Album of the Day
Release: Further Listening 2001 - 2004
Pet Shop Boys were nearly two decades into their still-ongoing career when they released RELEASE, and the 2002 album has the sound of a band catching its second wind. The outgrowth of recordings made to fill out a greatest hits collection, these songs (“Home And Dry,” “I Get Along,” “London” and seven others) have the worldly sensibilities and catchy melodies for which the U.K. synth-poppers are famous but with a little something extra – guitar work by the great Johnny Marr. As part of a catalog upgrade, RELEASE has just been reissued with two "further listening" albums of additional tracks from the era, including previously unreleased songs, John Peel performances and a cover of Gilbert O'Sullivan's "Alone Again, Naturally" featuring Elton John.