Entschuldigung (Vocal B-side for possible digital d/l only)

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Entschuldigung (Vocal B-side for possible digital d/l only)

#1 Post by FormerEnfantTerrible »

My mother was casually flicking through the newspaper when BOOM, a PSB article with a big picture of them appears! It is the article titled "It is difficult to make pop without selling sex". I had already read it online a few days ago, but I had missed a very important part right at the end:

Part of your new album was conceived at Berlin. What is your relationship with that place?

Chris: "We have a little studio there and we have written our first song in the German language. It's called 'Entschuldigung' (sorry).

Neil: Yes, it was only a B-side, but it wasn't that bad, it was very sticky. Maybe we will relaunch it.

Neil's part doesn't make too much sense. How can they relaunch something that isn't launched yet?! It was probably messed up in the article's translation into Spanish...So, is 'Entschuldigung' to be a B-side for Vocal in a future maxi single or in the Love is a bourgeois construct single? It would be really exciting to Neil singing in German!
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Ah so it means "excuse me"?

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jasonjohn wrote:Ah so it means "excuse me"?
It translates as 'sorry', actually :P
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"I think it’s an amazingly good album, I’ve got to be honest with you. It’s one of the albums I feel most proud of. But for people who don’t really know us, and have a sort of an idea about us, ‘Electric’ is more what the Pet Shop Boys are meant to be."
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Entschuldigung can mean either "sorry" or "excuse me" depending on the context.

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Hey, that is the newspaper I was reading! :wink:
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Yes, could be a future B-side (Construct), but we'll know it not before Sep/Oct. I guess.

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I believe the Spanish article is based on this German article and it says the same thing ('it was a B-side') so whatever it is, it is not a translation mistake. Apparently, the song was about the fact that they don't speak German and it went like this: Ick nickt sprechen deutsch, ick nickt sprechen deutsch.

At the beginning of the paragraph in the German article Chris speaks about the 1980s, and he also uses past tense ('it was called Entschuldigung') so I've been thinking, what if they're not saying that they've recorded a new song but what they mean is that back in the 1980s, the first song that they wrote was in German?

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#10 Post by TheGardner »

The track is now in the process for provide samples! Maybe it will be a "digital download b-side" only for Vocal or is a b-side for the forthcoming single "Bourgeois Construct" in August/September.

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Very interesting!
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Samples? Where? Source?
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@The Gardner - You mentioned earlier "Christmas release gossip" for the next single - do you know something more about August/September option or it's just an another guess?
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Found this free press German article about the song.

http://www.freiepresse.de/NACHRICHTEN/P ... 406526.php

Can someone translate it?

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daveid wrote:Found this free press German article about the song.

http://www.freiepresse.de/NACHRICHTEN/P ... 406526.php

Can someone translate it?

Doesn't give too much information. Just that they like travelling with "Deutsche Bahn" and that they like to eat while travelling with the trains (they especially like asparagus). Then it goes on saying that they are 'fans of Germany' and have been for many years which is why they are planning on releasing a song in German ("Entschuldigung") which is about them apologizing for not being able to speak the German language. The last sentence just says that "Electric" is out and that they are currently on tour.
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