Pet Shop Boys ‎– West End Girls (US 12″)

For a song that had been knocking about since 1984. This debut from PSB track took a while to reach its potential.

This 1986 (?) release US release features the Shep Pettibone dub on the B-side. The main mix was actually done by the band and engineer Frank Roszak over Stephen Hague’s original production. Featuring the soulful backing vocals of Helena Springs.

Steven Spiro (who was in Animal Magnet) produces the Madonna sounding “A Man Could Get Arrested” – lot of funk on this version. Quite different from the version I knew with female backing vocals.

The Pettibone Dub will be familiar to most. Layering the drums and adding piano, playing with the bassline and the “West End Girls!” shout. It is unfortunately very long!

EMI America ‎– V-19206 SAM_4496

A West End Girls (Dance Mix) 6:31
B1 A Man Could Get Arrested 4:50
B2 West End Girls (Dub Version) 9:31

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