Pet Shop Boys Annually 2017 with Undertow Promo CD

The latest incarnation of Pet Shop Boys’ ‘Annually’ was released (and arrived!) today.  Hardback annual (which I haven’t opened yet), together with a 3-track Promo CD EP of ‘Undertow’.  Tracklisting is:

  1. Undertow (Tuff City Kids remix)
  2. Left To My Own Devices (Super version)
  3. Burn (Baba Stiltz remix)

Some of these are already fetching over a hundred pounds on eBay.  Nuts.

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Neil Tennant at 60

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Sixty?  Can you believe that?  Well, yeah!  Shares his birthday with Tom Hanks, although Hanks is two years younger.  Happy Birthday, fella.  Here’s to sixty more …

PSB at BBC Proms Tickets. Box Office open SOON! *Update*

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Tickets go on sale today for the Late Night Prom at the Royal Albert Hall in London on July 23rd. As previously announced, the concert, part of the BBC Proms season, will feature the premiere of “A Man From The Future”, Pet Shop Boys’ musical tribute to computer pioneer and code-breaker Alan Turing, performed by Pet Shop Boys, the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Dominic Wheeler and the BBC Singers with a guest narrator. Also in the concert will be four PSB songs arranged by Angelo Badalamenti and sung by a guest vocalist, and the live premiere of Richard Niles’ 1991 “Overture to Performance”.

Tickets go on sale at 9.00am today, Saturday May 17th, 2014, at www.bbc.co.uk/proms, or by phoning 0845 401 5040. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Royal Albert Hall.

The BBC Proms is the world’s biggest classical music festival, offering eight weeks of world-class music-making from a vast array of leading orchestras, conductors and soloists from the UK and around the world. 


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PSB at the Proms
A Man From The Future

*Update*

Looks like they’re all gone.

The evening will consist of the following bits and pieces:

Overture to Performance (arranged by Richard Niles) – 8 minutes
Pet Shop Boys Songs (arranged by Angelo Badalamenti) – 20 minutes
A Man From The Future (arranged by Sven Helbig) – WORLD PREMIERE – c45 minutes

PSB: Nightlife Tour Arrangement MP3s

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Yep, that’s the Nightlife condom!

During the Nightlife Tour, a number of the tracks were rearranged by Peter Schwartz.  Eventually they made their way onto the internet and subsequently to a CDR of questionable quality.  I was only reminded of these tracks this morning when they appeared on a Facebook page, and I thought I’d unearth the tracks I ‘remastered’ a while back.

  1. Being Boring
  2. It’s a Sin
  3. It’s Alright
  4. Interlude (Can You Forgive Her?)
  5. Only The Wind
  6. Shameless
  7. West End Girls
  8. What Have I Done to Deserve This?

DOWNLOAD HERE

Grrrr / Rant / Snarl / Gnash etc. *Further Update*

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Facebook contact Stevie DjBoy Nicholl waited patiently in line this morning for his Kylie single*.  And got a couple of other things while he was there, as you can see from his photo.  *Kylie single was for a friend, he asserted.  Riiight.  😉  There’s another (better) photo coming in a second.  I wanted to get the Kylie one in just in case the second photo doesn’t include it!

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Some greedy buggers are already cashing in on eBay …

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*Further Update*

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Pet Shop Boys: ‘The Noise’ Theme Tune

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‘The Noise’ was a magazine show from 1996, broadcast after the CITV slot on Saturdays at around 11am.  It was presented by Andi Peters and was about music.

Not a lot of people know that the Theme to The Noise was actually written by Pet Shop Boys.  The show was a total flop and a second series wasn’t commissioned.

You can download a zipped MP3 of the Theme Tune HERE.

Pet Shop Boys Items For Sale

I’m beginning to list some duplicate items that I have in my collection.  There are a few rarities in here, alongside a lot of commonplace stuff.

Payment is via PayPal ONLY. I am adding QR code links to the items which will take you straight to the PayPal UK page where you can make the payment direct.  

Please understand that I don’t want to hear offers for these items, and the price stated is the price INCLUDING postage and packaging wherever in the world you are.  Bearing in mind we’re a week away from Christmas, and a lot of last posting dates for many parts of the world have already passed, so you won’t be getting these ’til after Christmas or, possibly, early in the New Year.

Right then, here’s the first one …

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This is the Electric PlayButton, a wearable MP3 player containing digital copy of the Electric album.  Most earphones with a 3.5mm connector can be used (none supplied).  The unit is charged via USB cable (included) – you can plug it into your computer to charge, then take the PlayButton out with you to wear and listen!  Small instruction sheet included.  Printer box with blue liner card.  PlayButton is brand new and unused.  Also included is a set of promotional Electric postcards in blue and white envelope.

The PlayButton set is priced at £79.99 and this includes postage to anywhere in the world.  Payment is via PayPal and you can use the QR Code below to make a direct payment to my PayPal account.  Once the item has gone, it will be removed from this page.  If you don’t have the ability to scan the QR Code, you can use the PayPal Donate button on this page.  Just make sure you say that the payment is for the PlayButton when making your payment.

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scan me to pay for the playbutton!