2018 Remastered Version
Pet Shop Boys (Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe) are the most successful duo in U.K. music history. Since signing to Parlophone Records in 1985, they have achieved 42 Top 30 singles in the U.K. including 22 Top 10 hits and four No. 1's. They've released 13 studio albums to date, all of which have made the U.K. Top 10 as well as album charts around the world.
Pet Shop Boys' 1988 effort Introspective has sold over 4.5 million copies worldwide to date and was the first to feature production by Trevor Horn, whose lavish orchestrations marked a new sonic direction for the duo. House Music legend, Frankie Knuckles created the mix of "I Want A Dog" while "Domino Dancing" was recorded in Miami with hit producer Lewis Martinée. Introspective also saw Pet Shop Boys introduce a new approach to the format of an album and its respective singles: each of the 6 tracks on the album's original track-listing is over six minutes in length, and they were later edited to fit the more traditional format of a seven-inch single.
"The idea was to have an album where every track was a single. And in fact five out of the six of them were, because ‘I'm Not Scared' was a single for Patsy Kensit, or rather for her group Eighth Wonder," notes Neil Tennant.