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Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop
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Pet Shop Boys, Yes. This limited-edition 2CD package includes an extra CD of "dub" versions of the songs, specially produced and mixed by the acclaimed Xenomania.


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All Artists: Pet Shop Boys
Title: Yes
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Astralwerks
Original Release Date: 4/21/2009
Release Date: 4/21/2009
Album Type: Special Edition
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop
Style: Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPCs: 400000014142, 5099969647123


Album Description
Pet Shop Boys, Yes. This limited-edition 2CD package includes an extra CD of "dub" versions of the songs, specially produced and mixed by the acclaimed Xenomania.

CD Reviews

Chris D. | Ocean Grove, NJ | 04/22/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

""Yes", the 10th studio album from the Pet Shop Boys, is a solid album and a pleasant surprise after the somewhat disappointing "Release" and "Fundamental". Is it the best thing since "Very"? Quite possibly. There really isn't a bad song in the bunch. Politics take a back seat this time around, and the lyrics focus on more personal issues - love and relationships (both the successful and failed variety) Johnny Marr returns to contribute some guitar (and harmonica) work. Some of you may be disappointed to hear that there is no huge, overblown production like "Go West" this time around (I confess to being mildly disappointed myself).

My personal favorites (so far): "All Over The World" (reminds me of a more beat-heavy "Se A Vida E"), "King of Rome" (a somber ballad in the vein of "Do I Have To?"), "Pandemonium" (an upbeat stomper) and the odd closer, "Legacy" (as another reviewer noted, similar in feel to something off of "Behaviour"). I was a little disappointed with "This Used To Be The Future" on the bonus disc - it's nice to hear from Phil Oakey, but something about the song just didn't work for me. The dub mixes are pretty much what you'd expect.

A couple of notes about the package itself: the set comes in a folding glossy cardboard case that - for some reason - is 6" long rather than the standard 5.5", as I discovered when I tried to put it into the storage compartment in my car's dashboard and it wouldn't fit. I can tell that the extra half-inch is going to cause me annoyance. It also comes with a booklet containing the lyrics to all of the songs and the production credits.

If you have stuck with the Pet Shop Boys to this point, I don't have to urge you to pick this one up - you probably already have. If you are new to the Pet Shop Boys, you could do worse than start with "Yes". Thanks Neil and Chris!

Shiny Bubbly Romantic Pop
DonMac | Lynn, MA United States | 04/24/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A great outing from the Boys and I am in that camp that thinks this is their best since Very. It is certainly one of their most consistent albums and from track 1 made me smile. Some of this is just perfect happy (yes, happy) bouncy pop songs. The others are beautiful, slower ballads. Beautiful arrangements, great guitar and strings, Neil in fine voice - this is a great treat timed perfectly for summer. Enjoy!"
J. M. Ryan | Houston, TX USA | 08/02/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Pet Shop Boys have been around since 1984 , and they have produced pop music of the highest order. In my opinion, YES is the best pop album of the last 20 years, with beautifully crafted songs, and melodies that make you wonder how they did that. Well, they had a little help on this record. Xenomania, a company that has done high quality tracks for the likes of Kylie Minogue, Madonna, and Cher, came up with a lot of the melodies on here. The results are amazing, with songs that will move you, unless you're made of stone. As always Pet Shop Boys sing about a lot of different issues , from Politics to AIDS etc., but this recored is about one thing, love. The title came from an art exibition that John Lennon had in New York years ago. People climbed a ladder to the ceiling and written on the ceiling was the word YES, as part of the exibition. This record is uplifting, and positive, something we all need, and the outstanding track for me is King Of Rome. The sad thing is that US radio stations won't play the Pet Shop Boys, for whatever reason, but that may be a good thing , considering all the drivel that's on there now.I often wonder whop will bring out something different, and new , to inspire us all? YES is the answer to that. By the way I'm in my fifties , and I'm a professional drummer, but the drum sound on this record , with no accoustic drums, is excellent. Buy this , and get one for your friend as well.