The Pet Shop Boys last week released a new “lockdown version” of their early hit single “Pet Shop Boys,” with a new musical bed put together by Chris Lowe on his laptop at the home where he’s in isolation from the coronavirus, and new vocals sung by Neil Tennant.

From the band’s website:

“Chris and Neil recently created a brand new version of ‘West End girls’ for the Smithsonian Pride online event which took place yesterday. On his laptop at home, Chris played and programmed a new backing track which he forwarded to Neil who then recorded his vocals. Pete Gleadall then mixed the track. Luke Halls, who creates much of the video content for PSB live shows, made the finished video by editing footage shot by Chris and Neil at the homes where they have been isolating.”

The duo first released “West End Girls” as a single in 1984, and it became something of a club hit in the U.S. and some corners of Europe. They rerecorded the song for their debut album Please, and when the new version was released in 1985, it became a No. 1 hit in the U.S. and U.K.

 

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