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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 (9 Feb. 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Parlophone/EMI
  • ASIN: B001O304TO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
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1. Two Divided By Zero (2001 Digital Remaster)
2. West End Girls (2001 - Remaster)
3. Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money) (2001 Digital Remaster)
4. Love Comes Quickly (2001 Digital Remaster)
5. Suburbia (2001 Digital Remaster)
6. Opportunities (Reprise) (2001 Digital Remaster)
7. Tonight Is Forever (2001 Digital Remaster)
8. Violence (2001 Digital Remaster)
9. I Want A Lover (2001 Digital Remaster)
10. Later Tonight (2001 Digital Remaster)
11. Why Don't We Live Together? (2001 Digital Remaster)

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Includes 'West End Girls', 'Opportunities' & 'Violence' The kings of 80's synth pop see there 'please' album reissued, which includes the smashes 'west end girls', 'opportunities' and 'violence'

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Pet Shop Boys: for over 25 years, they've been a very brilliant pop thing. From the artwork, to their outlook, image and, handily, literally quite good ability with tunes, they created an intelligence and panache that has seen them become one of the most successful duos of all time. Not for nothing did they once describe themselves as ''The Smiths you can dance to''. And it was only right they picked up an Outstanding Services To Music gong at the 2009 Brits.

Originally released in 1986, Please was the first great British pop album of the post-Live Aid era when everything else had turned a bit ugly, bloated and Bono. Having met in an electronics shop off the Kings Road, Chris Lowe and one-time Smash Hits writer Neil Tennant took their inspiration from the early 80s dance music emanating from New York, combining a very English sensibility with hi-NRG dimensions, and having seen his fair share of casualties on Planet Pop, Tennant took all the best bits to make sure they wouldn't be veering too near the dumper any time soon.

Alongside the peerless worldwide chart-topping West End Girls, there were delights galore to be found: Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money) is the ultimate Thatcherism statement made danceable; Love Comes Quickly shimmers magnificently and is possibly one of the more overlooked singles in their catalogue. Surburbia may sound a little weedier than the later single version but is still a top pop moment. Even the non-singles such as the opening Two Divided By Zero (recently beefed-up live with a touch of the Shannon about it) still sounds of the moment; Tonight Is Forever is almost Broadway-esque; the ballad Later Tonight has the calm of a post-evening cab ride home and closer Why Don't We Live Together is a celebratory arms aloft marvel. All tremendous.

Within 18 months Tennant & Lowe would be tossing out number ones, resurrecting Dusty Springfield and releasing Actually, a more refined version of what this debut offered, but aside from one or two cultural references and the odd dated synth, Please really hasn't dated at all and should be the textbook example of how brilliant a pop debut could be. Amazing. --Ian Wade

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Kurt Messick HALL OF FAME on 28 Sept. 2003
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 By N R HARRIS on 5 Dec. 2001
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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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gabby on 9 May 2001
Format: Audio CD
"Please" was the first PSB album, and in itself is a rare gem of classy, moody tracks far removed from the "Go West" anthems of recent years. However, this re-release (along with their next 5 studio albums) comes with a new 2nd CD with B-sides, unreleased or until now never released on CD tracks and remixes. This makes it one of the most worthwhile times to buy PSB albums as you can not only sample their old material if you are unfamiliar with it, but also hear their much rarer output over the last 15 years some of which is superior to their better known singles. "Please" is much more raw than their later albums, but doesn't carry too much of that embarrassingly 80's sound. These are songs that are still strong today, and as relevent as ever. This is a classic album not only of the 80's but of the 20th century.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L. Green VINE VOICE on 27 Sept. 2008
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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 18 Jun. 2001
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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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap on 5 Aug. 2010
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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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