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Pet Shop Boys - Bilingual (2018 Remastered Version)(LP) ((Vinyl))
Pet Shop Boys: Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe.
Additional personnel includes: Choral Academy Of Moscow, Sylvia Mason-James (vocals); Johnny Marr (guitars, background vocals); SheBoom (drums, percussion); Pete Gleadall (programming).
Producers include: Pet Shop Boys, Chris Porter, Danny Tenaglia.
Engineers include: Bob Kraushaar, Simon Cotsworth, Chris Porter.
"To Step Aside" was nominated for a 1998 Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording.
These electronic pop maestros write and arrange lush songs that are as elegant as they are streetwise. For BILINGUAL, they've recruited house-music maven Danny Tenaglia as a co-producer and, in a nod to trip-hop music, given themselves a stronger percussive presence. They've also immersed themselves in the music of Latin America. The lyrics on BILINGUAL are peppered with Spanish phrases. A bossa nova influence is apparent on some songs; they even sample Astrud Gilberto and Stan Getz.
But the classic Pet Shop Boys sound remains in the detached voice of Neil Tennant, who is forever proving that it's possible to convey powerful emotions while singing so coldly. The Pet Shop Boys' typically gorgeous orchestrations are also present in full force. They continue to update their sound for the times without losing any of their original spark.
- RSD Release Date: n/a
- Genre: Pop