Pet Shop Boys - Alternative [2CD] (1995) [Japan, 1st Press]
Pop/Rock, Electronic, Synth-pop | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 02:19:18 | 1,82 Gb
Label: Toshiba EMI Ltd. (Japan) | Cat.# TOCP-8605•06 | Released: 1995-08-30 (1995-08-07)
"Alternative" is a compilation album by English synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys. It was first released in 1995. "Alternative" is a 2-disc set, consisting of 30 B-sides in chronological order. The title Alternative was a last-minute change from the title that had been long saved for such an album, Besides, but that title was taken by American rock band Sugar, who released their own B-sides compilation two months prior. "Alternative" only really gained popularity among devoted fans of Pet Shop Boys with the exception of the UK, where it entered the charts at #2. A remake of the original 7-inch "Paninaro", titled "Paninaro '95", was released as a single (which was featured in the later PopArt set) to promote the 2-disc compilation. The cover of Alternative features photographs of Tennant and Lowe in fencing masks. The first copies of the CD have a lenticular image on the cover which shifts between the two photographs.