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Pop Art: Pet Shop Boys - The Hits [Double CD, Extra tracks]

Pet Shop Boys, The Alter Boys Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (24 Nov 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD, Extra tracks
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B0000CCZ34
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,605 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Go West (2003 Digital Remaster)
2. Suburbia (Video Mix) (2003 Digital Remaster)
3. Se A Vida (That's The Way Life Is) (2001 - Remaster)
4. What Have I Done To Deserve This? (2001 - Remaster)
5. Always On My Mind (2003 - Remaster)
6. I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind Of Thing (Beatmasters Mix) (2001 Digital Remaster)
7. Home And Dry (2003 - Remaster)
8. Heart (2003 Digital Remaster)
9. Miracles (Radio Edit)
10. Love Comes Quickly (2001 Digital Remaster)
See all 17 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Left To My Own Devices (2001 - Remaster)
2. I Don't Know What You Want But I Can't Give It Anymore (2003 Digital Remaster)
3. Flamboyant
4. Being Boring (2001 - Remaster)
5. Can You Forgive Her? (2001 Digital Remaster)
6. West End Girls (2001 - Remaster)
7. I Get Along (Radio Edit) (2003 Digital Remaster)
8. So Hard (2001 Digital Remaster)
9. Rent (2003 Digital Remaster)
10. Jealousy (2003 Digital Remaster)
See all 18 tracks on this disc

Product Description

Managing--sort of--to keep within the Pet Shop Boys tradition of one-word album titles, the moniker of this latest best-of, PopArt, is typical of the band--arrogant and somewhat pretentious yet also tongue-in-cheek and slyly self-aware. All the 35 tracks on these two CDs are indeed both pop and art and rather than being in chronological order have been split in fairly arbitrary fashion across a "Pop" and, erm, an "Art" disc. The band are doubtless well aware that much heated discussion will take place among fans about which track belongs where, and indeed, as evidenced on the commentary of the accompanying DVD, squabbled about the splits themselves when compiling this release.

Philosophical debates aside, this is an absolutely essential collection for anyone who enjoys the Pet Shop Boys' unique mix of bittersweet poignancy, archness and occasional high camp--or indeed for any discerning pop (or art) fan. Encompassing almost all their single releases (only "Was It Worth It?" and "How Can You Expect To Be Taken Seriously?" are missing), this is a glorious retrospective of one of Britain's finest pop institutions. Let's hope there are another 35 singles half this good for a quadruple box set in another 18 years' time. --Rikki Price

Product Description

Collection of 35 tracks released by the popular electropop due between 1985 and 2004. The album features all the group's biggest chart hits, including 'West End Girls', 'Go West', 'Always On My Mind', 'Heart', 'It's a Sin', and many more.

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The art of pop 14 May 2004
By "bobsy"
Format:Audio CD
Not many artists genuinely need two whole CDs to fit their best songs on. The Beatles, Stones, Bowie, Elton John, Elvis and dare I say Pet Shop Boys?
There are no fillers here. Every song is a top twenty hit. Every song has received considerable airplay and is instantly recognisable to anyone who has listened to the radio over the last twenty years.
The monster hits from the 1980s and 1990s, West End Girls, It's A Sin, What Have I Done To Deserve This, Heart, Always On My Mind and Go West rub shoulders with recent hits Miracles and the wonderful Flamboyant. Other highlights are their masterwork Being Boring, the very funny Yesterday When I Was Mad, I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind of Thing and So Hard as well as the beautiful Rent and Liberation. I could go on, but I'd just end up listing every track.
Pop Art is a must-buy for anyone who likes pop music. It will make you want to dance, it will make you laugh and some of it could even make you cry.
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pop art 19 Sep 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
How many bands in the world would have trouble fitting all their UK Top 20 hits on two compact discs? A handful. Pet Shop Boys is one of the very few. In fact, counting the singles of theirs, that haven’t reached UK Top 20 can be done on only one finger.
This double-cd feature, contains 33 songs that did reach UK Top 20 plus two new songs, one of which is the new single Miracles, released in early november, that most likely will be their 34th hit. The songs are not presented in chronological order, but divided into Pop and Art. The difference is not obvious.
With Pet Shop Boys’ back-catalouge, how can you go wrong? You can’t of course. This is easily the best Greatest Hits compilation released in a very long time. Buy it for your self, and give everyone you know a copy for Christmas.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply wonderful 24 Nov 2003
Format:Audio CD
CD1 is called 'Pop' and as you might expect, features PSB at their glorious, Top Of The Pops best. 'It's A Sin', 'Heart', 'I Wouldn't Normally Do That Kind Of Thing' and the mighty 'Always On My Mind' showcase their talent for a catchy hook, a cheerful singalong chorus and crisp production.
CD2, art, is the flipside; the beautiful melancholy that only the Pet Shop Boys can pull off in the dance areana. 'Jealousy' (the first song they ever wrote), 'Rent' and the tumultuous 'Somewhere', of which Mark Radcliffe once said, 'it's got everything and two kitchen sinks'.
There you have it: the definitive PSB collection, and you can even chose the CD that best matches your mood. How can you fail?
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The essential purchase of your life 22 Nov 2003
Format:Audio CD
Someday somebody might might make an album as good as this. Perhaps.
The monster hits - West End Girls, It's A Sin, Always On My Mind et al - stand alongside the self-referential techno-pop of Yesterday When I Was Mad or the string tinged tragedy of I Don't Know What You Want But I Can't Give It Anymore as proof that sales do not equate with quality, especially in pop music - the most commercially driven of art forms.
The two new songs Miracles and Flamboyant show that Pet Shop Boys are as good as they ever were, it's just the pop landscape which has shifted.
One brilliant single may be considered fortunate.
Thirty odd looks like genius.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PopFantastic!! 7 Dec 2003
Format:Audio CD
The Boys have never achieved the success they so surely deserve here in the States but thank God the rest of the world has better taste! 20 years into their career and they release a song as beautiful and perfect as "Miracles" -- their talent only seems to be growing. I have been a fan since "West End Girls" and I will continue to be a fan. To anyone considering this collection -- run, don't walk to the nearest music outlet and snatch up a copy of PopArt. This is as good as it gets people!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars All their hits & more 18 Mar 2008
Format:Audio CD
This great two disc album from the Pet Shop Boys contains thirty five of the duos greatest songs. All of the Pet Shop Boys biggest hits, such as `Go West' and `West End Girls' are included as well as some that I hadn't heard before buying this album but they are all very enjoyable. My favourite song from the album though is the relatively resent `Flamboyant' and in all honesty it was this song that encouraged me to get the album in the first place. The one slight criticism of this album is that all of the truly great songs from the Pet Shop Boys could have easily fitted onto one CD rather but this is only a slight annoyance and even the songs presented here that are less that stunning are still a cut above much of the music released today. This album is great and would be of most interest to people who like the Pet Shop Boys but do not have own of their music.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars They just keep getting better and better 20 May 2004
Format:Audio CD
And never has there been a better way to show this than this album.
I was thinking about what to write for this review but I dont think I can find the words. Melodramatic? Perhaps, but since West End Girls, the PSB have produced music which in my opinion 'means something'. Excellent musical quality, superb lyrics...they are a league apart in terms of the 'electronic' style and Neil Tennant has one of the worlds most identifiable voices (along with Darren Hayes of Savage Garden)
This album is a tremendous tribute to the band and allows you to watch their development. There are of course the widely known tunes but then there are others that are equally enjoyable that will be new to many.
I cannot recommend this highly enough and I am sure that it will create new fans aplenty.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pop Art The Hits of The Pet Shop Boys.
A continuation of their prievious album Distrography, and their big top twenty hits from 1986 to 2004. Read more
Published 1 month ago by David
5.0 out of 5 stars Much better than the later 'Ultimate' hits compilation
Jam-packed with stonking EDM tunes and melancholic and uplifting emotive chord-laden ballads - many of the hits might be considered from the golden age of the Pet Shop Boys but... Read more
Published 4 months ago by MR G F M MATSELL
5.0 out of 5 stars Great present
Brought this as a present for my mum. Its playied non stop and is worn out. has great selection of pet shop boys hits
Published 5 months ago by TurboTurtle
5.0 out of 5 stars Super great product
I think that this is a super great product, and so I would gladly buy it agian in the future
Published 8 months ago by Anja Dalsgaard Jensen
3.0 out of 5 stars 80's hits
I liked the music when I was young and on hearing it again I listen to the lyrics with much older ears. Some good & some less so. Maybe you should remember rather than revisit. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Rob
5.0 out of 5 stars Music to your ears.
Bought this CD set for my daughter-(though I do like them myself). My daughter is well pleased. So am I because of the price that I paid for them. Bargain. Thanks Amazon.
Published 10 months ago by Helier John
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
arrived ok packed well great album. I play it in my car often and enjoy it. A great adition to my collection
Published 10 months ago by Ms. S. C. Dabner
5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking album
Bought this for my wife, this is the second time I have bought the album as we lost the first one. We still had it on our iPods but couldn't find the CD to play in the car, so we... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Mr. David C. Baxter
1.0 out of 5 stars pop art
i ant got it yet our i love it big big big big fin pet shop boys love it thanks
Published 13 months ago by gemma blackwell
5.0 out of 5 stars Ta;lk about fun
Needs I say more the Petshop Boys what a group shame we don't see much of them today in our charts if you love the PSB then this CD is for you
Published 14 months ago by S. Taylorson
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