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Pet Shop Boys - Elysium Album
Pet Shop Boys - Elysium Album
Performer: Pet Shop Boys
Title: Elysium
Label: Parlophone
Country: UK & Europe
Released: 07 Sep 2012
Style: Synth-pop
Cat: P304 3912, 5099930439122
Rating: 4.2/5
Format: MP3, FLAC, WMA
FLAC size: 2742 mb | MP3 size: 1728 mb | WMA size: 1106 mb
Genre: Electronic / Pop
Tracklist

1Give It A Go
Arranged By [Orchestra] – Andrew Dawson, Ben Leathers, Joachim HorsleyConductor – Joachim HorsleyContractor – Mark Robertson Engineer [Assistant String Engineer] – Charlie PaakkariEngineer [Orchestra], Mixed By [Orchestra] – Robert FernandezGuitar – Adam TresslerPercussion – Lenny CastroRecorded By [Additional Vocals] – Mike RileyRecorded By [Lead Vocals] – Pete GleadallVocals [Additional] – Julie Waters, Maxine Waters, Oren Waters
3:53
2Ego Music
Vocals [Additional] – Sonos
3:06
3Winner
Arranged By [Orchestra] – Andrew Dawson, Ben Leathers, Joachim HorsleyConductor – Joachim HorsleyContractor – Mark Robertson Drums, Recorded By [Drums] – Ryan HoyleEngineer [Assistant String Engineer] – Charlie PaakkariEngineer [Orchestra], Mixed By [Orchestra] – Robert FernandezProgrammed By [Additional Programming], Guitar – Andrew Dawson
3:50
4A Face Like That
Programmed By [Additional Programming] – Andrew Dawson
5:07
5Everything Means Something
Engineer – Jim CaruanaEngineer [Assistant] – Anna UgarteProgrammed By [Additional Programming], Keyboards – Andrew Dawson
4:51
6Leaving
Arranged By [Orchestra] – Andrew Dawson, Ben Leathers, Joachim HorsleyConductor – Joachim HorsleyContractor – Mark Robertson Engineer [Assistant String Engineer] – Charlie PaakkariEngineer [Orchestra], Mixed By [Orchestra] – Robert FernandezPercussion – Lenny CastroRecorded By [Additional Vocals] – Mike RileyVocals [Additional] – James Fauntleroy, Julie Waters, Maxine Waters, Oren Waters
3:50
7Hold On
Arranged By [Orchestra] – Andrew Dawson, Ben Leathers, Joachim HorsleyBass – Vivi RamaConductor – Joachim HorsleyContractor – Mark Robertson Drums, Recorded By [Drums] – Ryan HoyleEngineer – Jim Caruana, Mike RileyEngineer [Assistant String Engineer] – Charlie PaakkariEngineer [Assistant] – Anna UgarteEngineer [Orchestra], Mixed By [Orchestra] – Robert FernandezVocals [Additional] – Alex Brown, Carmen Carter, Julie Waters, Luther Waters, Maxine Waters, Oren Waters, Sonos
3:20
8Invisible
Recorded By [Additional Vocals] – Mike RileyRecorded By [Assistant] – Max PlisskinVocals [Additional] – James Fauntleroy, Julie Waters, Maxine Waters, Oren Waters
5:05
9Breathing Space
Arranged By [Orchestra] – Andrew Dawson, Ben Leathers, Joachim HorsleyConductor – Joachim HorsleyContractor – Mark Robertson Drums – Andrew DawsonEngineer [Assistant String Engineer] – Charlie PaakkariEngineer [Orchestra], Mixed By [Orchestra] – Robert FernandezGuitar – Adam Tressler, Andrew DawsonVocals [Additional] – Sonos
5:11
10Memory Of The Future
Engineer – Jim CaruanaEngineer [Assistant] – Anna Ugarte
4:32
11Requiem In Denim And Leopardskin
Arranged By [Orchestra] – Andrew Dawson, Ben Leathers, Joachim HorsleyArranged By [Original Arrangement] – Pet Shop BoysBass – Vivi RamaConductor – Joachim HorsleyContractor – Mark Robertson Engineer [Assistant String Engineer] – Charlie PaakkariEngineer [Orchestra], Mixed By [Orchestra] – Robert FernandezGuitar – Adam TresslerPercussion – Lenny CastroRecorded By [Additional Vocals] – Mike RileyRecorded By [Lead Vocals] – Pete GleadallVocals [Additional] – Julie Waters, Maxine Waters, Oren Waters
5:49
12Your Early Stuff
Recorded By [Additional Vocals] – Mike RileyVocals [Additional] – Julie Waters, Maxine Waters, Oren Waters
2:33

Versions

CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
5099968286323Pet Shop Boys Elysium ‎(CD, Album)Gala Records , Parlophone5099968286323Russia2012
0190295852771Pet Shop Boys Elysium ‎(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180)Parlophone0190295852771Europe2017
509993 19772 2 7Pet Shop Boys Elysium ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial)Astralwerks 509993 19772 2 7Russia2012
5099930439122Pet Shop Boys Elysium ‎(CD, Album)Parlophone5099930439122Brazil2012
nonePet Shop Boys Elysium ‎(13xFile, AAC, Album, RE, 256)ParlophonenoneUnknown

Credits

  • CelloDavid Low, Dennis Karmazyn, Tim Landauer, Vanessa Freebairn-Smith, Victor Lawrence
  • Design, Art DirectionFarrow, PSB
  • Engineer, Mixed ByAndrew Dawson
  • French HornJim Thatcher, Lisa McCormick
  • ManagementAngela Becker
  • Management [Pr]Murray Chalmers
  • Mastered ByChris Athens
  • Mixed By [Assistant]Jorge Velasco
  • PerformerPet Shop Boys
  • Photography By [Psb Photograph]Ann Summa
  • ProducerAndrew Dawson, Pet Shop Boys
  • Programmed By [Additional Programming], Engineer [Additional Engineering]Pete Gleadall
  • TrumpetRick Baptist, Rob Schaer
  • ViolaAndrew Duckles, David Walther, Jessica Van Velzen Freer, Matt Funes
  • ViolinAna Landauer, Clayton Haslop, Endre Granat, Mark Robertson , Neli Nikolaeva, Peter Kent , Sam Fischer, Serena McKinney
  • Written-ByGeorg Frideric Handel (tracks: 8), Neil Tennant And Chris Lowe (tracks: 1 to 7, 9 to 12), Chris Lowe And Neil Tennant (tracks: 8)

Notes

Gatefold card sleeve with booklet.
Sticker on shrink-wrap. French copies with different sticker.

Recorded at Soundeq Studios, Hollywood CA, Capitol Studios, Hollywood CA, Record One, Sherman Oaks CA.
Mixed at Glenwood Place, Burbank CA and Soundeq Studios, Hollywood CA.
Mastered at Sterling Sound NYC.
Orchestra recorded at Capitol Studios, Hollywood CA.
Drums performed and recorded at Live Drum Tracks studios, Los Angeles CA. (Tracks 3 & 8).

Published by Sony ATV Music Ltd.

℗ 2012. The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Pet Shop Boys Partnership Ltd under exclusive licence to EMI Records Ltd. © 2012 Pet Shop Boys Partnership Ltd under exclusive licence to EMI Records Ltd.
© 2012 EMI Records Ltd.

Release dates:
07 Sep 2012 - Germany etc.
10 Sep 2012 - UK
12 Sep 2012 - Sweden

Barcodes

  • Barcode: 5099930439122
  • Matrix / Runout: 3043912 AC83946-01 manufactured by optimal media GmbH
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L573
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 9743
  • Rights Society: SDRM/BIEM
  • Label Code: LC0299

Companies

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Pet Shop Boys Partnership Ltd.
  • Licensed To – EMI Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Pet Shop Boys Partnership Ltd.
  • Licensed To – EMI Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – EMI Records Ltd.
  • Published By – Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd.
  • Recorded At – Capitol Studios
  • Recorded At – Live Drum Tracks Studios
  • Recorded At – Soundeq Studios
  • Recorded At – Record One, Los Angeles
  • Mixed At – Glenwood Place Studios
  • Mixed At – Soundeq Studios
  • Mastered At – Sterling Sound
  • Manufactured By – Optimal Media GmbH – AC83946

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Comments (6)
Andromajurus
Ignored this album for 5 years. I regret I did it.
The best song in this album is "Everything Means Something".
Probably the best song since the golden days of Introspective.
I can't understand why the singles picking were weird (Leaving/Memories...)
Flas
Elysium is better than Release,
When Elysium came out, I listened to it a few times. It usually takes me a few listens to get to know each song, and I had mixed feelings about the album.
Leaving is brilliant, although the obscure lyrics are actually a bit depressing.
Invisible is definitely also depressing, I think its like the aftermath of Being Boring, after the 70's, 90's and in the 2010' you are old and invisible to the younger generations...

Winner, well, that was written for the London Olympics... Ego Music is actually the favourite song in the album of my 7 year old kid, along with 'Hold On' brilliant uplifting, music.

Each album has one or two songs I just can't stand, and in this case, it is 'Your Early Stuff' seems like a filler track to the album.
I guess the Elysium experiment to expand Pet Shop Boys ability to write music in different styles sometimes makes fans very dissappointed.
But I think this is a nice 'grown up' album, as they stated, a chill out masterpiece.
Biaemi
I think this album has got some unfair criticism. Granted it's no Behaviour, Actually or Very, but there's still some great material here. Leaving, Invisible, Requiem In Denim and Leopardskin and Ego Music are my favorites. The album does have one of their worst songs ever in Hold On though, and I still maintain that A Face Like That should have been the lead single over Winner (which is definitely one of their weaker tracks too.) I've found the B-sides of the era so far to be some of the best songs they've ever done though, particularly A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi, The Way Through The Woods and In His Imagination, so they definitely haven't lost their touch. Anyone who's looking for them to produce music with the same sound as their 80's albums though may struggle to get into this one. I wouldn't say its their best album, but far from their worst.
Dagdage
Very disappointing album. I was expecting NOTHING like this. I was hoping for another album like 'Yes,' or even 'Fundamental.' In my opinion, this album has three solid tracks - these being "Leaving," "Invisible," and the closing track "Requiem..." Other than that, I find nothing of interest here.
As for the deluxe edition of 'Elysium,' the instrumentals are nice novelties to own, but why add another version of "The Way Through The Woods"? Granted, it's a great song, but they really should have put the fan-favorite "A Certain (Je Ne Sais Quoi)" as the bonus track - either in its original or remixed form.
I'm a dedicated PSB fan, but I must say that I am beyond saddened by 'Elysium,' as it really reflects the age of both Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe.
doesnt Do You
Awful album, really...
Cobandis
It's always been a tricky situation whenever 80s pop bands tried to make it into the 90s and beyond and it's the same case with PSB here. Their latest album lacks originality and doesn't offer anything special. I do believe that this duo is a talented pair with a lot of good tracks under their belt but this later offering will be forgotten rather quick. At least their previous album had three good tracks (Love Etc., More Than A Dream, The Way It Used To Be) but there are no surprises here. And if you consider this album amazing, my only recommendation is to listen to more music; in all fairness there are ton of better music out there even by 2012 standards. With that said I think the only good thing here is the opening track and that's where it ends.