March 7, 2009

PSB widget: You will see me coming

This weekend will end with a money shot: Pet Shop Boys releasing Did You See Me Coming via the newspaper CD. This sounds like it will be one of the classic tracks off their new Yes album. Hear a sample on the widget...



I am still most excited about Did You See Me Coming?, More Than A Dream, King Of Rome (vair vair Behaviour), Pandemonium and The Way It Used To Be. The esteemed Shane Percy has reviewed the album, which many of "my" London darklings heard last night at a PopJustice playback (see audience pic). Phil has some comments about the album/Q&A. And D'luv has the details on the US release, which comes too late on April 21.

Thanks to wwadh for the tip on the widget...

8 comments:

John said...

The 30 seconds I've heard of "Coming" have to be the most uplifting 30 second of Pet Shop Boys I've heard in a long time. While I loved the moodier tone of "Fundamental", I'm very excited to hear this record from start to finish. Just from the samples, I'm getting a vibe that this is a whole piece, rather than a collection of songs.

D'luv said...

Well said at the end there, John! I'm actually super excited about "Pandemonium"...that's sounding like the total standout on the album for me. Those backing vocals are so ripped from the Stock/Aitken/Waterman handbook, and must be from the session I posted that pic of late last year, where they had about 8 backing singers in the Xenomania studio...including Bob Stanley from Saint Etienne! (Not sure if he was actually singing, or was just in the studio...but he was in the pic).

Hearing more of "More Than A Dream" now makes me really excited for that one, too.

Brad said...

It's amazing how 'genuine' this sounds. It's like it wandered out straight between Bilingual and Nightlife.

Matt said...

I'm so very excited for this! Listening to all the clips, it sounds like the perfect mix of 'Very' and 'Behaviour' (2 of my favorites). I think some of the "rock" blandness that weighed down on Fundamental and Release is gone. A subdued, more mature 'Very'. 16 years later, could we expect anything else?

Paul said...

i can't listen to clips for some reason. i have to have the whole thing - so i'm really quite looking forward to Mail on Sunday cd tomorrow (and of course the whole album). Can't believe i have to buy the whole freaking Mail on Sunday though. i will probably come out in hives.

Trixie said...

I've had the album a couple of weeks for review purposes and I don't like it as much overall as Fundamental. 'Building A Wall' is quite funny as is the one (can't remember which) that suddenly bursts into French. But it's all ALL ALL about 'The Way It Used To Be', properly jawdropping 'Call The Shots' esque amazement.

zen~ said...

I've listened to the 6-track 'sampler' doing the www rounds...and am impressed with the tracks overall. I fully stand by 'Love, etc' being the first single...my favourite PSB track for years!

'Did You See Me Coming' is like the 'Was It Worth It?' of the album. 'The Way It Used To Be' has a nice melancholic quality (reminds me of Kylie Minogue's 'Tigtrope', for some reason). 'More Than A Dream' has a lot of nice sounds swimming around in the mix and keeps the melancholic vibe going.

'Pandemonium' is a bit ho-hum. Comes on like a Goldfrapp chugger and then peters off into fluffsville.

'Vulnerable' is tres sweet. In all, I hope to see a bit of chart action for the PSBs. They deserve it.

Shane Percy said...

Esteemed! Thanks baby!

My two cents is that "All Over The World" is the total standout from the album. I am pretty sure it's the 2nd single and i expect a host of fantastic remixes to accompany it! Will it chart? In England, definitely. North America? No chance in hell. But i soooooo wish it would.