Dreamland / No Boundaries / An Open Mind single - October

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#121 Post by Ghost within this house »

Great to see how much excitement there is on this forum about hearing two new Tennant/Lowe compositions in the next few hours.

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#122 Post by leesmapman »

Got an email that the CD is dispatched! Too bad I'm not at home this week though :-D

But Spotify is ready here!

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#123 Post by leesmapman »

I just saw a movie from Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski's called "Last Resort". It's about a woman from Moscow seeking asylum in the UK with her son. She ends up in a detention center in a village at the coast of the UK, some unknown place.

There's a big fun-fair in the centre of the village which has a sign " Dreamland Welcomes You". Here's a shot from the movie:
https://66.media.tumblr.com/f1add4fdfe7 ... 1_1280.png

It's the same Dreamland as the one referred to in the song (Margate)

I don't know if the song is inspired by the movie, it's about refugees too, and it might be another Russia/PSB connection :-) Or it could be a big coincidence.

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#124 Post by greenmile »

Just got the remixes e.p. from Qobuz and are those very Paninaro sounding drums I hear in the PSB remix?


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#126 Post by leesmapman »

Both the b-sides are fun. Not brilliant though, imho.
The PSB remix is pretty good, the TWD remixes are pretty boring, the Jacques Renault remix is better: it's almost the original song with a new drums and some extra instrumental bars at the beginning and the end. All in all an ok release, I've heard better single releases from them. The song itself is still one of their better ones I think.

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#127 Post by Drico One »

An Open Mind is a lovely, joyous thing, a superior throwaway b-side. The production is magnificent. The song itself is simultaneously melancholic and gloriously catchy. If they are throwing away stuff like this, the album could be epic. No Boundaries is pretty nondescript by comparison.

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#128 Post by Bulldog »

Dreamland is still rubbish, can't be bothered with remixes. No Boundaries is ok-ish, sort of Elton doing '90s house. I really like An open mind - has quite a Being Boring feeling.

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#129 Post by Tenlow »

An Open Mind is the standout for me after a couple of listens. Fun song and great production. Dreamland is still catchy but doesn't do much for me besides that. No Boundaries is a pretty forgettable b-side. The remixes are also nothing special in my opinion. However, An Open Mind is great :)
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#130 Post by Drico One »

Ah, the celestial bathhouse takes a starring role in the PSB remix once the wall of sound is dismantled brick by brick. I quite like this, I must say. Pass me a towel.

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#131 Post by Drico One »

That Jacques Renault mix is surprisingly faithful to the original while bringing out some of the song's production motifs. If you love the original, which I do, this is a very good thing indeed.

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#132 Post by Bulldog »

I can imagine Annie Lennox singing An open mind - especially the middle bit.

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#133 Post by Drico One »

I'm more than happy with Neil doing it, to be honest. What a hero.

And while I'm at it, Chris is in stellar form with that brilliantly moronic synth hook.

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#134 Post by ZiggyPSB »

Really like these two new songs. An open mind I like more than No boundaries, but still both A-OK.
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#135 Post by jules »

No boundaries is beautiful and has the classic psb sound.
An open mind is really good :
It sounds fresh and at the same time the chorus is catchy and obvious as if i already knew it.
It feels like the end of the song could have been extended a bit (but it's already perfect as it is).

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