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*YOUR* Perfect PSB 'Best of' Album

#1 Post by SynthMan Wales » Thu 02 Aug 2018, 12:40 am

I am enjoying all the list threads at the moment on the forum so I thought I'd start one myself...

What would be YOUR perfect 'Best of...' PSB album?

To make the challenge more interesting, I suggest the following rules:
  • You're allowed only 12 tracks
  • You have to think in traditional vinyl terms of 2 sides, 6 tracks each side
  • You have to sequence the tracks in your preferred order
  • You can chose any PSB track that you want
  • You are not obligated to have popular singles etc; this is purely about what YOU think is the best possible selection of PSB material
  • As a bit of liberation (no pun intended), you can choose any remix, edit or live performance you want of a particular track (don't be constrained by running time to fit on vinyl etc, but you are still only allowed 12 tracks in total)
  • There is no requirement for the 12 tracks to be representative of PSB's whole career - just choose what you think are the best tracks
  • There is no need - unless you want to - to choose tracks that reflect any kind of diversity of style or theme of PSB tracks - if you want to have all instrumentals or Latin tinged tracks, go ahead...
Sound like fun/ want to play? I look forward to reading your suggestions.

I'll work on mine over the next couple of days.
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Re: *YOUR* Perfect PSB 'Best of' Album

#2 Post by SynthMan Wales » Thu 02 Aug 2018, 1:02 am

Oh sod it... I'll take the plunge myself now... :D

Side A
  • After The Event
  • We Came From Out Of Space
  • Being Boring [Live from Nightlife tour 1999]
  • Love Is A Bourgeois Construct
  • So Hard [Red Zone Mix]
  • Rent [Extended Mix]
Side B
  • Integral [Perfect Immaculate Mix]
  • DJ Culture [Remix]
  • Paninaro [Italian Disco mix]
  • The Former Enfante Terrible [Bring It On Mix]
  • Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money) [Original 12" Mix]
  • Invisible
That's my 12... What's yours?

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#3 Post by retrofuturist » Thu 02 Aug 2018, 3:06 am

I'm going to assume that "you have to sequence the tracks in your preferred order" means that you think it's "a track sequence that makes most sense to you as an album", as opposed to "list the 12 songs in order of personal preference".

A1. Left To My Own Devices (7" version)
A2. Can You Forgive Her?
A3. Minimal (album version)
A4. So Hard
A5. Where The Streets Have No Name (full length)
A6. Integral (album version)

B1. Being Boring (7" version)
B2. Love Etc.
B3. DJ Culture
B4. Go West
B5. Always On My Mind
B6. Listening

Retro. :)

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#4 Post by lucienchardon » Thu 02 Aug 2018, 4:55 am

Very difficult to pick only 12 but here is my attempt:

A1: Two divided by zero
A2: Paninaro (Italian remix)
A3: It's a sin (Actually version)
A4: Always on my mind (extended dance version)
A5: Left to my own devices (Introspective version)
A6: Being boring (Behavior version)

B1: Can you forgive her? (Very version)
B2: Discoteca (Bilingual version)
B3: I don't know what you want but I can't give it any more (Nightlife version)
B4: Integral (Fundamental version)
B5: The way it used to be (Yes version)
B6: The dictator decides

Bubbling under were: "Love is catastrophe", "Rent" (extended version), "This must be the place I waited years to leave" (Behavior version), "Flamboyant" (Tomcraft extended mix), Love, etc. (Yes version).....

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#5 Post by SynthMan Wales » Thu 02 Aug 2018, 5:43 am

retrofuturist wrote:
Thu 02 Aug 2018, 3:06 am
I'm going to assume that "you have to sequence the tracks in your preferred order" means that you think it's "a track sequence that makes most sense to you as an album", as opposed to "list the 12 songs in order of personal preference".
Yup :D

Think of it as trying to construct the perfect PSB album experience.

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#6 Post by SynthMan Wales » Thu 02 Aug 2018, 5:45 am

lucienchardon wrote:
Thu 02 Aug 2018, 4:55 am
Very difficult to pick only 12
I know but, perversely, therein lies the fun.

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#7 Post by Parkol » Thu 02 Aug 2018, 8:56 am

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I think Discography is perfect. There is no songs from Very, Bilingual, Release and etc, but it doesn't matter. It't their best compilation.

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#8 Post by nervousboy » Thu 02 Aug 2018, 9:04 am

Side 1.
So Hard (Eclipse Mix)
West End Girls
Rent (Extended Dance Mix)
Heart (Disco)
Jack The Lad
Always On My Mind (Extended Dance Mix)

Side 2.
Jealousy (Extended)
Was It Worth It
Here
The Way It Used To Be
Love Etc (Instrumental)
We All Feel Better In The Dark (Ambient)

Intriguingly these are the tracks I tend to play often so makes sense to feature them here.

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#9 Post by Gary1962 » Thu 02 Aug 2018, 9:32 am

:D Here are my choices and would love to see this selection on a vinyl album.......

Side A

1. Being Boring (7 Inch)
2. Always On My Mind (7 Inch)
3. Shameless
4. King Of Rome
5. After The Event
6. You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk

Side B

1. Left To My Own Devices (7 Inch)
2. Tonight Is Forever
3. It's A Sin (7 Inch)
4. The Ressurectionist
5. Domino Dancing (7 Inch)
6. Breathing Space
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#10 Post by Nervously » Fri 03 Aug 2018, 10:44 am

Side one
1 Left to my own devices (album version)
2 Two divided by zero
3 What have I done to deserve this?
4 Was that what it was?
5 King's Cross
6 So Hard

Side two
1 King of Rome
2 West End girls
3 Jealousy
4 Always on my mind (single version)
5 Yesterday, when I was mad (album version)
6 Suburbia (album version)

Bonus second disc (deluxe edition)

Side three
1 It Must Be Obvious
2 DJ culture
3 I want to wake up
4 Domino dancing (single version)
5 It always comes as a surprise
6 Vocal

Side four
1 Tonight is forever
2 Closer to Heaven
3 The Pop Kids
4 Jack the lad
5 Rent
6 Leaving

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#11 Post by SynthMan Wales » Fri 03 Aug 2018, 1:08 pm

Parkol wrote:
Thu 02 Aug 2018, 8:56 am
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I think Discography is perfect. There is no songs from Very, Bilingual, Release and etc, but it doesn't matter. It't their best compilation.
True... but it is longer than 12 tracks.

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#12 Post by Pod » Fri 03 Aug 2018, 2:06 pm

Here’s mine:

Side 1 - Bangers

1. Always on my mind / in my house (Introspective version)
2. Fluorescent
3. Was it worth it (12” mix)
4. A red letter day (trouser enthusiasts autoerotic decapitation mix)
5. Go West (Mings gone west part 2)
6. Vocal (album version)

Side 2 - Mash

1. Love is a catastrophe
2. Miserablism (electro mix)
3. Love comes quickly (dance mix)
4. West End Girls (10” remix)
5. We all feel better in the dark (after hours climax)
6. In his imagination
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#13 Post by Boring90 » Fri 03 Aug 2018, 5:23 pm

Side One -

Being Boring (lp Mix)
West End Girls (lp Mix)
King of Rome
The Dictator Decides
Rent (lp Mix)
Leaving

Side Two -

Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)" (full-length original 7" Mix)
Left To My Own Devices (lp Mix)
Fluorescent
It's a Sin (lp Mix)
Some Speculation
Kings Cross
Las Vegas 1999

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#14 Post by spacewalker » Fri 03 Aug 2018, 6:52 pm

Side A

1. Two divided by zero
2. This must be the place I waited years to leave (extended)
3. Leaving
4. Love is a bourgeois construct
5. King of Rome
6. One thing leads to another

Side B

1. My October symphony
2. I'm not scared
3. Domino dancing (album version)
4. King's Cross
5. The sound of the atom splitting
6. Was that what it was?

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#15 Post by Luke Colorado » Fri 03 Aug 2018, 8:44 pm

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I sincerely *love* Disco 2 and listen to it straight through regularly.

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