Pet Shop Boys
Nightlife

  1 x LP   180grs   33⅓rpm     Remastered 

2017 EU reissue on 180g LP-'Nightlife', the darkly orchestrated collaboration with producers Rollo, Craig Armstrong and David Morales, a concept album and in order to showcase some of the songs that would eventually make it into the musical, including har

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Release date: 28-07-2017 (originally released in 1999)

2017 EU reissue on 180g LP-'Nightlife', the darkly orchestrated collaboration with producers Rollo, Craig Armstrong and David Morales, a concept album and in order to showcase some of the songs that would eventually make it into the musical, including hard trance on the Rollo-produced "For Your Own Good" and "Radiophonic"; dance-pop on "Closer to Heaven" and "I Don't Know What You Want But I Can't Give It Any More"; disco pastiche on "New York City Boy"; and country music on "You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk". The track "Happiness Is an Option" is based on Sergei Rachmaninoff's classical piece Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14.


Tracks:
A1 For Your Own Good
A2 Closer To Heaven
A3 I Don't Know What You Want But I Can't Give It Any More
A4 Happiness Is An Option
A5 You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk
A6 Vampires

B1 Radiophonic
B2 The Only One
B3 Boy Strange
B4 In Denial
B5 New York City Boy
B6 Footsteps

The reason dance-pop sustains greater longevity than wordless dance music is because dance-pop is about something. Albums released by the great ones--New Order, Depeche Mode, Erasure, and, of course, the Pet Shop Boys--maintain their appeal throughout the years because the lyrical content is intelligent, clearly narrative, and forever relevant. With Nightlife, the Pet Shop Boys continue to write startlingly honest and lyrically pointed songs, despite 13 years of cultivating an image of vacant boredom and smug indifference. Likewise, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe need not follow trends to keep current. Nightlife is uniquely a Pet Shop Boys album and arguably the zenith of their career. Midtempo techno tracks build out from a disco sensibility. Body-rocking rhythms are softened with sorrowful swells of strings, synthesized vocal choruses, and Tennant's sandy, monotone recite-singing. Conversely, the Boys augment the album's ballads with fat blips of bass line and elusive back beats. Lyrics are as innuendo laden as ever, although this time out (ahem) the veil is thinner than ever. Think the Pet Shop Boys' records will ever get stale? Oh, please. --Beth Massa

Discs: 1
Drager(LP,EP,12,7,CD): LP
Qual(120grs,150grs,180grs): 180grs
Speed(33,45): 33
Extra info: Remastered
Label: Parlophone
Originally released: 2009
This release: 2017
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