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#16 Post by Tom Angel »

Never understood this EP business. All PSB singles these days have 3 tracks - Memory of the Future had 4, which makes them all EPs really.
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#17 Post by Kandu »

I do not really like "Party In The Blitz". I find "Through You" better than "Loneliness".

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#18 Post by joe stalin »

I really like ' through you'. As someone else said, feels like the relation of Decide. Which is no bad thing 8/10

Party in the blitz. Ok 7/10

As for Loneliness

I keep on singing 'searching for a face of Jesus' and 'one way street'. It's ok. Right now Ok is good 7/10.

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Tom Angel wrote: Thu 01 Feb 2024, 1:13 pm Never understood this EP business. All PSB singles these days have 3 tracks - Memory of the Future had 4, which makes them all EPs really.
That's the benefit of being pethead. We get EPs from all singles. An album's worth of material from all the b-sides + all the mixes. It's been like this since 1986. Remember Suburbia?
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#20 Post by dbaseboy »

Is PITB one of Neil’s lockdown tracks he made on GarageBand? I like it but it’s certainly an oddity.

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#21 Post by dbaseboy »

Through you is just crying to be turned into a 4 on the floor club track. Personally I think they should’ve gone all out and released it as a single. Something completely different from what the public would’ve expected from them.

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dbaseboy wrote: Fri 02 Feb 2024, 2:34 pm Is PITB one of Neil’s lockdown tracks he made on GarageBand? I like it but it’s certainly an oddity.
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#23 Post by Disco. »

Through You is excellent Party in the Blitz is ok.

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#24 Post by Synthrobot »

Through You is amazing. I like it better than Loneliness (which I love).

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#25 Post by Tom Angel »

Party in the blitz is far better than you lot have been suggesting. I real like Neil's vocal and although it could have done with a Chris Lowe list rap it's pretty classic PSB b-side.

It's not as good as an Open mind or Decide, but they were top drawer album tracks that should have been on Hotspot.
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#26 Post by Gary1962 »

"Through You" is one of their finest B Sides, it also reminds me of "Decide", both are fabulous, "Party In The Blitz" is ok, nothing really special, I always feel with the Pet Shop Boys, good b sides on singles usually means an excellent album.
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#27 Post by Danimal »

I wonder if "Through you" is a track from "Naked"? After all, they first dropped "No boundaries" a track from "My Beautiful Launderette" as a b-side to the "Dreamland" single.

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Is Through You their longest b-side?
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#29 Post by donbrae »

Love ‘Through You’. The section from 5:38 is lovely. The track builds nicely and feels short for seven minutes. Probably my favourite B-side after ‘Decide’.

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#30 Post by daveid »

telys wrote: Sun 04 Feb 2024, 9:25 am Is Through You their longest b-side?
Yes. Some Speculation is 6:35. Through you is 7:02

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