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In July the Pet Shop Boys release Electric, an album with a strong dance emphasis produced by Stuart Price: "It's called Electric because that's what it is - electronic music that we hope is exciting." The album went on to receive widespread critical acclaim. Q Magazine praised the release and said “With Electric, Pet Shop Boys have succeeded spectacularly”.
2000: The Boys perform in Stockholm, Sweden.
2001: They begin working on a new song, 'Mid-life Crisis,' for Closer to Heaven, but eventually decide not to include it.
2006: An original musical built around acoustic renditions of Tennant-Lowe songs, Seriously: Pet Shop Boys, Reinterpreted, opens for a limited run in Melbourne, Australia. (Neil and Chris are not directly involved, but they give the show their blessing.)
2008: They write a new instrumental, which they call 'Pedal.'
2012: Chris, Neil, and Andrew Dawson spend the entire day working on 'Requiem in Denim and Leopardskin.'
The Club is closed but the magazine continues.
It's that time of the year (when The Pogues complain that they were kept off the Christmas number one in 1987 by "Always on my mind"...).
Pet Shop Boys announce three tour dates in South Africa.
"Always On My Mind" by PSB is number one in the BBC Music song covers poll.
An extra Electric date in Uruguay next month.