- Style:House, Synth-pop
- Date of release:
- Size FLAC version1294 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1694 megabytes
- Size WMA version1106 megabytes
- Formats:WMA VOC WAV AC3 RA TTA MP3
On September 2, 1996 the Pet Shop Boys released their new album, Bilingual. Written and recorded over the previous two years, it was initially planned as some kind of Latin record. Although there are many Latin moments on the finished album (rhythmically, linguistically and emotionally), as time passed this idea provided more an attitude and an orientation then a strict musical blueprint. Another reason for doing the album like this, says Neil, was as a reaction against Britpop. We like being part of Europe; we are a very international group and we like that fact.
Released in September 1996, ‘Bilingual’ was the sixth studio album to be released by Pet Shop Boys. It was a UK top 5 record upon release and included 5 singles, all of which were UK top 20 singles. As is often the case with PSB records, ‘Bilingual’ comprises many influences, including those of the music of Latin America, due partly to the Spanish and Latin music Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe had been listening to prior to recording the album.
Instead, Bilingual is an enormously subtle album, with shifting rhythms and graceful, understated melodies. Whether it's the smooth disco of "Before" or the insistent rhythms of "Se a Vida E," Bilingual is filled with joyous, if subdued, sounds
English synth-pop duo Pet Shop Boys have released 13 studio albums, three live albums, eight compilation albums, four remix albums, three soundtrack albums, two extended plays and 55 singles. The duo's debut single, "West End Girls", was first released in 1984 but failed to chart in most regions.
Released September 2, 1996. 2. Single-Bilingual Lyrics. 3. Metamorphosis Lyrics.
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Percussion [Additional] – Robin JonesVocals [Additional] – Davide Giovannini, Joseph De Jesus, Lino Rocha, Weston FosterWritten-By – Tennant / Lowe
Written-By – Tennant / Lowe
Brass – Bud Beadle, Fayyaz Virji, Kevin Robinson Engineer, Programmed By – Simon CotsworthKeyboards – Richie BirkettPerformer – Pet Shop Boys, Sylvia Mason-JamesProducer [For K-klass Productions] – Andy Williams*, Paul RobertsScratches, Keyboards [Additional] – Trevor Henry/Ignorants*Written-By – Tennant / Lowe
Written-By – Tennant / Lowe
|5||Se A Vida É (That's The Way Life Is)
Brass – Andy Hamilton , Mike Innes, Noel Langley, Richard SidwellGuitar – J.J. BelleMusic By – Ademario, Nego Do Barballio*, Tennant / Lowe, Wellington Epiderme NegraRecorded By [Drums, Percussion] – Bob KraushaarWords By – Tennant*
|6||It Always Comes As A Surprise
Brass – Andy Hamilton Guitar – Hugh BurnsKeyboards [Additional] – Chris CameronPercussion – Robin JonesVocals [Additional] – Katie KissoonWritten-By – Tennant / LoweWritten-By [Sample Of Astrud Gilberto From ' Corcovado ' ( Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars ) By] – Stan Getz
|7||A Red Letter Day
Arranged By [Choir] – Alyosha ZolotukhinChoir – The Choral Academy Of MoscowChoir [Co-ordinator] – Graeme PerkinsChoir [Director] – Victor PopovRecorded By [Choir] – Tatyana VinnitskayaVocals [Additional] – Barbara Tucker, Carole Sylvan, Karen BernodWritten-By – Tennant / Lowe
|8||Up Against It
Guitar, Vocals [Additional] – Johnny MarrWritten-By – Tennant / Lowe
Drums, Percussion – Andy DuncanGuitar – Greg BoneKeyboards [Additional], Arranged By [Strings] – Chris CameronSaxophone – Andy Hamilton Vocals [Additional] – Katie KissoonWritten-By – Tennant / Lowe
Drum Programming – Danny Tenaglia, Louie "Balo" GuzmanEngineer [Assistant] – Rob RivesEngineer [Recording, Mix] – Dana VlcekKeyboards – Peter DaouProducer – Danny TenagliaProgrammed By – Phil PaganoVocals [Additional] – Barbara Tucker, Carole Sylvan, Karen BernodWritten-By – Tennant / Lowe
|11||To Step Aside
Written-By – Tennant / Lowe
|12||Saturday Night Forever
Engineer – Rich Lowe*Engineer [Assistant] – Rob RivesEngineer [Mix] – Doug De Angelis*Keyboards [Additional] – Eddie MontillaProducer – Danny TenagliaWritten-By – Tennant / Lowe
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Pet Shop Boys Partnership Ltd.
- Licensed To – EMI Records
- Copyright (c) – Pet Shop Boys Partnership Ltd.
- Manufactured By – EMI
- Distributed By – EMI
- Made By – EMI Swindon
- Artwork [Sleeve] – Mark Farrow Design*, PSB*
- Drums, Percussion – SheBoom (tracks: 1, 2, 5)
- Engineer – Bob Kraushaar (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 7)
- Mixed By – Bob Kraushaar (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 11), Chris Porter (tracks: 5, 6, 9)
- Photography By – Chris Heath , José Cea
- Producer – Pet Shop Boys
- Producer, Recorded By – Chris Porter (tracks: 5, 6, 8, 9, 11)
- Programmed By [Fairlight] – Pete Gleadall (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 to 9, 11, 12)
- Recorded By [Assistant - Bunk Junk & Genius] – Andrew Green , Claire Tomkinson*
- Recorded By [Assistant - Sarm West & Sarm Hook End] – Tom Elmhirst
NotesComes in a jewel case with a frosted front.
Recorded at Bunk Junk & Genius, Sarm West and Sarm Hook End, Axis (New York), Bass Hit (New York) and The State House Of Broadcasting And Sound Recording (Moscow).
℗ 1996 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Pet Shop Boys Partnership Limited under exclusive licence to EMI Records. © 1996 Pet Shop Boys Partnership Limited.
Manufactured and distributed by EMI.
Printed in Holland printed on the back cover.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 7 24385 31022 5
- Matrix / Runout: EMI SWINDON 853102 2 .2 :2:15:
- Mastering SID Code: IFPI 2501
- Label Code: LC 0299
- Rights Society: bel SIAE
- Other (Distribution Code - France): PM 520
- Other (Distribution Code - Italy): 072
|CDPCSD170, 7243 8 53102 2 5||Pet Shop Boys||Bilingual (CD, Album)||Parlophone, Parlophone||CDPCSD170, 7243 8 53102 2 5||UK & Europe||1996|
|none||Pet Shop Boys||Bilingual (CD, Album, Unofficial)||Not On Label (Pet Shop Boys)||none||Europe||1996|
|8 53102 2||Pet Shop Boys||Bilingual (CD, Album + VHS, Ltd, Promo, PAL)||Parlophone||8 53102 2||Australia||1996|
|none||Pet Shop Boys||Bilingual (12xFile, MP3, Album, RM, 320)||Parlophone||none||Unknown|
|7243 8 53102 2 5||Pet Shop Boys||Bilingual (CD, Album, Club)||Parlophone, EMI Music Canada||7243 8 53102 2 5||Canada||1996|