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A red letter day

17 March 1997

On March 17, 1997, 'A Red Letter Day' was released as a single. It was a song which began when the Pet Shop Boys were experimenting with taking the chord changes from famous pieces of classical music (in this case Beethoven's Song Of Joy) and putting them to a 4/4 beat, and it features the choir of the Choral Academy of Moscow. "It's about waiting for someone to tell you they love you", says Neil. The seven-inch version is a new mix, using elements from a Motiv 8 remix of the song, and the Pet Shop Boys are also particularly taken with the hypnotic 'Trouser Enthusiasts Autoerotic Decapitation mix'.

Tracks

A red letter day

The boy who couldn't keep his clothes on

A red letter day

The boy who couldn't keep his clothes on

Delusions of grandeur

A red letter day (Moscow mix)

A red letter day (Trouser autoerotic decapitation mix)

A red letter day (Motiv 8 12" master mix)

A red letter day (Basement Jaxx vocal mix)

A red letter day (PSB extended edit)

A red letter day (Trouser Enthusiasts congo dongo dubstramental)

 

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On this day

1986: An episode of the U.S. TV show Moonlighting includes the original 'West End Girls.'

1997: 'Se A Vida E' and 'To Step Aside' are released as a double-single in the U.S.

2002: Release is released in the U.K.

2007: Continuing their Fundamental tour, the Pet Shop Boys perform at the Avica Resort on Australia's northeastern 'Gold Coast.'

2009: On the newstands this month—the April 2009 issues of Record Collector and The Word, both of which feature Neil and Chris on the cover and interviews with them inside.

2011: Dissatisfied with what he had composed the day before, Chris rewrites the music for the song 'Night and the City,' in the process changing its key and increasing its tempo.

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House Masters: Frankie Knuckles

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Facts courtesy of geowayne.com