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.