Quantity:1
Nightlife has been added to your Basket
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by musicMagpie
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Buy with confidence from a huge UK seller with over 3 million feedback ratings, all items despatched next day directly from the UK. All items are quality guaranteed.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Basket
£9.98
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20.00. Details
Sold by: Amazon
Add to Basket
£12.50
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20.00. Details
Sold by: the_record_factory
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Nightlife CD

4.7 out of 5 stars 35 customer reviews

Price: £9.98 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details
Only 5 left in stock.
Sold by westworld- and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
19 new from £4.29 32 used from £0.23 2 collectible from £9.99
£9.98 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details Only 5 left in stock. Sold by westworld- and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Amazon's Pet Shop Boys Store


Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

  • Nightlife
  • +
  • Bilingual
  • +
  • Fundamental
Total price: £21.66
Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Audio CD (11 Oct. 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000026KGJ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  Mini-Disc  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,852 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. For Your Own Good
  2. Closer To Heaven
  3. I Don't Know What You Want But I Can't Give It Anymore
  4. Happiness Is An Option
  5. You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk
  6. Vampires
  7. Radiophonic
  8. The Only One
  9. Boy Strange
  10. In Denial
  11. New York City Boy
  12. Footsteps

Product Description

Product Description

PET SHOP BOYS Nightlife (1999 UK 12-track CD album including New York City Boy & You Only Tell Me You Love Me When Your Drunk highly glossy lyric booklet picture sleeve)

Amazon.co.uk

The reason dance-pop sustains greater longevity than wordless dance music is because dance-pop is about something. Albums released by the great ones--New Order, Depéche Mode, Erasure and, of course, the Pet Shop Boys--maintain their appeal throughout the years because the lyrical content is intelligent, clearly narrative and forever relevant. With Nightlife, the Pet Shop Boys continue to write startlingly honest and lyrically pointed songs, despite 13 years of cultivating an image of vacant boredom and smug indifference. Likewise, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe need not follow trends to keep current. Nightlife is uniquely a Pet Shop Boys album and arguably the zenith of their career. Mid-tempo techno tracks build out from a disco sensibility. Body-rocking rhythms are softened with sorrowful swells of strings, synthesised vocal choruses and Tennant's sandy, monotone recite-singing. Conversely, the Boys augment the album's ballads with fat blips of bass line and elusive back beats. Lyrics are as innuendo-laden as ever, although this time out (ahem) the veil is thinner than ever. Think the Pet Shop Boys' records will ever get stale? Oh, please. --Beth Massa

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Audio CD
As a massive PSB fan, I wasnt impressed with this on first hearing. But after 2 or 3 listens Ive come quite attached to it!! The opening 2 tracks are Pure Hi NRG followed by the best track on the album, I Dont know what you want... which should have been a number 1. My own personal favorites are The Only One and Footsteps. All in all a fine album - Just dont knock it on the first play!!
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The Boys closed the nineties the same way they opened them: with a problematic album.

The best way for me to describe the feeling produced by this album is the fact that it seems uneven and all over the place musically. The beauty of both "Very" and "Bilingual" lied in the fact that both albums were tight, consistent, and thematically related (despite different co-producers in the case of "Bilingual").
Here, the only common thread to these twelve songs is the concept of "Nightlife" going through every lyric and the fact that these songs all tell the same story, from two different viewpoints: The lover wants to have fun ("New York City Boy", "Vampires", "Happiness is an option", "Radiophonic", "Boy Strange") while on the other hand his/her partner is worried senseless (all the remaining tracks except maybe "The Only One", ambivalent). The problem is that by systematically focusing his writing on the same theme, Neil Tennant's lyrics become repetitive and, after a while, boring. This is quite unfortunate as in some cases the lyrics are beautiful (on "I don't know what you want..." for example) but after a couple of songs, the element of surprise is definitely gone. In a way this statement is a tribute to Neil and to the Pet Shop Boys: a lot of the group's success depends on its lyrics - and not exclusively on the music and the tunes.

What about the music then? When listening to the album, it is clear at times that the Boys do not quite manage to go the distance the same way that they could with pretty much all their prior albums (with the exception of "Behaviour." - the other problematic album in the 1990s IMHO). Part of the issue (like for "Behaviour.") will in my view be a producers' problem.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
I got to herar this album accidentally and what a pleasant surprise it was too.With Nightlife their 7th album proper the Pet shop boys look set for just as much success in this millenium as they had in the last.Neil Tennant's lyrics are as sharp as ever and this combined with the range of dance styles on offer makes for compelling listening,The real high points of the album are "You only tell me you love me when you're drunk"a sublime song that ranks along side their best easily,"New york city boy" which nearly turns into Y.M.C.A half way through, and the duet with Kylie Minogue "In denial" which is classic pop.If you thought Pet shop boys were yesterdays news then listen to this you'll soon change your mind.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By A Customer on 3 Sept. 2000
Format: Audio CD
I Was A Huge Pet Shop Boys fan in the late eighties but when the Stone Roses ,Radiohead and Blur came along I turned my back and decided to indulge in what I thought was more worthy listening.I Heard this album purely by chance it was the first one I'd heard since introspective and boy was I impressed,You only tell me.... is probably thier finest song ever and the whole album oozes quality.This album has made me realize again how good pop can be! A work of genius!
Comment 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I was a massive fan of the Pet Shop Boys in their early days. I must have listened to their albums Please, Disco, Actually and Introspective more than all the other albums l've ever listened to put together. I started to lose interest when they released Behaviour, though there was some good stuff on it and then, in my view, they went downhill after Very. They lost their dark edginess.

I recently renewed my interest in the Pet Shop Boys after many years. After re-listening to their early stuff I thought I'd check out some of their later efforts and bought Nightlife because it had good reviews. I'm sorry to say this album is utter s**te. Track 2 may have been a half decent clubbing track back in 1999, but everything else on the album is dreadful and has nothing of the musical genius which was so evident in their early work. Indeed their first 4 albums sound as fresh today as they did back in the late '80s, but Nightlife already sounds very dated.

If you're buying your first Pet Shop Boys album get one of the early ones I already mentioned and steer well clear of this.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
The Pet Shop Boys' 1999 album Nightlife has all the elements you would expect for the renowned British duo: an overall dance club; great lyricism with vocals etching all of its imagery vividly; and some catchy electronic beats we all know and love from their musical legacy.

Whilst things seem to fall in place halfway through the album, with such tracks as Vampire, New York City Boys, and Footsteps providing plenty of substantial substance, the album is a solid musical journey, with a few unique elements that make it stand out from their previous albums. These include a lovely duet with Kylie Minogue, and a take on a George Clinton Junior song.

Nightlife is definitely a solid entry from the duo's back catalogue from the 1990s, so it is well worth starting here if you are new to their group's work from this decade, or have been curious to hear how their sound evolved from their 1980s heyday.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews



Customer Discussions


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?



Feedback