Description: MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3.
Bit rate: 320 kbps.
Sample rate: 44100 Hz joint stereo.
Tags: ID3V1 & ID3V2.
Source formats: CD.
Number of tracks: 19
"- Me listening to Liza Minnelli?" " - Me actually enjoying listening to Liza Minnelli?!" " - Me buying an album with Liza Minnelli?" " - Me actually listening to that album with Liza Minnelli?!" " - Me actually enjoying listening to that album with Liza Minnelli?!" " - Me listening to that album with Liza Minnelli non-stop for months and eventually ending up realising it's an absolute masterpiece........?!"
Exactly. Those were the questions I asked myself back in 1989. Let's face it, we all have our preconceptions (prejudices?) about Liza with a Z, about who she is, about her music, about her voice. I know I did and it was unfortunately very seldom to her advantage, if I may say so. But that was before I heard "Losing My Mind". That was before I realised that the album from which that song came was produced by the Pet Shop Boys and Julian Mendelsohn. That was before I knew that the Pet Shop Boys had written no less than seven of the ten tracks on that album. That was before I'd heard "So Sorry, I Said", "Don't Drop Bombs", "If There Was Love" and her versions of the Pet Shop Boys' "Rent" and "Tonight Is Forever", Yvonne Elliman's "Love Pains" and Tanita Tikaram's "Twist In My Sobriety". That was before I'd heard Richard Niles, Angelo Badalamenti and Anne Dudley's orchestral arrangements and Courtney Pine's sax solos. And 1989, that was the year after the Pet Shop Boys wrote "Left To My Own Devices" and "Domino Dancing". In that same year they wrote and produced "Nothing Has Been Proved" and "In Private" for Dusty Springfield. The following year they released "Behaviour", the album that included "So Hard", "Being Boring" and "Jealousy". Just to put things in perspective. So if you consider yourself a Pet Shop Boys fan or if you're just the least bit interested in their music and you for one reason or another still haven't heard this album you should a) download it b) listen to it c) learn not to judge a book - or an album - by its cover. And if you're still thinking what I was thinking back in 1989; listen and think again.
Enjoy - and thanks in advance for seeding.
01. I Want You Now
02. Losing My Mind
03. If There Was Love
04. So Sorry, I Said
05. Don't Drop Bombs
06. Twist In My Sobriety
08. Love Pains
09. Tonight Is Forever
10. I Can't Say Goodnight
11. Losing My Mind (Extended Mix)
12. Losing My Mind (Ultimix)
13. Losing My Mind (Ultmix Dub)
14. Don't Drop Bombs (Extended Mix)
15. Don't Drop Bombs (Accapella)
16. Love Pains (Steve "Silk" Hurley's Remix)
17. Losing My Mind (Pet Shop Boys demo)
18. So Sorry, I Said (Pet Shop Boys demo)
19. Rent (Pet Shop Boys live 2006)
Produced by Pet Shop Boys and Julian Mendelsohn.
Engineers: Julian Mendelsohn, Renny Hill, Danton Supple.
Keyboards/Fairlight programming: Andy Richards, Pete Vitesse, Gary Maughan, C.J. Macintosh, Julian Mendelsohn, Chris Lowe, Neil Tennant. Percussion: Danny Cummings. Saxophone: Courtney Pine. Rap: Donald Johnson. Scratches: C.J. Macintosh. Orchestral arrangements/orchestral conductor: Richard Niles, Angelo Badalamenti, Anne Dudley. Guitars: J.J. Belle. Backing vocals: Katie Kissoon, Tessa Niles, Carol Kenyon. Additional vocals: Neil Tennant, Julian Mendelsohn.
All tracks written by Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe except "Losing My Mind" by Stephen Sondheim, "Twist In My Sobriety" by Tanita Tikaram and "Love Pains" by Dan Walsh, Harvey Price & Steve Barri.