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"Did You See Me Coming?" is out now
Posted at 6:09 PM, 01 June 2009 -



"Did you see me coming?", the second single from Pet Shop Boys' Yes album, is now available digitally and on CD and 12'' vinyl.

The digital release is available in three different bundles. New mixes of "Did you see me coming?" by Pet Shop Boys and Unicorn Kid are included, as well as the Brits Medley arranged by Stuart Price, Richard X's mix of "The way it used to be" and a new song, "The former enfant terrible".

"Did you see me coming?" was written by Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, produced by Brian Higgins/Xenomania, with Johnny Marr, Owen Parker and Nick Coler on guitars. It was the first song that the Pet Shop Boys wrote for Yes.

Buy the 2 CD-singles and the 12'' for just £6 on Recordstore.co.uk.
Buy each digital bundle on iTunes just 79p: bundle 1, bundle 2, bundle 3


Tracklistings:

CD One
1. Did You See Me Coming?
2. After the Event

CD Two
1. Did You See Me Coming? (PSB 12-inch mix)
2. The Former Enfant Terrible
3. Up and Down

Exclusive 12-inch
Side A: 1. Did You See Me Coming? (PSB 12-inch mix)
2. Did You See Me Coming? (Unicorn Kid mix)
Side B: The Way It Used To Be (Richard X mix)


Reviews:

-- Metro: The lifeblood of pop still courses through the PSB's veins, and this is one of the most vital cuts from their recent album: it marries Xenomania and Johnny Marr to a disco beat, and it takes a swizzle stick to your heart.
-- Digital Spy: A welcome offering in a renaissance year for the boys. 3/5
-- BBC Music: A joyous reminder that Neil Tennant is one of the few middle-aged men still able to tap into the inner teenager at the heart of great pop.
-- The Singles Jukebox: A gorgeous cocktail disco stomp to rival some of Very's giddiest pinnacles. 5.58/10
-- Planet Sound: Lyrically similar to I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind Of Thing in its surprise at finding new love, musically it reworks the simple pathos of Love Comes Quickly. Nothing could be finer. 8/10


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2 Comments:

Blogger daavid said...

Well that line: "A gorgeous cocktail disco stomp to rival some of Very's giddiest pinnacles", doesn't really represent the general consensus of the track on the Singles Jukebox, does it?

June 3, 2009 at 9:23 PM  


Blogger ana patrícia said...

You're right, it doesn't, and I know I probably should have picked a line from a review closer to the average rating. But I deliberately chose a line that did actually say something about the sound rather than the lyrics (because Xenomania didn't write this one) and that didn't compare it with the previous single (because this was most likely a 100% [poor] record label choice - not their fault). Most of the other reviews focused on those 2 aspects.

June 3, 2009 at 9:54 PM  



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