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by jamie1978
Fri 13 Sep 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: September single...???
Replies: 252
Views: 22391

Re: September single...???

it's just the artwork for a non-physical single, it's perfectly adequate and looks rather nice

there are things that artists should invest lots of time and money in - non-physical single release artwork is not one of them
by jamie1978
Fri 13 Sep 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Strategy
Replies: 15
Views: 2067

Re: Strategy

honestly i don't think this is part of some grand strategic plan - it's a smash and grab on the wallets of causal fans / radio 2 listeners in the UK it's pretty simple: the Radio 2 show has given them massive amounts of national exposure in the UK, and the release of Dreamland + announcement of the ...
by jamie1978
Fri 13 Sep 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: SURPRISE
Replies: 61
Views: 6845

Re: SURPRISE

Debussy wrote:
Fri 13 Sep 2019, 12:09 pm
Missed out. Gotta be quick.

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They are still available if you keep checking for them
by jamie1978
Fri 13 Sep 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: SURPRISE
Replies: 61
Views: 6845

Re: SURPRISE

I got two tickets... now to find another friend to go with!
by jamie1978
Wed 11 Sep 2019, 6:59 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Rate "Dreamland"
Replies: 128
Views: 14600

Re: Rate "Dreamland"

over 60% rate the track a 7 or above
just 12% rate the track a 4 or below

not that you would know it from the comments

I guess it is true that the whiners are simply more vocal
by jamie1978
Wed 11 Sep 2019, 6:55 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: September single...???
Replies: 252
Views: 22391

Re: September single...???

"production is weak"... do you know what production is?

I think you mean "the sound is not to my taste" - this song has been very strongly produced
by jamie1978
Wed 11 Sep 2019, 6:37 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: September single...???
Replies: 252
Views: 22391

Re: September single...???

I just played this again … and as soon as it finished, I heard it start up again on the radio of a builder across the street. That’s unusual. They’ve got something right about this release… A friend (non-PSB fan) just messaged me to ask if i'd heard the 'amazing new PSB song' - which has never happ...
by jamie1978
Wed 11 Sep 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Rate "Dreamland"
Replies: 128
Views: 14600

Re: Rate

Remark wrote:
Wed 11 Sep 2019, 3:55 pm
Gary1962 wrote:"Electric" was all over the place
Electric was brilliantly cohesive, critically acclaimed, and completely works as a whole.
100% agree. There are many things you can label Electric - 'all over the place' is not one of them. It's perhaps their most cohesive album yet.
by jamie1978
Wed 11 Sep 2019, 3:55 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: September single...???
Replies: 252
Views: 22391

Re: September single...???

Well I'm holding out for the special edition wax cylinder.
by jamie1978
Wed 11 Sep 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: September single...???
Replies: 252
Views: 22391

Re: September single...???

I am sure on their radio interview this morning they said the single is out now. - Can anyone point me in the direction of where I could find a cd single of it please? I cannot seem to find it. :? I don't really like downloads. :down: Releasing 'CD singles' in 2019 is pretty much on a par with rele...
by jamie1978
Wed 11 Sep 2019, 2:58 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: DREAMWORLD TOUR
Replies: 429
Views: 61263

Re: DREAMWORLD TOUR

Very mixed feelings about a 'greatest hits tour'. I'm sure it'll be a great show, but isn't every tour essentially a greatest hits tour + 4/5 tracks from the new album? And if they are going to release a new album in January (odd timing given the release of the single in September), surely they'll p...
by jamie1978
Wed 11 Sep 2019, 9:00 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: September single...???
Replies: 252
Views: 22391

Re: September single...???

It's incredibly catchy and immediate.

On the first listen i LOVED it, which isn't always the case with latter day PSB.

Their best pop single in a very, very long time.
by jamie1978
Wed 14 Aug 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Musik - Cabaret and EP
Replies: 280
Views: 57126

Re: Musik - Cabaret and EP

Erm... just FYI there is no such thing as 'general midi drum sounds'.

General Midi only defines the name of the sound, not the actual sound itself, which could be anything.
by jamie1978
Tue 06 Aug 2019, 11:39 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Today I listened to Elysium for the first time since 2012...
Replies: 53
Views: 14964

Re: Today I listened to Elysium for the first time since 2012...

Introspective and Release are very cohesive, as is Electric.

Behaviour, Yes, Fundamental, Very, and super also quite cohesive and have identifiable moods.

Bilingual, Elysium, and Nightlife are all over the place.
by jamie1978
Thu 16 May 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Today I listened to Elysium for the first time since 2012...
Replies: 53
Views: 14964

Today I listened to Elysium for the first time since 2012...

And it still disappoints. Part of the frustration is how insanely good the first two tracks are. I remember listening to Leaving and Invisible at the time, and thinking 'oh yes, here comes a worthy follow up to Behaviour'. And then it all goes a bit odd, with showtunes and lounge pop. And I still cr...