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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
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Parlophone
  • ASIN: B000002U9K
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,448 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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PET SHOP BOYS Please (1986 UK 11-track CD of their debut album including the singles West End Girls Love Comes Quickly Opportunities [Lets Make Lots of Money] and Suburbia booklet picture sleeve)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Please-ing, indeed 28 Sep 2003
By Kurt Messick HALL OF FAME TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
This is the first, and considered by many fans and non-fans, to be the quint-essential Pet Shop Boys album. Anyone familiar with the popular music of the 1980s will know the dominant track on the CD, West End Girls. Still considered their greatest hit, the Pet Shop Boys capitalised on the synthesizer and sample-heavy sound conjured up for this song by producing a slick London-based video that catapulted the PSB into the limelight around the world for the next several years.
The music of the Pet Shop Boys defies easy explanation. The lyrics are witty and urbane, very much a product of the disco and consumer-big-money culture of the 1980s. Songs like Opportunities/Let's Make Lots of Money became a sort of capitalist anthem, spawning two different video versions and countless remixes for the disco environments.
Taking a cue from the popular television of the time, the song Suburbia has a piano overlay that sounds similar to the then massively-popular Eastenders, and the lyrics recount a East End-esque storyline which sparks familiarity with those immersed in the pop culture.
The song Love Comes Quickly highlights both synthesizer effects and masking as well as simple and elegant poetic lyric. No base or screaming lines in this disco, no banal or forced words simply to serve as fronting for a drum-machine-produced rhythm, this song perhaps shows the Pet Shop Boys at their early height in development of words to music (that was finally fully developed in the album Behaviour).
Two other songs of note on this introductory album include the first track, Two Divided By Zero, which has a simple introduction and simplistic development that ends up gradually increasing in sound complexity while the sense of 'what does this song mean?
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic Piece of Brilliance 5 Dec 2001
Format:Audio CD
Yep, Please was & still is everything that the Pet Shop Boys started out with to fufil their promise of International Stardom. an excellent album with some high energy beats, mixed with a few ballads. I am a big Pet Shop Boys fan, and still I continue to listen to this album with great enjoyment & the sound that still isn't out of place with today's styles.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 18 Jun 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Classic album, now remastered with beautiful packaging and excellent sleeve notes. A great bonus CD with several re-mixes and unreleased tracks. Even if you are just a small fan of the PSB, this is an essential purchase !!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Pets Arrive !!!!!! 5 Aug 2010
Format:Audio CD
This album was for it's time,(and still is), fantastic!

It was perfect to announce their arrival to the world and would form a sequence of great material from the late eighties through to the nineties and beyond.

If you think they are just all pretty synth ditty's, try listening to some of the lyrics : some of the most thought provoking and cutting words around.

You wait till later, 'till later tonight.............
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tennant and lowes Masterpiece 27 Feb 2011
By j
Format:Audio CD
I adore this album this is without a doubt the greatest PSB album ever
two divided by zero - great song for tavelling and just a stylishly cool song
suburbia - this is the original version i think and its more stripped down and simple yet very effective, incredible
west end girls - wow...its impossible to explain how amazing this song is
Why dont we live together - "there comes a time in everyones life, when all the parties every night, there not enough, you want something more...I want you...I want you" and after that line I am in love with Neil tennant, this song is a great example of just how good Tennants vocals are, they are sensational and this song shows them off brilliantly (best song on album) Every PSB fan must own this album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An incredibly accomplished debut 27 Sep 2008
By L. Green VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
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It only takes one listen to the likes of West End Girls to know you're onto something special with the Pet Shop Boys' debut album - Please. With it's dreamy, melancholy synths, the single at once perfectly captures the duo's sound as well as the mood of the time. This theme is continued in Opportunities, Tennant's typically witty lyrics offering an amusing take on the capitalism of the 80s.

While the production might sound sparse compared to the sweeping orchestral indulgences of future Pet Shop Boys albums, all the crucial ingredients are here, the fact that all four of the albums' singles placed in the UK top 20 testament to that. The songs are catchy and most importantly, not only the sound of two people enjoying themselves immesnely, but also pushing themselves to acheieve the best possible result.

Love Comes Quickly is a beautiful ballad, Tennant's spoken word intro of 'Sooner or later this happens to everyone' leading into one of his best vocal performances. Please works so well as an album because it flows so masterfully between upbeat tracks and more gentler material like this, showcasing the duo's skill at both. Throughout it all, the sheer poeticism of the lyrics holds true, delivered against beautiful synth backgrounds.

The version of Suburbia on here is interesting, far removed from the version released as a single. This one is more stripped back, synth heavy and ultimately lacks compared to the epic masterpiece that is the single version, but the song is still a joy to listen to, the poignancy of its message reinforced by an instantly memorable melody.

In regards to the album tracks, Please is pleasantly consistent, opening track Two Divided By Zero in particular being a highlight.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Didn't Appreciate It At The Time
Always enjoyed it but never gave it the chance it deserved. Playing it today the songs come across as very deep - no shallow pop tunes here!
Published 2 months ago by Dan Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars at last
l have always liked the pet shop boys and never had a cd of theirs this is great love all the songs and delivery was very good
Published 2 months ago by cj marsh
5.0 out of 5 stars PSB
Happy memories for me! Big fan of PSB especially their earlier music, went a little "odd" mid way but give me the old stuff any day.
Published 8 months ago by Neddy
5.0 out of 5 stars please
great pet shop boys album , like the fact it was digitly remastered,and great to play it again after all these years
Published 12 months ago by mick k
5.0 out of 5 stars Pet Shop Boys, Debuts
This is the Debut album of PSBs but the two artists were by no means debutantes when they recorded it. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Autonome
5.0 out of 5 stars Pet Shop Boys, Debuts
This is the Debut album of PSBs but the two artists were by no means debutantes when they recorded it. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Autonome
5.0 out of 5 stars first
This is the first album from the band and is already great! And this is the 3rd time I buy this album.
Published 14 months ago by Fran Fig
5.0 out of 5 stars Manifesto
A more polished, assured and potent debut you couldn't hope to find.

On this, their first album, Tennanat and Lowe lay down a blueprint for their career. Read more
Published on 16 April 2012 by K. Tune
5.0 out of 5 stars Pet Shop Boys Please 2 disc Special Edition.
Pet Shop Boys Please. Review By Richard Alexander Minor

Hi Guys and Girls,

Today were going to be taking a look at Please the Duo's very first album which... Read more
Published on 15 Jan 2012 by Richard Alexander Minor
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes Please!
I recall owning all of the PSB's albums on cassette when they first arrived back in the late 80's.

'Please' was always my favourite album, the first released by the duo... Read more
Published on 16 Jan 2011 by K. Gunner
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