Actually: Further Listening 1987 - 1988 (2CD)
The 2CD set features the classic album remastered and repackaged, accompanied by ‘Further listening’ disc of master quality bonus tracks - including demos, extended mixes and remixes of tracks plus others created in the same period.
In 1987, Pet Shop Boys released their second album ‘Actually’, which became another huge hit album for the duo, debuting at the number 2 spot on the UK Albums Chart upon its release. The album was produced by Julian Mendelsohn, Stephen Hague, Shep Pettibone, Andy Richards and Pet Shop Boys. This period saw Pet Shop Boys reach new critical and commercial heights with three number one singles, “It’s a sin”, “Always on my mind” and Heart”, and ‘What have I done to deserve this’, their number two single featuring Dusty Springfield.
As Neil Tennant puts it: “I felt at this time that we had the secret of contemporary pop music, that we knew what was required.” The 2CD re-issue of ‘Actually’ includes the remastered original album with the 2-CD album features bonus material including the Shep Pettibone mix of ‘Heart’, and demo versions and alternative mixes of tracks including ‘One more chance’ and ‘Always on my mind’.
- One more chance
- What have I done to deserve this? (with Dusty Springfield)
- Hit Music
- It couldn't happen here
- It's a sin
- I want to wake up
- King's Cross
- I want to wake up (breakdown mix)
- Heart (Shep Pettibone version)
- You know where you went wrong
- One more chance (seven-inch mix)
- It's a sin (disco mix)
- What have I done to deserve this? (with Dusty Springfield) [extended mix]
- Heart (disco mix)
- A new life
- Always on my mind (demo version)
- Rent (seven-inch mix)
- I want a dog
- Always on my mind (extended dance mix)
- Do I have to?
- Always on my mind (dub mix)