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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

1991: The Pet Shop Boys perform in Barcelona, Spain.

2002: They play the second of two successive nights' concerts at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

2006: Fundamental is released in the U.K. Continuing their associated promotional rounds, Chris and Neil are interviewed today on both TV (The New Paul O'Grady Show) and radio (BBC Radio Five Live).

2007: The Boys bring their Fundamental tour to Amsterdam.

2009: The Pet Shop Boys are among a number of artists (including a-ha, the Black Eyed Peas, and the All-American Rejects) who perform in front of a large audience at the Munich Olympiahalle, recorded for broadcast about eight days later on the German TV show The Dome. The Boys perform 'Love etc.'

2013: The Electric Tour comes to São Paulo, Brazil.

Pet Texts

20 May 2015
Lyric video

The lyric video for Brandon Flowers' new single "I Can Change" is now online. It features a brief cameo appearance from Neil Tennant and there's a link to it below. Brandon's new album, "The Desired Effect", is currently number one in the mid-week charts.

Facts courtesy of geowayne.com