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New record by Neil Tennant

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Neil Tennant to release solo acoustic mini album

Neil Tennant, one part of world-famous duo Pet Shop Boys, is about to release his first solo effort on Parlophone Records. A collection of "rough folksy tunes", the mini album entitled "The Man", will hit the shelves later this spring. Written during the span of his entire career, and recorded during breaks of recording of “Fundamental”, Pet Shop Boys' successful 2006 album, “The Man” is a completely acoustic affair. Neil Tennant says of it: "At times during my musical career I have thought 'What am I doing this for?', and I have in response to myself written these little songs. Finally I realised that I needed to expose these songs to other people in order to ensure myself that what I'm doing is right for me. And Chris [Lowe, the other half of Pet Shop Boys] thought the songs were brilliant, so we just recorded them."

Recorded by long time collaborator Pete Gleadall, the album's music is sparse, with Neil strumming an acoustic guitar, singing about current affairs, history and love. He says: "I've always seen myself s a kind of folk singer. An even more nasal Bob Dylan, if you like." And the comparison if not far off, proven by songs such as the bitter recollections in "Ballad For A Sex God" and stark realism of "Newcastle Mourns Another Lost Soul". "... And in this, my darkest hour / A faint regret; I didn't shower" he croons on "Liza and I". Even more kitchen sink realism is apparent in the turnabouts of "The Pedestrianisation of Norwich City Centre" and album closer "The Stonk" is a biting satirical look on the antagonists of the grisly Russian Revolution, including Nicholas II and Lenin.

About a possible acoustic follow-up album in the future, Neil Tennant says "I really think acoustic versions of some of the mixes people have made for Pet Shop Boys songs could be great. The Deep Dish mix of “Se A Vida E” or DJ Pierre's Wild Pitch mix of “I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind Of Thing" would sound absolutely amazing on an acoustic guitar."

Slated for a release on June 2nd, “The Man” is expected to leak to the internet in late April.

Tracklisting:
Ballad For A Sex God
Golf
Newcastle Mourns Another Lost Soul
The Pedestrianisation of Norwich City Centre
Liza and I
The Stonk

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#3 Post by Janet Street-Porter »

Ah, Release part II.

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#4 Post by Young Offender »

wow, that is great news, can't wait!

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the fake pic spoilt it all :P
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Re: New record by Neil Tennant

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I can't wait for a 4-different-covers release of it.
fluffmoln wrote: "I really think acoustic versions of some of the mixes people have made for Pet Shop Boys songs could be great. The Deep Dish mix of “Se A Vida E” or DJ Pierre's Wild Pitch mix of “I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind Of Thing" would sound absolutely amazing on an acoustic guitar."
That's great! Bravo!
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#7 Post by Hillbilly »

Great "news"! :lol:

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#8 Post by psb-freak »

:lol: :lol: :lol: I was already waiting for the April fool. :lol:
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#9 Post by Drem »

Good title and cover, LOL.
Who the hell is Liza? :D
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#10 Post by Ghost within this house »

Apparently The Stonk is a new 'Swing Version'
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#11 Post by chrisbor »

HUM ..HUM...do not want to spoil the fun...but what is the date today ????
April the 1st ?...

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I think Bill Drummond would be mad :wink:
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Re: New record by Neil Tennant

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fluffmoln wrote:http://www.petshopboys.co.uk

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The Pedestrianisation of Norwich City Centre
Surely that's a cover of the massive Alan Partridge hit from a few years ago. I think the b-side was 'Bare-footed Chocolate Binge in Dundee'.
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#14 Post by Pet Shop Girl »

THis is another good April fool's joke! Love the album cover though! :lol:

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#15 Post by fluffmoln »

Vince wrote:the fake pic spoilt it all :P
I wouldn't call it fake. I would say it's just Mark Farrow being lazy.

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