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by alternativeformat
Thu 28 May 2020, 12:19 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Annually 2020 + Free CD
Replies: 367
Views: 34169

Re: Annually 2020 + Free CD

I too am finally in possession of the book and CD! Took yet another day to get into my have 'cause my package service was closed early when I got there yesterday.

Looking forward to a quiet moment with the EP.

Hope no other Petheads are waiting much longer!

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by alternativeformat
Sun 24 May 2020, 12:13 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Annually 2020 + Free CD
Replies: 367
Views: 34169

Re: Annually 2020 + Free CD

Just to give you hope, the RIxxxxNL package that never showed as ever leaving the Netherlands...turned up today in South of LA. Maybe someone just couldn't be bothered to scan it. Mine never got scanned until the day it was being delivered by USPS. Just to give you hope, the RIxxxxNL package that n...
by alternativeformat
Fri 22 May 2020, 4:18 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Annually 2020 + Free CD
Replies: 367
Views: 34169

Re: Annually 2020 + Free CD

It's reassuring to hear I'm not the only one in North America still awaiting Annually and especially the Launderette CD. Did anyone else get an undescriptive email some weeks back from USPS with a tracking number reporting that a label had been created and it was awaiting the actual package? A track...
by alternativeformat
Fri 28 Feb 2020, 3:24 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Stuart Price Trilogy Top/Worse 5 (2013-2020)
Replies: 56
Views: 8942

Re: Stuart Price Trilogy Top/Worse 5 (2013-2020)

I think I have this about right for me: MOST: Inside a dream (ELECTRIC) The Pop Kids (SUPER) You are the one (HOTSPOT) Bolshy (ELECTRIC) Axis (ELECTRIC) LEAST: Love is a bourgeois construct (ELECTRIC) The dictator decides (SUPER) I don’t wanna (HOTSPOT) Sad robot world (SUPER) Thursday (ELECTRIC) Mi...
by alternativeformat
Thu 27 Feb 2020, 3:29 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Stuart Price Trilogy Top/Worse 5 (2013-2020)
Replies: 56
Views: 8942

Re: Stuart Price Trilogy Top/Worse 5 (2013-2020)

Has anyone else already done this, assembled the Price b-sides? I made a playlist of them, called Index . Until Hotspot , I've been on-and-off about his production contributions, but these make a solid EP, even in straight chronological order. Have I overlooked any? What do we think the chances are ...
by alternativeformat
Thu 27 Feb 2020, 3:21 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The most New Order-esque PSB tracks?
Replies: 36
Views: 9732

Re: The most New Order-esque PSB tracks?

I haven't found anything to back me up, and this might be too late to be useful, but I seem to remember PSB agreeing with an interviewer that "A different point of view" was a very New Order track. Playing it just now, I hear what they meant. I've always felt it was an underappreciated gem. Have a g...
by alternativeformat
Thu 27 Feb 2020, 3:05 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The PSB produced songs during the Stuart Price Era - Your opinions?
Replies: 9
Views: 2860

Re: The PSB produced songs during the Stuart Price Era - Your opinions?

I enjoy Musik but agree that the recordings could be beefed up. (Are we in fact ever going to hear a non-radio edit version of "Ich bin Musik"?) Not a full-on fan of Agenda , though I'm glad they put it together. Love "No boundaries" and can't wait for the EP. A Man From the Future is a crowning ach...
by alternativeformat
Tue 25 Feb 2020, 12:35 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New Pet Shop Order Boys
Replies: 184
Views: 19707

Re: New Pet Shop Order Boys

Greetings, Can we all admit “the unity tour” is a horrible name? It implies there was animosity or a rift between the bands, which there never was (afaik). So many more creative, and apt, choices. Agreed... and for two bands with such a brilliant backlog of iconic artwork over the decades, the prom...
by alternativeformat
Fri 15 Nov 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The New Album Info Thread
Replies: 609
Views: 73686

Re: The New Album Info Thread

[Sorry this got posted twice. My Android app gives me an error message and makes it seem it didn't post what I wrote; but I've finally caught on.] According to the 6 Music interview, the album is called Hotspot as a reference to Berlin being the “hotspot” of the Cold War. The wi-fi link is secondary...
by alternativeformat
Fri 15 Nov 2019, 3:04 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The New Album Info Thread
Replies: 609
Views: 73686

Re: The New Album Info Thread

According to the 6 Music interview, the album is called Hotspot as a reference to Berlin being the “hotspot” of the Cold War. The wi-fi link is secondary... It’s also a naff, brash reference to a nightclub, reflecting that side of the music. It’s purposefully less tasteful than some of their previo...
by alternativeformat
Sat 15 Jul 2017, 2:29 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The xx/"Performance" as a PSB song
Replies: 5
Views: 2131

Re: The xx/"Performance" as a PSB song

Interested to read the following in Neil's interview with the BBC (http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-40592576):

"The album I've listened to this year has been The xx's album, which I listen to in the car up in Durham quite a lot."

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by alternativeformat
Sun 28 May 2017, 12:06 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: new I WANT A DOG cover by Tocotronic singer
Replies: 9
Views: 2602

Re: new I WANT A DOG cover by Tocotronic singer

Thanks for pointing this out, 13thJoerg. It's a sweet rendition. I have to see where I can buy the download in the US. I'm a gigantic fan of the Superpitcher/Wasserman mixes of Tocotronics' "Pure Vernunft darf niemals siegen" (Pure reason must never prevail). (Nice examples, by the way of something ...
by alternativeformat
Tue 07 Mar 2017, 3:26 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Pet Shop Boys tour programme "Roundels"?
Replies: 19
Views: 3407

Re: Pet Shop Boys tour programme "Roundels"?

Hi, yes, each country they have ever performed in is represented in the program by a "roundel". I really like the design, too (although I feel like the blue field of the one for the US could have been leavened with a small white disc or a few thin white circles so that the stars were represented). I...
by alternativeformat
Mon 30 Jan 2017, 3:33 pm
Forum: Geowayne Polls
Topic: Final results of poll on album farthest from their comfort zone
Replies: 2
Views: 1637

Re: Final results of poll on album farthest from their comfort zone

Sharing a sequence for these twelve tracks that I think has a nice momentum. For a title, I'm going with "Project", as the set originates from Wayne's Rating Project, and encompasses most of the three-decade (and counting) stretch of the Pet Shop Boys project. Pet Shop Boys PROJECT After the event T...
by alternativeformat
Sat 28 Jan 2017, 3:05 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The xx/"Performance" as a PSB song
Replies: 5
Views: 2131

Re: The xx/"Performance" as a PSB song

"Dangerous" does have a real distinctive sound! On "Performance", though, rather than a delicate rendering in keeping with the original, I've been picturing PSB turning it into one of their big glorious anthems. At least, that's what I hear every time the chorus comes in. Sent from my XT1575 using T...