Just in time for their Wotapalava festival tour, Pet Shop Boys will reissue five of their studio albums with full-length bonus CDs of remixes, alternate versions and unreleased material.
Each of the July 3 reissues — Please (1986), Actually (1987), Introspective (1988), Behavior (1990) and Very (1993) — will include a disc titled Further Listening and a 36-page booklet with lyrics and descriptions of every song by Pet Shop Boys Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe. Bonus tracks include the Introspective-era “Nothing Has Been Proved” and “So Sorry, I Said,” unreleased demos of tunes later recorded by Dusty Springfield and Liza Minnelli, respectively. The Very bonus disc features a live version of Blur’s “Girls and Boys.”
With a new studio album in the works for 2002, Pet Shop Boys will embark on the gay-themed Wotapalava tour on July 13 with Rufus Wainwright, the Magnetic Fields and others (see “Sinead O’Connor, Pet Shop Boys Tour In Wotapalava Festival” ). Sinéad O’Connor dropped out of the tour days after it was announced, citing family commitments.