A few years after their foray into musicals, the Pet Shop Boys, who are quite possibly disco-pop's most intellectual act, have returned with another project: a live score to Sergei Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin. Battleship Potemkin was a silent film made in Leninist Russia in 1925, and tells the (somewhat idealized) story of a revolt among sailors of the Czar's Black Sea fleet. Given the Pet Shop Boys' history of playing with Leninist imagery (take, for example, the lyrics to 'West End Girls'), they were a suitably apt choice to do a live score to this film.
The Pet Shop Boys will issue SUPER album track Undertow as a vinyl EP next month. This vinyl record (presume it’s a 12-inch) will feature two remixes of Undertow, a remix of Burn, and a new version of Left to my own devices produced by Stuart Price (based on the Super Tour version). As usual, artwork/design is handled by Farrow. There will be no CD single edition of this since they are exclusive to the now sold out Annually book.
'Say It To Me' will be available digitally and on CD single and 12" vinyl. It includes two brand new bonus tracks, "A cloud in a box" and "The dead can dance", and remixes by Stuart Price, Real Lies, Tom Demac and Offer Nissim. In addition, the CD single includes the remix of "Inner Sanctum" by Carl Craig, previously only available on download and limited edition vinyl.
Fundamental is the sixteenth album, the ninth of entirely new music, by the British band Pet Shop Boys. It was released in May 2006 in the United Kingdom, Europe, Japan, and Canada, and was released in late June 2006 in the United States. The album entered the UK Albums Chart at number five on 28 May 2006. Fundamental earned three GRAMMY nominations at the 2007 Grammy awards for Best Dance/Electronic Album and Best Dance Recording with "I'm With Stupid" and 2008 for Best Dance Recording with "Minimal."
Special limited edition of the album include a second bonus CD called Fundamentalism. The disc includes remixed tracks with contributions by artists such as Alter Ego (band). "In Private", here presented as a duet with Elton John, was originally a Dusty Springfield song written and produced by the Pet Shop Boys. First released as a single in 1989, it was later included on the 1991 album Reputation.