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by karnsculpture
Wed 19 Aug 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Actually vs Introspective, choose the best one
Replies: 38
Views: 4265

Re: Actually vs Introspective, choose the best one

At the time I thought that Introspective was like a follow-up to Disco, but including 2 new tracks. As I'd been following I assumed this was the case because 2 tracks were remixes, 1 was the PSB's version of the Eighth Wonder single, Domino Dancing was already out (and like Suburbia on Disco was rep...
by karnsculpture
Sun 09 Aug 2020, 5:47 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Was Please released on CD straightaway?
Replies: 10
Views: 1358

Re: Was Please released on CD straightaway?

In 1986 CDs cost between £10 and £15 new, with chart titles usually at the lower end (discounted due to competition between shops). The dealer price was around £8, so not cheap. For perspective, £10 in 1986 is just under £30 today taking into account inflation. CDs were definitely priced as luxury i...
by karnsculpture
Sat 08 Aug 2020, 3:39 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Was Please released on CD straightaway?
Replies: 10
Views: 1358

Re: Was Please released on CD straightaway?

It was common at the time for CDs to come out later, mainly because of a lack of pressing capacity as the format grew in popularity. I worked in a record shop at the time and the CD release schedule was different to LP and cassette. Note also that the rear of the UK LP sleeve just has the catalogue ...
by karnsculpture
Wed 04 Mar 2020, 11:09 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: It couldn't happen here soundtrack album
Replies: 32
Views: 7569

Re: It couldn't happen here soundtrack album

There have been several cassette RSD releases in the past and this year there are definitely some CDs.
by karnsculpture
Tue 04 Feb 2020, 1:45 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Wedding in Berlin: revival of interest?
Replies: 78
Views: 9633

Re: Wedding in Berlin: revival of interest?

I think it's a fun track, nothing wrong with PSB being fun as long as it isn't all they do.
by karnsculpture
Sat 01 Feb 2020, 10:22 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 628
Views: 75278

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

A week on and I think I love this album. I like everything on it including Wedding In Berlin. It's the best album since Yes for me.
by karnsculpture
Wed 29 Jan 2020, 10:53 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot reviews
Replies: 388
Views: 62290

Re: Hotspot reviews

https://jbpress.ismedia.jp/articles/-/59130 Japanese article including some new (brief) interview quotes. I’m a friend of the writer who I believe may have written some of the liner notes for the Japanese release. Edit - the writer Eiichi Yoshimura told me that he wrote the Japanese liner notes for ...
by karnsculpture
Sat 25 Jan 2020, 10:41 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 628
Views: 75278

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

In short, great album, no filler tracks have enjoyed listening to it all the way through several times. For me it works better than any album since Yes, although there are some individual tracks I like more than anything on this album on the albums in between. I think it’s got a similar mix of style...
by karnsculpture
Tue 10 Dec 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Bridge in West End Girls video
Replies: 12
Views: 1226

Re: Bridge in West End Girls video

They're walking on the south bank near the Royal Festival Hall and Waterloo Station I think
by karnsculpture
Mon 09 Dec 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Do you think the 2 first albums of the triology have any real contender of the PSB classics?.
Replies: 48
Views: 4545

Re: Do you think the 2 first albums of the triology have any real contender of the PSB classics?.

There aren't any PSB albums that include classics from start to finish in my view. The recent albums are no different - some top-tier classics, some middling, some I'll not miss if I never hear them again. I'm used to this - there's always enough to warrant continuing to buy PSB albums and often it ...
by karnsculpture
Mon 09 Dec 2019, 12:20 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 628
Views: 75278

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

Well it sounds good to me - a variety of styles and I'm encouraged by the mention of good songwriting. Let's face it, they have rarely let us down in that regard. Each album for me has songs I would consider top-tier and go back to repeatedly, and others that I only listen to in the context of the a...
by karnsculpture
Sun 08 Dec 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Famous at 30 plus
Replies: 3
Views: 833

Re: Famous at 30 plus

Pretty sure this is discussed in their first book (the one covering the Japanese tour in the late 80s), and was also mentioned in an early Smash Hits interview. I seem to remember they thought they might only have at most 5 good years and then reinvent the band potentially with a revolving cast of y...
by karnsculpture
Mon 02 Dec 2019, 11:34 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Heart (Remix), 12" version vs, Aurally CD version
Replies: 3
Views: 944

Re: Heart (Remix), 12" version vs, Aurally CD version

Having looked around I can only find this edit on Aurally so it must be an unofficial edit and agree with Wish, probably to fit all the songs onto the disc. But no, I have no evidence to back that up except that it doesn't appear on any of the officially released or promo versions of Heart as far as...
by karnsculpture
Fri 15 Nov 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The New Album Info Thread
Replies: 625
Views: 84763

Re: The New Album Info Thread

Yes I think you can hear the word "Berlin" in there at the end. Anyway, this and the 2 songs we have to date seem to indicate an eclectic sounding album, not one that will all be in the same vein.
by karnsculpture
Thu 14 Nov 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New Album Cover..?
Replies: 135
Views: 18935

Re: New Album Cover..?

It can refer to many things, the one I thought of is crime hotspots.