A tape of my first group, Dust, made for BBC Radio Newcastle in 1971 has just been rediscovered in a friend's house. Quite a historic artifact (for me anyway).
Pet Shop Boys today release on DVD and 2-CD their classic concert, “Discovery: Live in Rio 1994”, which is available to purchase now at the link below.
Amazon are bizarrely crediting the “Discovery” DVD/CD release to James Taylor and with artwork showing a German singer… We’re still waiting for them to correct it and apologise.
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Neil Tennant is a guest on the fifth anniversary episode of the podcast “Bigmouth”. Link below.
A Berlin-based independent label is releasing an album of PSB covers this Friday on digital download and limited-edition cassette. Full details at the link below.
Contributors to the online magazine, The Quietus, have chosen their favourite PSB songs that were not released as singles. Link below.
Classic question from a taxi-driver in London today! “So are you still making music and is the other one still a vicar?” Neil x
A recently published book,”The Closest Thing to Heaven”, focuses on the Newcastle music scene in the 70s and 80s and includes this 1971 image of Neil in his first group, Dust
Happy 75th Birthday, Liza Minnelli! A true star. Love, Neil and Chris xx
(Photo: by Terry O'Neill)
“Opportunities” has this week risen to number one on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales chart in the USA. “West End girls” is now number 9 on the same chart.