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by oakey
Sat 02 Jan 2021, 11:44 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Time to get ready for "Annually 2021"...
Replies: 34
Views: 4851

Re: Time to get ready for "Annually 2021"...

The sad thing is that Annually will become substantially more expensive for those in the EU because of Brexit, as the value of the book exceeds €22 (it was €24 in 2020). The €29.12 I paid in 2020 incl P&P will be that amount *plus* €12.50 import fee plus Dutch VAT (21%), but will exclude the UK ...
by oakey
Tue 01 Dec 2020, 7:37 pm
Forum: Collector Discussion
Topic: In the night "diskette"
Replies: 9
Views: 2260

Re: In the night "diskette"

It's also dated '96 I see now. A copy of the sounds used for a later synth/midi device ? Planned for use in a tour or maybe the Savoy live shows (in which ITN was not played)?
by oakey
Mon 30 Nov 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Robert Smith from The Cure isn't a Neil Tennant fan
Replies: 46
Views: 7542

Re: Robert Smith from The Cure isn't a Neil Tennant fan

Different musical universes so nothing to worry about.
Nowadays PSB get more musical credits for their current (past 80s) work than The Cure

Love them both but after 1992 The Cure ceased to be relevant IMO
by oakey
Tue 17 Nov 2020, 9:42 pm
Forum: Collector Discussion
Topic: In the night "diskette"
Replies: 9
Views: 2260

Re: In the night "diskette"

The fairlight programming disk?
by oakey
Wed 11 Nov 2020, 9:36 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: If PSB top 5, who are other 4?
Replies: 102
Views: 7135

Re: If PSB top 5, who are other 4?

Per Shop Boys
New Order
Duran Duran
Depeche Mode
Erasure

If solo artists are also allowed instead of just bands it would be:
David Bowie
Pet Shop Boys
New Order
Duran Duran
Depeche Mode
by oakey
Sat 07 Nov 2020, 9:18 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Do you think these songs should be included on Dream World Tour?
Replies: 28
Views: 3619

Re: Do you think these songs should be included on Dream World Tour?

It's not a UK-only tour so I do not see why they should only include UK top 10 hits... If it were worldwide hits, it would make no difference other than the fact it would be a shorter set!! What I mean is that they should feel free to include songs that were hits in other countries. To me a hit is ...
by oakey
Sun 01 Nov 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Do you think these songs should be included on Dream World Tour?
Replies: 28
Views: 3619

Re: Do you think these songs should be included on Dream World Tour?

It's not a UK-only tour so I do not see why they should only include UK top 10 hits...
by oakey
Sat 24 Oct 2020, 12:27 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: NEW West End Girls 2x12" (Nov 2020)
Replies: 80
Views: 13461

Re: NEW West End Girls 2x12" (Nov 2020)

Anyone tried actually ordering this? I get as far as an order then it tells me I can’t have it shipped until I order €40 worth of stuff. 🤷🏻‍♂️ Don’t have a clue either. The label is a Dutch record label but nowhere on any of the Dutch online or physical record stores can you find it. Neither does a...
by oakey
Sun 06 Sep 2020, 4:55 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Remixes you think are better than the original version
Replies: 28
Views: 2954

Re: Remixes you think are better than the original version

Definately It's Alright (10" version) For the rest the originals are pretty good too. There are some other remixes which I prefer over the already great 7" or album version (as I am a 12" fan) but the 10" version of It' Alright is the only version of this song I can actually list...
by oakey
Wed 05 Aug 2020, 6:38 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Live performances of Chris in past and now.
Replies: 38
Views: 5318

Re: Live performances of Chris in past and now.

I chatted briefly to Chris at the bar at Muzik and I thought he looked better than I expected. I think sometimes he doesn’t photograph particularly well - I feel that pain! It’s always difficult when your public persona is a disguise, as people’s image of your true appearance is probably the Actual...
by oakey
Wed 01 Jul 2020, 9:14 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: It Couldn’t Happen Here June 2020 Release Confirmed
Replies: 311
Views: 56791

Re: It Couldn’t Happen Here June 2020 Release Confirmed

Well it depends on what you see as the right frame rate. The bluray release replicates the theatrical release at the time. That the later PAL VHS was faster (and thus shorter) is irrelevant I would say, as that was not the theatrical release. And if you want a replication of the PAL video release yo...
by oakey
Tue 30 Jun 2020, 7:18 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Video Remasters
Replies: 50
Views: 7267

Re: Video Remasters

..maybe there are some hopes with "Heart" (no big expectations anyway...) and Always On My mind (that one was included on the new movie Bluray, isn´t it?? Is it really in HD there??) 'Always On My Mind' on the 'It Couldn't Happen Here' Blu-ray looks awful. Definitely not remastered or 4K....
by oakey
Tue 23 Jun 2020, 5:58 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: PSB vinyl art
Replies: 12
Views: 1732

Re: PSB vinyl art

Hate these vinyl art things, whether it's a clock, an ash tray or design like this, as they butcher up actual vinyls. This may not be an issue for the average Elvis record that floods the second hand market (or whatever 70s sampler or James Last record that is catching dust somewhere) but I do have ...
by oakey
Mon 22 Jun 2020, 6:31 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: It Couldn’t Happen Here June 2020 Release Confirmed
Replies: 311
Views: 56791

Re: It Couldn’t Happen Here June 2020 Release Confirmed

IMDB lists the movie's length as 1h26m, that is the same duration as the bluray, so that one represents the theatrical release: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093284/technical?ref_=tt_dt_spec The PAL DVD is 4% too fast and thus too short, ie due to the PAL speedup as mentioned before. Why the songs i...
by oakey
Sun 21 Jun 2020, 6:58 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: It Couldn’t Happen Here June 2020 Release Confirmed
Replies: 311
Views: 56791

Re: It Couldn’t Happen Here June 2020 Release Confirmed

That’s probably due to the 4% PAL speedup compared to film due to a difference in frame rate, 24 vs 25 frames per second: http://www.michaeldvd.com.au/articles/PALSpeedUp/PALSpeedUp.asp That is no longer an issue with bluray, but in the old days PAL VHS, Laserdisc etc were all 4% too fast. You heard...