Pet Shop Boys ‎– Memory Of The Future

Parlophone ‎– CDR 6889, Parlophone ‎– 50999 7 35268 2 7
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1 Memory Of The Future (New Single Mix)
Engineer [Additional Engineering] – Pete GleadallEngineer [Original Track Engineered By] – Andrew DawsonPerformer – Pet Shop BoysProducer [Original Track Produced By] – Andrew Dawson, Pet Shop BoysRemix, Producer [Additional Production] – Stuart Price
2 Listening
Engineer – Pete GleadallMixed By – Bob KraushaarPerformer, Producer – Pet Shop Boys
3 One Night
Mixed By – Bob KraushaarPerformer, Producer – Pet Shop BoysProgrammed By, Engineer – Pete Gleadall
4 Inside
Engineer – Pete GleadallMixed By – Bob KraushaarPerformer, Producer – Pet Shop Boys

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Released in a cardboard sleeve.
Sleeve is printed with spot varnish on front and back.

Release dates:
Germany: 28 Dec. 2012
UK: 31 Dec. 2012

Published by Cage Music Ltd/Sony ATV Music.

(P) 2012 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Pet Shop Boys Partnership Ltd under exclusive licence to EMI Records Ltd. (C) 2012 Pet Shop Boys Partnership Ltd under exclusive licence to EMI Records Ltd.
(C) 2012 EMI Records Ltd.

Made in the E.U.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 50999 7 35268 2 7
  • Barcode (Scanned (EAN 13)): 5099973526827
  • Matrix / Runout: 2100003763488 7352682
  • Mastering SID Code (All Variants): IFPI LK97
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI UU079
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI UU008
  • Label Code: LC0299
  • Rights Society: SDRM/BIEM

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Pet Shop Boys Memory Of The Future(CDr, Single, Promo) EMI Music Denmark none Denmark 2012 Sell This Version
none Pet Shop Boys Memory Of The Future(CDr, Promo) EMI none France 2012 Sell This Version
none Pet Shop Boys Memory Of The Future (Remixes)(CDr, Single, Promo, Unofficial) EMI (2) none UK 2012 Sell This Version
PRO-CDR-X-6889 Pet Shop Boys Memory Of The Future(CDr, Promo, Unofficial) EMI (2) PRO-CDR-X-6889 UK 2012 Sell This Version
5099973531456 Pet Shop Boys Memory Of The Future(4xFile, FLAC, Single) Parlophone 5099973531456 France 2012


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March 1, 2013
The strange thing about this single (and to some degree, the whole Elysium album - but that is a whole different conversation - personally think Andrew Dawson was a poor match for them) is the production. I like Stuart Price as a pop producer - but what is the excuse for the horrible audio editing at the beginning of "Memory" on the new mix? At first I thought it was a flaw in the CD pressing, but the digital release and "lyric" video (hideous new trend) also begin the same way. It's as if someone laid the needle down in the middle of the track with no post-production to smooth out the note - a very sloppy and jolting intro to an otherwise pretty good remix. "Listening" is one of my favorite tracks from the recent b-sides, but here again, the synths sound a little flat and the airy, glimmering, spacious qulaity you associate with them isn't quite there. This track could be a cathedral of sound, but sounds more like a demo. Since this is their own production, I'm wondering if the fact they worked on many of these tracks while touring is the reason - like Pet Shop Boys composed on a laptop with plug-ins with results that are not up to their usual quality level. "One Night" is good too, but you can actually hear some pops/clicks in the beginning - and don't think this was intentional vinyl noise added (that is sooo tired at this point), and the synth stab is sonically unpleasant, like a screech - again, like the audio quality is messed up; think the note could work, but why the sonic harshness? And finally, as mentioned by Robotrock, "Inside" is barely listenable. The song/lyrics themselves are good - it could have been something along the lines of "Your Funny Uncle," but the glitches (intentional I assume?) are really jarring and unpleasant - and they kind of occur randomly but still in synch. Perhaps it is a commentary on the song's message of being beautiful on the inside, but did they really need to make the outside of this track so ugly? As a whole the b-sides from this album have been so-so, but these could have really been stand-outs. Unfortunately, the audio production and touches keep them from being the gems they could have been.


February 2, 2013
Their latest single, remixed for single release by Stuart Price. The single mix is very typical of Price's work I think as it's synthy and bouncy. I don't prefer it over the album version but it does sound more radio friendly than the album version in my opinion. The b-sides are probably my least favorite set of B-sides from the Elysium era so far but they're still good. Listening and One Night are my favorites but Inside is a little bit too weird for me. I still think it's a real shame that they haven't released A Face Like That as a single. It's not my favourite song from Elysium but its the track that has the best potential to do well in the charts I believe. It should have been the lead single instead of Winner. Sadly, given that Memory Of The Future only reached #111 in the UK charts here and hasn't even had an official music video I do fear that there will be no future singles from Elysium now.