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#1 Post by Actually » Tue 12 Dec 2006, 11:42 pm

Ok so i'm fascinated with Pet Shop Boys' Backing singers/vocalists (See Left to HER own devices thread) at the moment.
Sally Bradshaw has me hooked on Classical Vocalists & after watching the movie The Dish several times recently, mainly for the movie soundtrack. Australian singer Tina Arena sounds as if she could do wonders on a Tennant/Lowe song....sorry Sylvia.
Don't you think Sylvia Mason James has done her bit...make way for some fresh talent?
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#2 Post by Boy Strange » Wed 13 Dec 2006, 11:30 am

I think they should get West End Girls to do some backing vocals.
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#3 Post by dVTB » Wed 13 Dec 2006, 12:32 pm

Although I really like Sylvia Mason-James, I heard *one* better backing singer on a Pet Shop Boys record: Pauline Taylor. She did backing vocals on For Your Own Good. Her voice is absolutely fantastic and I would love to hear her on PSB tracks more often.

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#4 Post by psb-freak » Wed 13 Dec 2006, 1:13 pm

Or then no backing singers at all like Release tour and 2004 Summer tour.
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#5 Post by skorpion76 » Wed 13 Dec 2006, 3:19 pm

Boy Strange wrote:I think they should get West End Girls to do some backing vocals.
Yes, not a so very bad idea.
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#6 Post by tojo » Thu 14 Dec 2006, 9:24 pm

Sylvia is the best. She should do more vocals for them. Perhapes another duett like "Metamophosis". Her voice is absolut fantastic.

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#7 Post by Drem » Fri 22 Dec 2006, 10:22 pm

tojo wrote:Sylvia is the best. She should do more vocals for them. Perhapes another duett like "Metamophosis". Her voice is absolut fantastic.
Exactly!
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#8 Post by mindboy » Sat 23 Dec 2006, 4:57 pm

Sylvia could actually "kill" poor West End girls with her vocal. Could West End girls really sing? I highly doubt that. PSB always use real live singers. Forget about West End girls - there won't be "Britney Spears Disneyworld" intervention into PSB world! :roll:
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