One More Chance
Writers - Lowe/Orlando/Tennant
First released - 1984
Original album - Actually
Subsequent albums - (none)
Other releases - single (in some countries)
An older tune from the Boys' Bobby O days, previously released in a more "primitive" version as an unsuccessful 1984 single in several countries (including Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands) well before the release of Please and now resurrected for Actually.
Extremely straightforward, it's basically a plea to a former (or soon-to-be-former) lover to give the narrator "one more chance." Interestingly, he seems to maintain that he's the wronged party, unfairly maligned by people who've been spreading rumors and lies about him. Now, thrown over by his lover as a result of these tales, he wanders city streets in a distressed state of mind, feeling as though he's been pushed into a corner. Meanwhile, the jittery, hard-edged music parallels the narrator's sense of agitated desperation.
That original pre-Please single release was, incidentally, credited to "Tennant/Orlando" as songwriters. Either that was an oversight or, as in the case of a few other early PSB tracks, Chris made subsequent contributions and thereby gained his final co-writing credit.
- Mixer: Julian
- Album version (5:31)
- Available on Actually
- Album version (5:31)
- Mixer: Stephen
Hague and Pet Shop Boys
- Available on the Further Listening bonus disc of the Actually reissue
- 7" mix (3:49)
- Mixer: Bobby Orlando
- Bobby O Mix (4:43)
- Bobby O 12" Remix (5:33)
- Dub Mix (4:43)
- Mixer: The Magnificent Kordak
- The Kordak Mix (3:31)
- Mixer: Manfred
- Hurricane Mix by Tess (3:21)
- Remix '88 (aka New Remix '88) (4:57)
- Mixer: Mario
- West End
Megamix (aka ZYX Megamix) (8:04)
- Combines "West End Sunglasses," "One More Chance," and "West End Girls"
- Combines "Sunglasses at Night" (non-PSB), "One More Chance," and "West End Girls"
- West End Megamix (aka ZYX Megamix) (8:04)
Official but unreleased
- Nearly a dozen different early demo-type versions and fragments of "One More Chance" have come to light on bootleg releases, ranging from a little over one minute to nearly five minutes in length.
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