Pet Shop Boys - Somewhere
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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.
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.
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!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've seen Neil and Chris perform a number of times, but this for me, was the pinnacle of their live shows. Why? Read morePublished on January 27, 2014 by Londonnoise
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 morePublished on January 18, 2008 by Randy Prevost
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 morePublished on September 10, 2007 by Steve J.
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 morePublished on November 1, 2005 by Nicolas Velasco
1. Yesterday When I Was Mad
2. Truck Driver and His Mate
3. Se a Vida e
4. Hallo Spaceboy
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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
I 'm a huge PSB fan and was very disappointed by the concert footage, The concert itself was not worth filming. Read morePublished on August 7, 2004 by Unquiet American
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
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