Hooked Up! Pet Shop Boys, Duran Duran Edition

Posted by The G on April 9, 2011 under The G Spot | Be the First to Comment

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Signed CDs by Pet Shop Boys and Duran Duran

Signed CDs by Pet Shop Boys and Duran Duran

I’m very happy to report the latest additions to the G Archives are signed CDs by Pet Shop Boys and Duran Duran, two of my favorite bands!

Both Pet Shop Boys and Duran Duran offered signed cds to the first couple hundred fans who purchased their new albums, “The Most Incredible Thing” and “All You Need Is Now” (respectively) through their official sites several weeks ago.

The best part about this is now I have one less thing to try and get signed the next time I meet both bands.  I’ll be able to focus on getting rare import singles completed.

Special thanks to BB3 for paying attention and of course thanks to Pet Shop Boys and Duran Duran for knowing how to treat their faithful right!

Pet Shop Boys Reveal “The Most Incredible Thing” Track List

Posted by The G on February 3, 2011 under GNN | Be the First to Comment

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Neil Tennant of Pet Shop Boys

Good news and bad news for Pet Shop Boys fans.  The bad news first, they’ve left Twitter.  I guess that’s not too bad.  Now the good news!  The Boys have announced the track list for the ballet they’ve just finished writing!  “The Most Incredible Thing,” which is based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen is set to premiere in London in March 2011.  The ballet will be accompanied by the release of a double CD of music written by the PSB.  Courtesy of their official website, the track list is:


1. Prologue
2. The grind
3. The challenge
4. Help me
5. Risk
6. Physical jerks
7. The competition
8. The meeting

9. The clock 1/2/3
10. The clock 4/5/6
11. The clock 7/8/9
12. The clock 10/11/12
13. The winner
14. Destruction


1. Back to the grind
2. The miracle – Ceremony
3. The miracle – Revolution
4. The miracle – Resurrection
5. The miracle – Colour and light
6. The miracle – The meeting (reprise)
7. The wedding

Performed by Pet Shop Boys and the Wrocaw Score Orchestra conducted by Dominic Wheeler.
Produced by Pet Shop Boys and Sven Helbig.
Composed by Tennant/Lowe.
Lyrics: Tennant/Lowe.
Orchestrations: Sven Helbig.
Programming: Chris Lowe/Pete Gleadall.
Orchestra recorded in the Concert Hall of Polish Radio, Wrocaw, Poland.
Concertmaster: Bartek Bober.
Contractor: Joris Bartsch Buhle.
Piano on “Help me” played by: Andreas Gundlach.
Orchestra recorded by Teldexstudio Berlin.
(Sound engineer and editing: Tobias Lehmann.
ProTools engineer: Tom Russbueldt.)
Copyists: Dietrich Zollner, Jan-Peter Klopfel.
Mixed by Bob Kraushaar at Acton Marina, London.

The album is released on March 14, 2011.

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