New B-Side album called Format set for February 2012 release

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New B-Side album called Format set for February 2012 release

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Mentioned towards the end of the recent interview link below:

http://www.varsity.co.uk/news/4029

From the interview:
"...... because we’re putting out another B-sides album in February, like an ‘Alternative’ part two. But we’re calling it Format,” says Neil, referring to their classic B-sides collection from 1995.
Chris sounds a little concerned, “We’re not announcing that yet, are we?”
“Well why not - these things are usually leaked through some Japanese website anyway. I’d rather it came out here,” insists Neil.
“It’s all our B-sides from 1996 to 2009, starting with The Truck Driver and His Mate”.

And mentioned in Pet Texts:
http://www.petshopboys.co.uk/pettexts/2793
previously Parlophoney.

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Was just about to post this up : ) Can't wait for feb now :D
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Not keen on the name, but yay!
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sounds good
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what sounds good? to wait until NEXT autumn for their new album??????- I hope it was only some "grammer" mistake from some Cambridge student? :eh:

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#7 Post by Bulldog »

All the 1996-2009 b-sides surely can't fit on two cds if they don't edit them heavily-possibly different tracklists for cd and digital release like Depeche Mode did for their remixes album? The title seems to suggest that.

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Excellent news.

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#9 Post by Debussy »

Great news - as the title suggests, and given the supposed demise of the CD format, they arent restricted by the number of tracks now. But I do hope they release a physical format with Farrow artwork and everything in proper CD quality (i.e. not iTunes compressed AAC).

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Only a matter of time before someone complains that fans will have all these tracks already and it's a pointless release.

My quick count is 39 tracks not counting remixes/redos (ie Integral and Discoteca) and live tracks. Not sure absolutely everything would fit on two discs, but they could leave off the Yes b's if needed. They could also stretch it to a 3 disc I suppose, but that's unlikely.

I hope they re-record a B as a single. I liked that idea with Paninaro.

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Cd sales still make up the majority of album sales.

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Fantastic news, will be nice to have them all together. Hope they fit them all on 3 discs, that way they might be able to include a couple of unreleased tracks.

Would also be great if they released a re-recorded b-side single and did a small b-sides only tour to coincide. Very unlikely though!!
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BRILLIANT news to read!!

Think the name 'Format' is very well chosen. Like it!
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I still wish they'd used 'Beside' as a title.
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themgnt wrote:I hope they re-record a B as a single. I liked that idea with Paninaro.
They should release Bounce :)

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