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Disc: 1
1. Don't Cry Tonight - Savage
2. Take A Chance - MR. FLAGIO
3. Dirty Talk - Klein & Mbo
4. Passion - The Flirts
5. Ti Sento - Matia Bazaar
6. Never Be Alone - Justice
7. The Show Must Go On - Queen
8. Stand On The Word - Celestial Choir
9. I Was Born This Way - Carl Bean
10. I'd Rather Leave While I'm In Love - Dusty Springfield
Disc: 2
1. Traum - Fairmont
2. Pulse Pause Repeat - Daniel Lentz
3. Microgravity - Biosphere
4. Come In! (II Movement) - Ensemble Opus Posth
5. Promenade Sentimentale (Sentimental Walk) - Vladimir Cosma
6. La Baie - Etienne Daho
7. Tiny - Vessel
8. Laura's Theme - Craig Armstrong
9. One Two Three No Gravity (Dettinger Mix) - Closer Musik
10. Goin' Back - Dusty Springfield
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  • Audio CD (July 12, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Back to Mine
  • ASIN: B0009HLD5U
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #406,263 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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On August 19th, Neil and Chris meet by chance in an electronics shop on the Kings Road. Realizing they have a common interest in dance music, they begin to write together. Initially they call themselves West End; later they come up with the name Pet Shop Boys, a name derived from some friends who work in a pet shop in Ealing. "We thought it sounded like an English rap ... Read more in Amazon's Pet Shop Boys Store

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28 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Westley VINE VOICE on July 5, 2005
Format: Audio CD
The "Back to Mine" series features remixes by well-known dance artists and/or remixers. Often the remixes are of somewhat obscure music to which the featured artist would like to attract attention. A number of amazing musicians have participated in this series, including New Order and Everything But the Girl. For years, there have been rumors that Pet Shop Boys would contribute; the wait is finally over. Furthermore, Chris and Neil have both contributed separate disks that reflect their individual music tastes. Neither of the disks sound radically remixed; they're both more like a mix tape.

Chris' disk is definitely more dance-oriented. Borrowing from the lyrics of their hit "Paninaro," Chris says that he selected songs about "Love. Friendship. Sex. Religion. Hope. And Despair." Ultimately, the disk is like an excursion through dark European nightclubs - the grimy underbelly of dance. I don't typically list each song on a CD in reviews, but because the listing here doesn't even include the artist names, I will.

1) Don't Cry Tonight by Savage - a terrific, propulsive Italo-Disco track from circa 1983; the group is actually Roberto Zanetti.

2) Take a Chance by Mr Flagio - another early 80s Italian dance track with nice robotic vocal effects; reminds me of early PSB with Bobby Orlando.

3) Dirty Talk by Klein & MBO - a mid-80s Italian song with female vocals produced by Tony Carrasco, a Latin dance music producer; a rather cheesy song but still fun.

4) Passion by The Flirts - a product of Bobby Orlando from the mid-80s; perhaps the best instrumental backing of any song on this disk; in fact, the lyrics don't kick in for almost 5 minutes!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By FrKurt Messick HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on October 5, 2005
Format: Audio CD
This is a good collection, but many purchase it thinking that it is a new collection of Pet Shop Boys performances, or at least compositions. This is, however, part of a series that gets artists to compile collections of music that have been of influence, or that are in ways indicative of their favourite styles.

In this collection, one disc is done by Neil Tennant and the other is done by Chris Lowe. The collections are very different. Tennant's collection involves a lot of orchestrated music, not technically classical but classically oriented and inspired. Lowe's collection is very pop oriented, disco and hip hop. I recall an interview with Chris Lowe back in the 1980s in which he listed all the kinds of music that he didn't like - after a very long list, he laughed a bit and said 'I don't like much, do I. But what I love, I love passionately.' This interview clip was used on some edits of the song 'Paninaro'.

Both Pet Shop Boys pay tribute to Dusty Springfield, with whom they had a number one duet (top of the pops) in the mid 1980s, 'What Have I Done to Deserve This?' Even the differences in these two songs show some of the differences in their respective tastes. It is somewhat of a wonder that they were able to come together and produce music for as long (and at as high a quality) as they did - this was a good synthesis.

For those looking for new PSB music, this is not that kind of album. However, for those who are looking for a 'behind the scenes' take on influences and favourites, this is a great collection to have.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Michael Maddox on July 19, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Neil's disk is tranquil but he even states on the back cover that it was music intended for listening during the latest hours before going to bed. An understated non-pretentious collection of fine artistry, in perfect and elegant presentation.

Chris's disk on the other hand is an opposite of sorts to the mood of Neil's. The music is timeless and high quality, very much like the PSB's music. You can hear how this music was influential to Neil and Chris. It's definitely fun to listen to and now one of my favorites, if not the favorite.

These CDs are great because they provide a foundation for which to build an entire collection of other similar artists.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By redbank2 on August 4, 2005
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The first disk is very disco'ey and the second is very mellow, spacey...I don't know where Chris found such great recordings of these great old and new tunes, but they sound great...They all flow together really great but it is NOT a DJ remix set...The Neil part is very classically oriented and listenable but the part that makes me smile is that they BOTH used a Dusty Springfield song!!! HOORAY!...

The two reviews slamming this collection obviously have never heard of the 'Back to Mine' series before...Poor things...They've missed a lot of great CD's...
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By B. Holland on January 23, 2006
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The songs chosen by British pop stars Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe represent a fascinating mix of new wave, electro-ambient, and classical musics. Disc One, compiled by Lowe, will speak most directly to the gay generation that discovered its culture in the 80's and 90's. The drum machine clicks away until Dusty Springfield's "I'd rather leave while I'm in love," ends the disc, bringing back high school memories of roller-rink slow songs and high-school close dancing (which was dreadfully awful if you were in love with your same-sex best friend). Tennants disc is a lush, kaleidoscopic mix of electronic moods, and digital dreaminess, interspersed with modern symphonic works. The violin solo in "Come In!" captures the flying spirit of 20th century Russian high art - ever reaching skyward, yet never allowed to fly free. How Tennant ever managed the segue between Springfield's "I'm going back" to the next track is worthy of a Grammy, itself. The two discs are likely to be overlooked because of the price. But in this case, you get infinitely more than you pay for.
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