Released - 2003
The announcement less than a year after Release of the impending appearance of Disco 3 took everyone by surprise. It's now apparent that the Pet Shop Boys view the "Disco concept" as an ongoing series of remix albums. Rightly or wrongly, however, some observers have also interpreted Disco 3 as a "retrenchment" in which the Boys are attempting to win back those of their core dance-music fanbase who may have been alienated by Release's decidedly non-dance focus. Like Disco and Disco 2 before it, Disco 3 is dominated by remixes of several tracks from the immediately preceding albumin this case, of course, Release. But unlike the two earlier Disco albums, Disco 3 boasts several previously unreleased tracks, making it more than a "mere remix album."
Although early reports that the U.K. and U.S. versions would have slightly different track lineups turned out to be inaccurate, Disco 3 was also released in a three-disc vinyl format that features a couple of remixes not found on the CD; an abbreviated two-disc vinyl promo was distributed as well.
The cover graphic, by the way, is a photograph of a London skyline at night, the city's lights reflected in the Thames.
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