PET SHOP BOYS - SALFORD, UK 2012 (GLITCH-FREE VERSION)

December 9, 2012 – 4:54 am

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PET SHOP BOYS
Salford 2012 [no label, 1CD]

BBC Philharmonic Presents, live at the BBC Media Centre, Salford, Lancashire, UK; December 5, 2012. (First broadcast December 6, 2012) Excellent FM broadcast.

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Update: December 13, 2012

Earlier, Half_Pint shared a copy of this show (still shared below) which, unfortunately, had some dropouts. Since then, SavetheWail has shared an alternate version on Dime which, as SavetheWail noted, “as far as I can tell, there are no static interruptions or dropouts.”

Thanks to SavetheWail for taping and sharing the tracks.

Recording Lineage
FM > Hauppage WinTV PCI FM receiver > Audacity

Post processing…
The recording was skewed to the right channel and has been bit corrected (centralised) through Algorithmix Sound Laundry’s “DC Removal” plugin.The whole thing has then been passed through L3 MultiMaximizer to boost the levels, but not so much that it is pushed into compression.

Glitch-free version:

Track 01. In Concert introduction by Jo Whiley 1:08 (1.8MB)
Track 02. Tonight is Forever 4:47 (7.6MB)
Track 03. Neil Tennent concert and personnel introduction 1:30 (2.4MB)
Track 04. This Must Be the Place I Waited Years to Leave 5:46 (9.2MB)
Track 05. Can You Forgive Her 4:05 (6.5MB)
Track 06. Memory of the Future 4:03 (6.5MB)
Track 07. Miracles 4:23 (7.0MB)
Track 08. Leaving 3:48 (6.1MB)
Track 09. It Couldn’t Happen Here Introduction (2.3MB)
Track 10. It Couldn’t Happen Here 5:28 (8.7MB)
Track 11. Breathing Space 5:24 (8.6MB)
Track 12. New York City Boy 4:19 (6.9MB)
Track 13. The Survivors 5:04 (8.1MB)
Track 14. For All Of Us 5:01 (8.0MB)
Track 15. He Dreamed of Machines Introduction 1:33 (2.4MB)
Track 16. He Dreamed of Machines 6:17 (10.0MB)
Track 17. Hold On 3:39 (5.8MB)
Track 18. West End Girls 4:46 (7.6MB)
Track 19. Requiem Introduction and thanks 0:45 (1.2MB)
Track 20. Requiem for Denim and Leopard Skin 5:57 (9.5MB)
Track 21. Post Concert Interview 3:49 (6.1MB)

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The draw is a) hearing the Pet Shop Boys live b) their new songs c) having Johnny Marr with the group again or d) all of the above.

This is what Neil Tennant posted at petshopboys.co.uk on December 6, 2012:

Last night’s concert with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra was a wonderful experience for us. The orchestra played with such luxurious power and conviction, conducted by Dominic Wheeler, and the Manchester Chamber Choir brought ethereal beauty to, for instance, “Miracles” and “He Dreamed Of Machines” (from our new piece about Alan Turing).

To hear Johnny Marr playing the guitar riff from “This Must Be The Place I Waited Years To Leave” was a real thrill so many years after he played on the original record; his acoustic guitar playing on “Breathing Space” was gorgeous.

Other highlights for me were performing live for the first time “It Couldn’t Happen Here”, “The Survivors” and “For All Of Us”. Sven Helbig’s orchestral arrangements were both magnificent and subtle: “New York City Boy” was returned to Broadway; “He Dreamed Of Machines” had a pale beauty. Many thanks to everyone at the BBC, Parlophone and our management and tour personnel for making it happen, to Pete Gleadall for programming and to Jo Whiley for introducing it.

Thanks to Half_Pint who recorded the show and shared the tracks on Dime. Track 2 is patched from the recording by ENNISELLIS (also shared on Dime) - Thanks!

Picture by Kate Southall/BBC - Thanks!

Lineage:
Salford Media Centre > BBC Radio FM network >
Holme Moss (regional transmitter for Northwest England) >

Indoor four element Uda/Yagi Band II (FM) aerial >
Denon TU260L tuner >
Asus Essence ST soundcard >

Audacity 1.2.6 under MS Windows XP Pro >
Flac level 8 (Trader’s Little Helper 2.7)

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

Please Do Not Hammer The Links. Due to the size of some of the files, please be very patient when downloading the tracks. It could be that the server was very busy. The tracks should still be around. Please try again later. Kindly email us at [email protected] if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files.

Microgaps or dropouts inherent in the source material.

Track 01. Tonight Is Forever 5′01 (8.0MB)
Track 02. musicians 1′21 (2.1MB)
Track 03. This Must Be The Place I Waited Years To Leave 5′46 (9.2MB)
Track 04. Can You Forgive Her 4′06 (6.5MB)
Track 05. Memory Of The Future 4′02 (6.4MB)
Track 06. Miracles 4′18 (6.9MB)
Track 07. Leaving 3′53 (6.2MB)
Track 08. patter 1′21 (2.1MB)
Track 09. It Shouldn’t Happen Anywhere (It Couldn’t Happen Here) 5′47 (9.2MB)
Track 10. Breathing Space 5′33 (8.9MB)
Track 11. New York City Boy 4′18 (6.9MB)
Track 12. The Survivors 5′09 (8.2MB)
Track 13. For All Of Us 6′03 (9.7MB)
Track 14. He Dreamed Of Machines 6′33 (10.5MB)
Track 15. Hold On 3′25 (5.5MB)
Track 16. West End Girls 5′37 (9.0MB)
Track 17. Requiem In Denim and Leopard Skin 5′51 (9.4MB)
Track 18. credits 0′19 (546k)
Track 19. interview 3′48 (6.1MB)
Track 20. outro (next week, etc) 0′32 (885k)
82 mins

Lineup:
Neil Tennant
Johnny Marr
Ben Adams
Pete Leddell
Chris Lowe

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader Yuri Torchinsky
Conductor Dominic Wheeler
Manchester Chamber Choir

Click here to order the Pet Shop Boys’ Elysium (released September 2012). Tracks include Leaving, Breathing Space, Hold On, Memory Of The Future and Requiem In Denim and Leopard Skin.

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  1. 27 Responses to “PET SHOP BOYS - SALFORD, UK 2012 (GLITCH-FREE VERSION)”

  2. Thanks very much for this - I missed the radio show, so it is good have it now.

    By Alan Futter on Dec 10, 2012

  3. Amazing!!! Thank you so much!

    By Happy jap on Dec 12, 2012

  4. Fantastic! Please share version in flac. West End Girls have clicks.

    By JC on Dec 13, 2012

  5. West End Girls have clicks.

    THOSE ARE CHICKS NOT CLICKS

    By DROPKICKSARGE on Dec 13, 2012

  6. Thanks! New York City Boy works surprisingly well with the orchestra.

    By Andrew Sherman on Dec 13, 2012

  7. It’s great the mastering on these files.

    Is there any chance to get the lossless files (WAV/FLAC)?

    Thx.

    By Francisco on Dec 15, 2012

  8. where `d that gerbil go?

    By Wilhelm Scream on Dec 18, 2012

  9. Up your ass Wilhelm,now you best get to bed, your mama needs you to look for a job tomorrow cause your 45 and can’t be living at home forever…..yes Nazereth were big once but times have moved on a bit!

    By Happy jap on Dec 19, 2012

  10. must be great to be 14 and so worldly

    By Jappy hap on Dec 19, 2012

  11. Your Mama didn’t complain but you know that because you held here legs for me….don’t be offended round eyes just go listen to you Paul Revere 8 track!

    By Happy jap on Dec 19, 2012

  12. I think Jappy Hap may like them to be 14 eh Jappy (chicken)

    By Henry R on Dec 19, 2012

  13. Lol that so funny!

    By Happy jap on Dec 19, 2012

  14. Hey Jappy Don’t bitch out cause our fav band got insulted, you’ll always have the 8 track of greatest hits and sweet memories of your step daddy fondling you to under the cushion to the sweet sounds of “kicks”.

    By Max Webster on Dec 19, 2012

  15. kicks..just like me..hungry..steppin` out..great airplane strike..such great tunes ..I wonder if there has ever been a decent jap rock and roll band . Not likely unless someone comes up with a way for an entire band to play through a karaoke nachine.

    By Jappy hap on Dec 19, 2012

  16. Max Webster
    lamest band on the planet next to kyu sakamoto and his sukiyaki angels.

    By Jappy hap on Dec 19, 2012

  17. Max Webster lame band? Yeah ya think? Ever here of irony? You furfag….look it up when you’re not blasting yer Paul Revere 8 tracks in between your terrifying flashbacks of your step daddy finger fucking you lol. I think as many people listen to max Webster as they do Paul Revere so yeah your right if not the brightest lite on the Christmas tree!

    By Max Webster on Dec 20, 2012

  18. temper temper max someone needs to relax and oh..so many homophobic references tsk tsk.

    By jappy hap on Dec 20, 2012

  19. TOUGH GUY ALERT. TOUGH GUY IN THE CHAT ROOM !

    By DROPKICK SARGE on Dec 20, 2012

  20. I’m quick relaxed Jappy jap as I know your true identy and what you get up on the web so I think I can make these comments in more of an observational context although it may come across as temper it just outing you, you don’t mind do you? We’re all adults! (Wink) steak house parking lot , police 2001 ….you remember don’t you?

    By Max Webster on Dec 20, 2012

  21. Hey Jappy jap, ever heard of a LOltz? Your about to find out, I’d change your passwords quicklly cause I think you about to get outed buddy!

    By Happy Jap on Dec 20, 2012

  22. Hey Jappy A furfag is a term used by hackers for people who have sex with animals you moron when that term comes up it means your gonna get owned :) I’d do some googling and Chang my pw lol!

    By Happy Jap on Dec 20, 2012

  23. HOLY COW SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THESE KIDS MOTHERS LEAVE THE ROOM .

    By DROPKICK SARGE on Dec 20, 2012

  24. another frothing curser

    By barth on Dec 20, 2012

  25. another frothing curser

    BARTH , I LIKE YOUR STYLE, WE BOTH KNOW IT`S A MIXTURE OF SILLY AND STUPID WHEN KIDS SIT BEHIND THEIR PARENTS COMPUTER AND SWEAR AT THE WORLD , LIKE I MENTIONED BEFORE, WE HAVE A TOUGH GUY ALERT. TOUGH GUY IN THE CHAT ROOM !
    MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE .

    By DROPKICK SARGE on Dec 21, 2012

  26. ho ho ho

    By barth on Dec 21, 2012

  27. hee hee hee

    By the eggman on Dec 22, 2012

  28. ha ha ha

    By paul the walrus on Dec 22, 2012

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