I have been a big fan of Englih electronic dance music duo The Pet Shop Boys ver since they releasedtheir first single “West End Girls” back in the 1980′s, and Neil Tennant, who provides main vocals celebrates his birthday on 10th July. Over the years The Pet Shop Boys have become one of the most commercially and critically acclaimed British groups ever, this prolific song-writing and recording duo have so far achieved eight platinum, two gold and four silver albums in the UK alone, consisting of Neil Tennant keyboards and occasional guitar, and Chris Lowe on keyboards.
The Pet Shop Boys have sold over 100 million records worldwide, and are listed as the mostsuccessful duo in UK music history by The Guinness Book of Records. Three-time Brit Award winners and six-time Grammy nominees, since 1986 they have achieved 42 Top 30 singles and 22 Top 10 hits in the UK Singles Chart, including four number ones: “West End Girls“, “It’s a Sin“, “Always on My Mind” and “Heart”.(Which features a great came appearance by Gandalf…er…Sir Ian McKellen, who also appears in the Lord of the Rings, X-men and Hobbit Movies.)
INTRO SPECTIVE http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xCo1XdKtIjw
At the 2009 BRIT Awards, Pet Shop Boys received an award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. The duo’s latest studio album, Yes (continuing their tradition of single word titles) was released on 23 March 2009. The album Format was released on February 6th 2012 and contains a less well-known but equally great collection of b-sides and bonus tracks, which have been remastered and the album follows on from the 1995 release, “Alternative”, which collected the duo’s b-sides from 1985 to 1994. So far an incredible 38 b-sides and bonus tracks have now been collected together from singles released between 1996 and 2009 The band’s eleventh studio album, Elysium was released 2012, the first single of which, titled “Winner, was released during the 2012 SummerOlympics and Pet Shop Boys latest album Electric is out 14 July 2013 and contains the songs.
- Love is a Bourgeois Construct,
- Fluorescent, I
- Inside a Dream,
- The Last to Die
- Shouting in the Evening
- Thursday (feat. Example)