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by Bulldog
Wed 15 Aug 2018, 8:19 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Elysium vocals
Replies: 7
Views: 931

Elysium vocals

It's been probably discussed before, but does anyone else find the Elysium era vocals particularly strange? I know they were going for a smooth sound, but it ended up sounding clunky and weird on that area, a bit like the 1989 tour thing with the black backing singers doing all the harmonies. Been l...
by Bulldog
Wed 15 Aug 2018, 7:55 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Are we content ?
Replies: 68
Views: 5695

Re: Are we content ?

tottenhammattspurs wrote:
Sat 11 Aug 2018, 11:05 am
I’d like to see the next album produced by Joey Negro
My dream too. He could give them back the lush disco/britfunk sound they need now. Both Dawson and Price made them sound too dry.
by Bulldog
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 12:48 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Alan Carr on Radio 2
Replies: 5
Views: 984

Re: Alan Carr on Radio 2

Pod wrote:
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 10:53 am
Yeah - noticed that too. It is good as an instrumental.
So is the rest of the instrumentals. There's a lot of nuances hidden behind vocals.
by Bulldog
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 1:05 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: 'Unfortunate Connotations'
Replies: 17
Views: 1510

Re: 'Unfortunate Connotations'

After "Did you see me coming?" nothing surprises me anymore.
by Bulldog
Sun 05 Aug 2018, 7:58 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Are we content ?
Replies: 68
Views: 5695

Re: Are we content ?

Once they stop I hope there'll be regular archival releases over time, even if it means scraping the bottom of the barrel a little. I don't like the idea of a sudden "this is it, nothing more".
by Bulldog
Thu 26 Jul 2018, 10:39 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Neil Tennant announces new book
Replies: 142
Views: 13792

Re: Neil Tennant announces new book

I don’t quite understand the reason behind this book. Who is it aimed at ? Are fans going to buy it just because it’s a Psb item? Is your average music fan going to buy it when all the lyrics are readily available on the psb site ? I see it as a test. If it works we might see more of that in the fu...
by Bulldog
Thu 26 Jul 2018, 10:37 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Neil Tennant announces new book
Replies: 142
Views: 13792

Re: Neil Tennant announces new book

Chris should have written the introduction :mrgreen:
by Bulldog
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 9:27 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: GH on vinyl?
Replies: 5
Views: 656

Re: GH on vinyl?

Patrick Bateman wrote:
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 9:22 pm
And only eight years since Ultimate.....
Yeah I forgot about that, see how my fandom is waning :mrgreen: But Ultimate didn't have a vinyl edition, did it? Besides it felt like a complete Parlophone/EMI thing, whereas PopArt seemed to have a little more input from PSB...
by Bulldog
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 9:11 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: GH on vinyl?
Replies: 5
Views: 656

GH on vinyl?

Moving on from the reissues thread, I believe that the next step should be a vinyl edition of a new GH. I'd really like to get the singles in that format without having to look for Discography or PopArt LPs on Discogs. It's a sort of a gap in the catalogue now, even though they don't seem to like GH...
by Bulldog
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 12:38 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Reissues project
Replies: 2430
Views: 410689

Re: Reissues project

If it includes Relentless surely they would have mentioned it, wouldn't they? The original recording is so layered it probably needs 2 discs in order to sound better. And possible sound quality issues on such a recording might be the reason why they left it as the final release of the set.
by Bulldog
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 9:40 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Strange feeling...
Replies: 29
Views: 2187

Re: Strange feeling...

...Been a fan since '93 and today I gave away for the first time a PSB item (that being "Pandemonium", which I never liked at all). That plus having yet to buy the new FLs gives me a strange feeling about my loyalty... So you still have a copy of Disco 2?! Or Absolutely Fabulous? Or New York City B...
by Bulldog
Thu 12 Jul 2018, 8:11 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Strange feeling...
Replies: 29
Views: 2187

Re: Strange feeling...

Never liked "Pandemonium" for that very reason - studio vocals are very up in the mix and the effect is so annoying. When I get a live album I want to hear clear live vocals... The FLs - I bought mp3s of the "new" stuff but there's really nothing earth-shattering there, except for "Ring Road", which...
by Bulldog
Thu 12 Jul 2018, 5:11 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Strange feeling...
Replies: 29
Views: 2187

Strange feeling...

...Been a fan since '93 and today I gave away for the first time a PSB item (that being "Pandemonium", which I never liked at all). That plus having yet to buy the new FLs gives me a strange feeling about my loyalty...
by Bulldog
Mon 02 Jul 2018, 12:11 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Pet Shop Boys Night on BBC Four?
Replies: 6
Views: 15499

Re: Pet Shop Boys Night on BBC Four?

Not sure I'd like to hear again Neil recalling how they met, "and the rest is history".Documentaries and interviews and reissues have been pretty exhaustive now. Having said that, "Exhaustive" could be a good title for such a documentary, or even for the planned final box set!
by Bulldog
Wed 27 Jun 2018, 11:44 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Disco 2 reissue on vinyl ??
Replies: 19
Views: 13793

Re: Disco 2 reissue on vinyl ??

Disco 1 definitely deserves a remaster. It's an important page of their catalogue, not just for its concept, but also because in some ways it merges better than "Please" their european dance sensibility and their early american influences. Disco 2 makes sense if combined with Relentless, while volum...