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Pet Shop Boys to issue B-sides compilation: Format

on November 17, 2011, 3:39pm

pet shop boys556 Pet Shop Boys to issue B sides compilation: Format

Lately, have you been sliding through your iPod, thinking, Damn, I wonder how many Pet Shop Boys songs are out there untouched? Well, here’s your answer: 38. And come this February, you’ll have all the time in the world to soak ’em up, when the UK synthpop legends release Format, their second effort of unreleased material (via NME).

Similar to 1995’s Alternative, which collected Pet Shop Boys B-sides circa 1985-1994, Format picks up where that one left off. In other words, all 38 tracks are culled from the group’s releases between 1996 and 2009. No need to consult Wikipedia, that’s five albums worth of B-sides. So, naturally, you can understand why it’s such a lengthy collection – it’s two discs! Now, to top it all off, they’ve all been remastered and the album itself will feature a booklet that includes an interview with Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe. That should hold fans over until the duo release its 11th studio LP next fall.

Format hits stores in the UK on February 7th via Parlophone, while a U.S. release date remains forthcoming.

Format Tracklist:

01. The Truck Driver And His Mate
02. Hit And Miss
03. In The Night (1995)
04. Betrayed
05. How I Learned To Hate Rock ‘N’ Roll
06. Discoteca (New Version)
07. The Calm Before The Storm
08. Confidential (Demo For Tina)
09. 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

01. Always
02. Nightlife
03. Searching For The Face Of Jesus
04. Between Two Islands
05. Friendly Fire
06. We’re The Pet Shop Boys
07. Transparent
08. I Didn’t Get Where I Am Today
09. The Resurrectionist
10. Girls Don’t Cry
11. In Private (7-Inch Mix): Pet Shop Boys With Elton John
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