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by Dog
Tue 18 Jun 2019, 3:25 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Of course it might just be me........
Replies: 33
Views: 4476

Re: Of course it might just be me........

The fact that they didn't announce the new album along with the Hyde Park show (unlike what happened with Super and ROH shows) makes me slightly pessimist about a September release. Hope I'm proved wrong though. I think it might be used as an album launch, or at least a preview track (the Years & Y...
by Dog
Wed 05 Jun 2019, 8:09 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Of course it might just be me........
Replies: 33
Views: 4476

Re: Of course it might just be me........

I always thought they should have included a longer 12” version of The Last To Die on the album... it’s far more conventionally structured than anything else on there.
by Dog
Wed 05 Jun 2019, 8:06 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Cicero is back
Replies: 13
Views: 1514

Re: Cicero is back

ArtHist wrote:Is the general assumption that he was Chris's boyf?
No
by Dog
Mon 03 Jun 2019, 6:28 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Neil talks about Pop etc - Royal Academy of Arts
Replies: 38
Views: 8843

Re: Neil talks about Pop etc - Royal Academy of Arts

Still waiting for the podcast ... with the patience of a saint :angel: The recording is live on the site: https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/event/festival-of-ideas-2019-neil-tennant-singer-songwriter-pet-shop-boys?utm_source=web%20address&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Events%20|%20FestivalofIdeas%20...
by Dog
Sat 04 May 2019, 8:35 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: PSB announce ‘Inner Sanctum’ live DVD/BLU RAY/CD
Replies: 197
Views: 34304

Re: PSB announce ‘Inner Sanctum’ live DVD/BLU RAY/CD

Does anyone know which of the four 2018 ROH shows is/are featured on the release? I remember that 2 or 3 of the 4 shows were filmed. Now wondering if the final product is made of a mix of different days' shows or a single one. Also, does the content of the audio CDs exactly match the Blu-ray/DVD or...
by Dog
Sat 04 May 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Neil talks about Pop etc - Royal Academy of Arts
Replies: 38
Views: 8843

Re: Neil talks about Pop etc - Royal Academy of Arts

Thanks Andrew! Sounds like Neil was as entertaining as ever.
by Dog
Fri 03 May 2019, 11:48 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Neil talks about Pop etc - Royal Academy of Arts
Replies: 38
Views: 8843

Re: Neil talks about Pop etc - Royal Academy of Arts

andrewthomas100 wrote:Sorry, I can’t remember a thing that was said, but there were many revealing titbits.
Have a good night’s sleep and then see if you can do any better.
by Dog
Tue 30 Apr 2019, 7:45 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Reputation Reissue - Promo Advert
Replies: 12
Views: 4311

Re: Reputation Reissue - Promo Advert

Cannot stop playing Arrested By You. Shame not a Tennant/Lowe production. The copy of Literally that covered Dusty's funeral mentions that as executive producers Neil & Chris "tinkered with a few of the non-PSB tracks. Neil also added the oboe solo (played on an Emulator) on Arrested by you". He re...
by Dog
Wed 17 Apr 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Of course it might just be me........
Replies: 33
Views: 4476

Re: Of course it might just be me........

I think the choice of studio and the old equipment is key here. I’m imaging Electric / Super crossed with the warmer tones of Behaviour... Helping soup up those poppier songs we know they have in the bag, and also softening those darker, harder songs they put to one side too.

Gothic analogue electro
by Dog
Mon 15 Apr 2019, 6:42 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The New Album Info Thread
Replies: 39
Views: 7281

Re: The New Album Info Thread

From Wikipedia: “The roll of notable recordings and the darkly sonorous sound quality, at once rugged and spacious of many of them, have given the studio near legendary status, especially within the post-punk and synthpop genres. In 2018, the studio was the subject of a documentary feature by filmma...
by Dog
Mon 15 Apr 2019, 4:01 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The New Album Info Thread
Replies: 39
Views: 7281

Re: The New Album Info Thread

Presumably the photos of the old 70s and 80s equipment and the focus on the studio’s history should read as another big clue?
by Dog
Tue 02 Apr 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Neil's flogging off an antique piano.
Replies: 25
Views: 5210

Re: Neil's flogging off an antique piano.

I'm assuming the piano version of London was created on it From Literally: London (Genuine piano mix) Neil: This was totally done by Chris Zippel. Chris: And his pianist. Neil: When Chris Zippel has got your stuff over there on his computer he endlessly works on it and keeps sending endless things ...
by Dog
Tue 19 Mar 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Afternoons with the Blinds Drawn
Replies: 5
Views: 1788

Afternoons with the Blinds Drawn

I see Neil is first to review Brett Anderson’s new memoirs.

Image
by Dog
Mon 04 Mar 2019, 7:15 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: BBC4 Top of the Pops Repeats
Replies: 127
Views: 29585

Re: BBC4 Top of the Pops Repeats

Been watching some of these repeats I’m struck that most weeks the top 40 chart has some superb tracks, but the producers of totp pick some right stinkers. I mean, last week we had Tom Jones singing the boy from nowhere :roll: My understanding is that for the majority of the show’s history there wa...
by Dog
Fri 15 Feb 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Satirically
Replies: 24
Views: 3373

Re: Satirically

TwizzleUK wrote:I see Pet Shop Boys have shared this playlist on their official social media posts this morning - well done!
It’s actually their own (shorter) version [emoji846]