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by Mark R.Y.
Sat 27 Oct 2012, 1:05 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: A Relentless pursuit
Replies: 6
Views: 1200

Re: A Relentless pursuit

I lucked out and didn't suffer a "relentless pursuit" for VERY RELENTLESS. A year into my PSB collecting, just when I thought I'd have to get audio grabs off of YouTube of the six R tracks, I found VR, plus three FL editions, PopArtMix and the 2-disc Nightlife all in one night at my local ...
by Mark R.Y.
Fri 26 Oct 2012, 2:39 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: i'm not scared of zelda - Memories from music
Replies: 16
Views: 2181

Re: i'm not scared of zelda - Memories from music

I have a strange history with PSB. I heard the West End Girls to Always on My Mind singles on the radio at the time they first were hits, then I fell away from pop music for a long time (until the past decade) - and only got intensely interested in PSB during the last four years. So most of my memor...
by Mark R.Y.
Thu 25 Oct 2012, 5:17 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Electricity appreciation thread
Replies: 26
Views: 2427

Re: Electricity appreciation thread

When I first bought Bilingual four years ago, I didn't like this track at all. When I made a new mix CD-R of this album, I added several B-sides from this era and deliberately left Electricity off. Times have changed. I now quite like it. It has a sleazy sound that I wouldn't mind hearing more of fr...
by Mark R.Y.
Tue 23 Oct 2012, 12:25 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: I wish Elysium was...
Replies: 21
Views: 2152

Re: I wish Elysium was...

Your alternate tunestack flows quite nicely for the reasons you stated, although I miss most of the exclusions. I DO though hope for the resurrection of the Further Listening series as the FL of Elysium would be a brilliant listen!
by Mark R.Y.
Sun 14 Oct 2012, 8:52 pm
Forum: All Other Polls
Topic: A Face Like That
Replies: 53
Views: 7435

Re: A Face Like That

It's a very enjoyable track. I like the tropical storm theme in both the lyrics and the tempestuous arrangement and production. What it lacks is a stronger melody. I also don't "hear" the 1980s sound in it that others do. Nevertheless, if there will be a 3rd single, this would be a great c...
by Mark R.Y.
Sun 14 Oct 2012, 8:43 pm
Forum: All Other Polls
Topic: What kind of album do you think we can expect next year?
Replies: 34
Views: 3994

Re: What kind of album do you think we can expect next year?

It would be cool to have a full-out studio album of at least 10 new tracks, but I'm guessing more of a Disco 5 - with Elysium era remixes and new Relentless-styled experimental dance tracks.
by Mark R.Y.
Sat 13 Oct 2012, 1:23 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: This Must Be the Place... - Everybody jump to attention?
Replies: 30
Views: 5945

Re: This Must Be the Place... - Everybody jump to attention?

With a couple more close listens to the CD album, I suppose I can (barely) hear the repeated "everybody." It's weird though that converting that same track to an mp3 brings it out so much more plainly. Thank you everybody (with a special thanks to fluffmoln for a couple of pm's) for helpin...
by Mark R.Y.
Fri 12 Oct 2012, 10:17 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: This Must Be the Place... - Everybody jump to attention?
Replies: 30
Views: 5945

Re: This Must Be the Place... - Everybody jump to attention?

Today I realized that I have one other copy of "This Must Be." Four years ago, when I first bought Behaviour (along with most of the other PSB CDs), I copied all of the discs onto my computer. I have a friend who also likes PSB and I did this so I could make CD-R mixes for him. Because I a...
by Mark R.Y.
Fri 12 Oct 2012, 6:46 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: This Must Be the Place... - Everybody jump to attention?
Replies: 30
Views: 5945

Re: This Must Be the Place... - Everybody jump to attention?

So is it different from the upfront "everybody, e-e-everybody" on the Performance video? Because there it is very similar to the vocoder on One of the Crowd. On the CDs, I can hear the drums, the "clapping" sound, the bass lines, the weird horn noise from :06-:09, the strings com...
by Mark R.Y.
Fri 12 Oct 2012, 6:10 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: This Must Be the Place... - Everybody jump to attention?
Replies: 30
Views: 5945

Re: This Must Be the Place... - Everybody jump to attention?

Thank you both for your responses, but I still can't hear it! Arrgh. I not only played my "made in Holland" FL version, but also my U.S. single disc of Behaviour with headphones and I still could not discern it. Nor was there any slight change in the texture of the music at the :32 mark. I...
by Mark R.Y.
Fri 12 Oct 2012, 5:13 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: This Must Be the Place... - Everybody jump to attention?
Replies: 30
Views: 5945

This Must Be the Place... - Everybody jump to attention?

I hope I don't get flamed as an idiot for this, but this is a question I've been wanting to ask ever since I joined this forum. In the booklet for Behaviour/Further Listening, Neil and Chris discuss all of the tracks including This Must Be the Place I Waited Years to Leave. They discuss Chris saying...
by Mark R.Y.
Fri 12 Oct 2012, 12:40 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Song Of The Day: Only Love
Replies: 28
Views: 2823

Re: Song Of The Day: Only Love

Very nice with a lot of potential. I just made an audio grab of it for my computer. If they ever do release it, I do hope they come up with a better mix with some additions to keep it from getting too monotonous over the five minute playing time. But not enough to kill the rawness of it.
by Mark R.Y.
Tue 09 Oct 2012, 4:29 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Disco 2 appreciation thread
Replies: 18
Views: 2221

Re: Disco 2 appreciation thread

Pure bliss from beginning to end. But then I'm one of those rare PSB fans who likes having fun rather than complain about anything that isn't from the imperial phase. :wink:
by Mark R.Y.
Sun 07 Oct 2012, 11:59 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Name the next Pet Shop Boys album
Replies: 2261
Views: 330165

Re: Name the next Pet Shop Boys album

LongPlayer

Scene

Jive

Driven

Allure
by Mark R.Y.
Sat 06 Oct 2012, 6:57 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: So keep it going on, keep it strong, I can't go wrong....
Replies: 12
Views: 1981

Re: So keep it going on, keep it strong, I can't go wrong...

Luke Colorado wrote:
Mark R.Y. wrote:Yup. I've said it before and I'll say it again: Disco 2 is the style that all PSB remix albums should have.
:clap: a brave man!
You're braver than I am. You declare Disco 2 love in your sig! :D