Pet Shop Boys ‎– Elysium

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Elysium
1-1 Leaving
Arranged By [Orchestra] – Andrew Dawson, Ben Leathers, Joachim HorsleyConductor – Joachim HorsleyContractor – Mark Robertson (3)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
1-2 Invisible
Recorded By [Additional Vocals. Assistant] – Max PlisskinRecorded By [Additional Vocals] – Mike RileyVocals [Additional] – James Fauntleroy*, Julie Waters*, Maxine Waters, Oren Waters
5:05
1-3 Winner
Arranged By [Orchestra] – Andrew Dawson, Ben Leathers, Joachim HorsleyConductor – Joachim HorsleyContractor – Mark Robertson (3)Drums, Recorded By [Drums] – Ryan HoyleEngineer [Assistant String Engineer] – Charlie PaakkariEngineer [Orchestra], Mixed By [Orchestra] – Robert FernandezProgrammed By [Additional], Guitar – Andrew Dawson
3:50
1-4 Your Early Stuff
Recorded By [Additional Vocals] – Mike RileyVocals [Additional] – Julie Waters*, Maxine Waters, Oren Waters
2:33
1-5 A Face Like That
Programmed By [Additional] – Andrew Dawson
5:07
1-6 Breathing Space
Arranged By [Orchestra] – Andrew Dawson, Ben Leathers, Joachim HorsleyConductor – Joachim HorsleyContractor – Mark Robertson (3)Drums – Andrew DawsonEngineer [Assistant String Engineer] – Charlie PaakkariEngineer [Orchestra], Mixed By [Orchestra] – Robert FernandezGuitar – Adam Tressler, Andrew DawsonVocals [Additional] – Sonos
5:10
1-7 Ego Music
Vocals [Additional] – Sonos
3:05
1-8 Hold On
Arranged By [Orchestra] – Andrew Dawson, Ben Leathers, Joachim HorsleyBass – Vivi RamaConductor – Joachim HorsleyContractor – Mark Robertson (3)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
3:19
1-9 Give It A Go
Arranged By [Orchestra] – Andrew Dawson, Ben Leathers, Joachim HorsleyConductor – Joachim HorsleyContractor – Mark Robertson (3)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
1-10 Memory Of The Future
Engineer – Jim CaruanaEngineer [Assistant] – Anna Ugarte
4:31
1-11 Everything Means Something
Engineer – Jim CaruanaEngineer [Assistant] – Anna UgarteProgrammed By [Additional], Keyboards – Andrew Dawson
4:50
1-12 Requiem In Denim And Leopardskin
Arranged By [Orchestra] – Andrew Dawson, Ben Leathers, Joachim HorsleyArranged By [Original Orchestra Arrangement] – Pet Shop BoysBass – Vivi RamaConductor – Joachim HorsleyContractor – Mark Robertson (3)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
Elysium Instrumental
2-1 Leaving (Instrumental) 3:50
2-2 Invisible (Instrumental) 5:05
2-3 Winner (Instrumental) 3:50
2-4 Your Early Stuff (Instrumental) 2:33
2-5 A Face Like That (Instrumental) 5:07
2-6 Breathing Space (Instrumental) 5:10
2-7 Ego Music (Instrumental) 3:05
2-8 Hold On (Instrumental) 3:12
2-9 Give It A Go (Instrumental) 3:53
2-10 Memory Of The Future (Instrumental) 4:31
2-11 Everything Means Something (Instrumental) 4:50
2-12 Requiem In Denim And Leopardskin (Instrumental) 5:48

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Hardback box set with card inner sleeves and 12 page booklet (all fronts spot varnished).
Sticker on shrink-wrap. French copies with different sticker.

There are no credits for the instrumental versions given in the booklet.

℗ 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.

Made in the EU

Release dates:
07 Sep 2012 - Germany, Switzerland
10 Sep 2012 - UK
11 Sep 2012 - US
12 Sep 2012 - Sweden

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5099991597724
  • Label Code: LC0299
  • Rights Society: SDRM/BIEM
  • Other (CD1 Catalog#): 5099940462721
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): 4046272 AC84047-01
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): ifpi L573
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): IFPI 9751
  • Other (CD2 Catalog#): 5099940462820
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): 4049282 AC84047-02
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2): ifpi L573
  • Mould SID Code (CD2): IFPI 9744

Other Versions (5 of 28) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
P304 3912, 5099930439122 Pet Shop Boys Elysium(CD, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone P304 3912, 5099930439122 UK & Europe 2012 Sell This Version
509993 19772 2 7 Pet Shop Boys Elysium(CD, Album) Astralwerks 509993 19772 2 7 US 2012 Sell This Version
TOCP-71422·23, TOCP-71421 Pet Shop Boys Elysium(CD, Album + CD, Album + Box, Ltd) Parlophone, Parlophone TOCP-71422·23, TOCP-71421 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
A3352-2L, 50999 30439122 Pet Shop Boys Elysium(CD, Album) Push Typhoon, EMI A3352-2L, 50999 30439122 China 2012 Sell This Version
none Pet Shop Boys Elysium - Instrumentals(CDr, Album, Promo, Unofficial) Parlophone (2) none Brazil 2012 Sell This Version

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somestranger

somestranger

December 31, 2013
I like that the Pet Shop Boys seem aware that their style meanders between albums. One album can be club oriented, hard electronic while the next can be melancholy and feature more strings and orchestras. Luckily I love both synths and strings and this album is firmly in the latter category.

“Elysium” is full of mellow electronic pop and a striking contrast to the prior album, “Yes”.

Although this album isn’t likely to be cranked on the car stereo, or at the club, it’s a pleasant and relaxing listen. It may get too “sleepy”, if you’re not in the mood for it, but maybe that’s the point - some albums fit certain moods - and this is definitely a mood album.

The arrangements and lyrical content are classic Pet Shop Boys with the typical mix of clever songs and wry delivery but the real stand-out gem on here is the brilliant “Memory Of The Future”.

The bonus disc of instrumentals isn’t as interesting as the bonus dub mixes on “Yes” but, again, I get the impression that they’re meant to be background music for when you’re in a chill-out mood on a Sunday morning. Now I know which disc to reach for while reading the papers and having a coffee at the weekend!
Numanoid

Numanoid

October 9, 2012
Leaving (OK synth-pop tune), Invisible (a future classic, lovely downtempo track), Winner (made to fit today's pop taste, not my taste), Your early stuff (a bitching track, in the vein of Yesterday when I was mad, but not as good as that musically), A face like that (OK minor key synth-pop), Breathing space (acoustic Release-style track), Ego Music (another bitching track, with spoken lyrics ala Left to my own devices, pretty bizarre), Hold on (musical style track, with cheesy optimistic lyrics), Give it a go (rather not), Memory of the future (upbeat downtempo synth-pop), Everything means something (lounge pop oblivion), Requiem... (disco-house pop, sounds a bit Bilingual).

All in all a bit of a disappointment, but there is one great track included at least, nobody does heartbroken downtempo synthmusic like PSB do on "Invisible"
Mr-Love

Mr-Love

September 13, 2012
edited over 7 years ago

Could actually be their best album since Very, but as with all albums ever since it's very hit and miss, with instant classics like Leaving coupled with throwaway tracks like Winner.