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Pet Shop Boys – Paninaro (Limited Edtion) (Italy 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 25th, 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

Limited Edition Italy-only 12″. 5000 copies exist.

“Paninaro” is a song by English synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys. Originally a B-side to the 1986 single “Suburbia”, it was released as a limited-edition single in Italy during the same year. “Paninaro” was produced by the band themselves, and is the first track which features Chris Lowe on lead vocals, although he speaks the lyrics, rather than sings them.

While all 7″ and 12″ releases of “Suburbia” contained only the 7″ version of “Paninaro”, the 12″ version was featured on “Disco: The Remix Album”. Another remix by Ian Levine was done, but only appears as the second track from the Italian 12″ single (pictured above).

“Paninaro” was written entirely by Chris Lowe, and was originally based on an idea brought forth by Tom Watkins, who later removed himself from the project. The Paninari is the name of a 1980s Italian youth subculture known as the paninari; derived from the word panino, Italian for sandwich, they were known for congregating in restaurants serving sandwiches and in the first US-style fast food restaurants, as well as their preference for designer clothing and 1980s pop music such as the New Romantic music of Duran Duran. Neil Tennant has said that they were drawn to the concept due to having shared those preferences.

The band wanted to remove Versace from the lyrics because Vercase was not really a designer favoured by the Paninari, but it was edited out of every version except the 12″

There was in fact a video shot for ‘Paninaro’, even though it wasn’t a bonafide single. It featured shots taken around Milan and fed through a digital imaging processor to give it a pixelated feel. It was released originally on the “Television” video compilation and again on the “Pop Art” DVD.

“Paninaro” was remixed and released a second time in 1995 as “Paninaro 95” in conjunction with the b-sides compilation “Alternative”.

SIDE A:
Paninaro (Italian Remix) 8:35
Remix – David Jacobs*, Pet Shop Boys

SIDE B:
Paninaro (Ian Levine Mix) 9:53
Remix – Ian Levine

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Parlophone – 14 2015626
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Limited Edition, Single
Country: Italy
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – Pet Shop Boys
Written-By – Tennant/Lowe*

NOTES:
Italy-only single. 5000 copies exist.
1: Listed as “The Pet Shop Boys Mix” on sleeve.

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

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30 Responses to “Pet Shop Boys – Paninaro (Limited Edtion) (Italy 12″)”

  1. Patrick Says:

    I did not know this existed, Thank You

    Patrick

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Patrick 🙂 It’s one of my most treasured records.

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  2. Drake Says:

    Thaks , is very rare!
    i just have in a brazilian bootleg!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Drakke :0

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  3. kookoo Says:

    Many thanks for this great post! So happy you own a copy. I bought a copy when it was first released, but someone swiped it from me several years later. All the best to you!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Sorry to hear that Kookoo. It really stinks when that happens, but now you have it to listen to again 🙂

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  4. Robert Says:

    Excellent. I’ve been hoping that you would do some more PSB. I have a very well used copy of this single – it will be nice to hear a rip from a better copy on a better turntable.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I hope that you enjoy it Robert 🙂

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  5. antbee Says:

    Thank you, Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Antbee. Nice to see you back again 🙂

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  6. giorgio-greece Says:

    wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    thank u dj!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You are so welcome Giorgio!!

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  7. Goodguy Says:

    Thanks for posting one of those releases which justifies this music blog, and every other out there: a record which was really never made available to the masses. This, like promos with exclusive mixes, smack of elitism with their selected distribution and limited production. While all your posts are a service to fans, Here, you do even more of a service.

    Thanks. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you so much Goodguy. I appreciate your comment 🙂

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  8. Jenny White Says:

    Holy Guacamole! AWESOME post – thank you Paul! I didn’t even know this existed!!

    🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I love Guacamole! You’re welcome Jenny 🙂

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  9. Conner Says:

    What an awesome item. Thank you!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Conner 🙂

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  10. ric Says:

    Another fantastic post, Paul!
    Thank you!
    To add a little more on the Paninaro, they especially loved wearing the US Airforce jacket.
    They were despised by the intellectual The Cure fans, and adopted The Wild Boys as their theme tune.
    They are also huge fans of Eighth Wonder.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome and thanks for the extra info Ric.

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  11. DanaDotCom Says:

    Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe have yet to release an album inferior to whatever’s trending in the market at that time. Their material is always distinctly their own yet challenges the ever-changing face of current electronically based music (which is also becoming less & less interesting). Their wit & intellect have unfortunately gone too unnoticed and their influence/prominance as an 80s super group has been underrated. So thanks for this rare bit from them. An artsy transition from your respitory theme to PSB would have been of posting of their awesome song “Heart”!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Would love to have added “Heart” to my theme but I didn’t have it ready but I will be posting it in the near future for sure 🙂

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  12. Matteo L Says:

    I am italian and I have to say that this record was extremely hard to find even in 1986: actually, I’ve never seen it in the normal record stores.
    Thanks for sharing!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I am glad I was able share it with you and everyone else Matteo 🙂

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  13. george e. Says:

    This is a truely RARE and excellent record! Thank you so much for this post, Paul! Bless you!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome George 🙂

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  14. guss Says:

    Thank You Paul!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Guss you’re welcome my friend 🙂

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  15. Ray Says:

    Hi DjPaulT
    Thank you for this great, great download. I first became aware of this track because of the 95 remix thinking it was brand new at the time. I can’t explain why but it always and forever will be my favourite PSB track.
    btw, hope your health is not causing you any upset. I had similar heart problems about 4 years ago caused by stress. The upshot is… I laugh a lot more now and don’t stress as much as what I used to 🙂 Blessings to you.

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  16. Benno Says:

    Thank you for “Paninari” explication. It´s very good!

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