First re-release of the eighth full-length studio album by legendary British Synthpop/Soft Rock band.The album marked a significant departure from previous work, being apparently guitar and piano driven. However, it was made like their previous albums - with most tracks mainly programmed on computers, but the sampled or synthesised guitars and drum sounds chosen often sound "real" and the synthesisers always present are sometimes used to sound like guitars (the solo in "Birthday Boy" or the opening figure of "Home and Dry"). Perhaps partly because of the modest commercial success of this album, and perhaps partly because of the habit of distancing themselves musically from their most recent work, Tennant and Lowe have since returned to their dance roots. One year after the release of "Release", Pet Shop Boys released "Disco 3" which included remixes of some of the songs from "Release" along with new material that they were working on at the time of writing/producing material for "Release".The original version of the album had eleven tracks but "I Didn't Get Where I Am Today" was removed from the album before release and later became a bonus track on the 2004 single "Flamboyant".In the UK “Release” charted at number 7, and in Germany at number 3 after it's release. The album re-entered the UK Album Chart at number thirty in 2017 following the album's Further Listening 2001-2004 reissue.Remastered re-release on heavyweight 180 g vinyl with grey metallic effect sleeve. Included inner sleeve with credits and lyrics.Pet Shop Boys Partnership Ltd./Parlophone Records Ltd., A Warner Music Group Company, 2002/2017 (0190295944049). Made in Germany.
Side A1. Home And Dry 4:212. I Get Along 5:493. Birthday Boy 6:264. London 3:465. E-Mail 3:55
Side B1. The Samurai In Autumn 4:172. Love Is A Catastrophe 4:503. Here 3:154. The Night I Fell In Love 5:045. You Choose 3:10
Total playing time: 44:53 min.