Video — March 25, 2013 at 7:30 am

Video: Pet Shop Boys cover Bruce Springsteen’s ‘The Last to Die’ at ‘Electric’ tour debut

Since surprising fans with the announcement earlier this month that they’ve got a new album set for release in June, the Pet Shop Boys haven’t said much about the forthcoming Stuart Price-produced Electric. On Friday night, at the first concert on the band’s Electric tour, however, the duo debuted two of the new tracks — including a Bruce Springsteen cover.

Performing at the Cumbre Tajin festival in Mexico, the band, which just released its 11th album Elysium six months ago, previewed the Electric tour — which gets going in May — with a set that featured two songs off the forthcoming album: “Axis” and Springsteen’s “The Last to Die,” off his 2008 album Magic, the latter of which you can see posted above (and check out the original below).

 

Stream: Bruce Springsteen, “The Last to Die”

 

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3 Comments

  1. I would have to hear the album version before I make up my mind. I like “Axis”, but not so sure on this one yet. I am sure the studio version will make a big difference.

  2. Have to say, Springsteen’s original is better. Power of the song is lost in the cover

  3. Sounds to me like the Pet Shop Boys have personalized the song – instead of “The last to die for a mistake,” they’re singing “The Last to die for OUR MISTAKES.”

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