Wednesday, 23 November 2011
Pet Shop Boys - Minimal (Nathan Jay 1987 Mix)
Now I know what you're thinking. Minimal isn't an 80's tune and was released in 2006. However, what we have here is a very clever and professional remix which uses the bassline of Shopping, and that featured on Pet Shop Boys 1987 album Actually - the perfect eighties pop album in my opinion. Indeed, the album went on to become the synthpop duo's best-selling album, reaching 3x Platinum in the UK and Platinum in Canada, Finland and Germany.
Shopping was never released as a single, and although its minimialistic sound may not have had a big enough production to compete with other acts of the late 80's, it would have been right at home in today's charts I reckon.
Minimal featured on the album Fundamental and reached #19 in the UK. The biggest hit single released from the album was I'm With Stupid which reached the top ten in several countries.
Check out the Pet Shop Boys at my website Simply Eighties.