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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

1989: The Boys set up their own management office, ending their professional relationship with Tom Watkins.

1990: BPI awards a U.K. platinum album to Behaviour.

1991: BPI awards a U.K. platinum album to Discography.

1994: They begin the Australian leg of their DiscoVery tour.

1996: They perform on the U.K. TV show TFI Friday.

2003: BBC Radio 2 airs the second half of its interview/popumentary Pet Shop Boys, Really.

2006: The Pet Shop Boys perform at the Arizona State Fair.

2007: Neil and Chris perform a brief set at a War Child benefit concert at Brixton Academy. They had been specifically invited to perform by Tim Rice-Oxley of the band Keane.

2010: Ultimate, the Pet Shop Boys' third hits collection, is released today in the U.K. and various other countries (although it had been released in several countries a few days earlier).

2011: At Metropolis Studios in London, Neil goes through tapes in preparation for the re-mastering of tracks for their upcoming b-sides collection Format.

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