Released - 2010
Chart peak - UK #27 (not released in US)

Obviously geared toward the holiday market, the Pet Shop Boys' third hits collection (not counting promos and the Brazilian release Party) was released in the U.K. on November 1, 2010. (The date varied for other countries.) It consists of 19 tracks in chronological order, the last of which, "Together," is a new song that Chris and Neil wrote and recorded less than two months before, in early September. The album was instigated by their record label, EMI, ostensibly to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release (on EMI, of course) of the second (and big hit) single version of "West End Girls."

A "special edition" includes a bonus DVD featuring various PSB television appearances through the years, including some from Top of the Pops and their highly acclaimed appearance at the 2010 Glastonbury Festival. (For the DVD's track list, please check out its separate entry on my PSB VHS/DVD page.)

Given that the Boys by this time had more than enough hit singles to fill two CDs to the brim, narrowing them to just one disc inevitably meant that some (if not most) fans would be unhappy with the final selection. The absence of "Opportunities" and "Can You Forgive Her?" drew particular ire, with many online fans suggesting alternate tracklists that usually included those and sometimes other songs.

Note: Aside from "Together," the following links will take you to the sections for the albums on which each song originally appeared. Please keep this in mind for "navigational" purposes.