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On September 2, 1996.

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On September 2, 1996, “Parlaphone” label released “Bilingual”, the tenth Pet Shop Boys album. It was recorded 1995 – 1996, at “Bunk Junk & Genius”, “Sarm West”, “Sarm Hook End” in London; “Axis”, “Bass Hit” in New York City; “The State House of Broadcasting and Sound Recording” in Moscow, and was produced by Pet Shop Boys, Chris Porter, Danny Tenaglia and K-Klass.

Personnel:

  • Neil Tennant
  • Chris Lowe
  • Pete Gleadall – programming
  • SheBoom – drums, percussion
  • Robin Jones – percussion
  • Davide Giovanni, Joseph De Jesus, Weston Foster and Lino Rocha – additional vocals
  • Sylvia Mason-James– vocals
  • Ritchie Birkett – keyboards
  • Simon Cotsworth – programming
  • Trevor Henry/The Ignorants – scratching, additional keyboards
  • Kevin Robinson, Bud Beadle and Fayyaz Virji – brass
  • J. Belle– guitar
  • Mike Innes, Noel Langley, Richard Sidell and Andy Hamilton– brass
  • Chris Cameron – additional keyboards, string arrangement, conduction
  • Hugh Burns – guitar
  • Aidan McGoran – additional guitar
  • Andy Hamilton– saxophone
  • Katie Kissoon– additional vocals
  • Alyosha Zolotukhin – choir arrangement
  • Graeme Perkins – choir co-ordinator
  • Victor Popov – choir director
  • The Choral Academy of Moscow – choir
  • Barbara Tucker, Karen Bernodand Carole Sylvan – additional vocals
  • Johnny Marr– guitar, additional vocals
  • Greg Bone – guitar
  • Andy Duncan – drums, percussion
  • Danny Tenaglia and Louie ‘Balo’ Guzman – drum programming
  • Pete Dao – keyboards
  • Phil Pagano – programming
  • Eddie Montilla – additional keyboards
  • Pete Gleadall – programming
  • Oli Savill and Lilliana Chacian – percussion
  • Sylvia Mason-James – additional vocals
  • Sheboom – drums and percussion
  • Robin Jones – additional percussion
  • Katie, Kisson, Davide Giovanni, Joseph De Jesus, Weston Foster, Lino Rocha – additional vocals
  • Danny Tenaglia, Louie ‘Balo’ Guzman – drum programming
  • Pete Dao – keyboards
  • Vanessa Ichak – Banji girl vocals
  • Steva Rodway/Motiv8 – additional production
  • Alyosha Zolotukhin – choir arrangement
  • Graeme Perkins – choir co-ordinator
  • Victor Popov – choir director
  • The Choral Academy of Moscow – choir
  • Throusers Enthusiasts – additional production
  • Richard Niles – orchestra arrangement, conduction
  • Photographers: Chris Heath, José Cea, Andy Earl
  • Sleeve design: Mark Farrow Design, Pet Shop Boys

Track listing:

  1. Discoteca
  2. Single-Bilingual
  3. Metamorphosis
  4. Electricity
  5. Se a vida é (That’s the Way Life Is)
  6. It Always Comes as a Surprise
  7. A Red Letter Day
  8. Up Against It
  9. The Survivors
  10. Before
  11. To Step Aside
  12. Saturday Night Forever
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