Phil Harding on his PSB remixes

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I’m currently reading Phil Harding’s PWL from the Factory Floor book. Here’s a few pages about his PSB remixes for those that are interested.
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Very interesting and well written, thanks a lot for posting this.

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‘Pet Shops Boys’ in the 3rd pic :lol: :roll:

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#4 Post by domino »

Very nice read – thanks, Pete13! :)
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#5 Post by Disco. »

Yes, its a very interesting book, has had the book for some years now. Phil has also written a more recent book(2017) about the productions he did with Ian Curnow for various boy bands East 17, BoyZone etc. Also very interesting.

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#6 Post by Enrique »

many thanks for sharing Pete
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WOW! Thanks for posting!

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that was a great read - thanks for posting.

Inspired me to revisit the PH remix of Always on my mind after so long. I still think the Introspective album version is the definitive one for me though.
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rashomon wrote: Fri 07 Jan 2022, 1:09 pm that was a great read - thanks for posting.

Inspired me to revisit the PH remix of Always on my mind after so long. I still think the Introspective album version is the definitive one for me though.
I'm always torn between the original 12" Dance Mix (one of their very best ever extended mixes) and the Introspective version (love the dramatic crescendo out of the 'In My House' section - so uplifting).

I'm amazed they've yet to perform 'Aways On My Mind' with the 'In My House' segment included at any of their concerts. Would be so much fun to have that section in there on the greatest hits tour!

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So, this is the story of the Introspective version of "Always on My Mind." Interesting that this remix happened so early in the the process of putting Introspective together.

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#11 Post by TallThinMan »

An interesting read, thanks for posting. Can you imagine “West End Girls” produced by SAW? It all might have turned out very differently!

To my recollection, the Miami synth riff at the start of their remix of “It’s a Sin” is actually the same as the piano riff in the middle of the Disco Mix from the regular UK single.

I always liked the synth riff they added to “Always On My Mind” and wish it was on the 7” mix to provide some variation from the brass stabs.
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Danimal wrote:So, this is the story of the Introspective version of "Always on My Mind." Interesting that this remix happened so early in the the process of putting Introspective together.
No, it’s actually the story of the remix which appeared on the 12” remix of the Always On My Mind single. The Introspective version re-used the In My House idea.
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Danimal wrote: Fri 07 Jan 2022, 3:53 pm So, this is the story of the Introspective version of "Always on My Mind." Interesting that this remix happened so early in the the process of putting Introspective together.
He’s talking about the remix, which is sometimes called the Phil Harding mix. It’s just under six minutes long. The Introspective version used this as a starting point, but is also quite different in some ways, particularly during the “In My House” section.


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#15 Post by TallThinMan »

Another fun fact: the ascending/descending bassline during the “In My House” section is more or less a straight lift from part of the bassline of Whitney Houston’s “So Emotional”, a track Chris professes enthusiasm for in the original Annually book.

Looking at the timings, Chris would have been listening to it at the time the remix was made. I should imagine he mentioned it whilst in the studio with Phil and Ian.

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