Pet Shop Boys today release their new track 'Cricket Wife' plus 'West End Girls (Lockdown Version)' in digital format. Click here to listen to both songs.
The dramatic new song features orchestral sounds and was written by Chris Lowe as a classical-style instrumental piece; the lyrics, meanwhile, are taken from a poem Neil Tennant had written. Pete Gleadall mixed the final track. The second track is a lockdown version of Pet Shop Boys classic 'West End Girls', a completely new version of the classic song which debuted online in June 2020. Both tracks were recorded during the first lockdown last year, with Chris and Neil recording their parts in their respective homes.
‘Be A Rebel Remixed’ collects all the official versions of this track on physical formats for the first time and includes brand new remixes from Arthur Baker, JakoJako, Mark Reeder and Melawati. Also includes mixes from the band’s own Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris plus club mixes from Maceo Plex and Paul Woolford.
New Order’s single ‘Be A Rebel’ was the first brand new music from the band since the release of the critically acclaimed album ‘Music Complete’ In 2015. ‘Be A Rebel Remixed’ is available on double clear vinyl and on CD.
Kim Wilde needs no introduction, having registered a staggering 30 hits on the UK charts since 1981, and selling over 30 million records globally.
Now, for the first time, her stellar career is celebrated with the release of a truly comprehensive Kim Wilde hits collection, and a special collector’s 5 CD/2 DVD box set.
The 2 CD edition features the radio edits of many of Kim Wilde’s classic hits, including ‘Kids In America’, ‘You Came’, ‘You Keep Me Hangin’ On’, ‘Love Is Holy’ and ‘Kandy Krush’, as well as two brand new tracks – ‘Shine On’, featuring Boy George and ‘You’re My Karma’ with Tom Aspaul.
The box set includes additional singles, as well as B-sides and an eclectic selection of remixes, several of which are making their CD debut. The box also features a deluxe booklet with lyrics and a DVD collection of nearly 50 tracks!
The 2 CD edition includes:
• 24 UK Hits including 7 top 10 hits • The US #1 ‘You Keep Me Hangin’ On’ • Radio Edits of applicable singles • New single ‘Shine On’, a duet with Boy George
The box set additionally features:
• An additional singles disc packed with many more international hits • A special B-sides collection, including 4 songs making their debut on CD • A disc of remixes, including several new-to-CD and rare versions • Deluxe booklet, including a Kim Q&A and lyric section, as well as many rare photos • The first ever Kim Wilde DVD Collection, featuring remastered videos of all the hits • DVD also includes bonus 2021 interview and Look-Back-At-The-Videos with Kim 40 minutes of extras!