Left To My Own Devices (Introspective Mix) - Pet Shop Boys


Left To My Own Devices (Introspective Mix) (1988) (8'17) - Pet Shop Boys.
Written by Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe.
Produced by Trevor Horn and Stephen Lipson.
Engineered by Stephen Lipson.
Orchestra Arranged and Conducted by Richard Niles.
Additional Vocal by Sally Bradshaw.
(P) & (C) 1988 EMI Records Ltd.

"We played a rough demo of this [Left To My Own Devices] to 'Trevor Horn' and asked him if he'd like to produce it. At the time he was infamous for spending months on a track to get it right but he came up with a fascinating idea: we'd commission an orchestral arrangement, programme the synthesisers and record the song live in one day! We started work on it and six months later the track was finished..." - Quote from the front CD insert of the 1991 compilation, Discography.

Left To My Own Devices (Introspective Mix) appears on Introspective, the Pet Shop Boys 3rd studio album first released in 1988 - In the United Kingdom, Introspective was also released as a limited edition pressing of 3 x 12" singles. Cat. No. PCSX7325.

Track listing for the limited edition pressing of 3 x 12" singles of Introspective first released in the U.K. in 1988 on EMI Records:

Disc 1 - Side A

1. Left To My Own Devices /

Written by Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe.
Produced by Trevor Horn and Stephen Lipson.
Engineered by Stephen Lipson.
Orchestra Arranged and Conducted by Richard Niles.
Additional Vocal by Sally Bradshaw.
(P) & (C) 1988 EMI Records Ltd.

Disc 1 - Side B

1. I Want A Dog /

Written by Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe.
Produced by Pet Shop Boys.
Engineered by David Jacob and Mike Nielson.
Mix and Additional Production by Frankie Knuckles for Def Mix Productions.
Mix Engineer: John Poppo.
Piano Solo by Josh Milan.
(P) & (C) 1988 EMI Records Ltd.

Disc 2 - Side C

1. Domino Dancing /

Written by Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe.
Produced by Lewis A. Martinee for Pantera Productions.
Associate Producers: Pet Shop Boys.
Engineered by Mike Couzzi and Lewis A. Martinee.
Mixed by Lewis A. Martinee, Rick "Billy Bob" Alonzo and Mike Couzzi.
(P) & (C) 1988 EMI Records Ltd.

Disc 2 - Side D

1. I'm Not Scared /

Written by Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe.
Produced by Pet Shop Boys and David Jacob.
Engineered by David Jacob.
Fairlight Programming: Blue Weaver.
Newsreel Soundtrack (Paris 1968) Supplied by Independent Televison News (ITN).
(P) & (C) 1988 EMI Records Ltd.

Disc 3 - Side E

1. Always On My Mind / In My House /

Written by Wayne Carson Thompson, Mark James and Johnny Christopher.
Produced by Julian Mendelsohn and Pet Shop Boys with Thanks to David Jacob, Phil Harding and Ian Curnow.
Engineered by Julian Mendelsohn.
Fairlight Programming: Andy Richards and Gary Maugham.
(P) & (C) 1987 EMI Records Ltd.

Disc 3 - Side F

1. It's Alright /

Written by Sterling Void.
Produced by Trevor Horn and Stephen Lipson.
Engineered by Stephen Lipson.
Additional Vocals: Judy Bennett, Sharon Blackwell, H. Robert Carr, Mario Friendo, Derek Green, Michael Hoyte, Herbie Joseph, Paul Lee, Gee Morris, Dee Ricketts, Iris Sutherland and Yvonne White.
(P) & (C) 1988 EMI Records Ltd.

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Record label for Side A of UK 12" vinyl pressing
of "Left To My Own Devices" from the limited
edition pressing of 3 x 12" singles. EMI Records.
Cat. No. PCSX7325. Image courtesy of Discogs.com

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