Disco 3

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Disco 3
Pet Shop Boys - Disco 3.png
Remix album by
Released3 February 2003 (2003-02-03)
Studio
Length51:54
LabelParlophone
Producer
  • Pet Shop Boys
  • Chris Zippel
Pet Shop Boys chronology
Release
(2002)
Disco 3
(2003)
PopArt: The Hits
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]
Drowned in Sound8/10[2]
Jam!Mixed[3]
NME9/10[4]
PlayLouder[5]
PopMattersMixed[6]
Release Magazine9/10[7]

Disco 3 is the third remix album by English synth-pop duo Pet Shop Boys, released on 3 February 2003 by Parlophone. The album consists of five remixes of songs and B-sides from their previous album, Release, three new tracks, a new recording of "Positive Role Model" from their 2001 musical Closer to Heaven, and a cover version of "Try It (I'm in Love with a Married Man)", originally by Oh Romeo, the band of former Pet Shop Boys producer Bobby Orlando. "Positive Role Model" also appeared on the Germany-only single "London" in 2002 as a B-side.

"If Looks Could Kill" and "Try It..." debuted during a 2002 Peel Session, along with "A Powerful Friend", a song that remained unreleased until it was uploaded to the "Exclusives Tracks" section of the band's official website.[8] It was also released as the b-side to their 2010 single "Love Life".

As of May 2006, the album had sold 42,000 copies in the United States.[9]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Time on My Hands"Pet Shop Boys3:53
2."Positive Role Model"
  • Tennant
  • Lowe
  • Barry White
  • Anthony Sepe
  • Peter Sterling Radcliffe
  • Pet Shop Boys
  • Chris Zippel
4:02
3."Try It (I'm in Love with a Married Man)"Bobby OrlandoPet Shop Boys4:47
4."London" (Thee Radikal Blaklite edit)
  • Tennant
  • Lowe
  • Zippel
5:44
5."Somebody Else's Business"
  • Tennant
  • Lowe
  • Zippel
  • Pet Shop Boys
3:28
6."Here" (PSB new extended mix)
  • Tennant
  • Lowe
Pet Shop Boys[c]6:13
7."If Looks Could Kill"
  • Tennant
  • Lowe
Pet Shop Boys4:11
8."Sexy Northerner" (Superchumbo mix)
  • Tennant
  • Lowe
8:36
9."Home and Dry" (Blank & Jones remix)
  • Tennant
  • Lowe
6:36
10."London" (Genuine Piano mix)
  • Tennant
  • Lowe
  • Zippel
Zippel4:16

Notes[edit]

  • ^[a] signifies a remixer and additional producer
  • ^[b] signifies an original producer
  • ^[c] signifies a main producer and remixer

Sample credits[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Disco 3.[10]

Pet Shop Boys[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Pete Gleadall – programming (tracks 1–3, 5–7, 9)
  • Chris Zippel – programming (tracks 2, 5); additional keyboards (track 2)
  • Christian Hayes – guitars (track 7)
  • Mark Refoy – guitars (track 7)
  • Robert Matt – Steinway piano (track 10)

Technical[edit]

  • Pet Shop Boys – production (tracks 1–3, 5–7); remix (track 6); original production (tracks 8, 9)
  • Bob Kraushaar – mixing, engineering (tracks 1, 7)
  • Pete Gleadall – engineering (tracks 1, 3, 6, 8, 9); mixing (tracks 3, 4); vocal recording (track 10)
  • Chris Zippel – production, engineering (tracks 2, 5, 10); original production, original engineering (track 4); mixing (tracks 5, 10)
  • Florian Richter – mixing (track 2)
  • Kai Diener – mixing (track 2)
  • Felix da Housecat – remix, additional production (track 4)
  • Tom Stephan – remix, additional production (track 8)
  • Piet Blank – remix, additional production (track 9)
  • Jaspa Jones – remix, additional production (track 9)
  • Andy Kaufhold – remix, additional production (track 9)

Artwork[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart performance for Disco 3
Chart (2003) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[11] 153
Australian Dance Albums (ARIA)[12] 17
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[13] 24
European Albums (Music & Media)[14] 59
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[15] 33
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[16] 196
Scottish Albums (OCC)[17] 57
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[18] 43
UK Albums (OCC)[19] 36
US Billboard 200[20] 188
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[21] 1

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Tracks 1 and 7; vocals on track 10
  2. ^ Tracks 2, 5 and 10
  3. ^ Tracks 2 and 3; remix on track 6; engineering on track 8
  4. ^ Track 4
  5. ^ Remix on track 9
  6. ^ Track 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ DiGravina, Tim. "Pet Shop Boys: Disco 3 > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  2. ^ Reed, Mark (14 February 2003). "Pet Shop Boys: Disco 3". Drowned in Sound. Archived from the original on 17 November 2017. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  3. ^ Stevenson, Jane (17 February 2003). "Disco 3". Jam!. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  4. ^ Robinson, Peter (18 February 2003). "Pet Shop Boys : Disco 3". NME. ISSN 0028-6362. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  5. ^ Moffat, Iain (31 January 2003). "Disco 3: Pet Shop Boys". PlayLouder. Archived from the original on 25 August 2003.
  6. ^ Medsker, David (10 March 2003). "Pet Shop Boys: Disco 3". PopMatters. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  7. ^ Forsberg, Niklas (5 February 2003). "Pet Shop Boys: Disco 3". Release Magazine. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  8. ^ "02/10/2002 - Pet Shop Boys". Keeping it Peel. BBC Radio 1. Retrieved 16 June 2006.
  9. ^ Caulfield, Keith (23 May 2006). "Ask Billboard: Pet Shop Shopping". Billboard. Archived from the original on 20 May 2018. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  10. ^ Disco 3 (liner notes). Pet Shop Boys. Parlophone. 2003. 7243 5 82140 2 4.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  11. ^ "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.
  12. ^ "ARIA Dance – Week Commencing 17th February 2003" (PDF). The ARIA Report (678): 13. 17 February 2003. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 February 2008. Retrieved 26 April 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
  13. ^ "Danishcharts.dk – Pet Shop Boys – Disco 3". Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  14. ^ "European Top 100 Albums" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 21, no. 9. 22 February 2003. p. 8. OCLC 29800226 – via World Radio History.
  15. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Pet Shop Boys – Disco 3" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  16. ^ "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.
  17. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  18. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Pet Shop Boys – Disco 3". Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  19. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  20. ^ "Pet Shop Boys Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  21. ^ "Pet Shop Boys Chart History (Top Dance/Electronic Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 25 April 2020.