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Pet Shop Boys - Left To My Own Devices Album

Performer:

Pet Shop Boys

Title:

Left To My Own Devices

Genre:

Electronic

MP3 album size:

2341 mb

Label:

Parlophone

Rating:

4.8

Style:

House, Synth-pop

Country:

UK

Date of release:

16 Nov 1988

Catalog:

CDR 6198, 20 3080 2

Pet Shop Boys - Left To My Own Devices Album

Tracklist

1Left To My Own Devices (The Disco Mix)
Arranged By [Orchestra], Conductor [Orchestra] – Richard NilesRemix – Robin Hancock, Stephen Lipson, Trevor HornVocals [Additional] – Bruce Woolley, Sally BradshawWritten-By – Tennant/Lowe
11:27
2The Sound Of The Atom Splitting
Engineer [Assistant] – Renny HillMusic By – Lipson, Lowe/Tennant, HornWords By – Tennant
3:37
3Left To My Own Devices
Arranged By [Orchestra], Conductor [Orchestra] – Richard NilesVocals [Additional] – Bruce WoolleyWritten-By – Tennant/Lowe
4:43

Versions

CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
14 2030806Pet Shop Boys Left To My Own Devices ‎(12")Parlophone14 2030806Italy1988
RS 6198Pet Shop Boys Left To My Own Devices ‎(7", Single)ParlophoneRS 6198UK1988
20 3080 2, CDR6198, CDP 560-20 3080 2Pet Shop Boys Left To My Own Devices ‎(CD, Maxi)Parlophone, Parlophone, Parlophone20 3080 2, CDR6198, CDP 560-20 3080 2Germany, Austria, & Switzerland1988
12R 6198Pet Shop Boys Left To My Own Devices ‎(12", Single)Parlophone12R 6198UK1988
PS 107Pet Shop Boys Left To My Own Devices ‎(7", Single, Promo)EMI Music (South Africa)PS 107South Africa1989

Credits

  • Design [Sleeve]Mark Farrow, Pet Shop Boys
  • EngineerStephen Lipson
  • Engineer [Assistant]Danton Supple
  • Photography ByMichael Roberts
  • ProducerStephen Lipson, Trevor Horn

Notes

Comes in a paper sleeve within a card picture sleeve within a yellow card outer sleeve.

1 & 2: Published by Cage Music Ltd. / 10 Music Ltd.
3: Published by Cage Music Ltd. / 10 Music Ltd. / Perfect Songs Ltd. / Unforgettable Songs Ltd.

Mark Farrow at Three Associates.

℗ 1988 Original Sound Recordings "made" by EMI Records Ltd.
© 1988 EMI Records Ltd.

Made in U.K.

Barcodes

  • Barcode (Scanned): 5099920308025
  • Barcode (Text): 5 099920 308025
  • Label Code: LC 0299
  • Rights Society: BIEM/MCPS
  • Matrix / Runout: 203080-2 133711 01 % MADE IN U.K. BY PDO

Companies

  • Published By – Cage Music Ltd.
  • Published By – 10 Music Ltd.
  • Published By – Perfect Songs Ltd.
  • Published By – Unforgettable Songs Ltd.
  • Designed At – Three Associates
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – EMI Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – EMI Records Ltd.
  • Made By – PDO, UK – 133711

Video

Album

Left to My Own Devices - Pet Shop Boys. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей. Left to My Own Devices is a song recorded by Pet Shop Boys, released as the second single from their third studio album, Introspective. It was also the first track of the album. It is their 9th best-selling hit. The single fared better than the album's lead single, Domino Dancing, charting three positions higher in the UK Singles Chart, at Number 4. It became the first track that Pet Shop Boys recorded with an orchestra, arranged by Richard Niles. Since its release, it has become a staple of Pet. Music video by Pet Shop Boys performing Left To My Own Devices 2003 Digital Remaster. Left to My Own Devices In the Style of Pet Shop Boys. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Формируйте собственную коллекцию записей Pet Shop Boys. Although shorter, the sound is bigger than the album version, with bonus Bruce Woolley backing vocals and guitar by Stephen Lipson. Horn's twelve incher stretches the whole out over 11 and a half minutes, and is an object lesson in how to make a hell of a lot go a hell of a lot further. When it comes to fusing brilliant compositions with satirical lyrics into an electronic combustion for dancefloor consumption, nobody tops the Pet Shop Boys. On November 14, 1988, Left To My Own Devices is released, an exaggerated autobiography. The second verse refers to a time when Neils mother would worry about him because hed wait in a corner of the back garden pretending to be a Roundhead soldier. Taken from the album Introspective. Listen album. Electronic House Synthpop. Pet Shop Boys. Songs in album Pet Shop Boys - Left To My Own Devices 1988. Pet Shop Boys - Left To My Own Devices. Pet Shop Boys - Left To My Own Devices The Disco Mix. Pet Shop Boys - The Sound Of The Atom Splitting. Total votes: 8. Other albums by Pet Shop Boys. Pet Shop Boys Love Etc. The Best Of Pet Shop Boys. Watch the video for Left To My Own Devices from Pet Shop Boys's Discography: The Complete Singles Collection for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. Since its release, it has become a staple of Pet Shop Boys live performances and is often used to begin their concerts. read more. Left to My Own Devices is a song recorded by Pet Shop Boys, released as the second single from their third studio album, Introspective on read more. Left To My Own Devices' was the second single released from 'Introspective' It was released following the album and was produced by Trevor Horn. The b-side was 'The Sound Of The Atom Splitting'. Neil and Chris wrote this song at Sarm West Studios with the intent to ask Trevor Horn to produce it. Having written an instrumental demo, they brought it to him, and he was interested. Current track: Pet Shop Boys & Phil Oakey - This Used To Be The Future JCRZ Saturday Extended RemixPet Shop Boys & Phil Oakey - This Used To Be The Future JCRZ Saturday Extended Remix. There was a problem playing this track

Yozshubei
Why Do The Pet Shop Boys always go back to "West End Girls"???? Play This at any Party """Left To My Own Devices [The Disco Mix]""" and Watch The Dance Floor... A PSB Classic. All I can Say is Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Grass Main Dance Floor (RHI) 1998 This Track went off like a "Frog in a Sock".
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Size matters…

Pet Shop Boys wanted big. Trevor Horn, a man with a reputation for taking his time, had a big idea; to program the electronics quickly, and then hire an orchestra to play along to the sequencers, live. This big idea would mean that the big sound could be recorded in only a few days. Of course, the track took six months to complete.

Horn rented arranger Richard Niles to orchestrate the track. Niles knew all about big.

How big should the string section be?, queried Horn.
Oh, 20 strings should suffice for this orchestra, came the reply.
Horn retorted; doesn't 40 strings sound better?
No, answered Niles, 20 is good for this size of orchestra.
But, insisted Horn, doesn't it sound better to say "I have 40 strings in the studio", than only 20 strings?

Niles's flamboyant arrangement is heavily evident in both mixes on this CD. The seven inch mix is edited from the eight minute Introspective version. Although shorter, the sound is bigger than the album version, with bonus Bruce Woolley backing vocals and guitar by Stephen Lipson.

Horn's twelve incher stretches the whole out over 11 and a half minutes, and is an object lesson in how to make a hell of a lot go a hell of a lot further. The three minute intro is quite sublime; ricocheting beats, looping strings, swooping sequencers, with horns heralding the bassline. Somewhere around seven and a half minutes in, there's a 40 second breakdown that seemingly encompasses a jet, a tractor engine, an army of snare drums and a racing car. Genius.

Left To My Own Devices includes the memorable line: "Che Guevara and Debussy to a disco beat". Horn had a big desire; to record Claude Debussy to a disco beat (something he eventually achieved with the Art Of Noise's 1999 album). So, the Pet Shop Boys decided to play along and record an acid house interlude for the track, based around Debussy-esque chords. A 40 minute jam was recorded live, with Neil, Chris and Trevor on keyboards and Lipson playing the mix desk. This experiment was not used on the a-side but, after editing and vocalizing, became The Sound Of The Atom Splitting instead. One of the oddest in the PSB catalogue, the track is very divisive.

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