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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

1988: An interview by Andrew Sullivan with Neil and Chris appears in the current issue of Sky magazine.

1996: BPI awards a U.K. gold record to Bilingual.

2009: The Pet Shop Boys perform the first of two consecutive nights' concerts at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

Pet Texts

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Electric Picnic

Great to be back onstage at Electric Picnic in Ireland tonight. We had to come on late because of backstage technical problems but loved it when we got out there! Neil x

Facts courtesy of geowayne.com