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I n 1990 seven inch vinyl wasn’t the primary format anymore. Although its official decline within Pet Shop Boys scope didn’t come until 1994 Yesterday, when I was mad—from that date the 7” vinyls rarely surfaced only as jukebox promos—it was already well-known what the customers were all about. CDs.

Low commercial success of Being boring was the second reason for this single to appear only in seven different 7” versions:

Name Format Country Label Catalogue no Type
Being Boring 7” United Kingdom Parlophone R 6275 regular release
Being Boring 7” Germany EMI 006 20 4125 7 regular release
Being Boring 7” Australia EMI 2516-7 regular release
Being Boring 7” Italy EMI 20 4125 7 regular release
Siendo Aburrido 7” Mexico EMI 700947 promotional release
Being Boring 7” Philippines Parlophone PAL61228 regular release
Being Boring 7” Spain ? ? regular release



UK 7 inch.
Name:Being Boring.
Format:7” black vinyl.
Label:Parlophone.
Country:United Kingdom.
Catalogue number:R 6275.
Type:Regular release.
Market value:£ 2,00.

Tracklisting:
Side A.
4:49Being boring (7” mix).
Side B.
3:59We all feel better in the dark.

T he 7” UK release of Being boring was pretty much like every other 7” single from Pet Shop Boys. The first side filled with shortened, edited version of the song and the second with completely new title, one of the rare tracks featuring Chris Lowe on vocals—We all feel better in the dark.

The vinyl was issued in two versions, one white- and one silver-labeled. The mix of Being boring is unlabeled on both the cover and the record itself.

Pictures:

Front sleeve. Side A. White label. Side A. Silver label.
Back sleeve. Side B. White label. Side B. Silver label.



German 7 inch.
Name:Being Boring.
Format:7” black vinyl.
Label:EMI.
Country:Germany.
Catalogue number:006 20 4125 7.
Type:Regular release.
Market value:£ 2,00.

Tracklisting:
Side A.
4:49Being boring (7” mix).
Side B.
3:59We all feel better in the dark.

T he 7” German vinyl was released throughout Western Europe concurrently to UK version. Apart from the usual design modifications, such as different catalogue numbers and copyrights, German version presented a completely different front picture of Neil and Chris on the front cover.

The vinyl is black-labeled. The sleeve is of much more thinner paper than the UK release. Both Being boring and We all feel better in the dark are mislabeled “extended mixes” on the back cover (this is reported to be the case only for some of the singles).

Pictures:

Front sleeve. Back sleeve. Side A. Side B.



Australian 7 inch.
Name:Being Boring.
Format:7” black vinyl.
Label:EMI.
Country:Australia.
Catalogue number:2516-7.
Type:Regular release.
Market value:Unknown.

Tracklisting:
Side A.
4:49Being boring (7” mix).
Side B.
3:59We all feel better in the dark.

A ustralian version of the single was released in a standard record company black and pink sleeve.

Pictures:

Front sleeve. Back sleeve.



Italian 7 inch.
Name:Being Boring.
Format:7” black vinyl.
Label:EMI.
Country:Italy.
Catalogue number:2041257.
Type:Regular release.
Market value:£ 10,00.

Tracklisting:
Side A.
4:49Being boring (7” mix).
Side B.
3:59We all feel better in the dark.

I talian 7” vinyl looks basically like the UK issue, with the exception of slightly more matte paper and noticeably more pale picture on the front sleeve. Another difference is additional line of EMI Italy credits on the back. The one copy presented has “Campione Gratuito” cut in the lower left corner, meaning it’s a free, promotional copy.

The vinyl label has slightly unusual colors, most notably title printed in light cyan.

Pictures:

Front sleeve. Back sleeve. Side A. Side B.



Mexican 7 inch.
Name:Siendo Aburrido.
Format:7” black vinyl.
Label:EMI.
Country:Mexico.
Catalogue number:700947.
Type:Promotional release.
Market value:£ 30,00.

Tracklisting:
Side A & B.
4:49Being boring (7” mix).

M exican 7” promo of Being boring was released in a record company sleeve under the title translated to Mexican, which wasn’t the first such case (for example, So hard was released as Tan dificil and Very as Muy).

We all feel better in the dark is missing, the 7” mix of the song is repeated both sides instead.



Name:Being Boring.
Format:7” black vinyl.
Label:Parlophone.
Country:Philippines.
Catalogue number:PAL61228.
Type:Regular release.
Market value:Unknown.
Tracklisting:Unknown.



Name:Being Boring.
Format:7” black vinyl.
Label:Unknown.
Country:Spain.
Catalogue number:Unknown.
Type:Regular release.
Market value:Unknown.
Tracklisting:Unknown.




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