Disco 2

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Disco 2
PetShopBoysDisco2.jpg
Remix album by
Released12 September 1994
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 eighth album by English electronic music duo Pet Shop Boys, released in September 1994 by Parlophone Records. It consists of remixes of songs from their albums Behaviour (1990) and Very (1993) as well as B-sides from the time.

Background and composition[edit]

The album was an attempt to showcase the duo's recent remixes and possibly recreate some of the critical success of the earlier remix collection Disco (1986), however Disco 2 is one of the Pet Shop Boys' most poorly received albums by critics and fans.[citation needed] 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.

Originally, Pet Shop Boys planned to release an expanded version of the 1993 limited album Relentless mixed with their favourite remixes and they got Danny Rampling to try a megamix of Relentless tracks and remixes, but they were not happy with the results.[citation needed]

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]

Disco 2[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

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 Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[4] 6
US Billboard 200[5] 75

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[6] N/A 131,000[7]^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

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 2007-10-01.
  4. ^ "Pet Shop Boys - full Official Chart History - Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Pet Shop Boys Disco 2 Chart History". Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  6. ^ "American album certifications – Pet Shop Boys – Disco 2". Recording Industry Association of America. 1 September 1996. Retrieved 14 January 2017. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  7. ^ "Ask Billboard". Retrieved 18 June 2018.