(2010) Pandemonium

Pet Shop Boys

... read moreSome might say that the Pet Shop Boys have released more live documents than any synth pop band has a right to, but fans would wholeheartedly disagree. Joey Sixpack might not notice, but the duo takes great pride in making each tour’s set list unique, plus there are always some surprises for...

01:13′:36″ 17 Songs

1
More Than A Dream / Heart (Live At The O2 Arena, London - 21 December 2009)
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4:21
2
Did You See Me Coming? (Live At The O2 Arena, London - 21 December 2009)
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3:40
3
Pandemonium / Can You Forgive Her? (Live At The O2 Arena, London - 21 December 2009)
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4:04
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Love Etc. (Live At The O2 Arena, London - 21 December 2009)
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3:14
5
Go West (Live At The O2 Arena, London - 21 December 2009)
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3:54
6
Two Divided By Zero (Live At The O2 Arena, London - 21 December 2009)
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3:45
7
Why Don't We Live Together? (Live At The O2 Arena, London - 21 December 2009)
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4:17
8
New York City Boy (Live At The O2 Arena, London - 21 December 2009)
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2:51
9
Always On My Mind (Live At The O2 Arena, London - 21 December 2009)
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3:43
10
Closer To Heaven / Left To My Own Devices (Live At The O2 Arena, London - 21 December 2009)
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5:40
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Do I Have To? (Live At The O2 Arena, London - 21 December 2009)
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3:13
12
King's Cross (Live At The O2 Arena, London - 21 December 2009)
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4:11
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Suburbia (Live At The O2 Arena, London - 21 December 2009)
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5:12
14
Se A Vida É / Discoteca / Domino Dancing / Viva La Vida (Live At The O2 Arena, London - 21 December 2009)
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5:59
15
It's A Sin (Live At The O2 Arena, London - 21 December 2009)
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5:03
16
Being Boring (Live At The O2 Arena, London - 21 December 2009)
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5:17
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West End Girls (Live At The O2 Arena, London - 21 December 2009)
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5:12
Released 12 February 2010, 2010 Pet Shop Boys Partnership Ltd under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Ltd

Review

Some might say that the Pet Shop Boys have released more live documents than any synth pop band has a right to, but fans would wholeheartedly disagree. Joey Sixpack might not notice, but the duo takes great pride in making each tour’s set list unique, plus there are always some surprises for card-carrying fanclub members. Here, on this document of a 2009 concert at London’s O2 Arena, that means rarely heard live numbers like "Two Divided by Zero" and "Why Don't We Live Together?" plus the long-lost B-Side “Do I Have To?” Well-worn numbers like “Suburbia” and “Being Boring” are delivered as if they were fresh and new, while the triumphant performance of “West End Girls” shows that PSB have, shockingly, not grown tired of the tune. Kick it all off with a fantastic new mash-up of "More Than a Dream/Heart" and it’s a must own for the faithful, but when you add a well-shot DVD that captures the whole stage show, it’s the ultimate in PSB live sets. Borrowing an idea from Pink Floyd, the stage set features a wall of white blocks that are deconstructed, rearranged, and scattered as video is projected onto them. The effect is something dynamic and full of change that disappears when the lights come up, leaving nothing but the stark white stage and the fairly motionless duo. Clever, as always. ~ David Jeffries