- Product Code: 0190295831950
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Remastered re-release of the third full-length studio album by legendary British Synth-Pop band.
The duo's second-best-selling album, with over 4.5 million copies bought worldwide and peaked at number two on the UK Albums Chart, behind U2's “Rattle and Hum”.
The idea for this record was to write (or use) songs that were the extremely long, and then edit them down for radio play. This was of course the opposite of what everyone else was doing at the time, which was to write four-minute songs and then expand them for single releases. Featuring a mere six tracks, most of them well over six minutes in length, "Introspective" was a move back to the clubs for the Pet Shop Boys. Over the course of the album, they incorporated various dance techniques that were currently in vogue, including Latin rhythms and House textures. Melodically, the essential song structures as strong and multi-layered as the previous album, yet that hard to hear beneath the varying rhythmic textures that composed the bulk of each track. Nevertheless, the mixes are more compelling than the remixes on Disco, and the songs include several of their best numbers, including "Left to My Own Devices", "Domino Dancing", reconstruction of "Always on My Mind" and a cover of Blaze's club classic, "It's Alright".
Pressed onto 180g heavyweight vinyl featuring a brand new 2018 remaster of the original album.
Parlophone Records Ltd. A Warner Music Group Company, 1988/2018 (0190295831950). Made in EU.
1. Left To My Own Devices 8:16
2. I Want A Dog 6:15
3. Domino Dancing 7:40
4. I'm Not Scared 7:23
5. Always On My Mind/In My House 9:05
6. It's Alright 9:24
Total playing time: 48:03 min.