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  • Audio CD (1 Nov. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD+DVD, PAL, Special Edition
  • Label: EMI Music UK
  • ASIN: B0042H6VYG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 109,002 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. West End Girls (2001 - Remaster)
  2. Suburbia (2010 - Remaster)
  3. It's A Sin (2001 - Remaster)
  4. What Have I Done To Deserve This? (2001 - Remaster)
  5. Always On My Mind (2003 - Remaster)
  6. Heart (2010 - Remaster)
  7. Domino Dancing (2003 - Remaster)
  8. Left To My Own Devices (2001 - Remaster)
  9. Being Boring (2001 - Remaster)
  10. Where The Streets Have No Name (I Can't Take My Eyes Off You) (2003 - Remaster)
  11. Go West (Radio Edit)
  12. Before (2001 - Remaster)
  13. Se A Vida é (That's The Way Life Is) (2001 - Remaster)
  14. New York City Boy (US Radio Edit) (2003 - Remaster)
  15. Home And Dry (2003 - Remaster)
  16. Miracles (Radio Edit)
  17. I'm With Stupid
  18. Love etc.
  19. Together (Ultimate mix)

Disc: 2

  1. West End girls (BBC Top Of The Pops)
  2. Love comes quickly (BBC Top Of The Pops)
  3. Opportunities (Let's make lots of money) (Old Grey Whistle Test)
  4. Suburbia (BBC Top Of The Pops)
  5. It's a sin (BBC Top Of The Pops)
  6. Rent (BBC Top Of The Pops)
  7. Always on my mind (BBC Top Of The Pops)
  8. What have I done to deserve this? (BRITS)
  9. Heart (Wogan)
  10. Domino dancing (BBC Top Of The Pops)
  11. Left to my own devices (BBC Top Of The Pops)
  12. So hard (Wogan)
  13. Being boring (BBC Top Of The Pops)
  14. Can you forgive her? (BBC Top Of The Pops)
  15. Liberation (BBC Top Of The Pops)
  16. Paninaro '95 (BBC Top Of The Pops)
  17. Se a vida é (BBC Top Of The Pops 2)
  18. A red letter day (BBC Top Of The Pops)
  19. Somewhere (BBC Top Of The Pops)
  20. I don't know what you want but I can't give it anymore (BBC Top Of The Pops)
  21. New York City boy (BBC Top Of The Pops)
  22. You only tell me you love me when you're drunk (BBC Top Of The Pops)
  23. Home and dry (BBC Top Of The Pops)
  24. I get along (BBC Top Of The Pops 2)
  25. Miracles (BBC Top Of The Pops)
  26. Flamboyant (BBC Top Of The Pops)
  27. I'm with stupid (BBC Top Of The Pops)
  28. Live at Glastonbury 2010

Product Description

Product Description

Pet Shop Boys new hits collection celebrates 25 years of hits, from 1985's "West End Girls" to 2009's "Love etc", concluding with the fabulous brand new single "Together." The new track was written and produced with Tim Powell, formerly of Xenomania.

Pet Shop Boys signed to Parlophone in 1985 and since then have achieved seven platinum, two gold and four silver albums in the UK alone while their releases have sold consistently all around the world. Ultimate brings together some of their biggest hits.

The Deluxe edition of Ultimate also includes a DVD which contains a collection of rare, unreleased BBC performances dating back to 1985, as well as Pet Shop Boys' Glastonbury 2010 performance which attracted a huge amount of critical acclaim.

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: 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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By Alien937 TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 1 Nov. 2010
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For some reason the track listing here is wrong. The CD contains 19 tracks, not 18 ("Heart" has been omitted). The "PSB BBC DVD" contains the complete 2010 Glastonbury Festival performance +:

1. West End Girls (Top of the Pops 15.12.85)
2. Love Comes Quickly (Top of the Pops 20.03.86)
3. Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money) (The Old Grey Whistle Test 29.04.86)
4. Suburbia (Top of the Pops 02.10.86)
5. It's A Sin (Top of the Pops 25.06.87)
6. Rent (Top of the Pops 22.10.87)
7. Always On My Mind (Top of the Pops 10.12.87)
8. What Have I Done To Deserve This? (The Brit Awards 08.02.88)
9. Heart (Wogan 30.03.88)
10. Domino Dancing (Top of the Pops 22.09.88)
11. Left To My Own Devices (Top of the Pops 01.12.88)
12. So Hard (Wogan 28.09.90)
13. Being Boring (Top of the Pops 29.11.90)
14. Can You Forgive Her? (Top of the Pops 10.06.93)
15. Liberation (Top of the Pops 07.04.94)
16. Paninaro '95 (Top of the Pops 03.08.95)
17. Se A Vida É (That's The Way Life Is) (Top of the Pops 2 02.12.03)
18. A Red Letter Day (Top of the Pops 28.03.97)
19. Somewhere (Top of the Pops 04.07.97)
20. I Don't Know What You Want But I Can't Give It Any More (Top of the Pops 30.09.99)
21. New York City Boy (Top of the Pops 08.10.99)
22. You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk (Top of the Pops 14.01.00)
23. Home And Dry (Top of the Pops 29.03.02)
24. I Get Along (Top of the Pops 2 17.04.02)
25. Miracles (Top of the Pops 14.11.03)
26. Flamboyant (Top of the Pops 19.03.04)
27. I'm With Stupid (Top of the Pops 23.04.06)

The CD is a sample of the Pet Shop Boys' singles - some great, well-known ones are missing, such as "Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money)", "Rent" and "So Hard" for example - rather than an "Ultimate" collection. The DVD, however, is an absolute treat for any PSB fan.
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Okay, I'm very new to Pet Shop Boys, so I will explain why I think this new release is perfect for new fans. I was obviously aware of hits such as West End Girl, It's a Sin, What Have I Done to Deserve This, Go West and Love etc, but other than these songs I had not heard much by the band. I saw the video for Domino Dancing on a music channel during the summer and I instantly fell in love with the song, leading me to buy PopArt, and as much as I loved the fact the album had 2 discs crammed with hits, I was very confused by the structure of the track listing, I would mainly only play Domino Dancing, Before and New York City Boy because there was a lot of music to get through (don't get me wrong, I love bands with a vast back catalog, hence my desire to discover them).
I soon discovered that this album was being released so I compiled the track listing in a playlist on iTunes and gave it a listen, I thought the album flowed very well, and I enjoyed listening to the songs in chronological order, in a more condensed manner, songs are now popping out as new favourite tracks. I am currently obsessed with Heart (especially the version on this release), Home and Dry, and the new amazing single Together.
I bought the deluxe version because I knew I'd regret it if I didn't. I'm not a casual music listener, I'm a huge music fan! I like to get really deep into a bands discography, so the DVD will be great to watch! When I'm done with this album I'll move on to PopArt and then their studio albums, and then everything else.
So overall, I am really happy with this release, it is perfect for new fans... I can understand any frustration from fans who already have all their albums and previous singles collections, but I've read many reviews saying the DVD is a great feature so the release should satisfy everybody really.
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The second disc is worth double the entry price because it contains the amazing Glastonbury version of the Pandemonium show. Matchlessly capturing the happiness of both the Pet Shop Boys and their audience, it powefully demonstrates why everyone regards the performance as not just a high for the band but also a magical moment in the history of Glastonbury.

On the same disc are nearly forty BBC appearances by the Pet Shop Boys taken from Top of the Pops, Wogan, The Old Grey Whistle test and other TV archives. Each track is a treat. However familiar the title, these forgotten versions dish out fresh evidence of the band's consistent originality.

Ultimate is pointless as a CD, repeating the same mixes of the same tracks already released on other Pet Shop Boys compilations. But as a DVD it is a spectacular and emotional treat.
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