Neil Tennant in conversation, Saturday 5 October 2019, RNCM Theatre

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Neil Tennant in conversation, Saturday 5 October 2019, RNCM Theatre

#47 Post by Dog » Sat 05 Oct 2019, 9:09 pm

romy wrote:I hope,we don't become an album like Elysium.For us hardcore fans,it is ok,but the "normal" listener likes more the PSB Dancetracks.

Look at the sales from Elysium and compare with Electric or Super.
Why are sales so important?
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#48 Post by Dog » Sat 05 Oct 2019, 9:21 pm

I guess though this does suggest why they aren’t touring this album but are jumping straight to a Greatest Hits tour.
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#49 Post by G_Goalden » Sat 05 Oct 2019, 10:49 pm

A potential electronic album
A late night Glastonbury slot
And the new album being referenced with ‘Behaviour’ and ‘Very’ x 5.

Thats a great evenings work!
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#50 Post by greenmile » Sat 05 Oct 2019, 11:51 pm

Dog wrote:
Sat 05 Oct 2019, 6:47 pm
He was asked about the likelihood of doing the Glastonbury legends slot next year... basically he sounded very positive but pointed out they don’t perform in daylight given the reliance on lasers and lighting. The implication was they have another, later slot.
I can see them doing the Sunday night headline slot to finish the whole weekend off.

Although don't most festivals have exclusivity clauses in the contracts so maybe having a UK tour 3 weeks beforehand might cause problems.

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#51 Post by jasonjohn » Sat 05 Oct 2019, 11:58 pm

jules wrote:
Sat 05 Oct 2019, 8:26 pm
Elysium was fantastic and the new album will be too.
:up: :up:

The difference between any album at this point is a marketable tour. That's what Electric had.

Elysium is such a rich album, and a fantastic find for any new fan.

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#52 Post by jamie1978 » Sun 06 Oct 2019, 12:17 am

Dog wrote:
Sat 05 Oct 2019, 9:09 pm
romy wrote:I hope,we don't become an album like Elysium.For us hardcore fans,it is ok,but the "normal" listener likes more the PSB Dancetracks.

Look at the sales from Elysium and compare with Electric or Super.
Why are sales so important?
because albums that sell highly do so because people enjoy listening to them (or believe they will, based on reviews/radio play etc).

Elysium was their worst selling album ever due to people being completely underwhelmed by what was on offer

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#53 Post by jamie1978 » Sun 06 Oct 2019, 12:19 am

greenmile wrote:
Sat 05 Oct 2019, 11:51 pm
Dog wrote:
Sat 05 Oct 2019, 6:47 pm
He was asked about the likelihood of doing the Glastonbury legends slot next year... basically he sounded very positive but pointed out they don’t perform in daylight given the reliance on lasers and lighting. The implication was they have another, later slot.
I can see them doing the Sunday night headline slot to finish the whole weekend off.

Although don't most festivals have exclusivity clauses in the contracts so maybe having a UK tour 3 weeks beforehand might cause problems.
Glastonbury always sells out before the acts are even announced, no need to exclusivity contracts

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#54 Post by james23_uk » Sun 06 Oct 2019, 12:36 am

Perhaps this is why the Greatest Hits tour angle was born. If the album is more Elysium/Behaviour then it would have been a difficult album to tour after.

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#55 Post by leesmapman » Sun 06 Oct 2019, 7:08 am

Neil says Dreamland is to the new album as So Hard is to Behaviour. That doesn't mean the new album is like Behaviour, just that the first single is totally different from the rest of the album.

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#56 Post by Dog » Sun 06 Oct 2019, 7:59 am

leesmapman wrote:Neil says Dreamland is to the new album as So Hard is to Behaviour. That doesn't mean the new album is like Behaviour, just that the first single is totally different from the rest of the album.
I suspect one of the biggest clues as to the sound of the new album are the photos of the old analogue equipment from Hansa Studios which they shared in Annually.
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#57 Post by Marie loves PSB » Sun 06 Oct 2019, 12:18 pm

Glad you had a lovely time! :D
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#58 Post by Marie loves PSB » Sun 06 Oct 2019, 12:30 pm

ArtHist wrote:
Thu 03 Oct 2019, 11:12 pm
Marie loves PSB wrote:
Wed 02 Oct 2019, 10:01 am
andrewthomas100 wrote:
Tue 01 Oct 2019, 7:32 am
I bought a ticket for this and was looking forward to it. Unfortunately, I just got back from Italy and I’m exhausted and skint, and the cost of rail travel is getting crazy (£130 single from Gatwick back to Swansea). Factoring in the price of a hotel in Manchester as well, too much.

Apologies to Neil. If he did a talk thing in South Wales or Bristol I would definitely be there.
The last couple of concerts we have had to get Taxi's. That cost £200 for the two of us and it is most probably gone up now. Train travel is even more expensive and you have got to get to the station as well. So, we miss a lot of PSB things. The tickets to the concerts are cheaper than the travel. :shock:
Good on you Marie, that is total dedication! Blimey, 200 quid for taxis. I hope you enjoyed the concerts.
Thank you for your nice comment ArtHist. :D It takes us forever to save up lol... We have been to three concerts by Taxi. The concert at Nottingham was the best we have ever been to but, the others sadly, not as good. It is basically "disabled seating". We think it could be much better but, I don't think it can be done. We somehow catch the music bouncing about too much. We often joke that they think I may not notice as I am are disabled etc... :shhh:

It makes a lovely change just to go out somewhere nice and to see all the fans once in a while. Nice to know I am not the only one lol... I would have loved to have gone to the "Practice" concert for the Hyde Park concert a couple of weeks ago.

We have decided to leave the concerts this time around as no where is local again but, it would have been a different story if they had gone to Nottingham.

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#59 Post by ssss1 » Sun 06 Oct 2019, 1:43 pm

Woah! Hold on! Put down the absorbent sheeting as I could possibly wet myself.
Another Electronic album!!!!!!!??????
That would be ace, especially if it was like the first one.
I still listen to all 3 from time to time but the first is still a masterpiece.

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#60 Post by nickname » Sun 06 Oct 2019, 2:48 pm

Dog wrote:
Sat 05 Oct 2019, 7:13 pm
Neil asked as to what criteria they should apply as they compile the set list for the Greatest Hits tour. A discussion with the audience seemed to end with Neil agreeing this would focus on top twenty hits only.
Pet Shop Boys Hits: PSB's Top 40 (like it was a countdown chart show :mrgreen:) with all the hits in reverse order, according to their success in UK's chart positions (all of them were Top 20). I'm joking but I put them, just for fun.

For this set list, they'd have to sing only part of some songs

- Being Boring
- Minimal
- I get along
- Paninaro 95
- I don't know what you want but I can't give it any more
- Single Bilingual
- Home and dry
- Liberation
- Love, etc
- New York City Boy
- Yesterday, when I was mad
- I wouldn't normally
- Dj Culture
- Jealousy
- Opportunities
- Miracles
- Somewhere
- A red letter day
- I'm with stupid
- Drunk
- Rent
- Se a vida e
- Suburbia
- Before
- Can you forgive her?
- Domino Dancing
- Absolutely Fabulous
- It's alright
- Where the streets
- So hard
- Left to my own devices
- What have I done to deserve this?
- Heart
- It's a sin
- West end Girls
- Alway on my mind

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