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Pet Shop Boys - Please 35th anniversary tribute from me

#1 Post by negative_0ne »

hey pet shop boys fans,

this is the 35th anniversary of please,
so to celebrate it, i'm looking back
at the album tracks on please,
and bsides and singles.

i'm making some instrumentals and dubs
of the tracks.

the software has gotten better, but is not
perfect, so there are still artifacts in
the sound, you will stil hear some vocals
in there.

but it has started to improve:
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album and extras
TracklistShow Credits
Please
1-1 Two Divided By Zero 3:35
1-2 West End Girls 4:46
1-3 Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money) 3:44
1-4 Love Comes Quickly 4:19
1-5 Suburbia 5:07
1-6 Opportunities (Reprise) 0:34
1-7 Tonight Is Forever 4:33
1-8 Violence 4:30
1-9 I Want A Lover 4:07
1-10 Later Tonight 2:49
1-11 Why Don't We Live Together? 4:49

Further Listening 1984–1986
2-1 A Man Could Get Arrested (Twelve-Inch B-Side) 4:12
2-2 Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money) (Full Length Original Seven-Inch) 4:37
2-3 In The Night 4:51
2-4 Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money) (Original Twelve-Inch Mix) 7:01
2-5 Why Don't We Live Together? (Original New York Mix) 5:14
2-6 West End Girls (Dance Mix) 6:40
2-7 A Man Could Get Arrested (Seven-Inch B-Side) 4:51
2-8 Love Comes Quickly (Dance Mix) 6:51
2-9 That's My Impression (Disco Mix) 5:20
2-10 Was That What It Was? 5:17
2-11 Suburbia (The Full Horror) 8:58
2-12 Jack The Lad 4:32
2-13 Paninaro (Italian Mix) 8:38
Total Time: 1:59:55


Of course there are official dubs and
instrumentals for some tracks, but not too many.

maybe i will make some remixes also..

anyways, lets start

1 two divided by zero is one of my all-time favorite songs,
and this is my favorite album from them.

i had always wished there were other versions, but not really
any that i found, of course lots of fanmixes too...


you can hear a lot more sounds here:
two divided by zero (instrumental)
*Might be blocked

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCQpK-mD8eg[/YouTube]

this one, neils voice is clearer:
two divided by zero (bass drum album dub)
*might be blocked

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQjsFJqQ7cU[/YouTube]

later
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#2 Post by y3potential »

I enjoyed those and look forward to hearing more. Thank you.
There is beauty in ugliness and ugliness in beauty.

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#3 Post by londonnoise »

Your bass/drum mix of Two Divided by Zero is really good. It's one of the few fan created mixes that I think approaches or even surpasses the original. It's only my opinion of it of course, but it's so clean and sparse, but ... I can't find the word ... Groovy? that I just love it. Thanks for posting.

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#4 Post by negative_0ne »

londonnoise wrote: Fri 15 Jan 2021, 1:12 am Your bass/drum mix of Two Divided by Zero is really good. It's one of the few fan created mixes that I think approaches or even surpasses the original. It's only my opinion of it of course, but it's so clean and sparse, but ... I can't find the word ... Groovy? that I just love it. Thanks for posting.
cool, thanks for that. (both of you).

it's nice hearing the different elements in these early songs.
i really enjoy playing around with the software.

listen around the 2:00min mark of the drum and bass,
and you hear the cowbells which sound exactly like they do in 'west end girls'.

i try to stay true to the originals, and will eventually do a remix,
still playing around with settings and such.

there are some multitracks from them out there, but they are from
songs that came out much later.

later
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#5 Post by popfreak »

Good effort. There seems to be a lot of frequencies missing and there sounds like a lot of phasing going on. nice try

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#6 Post by negative_0ne »

popfreak wrote: Fri 15 Jan 2021, 4:49 pm Good effort. There seems to be a lot of frequencies missing and there sounds like a lot of phasing going on. nice try
yes, a second pass will be able to improve these.

also, if there are other sources, that can help, it depends on the song.

thanks for checking it out.

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#7 Post by negative_0ne »

ok, onto west end girls...

well, who hasn't heard this song yet.

there were a few dubs of it i think,
but not a pure instrumental..

so at least there's that.

and i attempted another dub version:


inst:
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFK1EmtEjCg

dub
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJc5-j0o2Vk



and of course onto opporunities lets make lots of money,
which is my favorite song from them of all time.

i never get tired of hearing it. i never cared for
west end girls, but this is the song that got me
hooked on them.

i love all the remixes, and versions, and they
even put the reprise on the album, so....


here's my instrumental:
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrZw2Mrt9kk

and again, another more industrial sounding dub:
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2NTnPRc3Ww

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#8 Post by negative_0ne »

i love 'love comes quickly',
its one of the few ballads
that actually works for me.


maybe because of the great production,
and even remixes, it all works out really well.

this was one of the few songs at the beginning
that had a dub mix too.


an excellent album track, and single.


here's my take on an instrumental:
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wf0RvBE5NuI


and a dub where we hear more of Neils voice:
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G_m_yQL3sE


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#9 Post by tottenhammattspurs »

Am I missing something here? All you’ve done is use the virtual dj2020 software and cut out either the vocals for the instrumental or the “main” parts for the dubs. It literally takes as long as the song is to make.
is is and isnt isnt

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#10 Post by negative_0ne »

tottenhammattspurs wrote: Sun 17 Jan 2021, 12:13 pm Am I missing something here? All you’ve done is use the virtual dj2020 software and cut out either the vocals for the instrumental or the “main” parts for the dubs. It literally takes as long as the song is to make.
yes, but the fun will start with some remixes.... eventually,

getting there.

these are just experiments.

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#11 Post by negative_0ne »

continuing onwards,

up to another all time classic, 'suburbia',
we got several awesome mixes, some weren't released though.

there are long instrumental breaks in the remix.

but here's an instrumental version:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtCLtHfuTeI


and a more minimal dub of it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EzG_ezrGss


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#12 Post by Tom Angel »

Love comes quickly is 'an excellent album track, and single.'

Bring back Drico!
in suits or sequins/or twin sets and pearls

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#13 Post by negative_0ne »

not much to say about songs everyones heard
countless times in the last few decades.

however, the music speaks for itself.

(skipping the reprise), and..

'tonight is forever',
another great upbeat song, about relationships, yet again.
or is it.


instrumental:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKFPKd01gW8


dub:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbyQCwPl3so

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#14 Post by TwizzleUK »

tottenhammattspurs wrote: Sun 17 Jan 2021, 12:13 pm Am I missing something here? All you’ve done is use the virtual dj2020 software and cut out either the vocals for the instrumental or the “main” parts for the dubs. It literally takes as long as the song is to make.
Also intruiging that after running the original audio through a few plugins/filters and uploading the result to YouTube, he claims to own their copyright in each video's image...

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#15 Post by negative_0ne »

TwizzleUK wrote: Wed 20 Jan 2021, 12:45 am
tottenhammattspurs wrote: Sun 17 Jan 2021, 12:13 pm Am I missing something here? All you’ve done is use the virtual dj2020 software and cut out either the vocals for the instrumental or the “main” parts for the dubs. It literally takes as long as the song is to make.
Also intruiging that after running the original audio through a few plugins/filters and uploading the result to YouTube, he claims to own their copyright in each video's image...
its called a joke.

every single video i post has a copyright strike.

i don't care, and have never monetized anything ever.

it's all just for fun.

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