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Pet Shop Boys – The Menagerie Mixes (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on June 30th, 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1991

In 1991 the ON-USound labe released Pet Shop Boys “The Menagerie Mixes” which included two Mega-Mixes. “The New Mega-Mix” which focused mainly on tracks from the “Introspective” and Behaviour” albums. “The Classic Mega-Mix” which contained tracks from Pet Shop Boys debut album “Please” and the follow up “Actually”.

Pet Shop Boys are an English electronic dance music duo, consisting of Neil Tennant, who provides main vocals, keyboards and occasional guitar, and Chris Lowe on keyboards. One of the world’s best-selling music artists, Pet Shop Boys have sold over 100 million records worldwide, and are listed as the most successful duo in UK music history by The Guinness Book of Records. Three-time Brit Award winners and six-time Grammy nominees, since 1986 they have achieved 42 Top 30 singles and 22 Top 10 hits in the UK Singles Chart, including four number ones: “West End Girls”, “It’s a Sin”, “Always on My Mind” and “Heart”.

At the 2009 BRIT Awards, Pet Shop Boys received an award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.

*Please Note: This is not an officially released single therefore the vinyl mastering may not be perfect. However I have made every attempt to restore this rare 12″.

SIDE A:
The New Mega-Mix: 15:42
Left To My Own Devices
So Hard
The End Of The World
Heart
Being Boring
It´s Alright
Always On My Mind/In My House
Left To My Own Devices

SIDE B:
The Classic Mega Mix: 13:03
Love Comes Quickly
West End Girls
What Have I Done To Deserve This
Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots Of Money)
In The Night
Suburbia
Always On My Mind
It’s A Sin

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: ON-USound – PSB 012
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Unofficial Release, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1991
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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18 Responses to “Pet Shop Boys – The Menagerie Mixes (US 12″)”

  1. musicdivaSF Says:

    Oh wow! Now, this is such a sweet surprise and I’m so glad that you shared this with all of us. I truly appreciated all the megamix posts from Wham! to this. You’re truly one a kind Dj Paul. Simply amazing!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome MusicdivaSF 🙂

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  2. ric Says:

    Olivia acted in Two Of A Kind, but yes, DJ Paul is One Of A Kind! LOL!
    And the hits just keep coming!
    Loving this string of Megamixes, finally I get the replacements for those bootleg 12″ I bought decades ago.
    After the Madonna one, this PSB Megamix 12″ is my favourite. The brilliance of Neil & Chris is unmatched, especially in the lyrical department.
    Am very excited about their forthcoming release.
    Thanks for your rip, Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ric. I am excited about the new PSB also. I loved the last album.

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  3. hkfriends Says:

    oh, it is so great…. thanks paul^^
    hope we can have DM, prince on this label too 🙂 keep the good work

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hkfriends you’re welcome. I do have the Prince single in my collection. I plan to post it at some point.

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  4. Paul Says:

    Hey Paul! Do you have any Pat & Mick 12″s or CDSs you can share? I’ve got a badly scratched CDS of “Use It Up and Wear It Out” and the non-stop mix CD “Don’t Stop Dancin” that fetches about $40 on Amazon… THe only problem is the CD was sourced and mixed from spotty vinyl masters back in 1993, so the quality isn’t the greatest. And it’s all one long 60 minute track, although I later split it up and burned my own indexed master several years back.

    Thanks for all you do. Your blog is one of the few that I stop by and check out on a regular basis. Would also love a definitive “Major Tom (Coming Home” and “Rock Me Amadeus” 12″ rip at some point, if you’ve got clean copies of those too…

    Peace,

    Paul in SLC

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Paul sorry don’t have that Pat & Mick single. I do have “Major Tom (Coming Home” and “Rock Me Amadeus”. I’ll get to them someday lol.

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  5. shaun007 Says:

    OMG I remember buying this way back in 1991 at the VIRGIN MEGASTORE in Melbourne (Burke st store), I bought this and the PSB VS KLF mix of SO HARD (I never bought the 12″ of SO HARD for some reason although i really love it) anyway i taped them and played them over and over again until i wore it out and i taped them again but i sold them both years later but found them available on the net from various sites but not as good quality as yours, even though they came from CD. Thanks so much PAUL T for bringing back the memories, this is a fantastic remix (both of them) :). Shaun

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Shaun007. I alwys loved the “So Hard” single so I have it in my collection but I don’t have the vs KLF one though.

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  6. updj1 Says:

    Awesome! Thank you so much for posting these ON-USound series 12″. A lot of thought was put into mixing these and the later Euro-Miixx series obviously by the same person/people. Too bad we still don’t know who to give credit to! Back when they first came out I wrote to the address on the records and received my letter back – it was a fake address like many of the bootlegs at the time. All the ON-USound were released only on 12″ except for one Depeche Mode, Erasure, Madonna, and Prince which were ALSO released on CD single with very clean sound – any other CD releases are bootlegs of the bootlegs and copied from vinyl. I hope you can do the whole series! I love the Queen, Yello, and Bryan Adams ones too!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Paul I also have the CD singles and never thought that they sounded that great since they used viny and CD sources to compile the mixes. That’s just my opinion though. I hve the Queeen and Yello singles unfortunately not Bryan still tracking that one down but these singles are pretty pricey.

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    updj1 Reply:

    I meant that the 4 CD singles sounded better than the other CD “bootlegs of the bootlegs” that came out several years later. You are right they did use sources of varying quality.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Oh I see what you mean 🙂 I agree with you.

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  7. Drake Says:

    PSB is very loved here in Brazil .
    Make me remember whem i was teen, Now i am a elementary school teacher with 23 years!!!
    Thanks For make me remember happy times!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Drake. Thank you for being a teacher education is very important and teaching is hard work. Bravo to you.

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  8. Noname, Says:

    Thank you for posting these!

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  9. Kent Says:

    Thanks very much Paul! Didn’t have “The New Mega-Mix” but it’s similar to the version Hot Tracks remix. 🙂 🙂

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