Liberation (song)

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"Liberation"
Single by Pet Shop Boys
from the album Very
B-side"Decadence"
Released4 April 1994
FormatCD single
Recorded1992
GenreSynthpop
Length4:05
LabelParlophone/EMI
Writer(s)Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe
Producer(s)Pet Shop Boys
Pet Shop Boys singles chronology
"I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind of Thing"
(1993)
"Liberation"
(1994)
"Absolutely Fabulous"
(1994)
 
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"Liberation"
Single by Pet Shop Boys
from the album Very
B-side"Decadence"
Released4 April 1994
FormatCD single
Recorded1992
GenreSynthpop
Length4:05
LabelParlophone/EMI
Writer(s)Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe
Producer(s)Pet Shop Boys
Pet Shop Boys singles chronology
"I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind of Thing"
(1993)
"Liberation"
(1994)
"Absolutely Fabulous"
(1994)

"Liberation" is the fourth single released by UK electronic music group Pet Shop Boys from their album Very. It peaked at #14 on the UK Singles Chart, making it the lowest-charting single in the UK from Very.

The single's B-side, "Decadence", was featured on the Further Listening: 1992–1994 re-release of Very.

The music video for the song, directed by Howard Greenhalgh, is almost entirely CG, an early example of exclusively CG output. The only live-action footage the video features is Neil Tennant's face, seen singing on gold circles. Other features in the video are reminiscent of the duo, including several disembodied heads wearing tall pointy caps (like those seen in the video for "Can you forgive her?") and animated versions of the object on the cover, a 3D rendering of Neil and Chris's silhouettes.

The video was used as part of an early 3D cinema demonstration on IMAX screens across the UK in 2001.

Track listing[edit]

UK 2-part CD single set: Parlophone[edit]

  1. "Liberation"
  2. "Decadence"
  3. "Liberation" (E Smoove Mix)
  4. "Liberation" (E Smoove 7" Edit)
  5. "Liberation" (Murk Deepstrumental Mix)
  6. "Liberation" (Oscar G's Dopeassdub Mix)
  7. "Young Offender" (Jam & Spoon Trip-o-Matic Fairy Tale Mix)
  8. "Decadence" (Unplugged Mix)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1994)Peak
position
UK Singles Chart14
German Singles Chart51