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by Dog
Sat 04 May 2019, 8:35 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: PSB announce ‘Inner Sanctum’ live DVD/BLU RAY/CD
Replies: 193
Views: 25347

Re: PSB announce ‘Inner Sanctum’ live DVD/BLU RAY/CD

Does anyone know which of the four 2018 ROH shows is/are featured on the release? I remember that 2 or 3 of the 4 shows were filmed. Now wondering if the final product is made of a mix of different days' shows or a single one. Also, does the content of the audio CDs exactly match the Blu-ray/DVD or...
by Dog
Sat 04 May 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Neil talks about Pop etc - Royal Academy of Arts
Replies: 32
Views: 5321

Re: Neil talks about Pop etc - Royal Academy of Arts

Thanks Andrew! Sounds like Neil was as entertaining as ever.
by Dog
Fri 03 May 2019, 11:48 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Neil talks about Pop etc - Royal Academy of Arts
Replies: 32
Views: 5321

Re: Neil talks about Pop etc - Royal Academy of Arts

andrewthomas100 wrote:Sorry, I can’t remember a thing that was said, but there were many revealing titbits.
Have a good night’s sleep and then see if you can do any better.
by Dog
Tue 30 Apr 2019, 7:45 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Reputation Reissue - Promo Advert
Replies: 12
Views: 3739

Re: Reputation Reissue - Promo Advert

Cannot stop playing Arrested By You. Shame not a Tennant/Lowe production. The copy of Literally that covered Dusty's funeral mentions that as executive producers Neil & Chris "tinkered with a few of the non-PSB tracks. Neil also added the oboe solo (played on an Emulator) on Arrested by you". He re...
by Dog
Wed 17 Apr 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Of course it might just be me........
Replies: 17
Views: 2112

Re: Of course it might just be me........

I think the choice of studio and the old equipment is key here. I’m imaging Electric / Super crossed with the warmer tones of Behaviour... Helping soup up those poppier songs we know they have in the bag, and also softening those darker, harder songs they put to one side too.

Gothic analogue electro
by Dog
Mon 15 Apr 2019, 6:42 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The New Album Info Thread
Replies: 39
Views: 6129

Re: The New Album Info Thread

From Wikipedia: “The roll of notable recordings and the darkly sonorous sound quality, at once rugged and spacious of many of them, have given the studio near legendary status, especially within the post-punk and synthpop genres. In 2018, the studio was the subject of a documentary feature by filmma...
by Dog
Mon 15 Apr 2019, 4:01 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The New Album Info Thread
Replies: 39
Views: 6129

Re: The New Album Info Thread

Presumably the photos of the old 70s and 80s equipment and the focus on the studio’s history should read as another big clue?
by Dog
Tue 02 Apr 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Neil's flogging off an antique piano.
Replies: 25
Views: 3913

Re: Neil's flogging off an antique piano.

I'm assuming the piano version of London was created on it From Literally: London (Genuine piano mix) Neil: This was totally done by Chris Zippel. Chris: And his pianist. Neil: When Chris Zippel has got your stuff over there on his computer he endlessly works on it and keeps sending endless things ...
by Dog
Tue 19 Mar 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Afternoons with the Blinds Drawn
Replies: 5
Views: 1524

Afternoons with the Blinds Drawn

I see Neil is first to review Brett Anderson’s new memoirs.

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by Dog
Mon 04 Mar 2019, 7:15 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: BBC4 Top of the Pops Repeats
Replies: 126
Views: 25293

Re: BBC4 Top of the Pops Repeats

Been watching some of these repeats I’m struck that most weeks the top 40 chart has some superb tracks, but the producers of totp pick some right stinkers. I mean, last week we had Tom Jones singing the boy from nowhere :roll: My understanding is that for the majority of the show’s history there wa...
by Dog
Fri 15 Feb 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Satirically
Replies: 24
Views: 3026

Re: Satirically

TwizzleUK wrote:I see Pet Shop Boys have shared this playlist on their official social media posts this morning - well done!
It’s actually their own (shorter) version [emoji846]
by Dog
Thu 14 Feb 2019, 11:34 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Satirically
Replies: 24
Views: 3026

Re: Satirically

By the way, inspired by “The forgotten child” I’ve also compiled a Spotify playlist which is intended to include all their ballads. I’ve called it Pet Shop Boys Slush... I’m sure this is inspired by a title Chris suggested for a ballads album or compilation but can’t remember where this was quoted. ...
by Dog
Thu 14 Feb 2019, 11:14 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Satirically
Replies: 24
Views: 3026

Re: Satirically

https://www.facebook.com/petshopboys/photos/a.10150471617056285/10156761218516285/?type=3&theater They nicked your idea! Ha! That’s cool. *waves* Hello Neil! Here’s the final playlist I arrived that. Thanks to everyone for their input. I think this is a fuller, better list than the new “official” o...
by Dog
Sun 10 Feb 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Satirically
Replies: 24
Views: 3026

Re: Satirically

I Get Along? Hmmm... It's tricky this, isn't it? The thing is that it weren't for Neil's own commentary about the song, I wouldn't have necessarily had a clue as to who it was about. The satire or subject is not immediate... at least to these ears. “I’ve been trying not to cry when I’m in the publi...
by Dog
Sat 09 Feb 2019, 4:40 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Satirically
Replies: 24
Views: 3026

Re: Satirically

In what way is "Where the streets have no name (I can't take my eyes off you)" satirical? Geowayne has a great explanation: It’s certain, however, that they had something much more in mind. In fact, this track is one of the most insidious deconstructions of rock mythology that you're likely to find...