Published on July 31st, 2012 | by Daniel0
The Pet Shop Boys have Confirmed Details of their New Album Titled ‘Elysium’
Having waited for a response from the Pet Shop Boys to the seemingly endless comebacks, they have rewarded us with a new album titled ‘Elysium’. The details have been confirmed. This will be the 11th studio album for the band and you can catch it in early September 2012. The electro duo has managed to maintain a low profile despite their considerable talent and the amount of respect they enjoy within the music industry. Andrew Dawson produced their latest effort. He is the producer that is closely associated with Kanye West. The official release date is the 10th of September and we understand that the new album contains 12 tracks. One of the highlights is their recent single ‘Invisible’.
Is this a comeback or have they never been away?
Somehow it seems as if the Pet Shop Boys have been on a hiatus but their talent continues to impresses. Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant are icons of the 1980s but they still have relevance for the modern generation. They said that they wanted the new album to be set in a totally different environment. Los Angeles is not new to them (they have made frequent visits there). However this was the first time that they chose to record material there. Andrew Dawson is credited with helping them to create a very fresh album with clear sound production.
This new LP follows ‘Yes’, the studio album which was released in 2009. Earlier this year they released the B-sides collection ‘Format’. In fact this double album consisted of 38 tracks. It featured their releases from 1996 to 2009. Their previous B-Sides release came in 1995 with ‘Alternative’. That particular set featured the B-Sides that they had done from 1985 to 1994.
What about the tracklisting?
- ‘Your Early Stuff’
- ‘A Face Like That’
- ‘Breathing Space’
- ‘Ego Music’
- ‘Hold On’
- ‘Give It A Go’
- ‘Memory Of The Future’
- ‘Everything Means Something’
- ‘Requiem In Denim And Leopardskin’
On the 10th of September ‘Elysium’ will be released in the UK. It comes in a standard and limited edition. The limited edition entitles buyers to a double CD which includes some LP tracks and instrumentals. Earlier this year Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant spent three months in LA working with the producer Andrew Dawson. These are the results of those efforts. Here is a sample of the Pet Shop Boys in full swing during 1986: