Pet Shop Boys – Format

Over the years The Pet Shop Boys  have become one of the most commercially and critically acclaimed British groups ever, this prolific song-writing and recording duo have so far achievedeight platinum, two gold and four silver albums in the UK alone, and being a big fan ever since they released their first single “West End Girls” back in the mid 1980’s.  I couldn’t wait to get Their latest CD entitled “Format”.

The album was released on February 6th 2012 and contains a less well-known but equally great collection of b-sides and bonus tracks, which have been remastered and the album follows on from the 1995 release, “Alternative”, which collected the duo’s b-sides from 1985 to 1994. So far an incredible 38 b-sides and bonus tracks have now been collected together from singles released between 1996 and 2009, to create Format.

Disc: 1  1. The Truck Driver and His Mate  2. Hit and Miss  3. In the Night 1995  4. Betrayed  5. How I Learned to Hate Rock & Roll  6. Discoteca (New version)  7. The Calm Before the Storm  8. Confidential (Demo for Tina Turner)  9. The Boy Who Couldn’t Keep His Clothes On  10. Delusions of Grandeur  11. The View from Your Balcony  12. Disco Potential  13. Silver Age  14. Screaming  15. The Ghost of Myself  16. Casting a Shadow  17. Lies  18. Sexy Northerner

Disc: 2  1. Always  2. Nightlife  3. Searching for the Face of Jesus  4. Between Two Islands  5. Friendly Fire  6. We’re the Pet Shop Boys  7. Transparent  8. I Didn’t Get Where I am Today  9. The Resurrectionist  10. Girls Don’t Cry  11. In Private (7 – inch mix)  12. Blue on Blue  13. No Time for Tears (7 – inch mix)  14. Bright Young Things  15. Party Song  16. We’re all Criminals Now  17. Gin and Jag  18. After the Event  19. The Former Enfant Terrible  20. Up and Down