Pandemonium (Pet Shop Boys album)

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Pandemonium
Live album by Pet Shop Boys
Released 15 February 2010
Recorded 21 December 2009; The O2 Arena
(London, England)
Genre Synthpop
Label Parlophone
Pet Shop Boys chronology
Christmas
(2009)
Pandemonium
(2010)
Ultimate
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
BBC Music (favourable)[2]
PopMatters (8/10)[3]
Slant Magazine 3/5 stars[4]

Pandemonium: Live at the O2 Arena, London, 21 December 2009, commonly referred to as simple Pandemonium, is a live album by English electronic duo Pet Shop Boys, released on 15 February 2010 as a CD/DVD combo.[5] As indicated in its title, it is a recording of a live concert at The O2 Arena in London on 21 December 2009, as part of the duo's Pandemonium Tour. The DVD includes the full Pandemonium show filmed by David Barnard. The sound was mixed for DVD by Dave Woolley. The CD, mixed by Stuart Price, includes seventeen songs from the show.

Track listing[edit]

CD[edit]

  1. "More Than a Dream"/"Heart" – 4:23
  2. "Did You See Me Coming?" – 3:41
  3. "Pandemonium"/"Can You Forgive Her?" – 4:05
  4. "Love etc." – 3:14
  5. "Go West"/"Paninaro" – 3:55
  6. "Two Divided by Zero" – 3:46
  7. "Why Don't We Live Together?"/"In The Night"/"Left to My Own Devices" – 4:17
  8. "New York City Boy" – 2:51
  9. "Always on My Mind" – 3:43
  10. "Closer to Heaven"/"Left to My Own Devices"/"Heart" – 5:40
  11. "Do I Have To?" – 3:14
  12. "King's Cross" – 5:11
  13. "Suburbia" – 5:12
  14. "Se a vida é"/"Discoteca"/"Domino Dancing"/"Viva la Vida" – 6:01
  15. "It's a Sin" – 5:04
  16. "Being Boring" – 5:17
  17. "West End Girls" – 5:15

DVD[edit]

  1. "More Than a Dream"/"Heart" – 4:22
  2. "Did You See Me Coming?" – 3:39
  3. "Pandemonium"/"Can You Forgive Her?" – 4:25
  4. "Love etc." – 3:17
  5. "Building a Wall" – 1:49
  6. "Go West" – 3:55
  7. "Two Divided by Zero" – 3:46
  8. "Why Don't We Live Together?" – 4:19
  9. "New York City Boy" – 2:50
  10. "Always on My Mind" – 3:50
  11. "Closer to Heaven"/"Left to My Own Devices" – 5:38
  12. "Do I Have To?" – 3:57
  13. "King's Cross" – 4:18
  14. "The Way It Used to Be" – 5:05
  15. "Jealousy" – 4:37
  16. "Suburbia" – 5:20
  17. "What Have I Done to Deserve This?" – 4:36
  18. "All Over the World" – 3:40
  19. "Se a vida é"/"Discoteca"/"Domino Dancing"/"Viva la Vida" – 6:02
  20. "It's a Sin" – 5:37
  21. "Being Boring" – 6:17
  22. "West End Girls" – 5:20

DVD extras[edit]

  1. "My Girl" (Live at The O2)
  2. "It Doesn't Often Snow at Christmas" (Live at The O2)
  3. "Love etc." (music video)
  4. "Did You See Me Coming?" (music video)
  5. "All Over the World" (music video)
  6. 2009 BRIT Awards performance (featuring Lady Gaga and Brandon Flowers)
  7. Audio commentary by Pet Shop Boys and Es Devlin

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Austrian Albums Chart[6] 75
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[7] 100
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[8] 41
Croatian Albums Chart[9] 27
Czech Albums Chart[10] 12
French Albums Chart[11] 183
German Albums Chart[12] 22
Greek Foreign Albums Chart[13] 14
Japanese Albums Chart[14] 192
Mexican Albums Chart[15] 41
Spanish Albums Chart[16] 14
Swedish Albums Chart[17] 41
Swiss Albums Chart[18] 87
UK Albums Chart[19] 29

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Diver, Mike (23 February 2010). "Review of Pet Shop Boys – Pandemonium". BBC Music. BBC Online. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  3. ^ Bergstrom, John (29 March 2010). "Pet Shop Boys: Pandemonium". PopMatters. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Pet Shop Boys: Pandemonium". Slant Magazine. 21 March 2010. Retrieved 21 March 2010. 
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  9. ^ "Pet Shop Boys – Pandemonium" (in Croatian). Hrvatska Diskografska Udruga. Retrieved 25 September 2011. 
  10. ^ "TOP50 Prodejní – Pet Shop Boys – Pandemonium +DVD" (in Czech). IFPI Czech Republic. Retrieved 25 September 2011. 
  11. ^ "Pet Shop Boys – Pandemonium" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 September 2011. 
  12. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Pet Shop Boys / Longplay" (in German). Media Control. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved 25 September 2011. 
  13. ^ "Pet Shop Boys – Pandemonium". IFPI Greece. Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 September 2011. 
  14. ^ パンデモニウム/ペット・ショップ・ボーイズ [Pandemonium / Pet Shop Boys] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 25 September 2011. 
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  16. ^ "Pet Shop Boys – Pandemonium". Productores de Música de España. Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 September 2011. 
  17. ^ "Pet Shop Boys – Pandemonium". Swedish Recording Industry Association. Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 September 2011. 
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  19. ^ "Pet Shop Boys – Pandemonium – Live at the O2 Arena". The Official Charts Company. Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 25 September 2011.