Disco 2000 (single)

Disco 2000 sleeve (1)
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Details

Credits

Releases

Date

Formats and catalogue numbers

Notes

27 November 1995

CD (Part One) - CID623

CD (Part Two) - CIDX623

Cassette - CIS623

Original UK release.

CD - Part One:

  1. Disco 2000 (7" mix) (4:52)
  2. Disco 2000 (album mix) (4:36)
  3. Ansaphone (4:01)
  4. Live Bed Show (extended) (4:10)

CD - Part Two:

  1. Disco 2000 (album mix) (4:36)
  2. Disco 2000 (7" mix) (4:52)
  3. Disco 2000 (Motiv 8 Discoid Mix) (7:31)
  4. Disco 2000 (Motiv 8 Gimp Dub) (6:32)

Cassette:

  1. Disco 2000 (7" mix) (4:52)
  2. Disco 2000 (Motiv 8 Discoid Mix) (7:31)

January 1996

CD - 852 671-2

German release.

Tracklisting:

  1. Disco 2000 (7" mix) (4:52)
  2. Disco 2000 (Motiv 8 Gimp Dub) (6:32)
  3. Sorted for E's & Wizz (live at the Markthalle, Hamburg) (3:42)

January 1996

CD - 852 671-2

Mis-pressed German release.

The following tracks are erroneously included:

  1. Sorted for E's & Wizz (live) (3:42)
  2. Do You Remember the First Time? (live) (4:12)
  3. Pencil Skirt (live) / I Spy (live) (9:04)

All tracks recorded live at the Markthalle, Hamburg (12 December 1995).
The packaging is identical to the correctly pressed version.

20 November 1996

12" - 12IS623

7" orange vinyl - IS623

UK vinyl release.

12" tracklisting:

  1. Disco 2000 (7" mix) (4:52)
  2. Ansaphone (4:01)
  3. Disco 2000 (Motiv 8 Discoid Mix) (7:31)
  4. Disco 2000 (Motiv 8 Gimp Dub) (6:32)

7" tracklisting:

  1. Disco 2000 (7" mix) (4:52)
  2. Ansaphone (4:01)

3 December 1999

CD - CIDX623

Repressing of the CD (Part Two) from the original UK release.

Charts and sales

UK Singles Chart

Week

Date

Position

1

9 December '95

7

2

16 December '95

13

3

23 December '95

14

4

30 December '95

15

5

6 January '96

12

6

13 January '96

16

7

20 January '96

27

8

27 January '96

35

9

3 February '96

43

10

10 February '96

62

11

17 February '96

68

UK Sales Awards

Award

Copies sold*

Date

Silver

200,000

1 January 96

* Awards are based on wholesale rather than retail sales.

Promotion

Details of the promotional video are here.
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Reviews

Melody Maker, 25th November 95:

Single of the week 2

The worst tragedy for a poet is to be admired through being misunderstood," said Jean Cocteau (who would have loved Pulp, "cos they're really kitsch").

In the bright clear eyes of the smart people, Jarvis Cocker has finally killed the notion that Pulp are just a bit of a laff. For most of "Different Class", Cocker plays the avenging angel, a double agent in the class wars, a sexual terrorist whose penis is his Molotov cocktail. And that's not funny (...is it?).

But "Disco 2000", like "Pink Glove" before it, shows that what fuels his vindictive bitterness is actually a deep romanticism, like THE HUMAN LEAGUE'S "Louise" or Hot Chocolate's "It Started With A Kiss", "Disco 2000" - the second best track on "Different Class" after "F.E.E.L.I.N.G.S Called Love" - is Jarvis' fantasy of meeting an old flame and reversing time (romanticism, remember, is equal parts dreaming of what could be, and what could have been).

"Be there two o'clock, by the fountain down the road / What are you doing Sunday, baby? Would you like to come and meet me, maybe?"

As PHIL OAKEY said, its not always true that time heals all wounds...

The remixes are almost as good as the "Common People" 12-inch (I don't know who Motiv 8 are, but they deserve VCs for leaving the bloody tunes intact) but better still is "Ansaphone", the finest (although, admittedly, possibly the only) song about its chosen subject matter since Paul Evans' "Hello, This Is Joanie" in 1978.

"Are you really not at home, or are you there but not alone? / Screening calls you don't want to receive... meaning calls that come from me?" And the way he sings, "You said you'd be here by 10.30 / But you wanna stay out and be dir-tay", is priceless.

If they don't hit Number One this time, they might as well give up.

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NME, 25th November 95:

Nevermind Oasis and Blur, for some of us this has been Pulp's year. The Glasto triumph - more triumphant than Earls Court or Mile End - the Top Of The Pops shenanigans, the tabloid rage (if not Jarvis' 'apology') and some of the year's best records, simple as that. 'Disco 2000', another Jarve ode to lost love, (someone called Deborah this time) is probably not their finest moment of late but it's typical on-form Pulp with an achingly gooey chorus and sexual frustration by the lorryload. Which is good enough for most of us.

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Select, January 96 (Luke Haines, guest reviewer):

Luke's single of the month

By now, we all know it, we all love it. It's so good, even Luke likes it. "There's nothing dislikeable about Pulp," considers the doomster, struggling against the concept. "That's really weird, because I can find something dislikeable about every group." He pauses, nods along to the tune, until finally he admits defeat... "Fuck it, I like Pulp. I don't care about his obsessions. It's the stuff of children's TV or Tomorrow's World, walking around in a fuckin' bubble. That's the only thing that's bad about this record." Well, there had to be something wrong with it.

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