Go West" is a song by the American disco group Village People. It was a hit in the disco scene during the late 1970s. The song found further success when it was covered in 1993 by British synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys. The song was written by Jacques Morali, Henri Belolo and the group's lead singer Victor Willis. The melody is based on the State Anthem of the Soviet Union composed by Alexander Alexandrov, which was itself a reworking of Pachelbel's Canon.
Go West’ was released as a single on September 6, 1993. It is the song they originally chose to cover at their Hacienda concert the previous year. I was at home in my flat, recalls Chris, playing, as I often do, The Village People’s Greatest Hits album and I though ‘Go West’ would be a good song to play at a Derek Jarman event, a song about an idealistic, gay utopia. And I knew that the way Neil would sing it would make it sound hopeless; you’ve got these inspiring lyrics but it sounds like it’s never going to be achieved. Go West’ was released as a single on September 6, 1993.
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Lyrics to "Go West" song by Pet Shop Boys: Come on, come on, come on, come on (Together) We will go our way (Together) We will leave someday . .Go West) Life is peaceful there (Go West) In the open air (Go West) Where the skies are blue (Go West) This is what we're gonna do. (Go West, this is what we're gonna do, Go West). Together) We will love the beach (Together) We will learn and teach (Together) Change our pace of life (Together) We will work and strive. I love you) I know you love me (I want you) How could I disagree? (So that's why) I make no protest (When you say) You will do the rest. Go West) Life is peaceful there (Go West) In the open air (Go West) Baby you and me (Go West) This is our destiny (Aah).
Watch the video for Go West from Pet Shop Boys's PopArt - The Hits for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. Go West is a song by the 1970s disco group Village People. The song eventually found greater success when it was covered in 1993 by the synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys. In 1992, when Pet Shop Boys were asked by Derek Jarman to perform at an AIDS charity event at The Haçienda nightclub in Manchester, Chris Lowe of the duo selected "Go West" as the song they would perform. It's a Sin. Pet Shop Boys. Love to Hate You. Erasure.
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Go West (Album Version). Engineer – Bob Kraushaar. Producer – Pet Shop Boys. Producer, Remix – Brothers In Rhythm (tracks: 1, 2). Notes. Rights Society: JASRAC. Go West (CD, Maxi, RE). EMI Records USA. E2-58084. 7243 8 80910 2 2.
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|A1||Go West (Radio Version)||4:09|
|A2||Go West (Album Version)||5:01|
|B1||Go West (Radio Version)||4:09|
|B2||Go West (Album Version)||5:01|
- Record Company – ERG
- Engineer – Bob Kraushaar, Pete Gleadall
- Mixed By – Mike 'Spike' Drake*, Stephen Hague
- Producer – Pet Shop Boys
- Producer [Additional Production] – Brothers In Rhythm, Stephen Hague
- Programmed By – Pete Gleadall
- Written-By – H. Belolo*, J. Morali*, N. Tennant & C. Lowe*, V. Willis*
NotesBoth songs appear on both sides.
Published by Can't Stop Music/Scorpio Music (BMI).
Original version appears on the EMI USA album "Pet Shop Boys - Very" (E2/E4-89721).
℗© 1993 Pet Shop Boys Partnership, under exclusive license to EMI Records USA, a division of ERG.
Manufactured by EMI Manufacturing (USA), a division of Capitol-EMI Music Inc.
Printed in the U.S.A.
|R 6356, 7243 8 80848 7 1||Pet Shop Boys||Go West (7", Single)||Parlophone, Parlophone||R 6356, 7243 8 80848 7 1||UK||1993|
|E2-58084||Pet Shop Boys||Go West (CD, Maxi, RE)||EMI Records USA||E2-58084||US||Unknown|
|7243 8 80910 2 2||Pet Shop Boys||Go West (CD, Single)||Parlophone||7243 8 80910 2 2||Europe||1993|
|CDRDJ 6356||Pet Shop Boys||Go West (The Remixes) (CDr, Single, Promo, Unofficial)||Parlophone||CDRDJ 6356||UK||Unknown|
|TODP-2426||Pet Shop Boys||Go West (CD, Mini, Single)||EMI||TODP-2426||Japan||1993|