Nightlife

Nightlife

11 October 1999

On October 11, 1999, the Pet Shop Boys release their new album, Nightlife, which includes twelve new songs. The songs are variously produced by Craig Armstrong, Rollo, David Morales and the Pet Shop Boys themselves. On one song, “In denial”, Neil duets with Kylie Minogue. “In terms of its theme, the album reminds me in some ways of one of those Frank Sinatra albums from the Fifties like In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning.” Neil says. “It’s sort of modern pop-dance version of one of those, really, where a lot of the songs are about relationships, or waiting for your lover to come and see you, or wondering why something went wrong and a lot of it seems to happen at night, when people’s perceptions of life are different. In the middle of the night things seem more exaggerated – something bad seems worse, something good seems better. The album begins with ‘For your own good’, and in that song, it’s not really Neil Tennant singing it but a woman whose lover is out getting wrecked every night. She’s at home, waiting for her loved one to come and see her. On the final song, ‘Footsteps’, the lover hasn’t returned. He obviously did go clubbing. Again. The woman is at home, waiting, and the guy is in the club. And the record is on both sides. It understands both points of view.”

LP, CD

  1. For your own goodLyrics
  2. Closer to HeavenLyrics
  3. I don’t know what you want but I can’t give it any moreLyrics
  4. Happiness is an optionLyrics
  5. You only tell me you love me when you're drunkLyrics
  6. VampiresLyrics
  7. RadiophonicLyrics
  8. The only oneLyrics
  9. Boy strangeLyrics
  10. In denialLyrics
  11. New York City boyLyrics
  12. FootstepsLyrics

CD

  1. For your own good
Single

Say it to me

Pet Shop Boys

Single
Collaboration

Electronica 2

Jean-Michel Jarre & Pet Shop Boys

Album
Single

Fluorescent

(Record Store Day 12")

Single

Thursday

(featuring Example)

Single
Album
Single
Single
Album
Single
Compilation
Single
Single
Compilation
Album

Yes

Single
Compilation
Collaboration

The Loving Kind

Girls Aloud

Compilation
Single
DVD
Collaboration

She’s Madonna

with Robbie Williams

Collaboration

Read My Mind

The Killers

Album
Collaboration

Rudebox

Robbie Williams

Single
Book
Single
Album
Collaboration

Sorry

Madonna

DVD

Somewhere

Live at The Savoy

Single
Compilation
DVD
Single
Collaboration
Collaboration
Compilation
Single
Single
Album
Single
Collaboration

Mope

The Bloodhound Gang

Collaboration

Jerusalem

Fat Les 2000

Album
Album
Collaboration
Collaboration

No Regrets

Robbie Williams

Collaboration
Compilation
Video

Somewhere

Live at The Savoy

Collaboration

Film star

Suede

Album

Bilingual

Special Edition

Single
Album
Album
Collaboration

Wildest Dreams

Tina Turner

Single
Collaboration

Hallo Spaceboy

David Bowie

Compilation
Video

Discovery

Live in Rio

Single
DVD
Compilation
Single
Collaboration

Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue

Collaboration
Video
Album
Single
Collaboration

Do The Right Thing

Ian Wright

Collaboration

The crying game

Boy George

Collaboration

Disappointed

Electronic

Video
Collaboration

Future boy

Cicero

Single
Compilation
Video
Single
Video
Collaboration

Electronic

Electronic

Single
Video

Highlights

Pet Shop Boys on tour

Single
Album
Single
Collaboration

Reputation

Dusty Springfield

Collaboration

Love pains

Liza Minnelli

Collaboration
Collaboration

In private

Dusty Springfield

Collaboration

So sorry, I said

Liza Minnelli

Collaboration

Results

Liza Minnelli

Collaboration

Don’t Drop Bombs

Liza Minnelli

Collaboration

Losing My Mind

Liza Minnelli

Collaboration

Nothing Has Been Proved

Dusty Springfield

Video
Single
Collaboration

I’m not scared

Eighth Wonder

Single
Album
Single
Video
Single
Single

Opportunities

(Second release)

Album
Single

Opportunities

(First release)