It was released on 24 November by Parlophone. The album consists of Pet Shop Boys' top 20 UK singles along with two new tracks, "Miracles" and "Flamboyant", which were also released as singles. The most notable exclusion was "Was It Worth It? The album reached number 30 in the UK Albums Chart on original release and re-entered the UK charts in at number It kept on selling steadily, and proved a strong seller in other countries with its best chart position in Norway, peaking at 2.
Pet Shop Boys stated on their website they were happy with sales. Unlike some "best of" compilations including the earlier Discography: The Complete Singles Collectionthe tracks on the discs are not arranged chronologically, but split into two categories. Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe split the tracks into ones they thought were pure pop music "Pop" and the ones that they thought Always On My Mind - Pet Shop Boys - PopArt - The Hits more creative and experimental "Art".
A special limited edition was released with a third Compact Disc CD"Mix", appropriately featuring Tennant and Lowe's favourite remixes from their career. The album edit of " Heart " was used on PopArt instead of the single edit. A previously unreleased version of " I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind of Thing ", using the Chimera - Zenial - Chimera of the seven-inch mix but with some elements of the album version, was also used instead of Various - Teach Your Soul With Fire Vol.
III version that had appeared on the single release. Several of the other tracks on the album appear in slightly different edits from their original single versions, such as " Suburbia ", which for the first time appears in its music Highway To The Comfort Zone - Mayflower - Second Best Sunsets edit on a Pet Shop Boys compilation album, instead of the seven-inch single remix of that song.
A similar incident occurred with the Brazilian compilation Party in The US version of PopArt included the single versions of these tracks, but still omits the same tracks as the UK release. After three years of its release in the rest of the world, Moon Over Moscow - Visage - Visage was finally released in the United States in October The delay was due to legal problems caused by the fact that since Pet Shop Boys began, they have been with four different record labels in the US: EMI —Atlantic —Sire Records — and Sanctuary Records — The album did not chart in the US but has sold almostcopies since its release.
The sleeve artwork is the same, but the track listing is chronological. The only other video that is missing is the Comic Relief single " Absolutely Fabulous ", which remains unavailable on DVD due to licensing hurdles. The videos to "Miracles" and "Flamboyant" were not ready when the DVD went to press, so they were not included. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the album by Transvision Vamp, see Pop Art album. This article needs additional citations for verification.
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