Parlophone/EMI have confirmed March 23rd as the release date for the new new Pet Shop Boys' album, "Yes", in a press release sent out to all media today. The full text reads: IN THE POP COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR, PET SHOP BOYS TEAM UP WITH PRODUCERS XENOMANIA FOR THEIR NEW STUDIO ALBUM “YES” WHICH WILL BE RELEASED ON PARLOPHONE ON MARCH 23. THE SINGLE “LOVE ETC” IS RELEASED ON MARCH 16. In what is surely the pop collaboration of 2009, PET SHOP BOYS have teamed up with the hit production team Xenomania (Girls Aloud, Sugababes, Gabriella Cilmi etc) for their new studio album, “Yes”, which will be released on March 23rd. Pet Shop Boys, who will receive the Outstanding Contribution To Music award at this years Brit Awards on February 18th, co-wrote three of the eleven new tracks on the album with Xenomania. The other tracks were written by Tennant/Lowe with a little assistance from Tchaikovsky on “All Over the world”. The album was produced by Brian Higgins/Xenomania. Chris Lowe comments: "This album is amazing and it was great working with Xenomania!" Neil Tennant says: "It's a fantastic, wide-ranging, pop record." Johnny Marr plays guitar on several tracks and orchestral arrangements on "Beautiful people" and "Legacy" are by Owen Pallett (Last Shadow Puppets, Final Fantasy). The album track listing is as follows (* written by Tennant/Lowe/Xenomania): Love etc * All over the world Beautiful people Did you see me coming? Vulnerable More than a dream * Building a wall King of Rome Pandemonium The way it used to be * Legacy The release of “Yes” will be preceded by the single “Love etc” on March 16. Pet Shop Boys describe the song as "a post-lifestyle anthem which sounds like nothing we’ve done before." Pet Shop Boys are currently planning a very special performance at the Brit Awards in February. They have also co-written with Xenomania the current Girls Aloud single “The Loving Kind"; the two groups met when both were recording at Xenomania’s studio in Kent.
12 January 2009