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Re: Twenty Something CD single

#121 Post by Palpatine » Fri 24 Jun 2016, 5:01 am

How, erm, ironic that PSB release a song called Wiedersehen the day the UK votes to leave the EU. The curse strikes again. It's all Neil's fault.

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#122 Post by Zog » Fri 24 Jun 2016, 5:27 am

Palpatine wrote:How, erm, ironic that PSB release a song called Wiedersehen the day the UK votes to leave the EU. The curse strikes again. It's all Neil's fault.
Bloody hell.

Anyway, another prominent fan says I'm incorrect about my "Wedding Song Conjecture. So until further clarification, take my speculation down a notch or two.

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#124 Post by Hillbilly » Fri 24 Jun 2016, 8:27 am

Palpatine wrote:How, erm, ironic that PSB release a song called Wiedersehen the day the UK votes to leave the EU. The curse strikes again. It's all Neil's fault.
Oops! Neil tweeted the other day that he wanted to stay in the EU.

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#125 Post by utterlypsb » Fri 24 Jun 2016, 9:56 am

Loving this new EP.
The White Dress is a classic B side for me, in the best sense! Moody synths etc
Wiedersehen restores my faith in the ballad /poignant PSB
The Los Evo Jedis remix is interesting, though can't see this setting the dance-floor alight!
The other one is , well a lot of noise, bereft of any melody. I'll skip this one.

Overall, very pleased actually
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#126 Post by spacewalker » Fri 24 Jun 2016, 10:25 am

"The white dress" is cute. I hope, Boys develop its sound (make it more electronic and less pop) and introduce it on their next album.
"Wiedersehen" is heartbreaking, reminds me of some early b-sides like "Your funny uncle" and "Jack the lad".

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#127 Post by wieske » Fri 24 Jun 2016, 11:06 am

After listening to the EP several times:

-) The White Dress: great track but way tooooooo short in my opinion, it's just like the song is missing a part which is a real pity - 7,5/10
-) Auf Wiedersehen: Neil at his purest, pure PSB class - 8/10
-) Twenty-Something (The Los Evo Mix): love this mix! - 8/10
-) Twenty-Something (Kornél Mix): in fact this is a superb track as well I think. Ofcourse it has nothing to do with Twenty-Something - 7,5/10

Overall: 7,7/10 - Not that bad at all!
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Re: Twenty Something CD single

#128 Post by Hillbilly » Fri 24 Jun 2016, 11:06 am

Disappointing release! Not the B-side quality I had hoped for. The Elysium B-sides were excellent, but from the last two albums not so.
I thought at first "The white dress" was an instrumental track; sounds a bit like "In bits" from the last single. "Wiedersehen" may have good lyrics, but the style of the tune does not fit Neil's voice at all! It sounds like a musical number written for someone else. Is the story about a particular writer, as I thought somebody said?

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#129 Post by spacewalker » Fri 24 Jun 2016, 11:13 am

Hillbilly wrote:Is the story about a particular writer, as I thought somebody said?
Yes, it's about Stefan Zweig.

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#130 Post by Andie » Fri 24 Jun 2016, 12:05 pm

Having listened to the CD single in full, quite a few times, I'd give it 8/10 overall.
I really liked Neil's vocals on Wiedersehen & the lyrics were very haunting. I then read about Stefan Zweig. I could imagine Neil writing a musical about his life. The White Dress felt a bit too short, it needed another verse maybe?
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#131 Post by tottenhammattspurs » Fri 24 Jun 2016, 12:59 pm

Pity the cd packaging isn't the same dimensions as The Pop Kids though......
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#132 Post by Bulldog » Fri 24 Jun 2016, 1:16 pm

Twenty-Something (Kornel Kovacs remix): Disco 2 strikes back :roll:

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#133 Post by Wish » Fri 24 Jun 2016, 1:16 pm

Any photos please?

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Re: Twenty Something CD single

#134 Post by Bulldog » Fri 24 Jun 2016, 1:21 pm

"The white dress" starts very much like "Girls don't cry" then turns into "In bits", with the most generic riff ever. Don't know, it's got Super-era laziness written all over it. They can really do much better than this. "Wiedersehen" is nice but as the snippets suggested it's a mere carbon copy of "For all of us".

Roll on "Undertow"...

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Re: Twenty Something CD single

#135 Post by Wish » Fri 24 Jun 2016, 1:36 pm

Received from OSt:
Thank you for pre-ordering the new ‘Twenty-something’ CD single from the Pet Shop Boys shop which is released today.
Unfortunately there has been a delay in the delivery of stock into our warehouse so we will not be able to dispatch your order until early next week.
We send huge apologies for any disappointment caused and promise to ship your order to you as soon as stock arrives into our warehouse.
By way of an apology please find enclosed a code for discount on your next purchase which can be entered at Checkout to give you a 25% discount.

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