by Pet Shop BoysPet Shop Boys


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As a title, Bilingual is a double-edged sword. Disregard its sexual connotations and concentrate on its musical implications -- Bilingual is a rich, diverse album that delves deeply into Latin rhythms. It's not a crass, simplistic fusion, where the polyphonic rhythms are simply grafted over synthesizers and a disco pulse. Instead, Bilingual is an enormously subtle album, with shifting rhythms and graceful, understated melodies. The music isn't the only thing subtle about the album -- Neil Tennant's voice and lyrics are nuanced, suggesting more than they actually say. Furthermore, Bilingual consists of the most optimistic, happy set of songs the Pet Shop Boys have ever recorded. Whether it's the smooth disco of "Before" or the insistent rhythms of "Se a Vida E," Bilingual is filled with joyous, if subdued, sounds. If anything, it's further proof that even if the Pet Shop Boys aren't gracing the top of the charts as frequently as they did during the late '80s, they are crafting albums that are more adventurous and successful than they did when they were one of the top singles acts in pop music.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/31/2018
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0190295788292
catalogNumber: 572689
Rank: 73664

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pet Shop Boys   Primary Artist
Barbara Tucker   Vocals
Bud Beadle   Brass
J.J. Belle   Guitar
Karen Bernód   Vocals
Greg Bone   Guitar
Hugh Burns   Guitar
Chris Cameron   Conductor,Keyboards
Peter Daou   Keyboards
Andy Duncan   Percussion,Drums
Weston Foster   Vocals
Robin Jones   Percussion
Katie Kissoon   Vocals
Noel Langley   Brass
Johnny Marr   Guitar,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Eddie Montilla   Keyboards
Richard Niles   Conductor
Kevin Robinson   Brass
Carole Sylvan   Vocals
Fayyaz Virji   Brass
Liliana Chachian   Percussion
Davide Giovanni   Vocals
Sheboom   Percussion,Drums
Joseph de Jesus   Vocals
Oli Savill   Percussion
Trevor Henry   scratching,Keyboards
Mike Innes   Brass
Lino Rocha   Vocals
Andy Hamilton   Saxophone,Brass
Ignorants   scratching,Keyboards
Richard Sidell   Brass
Vanessa Ichak   Vocals
Sylvia Mason James   Vocals
Richie Birkett   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Leonard Bernstein   Composer
Stephen Sondheim   Composer
Pet Shop Boys   Producer,Engineer
Paul Roberts   Producer
Chris Cameron   Arranger
Simon Cotsworth   Programming,Engineer
Pete Gleadall   Programming,Engineer
Louie Guzman   drum programming
Bob Kraushaar   Engineer
Chris Lowe   Composer
Richard Niles   Arranger
Pete Schwier   Engineer
Danny Tenaglia   Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Neil Tennant   Composer
Dana Vicek   Engineer
Steve Rodway   Additional Production
Phil Pagano   Programming
Sheboom   Producer
Trouser Enthusiasts   Additional Production
Lynda Churilla   Cover Photo
Nego Do Barbalho   Composer
Andy Williams   Producer
Tatiana Vinnitskaya   Engineer
Steve Price   Engineer
Ademario   Composer
Wellington Epiderme Negra   Composer
Chris Porter   Producer,Engineer

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