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by retrofuturist
Fri 27 Jan 2023, 6:14 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The 10-track "US-version" of Introspective that could've been
Replies: 35
Views: 3957

Re: The 10-track "US-version" of Introspective that could've been

Greetings, I agree with those who say that it shouldn't have been touched. Imagine how peeved you would be as a US fan to find out you got a scrappy collection of edits and b-sides, and that the UK got the superior and intended version of the album with the full length tracks? It would really make y...
by retrofuturist
Fri 27 Jan 2023, 4:48 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Lost
Replies: 64
Views: 7297

Re: Lost

Greetings, On a side note, this is the first time I remember an Annually book being "re-promoted"... normally it's sold out before release without that. Could it be that postage costs and living expenses are hitting hard, or might we be expecting Lost to become a multi-format release, wort...
by retrofuturist
Wed 25 Jan 2023, 7:59 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Lost
Replies: 64
Views: 7297

Re: Lost

Greetings, Here we go again. Neil has stated in a rather vague and preliminary way what it's about, from his side. I see no benefit in anyone quarreling over differences in their own political perspectives. Surely we can wait until we find out what the lyrics are, and then maybe have a meaningful an...
by retrofuturist
Fri 20 Jan 2023, 5:55 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Pet Shop Boys CD becomes one of the most expensive ever sold on Discogs
Replies: 9
Views: 1000

Re: Pet Shop Boys CD becomes one of the most expensive ever sold on Discogs

Greetings, Interesting. Postage makes it prohibitive for me, but a Pethead in Europe might want to get onto securing themselves a copy of the 12" before that starts getting pricey too. I've got a vinyl rip of the 12" and musically, you're not missing out on much as it's a pretty awkward ha...
by retrofuturist
Thu 19 Jan 2023, 12:08 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Disco 3 is 20 years old
Replies: 28
Views: 2274

Re: Disco 3 is 20 years old

Greetings, But Nightlife and Bilingual both had some exceptional pop moments. I don't see them as "decline" Compared to the near faultlessness of Please, Actually, Introspective, Behaviour and Very, it's hard not to. Obviously taste is a subjective matter, but I'd be quite confident that i...
by retrofuturist
Wed 18 Jan 2023, 1:56 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Disco 3 is 20 years old
Replies: 28
Views: 2274

Re: Disco 3 is 20 years old

Greetings Dog, I know what you are saying, but I think Release should be credited as the moment they reset, ready to rebuild. I hear you, but given that the "rebuild" checked in immediately afterwards via Miracles, Flamboyant, their remixes of Yoko Ono's Walking On Thin Ice (note that ther...
by retrofuturist
Tue 17 Jan 2023, 1:21 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Disco 3 is 20 years old
Replies: 28
Views: 2274

Re: Disco 3 is 20 years old

Greetings, I've said it before, but for me Disco 3 was a very significant release because it arrested the period of decline and inconsistency that had effectively commenced the moment after Very was put on the record store shelves, 10 years prior. Taking advantage of the back-to-basics sound ushered...
by retrofuturist
Tue 20 Dec 2022, 10:06 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Annually + CD - Published on April 14th, 2023
Replies: 81
Views: 7140

Re: Annually + CD - Published on April 14th, 2023

Greetings, International postage to Australia was a bit of a killer - I rationalised it by thinking of the book as the "purchase price" and the CD as the "postage price". But after giving the previous edition a miss due to the lack of a CD, it looks like I'm back on the Annually ...
by retrofuturist
Tue 30 Aug 2022, 11:38 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Disco one
Replies: 26
Views: 3563

Re: Disco one

Greetings,

The 7" version sounds like walking through a swanky furniture store, and the music doesn't even remotely fit the lyrical themes.

The Alternative version (and the 12" version) have the appropriate hardness and street edge.

Retro :)
by retrofuturist
Fri 26 Aug 2022, 6:59 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Disco one
Replies: 26
Views: 3563

Re: Disco one

Greetings Dave,

Thanks. My physical copies are in tubs in the shed so I appreciate the detective work!

Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu 25 Aug 2022, 3:00 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Disco one
Replies: 26
Views: 3563

Re: Disco one

Greetings, Whoa... I just realised that the version of A Man Could Get Arrested on Alternative is different to (and IMO superior to) the "12 inch b-side" version. For some reason I assumed it was the same, but it's very clearly not. Also, it's obviously not the "7-inch b-side version&...
by retrofuturist
Wed 24 Aug 2022, 11:27 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Disco one
Replies: 26
Views: 3563

Re: Disco one

Greetings, Interesting also that it was always known on some level as "Disco One", even though it didn't become a multi-part series for several years later - the concept was clearly there. I remember looking at an internal record store catalogue here in Australia in the late 80s and seeing...
by retrofuturist
Sat 20 Aug 2022, 11:49 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New Pet Shop Order Boys
Replies: 331
Views: 63862

Re: New Pet Shop Order Boys

G'day Dog.

This is all it said...

"Although their paths have crossed over the years, most notably when Neil and Chris collaborated with Bernard and Johnny Marr for their Electronic project in 1989, this will be the first time New Order and Pet Shop Boys have toured together."

Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri 05 Aug 2022, 2:12 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Radio 1 jingles
Replies: 6
Views: 801

Re: Radio 1 jingles

Greetings, Carter USM, Kylie and Seal were mentioned that they recorded one/some. Has anyone ever heard these somewhere else as from memory I don’t think they were used on the radio. Marc Ollington (Jim Bob from Carter USM's manager, who operates their Facebook page) was asked at one point whether t...
by retrofuturist
Wed 03 Aug 2022, 7:01 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New EP incoming?
Replies: 80
Views: 15620

Re: New EP incoming?

Greetings, They also said it'd be political, who wants that. "Save Ukraike, Putin is evil" yadda yadda It's like you're living in your own petty multiverse where they write albums only for you, and the rest of the humanity doesn't exist. And it stinks. Personally, I really liked the idea o...