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by Danimal
Sun 02 Feb 2020, 7:53 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Show your love for “Hoping for a Miracle”
Replies: 46
Views: 13162

Re: Show your love for “Hoping for a Miracle”

One of the best on the album. I'm also hoping for an old-school eight or nine minute extended mix to expose parts of the track. Hopefully we'll get this as a mix on a forthcoming single.
by Danimal
Fri 31 Jan 2020, 3:35 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Is there any possibility for a Number 1 album? Look at the list of releases
Replies: 298
Views: 25659

Re: Is there any possibility for a Number 1 album? Look at the list of releases

Gary Numan recently got to #2, during the busy autumn season no less, due to the strength of pre-orders generated by his "watch the album get made" campaign. Given their strong fanbase, PSB would almost certainly make #1 if they decide to use a similar strategy in the future.
by Danimal
Fri 24 Jan 2020, 1:35 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 628
Views: 69085

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

First listen: The first seven tracks sound ace together! This analog production is different for them and gives these first seven tracks the sound of their early b-sides such as "In the night", "That's my impression", "Was that what it was?", "A new life", and "I get excited (you get excited too)" i...
by Danimal
Sat 11 Jan 2020, 3:03 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Questions for Neil
Replies: 82
Views: 7204

Re: Questions for Neil

Niall wrote:
Wed 18 Dec 2019, 4:21 pm
I found out today I have 20 mins on the phone with Neil (I’m presuming just Neil) on January 10. If there’s anything you want to ask him that you haven’t already sent to Literally, post it here and hopefully I’ll still have time to ask him.
So Niall, what did Neil have to say?
by Danimal
Thu 09 Jan 2020, 12:10 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot Japanese bonus tracks?
Replies: 30
Views: 5135

Re: Hotspot Japanese bonus tracks?

I would have gladly bought a few copies for "Decide" and the CYA mix as they're not available on CD. I don't understand the logic of putting two tracks that are widely available on the same format on there; won't be bothering.
by Danimal
Tue 24 Dec 2019, 1:19 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot Japanese bonus tracks?
Replies: 30
Views: 5135

Re: Hotspot Japanese bonus tracks?

It would be interesting to know the reason of cancellation. Did they block it because it was still unfinished or they were unhappy with results? Good old times when they were not aware of the fact that people in Japan had an access to Miserablism a year before its official release as a b side... I ...
by Danimal
Mon 23 Dec 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot Japanese bonus tracks?
Replies: 30
Views: 5135

Re: Hotspot Japanese bonus tracks?

I remember this time before Super was released these sites (cdjapan and hmv.co.jp) also stated that Japanese edition will have 1 bonus track. But at the day of release appeared that it have regular tracklist. So anything can happen. The "Super" bonus track was listed as "The lost room" but that was...
by Danimal
Mon 23 Dec 2019, 5:21 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot Japanese bonus tracks?
Replies: 30
Views: 5135

Re: Hotspot Japanese bonus tracks?

Wayne, I check CD Japan every few days to see if they've updated their listing and nothing yet. A guy over on the Steve Hoffman forums said he was told the tracks were going to be "Decide" and "Decide" (CYA remix), which would make sense as there was no CD single, but he didn't say what his source w...
by Danimal
Wed 18 Dec 2019, 8:36 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Questions for Neil
Replies: 82
Views: 7204

Re: Questions for Neil

Do they ever plan on releasing the "dark techno" tracks written during the "Super" sessions?
by Danimal
Wed 18 Dec 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Possibilities of a Christmas leak
Replies: 54
Views: 6455

Re: Possibilities of a Christmas leak

Back when they were with Parlophone there were many people, probably dozens, who had access to new PSB albums months ahead of time so leaks weeks and even months ahead were common. Since they've been independent PSB have much more control over who and how those people have early access. The chances ...
by Danimal
Sat 14 Dec 2019, 2:19 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Decide (Burning the Heather b-side)
Replies: 159
Views: 14260

Re: Decide (Burning the Heather b-side)

After a few listens, I actual enjoy the "Decide" remix better than the original track. If PSB ever decide to properly record and release those dark techno tracks from the "Super" writing sessions, these CYA chaps would be the perfect producers!
by Danimal
Fri 13 Dec 2019, 5:14 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Burning the heather
Replies: 489
Views: 50190

Re: Burning the heather

Downloaded this release first thing and listened to on the drive to work. Decide and it's remix are top drawer PSB bonus material. The remix is one of the best they've commissioned in recent memory, up there with the Tuff City Kids remix of Undertow. This package would have been an ace CD single, pe...
by Danimal
Sun 08 Dec 2019, 4:25 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 628
Views: 69085

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

Thanks for the review. I wasn't that excited about this album as it took them so long to put together compared to the last few, I was beginning to think they didn't know what it should be. The fact that they announced a greatest hits tour also telegraphed a lack of confidence in the material. Your r...
by Danimal
Sat 07 Dec 2019, 1:47 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The New Album Info Thread
Replies: 625
Views: 79370

Re: The New Album Info Thread

Since PSB have been independent, they've done an excellent job of keeping things from leaking. "Electric" leaked a week before release, mainly because of the physical product supply chain, and I don't recall "Super" leaking at all. I sincerely doubt this is going to leak anytime soon. The release is...
by Danimal
Fri 06 Dec 2019, 6:46 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The New Album Info Thread
Replies: 625
Views: 79370

Re: The New Album Info Thread

Has anyone heard what the Japan bonus tracks are going to be?