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Frances Barber/Pet Shop Boys -Musik (Original Cast Recording)

#166 Post by nickname » Tue 06 Aug 2019, 10:20 pm

rances Barber/Pet Shop Boys -Musik (Original Cast Recording) #musik written and produced by Neil & Chris from the @petshopboys
& sung by @francesbarber13
https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLxF ... 6rU9uP5vxU

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Re: Frances Barber/Pet Shop Boys -Musik (Original Cast Recording)

#167 Post by leesmapman » Tue 06 Aug 2019, 10:37 pm

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Re: PSB EDINBURGH MUSICAL SHOW

#168 Post by Drico One » Tue 06 Aug 2019, 10:40 pm

Moderation Note: Merged
The pale kid that hides in the attic behind his PC...

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Re: PSB EDINBURGH MUSICAL SHOW

#169 Post by NotInvisible » Tue 06 Aug 2019, 10:40 pm

psbfannyc wrote:
Tue 06 Aug 2019, 1:40 pm
01. “Mongrel”...the 1940s
02. “Soup”...the 1950s
03: “Run, girl, run”...the 1960s
04. “Ich bin Musik”...the 1970s
05. “Friendly fire”...the 1980s
06. “For every moment”...the 1990s

I don't think this is the format. Half the playlist doesn't fit the decades you assign them.

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Re: PSB EDINBURGH MUSICAL SHOW

#170 Post by NotInvisible » Tue 06 Aug 2019, 10:44 pm

oakey wrote:
Tue 06 Aug 2019, 7:00 pm
Mongrel and Soup are cringeworthy. Ich bin Musik is too repetitive and the non-German pronunciation of Musik makes no sense to me.
The songs are extracts from a show performed in character. Something like Soup isn't meant to be dropped into a playlist; it's supposed to be cringe, because Billie Trix is cringe. And just so we're all on the same page, she isn't singing about soup...

These aren't PSB songs, they're intended to be fictional songs that are meant to be evaluated within a specific context.

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Re: PSB EDINBURGH MUSICAL SHOW

#171 Post by retrofuturist » Tue 06 Aug 2019, 11:43 pm

Greetings Drico,
Drico One wrote:
Tue 06 Aug 2019, 10:40 pm
Moderation Note: Merged
Fair, but if someone's not all that fussed on a "PSB EDINBURGH MUSICAL SHOW" and isn't continually checking back in on a topic about it then they might be oblivious to the fact there's a new Pet Shop Boys studio release.

A topic dedicated to the EP, separate to the performance, would be welcomed.

Retro. :)

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Re: PSB EDINBURGH MUSICAL SHOW

#172 Post by Sandy Shaw » Wed 07 Aug 2019, 12:45 am

I loooved the show by the way. Frances Barber has this wonderful way of seeming so at home in the skin of Billie Trix. Can't wait to see it again in London.
What's for supper?

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Re: PSB EDINBURGH MUSICAL SHOW

#173 Post by oakey » Wed 07 Aug 2019, 7:39 am

NotInvisible wrote:
Tue 06 Aug 2019, 10:44 pm
oakey wrote:
Tue 06 Aug 2019, 7:00 pm
Mongrel and Soup are cringeworthy. Ich bin Musik is too repetitive and the non-German pronunciation of Musik makes no sense to me.
The songs are extracts from a show performed in character. Something like Soup isn't meant to be dropped into a playlist; it's supposed to be cringe, because Billie Trix is cringe. And just so we're all on the same page, she isn't singing about soup...

These aren't PSB songs, they're intended to be fictional songs that are meant to be evaluated within a specific context.
Yes I know what a cabaret is. But the EP was released as a stand-alone thing, I do not have the possibility to see the show, which does not mean I cannot listen to the songs, does it? I have tons of original cast recordings of musicals and shows I’ve never been to, but still enjoy.

And had you quoted me in full, it is clear that I stated that the songs may work better when you have seen the show.

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Re: PSB EDINBURGH MUSICAL SHOW

#174 Post by rabagast » Wed 07 Aug 2019, 11:28 am

MONGREL
Very good songwriting. Clever, Weill-like chord changes in the bridge. Production quite poor, with obvious use of Logic-presets (the drums in particular) up front in the mix. Would have benefitted stylistically by some guitars.

SOUP
Catchy. Great drum programming. Muddily produced.

RUN GIRL RUN
By FAR the best produced song on the EP. They put more into it in 2001. If only the other tracks were up to this standard production-wise. A good song, that works both as a satire and a straightforward protest folk song.

ICH BIN MUSIC
The weakest song on the EP. Circular melody, and the horn riff is way to loud an synthetic.

FOR ALL OF US
Great song, of wich many versions exist. Why they didn't reuse the studio version from C2H is beyound me.

FOR EVERY MOMENT
Great pop song. The coda at the end (obviously designed for underpinning the applause at the shows) the clear highpoint. Could, given som more work, have worked as a PSB single.

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Re: PSB EDINBURGH MUSICAL SHOW

#175 Post by rabagast » Wed 07 Aug 2019, 11:29 am

joe stalin wrote:
Tue 06 Aug 2019, 10:57 am
Disco. wrote:
Tue 06 Aug 2019, 10:07 am
joe stalin wrote:
Tue 06 Aug 2019, 9:50 am
Having listened end to end about 3 times in the last 24 hrs, I think Musik is one of the most coherent, consistently strong bodies of work the boys have released in decades. In particular, it showcases their songwriting abilities, rather than exhibiting the shiny sheen of a famous producer.

I would actually like to know who produced it ? I really hope it was Pete

Really happy with the whole piece. My fave remains mongrel
Neil and Chris produced it.
I hope this doesn’t mark the end of Pete
Pete has never produced PSB

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Re: PSB EDINBURGH MUSICAL SHOW

#176 Post by joe stalin » Wed 07 Aug 2019, 12:31 pm

Sorry. You’re right. He remixed no more ballads and oddd man out. I thought he produced them

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Re: PSB EDINBURGH MUSICAL SHOW

#177 Post by zukunft » Wed 07 Aug 2019, 4:15 pm

rabagast wrote:
Wed 07 Aug 2019, 11:28 am
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FOR ALL OF US
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Re: PSB EDINBURGH MUSICAL SHOW

#178 Post by Future Lover » Wed 07 Aug 2019, 4:26 pm

Is there a way to rename a thread?

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Re: Musik - Cabaret and EP

#179 Post by RMC » Wed 07 Aug 2019, 6:14 pm

As it’s now about the EP May as well post the iTunes Charts... it actually got upto no 7 in the UK.
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Re: Musik - Cabaret and EP

#180 Post by alig » Wed 07 Aug 2019, 6:29 pm

#1 Greece? Who would have thought.
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