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31 March 1998


On March 31, 1998, EMI Records in the USA releases a compilation of early Pet Shop Boys songs, The Essential Pet Shop Boys, in a limited edition run of only 6 months. Very few initial promo copies of the CD are titled ‘Early’, making it a highly collectable item.


  1. Domino dancing (alternative version)
  2. West End girls (dance mix)
  3. Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots Of Money)(Original 7inch version)
  4. Paninaro (7inch version)
  5. That’s my impression (7inch version)
  6. We all feel better in the dark (extended mix)
  7. It couldn’t happen here (LP version)
  8. It’s alright (7inch version)
  9. Left to my own devices (7inch version)
  10. In the night (remix)
  11. Two divided by zero (LP version)
  12. Love comes quickly (dance mix)
  13. Being boring (extended version)



Purple zone (The Remixes)

Soft Cell and Pet Shop Boys