Introspective is the third studio album by English synth-pop duo Pet Shop Boys. It was released on 10 October 1988 by Parlophone. It is the duo's second best-selling album after Very (1993), selling over . million copies worldwide. It is so named because "all the songs, although it's a dance album, are introspective".
Introspective' has sold over . million copies worldwide to date and was the first to feature production by Trevor Horn, whose lavish orchestrations marked a new sonic direction for PSB. House Music legend, Frankie Knuckles created the mix of I want a dog while Domino dancing was recorded in Miami with hit producer Lewis Martinée. This ‘Catalogue’ re-issue features, along with the newly-remastered original album, bonus material such as demo versions of ‘Don Juan’ and ‘Domino dancing’, seven-inch and disco mixes of ‘Losing my mind’ and Left to my own devices’. Behaviour/Further listening: 1990-1991 (2018 remastered). Very/Further listening: 1992–1994 (2018 remaster). Bilingual/Further listening: 1995-1997 (2018 remaster). Please/Further listening: 1984-1986 (2018 remaster).
Pet Shop Boys (Version from Album Introspective 1988) - Always On My Mind/In My House 09:04. Pet Shop Boys 1988 - Introspective (Remastered) - Left To My Own Devices 08:17. Pet Shop Boys - I Want A Dog (Introspective, 1988) 06:18. Pet Shop Boys - 0. lways On My Mind/ In My House (Introspective, 1988) 09:06. Pet Shop Boys - Left To My Own Devices (Introspective, 1988) 08:17. eft To My Own Devices (Introspective, 1988) 08:17.
Featuring a mere six tracks, most of them well over six minutes in length, Introspective was a move back to the clubs for the Pet Shop Boys. Over the course of the album, they incorporated various dance techniques that were currently in vogue, including Latin rhythms and house textures. The title isn't entirely an arch joke, however. Like Actually, Introspective was an exploration of distant, disaffected yuppies, which naturally resulted in a good deal of self-analyzation. Melodically, the essential song structures were as strong and multi-layered as the previous album, yet that was hard.
Pet Shop Boys – It S A Sin (1988). Pet Shop Boys (Introspective) 1988 – 0. m Not Scared. Pet Shop Boys – Domino Dancing (Demo Version) 1988.
English synth-pop duo Pet Shop Boys have released 13 studio albums, three live albums, eight compilation albums, four remix albums, three soundtrack albums, two extended plays and 55 singles. The duo's debut single, "West End Girls", was first released in 1984 but failed to chart in most regions.