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Bilingual: Further listening: 1995-1997 (2CD)


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Pet Shop Boys will release the final set of albums in their definitive ‘Catalogue: 1985-2012’ series of reissues of all their Parlophone studio albums. This fourth batch of releases will see the PSB albums ‘Behaviour’ from 1990, the 1993 album ‘Very’ and the 1996 album ‘Bilingual’ reissued on 31st August 2018.

Released in September 1996, ‘Bilingual’ was the sixth studio album to be released by Pet Shop Boys. It was a UK top 5 record upon release and included 5 singles, all of which were UK top 20 singles. As is often the case with PSB records, ‘Bilingual’ comprises many influences, including those of the music of Latin America, due partly to the Spanish and Latin music Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe had been listening to prior to recording the album.

The album was recorded by PSB with Danny Tenaglia and Chris Porter, and has since gained platinum certification in Spain, and Gold in the UK. This ‘Catalogue’ release of ‘Bilingual’ includes a Further listening CD of bonus tracks, with previously-unreleased new versions of ‘Discoteca’ and ‘A red letter day’.

Track listing:
Disc 1
Se a vida é (That’s the way life is)
It always comes as a surprise
A red letter day
Up against it
The survivors
To step aside
Saturday night forever

Disc 2
Paninaro ’95
In the night (1995)
The truck-driver and his mate
Hit and miss
How I learned to hate rock ’n’ roll
Delusions of grandeur
Discoteca (single version)
The calm before the storm
Discoteca (new version)
The boy who couldn’t keep his clothes on
A red letter day (expanded single version)
The view from your balcony
Disco potential
Somewhere (extended mix)