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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.

In 2000 they were presented with the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music, whilst at the 2009 BRIT Awards they were presented with the ... Read more in Amazon's Pet Shop Boys Store

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  • Mini-Disc (29 Oct 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Parlophone
  • ASIN: B00003JA9T
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 592,996 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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42 of 44 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 23 May 2002
Format: Audio CD
The Pet Shop Boys are just 2 people in the long line of inspired muscisians that England has thrown up and yet they are regularly dismissed as one-trick-electronia-ponies.
This is highly unfair as few in the 80s produced the mammoth hooks that the psb's regularily belted out and here they are all collected as evidence.
The first track (west end girls) beatifully captured the cool sterile suave culture of the yuppies while suberbia as the antithesis is just a glorious riot.
Listening to all the tracks together it becomes clear just how eclectic this duo were - everything is here from Dusty Springfield dropping a bomb of hi-energy soul and the obligatory dead-pan rapping to Gloria Estefan inspired Domino Dancing.
-Fantastic*****
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Kurt Messick HALL OF FAME on 11 Aug 2003
Format: Audio CD
I 'came of age' in the 80s, and was working in London when the PSB first began releasing music. 'West End Girls' is a quintessentially London song; I immediately went out and bought their album. I've been purchasing all their albums since.
This collection contains the major songs (the single releases) from their first four albums, plus a few new songs. For anyone who wants to have a good collection of 80s music, this is a must for the collection. The disco is present but not banal nor overpowering; the lyrics are intelligent and neither syrupy-sung nor screamed. The videos which go along with these songs are clever and artfully done.
The playlist includes:
West End Girls -- a number one hit in America, Europe, Britain and Asia
Love comes quickly
Opportunities
Suburbia -- music perhaps inspired by EastEnders
It's a Sin -- another international no. 1 hit
What have I done to deserve this - a collaboration with Dusty Springfield
Rent
Always on my mind -- a remake of the classic
Heart
Domino dancing
Left to my own devices
It's alright
So hard
Being boring - name derived from Gertrude Stein
Where the streets have no name (can't take my eyes off of you) -- a combination of songs cleverly done
Jealousy
DJ Culture -- a new song released with the album
Was it worth it? -- another new song, released later
The PSB don't easily fit into any particular category -- while they are gay performers, they are not exclusively 'gay' performers; their music reached a wide audience and was not preachy (in fact, their song 'How Can You Expect to be Taken Seriously' consciously pokes fun at pop stars who become spokesmen and 'experts' simply for being famous in another field).
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Picard TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 10 Oct 2006
Format: Audio CD
A fantastic album from The Pet shop Boys that i've now owned for over 10 years. I originally started off with the video version, which of course had these songs and the videos. It was fantastic, and I've still got it, as its one of those things that marks a part of your growing up. But I soon got the cd to listen to, and of course the quality is much better.
The songs all just seem to be ordered in just the places, and some have alot of meaning. West End Girls is a good way to start of the album, and I love Love Comes Quickly. I think the other best tracks include Surburbia, Always on my mind, So Hard, Being Boring, and Where the Streets have No Name.
My top track would have to Being Boring, which means so much - the lyrics are fantastic, and it has a great rhythm thats quite emotional, as it makes you think back to your childhood. This was the kind of material the Pet Shop boys played at the madchester club Hacienda, and is the perfect material.
A fantastic album, and not to be missed by anyone who remembers the 80's/90's in style!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 16 Nov 1999
Format: Audio CD
I really like the Pet Shop Boys and this release has so many of their best songs up through the early 1990's. I had no idea how prolific they were until I heard this release and realised that quite a few songs had acutally been left off of the album. The Pet Shop Boys have been around for so long and have managed to have so many top ten singles that I have completely lost track. My first memory of the group is West End Girls (which is on this cd) and all of the songs have the same strong memories for me. There really are some good songs here that you would be sure to recognize, remember and love.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 29 Sep 2005
Format: Audio CD
I have the cassette and its about worn out. I play it alot and will never get tired of it. I lived in England for 5 years and lived there when alot of these songs hit No. 1. It would be great to have a US tour.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Adder on 6 Oct 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
After seeing PSBs performing live at Wembley Stadium as a support act to Take That in July, I was delighted to hear all their greatest hits again. I was reminded of the innovative brilliance of their music and bought the incredibly priced CD of their greatest hits. An outstanding collection of the iconic duo of the eighties, Discography provides a comprehensive collection of all the singles produced by the Boys. Thoroughly delightful to renew my enjoyment of their creation.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. J. Clements on 27 Mar 2009
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When I was young back in the 80s the Pet Shop Boys were probably at the height of their fame.

Strangely I never owned any of their music during this period, although lots of it I did like.

However given the revival of the 80's bands and the number of tours taking place by the old guard it's sort of made me realise that I should purchase some of this music for enjoyment, reflection, and to show that I am old.

So I purchased this via MP3 download on Amazon.

Firstly the MP3 download process with Amazon is painless, I downloaded the client, and when i purchased the album it started dragging itself onto my pc in quick time, before you know it I was having an 80's revival right here in my office.

The album itself is overall very good, a lot of the songs I know as they were singles and well played during my youth, there are a couple that I know less well, but they have the same distinctive sound that is the Pet Shop Boys.

It's a good album, if you like the Pet Shop Boys, or your having an 80's nostalgia trip then you need to purchase it.
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