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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)

 

Other Singles

Headlines

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After a break, the tour restarts tomorrow.

On this day

1993: The Boys perform at the Equality Show at the London Palladium.

2006: They're in St. Louis, Missouri, for the first time. Perhaps indulging Chris's interest in architecture, they play tourist at the St. Louis Arch. Then, in the evening, they perform their Fundamental show.

Pet Texts

23 October 2014
Brixton

We were in Brixton tonight for a great concert by Johnny Marr and his band. Noel Gallagher joined him for two encores. Neil x

Facts courtesy of geowayne.com