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Single most ecstatic moment in PSB catalogue

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The thread on Winner's utilitarian Olympian functionality made me wonder what would be your single most ecstatic moment in the PSB catalogue.

If I had to select just one moment (among many) it would be the harp at 3:04:


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The intro of JJ's drum loop on Opportunities after the crickets chirp.
And tryin' to figure out what happened to 'Germaine Propaine'
"He couldn't have fell off that hard" Ain't no way
"What happened to the way you was rappin' when you was scandalous
That Canibus turned into a television evangelist"
Plus he raps with his regular voice [BOOSH! BOOSH!]
[BOOSH! BOOSH!] (What was that?) Pet Shop Boys

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Miserablism's 'Oh no..'

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It couldn't happen here - the build up to the final chorus (about 3:40 in)

The way it used to be - the synth and piano stuff leading into the duet section ("What is left of love" etc.)

This must be the place - "I'm listening to the words I thought I'd never hear again" into the final verse.
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Somewhere towards the end of Marshall Jefferson's 12" mix of "Being Boring". Those strings just go up and up and up, and by the time Neil finishes that verse, It's some kind of apotheosis for me.

"Fugitive" goes from dark and sinister and urgent, until a rising, soaring line at 1:30 that shifts the song 180 degrees into something queerly bright and hopeful and kind of beautiful. Not quite ecstatic, more of an astonishing mood shift. (And yes I remember my initial dislike of Fugitive too.)

Lightly embarrassed but I love the part of the Possibly More mix of "Did You See Me Coming?" when Neil says, "Music, theatre, talking, food." I love it because it's old-fash PSB remix, sweetly retro.

Lots more I can't name right now. So happy to have so many to choose from.

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CroMagnon wrote:It couldn't happen here - the build up to the final chorus (about 3:40 in)

The way it used to be - the synth and piano stuff leading into the duet section ("What is left of love" etc.)

This must be the place - "I'm listening to the words I thought I'd never hear again" into the final verse.
Three great choices.
And tryin' to figure out what happened to 'Germaine Propaine'
"He couldn't have fell off that hard" Ain't no way
"What happened to the way you was rappin' when you was scandalous
That Canibus turned into a television evangelist"
Plus he raps with his regular voice [BOOSH! BOOSH!]
[BOOSH! BOOSH!] (What was that?) Pet Shop Boys

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#10 Post by One of the crowd »

When the bassline kicks in on Left To My Own Devices.
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The robot breakdown at 2:25 in Euroboy.

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#13 Post by York Minster »

The orchestral slabs in the intro to Was That What It Was? That whole buildup is a beautiful Art-of-noisy thing.
And tryin' to figure out what happened to 'Germaine Propaine'
"He couldn't have fell off that hard" Ain't no way
"What happened to the way you was rappin' when you was scandalous
That Canibus turned into a television evangelist"
Plus he raps with his regular voice [BOOSH! BOOSH!]
[BOOSH! BOOSH!] (What was that?) Pet Shop Boys

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#14 Post by Monopoly Of Noise »

Scapa Flow wrote:The orchestral slabs in the intro to Was That What It Was? That whole buildup is a beautiful Art-of-noisy thing.
Agreed. And the middle bit in that song is awesome too. .I don't need any more in my life...'

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#15 Post by MD »

Can't choose one.

I never dreamt I get to be the creature Id always meant to be

Much to kind I smiled with murder on my mind

Every second of "its a sin" but especially "when I look back upon my life it's always with a sense of shame, I've always been the one to blame"
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