco 2.png
Remix album by
Released12 September 1994 (1994-09-12)
Recorded1990–1994
Genre
Length47:58
LabelParlophone
Producer
Pet Shop Boys chronology
Very
(1993)
Disco 2
(1994)
Alternative
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau(dud)[2]

Disco 2 is the second remix album by English synth-pop duo Pet Shop Boys. It was released on 12 September 1994 by Parlophone. It consists of remixes of songs from the duo's albums Behaviour (1990) and Very (1993), as well as B-sides from the time.

Background and composition[edit]

The tracks on the CD were mixed into one long continuous megamix by DJ Danny Rampling. As a result, most of the tracks are in edited versions, having been cut off mid-way through in a crossfade into the following tracks (as a DJ might do while mixing music live). Some of the tracks were reduced by more than half of their original lengths in this way. In addition, some tracks were sped up or slowed down, in order to match the overall tempo of the mix.

A limited edition of the album was released in the United States which contained a second CD with B-sides and additional mixes.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Absolutely Fabulous" (Rollo Our Tribe Tongue-In Cheek Mix) – 0:29
  2. "I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind of Thing" (Beatmasters Extended Nude Mix) – 4:15
  3. "I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind of Thing" (DJ Pierre Wild Pitch Mix) – 2:59
  4. "Go West" (Heller & Farley Project Mix) – 3:40
  5. "Liberation" (E Smoove 12" Mix) – 6:09
  6. "So Hard" (Morales Red Zone Mix) – 2:48
  7. "Can You Forgive Her?" (Rollo Dub) – 4:03
  8. "Yesterday, When I Was Mad" (Junior Vasquez Fabulous Dub) – 4:54
  9. "Absolutely Fabulous" (Rollo Our Tribe Tongue-In Cheek Mix) – 6:01
  10. "Yesterday, When I Was Mad" (Coconut 1 12" Mix) – 2:12
  11. "Yesterday, When I Was Mad" (Jam & Spoon Mix) – 5:01
  12. "We All Feel Better in the Dark" (Brothers in Rhythm After Hours Climax Mix) – 5:21 *Mislabeled. This is actually the Ambient Mix

US limited edition bonus CD[edit]

  1. "Decadence" – 3:55
  2. "Some Speculation" – 6:33
  3. "Euroboy" – 4:28
  4. "Yesterday, When I Was Mad" (RAF Zone Dub Mix) – 5:37
  5. "I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind of Thing" (7" Mix) – 4:45[3]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[4] 181
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[5] 35
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[6] 54
European Albums (Music & Media)[7] 28
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[8] 15
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[9] 47
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[10] 23
Scottish Albums (OCC)[11] 15
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[12] 21
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[13] 33
UK Albums (OCC)[14] 6
US Billboard 200[15] 75

Sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Brazil 50,000[16]
United States 131,000[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Pet Shop Boys: Disco 2" at AllMusic. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Pet Shop Boys". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  3. ^ "Pet Shop Boys discography". Retrieved 1 October 2007.
  4. ^ "Response from ARIA re: Pet Shop Boys ARIA chart history, received 29 May 2018". Retrieved 26 April 2020 – via Imgur. N.B. The "NAT" column displays the release's peak position on the national chart.
  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Pet Shop Boys – Disco 2" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Pet Shop Boys – Disco 2" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  7. ^ "European Top 100 Albums" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 11 no. 40. 1 October 1994. p. 12. OCLC 29800226. Retrieved 26 April 2020 – via American Radio History.
  8. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin – levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava. p. 233. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5.
  9. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Pet Shop Boys – Disco 2" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  10. ^ "ペット・ショップ・ボーイズのアルバム売り上げランキング" [Pet Shop Boys album sales ranking] (in Japanese). Oricon. Archived from the original on 4 January 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  11. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  12. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Pet Shop Boys – Disco 2". Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  13. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Pet Shop Boys – Disco 2". Hung Medien. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  14. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  15. ^ "Pet Shop Boys Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  16. ^ Paladino, Patricia (9 December 1994). "Discografia marcada pela 'dance music'". Jornal do Brasil (in Portuguese) (245). p. 38. Retrieved 7 April 2020 – via Hemeroteca Digital Brasileira.
  17. ^ Caulfield, Keith (23 May 2006). "Ask Billboard: Pet Shop Shopping". Billboard. Archived from the original on 20 May 2018. Retrieved 5 March 2018.