Posted at 8:08 PM, 24 June 2009 -
Pet Shop Boys launched their Pandemonium tour in Britain last week, playing sold out dates in Manchester and London. The tour was conceived by Es Devlin, with musical arrangements by Stuart Price and Pet Shop Boys, and Pete Gleadall as the musical director.
The show includes Pet Shop Boys' greatest hits as well as six songs from their latest album Yes, which was produced by Xenomania.
Watch Pet Shop Boys performing the songs from Yes:
Did you see me coming
All over the world
The way it used to be
Love etc. + Building a wall
Reviews of the tour confirm that the Xenomania-produced material sits "more than comfortably" with the old classics. The Independent even notes that, ironically, «it took a load of outsiders to make Tennant and Lowe sound like themselves». Dave Simpson from The Guardian also writes:
«[Pet Shop Boys'] formula - and formidable quality control - has barely wavered: hearing tracks such as 1984 debut West End Girls alongside the likes of Love etc from recent album Yes, it's impossible to tell which are the old songs and which are new. This is disposable pop and yet, stripped down, the melodies of the likes of Being Boring are worthy of comparison with Porter or Gershwin.»Pet Shop Boys will continue to tour around Europe and North America until the end of the year. Check their website for full dates.
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