Concrete (Pet Shop Boys album)

Concrete (Pet Shop Boys album)
Live album by Pet Shop Boys
Released 23 October 2006
Recorded May 8, 2006
Genre Pop
Label Parlophone
Producer Trevor Horn
Pet Shop Boys chronology
Disco Four

Concrete is the seventeenth album by the British band Pet Shop Boys. It was released on 23 October 2006. Due to be called Concert, on 20 September 2006, Pet Shop Boys announced that the album was going to be called Concrete, which was the title that they originally wanted for the album. It is the first live concert to be released by the band on Audio CD.


The concert

The performance recorded for the album took place at the Mermaid Theatre on May 8, 2006, as an exclusive for broadcast on BBC Radio 2's Sold on Song program. Attendance, totaling 600, was by invitation or through winning competitions held by Radio 2 and the band's official website. The event was hosted by the BBC's Stuart Maconie.

The May 27 Radio 2 broadcast included an interview conducted by Maconie, but excluded four songs from the running order ("You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk", "After All", "Numb", and "Dreaming of the Queen"). The full concert was later broadcast on BBC 6 Music on August 28.

Song selection

Due to the presence of the orchestra, the setlist was composed to consist of songs originally recorded with an orchestra. Consequently, aside from an extensive selection of songs from Fundamental, various non-studio album tracks were chosen, including the arrangement of "Rent" from the Liza Minnelli album Results, originally arranged by Angelo Badalamenti; "After All", the portion of the band's Battleship Potemkin soundtrack that accompanies the Odessa Steps sequence from the film (performed with the scene projected on a screen in the background); "Friendly Fire", from the Closer to Heaven musical; and "Nothing Has Been Proved", the theme song from Scandal, also arranged by Badalamenti.

"West End Girls" and "It's a Sin" were the only exceptions to the rule, and were reworked to integrate the orchestra.


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Track listing

CD one

  1. "Left to My Own Devices" (8:37)
  2. "Rent" (3:56)
  3. "You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk" (3:31)
  4. "The Sodom and Gomorrah Show" (5:33)
  5. "Casanova in Hell" (sung by Rufus Wainwright) (3:40)
  6. "After All" (7:56)
  7. "Friendly Fire" (sung by Frances Barber) (3:57)
  8. "Integral" (4:01)

CD two

  1. "Numb" (5:03)
  2. "It's Alright" (5:03)
  3. "Luna Park" (6:21)
  4. "Nothing Has Been Proved" (4:40)
  5. "Jealousy" (sung by Robbie Williams) (5:57)
  6. "Dreaming of the Queen" (5:28)
  7. "It's a Sin" (5:18)
  8. "Indefinite Leave to Remain" (2:59)
  9. "West End Girls" (4:55)


External links

The concert

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