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by rabagast
Mon 24 Aug 2020, 12:16 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: NEW West End Girls 2x12" (Nov 2020)
Replies: 77
Views: 12059

Re: NEW West End Girls 2x12" (Nov 2020)

Parlophone can’t release anything from Behaviour and onwards, without Neil and Chris’s consent, since they own all the rights. This is not true. Neil and Chris have full ownership of their own materialall the way since they signed with Parlophone - also before they founded PSBP. (Say what you will ...
by rabagast
Thu 06 Aug 2020, 7:38 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: How many Tennant/Lowe-tracks?
Replies: 18
Views: 1860

Re: How many Tennant/Lowe-tracks?

tottenhammattspurs wrote: Thu 06 Aug 2020, 5:26 pm Isn't One More Chance just Tennant-Orlando?
The original one yes. Chris wrote the middle eight on the album version, hence a credit there
by rabagast
Fri 24 Apr 2020, 12:16 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Bring him back - I know who I want to produce the next album
Replies: 75
Views: 9478

Re: Bring him back - I know who I want to produce the next album

The Boys are constantly about the here and now. So would have to be someone current. David Jackson probably bit too inexperienced at 17 (bright future though) so would say Artbat, Mella Dee or Neil’s mate Kolsch. Though have you seen that doing the rounds where Cheeky Pete says he’d be up for doing...
by rabagast
Sun 02 Feb 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: CHART RESULTS: HOTSPOT
Replies: 64
Views: 22074

Re: CHART RESULTS: HOTSPOT

Norway: a pretty lacklustre #39 😞
(Electric was #1)

On the plus side, their fortcoming Oslo show sold out all 6000 tickets in a just a couple of hours 😁👍
by rabagast
Tue 21 Jan 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot reviews
Replies: 388
Views: 64935

Re: Hotspot reviews

ArtHist wrote: Tue 21 Jan 2020, 10:57 am
Ghost within this house wrote: Tue 21 Jan 2020, 10:17 am
leesmapman wrote: Tue 21 Jan 2020, 9:28 am https://www.loudandquiet.com/reviews/pe ... s-hotspot/
7/10

The reviewer seems to like Wedding in Berlin a lot, by the way.
Best review yet.
Most in-depth review but lowest scoring thus far.
A brilliantly executed review!
by rabagast
Fri 10 Jan 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot reviews
Replies: 388
Views: 64935

Re: Hotspot reviews

Really lovely review. I’d say Hoping For A Miracle is more King’s Cross than Funny Uncle though. King's Cross is arguably the best ballad of the PSB career. I wish this song was as good as King's Cross. King’s Cross is an utterly magnificent song, but not a ballad. You're joking, right? No? :lol:
by rabagast
Fri 13 Dec 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Decide (Burning the Heather b-side)
Replies: 159
Views: 16736

Re: Decide (Burning the Heather b-side)

stopthecar wrote: Fri 13 Dec 2019, 9:03 am Bought the tracks this morning.
Listened to Decide on full blast in my car on the way to work.

Wow. Blown away by it.

Another b side that could be on an album.
Could easily be on Electric.
Could easily be one of the HIGHLIGHTS of Electric! One of their best B-sides ever, in my opinion :up:
by rabagast
Tue 26 Nov 2019, 10:31 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Burning the heather
Replies: 489
Views: 57368

Re: Burning the heather

Sandy Shaw wrote: Sat 23 Nov 2019, 9:47 pm I'm wondering whether the album version will just have a longer intro and/or outro and no additional lyrics at all!
My guess. A second verse and chorus. Then the bridge will end up in it's "normal" place, after the second chorus....
by rabagast
Wed 20 Nov 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Burning the heather
Replies: 489
Views: 57368

Re: Burning the heather

Looking at the song titles of the tunes we havent heard on HotSpot, they dont appear to give themselves to politics. a couple could be a surprise, such as only the dark and wilo the wisp, but I suspect its going to be a fairly politics free album. Wasn't the whole point of releasing Agenda to get a...
by rabagast
Sun 17 Nov 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Newly-scanned Very-era interview with Pete Gleadall and Bob Kraushaar
Replies: 13
Views: 2131

Re: Newly-scanned Very-era interview with Pete Gleadall and Bob Kraushaar

I wonder why there wasn't a reference to producer Stephen Hague whom both Pete and Bob would have reported into on the production of "Very" in this article...strange. Are there any Stephen Hague interviews on "Very" that any one knows? Stephen Hauge was just in at the very end o...
by rabagast
Thu 12 Sep 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: DREAMWORLD TOUR
Replies: 429
Views: 65786

Re: DREAMWORLD TOUR

Not sure how I feel about a "greatest hits" tour...it feels like closer to retirement...but these things make money and they need to tour to pay for all of their productions I'm sure...I guess I never thought they would do a "greatest hits" tour...it's not creative enough for me...
by rabagast
Wed 07 Aug 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Musik - Cabaret and EP
Replies: 280
Views: 60045

Re: PSB EDINBURGH MUSICAL SHOW

Having listened end to end about 3 times in the last 24 hrs, I think Musik is one of the most coherent, consistently strong bodies of work the boys have released in decades. In particular, it showcases their songwriting abilities, rather than exhibiting the shiny sheen of a famous producer. I would...
by rabagast
Wed 07 Aug 2019, 11:28 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Musik - Cabaret and EP
Replies: 280
Views: 60045

Re: PSB EDINBURGH MUSICAL SHOW

MONGREL Very good songwriting. Clever, Weill-like chord changes in the bridge. Production quite poor, with obvious use of Logic-presets (the drums in particular) up front in the mix. Would have benefitted stylistically by some guitars. SOUP Catchy. Great drum programming. Muddily produced. RUN GIRL ...
by rabagast
Wed 07 Aug 2019, 11:16 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Piano Solo, I want a Dog (Introspective)
Replies: 5
Views: 1838

Re: Piano Solo, I want a Dog (Introspective)

This is a fully improvised, blues-style piano solo, and it makes no sense trying to replicate it, nor notate it to sheet music. For any pianists skilled in blues, this style of solo is pretty easy, btw.
by rabagast
Mon 29 Jul 2019, 9:28 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: BBC4 Top of the Pops Repeats
Replies: 197
Views: 69524

Re: BBC4 Top of the Pops Repeats

Introspective became the best selling PSB album ever. Arguing that it flopped, and a 1989 release would have solved it becomes a bit silly, doesn’t it?

And despite not going #1 in UK, Domino Dancing was a massive hit, and a much loved live favourite