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Post  misery guts Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:16 am

Pet Shop Boys: Live at the O2
From December 21st, 2009, on the Pandemonium Tour, this hourlong effort focussed heavily on the latest 'Yes' album, as well as their first 'Please' album from way back in 1986. An amazing stage-show, with some nods (friendly?) to a certain Roger Waters opus. They encored with 'West End Girls', unsurprisingly.


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Post  misery guts Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:22 am

British synth-pop duo, first hit big in 1986, and have continued to release albums ever since, including the imminent new one, Hotspot. I've got almost all their albums, so might as well have a thread on them too. Here's just a handful of their best:

Hit Music

In The Night

Miserabilism

Metamorphosis

Vampires

OK, so they weren't necessarily the hits, but what do you expect?  clown
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Post  misery guts Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:42 am

Discovering: Pet Shop Boys
Impressive career overview, a mixture of dance and literate ideas, and the slow evolution of their sound. Oddly, no mention of 'Bilingual' at all. Supposedly 'Elysium' sold poorly and led to a return to a dancier sound on 'Electric'. I'm sure there's more to it, though.

The South Bank Show Originals: Pet Shop Boys
Melvyn met the lads back in 1992, so it's quirky to see Neil and Chris talking at this stage in their career, about their formative musical loves, what they feel about touring, how they both dislike the pomposity of rock and its misuse of social issues. Liza Minnelli was also interviewed and she had good words for them too. Apparently, a focus group reckoned their most identified image of the pair was from the Always on My Mind video, giving Joss Ackland a lift.
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Post  misery guts Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:03 am

Top of the Pops: Pet Shop Boys
A compilation from way back in 1998, and thus heavily on the 80s hits, starting with all 4 #1's, and their Bowie collab Hallo Spaceboy.

Pet Shop Boys - Live in Hyde Park
The headline set from a "festival in a day" which seemed to only run 9 hours anyway (other acts included Status Quo, Simply Red and Westlife). The electropop duo did a good hour and more of hits and their new single Dreamland, to crowd pleasure.
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Post  misery guts Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:51 am

They've got a single from the new album: Monkey Business

Pet Shop Boys - Inner Sanctum : The Super Tour - Live at the Royal Opera House, London
A good long show from 2018 plugging both their last album, but they also had plenty of familiar old hits and a few less familiar ones which were still welcome. I wasn't entirely won over with this album, and it's little better to say it's not as bad as their worst. But this was a convincing show.
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Post  misery guts Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:44 am

Hotspot charted at #3 (J Hus debuted at #1).
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Post  misery guts Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:18 am

Their ex-manager Tom Watkins died at the age of 70. RIP  Sad
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Post  misery guts Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:39 am

Their impending Dreamworld tour has unsurprisingly been postponed to the Autumn.
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Post  misery guts Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:19 am

Pet Shop Boys - Performance
From the NEC Arena, Birmingham, in June 1991, plugging their current Behaviour album, and some of their earlier works. The encore was Always on My Mind and Your Funny Uncle

They also turned up for Years & Years' end of the year show which I won't be reviewing. They did It's A Sin (which he covered last year and starred in the drama of the same name) and Dreamland (which was  their collaborated single from the other year).
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Post  misery guts Mon Jul 04, 2022 7:33 am

Glastonbury 2022: Pet Shop Boys
They headlined the Other Stage on the final night, 12 years after their Pyramid stage headline show. They belted through a wide swathe of their career, got Olly Alexander on to do Dreamland, and perhaps raised a few eyebrows for Chris Lowe's lesser involvement.

They also recently collaborated with Soft Cell on a single, Purple Zone.
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