|Remix album by Pet Shop Boys
||17 November 1986
||Synthpop, dance-pop, disco
||Pet Shop Boys, Julian Mendelsohn, Stephen Hague, Phil Harding, J.J. Jezalik, Nicholas Froome
|Pet Shop Boys chronology
"Disco" is the second album by the British synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys. It was released by Parlophone on 17 November 1986.
"Disco" was not an original studio album, but rather a collection of remixes of tracks from their first album, "Please", and its respective B-sides. Many fans of 1980s synthpop view the mixes on this album as some of the best examples of the extended dance mix, and this album includes remixes by Arthur Baker, Shep Pettibone and Pet Shop Boys themselves.
It is difficult to say where the Pet Shop Boys saw this album fitting in among their other albums when they released it. In 2001, when they re-released what they deemed their first six albums, "Disco" was not included.
In addition, Pet Shop Boys would later release the remix albums "Disco 2", "Disco 3" and "Disco 4", although the concepts of these compilations differ greatly from the original "Disco" album: "Disco 2" is a continuous mega-mix of dance remixes, "Disco 3" is a mixture of remixes and new songs and "Disco 4" consists exclusively of tracks remixed by the Pet Shop Boys, mainly by other artists.
The sleeve cover is a still of Chris Lowe from the promo video of "Paninaro" directed by the Pet Shop Boys themselves.
The Disco mixes of "Suburbia" and "Paninaro" can also be found on the "Suburbia" 12" and the 2001 two-disc re-release of "Please". 7" versions of both mixes of these songs were used for the "Suburbia" single release.
The original version of "In the Night" was the B-side to the original release of "Opportunities (Let's Make Lot's of Money)". Arthur Baker's Extended Mix of "In the Night" was used as the theme for the BBC's The Clothes Show. In the mid-1990s, the Pet Shop Boys remixed "In the Night" again in a then-contemporary style so that the programme would continue to use the theme. This version, known as "In the Night 1995", was released as a B-side to the 1996 single "Before" and was then collected on the 2001 two-disc re-release of "Bilingual".
American music reviewer Robert Christgau referred to Shep Pettibone (who mixed Pet Shop Boys's biggest hit, "West End Girls") as 'Pet Sheppibone' in his review.
- "In the Night" (Arthur Baker's Extended mix) – 6:28
- "Suburbia" (Julian Mendelssohn's Full Horror mix) – 8:56
- "Opportunities (Let's Make Lot's of Money)" (Ron Dean Miller and Latin Rascals' Version Latina) – 5:34
- "Paninaro" (Pet Shop Boys and David Jacob's Italian mix) – 8:35
- "Love Comes Quickley" (Shep Pettibone's Mastermix) – 7:38
- "West End Girls" (Shep Pettibone's Disco mix) – 9:03
- Andy Richards – Fairlight on track 2
- Gary Barnacle – Saxophone on track 2
- Blue Weaver and Khris Kallis – Additional keyboards on track 3
- Adrien Cook – Fairlight on track 4
- Andy Mackay – Saxophone on track 5
Pet Shop Boys - Disco
UK Parlophone PRG 1001 stereo (1986)
Album produced by Pet Shop Boys, Julian Mendelsohn, Stephen Hague, Phil Harding, J.J. Jezalick and Nicholas Froome.
The vinyl record attains a strong excellent grading.
Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.
Both record centre labels are clean and unmarked.
The album cover is in excellent condition, displaying only minimal signs of wear.
The original inner sleeve is perfectly presented.