Bilingual

Bilingual

by Pet Shop Boys
     
 

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As a title, Bilingual is a double-edged sword. Disregard its sexual connotations and concentrate on its musical implications -- Bilingual is a rich, diverse album that delves deeply into Latin rhythms. It's not a crass, simplistic fusion, where the polyphonic rhythms are simply grafted over synthesizers and a disco pulse. Instead, Bilingual is an

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As a title, Bilingual is a double-edged sword. Disregard its sexual connotations and concentrate on its musical implications -- Bilingual is a rich, diverse album that delves deeply into Latin rhythms. It's not a crass, simplistic fusion, where the polyphonic rhythms are simply grafted over synthesizers and a disco pulse. Instead, Bilingual is an enormously subtle album, with shifting rhythms and graceful, understated melodies. The music isn't the only thing subtle about the album -- Neil Tennant's voice and lyrics are nuanced, suggesting more than they actually say. Furthermore, Bilingual consists of the most optimistic, happy set of songs the Pet Shop Boys have ever recorded. Whether it's the smooth disco of "Before" or the insistent rhythms of "Se a Vida E," Bilingual is filled with joyous, if subdued, sounds. If anything, it's further proof that even if the Pet Shop Boys aren't gracing the top of the charts as frequently as they did during the late '80s, they are crafting albums that are more adventurous and successful than they did when they were one of the top singles acts in pop music.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/09/2009
Label:
Emi Europe Generic
UPC:
5099926829425
catalogNumber:
2682942
Rank:
83059

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pet Shop Boys   Primary Artist
Barbara Tucker   Vocals
Bud Beadle   Brass
J.J. Belle   Guitar
Karen Bernod   Vocals
Greg Bone   Guitar
Hugh Burns   Guitar
Chris Cameron   Strings,Conductor,Keyboards
Peter Daou   Keyboards
Andy Duncan   Percussion,Drums
Weston Foster   Vocals
Robin Jones   Percussion
Katie Kissoon   Vocals
Noel Langley   Brass
Johnny Marr   Guitar,Vocals
Eddie Montilla   Keyboards
Richard Niles   Conductor
Kevin Robinson   Brass
Carole Sylvan   Vocals
Fayyaz Virji   Brass
Richard Sidwell   Brass
Davide Giovanni   Vocals
Sheboom   Percussion,Drums
Joseph de Jesus   Vocals
Sylcia Mason-James   Track Performer
Victor Sergeivitch Popov   Choir Master
Trevor Henry   scratching,Keyboards
Mike Innes   Brass
Lino Rocha   Vocals
Andy Hamilton   Saxophone,Brass
Ignorants   scratching,Keyboards

Technical Credits

Pet Shop Boys   Producer
Paul Roberts   Producer
Chris Cameron   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Simon Cotsworth   Programming,Engineer
Pete Gleadall   Programming
Louie Guzman   drum programming
Bob Kraushaar   Engineer
Peter Lee   Programming,Engineer
Chris Lowe   Composer
Richard Lowe   Engineer
Richard Niles   Orchestration
Danny Tenaglia   Producer,Remixing,drum programming
Neil Tennant   Composer
Dana Vicek   Engineer
Love to Infinity   Producer,Remixing
"Brutal Bill" Marquez   Producer,Remixing
Phil Pagano   Programming
Mark Farrow   Sleeve Design
Andy Lee   Programming,Engineer
Darrin Tidsey   Programming,Engineer
Trouser Enthusiasts   Producer,Remixing
Victor Sergeivitch Popov   Director
Alyosha Zolotukhin   Arranger
Nego Do Barbalho   Composer
Richard Morel   Remixing
Andy Williams   Producer
Tatiana Vinnitskaya   Engineer
Steve Price   Engineer
Sylvia Mason James   Contributor
Chris Porter   Producer,Engineer

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