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Pet Shop Boys April 1, Add to Wishlist. Listen to this album and millions more. First month free. Super is Pet Shop Boys Super thirteenth studio album by English synth-pop duo Pet Shop Boys. It was released on 1 April on the band's own label, x2, through Kobalt Label Services. It is available on vinyl and P J Harvey The Peel Sessions 1991 2004 disc along with a digital download.
The album debuted at number three on the UK Albums Chart. Reviews Review Policy. Dance Pop. Flag as inappropriate. See more. World Be Gone. Track Listing. Pet Shop Boys. The Pop Kids. The Dictator Decides. Inner Sanctum. Sad Robot World. The album, Resultsgenerated four singles, including the hit single "Losing My Mind", a cover version of the Stephen Sondheim song from the Broadway musical "Follies". The duo's own demo of this appeared on their " Jealousy " single as a B-side.
Neil Tennant worked with Bernard Sumner and Johnny Marr on their first album as Electronicwhose first single, "Getting Away with It", co-written and co-produced by Tennant, was released on 4 December Later, inLowe also contributed to the Electronic project, contributing the chord sequence Barry Brown Mouth Must Talk "The Patience of a Saint" on their album.
InTennant sang lead vocals on the non-album single "Disappointed", which was featured on the soundtrack to the movie Cool World. In addition, a remix of "So Hard", by notorious electronic music duo The KLFreleased as a separate single, led to Tennant re- recording his vocals for the song entirely. Pet Shop Boys set up the Spaghetti Records label in Their most successful release was the soundtrack to the film The Crying Gamewhich featured Boy George performing the title song " The Crying Game ".
The song was produced by Pet Shop Boys and featured Tennant on backing vocals. Taking its title from the Anthony Trollope novel of the same namethe Various The Lost Boys Original Motion Picture Soundtrack reached number 7 on the UK Singles Chart, while its iconic music video featured the duo in orange body The Light Of Saba The Light Of Saba and tall dunce capsin a world of computer-generated imagery.
The theme was continued with the follow-up single, often considered as their signature song, a cover of the Village People single " Go West ", which reached Pet Shop Boys Super 2 in the UK, with another computer-generated music video, this time inspired by the Soviet Union. The tune was adopted into a football chant at Arsenal Football Club which Chris Pet Shop Boys Super supports and Pet Shop Boys Super heard at grounds throughout Europe to this day.
Elvis Speedway these videos were directed by Howard Greenhalghwho continued to work with Pet Shop Boys well into the next decade. Very was also released in a limited edition including an entirely new album, Relentlesswhich was composed of six all-new progressive house tracks, with a darker tone to the perky Very. They wanted to release a single, so Pet Shop Boys Super lead actors Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley and suggested releasing it as a charity single.
The single was released under the artist name of 'Absolutely Fabulous' too. Tennant Mahmoud Ahmed Ere Mela Mela Lowe do not consider it as a Pet Shop Boys single release and it was not included on their next best-of album.
The video to the single featured clips from the sitcom, along with newly recorded footage of Tennant and Lowe with the characters of Edina Saunders and Patsy Lumley. The album featured club remixes of the singles released from Very and Behaviourin a continuous megamix by Danny Rampling. The following year, a new Pet Shop Boys Super of "Paninaro", the B-side to " Suburbia ", was released to promote the B-sides collection Alternative.
The single, called " Paninaro '95 ", is based on the live version from the Discovery tour. Both live tracks were released with the Suede single " Filmstar " in July Titled Somewhere and being promoted by a cover version of the song " Somewhere " from the musical West Side Storythe shows used projections filmed by the artist Sam Taylor-Wood.
Tennant also co-produced Pet Shop Boys Super Williams track and Simon Park Prophecy backing vocals for Elton John.
Meanwhile, the band switched managers again as Carrington resigned and was succeeded by Mitch Clark, who had previously worked for EMI International as Head of Promotion. During this time, Pet Shop Boys began to work with playwright Jonathan Harvey on a stage musical project. Minogue later performed the track live, during her Showgirl tour, singing to a pre-recorded Neil Tennant.
Inthey won their third Pet Shop Boys Super Novello Award, honouring their "Outstanding Contribution" to music. Throughoutthey continued to work on their musical and in May they started workshopping the project and finalising the plot and songs to be used. Reviews were mixed and although the run was initially extended, it closed earlier than expected, due to poor ticket sales, in October Around the time of the London closure, Tennant said that they were in talks to take the musical to various locations in Europe particularly Germany, which is a big market for Pet Shop Boys and to The Rolling Stones Poison Ivy it to New York.
Nothing further was issued by the Pet Shop Boys or Really Useful Group regarding these performances; ina series of performances were staged in the Brisbane PowerhouseAustralia, though they were arranged independently of Pet Shop Boys and the Really Useful Group. After the mixed fortunes of Closer to HeavenPet Shop Boys returned to the studio to start work on their eighth album. After toying with genres including hip hopthey went for a stripped back acoustic Cecil Taylor The World Of Cecil Taylor as a complete change from the over-the-top dance music of the musical.
Inthey released the modestly successful album Release. Most of the tracks were produced by the duo themselves and many featured Johnny Marr on guitar. The first single, " Home and Dry ", featured a very peculiar videodirected by Wolfgang Tillmansmostly consisting of raw camcorder footage of mice filmed in the London Underground. The follow-up single " I Get Along " had a video filmed by Bruce Weberand after this they embarked on another world tour, although this time it was a stripped back affair, with no dancers, backing singers, costumes or lavish sets.
Subsequent dates took them to Germany, the U. It was never planned for release in the UK, although a promotional video was shot by the distinguished photographer Martin Parr and Pet Shop Boys Super was serviced to some UK radio stations. The album followed their previous Pet Shop Boys Super albums, but this one also included new songs as well as remixes.
Another new manager, David Dorrell, was brought on board to replace Clark. Not chronologically arranged, Pet Shop Boys Super tracks were divided into two discs: Pop including the more traditional pop songs and Art containing those works which were considered more experimental. In SeptemberPet Shop Boys appeared at a free concert in Trafalgar Square in London, where they performed, with the Dresdner Sinfoniker orchestra, a whole new soundtrack to accompany the seminal silent film Battleship Potemkin.
There were four further live performances of the work with the Dresdner Sinfoniker in Germany in September The Battleship Potemkin soundtrack was then released on 5 September They were received extremely well by the crowd in Moscow. Also inPet Shop Boys were asked to put together the twentieth release in the Back to Mine series, an ongoing anthology showcasing artists' favourite music selections, with an emphasis on afterhours chill-out music.
As a condition, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe were given one disc each, whereas all previous releases in the series consisted of only a single disc per group see Back to Mine: Pet Shop Boys. Bush and Tony Blair. The album was also released with a limited edition remix album called Fundamentalismwhich included a version of " In Private " as a duet with Elton John and " Fugitive ", a new track produced by Richard X. The original broadcast was less than an hour in duration; a minute version was released on DVD in October The second single to be taken from the album was the UK top twenty " Minimal ".
The duo filmed the video to the single in Paris with Dan Cameron. The single was the first of theirs to be playlisted by London's biggest radio station, Capital Radioin a decade.
The show was designed and directed by Es Devlinthe award-winning British theatre designer, and Pet Shop Boys Super by Hakeem Onibudo. Between 15 June and 10 SeptemberPet Shop Boys played a series of concert dates across Europe, mainly at assorted festivals and outdoor venues. These included two dates at Pet Shop Boys Super Tower of London on 28 June and 29, and a single show at Thetford Forest.
These dates also included performances of Battleship Potemkinin Germany and Spain. On 3 Octoberthe long-delayed U. DuringPet Shop Boys worked with Robbie Williams on his then-new album, Rudeboxproducing two tracks: a cover version of " We're the Pet Shop Boys ", written by My Robot Friend which they have also recorded themselves and released as a B-side to " Miracles ", in and " She's Pet Shop Boys Super ", a duet with Tennant, allegedly about Guy Ritchie 's affair with Tania Streckerprior to his relationship with Madonna.
Neil Tennant comments in the book: "In the beginning we made a decision — and it was in our EMI contract — that that we would have control over how everything worked; that obviously the songs mattered hugely, but the way they were presented was going to matter hugely as well; and that we were never going to give up on that.
It was written by Diane Warren and is the only song on the album not written by Tennant and Lowe. On 23 OctoberConcrete was released. During the latter part of and earlyNeil Tennant served as executive producer on Rufus Wainwright 's new album, Pet Shop Boys Super the Starsrecorded in Berlin. He also sang backing vocals on a number of tracks, most notably on " Do I Disappoint You ", and " Tiergarten ".
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