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Pet Shop Boys – Heart (Remix) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on October 14th, 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

A. Front

“Heart” is a song recorded by Pet Shop Boys which reached #1 on the UK Singles Chart for three weeks in April 1988. This is also their last number 1 song to date. The song was included on the group’s second studio album, Actually. Although heavily played in dance clubs in the United States “Heart” failed to make any impact on the Billboard charts.

This 12″ is the second of two 12″ releases in the UK.

SIDE A:
Heart (Remix) 8:55
Engineer – Tony Phillips
Guitar – J.J. Belle
Producer – Andy RichardsPet Shop Boys
Remix – Julian Mendelsohn
Written-By – Tennant/Lowe*

SIDE B:
Heart (Dub Mix) 5:15
Edited By –  Junior Vasquez
Engineer – Dave Meegan
Keyboards [Additional] – Adrien Cook
Producer – Pet Shop Boys, Shep Pettibone
Remix – Shep Pettibone
Written-By – Tennant/Lowe*

I Get Excited (You Get Excited Too) 4:52
Engineer – Mark Stent
Guitar – Steve Lipson*
Producer – Pet Shop Boys
Programmed By [Fairlight], Organ [Hammond] – Blue Weaver
Vocals [Additional] – Dee LewisShirley Lewis
Written-By – Lowe/Tennant*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Parlophone ‎– 12RX 6177
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 21 Mar 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Design – Mark FarrowPet Shop Boys
Photography By – Eric Watson (3)

NOTES:
Mastered at Abbey Road Studios.
Mark Farrow at Three Associates

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B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Pro-Ject Speed Box S
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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38 Responses to “Pet Shop Boys – Heart (Remix) (UK 12″)”

  1. Spring Says:

    Thank you Paul! I just love this song! and I remember that when I was a little I loved to watch the video! It was full of fun, all that story about vampire’s wedding.. Thank you once again for those memories!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Spring I love the video too one of my favorites 🙂

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  2. musicdivaSF Says:

    Hi Dj PaulT,
    It has been a very busy last couple of weeks for me so I apologize if I haven’t been so active in commenting on some your recent fantastic posts on here. But I have to with this one since I just recently saw them in concert and as usual.. PSB still really knows how to take full command of the concert stage. Thank you for posting one of my favorite PSB classic track. Hope all is well with you. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome MusicdivaSF I know life sometimes gets in the way. Glad to see you posting comment 🙂 Bet that was a fun show!

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  3. kookoo Says:

    Hi Paul. Thanks for this great PSB post. All the best.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Kookoo 🙂

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  4. ex15 Says:

    My favourite duo, I have 55 of their cds, including Heart (CDS)..

    Wonderful to have this on vinyl, super stuff Paul..

    😀

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks Ex15.

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  5. Jermajesty Says:

    One of my fave PSB tracks – though as I’ve said before, the album version is sooo much better than the single.

    Not heard these particular versions, maybe it’ll swing me back the other way. 😀

    I see the CD Single had only the 3 tracks from the other Heart 12″, are the 3 tracks on this one still vinyl only versions? (you know i love exclusivity!)

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I think they are vinyl only Jermajesty as far as I know 🙂

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  6. 80spornstar Says:

    One of my Top 100 80s songs and videos. Video for this song have been shot just about 4h from my hometown. Anyways, on September 27, 2013 I have attended to Pet Shop Boys Electric Tour concert at Caesar’s Casino in Windsor, Ontario thanks to my younger brother who arranged the whole thing. Despite they didn’t play Heart, Being Boring, What Have I Done To Deserve This and couple more tunes it was one of the best events in past few years because everything what I was expecting was “included”.
    And finally, thank you Paul for this remix that I didn’t have in my collection until tonight!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome 80spornstar. Sounds like you have a sweetheart for a brother. Wish PSB would come to my part of the country 🙂

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  7. SIlver Blue Says:

    I love the fact that originally the duo had planned to offer it to Hi-NRG singer Hazell Dean or—more notoriously—Madonna, but they ultimately kept it for themselves!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Glad they kept it 🙂

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  8. ric Says:

    Thanks for posting this, Paul!
    Great 12″!

    Yeah, Silver Blue. The duo actually wrote this song during the recording of Please, and had wanted to give this to Hazell Dean because they thought she had a great voice. Also wanted to offer this to Madonna, whom they loved, but they feared her rejection. So they kept it for themselves!

    The chart moves in mysterious ways…
    It’s A Sin matched my expectation was the well-deserved UK #1.
    Follow-up What Have I Done I had that same expectations but was blocked out of the summit by T’Pau.
    My favourite PSB single Rent under-performed as well.

    Heart would’ve probably not have charted high had it not been for two factors.
    1. It was released after their massive Xmas #1 Always On My Mind.
    2. It was released during the non-peak period in April, and it hit #1 by selling only 45,000 copies. That was the lowest selling #1 until the record was broken by New Kids On The Block’s Hanging Tough in 1990.

    Still, it gave Pet Shop Boys their 4th #1, tying the record with Wham! and The Everly Brothers as the duos with most UK #1s

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    So glad that they kept this great track for themselves. I absolutely love it. I was so shocked that it didn’t even make the US dance chart.

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    textster Reply:

    Ric; “What Have I Done To Deserve This” should have been UK #1 imo; though just to correct you, Rick Astley (Never Gonna Give You Up) kept it from topping the chart 🙂

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    ric Reply:

    Ooops! My bad. You’re right, Textster. Can I blame my mistake on my fading memory? 😛
    Also, I Want Your Sex and Faith both should’ve been UK #1s too!

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    textster Reply:

    Hi Ric;

    happens to the best of us re the fading memory 🙂
    Subject of George Michael; least his album ‘Faith’ made it to #1; one of the better albums of 1987 imo, along with the also aforementioned T’Pau and their ‘Bridge Of Spies’… happy times!!

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  9. Goodguy Says:

    Some rather well-informed comments and appreciation here! I hope that gets Paul to consider making with the PSB even more. 😉

    You know, whenever Paul posts a new rip of a fave synth 12″ of mine, I don’t just love to hear it, but actually get that feeling of anticipation of buying it for the first time. The memory of walking into that shop…more often than not, no longer with us, comes flooding back to me.

    Tower…Sam Goody…HMV…Virgin…or the little shops with those narrow aisles where only one person could flip through the vinyl at a time. God, I miss that. Buying it, making sure I got it home in pristine shape…even giving it a sniff (I swear I could tell EMI from WEA pressings by scent!) before laying the stylus down. Good times.

    The audiophile reissues for hipsters aren’t the same. You just can’t recapture the older days of vinyl anymore, but Paul gets you as close as you can.

    Thanks again Paul. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Goodguy you are very kind. I thought I was the only one that sniffed vinyl lol. Those were the days 🙂

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    Goodguy Reply:

    Oh…cassettes (may they rest in peace) were even MORE fragrant. It was even easier to tell pressings apart. Just so you know, Duran Duran smells NOTHING like Depeche Mode. 🙂

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    ric Reply:

    *Sniff! Sniff*…sorry Paul *Sniff* you were saying? 😛

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  10. Mike Says:

    Thanks again for your hard work, Paul!
    Don’t have much extra to add, but enjoy reading all the comments! Very cool info.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Mike 🙂

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  11. Omar Says:

    Loved this mix. Thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  12. Marko Says:

    Thanks a lot Paul for all the Pet Shop Boys Posts. Especially for the Vinyl only records like this Heart 12″ is.
    Would like to see the
    Domino Dancing Remix (Base Mix)
    Introspective US 3×12″ Holiday Promo only set.

    Cheers

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Marko I have both of the records you requsted but my copy of “Introspective” is still sealed so I will have to think about if i want open it or not 🙂

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  13. Jeff Habicht Says:

    Bless your “Heart” Paul!! Getting to hear the vinyl remastered by you is a treasure in itself. I love the Pet Shop Boys, and this one really made it to a lot of music mixes back in the day. You are a wonder Paul and I love the fact that so many of us sing your praises. I can’t wait to see what’s next for you (and us!!!)

    By-the-way, Paul, I’d like to – in the very near future – donate some records that you and your followers might be interested in. They are defunct remix services, like Hot Tracks and Rhythm Stick. They are in super condition, meaning they were hardly played at all; most of the time I’d record them directly to cassette. Just thought you’d like to know. I’ll be getting in touch with you (privately) soon, with all the details.

    As always, thanks for everything you do.

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks so much Jeff I am really looking forward to hearing from you soon. I don’t have many of the remix service records so this will be a treat for me and the readers 🙂

    Paul

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    Jeff Habicht Reply:

    Paul,

    It’s the least I can do along with donating money to you. I love how you treat records and I know that they will be in loving hands.

    Cheers!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you again Jeff they will definately get a good home 🙂

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  14. GGNYC Says:

    Thank You!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome GGNYC 🙂

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  15. Marko Says:

    Hi Paul,

    opening the Holiday set would be an honour for me. 🙂
    It´s the holy grail of the Introspective era.
    There´s one record included, which has 5 Vinyl only tracks and 4! of them are exclusive to this release.

    [SPRO# 04242/04243:]
    9:25 Left To My Own Devices (shep pettibone remix)
    7:45 Left To My Own Devices (device mix) [“7:13”]
    5:53 Domino Dancing (base mix) [“6:01”]
    5:40 Always On My Mind (shep’s holiday mix) [“7:19”]
    7:28 Always On My Mind (shep’s house) [“5:19”]

    Oh please…

    All the best
    Marko

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  16. Jan Says:

    Thank you Paul, one of my favourate PSB tracks ever. I read in one of the UK music magazines at the time that they wanted to give it to Hazell Dean (I would’ve loved to hear her sing it too!). Strangely enough Hazell Dean had her first UK Top 10 in 4 years with “Who’s leaving who” the same time as Heart went to no.1. 🙂

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  17. VanceMan Says:

    Thanks for sharing this classic.

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