BACK TO MINE
Released - 25th April 2005
Record Label - DMC
Catalogue Number - BACKCD20
Chris and Neil each prepared a CD for a release in the 'Back To Mine'
series in which musicians and DJs compile a sequence of their favourite
tracks for "after-hours grooving". There had been 19 releases in the
series including CD's from, New Order, Faithless, Underworld, Groove
Armada, Carl Cox and Danny Tenaglia. 'Back To Mine: Pet Shop Boys' is
the 20th release in the series and it's a double CD release, one CD of
Chris's choices and one of Neil's.
In an interview Chris said, "It's the first compilation of other people's records we've ever done and
the last, I think. I don't think we will be making a habit of it. We'd never actually
been asked to do one before, and when 'Back To Mine' offered it to us we said we'd do it,
as long as we could do one CD each, with no compromises being made. They'd never done
that before but they agreed so for that reason we decided we'd do it. Also I didn't
want to do a chill out compilation because I'm not really a chill out type of person.
I think mine's probably the first one of the series that's not really a chill out."
The artwork is a one off and is created by the Pet Shop Boys long standing
designers Farrow, and despite looking very Pet Shop Boys it also maintains
Back to Mine's illustrated theme. A special anniversary package was also
designed to house both CD's.
The album lasts for 120 minutes and has 27 tracks, 10 from Chris and 17 from Neil
which cover a variety of genres, electro, disco, rock, gospel, ambient, pop and
classical. Chris and Neil both give intodutions to their CD on the sleeve notes.
This is Chris's,
"Welcome to 'Back To Mine'. I've chosen a few records to play. Songs about love,
friendship, sex, religion, hope and despair. Starting with early 80's electro and
Italian disco, through rock, gospel and ending with classic Dusty. Hope you enjoy
it. Peace and love."
And this is Neil's,
"My idea in compiling this collection was to create a sequence of music for late-night
listening, linking electronic, ambient, classical and pop music. It's the sort of
music I enjoy in the couple of hours before sleep. Thanks to Jon Savage and Micheal
Bracewell who have introduced me to a few of the artists represented here."
Buy 'Back To Mine: Pet Shop Boys':
The track listing is as follows:
CD1 - Chris Lowe
Don't Cry Tonight Savage
Take A Chance Mr Flagio
Dirty Talk Klein & MBO
Passion The Flirts
Ti Sento Matia Bazaar
Never Be Alone Justice vs Simian
The Show Must Go On Queen
Stand On The Word Celestial Choir
I Was Born This Way Carl Bean
I'd Rather Leave While I'm In Love Dusty Springfield
CD2 - Neil Tennant
Pulse Pause Repeat Harold Budd, Ruben Garcia and Daniel Lentz
Come In! (II Movement) Emsemble Opus Posth (Composed By Vladmir Martynov)
Promenade Sentimentale (Sentimental Walk) Vladmimir Cosma
La Baie Etienne Daho
Laura's Theme Craig Armstrong
One Two Three No Gravity - Dettinger Mix Closer Musik
Goin' Back Dusty Springfield
Sospiri Op. 70 Sir John Barbirolli Conducts The New Philharmonic Orchestra (Composed By Edward Elgar)
DD Rhodes www.jz-arkh.co.uk
Video Kid Video Kid
At Dusk John Surman
Melodie Opus 47 No. 3 Emil Gilels (Composed By Edvard Greig)
For more information on the 'Back To Mine' series visit the
Back To Mine website.