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by retrofuturist
Thu 14 Nov 2019, 10:51 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: What's the lead single of "Electric"?
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: What's the lead single of "Electric"?

Greetings, Maybe some lyrics? There are too few of them in "Axis", so it seems like a strange lead single to me. I don't remember quantity of lyrics being a criteria for whether something is a single. That's news to me. As for being a "strange lead single", I thought Winner was a "strange lead singl...
by retrofuturist
Thu 14 Nov 2019, 10:39 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: What's the lead single of "Electric"?
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: What's the lead single of "Electric"?

Surprised you didn't build a poll into the new topic!

Anyway, I'd say Axis... it had its own artwork, a radio edit, a cracking film clip, an actual physical 12" single... what more does something have to do to qualify as a single?
by retrofuturist
Thu 14 Nov 2019, 10:23 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The New Album Info Thread
Replies: 285
Views: 36775

Re: The New Album Info Thread

Greetings,
Disco. wrote:
Thu 14 Nov 2019, 8:03 pm
It’s most likely not a single, just a taster for the album.
Definitions may vary in the digital age, but if it gets released separately with its own unique artwork (let alone a "radio edit"!) then it's a single in my book.

Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu 14 Nov 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Burning the heather
Replies: 129
Views: 5183

Re: Burning the heather

I like it. It feels like a very long 4 minutes or so, but it's quite absorbing. I can certainly hear the Elysium and Release overtones, and I think they've done a good job of creating this song in its own little world. It certainly draws you in... a quality less seen in recent times, where most song...
by retrofuturist
Mon 11 Nov 2019, 11:08 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dreamland / No Boundaries / An Open Mind single - October
Replies: 249
Views: 25379

Re: Dreamland / No Boundaries / An Open Mind single - October

Greetings domino,

I'm not sure what you expect Digital Stores to do about this... they don't print and press Pet Shop Boys vinyl. If this is what it is, this is what it is... if you take issue with that, you're going to have to go further up the chain than the distributor.

Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat 02 Nov 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dreamland / No Boundaries / An Open Mind single - October
Replies: 249
Views: 25379

Re: Dreamland / No Boundaries / An Open Mind single - October

Greetings Sage, Nah, the iTunes listing has the original single release as the album version. https://music.apple.com/au/album/24-1-20/1477223494 Won't happen. I agree it's unlikely... but then, what's on the 12" doesn't line up with what's on the track list either, so it's not impossible that someo...
by retrofuturist
Sat 02 Nov 2019, 2:50 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dreamland / No Boundaries / An Open Mind single - October
Replies: 249
Views: 25379

Re: Dreamland / No Boundaries / An Open Mind single - October

Greetings, I prefer the PSB Remix of Dreamland... this is more like it. I still don't think it's especially great, but it's a marked improvement and much less sonically strangled than the main version. Fingers crossed this is the version that appears on the album. Clocking in at 4:41 that's not impl...
by retrofuturist
Sat 02 Nov 2019, 2:41 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Keeping An Open Mind on An Open Mind
Replies: 57
Views: 4336

Re: Keeping An Open Mind on An Open Mind

Greetings,

I'm quite enjoying An Open Mind. It's clearly the best of the three new songs, in my opinion.

Anyone else think it's got a very similar song structure to Winner?

If Winner wasn't so sucky, it could have sounded like this.

Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri 01 Nov 2019, 4:02 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Weak production
Replies: 41
Views: 3296

Re: Weak production

Greetings, Trevor Horn is 112 now and reduced to doing bizarre 80s nostalgia shows on German TV. I like Trevor, but it's clear he hasn't a clue that he worked with them as recently as 2006. He was part of the review panel on BBC Radio this year when On Social Media was up for judgement. It was obvio...
by retrofuturist
Tue 29 Oct 2019, 11:51 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Weak production
Replies: 41
Views: 3296

Re: Weak production

Greetings,

If you go back and listen to Minimal, you get a good case study highlighting how multiple layers of sound can interact and remain sonically crisp, without sounding like they've been clipped and crushed by compression algorithms.

"Light and shade" indeed...

Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue 29 Oct 2019, 11:42 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dreamland / No Boundaries / An Open Mind single - October
Replies: 249
Views: 25379

Re: Dreamland / No Boundaries / An Open Mind single - October

Greetings,
PopKid78 wrote:
Tue 29 Oct 2019, 12:19 am
49 on the midweek charts
PETHEAD72 wrote:
Tue 29 Oct 2019, 8:57 pm
Dreamland cd single showing as sold out on the os!
Ah well, we can't blame it on Every Mistake Imaginable any more...

Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue 29 Oct 2019, 11:05 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Keeping An Open Mind on An Open Mind
Replies: 57
Views: 4336

Re: Keeping An Open Mind on An Open Mind

Greetings,
Drico One wrote:
Sat 26 Oct 2019, 11:48 pm
... nobody has a more open mind than a child.
Except when they want to eat chicken nuggets and chips, except when they want to watch a particular TV show....

As for the song, I can't yet comment... I'm waiting for the CD single to arrive. You only get one first listen.

Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu 17 Oct 2019, 11:37 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Heaven 1991: Was it worth it?
Replies: 56
Views: 4852

Re: Heaven 1991: Was it worth it?

Greetings, I'd never really thought about it but you can see the lineage from Was it Worth it? to Go West, can't you? That'd be the Brothers In Rhythm connection. As to some of the above comments, I prefer DJ Culture as a song, but agree that Was It Worth It as the initial Discography single may hav...