Time to get ready for "Annually 2021"...out May 7, 2021

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#46 Post by oakey »

I really hope it comes with a CD this time. They have had plenty of time to sort things out for that
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#47 Post by MikeyC »

Ok everyone! The information is here!!

From the official PSB site:

Cricket wife
Next week we will be announcing full details of Annually 2021, the latest edition of the hardback book which PSB publish every year. Annually will be accompanied by a two-track CD single featuring a dramatic new song, almost ten minutes long, entitled “Cricket wife”, plus the lockdown version of “West End girls” which PSB debuted online in June last year. “Cricket wife” uses mainly orchestral sounds and was written as a classical-style instrumental piece by Chris over which Neil sang lyrics taken from a poem he had written. Both Chris and Neil recorded their parts at their homes and Pete Gleadall mixed the final track. Artwork is by Farrow.

(You can see the cover art on the site!)

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MikeyC wrote: Tue 23 Feb 2021, 5:17 am Ok everyone! The information is here!!

From the official PSB site:

Cricket wife
Next week we will be announcing full details of Annually 2021, the latest edition of the hardback book which PSB publish every year. Annually will be accompanied by a two-track CD single featuring a dramatic new song, almost ten minutes long, entitled “Cricket wife”, plus the lockdown version of “West End girls” which PSB debuted online in June last year. “Cricket wife” uses mainly orchestral sounds and was written as a classical-style instrumental piece by Chris over which Neil sang lyrics taken from a poem he had written. Both Chris and Neil recorded their parts at their homes and Pete Gleadall mixed the final track. Artwork is by Farrow.

(You can see the cover art on the site!)
Nice one! Love the artwork.

Makes a change for me to see this earlier than most. Someone on the PSB website is either a night owl or an early riser!

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#50 Post by Wish »

Well at least it's not Soccer Mom 🙂

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#51 Post by stopthecar »

Excited!

Love the artwork btw.

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#52 Post by Sage »

Looking forward to it, both the full announcement next week and the CD release of this new track.
(CD release of the Lockdown mix of West End girls is nice too)
I like that they're still working with Mark Farrow and Pete Gleadall. No reason not to. :)

Has to be one of the longest Pet Shop Boys songs if you don't count remixes.
Close to 10 minutes. Maybe the length is the reason it doesn't suit any other type of release.

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#53 Post by Ghost within this house »

Perhaps heralding a new era, and a move away from Bangers & Lasers?

It sounds terribly Betjeman-esque!

As a rabid PSB AND Cricket fan, this is an amazing cosmic alignment for me, though I suspect the song might have little to do with cricket, or, indeed, with what goes on behind the cricket pavilion....
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#54 Post by tottenhammattspurs »

I expect a colaboration with Duckworth Lewis Method in Late 2021 then.....🙂
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#56 Post by Drico One »

"A dramatic new song." Ooh. If it's as good as it sounds, I can see myself doing a full toss on release.

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#57 Post by Andie »

Yay!!! Something to get excited about! :dance: :D 8) Btw, I have a cream jumper like that, but I don't play cricket!!! :lol:
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#58 Post by Dog »

The title doesn’t feel too far removed from this, which I posted last June:

“I think next we’ll get PSB’s “England” album... a counterpoint to Hotspot... More Bernard Butler, maybe co-producing alongside them; Tracey Thorn on a few tracks. Inspired by country walks and musings on identity. I’d be well up for that.”
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#59 Post by Ghost within this house »

tottenhammattspurs wrote: Tue 23 Feb 2021, 8:57 am I expect a colaboration with Duckworth Lewis Method in Late 2021 then.....🙂
And a T20 Dance Mix....
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#60 Post by Disco. »

Great news 😊

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