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by jamie1978
Tue 29 Oct 2019, 1:33 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

It's a reasonably good PSB b-side, which is praise indeed given the quality of their 'bonus tracks'.

But it is no Can you forgive her? Let us not get carried away. Also the tropical house undertones grate somewhat.
by jamie1978
Tue 29 Oct 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New Album Cover..?
Replies: 123
Views: 10029

Re: New Album Cover..?

it's very cool and conveys an ethereal feeling and for the people who are 'why is it blurred' - my god, get a grip this is art - the connection between how something looks and how it makes you feel... in this case, you have two people in the autumn of their years, fading out of existence... it's ver...
by jamie1978
Thu 24 Oct 2019, 10:54 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: DREAMWORLD TOUR
Replies: 261
Views: 19580

Re: DREAMWORLD TOUR

On Wednesday the show at Manchester had almost no tickets left and was listed as limited availability, today there are 100’s of tickets in full rows for sale. Is this a usual sales tactic? AEG, the tour promoters, shift them over to Ticketmaster in batches - they prefer to sell them on their own AX...
by jamie1978
Wed 16 Oct 2019, 12:01 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Heaven 1991: Was it worth it?
Replies: 56
Views: 4852

Re: Heaven 1991: Was it worth it?

My facts could be skewed because I was 10 at the time and not particularly closely following their career then but didn’t Was it worth it?? at least partly suffer from being in the highly competitive Christmas chart (or a week or two prior) and also from being a new single on a [by then] already-re...
by jamie1978
Wed 09 Oct 2019, 4:15 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Neil Tennant in conversation, Saturday 5 October 2019, RNCM Theatre
Replies: 106
Views: 10616

Re: Neil Tennant in conversation, Saturday 5 October 2019, RNCM Theatre

McCartney toured at 76. Provided they can perform on stage and enjoy it, they may have another 10 years or so of touring left in them.
by jamie1978
Sun 06 Oct 2019, 12:19 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Neil Tennant in conversation, Saturday 5 October 2019, RNCM Theatre
Replies: 106
Views: 10616

Re: Neil Tennant in conversation, Saturday 5 October 2019, RNCM Theatre

He was asked about the likelihood of doing the Glastonbury legends slot next year... basically he sounded very positive but pointed out they don’t perform in daylight given the reliance on lasers and lighting. The implication was they have another, later slot. I can see them doing the Sunday night ...
by jamie1978
Sun 06 Oct 2019, 12:17 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Neil Tennant in conversation, Saturday 5 October 2019, RNCM Theatre
Replies: 106
Views: 10616

Re: Neil Tennant in conversation, Saturday 5 October 2019, RNCM Theatre

I hope,we don't become an album like Elysium.For us hardcore fans,it is ok,but the "normal" listener likes more the PSB Dancetracks. Look at the sales from Elysium and compare with Electric or Super. Why are sales so important? because albums that sell highly do so because people enjoy listening to...
by jamie1978
Sat 05 Oct 2019, 6:57 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Neil Tennant in conversation, Saturday 5 October 2019, RNCM Theatre
Replies: 106
Views: 10616

Re: Neil Tennant in conversation, Saturday 5 October 2019, RNCM Theatre

The last album that Neil thought was 'very very very very very good' was Elysium. So don't get your hopes up.
by jamie1978
Fri 04 Oct 2019, 9:20 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dreamland chart positions
Replies: 93
Views: 13041

Re: Dreamland chart positions

Disco. wrote:
Fri 04 Oct 2019, 1:15 pm
Last week Dreamland increased it’s plays from 402 to 645, its their highest number of plays in the U.K since Love etc.
This is great. Radio airplay shift albums and concert tickets like nothing else.
by jamie1978
Wed 02 Oct 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The lost single
Replies: 50
Views: 3830

Re: The lost single

Closer to Heaven should have been the lead single from Nightlife

The way it used to be should have been the second single from Yes

Fugitive should have been the lead single from Fundamental

Oh and Before should never have been a single
by jamie1978
Tue 01 Oct 2019, 9:10 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: DREAMWORLD TOUR
Replies: 261
Views: 19580

Re: DREAMWORLD TOUR

yes, i distinctly remember Axis getting to number 7 in Kazakhstan
by jamie1978
Tue 01 Oct 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dreamland chart positions
Replies: 93
Views: 13041

Re: Dreamland chart positions

It's their biggest radio 'hit' since Love etc, for sure.

And frankly, it deserves to be. It's an incredibly accessible, immediate pop track, the likes of which they haven't released since 1993.
by jamie1978
Sat 21 Sep 2019, 2:58 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Weak production
Replies: 41
Views: 3296

Re: Weak production

From your post is it self-evidently true that you have absolutely no idea what 'production' is.
by jamie1978
Fri 20 Sep 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dreamland on A List BBC Radio 2 and Record of the week
Replies: 17
Views: 1324

Re: Dreamland on A List BBC Radio 2 and Record of the week

Oh my God you guys. Most all anyone talks about on here is the validity of their marketing campaign and then arguing your point. All futile and pointless exchanges. A single, an interview, a promotion, a tour, a final album, blah blah blah. They are going to release what they are going to release w...
by jamie1978
Thu 19 Sep 2019, 9:32 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dreamland on A List BBC Radio 2 and Record of the week
Replies: 17
Views: 1324

Re: Dreamland on A List BBC Radio 2 and Record of the week

okay so 1) 'normal' people don't buy physical singles 2) the single was released to promote the greatest hits tour 3) PSB make probably something in the order of 10x more touring than they do from record sales 4) they can support the album launch with another single release/teaser tracks - in the us...