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Pet Shop Boys - Somewhere (1997)

Pet Shop Boys  |  NR |  DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Pet Shop Boys
  • Format: Color, Dolby, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Image Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: May 2, 2000
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6305835241
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #518,488 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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A documentary and performance at the Savoy Theatre, June 1997, featuring Pet Shop Boys originals and covers of songs by David Bowie, the Village People and Leonard Bernstein. Songs: Yesterday When I Was Mad, Truck Driver and His Mate, Se a Vida e, Hallo Spaceboy, To Step Aside, Go West, The Theatre, It's a Sin/I Will Survive, Discoteca, Can You Forgive Her?, Somewhere, Rent, Being Boring, Left to My Own Devices.

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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Fabulous! April 3, 2000
Format:DVD
The DVD has not been released at the time of this review. I do have the VCD version from Malaysia.
Instead of touring, the Pet Shop Boys held concerts for 3 weeks at the Savoy Theatre in London's west end.
This program begins with a behind-the-scenes documentary. You can watch PSB practice and get prepared for the show. There are great interviews and interaction between the boys.
Then, the concert begins. It is FABULOUS. If you like the Pet Shop Boys, or any electronic music, you'll really enjoy this concert. They play great songs from many of their albums, while avoiding the worn out hits.
This concert is more simple than their "Performance" concert, which had too much going on for my taste. There is a very clever stage setup, and use of big screens that are marvelous. (I won't let the cat out of the bag on what they do with the screens.) Neil's vocals are great - the concert is perfect!
There is the documentary, then the following songs: Yesterday When I Was Mad, Truck Driver and his Mate, Se a Vida é, Hallo Spaceboy, To Step Aside, Go West, The Theatre, It's a Sin/I Will Survive, Discoteca, Can You Forgive Her?, Somewhere, Rent, Being Boring, Left to my Own Devices.
I highly suggest you order this DVD. It is so cheap! If you're a fan, I know you'll buy it. If you're not very familiar with PSB, this will introduce you to the boys, and give you a chance to see them at their best.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AT LAST SOMEWHERE IS HERE! May 3, 2000
By A Customer
Format:DVD
For almost four years I have been seeking a NTSC compatible dub of the Euro forbidden fruit "Somewhere - Live In concert". My search has ended. With an American release I joyously recieved my copy today. I can tell you without doubt this is 100% a must have for any Pet Shop Boys fan (and for any music fan appriciative of a subtley brilliant live performance.) I was most struck by the fact that (in my memory) this is the first time "documentary" footage of Neil and Chris has been availible (at least in the US.) To see them behind the scenes was more than worth the cost of the product! Other than that, there is a brilliant set of Pet Shop standards, and some more obscure B sides as well. I had the feeling I might be the only American singing along to 'Truck Driver and His Mate'. In any case, this is a must have. You will not be sorry.
Chris
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Must for True Pet Shop Boys Fans July 11, 2001
By C. Clay
Format:DVD
If you're a fan of the Pet Shop Boys, then you should have this in your collection. The DVD runs about 90 minutes, with the first 25 minutes being a behind the scenes look at preparing for opening night and a brief behind the scenes tour of the Savoy Theatre. The remaining 65 minutes is a very well done concert that includes "Yesterday When I Was Mad", "Go West", "Hello Spaceboy", "To Step Aside", "Discoteca", "The Theatre", a fun remix of "It's A Sin/I Will Survive" and of course "Somewhere". Encore's include "Rent" and "Left to my Own Devices". There are several other selections as well. The due of Neil & Chris perform with the energetic Sylvia Mason-James who has remade some classic covers including "Touch Me In The Morning" (which is not on this DVD). Critics of this concert claim it was lifeless and lacked energy. In defense of the dynamic due of Euro-Pop, one must remember that the Pet Shop Boys probably do not have the bankroll of Cher or N'Sync. Hence, the effects (be it lighting or other stage antics) is somewhat limited. Unlike earlier concerts, this one failed to get 5 stars simply because, although it was extremely good, it didn't carry me to the next level. I don't believe you will be disappointed with this very fine performance. To be quite honest, I simply had to have it because it includes that fabulous Barbra Streisand song "Somewhere". You need it for the same reason, plus the other classics like "The Theater"! Get the girls together and enjoy an evening with friends while you sit back and watch the pop duo perform to a London crowd.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth the purchase December 26, 2000
Format:DVD
Let's face it, you aren't going to buy this unless you are a big fan of the band. I am a big fan and here are my two cents. First, I read in some previous reviews tht the sound was awful on this DVD. I don't think it is terrible but it definitely does not sound like you are there, it sounds recorded, but in the end this is a trivial matter.
The sound is still good, just not what you'd hope for on a DVD. The disc is a live show from 1997 in London. The show contains songs from the earlier albums like Rent, It's a sin and Being Boring, but it also contains what were new releases like Hallo Spaceboy, Discoteca and Somewhere. I think it is worth the purchase. It is filmed in a small theatre, actually the theatre that inspired the song "Theatre" and is an intimate look at the band... Close up shots and some interviews before the performance. If your a big fan go ahead and buy it... I don't regret purchasing a copy and neither will you.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Format:VHS Tape
This is a wonderful concert video/documentary from their show at London's Savoy Theatre in '97 (from the time of "Bilingual").
The first part, the documentary, is a bit boring, but it can be endless fun to watch Chris and Neil take catty little potshots at each other. Some of the other interviews are interesting as well, from the dancer/choreographer to the Boy's tour manager. It's interesting to listen to what they do and how they do it. It takes a lot to bring the Boys on tour.
The second part, the conert, is fantastic! The set is minimal (big shock, hehe) and the dancing is a bit stiff. Big deal! It's the bloody Pet Shop Boys, sweetie!
Most notably, they seamlessly mix "I Will Survive" with "It's a Sin". Also, "Hallo Spaceboy", "The Truck Driver and His Mate", "Discoteca" and a lot more! Mind blowing!
If you're a PSB fan, BUY THIS NOW!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars From Someone Who Was There
I've seen Neil and Chris perform a number of times, but this for me, was the pinnacle of their live shows. Why? Read more
Published 5 months ago by Londonnoise
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have for PSB Fans!
I purchased "Somewhere" to add to my collection and to support market awareness for the Boys in the U.S. I'm glad I did; it was worth it. Read more
Published on January 18, 2008 by Randy Prevost
4.0 out of 5 stars Why so short?
I love the Pet shop boys and liked the concert. Faults-it was too short and also does not have some of their biggest hits. Read more
Published on September 10, 2007 by Robert 3086
4.0 out of 5 stars GoOd, BuT NoT ThEiR BeSt...
I have to admit I really love the Pet Shop Boys, I think their music is great and stuff; however, this concert would have been much easier to enjoy if the sound and picture quality... Read more
Published on November 1, 2005 by Nicolas Velasco
4.0 out of 5 stars Track Listing
Track Listing

1. Yesterday When I Was Mad

2. Truck Driver and His Mate

3. Se a Vida e

4. Hallo Spaceboy

5. Read more
Published on July 14, 2005 by Alfred Verhoeven
5.0 out of 5 stars another "somewhere" dvd???
i have no idea what "dol" is supposed to mean, but could this actually be "performance"?

"performance" was brilliant, released on vhs and discontinued years ago, finally... Read more
Published on September 4, 2004 by Raymond G. Tucker
3.0 out of 5 stars great set list lame concert
I 'm a huge PSB fan and was very disappointed by the concert footage, The concert itself was not worth filming. Read more
Published on August 7, 2004 by Unquiet American
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Have most of there albums, but have never seen a concert live or on video. Untill now. It was great. Not as energetic as I though, but never-the-less Fabulous.
Published on April 6, 2004 by Ben Gutierrez
4.0 out of 5 stars Not everywhere
I must confess that I will buy anything Pet Shop Boys. However, this is one for the true fans and not even just for those who happen to like their music. Read more
Published on September 8, 2003 by Charles Sutherland
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
This is the third PSB video I've picked up and it is my absolute favorite. The coverage of the concert is well shot and gives you a good feel for what it would have been like to... Read more
Published on July 31, 2003 by D. Hansen
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