In 1995 Pet Shop Boys‘ released the complete-at-the-time B-sides compilation Alternative. The singles from the golden age of the pop duo’s career are considered to be classics but often the flip sides were equally good. Today, 16 years later, PSB officially announced their follow-up to Alternative which is called Format. The compilation features 38 newly remastered B-sides and bonus tracks that were originally released between 1996 and 2009 and will be released on a two disc package. Out on February 6, 2012 on Parlophone Records the collection will also feature interviews with Tennant and Lowe in an accompanying booklet by Jon Savage. Currently the Pet Shop Boys’ are working on their 11th studio album, which is due for release in early autumn next year.
Published November 17, 2011.