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PET SHOP BOYS-Actually [CD]

Pet Shop Boys Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
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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
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Parlophone
  • ASIN: B000002UD7
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,333 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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PET SHOP BOYS Actually (1987 UK 10-track CD of their 2nd album including the singles Its a Sin What Have I Done to Deserve This? Rent and Heart picture sleeve)

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Classic! 20 April 2009
By Oriana
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
In my opinion this is the Pet Shop Boys' best ever album. I bought it originally on vinyl and thought I had better purchase it on a newer format.

It contains the first song that got me into the Pet Shop Boys, 'It's a Sin', along with lots of other great tracks including 'Rent' and 'Heart'. Even the non-single tracks are brilliant.

I also took the opportunity to update my collection with CD versions of 'Please' and 'Introspective' at the same time. Delivery was swift, and including delivery the three CDs cost under 17 total!

I would recommend Amazon to anyone.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Their finest moment 13 Nov 2007
By J. I. De Beresford VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is one classy, catchy, dancey, trippy (oh yes) and poignant album, yet nobody seems to know it. For me, there is nothing the Beatles did that is as sad and moving as It couldn't happen here, save perhaps Blackbird, but for me the latter gets a bit boring when you've heard it a certain number of times. And great though the Beatles are the elephant in the room that nobody has had the wit to talk about viz their songs is that they're not really that great to do disco moves to. You certainly can with the songs on this album.
This album is like a musical disco opera, starting with a dramatic 12 inch song that invokes the City of London and a debonair and suave young man looking for his lover on a cold and wet evening. It pushes on into the yuppiedom theme, overturning convention with a man singing about how he is grateful that a lover pays his rent and much more subtle and clever social comment in "Shopping" than they manage with their clumsy rants in their sad latter day works. Savour no nonsense catchyness song after song on this effort.
Hit Music has been dismissed as being too 80s. Presumably such dismissers didn't listen to the last one minute and four seconds of the song. What is that? The Pet Shop Boys have invented Lounge Music ten years early. This is dreamy, lie on the floor and bliss-out stuff.
It is probably true that you have to be in touch with your feminine side, or have one, to really appreciate it. Everytime I hear it I hear myself mouthing the words, moving my body and I seem to be leaving my chair and dancing. And I'm doing this years after I first heard it. Perhaps most of the journos responsible for those tedious top 100 album lists are still struggling with feelings because this album never seems to get on their lists.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very nearly the Best 21 Jun 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This the PSB second album is one that sounds the most dated. This album seems to contain the best and worst of the boys. Its easier for me to mention the worst "Shopping" and "Hit Music" sound very dated and silly, but elsewhere there are great tracks to be found. "One More Chance" is the opener and is one of their best songs with fantastic production. Elsewhere we have "Its a Sin", "what have I done to deserve this?", "Heart", "Kings Cross" and a few more. Again the bonus CD is worth a listen and contains some good remixes and unreleased tracks, but togther with the remastering and packaging this is still an essential purchase!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "ACTUALLY REMASTERED!!" 25 May 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
My favorite album of Pet Shop Boys. An excellent mixture of situations of that time, united in one of their maximum points of creativity. "It's a sin", What have I done to deserve this?", " Rent ", " Heart ", transformed in classic. Personally I love "It Couldn't Happen Here", with Morricone's collaboration in the composition. Songs and remixes impossible to find at the moment, are included in the CD 2. ¡A collection piece!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Many Thanks 19 May 2013
By Gio
Format:Audio CD
I always try to use zoverstocks when ordering cds or dvds, they've never let me down. Why use anybody else when they provide quality at cheap prices, they have my trust as a customer. Keep up the good work.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good, actually 10 April 2013
Format:Audio CD
While some of the songs on this album sound dated ('Shopping' and 'Hit Music'), this, Pet Shop Boys' second album, is still a great testament to just how great songsmiths Lowe and Tennant had become by the time of its release.

From 'One More Chance', the superbly produced opening track, to hit singles 'It's A Sin' and 'What Have I Done To Deserve This' (featuring Dusty Springfield), the album sounds the part of a late Eighties hit album. While these tracks could in some way be described as quintessential Pet Shop Boys, the two marvellous ballads included on the album ('It Couldn't Happen Here' and 'King's Cross') show that there is much more than mere brilliant pop to this duo.

The two duds still detract from the overall feeling of the album, but then again very few albums don't have weak tracks on them. For those interested in Eighties music or intelligent pop music regardsless of the release date, 'Actually' will not disappoint. It remains not only one of the Pet Shop Boys' best album, but indeed one of the best late-Eighites pop albums.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As I knew it would be. 13 Oct 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Really good cd. I love there music and have some of there other cds so I thought I would add one more...as you do. It is just as I expected. Good music. Cannot fault it in any way. I think my favourite on this one is 'What have I done to deserve this' with Dusty Springfield, brilliant.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 18 days ago by richie
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic Pet Shop Boys album
This is a classic Pet Shop Boys album, and if you had an original tape or LP then being able to buy this in a digital format is something you will enjoy.
Published 4 months ago by mucklewick
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
If you like the Pet Shop boys or just the 80s you'll love this CD, it came so fast ordered monday lunch came weds morning, very impressed, packed well and covered in plastic so the... Read more
Published 4 months ago by sammy-jo
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
This was the first Pet Shops Boys album I bought first time round and have it on vinyl. I'd forgotten all about it until going through my vinyl records. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Sholto
5.0 out of 5 stars i love it
Downloaded this to replace the vinyl version. Takes me back to my youth in the 80's. Makes me feel so old but this more than makes up for it.
Published 10 months ago by Tracey Butler
4.0 out of 5 stars Actually
As mentioned before I am a fan of PSB, and this album is no exception. Not overly keen on all the re-mix's, but again, it's a memory and one that I like.
Published 11 months ago by Neddy
1.0 out of 5 stars COMPLETELY WRONG ITEM SENT
I ASKED FOR THE CD "ACTUALLY"BY THE PET SHOP BOYS. GOT SENT THE SOUNDTRACK FROM "THE GLADIATOR"
SPENT 20 MINUTES WAITING IN THE POST OFFICE TO RETURN THE ITEM,... Read more
Published 14 months ago by tim grocock
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant stuff
I love the Pet Shop Boys and this album is to replace one I had on tape many moons ago. A must for any Pet Shop Boys fan.
Published 16 months ago by Mrs Julie Kay Bull
5.0 out of 5 stars A*****
Memories A***** Having seen them in concert I really appreciate the pair. This I had on vinyl so needed it on disc.
Published 16 months ago by Sonya
3.0 out of 5 stars check which version you are buying
this is a classic petshop boys album a must for fans and lovers of 80s tunes
longer version of Rent - outstanding. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Aldo
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