Tennant extra: Neil confirms Pet Shop Boys reissue project


The Pet Shop Boys‘ Neil Tennant yesterday confirmed that a PSB “reissues project” is in the works.

He posted a ‘Pet Text’ to the band’s website with the heading ‘Mastering’ and left the following message:

“Surrounded by old tapes, DATs, CDs etc for a forthcoming reissues project. It’s always interesting to see what forgotten gems turn up! Back to songwriting next week. Neil x”

At the beginning of this year in the SDE 2015 reissue preview, it was predicted that we’d see something from Neil and Chris in the next 12 months and it looks like that will materialise. The question now is, exactly what is afoot? Will we see updated reissues of the 2001 “Further Listening” sets, or perhaps even a super deluxe box of debut Please, which is approaching its 30th birthday?

The band’s catalogue is part of the Parlophone Label Group, now controlled by Warners, who have confirmed that they are issuing a super deluxe edition of a-ha‘s Hunting High and Low this summer. The transatlantic success of  Take On Me and a-ha’s debut album have many parallels with what happened with the Pet Shop Boys’ West End Girls and their own debut LP, so a massive Please box would not be out of the question, by any means.

Leave a comment and tell us what your dream Pet Shop Boys reissue project would look like?

111 responses to Tennant extra: Neil confirms Pet Shop Boys reissue project

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  2. Max says:

    Would soooo love to see “it won’t happen here ” film on a dvd or blu ray! Missed it the first time around.


  3. Dave says:

    So hard 9″ edit was one of my faves

  4. Christian says:

    Why has disco never been remastered “paninaro” is a pet shop boy classic, Suburbia(the full horror) even more so, love comes quickly on disco again is better than the single. Please remaster this Neil, and Chris. I remember seeing suburbia for the first time as a 13 year old playing on a TV screen in Birmingham virgin megastore 1986 this got me into you guys

  5. Leonard says:

    A box set of singles would be great. Expensive, but worth it.

  6. Rosie says:

    I’d like to see comprehensive deluxe issues of all pet shop boys albums. Similar to what Bananarama did. A complete comprehensive singles box set, with B-sides, rare remixes, US & UK remixes, foreign remixes never before released on any CD, similar to the Bananarama singles box set, was the best one I ever purchased. I definetly buy the pet shop boys reissue when it gets released,

  7. Da'Ron Brown says:

    I guess it’s not happening this year

  8. Napo says:

    Definitely one of my favorites Albums in this Electronic duo, Id would like to include some originals tracks and also include an 5.1 re mastered and remixed or bluray audio issue non audio compression original master 2.0 and 5.1 and DTS-MA audio Superb!!

  9. AnonyMousE says:

    It’s Sep 13 and still no news about it :(

  10. Sean says:

    A box set of the 12 inch singles from the first album in cd single format with cardboard sleeves would be amazing.

  11. Oliver says:

    Well, this is my first post on SDE so here goes:

    I’ve been surprised at a number of comments on this page.

    *No, you cannot get all of the studio albums on vinyl (at VG+ quality) at a reasonable price. Anthologies (PopArt, Alternative, etc.) are reaching ridiculous levels, hundreds of £ in some cases.

    *There have been a lot of “I want this specific album” or “I need this group of rare remixes”. PSB have a huge back catalogue, set your sights higher.

    I think that they should:

    *Re-release all albums on 2CD or even 3CD with all the Further Listening material, and comprehensively cover remaining b-sides & remixes, any albums that don’t already have a Further Listening should be expanded with one, remastered

    *Re-release all albums on 180g heavywight vinyl with original replica sleeves, separately and as a box set (like Kraftwerk have done with 12345678), remastered

    *Re-release Alternative, PopArt, & Format on vinyl, remastered

    *Release a singles box in CDS & either 7″ or 12″ box sets, remastered

    *Compile their leaflets, pamphlets, and other previously published material into a properly sized book covering everything

  12. David says:

    And we still have the 4 disc “Aurally” sets to enjoy.

  13. Michael says:

    Coming in awfully late with a comment but how about a reissue of the 3-disc edition of PopArt?

  14. Carlton Fisher says:

    Anyone think this might be a project related to the revival of Closer to Heaven? Perhaps they will finally be releasing their original demo versions? After years of crappy MP3s, I’d love to have an official release of their original versions of the songs, including Little Black Dress and some of the ones that didn’t make the final cut.

  15. Steven says:

    I’d like for something similar to what Suede did with an albums box in Mini LP Sleeves and a Singles Box with Mini LP sleeves. The Singles, though, should include the appropriate 12″ single artwork and all 12″ versions, 7″ versions, b-sides and any available remixes of that single. Good example would be “It’s Alright”. There’s a 12″ extended version, a 7″ version, a 10″ version, a remix, b-sides, etc. – use the 12″ artwork, include all that you can fit on a disc. “Domino Dancing”/”Don Juan” in itself would make me purchase this box.

  16. Pim says:

    The Catalogue book is awesome indeed. Been a long time since I’ve listened to PSB a lot, have to get them back on my phone. Don’t worry, I’ve got all the albums (the Further Listening reissues ofcourse) in my collection :)

  17. Griffin says:

    @Kiki & Paul S., does any of you know a good online shop (cheap & preferably free shipping worldwide from a location within Europe sending to The Netherlands, so I don’t have to care about being caught for the import duties/taxes)? I googled it to see what you two were talking about. It is an interesting book to have/own as a PSB fan :)

  18. Kiki says:

    anyway , if they need to get back in time and be sure they will not forget a mix, they can use the “Catalogue” book !!!
    After that they’ll have to take a look at their recording sessions for the unreleased material… Can’t wait !!!

  19. Sean says:

    Would love to see all of the 12″ singles from “Please” reissued either as slim line cd singles or cardboard sleeves cd singles in a box set with original 12″ artwork and all of the mixes of the tracks from the 12″.

    Also would love if they official release the tracks off of Aurally 1, 2 and 3 as a complete box set.

    Finally, a “Please” super deluxe edition with the entire album remastered, include all official mixes/remixes of tracks off the album as a second disc, include all the b-sides from the singles and their official mixes as a third disc, boot mixes and if there any tracks they recorded during that time that have never been released (they must have more and if they have partially complete songs, they can complete them now) as a fourth disc, and a finally a last disc with is a dvd of all the videos off the album and then as many tv performances as they can throw on there.

  20. Kai says:

    Some “No Vocal” Mixes of their songs, to sing-along.
    Just like the 2nd CD of their fabulous, underrated “Elysium”.

  21. Lois says:

    Pet Shop Boys ‎– Please – box3cd – original master tapes.
    Two Divided By Zero 3:34
    West End Girls 4:45
    Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots Of Money) 3:43
    Love Comes Quickly 4:19
    Suburbia 5:30
    Tonight Is Forever 4:31
    Violence 4:27
    I Want A Lover 4:30
    Later Tonight 2:46
    Why Don’t We Live Together 4:44
    bonus tracks:
    Pet Shop Boys 5:10
    A Man Could Get Arrested 4:18
    In The Night 4:50
    Jack The Lad 4:29
    That’s My Impression (Disco Mix) 5:18
    West End Girls (Dance Mix) 6:30
    West End Girls 7:50
    One More Chance (Remix) 5:35
    Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots Of Money) (Dance Mix) 6:44
    Suburbia (Club Vocal Mix) 7:10
    Love Comes Quickly (Dance Mix) 6:20
    West End – Sunglasses 7:32
    West End Girls (Untitled Mix 10″) 7:05
    West End Girls (The Shep Pettibone Mastermix) 8:10
    Suburbia (The Full Horror) 8:57
    One More Chance (Dub Mix) 4:40
    West End Dub 9:30
    Opportunities (Dub For Money) 4:55
    Suburbia (Dub Version) 7:58

  22. mike says:

    Prefer the frankie knuckles vocal of devices!

  23. Matthias says:

    Wow, Paul! Obviously, there’s a whole lot of interest in this.

    Is there any way to get a message to Neil Tennant? If he were to remix stuff into 5.1 Surround, I’d be in HEAVEN.

  24. Jon says:

    Ok I have a question – in reference to Raj’s list above – where can you find the 5:37 extended mix of a man could get arrested?

  25. DannyNorthShore says:

    Left To My Own Devices – Frankie Knuckles Royal Piano Dub Mix. The unreleased Dub is beyond gorgeous and a fitting tribute to the Godfather Of House if it finally got an official airing… Mixes from Behaviour and earlier would be my preference. Live tracks and demos all a bit meh for me.

  26. Deano says:

    Definitely very excited about this. I guess my only question is that if Neil is listening to masters, is he doing this for the purposes of:

    a) selecting specific mixes to include (and therefore making it not a definitive version if some are excluded); or
    B) reviewing old demos that we’ve not heard before.

    I’m hoping for the latter and that the record company take it upon themselves to reissue all the remixes onto CD.

  27. Michael. says:

    Neil saying “It’s always interesting to see what forgotten gems turn up” seems to be indication that they are releasing stuff which has not been heard or seen yet. Maybe some alternative versions or mixes or even demos? Or rare stuff?

    I would prefer such a rarities/unreleased compilations, or if they just went on releasing Further Listening album re-releases starting from where they stopped.

  28. negative1 says:

    if you want to include the disco mixes,
    then also put these:

    Officially released

    Mixer: David Jacob
    7″ version (4:40)
    Available on Alternative and Essential
    Italian Remix (aka 12″ mix) (8:38)
    Available on Disco and the Further Listening bonus disc with the Please reissue
    Mixer: Ian Levine
    Ian Levine Mix (9:54)

    Official but unreleased

    Mixer: Ian Levine
    Ian Levine Instrumental (6:28)

    in the night

    Officially released

    Mixer: Pet Shop Boys and Phil Harding
    7″ version (4:51)
    Available on Alternative and the Further Listening bonus disc with the Please reissue
    Mixer: Arthur Baker
    Arthur Baker Remix (4:26)
    Available on certain versions of the “Paninaro ’95” single
    Arthur Baker Remix Edit (aka Promo Edit, aka 7″ Edit) (3:39)
    Extended Mix (6:28)
    Available on Disco and Essential
    Mixer: Bob Kraushaar
    “1995 Version” (4:18)
    Available on the Further Listening bonus disc with the Bilingual reissue and on Format
    Official but unreleased

    Mixer: Arthur Baker
    Arthur Baker Dub 1 (6:05)
    Arthur Baker Dub 2 (5:55)


  29. AnonyMousE says:

    The further listening sets already released misses a lot of tracks, tho’…

  30. negative1 says:

    just going to go with the first album for now.
    this is a list of mixes released:

    if you want to be comprehensive, includes these.
    west end girls

    Officially released

    Mixer: Stephen Hague
    Album version (4:45) Available on Please
    7″ Mix (3:59) Available on Discography
    10″ Mix (7:02) Available on the promo release Pet Shop Boys Story – 25 Years of Hits
    Mixer: Shep Pettibone
    Disco Mix (9:03) Available on Disco
    Shep Pettibone Mastermix (8:12)
    Shep’s Dub Mix (9:23)
    Dub Mix (aka West End Dub) (9:31)

    Dance Mix (aka Extended Dance Version) (6:39)
    Available on the Further Listening bonus disc with the Please reissue and on Essential

    West End Sunglasses (7:32)
    Combines “West End Girls” with the non-PSB track “Sunglasses at Night”
    Mixer:Manfred Alois Segieth (as Tess)

    Remix ’86 (5:07)
    Remix ’86 Edit (3:26)

    Mixer: Bobby Orlando
    Bobby O Original UK 7″ Mix (4:12)
    Bobby O Original Extended 12″ Mix (7:57)
    Bobby O Remix ’86 Single Version (3:28)
    Bobby O Extended Mix (5:06)
    Bobby O Edited Version (3:23)
    Acid House Mix (7:03)
    “James Brown” Mix (6:15)
    Montreal 7″ Mix (4:01)
    Montreal 12″ Mix (8:24)
    Montreal Dub (6:45)
    Montreal Instrumental Mix (5:33)

    Mixer: Mario Aldini

    West End Megamix (aka ZYX Megamix, aka Part 1 Megamix) (8:04)
    Combines “West End Girls” with “One More Chance” and “West End Sunglasses”
    Ultimate Mix (5:40)
    Combines “West End Girls” with “One More Chance” and “West End Sunglasses”


    Officially released

    Mixer: Stephen Hague
    Album version (3:44) Available on Please
    Second 7″ version (3:36) Available on Discography
    “Opportunities (reprise)” (0:32) A separate track on Please

    Mixer: The Latin Rascals and Ron Dean Miller
    Version Latina (5:34) Available on Disco
    Dub for Money (4:49) Mixer: unknown
    Original 7″ version (aka Short Version) (3:47) Available on Essential
    Matrix Mix (aka Different Mix) (3:21)
    Whistle Test Mix (3:34)
    Demo – 1984 (5:08)
    Now That’s What I Call Music 7 (U.K.) edit (3:19)
    A unique edit with a different opening and ending, and missing the song’s first verse, provided apparently in error by EMI to the compilers of the U.K. edition of the seventh Now That’s What I Call Music collection in 1986

    Mixer: J.J. Jecazlik and Nicholas Froome
    Full Length Original 7″ Mix (4:36)
    Available on the Further Listening bonus disc with the Please reissue

    Mixer: J.J. Jacazlik, Nicholas Froome, and Pet Shop Boys
    Original 12″ Mix (7:00)
    Available on the Further Listening bonus disc with the Please reissue

    Mixer: Shep Pettibone
    Dance Mix (aka Original Dance Mix, aka Double Your Money Mix) (6:48)
    Shep Pettibone Mastermix (7:21)
    Reprise (4:27) Available on certain “Opportunities” 12-inch singles
    Not to be confused with the brief “Opportunities (reprise)” track on Please

    love comes quickly

    Officially released

    Mixer: Stephen Hague
    Album version (4:19)Available on Please

    Mixer: Stephen Hague and Pet Shop Boys
    Dance Mix (6:50)
    Available on the Further Listening bonus disc with the Please reissue and on Essential

    Mixer: Shep Pettibone
    Shep Pettibone Mastermix (7:38)

    Available on Disco
    Shep Pettibone Mastermix – Early Fade (6:08)
    Dub Mix (7:03)


    Officially released

    Mixer: Stephen Hague
    Album version (5:07)Available on Please

    Mixer: Julian Mendelsohn
    7″ Edit Version (aka New Version) (4:04)Available on Discography
    Video Mix (5:11)
    Suburbia Part Two (2:25)Available on a U.K. “Suburbia EP”

    Mixer: Julian Mendelsohn and Pet Shop Boys
    The Full Horror (8:58)
    Available on Disco and the Further Listening bonus disc with the Please reissue

    Mixer: Arthur Baker
    The Full Horror Video Edit (5:07)

    Arthur Baker Club Vocal Mix (7:20)
    Arthur Baker Dub Version (7:50)

    other tracks
    violence Mixes
    Officially released

    Mixer: Stephen Hague
    Album Version (4:29)
    Available on Please
    Mixer: Bob Kraushaar and Pete Gleadall
    Haçienda Version (4:58)
    Available on Alternative and on the Further Listening bonus disc with the Very reissue
    Official but unreleased

    Mixer: Bob Kraushaar and Pete Gleadall
    Extended Haçienda Version (aka “12-inch Master”) (7:02)

    why don’t we live together Mixes
    Officially released

    Mixer: Stephen Hague
    Album version (4:49)
    Available on Please
    Mixer: Ron Dean Miller and the Latin Rascals
    Original New York Mix (5:14)
    Available on the Further Listening bonus disc with the Please reissue

    a man could get arrested

    Officially released

    Mixer: Steven Spiro, Pet Shop Boys, and Frank Roszak*
    7″ b-side mix (4:51)
    Available on the Further Listening bonus disc with the Please reissue
    Mixer: Steven Spiro
    Extended Mix (5:37)
    Mixer: Frank Roszak
    12″ Alternative Mix (aka Alternative Version) (4:19)
    Available on Alternative
    Mixer: Pet Shop Boys, Bobby Orlando, and Frank Roszak
    12″ b-side mix (4:11)
    Available on the Further Listening bonus disc with the Please reissue

    thats my impression

    Officially released

    Mixer: Pet Shop Boys
    7″ Version (4:45)
    Available on Essential
    Disco Mix (5:18)
    Available on Alternative and the Further Listening bonus disc with the Please reissue
    Demo (4:16)
    Promo only

    was that what it was

    jack the lad


  31. Erik Vang Olsen says:

    Some PSB 12″ singles box’es like the ones Mute made for Erasure and Depeche Mode would be very nice. Further more it would be nice, if the box’es could have some of the Japanese only versions and the lovely Eric Pryds remix of Miracles.

  32. Stefano Dalmonte says:

    Finally, I can’t wait

  33. Shane says:

    Yes it will be interesting to see what Super Deluxe Edition of a-ha.
    Is it going to be like the special features of dvd/blurays when they list ALL the contents and slap on a “and much much more!”? Hopefully not.

    And if someone doesn’t buy physical music, they should not even be on this blog. Sorry, don’t mean to be bitchy, but yes. If you really like music you should shun digital downloads or stuff like spotify, whatever it is. Pet Shop Boys have always released magnificent-sounding music. I grew up in the 80s, and yes, when I play new music, I am horrified by the use of autotune which I now recognize instantly, and I am just the same horrified at what is called music nowadays.

  34. mike says:

    The truth is whatever it will be, it wont be big enough! I have all the further listening sets but they werent comphrehensive so redoing them wouldnt be bad idea.

  35. eric slangen says:

    I don’t think they will release every single mix because there are too many of them. You need a multi multidisc box for them. I prefer the Further listening series but a big box for every album….oh yes please!

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      I think it will be interesting to see what Warners do with a-ha’s Hunting High and Low. Like the ‘Further Listening’ sets, here is an album that’s already been out as a fairly comprehensive 2CD set but it is now promised as a super deluxe.

      Chris and Neil in partnership with Farrow have always had a very intelligent approach to both content and presentation. My cassette single of Suburbia (bought at the time) with the 8-panel inlay (Full Horror/Paninaro/Jack The Lad/Love Comes Quickly Shep Pettibone mix) is quite possibly my favourite ever PSB release because photography, design, music is all in perfect harmony. I really hope that that spirit is maintained for any deluxe boxes.

      • Mike the Fish says:

        I am also intrigued about the multi-disc set for Hunting High & Low. Whilst CD2 was historically interesting, it was not all a pleasant listening experience for me! Aside from missing released mixes, what is there to put on there? Was Sun Always Shines… recorded pre-Alan Tarney?

  36. Daniel says:

    Pet Shop Boys releases “Further Listening” in a time
    where other artists don’t think about 2CD Editions.
    They are pioneers in many ways.
    So I have trust in PSB that a 30 years anniversary of “Please”
    will be much more than a simple 2CD or 3CD version.
    1. Album with 7″ versions
    2. 12″ Remixes & 12″ Bonus Tracks
    3. 12″ Remixes & Dub Mixes
    4. Alternate Versions & Demo Versions

  37. fred says:

    I want PSB’s Integral … like Blur for example … A BIG BOXSET

  38. Dennis says:

    Please superdeluxebox would be great with all the mixes, unreleased tracks + demos – add to that a dvd with lots of tv-appearances…
    What I’d like as well, would be a kind of livebox – incl. the Barfly gig, Hacienda and Creamfields where they did rather different versions of their songs.
    But a continuation of the Further Listening series would find me happy as well.
    Whatever it is, hopefully lots of exclusive + so far unreleased material, not too keen on just 5.1 and new vinyl editions personally.

  39. Gareth Pugh says:

    PSB one – first issue of Literally came out, IIRC, around the Summer of 1989, at the time of the first tour and the It’s Alright single. If we were being ‘true to the time’ about it, a reprint might fit whatever they do (if anything – my gutfeel is, like many posters, this project will be something centred around Please) for Introspective.

  40. Robbert says:

    Has anyone ever seen the long promo video by Bruce Weber of Being Boring and where can I find it?

  41. psb one says:

    What would make me buy this again? I would imagine many contributors here ask this question to themselves often. For me, it is about the rarities, hidden gems and oddities that shed new light on a favorite record and bring me back to a time long, long ago. I had this on record, I had the CD, I have the Further Listening edition, I had the singles, domestic and import, even the EMI-America Arthur Baker Suburbia promo 12″! I now have the album and Further Listening on Spotify. I don’t even need physical product anymore – so what will entice me to buy this again? The reissue of Please has to be definitive – something most deluxe editions lack. So many lack some track – these comment threads are filled with missing this and missing that comments. Please Definitive (possible title?) must be more than just a selection of CDs in a fold-out, standard paper case. I envision something larger than the recent Songs From The Big Chair super deluxe – something larger to capture the era-defining graphic design – the album sleeves (outer and inner), the singles sleeves, the labels, the photos, the adverts (unique designs found in magazines of the time such as No. 1) along with all of the music that the album held and spawned (7″ edits, dance mixes, dubs, b-sides), demos, unreleased songs recorded at the time, the contents of the “Television” VHS, the “Disco” album, other tv highlights and interviews (both on video and audio only). A large format box would allow for a book to display the graphic design – done in such a way as to compliment their coffee table book from a while back. Was the first issue of Literally issued at this time? Reproduce it and include it. Include everything, because as many here suggest in their posts, this is it. This is the end of an era – where there are enough folks still excited about a physical product. I doubt there will be a 40th or 50th anniversary opportunity to produce an artifact. Don’t hold back Neil and Chris. Other posters make great points about not reissuing on vinyl, I don’t need blu-ray or 5.1, I don’t have the equipment. One side note: Would love for this to incorporate all of the Bobby Orlando, ZYX label tracks as they provide true insight into the creative process. Neil and Chris would do well to be 100% involved in this, ask for fan input, and listen to the final master (no repressing!). Wow us, please!

  42. Piotr says:

    I’m speculating that it is going to be something for the 30th Anniversary of Please. Maybe a Super Deluxe Box with a newly remastered Please, Disco, all the relevant mixes and some unreleased demos. I would definitely welcome a complete singles box set, but knowing how unknowledgeable the Boys are about their own releases/versions/mixes, it is bound to be incomplete an dissappoint many fans. A complete box like the Blur 21 would be nice, with all albums remastered with companion B-side discs, plus a couple of discs of unreleased material and DVDs/Blu rays with unreseased footage.
    I’m only concerned that they are taking on this project while working/writing the new album.
    Can anyone give an example of what Warners have released lately in terms of Super Deluxe Boxes and the content/quality of them?

    • Kiki says:

      I’m not sure that the 1st albums periods have that much remixes… To me it sounds there wre just slightly more mixes than TFF for the same era… Remixes started really to explose at the “Very” era…

  43. Gary clarke says:

    As much as I would welcome a CD singles box, I think it would be a great shame to concentrate just on singles and mixes. Given the plethora of remixes of many of their singles, you’d be running to two and three discs for one single. That’s great news for the completist, but aurally could be very boring, and very expensive.
    I’d also welcome them finishing the Further Listening series too, with maybe just an anniversary box for the debut album this year.

  44. Dennis says:

    I want a new version of “I want a dog”, “paninaro”, “suburbia”, “it’s a sin”, “heart”, “jealousy”. And many more. Please

  45. auteur55 says:

    Can we please get a nice tidy box set of all the albums with a lovely little picture book. I’m getting really tired of buying these gigantic versions of single albums that have demo tracks that have no reason to see the light of day on disk six. My music room is about full of these ridiculous huge super deluxe editions. I want a great box set that I can conveniently store that has a great presentation of the discography. Like the Bob Dylan one or recent T-Rex. I don’t even mind it being kind of big and cool like the Clash Box set as long as it has all the bands albums and music.

  46. Nigel Hall says:

    I can understand vinyl junkies wanting new pristine heavyweight vinyl pressings, but given almost all PSB tracks were recorded, mixed and mastered entirely digitally, having them all pressed to vinyl isn’t really going to give us much better sound quality than the CD versions, especially for the earlier albums given the sound of early digital recordings suffered badly from low (by today’s standards) sampling rates.

    • Eric says:

      Sometimes it feels like the automatic response to any mooted (deluxe) reissue – in terms of formats – is “vinyl and 5.1 DVD”. Almost regardless of the vintage and type of artist in question. Although fresh vinyl deluxes of the PSB’s 80s and 90s work would at least be slightly less pointless than re-doing the CDs all over again from the start, when the Further Listening series wasn’t even finished!

  47. Shane says:

    Why would someone want vinyl reissues of the albums? Is it just me that finds them quite easily in great condition? I’d rather have those than a reissue like Madonna’s.

    So, PSB don’t want to be associate with THE 80’s, or So 80’s? I assume the latter. I love what they are doing, but I can see why PSB would want to stay away from those ghastly artworks!

  48. Nigel Hall says:

    Album by album rereleases (à la Big Chair) please, with everything that’s available relevant to each album including the different versions, mixes, non-album singles, b-sides/additional CD single tracks, anything that remained unreleased at the time and all relevant period videos in all versions. Icing on the cake would be demos/studio material demonstrating the writing/recording evolution of as many of the songs as possible.

    Given the videos were all (I think) shot on videotape it’s highly unlikely blu-ray would offer us much improvement in picture quality but of course you can fit many more songs/mixes (as well as 24/96 versions please) on a blu-ray :-)

    Whaddayamean that’s too much to ask? :-)

    • Aevion says:

      Sounds like a great setup, although for me I’d like a smaller release to go with it (also like the Songs From the Big Chair 2CD edition) that maybe just includes a selection of different tracks from the larger boxset.

      If it was to be a reissue program, I’d much prefer the reissues to focus on demos, mixes and other tracks since Alternative and Format are available for most of the B-sides (the ones missing from this could also be on the reissues). Also add the single mixes onto the end of CD1.

      Package them in casebound books (although I doubt this will happen), and my day would be made. I don’t think many people would prefer this sort of release setup, it’s just my personal preference.

  49. Griffin says:

    I mentioned The CD Singles Box on OMD post the other day & now everybody is talking about The CD Singles Boxes! So everyone likes the idea of it! I also like the PSB CD Singles Boxes. I believe this is only way we can get all different 7″ & 12″ mixes/dubs/instrumental/etc of every singles A/B/AA sides! If they do a deluxe boxset, there’s always people complaining missing this or missing that. 80mins can fit lots of mixes/versions on it. Perhaps even 1 whole CD for the side A mixes & 1 whole CD for the side B mixes. So I guess everybody will be very happy with it. ;)

  50. guy says:

    vinyl reissues!

  51. Rob says:

    I was one of those who back in the day, thought every PSB track sounded the same. I simply didn’t get it.

    I have however matured, and listened to 2 of the “further listening” releases …. how wrong was I!!! I enjoyed every beat.

    I then went to purchase the further listening – to find I could only buy second hand sets at a very high price …. so to me, this is welcoming news.

    I am looking forward to whatever I can get my hands on in 2015 .

    (as I press “post comment” with my tail between my legs)

  52. Stefan Sch says:

    A CD collection with all the ‘PSB Extended’ mixes, please!

  53. Michael says:

    5.1 + High Resolution….

    No need for 10 more mixes of “West end Girls”

  54. Steven says:


    Please :)

  55. Craig says:

    The nine and half minute extended version of This must be the place I waited years to leave from the Japanese 3″ single needs a proper release as well!

  56. Karel says:

    Please, Actually box set or deluxe editions with all previously unreleased tracks on CD. All 7″, 12″, and promo mixes still wait!

  57. I’ll toss my Aztec Energy Dome into the ring for the mooted über-single boxed set of god® that Eric et. al. have mentioned here. That would satisfy any monastic impulses to count the number of remixes and B-sides on the head of a pin best, I think.

  58. Paul says:

    It’s a very encouraging start that it is Neil T who has prompted this and not some rumour mill / fan forum going into overdrive.

    My wish list would be endless…

    Best get some room on that credit card :-)

  59. Craig says:

    Agree with a lot of the other comments and will add a vote for a box set of the cd singles, I’d like to see the DISCO album expanded on vinyl with the dub mixes or a vinyl box set of 12″ singles from that era. About time the full 1989 tour was released, Neil confirmed sometime ago it had been remastered.
    But whatever is released I pray it isn’t full of the sort of errors we’ve been witnessing recently with other reissues and that all the artwork is treated respectfully which I don’t think it was with the further listening editions. Can someone get a message to Neil and Chris and tell them they have a lot of loyal fans who would like input into this project.

  60. Lazlo Nibble says:

    Thirding/fourthing/whatever the comprehensive singles box(es). It’s my stock answer pretty much anytime this question comes up for any artist (or label—I KNOW YOU’RE READING THIS IAN :-) I cared about in the ’80s.

  61. Phil Cohen says:

    A series of CD singles boxes(similar to the “Duran Duran” & “Blondie” CD singles boxes) would be welcome, with each disc containing the entire contents of the 7″, 10″, 12″ & CD versions of each single.

  62. Kiki says:

    there were loads of different formats at the time … And we all know haw big were the Pet Shop Boys at this stage … So what about a big box, just like the TFF’s Reissue ? it would be great to have the whole thing about this album ! CD 1 – Please , CD 2 the singles versions,With the B-Sides related (some have 7″ and 12″ versions, some have remixes (Thinking about “A Man Could Get Arrested”)… And one or 2 CDs more with remixes… They could also had rehearsals from the recordings sessions, demos… and then a Blu ray with the videos and other scene footage !

  63. Nancy says:

    The complete singles/promo videos CD/DVD collection would do it for me the most. The “ArtPop” one is 12 years old already. And Neil and Chris have released a bunch of new material, audio and video, since.

  64. Presley Spigot says:

    I’d fork out for a complete discography on vinyl. All the studio albums at least and maybe the three Disco comps. Yes, a big beautiful vinyl boxset. Please.

  65. Paul Kent says:

    Oh, just everything – audio, video and 5.1 – in Songs From The Big Chair / Sparkle In The Rain type boxes for every album. Yes, that will do nicely, thanks :)

  66. Ken Murphy says:

    Didn’t Vinny Vero say in an interview somewhere (maybe on this site) that he did actually put together a prototype singles box set for PSB at one point but it was turned down by the record company or something along those lines.

  67. Mike the Fish says:

    Oh, and the U.S. remix & dub of What Have I Done To Deserve This, etc. Loads of stuff!

  68. Mike the Fish says:

    There’s also the remixes that appeared on the US 3×12″ promo of Introsepective, and the rumoured 7″ edits for the same album. Also the alternate 7″ mix of Opportunities with the reverse ending, the 10″ mix of West End Girls, and the Bobby O stuff too.

    • Kiki says:

      this does exists, actually. The US promo includes (not very good) remixes of “Left To My Own Devices” and “Always on My Mind” that only belongs to this LP set. The 7″ Edits exists as a 3 7″ set but is very hard to find…

  69. Jon says:

    Forgot the Base Mix of Domino Dancing (the BEST version!)
    plus the not great Shep Pettibone remixes of Opportunites on the 1986 12″ reissue.

  70. Jon says:

    Ooooh, so –
    Opportunities (Dance Mix) (i.e. the proper dance mix, not the one on Further Listening)
    Opportunities (Dub For Money)
    That’s My Impression (The unreleased 6 minute mix that’s been uploaded onto youtube by rarepsb)
    Suburbia (Part Two)
    Suburbia (Club Vocal + Dub Mix)
    Paninaro (Ian Levine Mix)
    It’s A Sin (Ian Levine Mix)
    It’s A Sin (the awful Vocal Mix and Dub mix)
    You Know Where You Went Wrong (Rough Mix)
    Always On My Mind (Remix)
    Heart (Remix / Dub Mix)
    …would be great to finally have these released on CD, my poor vinyl copies are getting on a bit now…

    • Mike the Fish says:

      As far as I could tell the further listening Dance Mix of Opportunities just had a small section that was edited out of the eventual release. There’s barely any difference between the two!

      • Mike the Fish says:

        Also, from what I gather the Latino remix of Opportunities is minutely different on Disco: there’s a slight drone added at the end!

    • Markus says:

      I want the old vinyl 12″ remixes of “It’s a Sin”, “Heart” and “Always on my Mind” so much….

  71. Tommy Christiansen says:

    Wouldn’t surprise me to see a So 80s with Blank & Jones.

    • dominic says:

      Unfortunately, Piet from B&J said PSB don’t want to be just associated with the 80s, so a So8os release is unlikely.

  72. Eric says:

    Please no Please superdeluxe boxset….I want the Further Listening series continued from where it left off first, in sympathetic packaging. And then, or as well, we need a complete Singles boxset, all in replica sleeves with every track from all the formats included on each disc.

  73. Kevin says:

    I can think of a few things, just off the top of my head:

    • a DVD or blu-ray reissue of It Couldn’t Happen Here

    • a new set of remasters without the excessive compression of the 2001 reissues

    • a compilation of 12-inch singles

    • a complete collection of b-sides and non-album tracks

    • dominic says:

      I’m sure Neil at one point said they were mastering It couldn’t happen here for a DVD release. Hopefully they’ll consider a Blu-ray release too.

      Perhaps that would fit in with an Actually SDE box!

      Then with Introspective we could have the full On Tour show from 89 with the Derek Jarman projections videos as well.

  74. Jeremy says:

    Hmm, interesting. My wish would be for some high-def remastering of the 80s albums (ie, Please – Behaviour). Not too worried about 5.1, as this gives a completely different sound too often for my personal taste, but at least 24/96 stuff. Also, would be good to see some form of remastering of “Disco” as this got missed out in the first round, and for me at least contains the definitive mix of Opportunities. Also, if putting out Actually would it be too much to ask for the Phil Harding remix of Always On My Mind, and the US remix of What Have I Done…?

    • dominic says:

      Good call on including Disco.

      Maybe Television on DVD/Blu as well, I know all the videos were on the PopArt DVD, but on the Television VHS there were TV clips in between the videos.

    • Mike the Fish says:

      I’m not sure what hi-def remastering would do for you as they had started recording digitally during the 80s and covering at least some of Please IIRC.

  75. dominic says:

    I’ve always wanted to see a comprehensive singles box set, with all foreign territory & promo remixes included.

    I’d be perfectly happy if it were done album by album though, as long as they included all remixes not just the ones they fancy including, which has been the case in the past.

    Hopefully Parlophone have someone as vigilant as Vinny Vero or a certain Mr Sinclair of this parish involved to have input or control from a fans perspective.

  76. DJ Control says:

    An SDE of Please would be good but I’d also like the “Further Listening” project continued. At the moment it feels like a collection missing the last couple of volumes.

  77. ‘Please’ is one of my all time favourites so it would indeed be welcome news if it were to get an SDE release. Dare I hope for a 5.1 mix? ;-)

    • Greg says:

      We need “Disco” remastered too. I ADORE that album, or at least include tracks and mixes of “In The Night”, etc.

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