Elysium CD (2012)

Artist: Pet Shop Boys

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Product Overview


Label Astralwerks Records/emi
SKU 235810362
UPC 099931977227
UPC 14 05099931977227
Format CD
Release Date 9/11/2012
Author Pet Shop Boys
Associated Artist/Work Burns, Pete
Associated Artist/Work Crouch End Festival Chorus
Associated Artist/Work Dresden Sinfoniker
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Technical Info
Engineer Andrew Dawson; Pete Gleadall
Producer Andrew Dawson; Pet Shop Boys
CatalogID 19772
Lable Name Astralwerks
Released 09/18/2012
Original Release 2012
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 51m : 0s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
UPC 05099931977227
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Serena McKinney, Ana Landauer, Neli Nikolaeva, Sam Fischer, Mark Robertson , Clayton Haslop, Peter Kent, Endre Granat (violin); Jessica van Velzen, Matthew Funes, Dave Walther , Andrew Duckles (viola); Timothy Landauer, Dennis Karmazyn, Vanessa Freebairn-Smith, David Low , Victor Lawrence (cello); Robert Schaer, Rick Baptist (trumpet); James Thatcher, Lisa McCormick (French horn); Pete Gleadall (programming).
Audio Mixer: Andrew Dawson.
Recording information: Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA; Live Drum Tracks Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Record One, Sherman Oaks, CA; Soundeq Studios, Hollywood, CA.
Photographer: Ann Summa.
After going electro with producer Xenomania on their 2009 effort Yes, the Pet Shop Boys return to a more elaborate pop sound on Elysium. Produced by Kanye West affiliate Andrew Dawson, this 2012 release was previewed by "Winner," an uplifting, slowly building pop anthem that's perfect for this year's Olympics, which just happens to be held in the Boys' hometown of London. Listen for a reaction to critics on the self-referencing "Your Early Stuff," but loyal fans who love it when PSB go over-the-top can jump right to the exquisitely titled closer, "Requiem in Denim and Leopardskin."
Professional Reviews
Q (Magazine) (p.104) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here's wit, pathos, poignancy, optimism, insight, and some absolutely gorgeous music nestling among these 12-well crafted tracks."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.83) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Biting character portraits, such as the aging rocker in 'Your Early Stuff' and the depthless Lady Gaga-type in 'Ego Music,' are matched by a musical vocabulary which flies from Italo disco to low-slung funk..."
Disc 1
1 Leaving
2 Invisible
3 Winner
4 Your Early Stuff
5 Face Like That, A
6 Breathing Space
7 Ego Music
8 Hold On
9 Give it a Go
10 Memory Of The Future
11 Everything Means Something
12 Requiem In Denim And Leopardskin
Product Attributes
Artist Pet Shop Boys
Music Format Compact Disc
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