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by Ramzy
Sun 24 Jan 2021, 6:59 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot: 1 year old today
Replies: 24
Views: 785

Re: Hotspot: 1 year old today

I've gotta agree with the previous two posters - it's still my favourite of the trilogy and one of my overall favourites since Very. It has a darker, sadder quality like the best bits of Elysium or Fundamental - but its shadows are exciting, the way Actually or the Behaviour era B sides are. When Wi...
by Ramzy
Tue 11 Aug 2020, 8:10 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Was Please released on CD straightaway?
Replies: 10
Views: 1656

Re: Was Please released on CD straightaway?

Nerd question time. Was Please released on CD at the same time as the LP and cassette, or did it come out solely on those formats at first? No, I was researching the Record Mirror CD charts a year or so ago, and that led me to conclude that the CD was likely released in June 1986, whereas the LP/CS...
by Ramzy
Sat 08 Aug 2020, 4:25 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Was Please released on CD straightaway?
Replies: 10
Views: 1656

Re: Was Please released on CD straightaway?

karnsculpture wrote: Sat 08 Aug 2020, 3:39 pmNote also that the rear of the UK LP sleeve just has the catalogue numbers for LP and cassette, not CD.
You're right! I've owned this LP for 22 years and never noticed that...
by Ramzy
Sat 08 Aug 2020, 12:49 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Was Please released on CD straightaway?
Replies: 10
Views: 1656

Was Please released on CD straightaway?

Nerd question time. Was Please released on CD at the same time as the LP and cassette, or did it come out solely on those formats at first? I'm asking cause I stumbled across these magazine adverts which clearly advertise it as a new "album and cassette" but make no mention of the CD. By t...
by Ramzy
Thu 06 Aug 2020, 11:06 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: How many Tennant/Lowe-tracks?
Replies: 18
Views: 2051

Re: How many Tennant/Lowe-tracks?

I've checked my Please CD and the Further Listening CD. The original doesn't have writing credits, Further Listening states Lowe/Tennant. It's credited only to Tennant on the side B label of the original LP release - strange that the CD doesn't carry any writing credits! Don't own the remastered LP...
by Ramzy
Wed 05 Aug 2020, 8:36 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: How many Tennant/Lowe-tracks?
Replies: 18
Views: 2051

Re: How many Tennant/Lowe-tracks?

leesmapman wrote: Wed 05 Aug 2020, 5:50 pm I think it's all of them minus one, that one being Two divided by zero (and indeed, minus the covers)
There's at least one other - isn't Later Tonight credited to just "Tennant"?
by Ramzy
Sat 18 Jul 2020, 1:59 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Question about the b-side of the Ab Fab 7"
Replies: 20
Views: 2799

Re: Question about the b-side of the Ab Fab 7"

Haha, if English is your second language then you're doing WAY better than me! She isn't pronouncing the words "properly", is the thing, but that particular kind of fast mumbling is very standard in conversational use to Brits so it just sounds normal. :)
by Ramzy
Sat 18 Jul 2020, 12:11 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Question about the b-side of the Ab Fab 7"
Replies: 20
Views: 2799

Re: Question about the b-side of the Ab Fab 7"

I take this opportunity to ask what you think about the Dull Soulless Dance Mix. I never liked this remix. Quite boring, too repetitive. Rollo's one is head and shoulders above. And I never managed to figure out what Joanna Lumley is saying in this sentence. Lyrics in the Very/FL booklet say "...
by Ramzy
Mon 25 May 2020, 1:03 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Master sources
Replies: 11
Views: 1623

Re: Master sources

back cover of the Please CD states ADD, so analogue tape recorder during recording sessions, digital tape recorder used during subsequent mixing and/or editing and during mastering (from last page of the booklet included with the CD) Always found this confusing given the statement on the album that...
by Ramzy
Sun 24 May 2020, 1:56 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Master sources
Replies: 11
Views: 1623

Re: Master sources

back cover of the Please CD states ADD, so analogue tape recorder during recording sessions, digital tape recorder used during subsequent mixing and/or editing and during mastering (from last page of the booklet included with the CD) Always found this confusing given the statement on the album that...
by Ramzy
Sun 03 May 2020, 5:48 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Q1. How many songs have "I Love You" in them...
Replies: 26
Views: 3227

Re: Q2. Lyrics used twice.

Q2. Name songs that have the same lyric in both. I did observe a couple...cannot remember. The party's still in full swing (Bright Young Things) All I know is the party's in full swing (Pandemonium) Not quite identical, but the same phrase at least! Half a point for "when I look back upon my l...
by Ramzy
Sun 05 Apr 2020, 10:52 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: ‘The land of dreams is better far...’
Replies: 9
Views: 1788

Re: ‘The land of dreams is better far...’

Yeah, it means the same as "is far better". The full verse mentions the real world ("this land of unbelief and fear"), then says the land of dreams is far better than that one. It's an unusual order to put the words in but the meaning isn't changed. The PSB quotation is a little ...
by Ramzy
Thu 23 Aug 2018, 8:13 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Neil Tennant announces new book
Replies: 413
Views: 100021

Re: Neil Tennant announces new book

Slightly off-topic, but might we get another book from you analyzing another PSB album? One can hope! 8) Gosh that's very flattering. I don't know if Repeater would go for more of the same, though also I kind of assumed on top of that no one would actually want any more. I am meant to be writing an...
by Ramzy
Wed 22 Aug 2018, 9:14 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Neil Tennant announces new book
Replies: 413
Views: 100021

Re: Neil Tennant announces new book

I don't think I immediately appreciated how many 100 actually is. A quick sum of all their albums, knocking off eight for being covers or (almost or entirely) instrumental leaves something like 130 (don't @ me, I did this in my head). Add on the 50 or so B-sides and one-off singles that aren't cover...
by Ramzy
Sun 24 Jun 2018, 2:41 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: My BIG question was answered with surprise on it
Replies: 3
Views: 3270

Re: My BIG question was answered with surprise on it

Nice bit of trivia, Nickname! Thanks.