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5.0 out of 5 stars A Compressed Pet Shop Boys Journey, 1 Nov 2010
This review is from: Ultimate (Audio CD)
It's been questioned why the Pet Shop Boys have released another compilation album and it is to celebrate 25 years since the release of West End Girls. Their previous compilation Pop Art - had nearly everything (except for Was It Worth It? - which I think personally was!) and after a further two albums of brilliant music we have another one - but with an impossible task. To cram the 'best' of their singles on one CD. Of course there will be ones missing for die hard fans (where is Opportunities, Can You Forgive Her?, So Hard) - but it's difficult to cram so much on one CD.
So who is this CD for? The idea is - it is catered for the casual listener. And if you just want ONE Pet Shop Boys CD - then this is it. Because it is crammed - with every single song a total winner. The best of the best! And it is still seeping out some missing classics - that is how good they consistantly are. And the new song 'Together' is another golden nugget!
So it is worth getting - if you haven't got any Pet Shop Boys CDS and just want one. But for the fan - there is nothing new here (except the new single which is out on 29th November anyway) - but that is why they have compiled a special edition with a fantastic DVD crammed full of TV performances - which is certainly worth the cover price alone) - so if you were there at Glastonbury - and loved the show - get the CD - because THIS IS IT!
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Initial post: 1 Nov 2010 13:55:41 GMT
R. John says:
This is basically 13 for a DVD and you get a CD of random singles thrown in.

The previous compilations have always so exhaustive and well thought out. This really smacks of a cash grab by EMI and ironically is not "ultimate" by any use of the word.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Nov 2010 14:22:21 GMT
The Doctor says:
The Glastonbury performance is just a run through of their Pandemonium tour isn't it?
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