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Back To Mine: Pet Shop Boys (Double CD)

Pet Shop Boys Audio CD
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Pet Shop Boys (Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe) are the most successful duo in UK music history. Since signing to Parlophone Records in1985, they have had 42 Top 30 singles and 22 Top 10 hits in the UK, including four number ones.

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  • Audio CD (25 April 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: DMC
  • ASIN: B0008G2EYG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 38,141 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Fairmont - Traum
2. Harold Budd - Pulse Pause Repeat
3. Bisophere - Microgravity
4. Vladimir Martynov - Come In! 2
5. Vladimir Costa - Promenade Sentimentale
6. Etienne Daho - La Baie
7. Vessel - Tiny
8. Craig Armstrong - Laura's Theme
9. Dettinger - One Two Three No Gravity
10. Dusty Springfield - Goiní Back
See all 17 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Savage - Donít Cry Tonight
2. Mr Flagio - Take A Chance
3. Klein & Mbo - Dirty Talk
4. The Flirts - Passion
5. Matia Bazaar - Ti Sento
6. Justice Vs. Simian - Never Be Alone
7. Queen - The Show Must Go On
8. Celestial Choir - Stand On The Word
9. Carl Bean - I Was Born This Way
10. Dusty Springfield - Iíd Rather Leave While Iím In Love

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This latest missive in the Back to Mine series is a double cause for celebration, for it represents not only their 20th instalment but also twenty years in the business for the hosts of this particular slumber party: the Pet Shop Boys. The legendary synth-pop stars are therefore treated to two discs instead of the usual one, on which to demonstrate their personal influences and home-listening preferences. The two featured sets couldn’t be more different. Neil’s – a "sequence of music for late-night listening" – takes us through a lullaby land of classical vignettes, ambient electronica and soporific film music, while Chris’s "songs about love, friendship, sex, religion, hope and despair," equates to a more upbeat set that takes in classic proto-house from Savage, The Flirts and Mr Flagio, Queen’s "The Show Must Go On" and the campest disco song ever from Carl Bean. They are all considered choices, as well as being beautifully unpredictable, and the fact that they are immaculately sequenced makes for very satisfying listening. --Paul Sullivan

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The 2-CD set Back to Mine features a separate mix from both Pet Shop Boys, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe. Neil Tennant’s idea when compiling the CD was to create a sequence of late-night listening featuring electronic, ambient, classical and pop music. Chris Lowe on the other hand has chosen songs about love, friendship, sex, religion, hope and despair, starting with early 80s electro through Italian disco, rock, gospel and ending of course with classic Dusty Springfield.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprise! It's not Pet Shop Boys! 2 May 2005
By Jack
Format:Audio CD
This is a great compilation, perfectly illustrating the complementary natures of Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant (or, at least, how they'd like to be perceived). Chris is all fabulous, high energy stuff while Neil is the contemporary classical/electronica pipe and slippers man. There's no way these two could be reconciled on a single disc, except in Pet Shop Boys' own music, so congratulations and thanks to the Back To Mine production team for this wonderful offering.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Slightly startling 6 Jun 2005
Format:Audio CD
I'm a great fan of PSB, but I had never bought a Back To Mine compilation (although the Richard X one almost got me).
On first listen, Chris' cd was upbeat and immediate; Neil's was impenetrable.
This was all to change.
Neil's choices work extremely well as a late-night listen. And it's not iPod Shuffle friendly, as it works best as a continuous listen (I haven't had that welcome experience since The Avalanches' Since I Left You). His choices are superbly sequenced, with the inclusion of an Etienne Daho track being particulary lovely.
Chris' cd is far more clever than it seems. Am I the only one to get the delicious sequencing of the Celestial Choir's seemingly straightforward 'do not question the good Lord' disco-worship followed by Carl Bean's proto-gay 'Born This Way'?
The whole package is a delight. I'm on my third copy for friends. Get it.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A suprisingly good double cd 28 April 2005
By Daz
Format:Audio CD
I never bought into the 'Back to Mine' concept, but I thought Id give it a go with the Pet Shop Boys selection.
CD1 is Chris Lowe's choice and it kicks of with a great track to get your toes tapping.
All the tracks mix into the next, and when you look at the listings you do wonder how they are going to do it....and do it they do with generally good results.
Other highlights include PASSION, as classic dancefloor tune by written by Bobby O and the a glorious finish featuring Dusty Springfield.
Disc Two: Is Neil Tennant's selection. Now, I wasn't looking forward to this one. I hadn't heard of many of the tracks before. But my word, they are absolutely wonderful. It's perfect to listen to while unwinding, either in bed or the bath, with a stunning piano track by Craig Armstrong and a beautiful piece by Lunz that mixes perfectly into an emotionally uplifting piece by Elgar.
Sounds odd? It is! But it works....and works very well. If you're looking to expand your musical horizons, maybe this is the CD for you.
Im already thinking about buying the album by Lunz....
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars See, boys strange 26 April 2005
Format:Audio CD
This is an awesome (if bizarre) addition to the Back to Mine series. Fair play to Neil and Chris for choosing stuff they like and think works, rather than restricting themselves to too tight a genre. Who would expect to hear Queen on the same set as Etienne Daho, or Justice v Simian, or Video Kid? And to throw in the wonderful piano piece from << Diva >> and some Dusty! Well, it's eclectic, it's odd, but it kind of works!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buyer beware - this is not what you think 4 Jan 2006
By Kurt Messick HALL OF FAME
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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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This is not what one might think... 15 Dec 2005
By Kurt Messick HALL OF FAME
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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars the boys have the best taste
The biggest reason to buy this as an actual physical CD is the presence of Mr. Flagio's "Take a Chance" in full length form, the greatest of all Italo Disco songs. Read more
Published 13 months ago by keith campbell
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Mix
I really liked Chris's mix - with 10 really good tracks, nice mix that flowed really nicely and you can really see where and why the duo get their music and inspiration from. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Mr. Mark A. Bullers
4.0 out of 5 stars Make sure you go back to the right house
Two very different discs here, (the only common factor being a Dusty Springfield track) Chris Lowe's 'set' is a mix of pop and disco with a bit of modern Gospel thrown in, oh and a... Read more
Published on 17 May 2005
4.0 out of 5 stars Like the Pet Shop Boys, only it is!!!
Brilliant! The both discs are wonderful, although they work better when you wake up with the Chris Lowe cd and chill out with the Neil Tennant. Read more
Published on 14 May 2005 by J. Man
3.0 out of 5 stars Chris stays true to his roots
CD1 by Chris Lowe is a homage to his love of Italo-disco and 80's Hi-NRG. He has always rated this music & its great to see his taste has stayed true. Read more
Published on 11 May 2005 by Gary Groutage
1.0 out of 5 stars Hmmmmmm!
Seems I maybe a little controversial here but...I own all of the Pet Shop Boys and think they are superb. However i am very disappointed with this latest offering. (... Read more
Published on 29 April 2005
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