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by retrofuturist
Mon 14 Sep 2020, 7:01 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Single versions
Replies: 21
Views: 1892

Re: Single versions

Greetings, I recommend checking out Geowayne's poll on the topic: https://www.petshopboys-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=27421&view=next My view, generally, is that in the 80's and 90's every edit was either better or necessary (in the event that the original was too long). From Release onwards that...
by retrofuturist
Fri 11 Sep 2020, 5:49 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Did the PSB website change?
Replies: 17
Views: 2237

Re: Did the PSB website change?

Perhaps X2 has gone the way of Spaghetti Records and Olde English.
by retrofuturist
Thu 10 Sep 2020, 12:25 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Remixes you think are better than the original version
Replies: 28
Views: 1790

Re: Remixes you think are better than the original version

Taking "original" as either the 7", or album version (otherwise we'd be here all day) How Can You Expect To Be Taken Seriously? (12") The Resurrectionist (Goetz B) Dreamland (PSB Remix) Love is a Bourgeois Construct (The Penelopes Remix) Suburbia (The Full Horror) In The Night (Arthur Baker 12") Voc...
by retrofuturist
Wed 09 Sep 2020, 7:15 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: It Couldn't Happen Here DVD/BluRay 2020 - Summary of pressings?
Replies: 2
Views: 619

Re: It Couldn't Happen Here DVD/BluRay 2020 - Summary of pressings?

Greetings Greendrake,

Thanks... that's very helpful for myself and anyone not wanting to trawl through the giant topic, trying to glean this information. Now just to see if anyone knows of anything else or different.

Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed 09 Sep 2020, 6:03 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: It Couldn't Happen Here DVD/BluRay 2020 - Summary of pressings?
Replies: 2
Views: 619

It Couldn't Happen Here DVD/BluRay 2020 - Summary of pressings?

Greetings, Normally I'd be able to find this information out of Discogs or PSB Catalogue but neither provide any details as of yet. Do we have a definitive understanding of what editions of the It Couldn't Happen Here DVD/BluRay exist? And do any of those pressings correct the 24/25 speed issue, or ...
by retrofuturist
Tue 08 Sep 2020, 11:46 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: If you've done nothing wrong.....
Replies: 8
Views: 959

Re: If you've done nothing wrong.....

Greetings,
raggatwin wrote:
Fri 04 Sep 2020, 8:20 pm
Not really, sociologists have been writing about 'the surveillance society' since the 70s...
Agreed, but they've not been making killer pop records about it.

Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri 04 Sep 2020, 2:43 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: If you've done nothing wrong.....
Replies: 8
Views: 959

Re: If you've done nothing wrong.....

Greetings, Neil was ahead of the curve warning so elegantly and menacingly about the risk of the political class weaponizing technology against its enemies. It's a shame he's walked away from that perspective in the meantime in favour of Guardian pastiche. Now that it's back in the news, I wonder wh...
by retrofuturist
Fri 21 Aug 2020, 1:56 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Three track recommendations
Replies: 30
Views: 2353

Re: Three track recommendations

Deep Cut - Fugitive
Surprise - Will O The Wisp
Cringe - In Denial (keep it on the Cast Soundtrack, just not as a PSB song on Nightlife)
by retrofuturist
Wed 12 Aug 2020, 2:32 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Pet Shop Boys - Face Masks
Replies: 20
Views: 2152

Re: Pet Shop Boys - Face Masks

Sometimes the solution is worse than the problem.
by retrofuturist
Wed 29 Jul 2020, 7:08 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Remaking the albums: Please
Replies: 11
Views: 1466

Re: Remaking the albums: Please

Greetings, The only change I would make is to replace the album version of Suburbia with either the Video Mix or 7" mix... they themselves admit that the album version of Suburbia is a bit demo-ish and under done, and only really came into its own once it was mixed and remixed for single release. Re...
by retrofuturist
Sat 25 Jul 2020, 12:24 am
Forum: PSB Live / Tours
Topic: Pet Shop Boys in Poland?
Replies: 2
Views: 598

Re: Pet Shop Boys in Poland?

Greetings,

It would appear very difficult to book anything far in advance in the current climate.

I think it's far more likely over the next couple of years that gigs will appear sporadically and with less lead time.

I hope that takes PSB to Warsaw for you.

Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri 24 Jul 2020, 11:38 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Left to my own Devices vs Being Boring
Replies: 20
Views: 1816

Re: Left to my own Devices vs Being Boring

Greetings,
the8thark wrote:
Fri 24 Jul 2020, 11:21 am
"Chasing Debussy to a disco beat"
"Chasing" = Che Guevara.
the8thark wrote:
Fri 24 Jul 2020, 11:21 am
Neil could have used better words to say the same thing.
Why, when you'd mishear them and come to this conclusion?

Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri 24 Jul 2020, 4:24 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Richard X on working with PSB and others
Replies: 11
Views: 1374

Re: Richard X on working with PSB and others

I reckon the "you are my brother" lyric replaced "suicide bomber".
by retrofuturist
Wed 22 Jul 2020, 12:27 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Left to my own Devices vs Being Boring
Replies: 20
Views: 1816

Re: Left to my own Devices vs Being Boring

Both are in my top 5. Hard to vote, seeing two such great, yet radically different tracks juxtaposed against each other.

I guess that's the point of the poll!
by retrofuturist
Thu 16 Jul 2020, 5:58 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Best version of Discography
Replies: 11
Views: 1692

Re: Best version of Discography

Greetings, Agreed. Loved the classic extended remixes during this time period and Can you forgive her? is still one of my least favorite remixes packages ever by PSB. Truly disappointing. It was disappointing mainly from the perspective that this was the first time you couldn't say there was a genui...