Pet Shop Boys ‎– Somewhere

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1 Somewhere
Arranged By [Orchestra], Conductor [Orchestra] – Richard NilesProducer [Additional] – Trouser EnthusiastsRecorded By [Orchestra] – Steve Price (6)Written-By – Bernstein*, Sondheim*
4:43
2 The View From Your Balcony
Written-By – Tennant / Lowe
3:44
3 To Step Aside (Ralphi's Old School Dub)
Producer – Chris PorterRemix, Producer [Additional] – Ralphi RosarioWritten-By – Tennant / Lowe
7:00
4 Somewhere (Forthright Vocal Mix)
Remix – ForthrightWritten-By – Bernstein*, Sondheim*
9:23

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Track 1 published by Campbell Connelly, orchestra recorded at Angel Studios.
Track 2 published by Cage Music Ltd/EMI 10 Music Ltd.
Track 3 additional production and remix by Ralphi Rosario for Ralphi Rosario Productions.
Track 4 remixed at Hoedown City II.

℗ 1997 except track 3 ℗ 1996. The copyright in this soundrecording is owned by Pet Shop Boys Partnership Ltd, under exclusive licence to EMI Records Ltd.
© 1997 Pet Shop Boys Partnership Ltd.

Comes in a slimline jewel case with a minimal sleeve.
"Somewhere" originally featured in the musical "West Side Story".
Single released to promote Bilingual and the Pet Shop Boys show at the Savoy Theatre.

CD 1/2

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 24388 42962 7
  • Barcode (String): 724388429627
  • Label Code: LC 0299
  • Rights Society: bel BIEM
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L042
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 884296 2 1 :2 :4 EMI SWINDON
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 1427
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 884296 2 . 1 :2 :7 EMI SWINDON
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 1437

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7243 8842752 4 Pet Shop Boys Somewhere(CD, Maxi) Parlophone 7243 8842752 4 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
CDR 6470, 7243 8 84297 2 6 Pet Shop Boys Somewhere(CD, Single, CD2) Parlophone, Parlophone CDR 6470, 7243 8 84297 2 6 UK 1997 Sell This Version
8842752, 7 24388 42752 4 Pet Shop Boys Somewhere(CD, Single) Parlophone, Parlophone 8842752, 7 24388 42752 4 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8842762 3 Pet Shop Boys Somewhere(CD, Maxi) Parlophone 7243 8842762 3 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
TCR 6470, 8 84296 4 Pet Shop Boys Somewhere(Cass, Single) Parlophone, EMI TCR 6470, 8 84296 4 UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version

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ledjfab

ledjfab

November 26, 2006
edited over 11 years ago

This track could have opened "Bilingual" and build a bridge between it and "Very". Unfortunately, it was released as a single a year or so after the album, in a relative indifference from the public. How sad. The production on this is a masterpiece. The orchestra gives that cinematic, imposing touch. The beat adds the action, the anticipation. Some samples taken from the movie "Menace II Society" adds the urban touch of "Westside Story" (as Neil Tennant states). The song is transformed into a grab bag of meanings and references, which is one of the many reasons why I like it. "The View From Your Balcony" is a very good B-Side, calmer, with typical PSB synth strings and arrangements. Although the Ralphi Rosario remix of "To Step Aside" is structured around the bassline of "You Used To Hold Me" (which he re-used a lot over the years), he still succeeds in surprising me, looping a sample of the word "Side" to apply it to both words "Decide" and "Aside". Not bad. Forget about the remixes of "Somewhere" thought. None of them recaptures the essence of the original in my point of view. Catch the extended mix instead (available on the Japanese EP of "Somewhere", "Biligual Special Edition" or on the "Further Listening 1995-1997" CD).