Staff Recommendations: Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls

As we continue to bring you some of our personal favourite items that we have in stock, today’s staff recommendation comes one of the company directors, Cathryn, who has chosen a Pet Shop Boys classic:

“For me is this one of the key tracks of the period just before Esprit Mail Order started ‘happening’.  The midst of 80’s pop, the 12”, the 10min+ remixes, ‘80s hair, hatchbacks and iffy fashion. And along came West End Girls.

“A time when everything was about the 12” (ok so this one is a 10”), following a band and then starting to collect everything they did. It took a very long time for me to find a 10”, and even then finding it with the intact sticker was the only one to have.  Everyone wanted it … just like the picture disc which didn’t really exist although we had a bit of fun letting collectors think it did for a time. A time of freedom, of history making pop, few responsibilities and youth.

“Anyway, you can get your hands on this one now – they come and they go but “West End Girls” as a track endures. Listen to the 2020 ‘lockdown’ version below. A modern twist on a classic”

 

Pet Shop Boys West End Girls 10" vinyl single (10" record) UK PSB10WE48637

PET SHOP BOYS West End Girls (Rare 1986 UK limited edition 10″ vinyl single with picture labels, housed in a circular fold-out picture sleeve with custom printed yellow ‘collectors edition’ sticker, which has been pealed and re-attached. The sleeve has some light wear & creasing whilst the vinyl remains excellent with only a little light signs of play 10R6115).

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