Disco 3

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Disco 3
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Remix album by Pet Shop Boys
Released 3 February 2003
Length 51:54
Label Parlophone
Producer Pet Shop Boys, Chris Zippel, Felix da Housecat, Superchumbo, Blank & Jones
Pet Shop Boys chronology
Release
(2002)
Disco 3
(2003)
PopArt
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]
CANOE(mixed) [2]
Drowned in Sound(8/10) [3]
NME(9/10) [4]
PlayLouder4/5 stars [5]
PopMatters(mixed) [6]
Release Magazine(9/10) [7]

Disco 3 is an album by the English electronic music duo Pet Shop Boys. It was released in 2003. It 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, band of former Pet Shop Boys producer Bobby Orlando.

"Somebody Else's Business" and "Positive Role Model" were destined for their cancelled hits compilation in 2000. "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".

This album has been released with the Copy Control protection system in some regions.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Time on My Hands" (Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe) – 3:53
  2. "Positive Role Model" (Tennant, Lowe, Barry White, Tony Sepe, Sterling Radcliffe) – 4:02
  3. "Try It (I'm in Love with a Married Man)" (Bobby Orlando) – 4:47
  4. "London" (Thee Radikal Blaklite Edit) (Tennant, Lowe, Chris Zippel) – 5:44
  5. "Somebody Else's Business" (Tennant, Lowe) – 3:28
  6. "Here" (PSB new extended mix) (Tennant, Lowe) – 6:13
  7. "If Looks Could Kill" (Tennant, Lowe) – 4:11
  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) – 4:16

Personnel[edit]

  • Neil Tennant
  • Chris Lowe
Guest musicians/remixers
  • Pete Gleadall – programming on tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 9
  • Chris Zippel – programming on tracks 2 and 5. Additional keyboards on track 2
  • Felix Da Housecat – remix and additional production on track 4
  • Christian Hayes and Mark Refoy – guitar on track 7
  • Tom Stephan – remix and additional production on track 8
  • Piet Blank, Jaspa Jones and Andy Kaufold – remix and additional production on track 9
  • Robert Matt – Steinway piano on track 10

Notes[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[9] N/A 42,000 [10]^

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

  1. ^ DiGravina, Tim. "Pet Shop Boys: Disco 3 > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  2. ^ Stevenson, Jane (17 February 2003). "Disco 3". Jam! Music. CANOE. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Reed, Mark (14 February 2003). "Pet Shop Boys: Disco 3". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Robinson, Peter (18 February 2003). "Pet Shop Boys : Disco 3". NME. IPC Media. 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. ^ "American album certifications – Pet Shop Boys – Disco 3". 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
  10. ^ https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/58342/ask-billboard