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by Old Soak
Sun 16 Feb 2020, 10:32 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: You Are The One - Birds
Replies: 35
Views: 2299

Re: You Are The One - Birds

Wow. It's very true, and it's a real shame they were taken out because for me it was a highlight of the song. So much so, I mentioned it in my initial review of the album. To be honest, I hadn't noticed until now, as I didn't bother listening to CD1 and went straight to the instrumentals. Hearing t...
by Old Soak
Sat 15 Feb 2020, 8:14 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Can you make Hotspot better?
Replies: 53
Views: 1988

Re: Can you make Hotspot better?

With regard to your first statement; I could not disagree more. The most perfect album since “Very” is in my humble opinion “Yes” However, if one is to keep the current track listing as is I would definitely agree that the order of tracks selection was very well thought out and does the album justi...
by Old Soak
Sat 15 Feb 2020, 8:08 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Can you make Hotspot better?
Replies: 53
Views: 1988

Re: Can you make Hotspot better?

No. It's their most perfect album since Very. The order of track selection has obviously been well considered. The fast-slow-fast pacing forms a most pleasing journey, almost like a mega-version of the best dance tracks which feature 'drops' and build to crescendos. I wouldn't change a thing. With ...
by Old Soak
Fri 14 Feb 2020, 5:55 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Can you make Hotspot better?
Replies: 53
Views: 1988

Re: Can you make Hotspot better?

No. It's their most perfect album since Very. The order of track selection has obviously been well considered. The fast-slow-fast pacing forms a most pleasing journey, almost like a mega-version of the best dance tracks which feature 'drops' and build to crescendos. I wouldn't change a thing.
by Old Soak
Sun 09 Feb 2020, 10:23 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: You Are The One - Birds
Replies: 35
Views: 2299

Re: You Are The One - Birds

Has anyone heard this preview version with sampled speech at the end as noted on Geowayne today? On at least some (possibly all) preview copies of Hotspot distributed to journalists, a brief sampled snippet of a young woman saying "I'd like to meet you" occurs near the end of "You Are the One." It s...
by Old Soak
Sat 08 Feb 2020, 8:57 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: "It Couldn't Happen Here" on DVD
Replies: 69
Views: 14901

Re: "It Couldn't Happen Here" on DVD

If you can't touch it, I ain't buyin' it.... This. Kids today miss out so much by download and streaming culture, listening through tinny headphones to music via a mobile phone, watching clips on a miniature screen. Half the pleasure of being a teenager was that Saturday morning trip to the music s...
by Old Soak
Sat 08 Feb 2020, 2:04 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)
Replies: 532
Views: 41607

Re: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)

At last, remixes that add something to the song after years of DJ Ego Trips. The Prins Thomas mix is fabulous in particular, and that House piano really adds a lot. Do I detect a sample from the unreleased 'Big Piano'? The b-side is definitely a b-side, bur very well done, and as the best Tennant yo...
by Old Soak
Sun 02 Feb 2020, 9:45 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Pet Shop Boys on Youtube
Replies: 1502
Views: 311568

Re: Pet Shop Boys on Youtube

27 minutes talking to Janice Long on BBC Radio Wales on 27/1/20: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCEO1IabFRo
by Old Soak
Fri 31 Jan 2020, 10:02 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Musik - Cabaret and EP
Replies: 268
Views: 40618

Re: Musik - Cabaret and EP

Any indication of Musik ever being issued on CD or vinyl? I'd LOVE it. Apparently there will be a physical release... a forum member asked Neil on opening night. Likelihood that this will be the free CD with the 2020 Annually? That or Burning the heather given no CD release...so far. God I detest d...
by Old Soak
Fri 31 Jan 2020, 9:55 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot DNA
Replies: 16
Views: 1129

Re: Hotspot DNA

domino wrote:
Thu 30 Jan 2020, 10:54 pm
moxlox wrote:
Thu 30 Jan 2020, 2:13 pm
Happy People: Introspective
I really think this would mash up with It's alright as I really do sense the same DNA in the keyboard motifs
by Old Soak
Fri 31 Jan 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: National Television Awards
Replies: 34
Views: 3137

Re: National Television Awards

Does this play for anybody? https://www.itv.com/hub/the-national-television-awards/1a7316a0012 To me it says "Sorry! This video isn't available right now.". I've seen it and don't bother, it's 46 minutes of luvvies collecting awards and Z list celebs from soaps...and of course Ant&Dec who can do no...
by Old Soak
Wed 29 Jan 2020, 8:36 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: How many interviews can an ageing synthpop duo do? It's The Guardian!
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Re: How many interviews can an ageing synthpop duo do? It's The Guardian!

Proper quality journalism really bringing out the dynamic between them. Anyone dropping into that club every Sunday lunchtime on the off chance? :lol:
by Old Soak
Mon 27 Jan 2020, 8:46 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 618
Views: 44760

Re: The Problems With Hotspot

Sorry, I think this is one of their very best albums. It's cohesive, something the mess that was Nightlife and Bilingual failed to achieve. It rings the changes stylistically in a very pleasing journey rather than the jarring clunkiness of Fundamental, they very obviously worked on the sequencing th...
by Old Soak
Fri 24 Jan 2020, 5:53 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot Limited Edition
Replies: 353
Views: 24820

Re: Hotspot Limited Edition

I had ordered the standard version from Amazon the day it was announced and I've got a delivery slot of 29-30 January showing! Wouldn't let me cancel that order when the 2CD/signed print version was eventually announced because I'd ordered something else to make it up to the £20 minimum... Very impr...
by Old Soak
Fri 24 Jan 2020, 3:38 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot Limited Edition
Replies: 353
Views: 24820

Re: Hotspot Limited Edition

Monkey Business sounds fantastic through good speakers rather than tinny YouTube - best single in YEARS