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Please (album)

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Please is the first album by the UK electronic music group Pet Shop Boys. It was first released in 1985 (see 1985 in music). According to Pet Shop Boys, the album's title was chosen so that people could go into a record store and say "can I have the Pet Shop Boys album, please?".

Hits from Please include "West End Girls", "Opportunities", and "Love Comes Quickly". "West End Girls" was a hit in both the UK and the United States. Thereafter, Pet Shop Boys failed to again achieve the same widespread popularity in the US.

Please is musically simpler, but lyrically just as rich, as Pet Shop Boys' later work. The instrumentals are compareable to other techno pop of this period. Most of the songs deal with similar topics as other pop music, with a twist. At this time, singer Neil Tennant had not publicly come out of the closet, and although the love songs on this album are sung by a man to another man, few people seemed to notice. Perhaps this explains the accessibility of Pet Shop Boys music to heterosexual fans even after Tennant announced he was gay.

Please was rereleased in 2001 (as were most of the group's albums up to that point) as Please/Further Listening 1984-1986. The rereleased version was not only digitally remastered but came with a second disc of B-sides and previously unreleased material from around the time of the album's original release.

Contents

Tracklisting

1985 release

  1. "Two divided by zero"
  2. "West End girls"
  3. "Opportunities (Let's make lots of money)"
  4. "Love comes quickly"
  5. "Suburbia"
  6. "Opportunities (Reprise)"
  7. "Tonight is forever"
  8. "Violence"
  9. "I want a lover"
  10. "Later tonight"
  11. "Why don't we live together"

Further Listening 1984-1986

  1. "A man could get arrested [Twelve-Inch B-Side]"
  2. "Opportunities (Let's make lots of money) [Full Length Original Seven-Inch Version]"
  3. "In the Night"
  4. "Opportunities (Let's make lots of money) [Original Twelve-Inch Mix]"
  5. "Why don't we live together [Original New York Mix]"
  6. "West End girls [Dance Mix]"
  7. "A man could get arrested [Seven-Inch B-Side]"
  8. "Love comes quickly [Dance Mix]"
  9. "That's my impression [Disco Mix]"
  10. "Was that what it was?"
  11. "Suburbia [the Full Horror]"
  12. "Jack the lad"
  13. "Paninaro [Italian Remix]"

Singles

  • "West End girls"
  • "Opportunities (Let's make lots of money)"
  • "Love comes quickly"
  • "Suburbia"

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