Friendly Fire

Writers - Tennant/Lowe
First released - 2002
Original album - Closer to Heaven (performed by the Frances Barber)
Producer (PSB version) - Craig Armstrong, Pet Shop Boys
Subsequent albums - Concrete, Format, Nightlife 2017 reissue Further Listening 1996-2000 bonus disc
Other releases - bonus track with single "I Get Along"; bonus disc with the U.S. "special edition" of Release

Before Format, Neil and Chris had three times released their own studio version of this song from their Closer to Heaven stage musical:

A live rendition also appeared on Concrete.

Aside from the obvious difference in vocalists, the Pet Shop Boys' own rendition is extremely similar to the musical's version. And although I personally prefer the PSB performance, this song is nevertheless much more appropriately discussed in the context of the musical. So please see the other entry for this song associated with Closer to Heaven.


Officially released

PSB rendition

PSB with Frances Barber

Frances Barber (as "Billie Trix") rendition

Official but unreleased

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