Pet Shop Boys are gearing up to release one of their biggest projects in history: CATALOGUE: 1985-2012, which will be a series of special reissues spanning all their studio albums on Parlophone.
This landmark edition, due out July 28, will not only highlight every LP in the duo's Parlophone discography, but will feature "further listening" albums with unreleased bonus tracks, demos and remixes, as well as extensive booklets where Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe discuss each song alongside archival photographs. A celebration of 26 queer years, CATALOGUE is a dream for PSB superfans.
Among the forthcoming never-before-heard material is a synth-pop track, called "Reunion (Electro Mix)," which appears on the "further listening" album accompanying 2002's Release. "And now you think it's time we had a reunion," the English pair sings above swirling, surreal production courtesy of Stargate (Beyoncé, Rihanna, Shakira).
"It's a simple story about some friends getting together after a long time and having a reunion," Tennant says of the song's story. "I think it was inspired by the fact that I was getting together with some friends of mine from Newcastle, who I hadn't seen for a very long time. It’s got the kernel of a true story in it. You’re thinking: what’s it going to be like after all these years?"
Listen to the OUT premiere, below, and pre-order CATALOGUE: 1985-2012, here.