Single-Bilingual

Single-Bilingual

11 November 1996

On November 11, 1996, ‘Single-Bilingual’ was released as a single. (It has a different title to the album version because Everything But The Girl have just released a single called ’Single’). “The narrator is a very glib Euro businessman, a glib Eurocrat who flies business class and likes all his privileges”, says Neil. “He tries to pick up chicks at meet ‘n’ greets. Bet he’s not really communicating, and he knows it. In actual fact he’s a hopeless wreck. That's why it ends with a reprise of ‘Discoteca’. He could be literally going to a club, but it’s also saying he’s a lost and frightened person”. These themes are played out in superficially comic video filmed at Stansted airport. “That is”, comments Chris, “what Neil is really like. It brings out Neil’s true humour. He’s not acting. Behind that sombre facade, that’s what’s there. Personality.” To promote the single, the Pet Shop Boys make a rare semi-live TV appearance, performing two songs and being interviewed by Chris Evans on TFI Friday. During the interview Chris is given a straw donkey.

7"

  1. Single bilingualLyrics
  2. Discoteca (new version)Lyrics

CD 1

  1. Single bilingual
  2. Discoteca (new version)
  3. The calm before the stormLyrics
  4. Discoteca (Trouser Enthusiasts adventures beyond the stellar empire mix)

CD 2

  1. Discoteca (PSB extended mix)
  2. Confidential (1992 demo for Tina Turner)Lyrics
  3. Single bilingual (Baby Doc mix)
  4. Discoteca (Baby Doc mix)
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)