Pet Shop Boys to issue B-sides compilation: Format

    Lately, have you been sliding through your iPod, thinking, Damn, I wonder how many Pet Shop Boys songs are out there untouched? Well, here’s your answer: 38. And come this February, you’ll have all the time in the world to soak ’em up, when the UK synthpop legends release Format, their second effort of unreleased material (via NME).

    Similar to 1995’s Alternative, which collected Pet Shop Boys B-sides circa 1985-1994, Format picks up where that one left off. In other words, all 38 tracks are culled from the group’s releases between 1996 and 2009. No need to consult Wikipedia, that’s five albums worth of B-sides. So, naturally, you can understand why it’s such a lengthy collection – it’s two discs! Now, to top it all off, they’ve all been remastered and the album itself will feature a booklet that includes an interview with Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe. That should hold fans over until the duo release its 11th studio LP next fall.

    Format hits stores in the UK on February 7th via Parlophone, while a U.S. release date remains forthcoming.


    Format Tracklist:

    01. The Truck Driver And His Mate
    02. Hit And Miss
    03. In The Night (1995)
    04. Betrayed
    05. How I Learned To Hate Rock ‘N’ Roll
    06. Discoteca (New Version)
    07. The Calm Before The Storm
    08. Confidential (Demo For Tina)
    09. The Boy Who Couldn’t Keep His Clothes On
    10. Delusions Of Grandeur
    11. The View From Your Balcony
    12. Disco Potential
    13. Silver Age
    14. Screaming
    15. The Ghost Of Myself
    16. Casting A Shadow
    17. Lies
    18. Sexy Northerner

    01. Always
    02. Nightlife
    03. Searching For The Face Of Jesus
    04. Between Two Islands
    05. Friendly Fire
    06. We’re The Pet Shop Boys
    07. Transparent
    08. I Didn’t Get Where I Am Today
    09. The Resurrectionist
    10. Girls Don’t Cry
    11. In Private (7-Inch Mix): Pet Shop Boys With Elton John
    12. Blue On Blue
    13. No Time For Tears (7-Inch Mix)
    14. Bright Young Things
    15. Party Song
    16. We’re All Criminals Now
    17. Gin And Jag
    18. After The Event
    19. The Former Enfant Terrible
    20. Up And Down