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One Hundred Lyrics Spotify Playlist
11 November 2018

Faber & Faber have made a Spotify playlist of the songs in Neil's book 'One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem'. Listen at the link below.
UPDATE: Also link below to a review of the book.

1 November 2018
Neil's book 'One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem' is out today from all good bookshops, price £14.99. Links below.

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One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem is out now
31 October 2018
Neil’s book, “One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem”, is published in the UK tomorrow and should be available in all good bookshops as well as online stores. We have 20 copies of the signed limited edition for sale now at the store on this site. The rest of the edition is sold out. Link below. UPDATE: These 20 copies have now sold.

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One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem
19 October 2018
To mark the forthcoming publication of his book 'One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem', Neil will be in conversation with writer Michael Bracewell on Monday night at a special event at EartH in Hackney. The event is sold out but The Quietus will be exclusively live-streaming it from their Facebook page at 20:00 that night. Link below.

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Stream Neil's book launch event


New release

‘Behaviour’ was Pet Shop Boys’ fourth studio album, recorded largely in Munich, Germany at co-producer Harold Faltermeyer’s studio.

Behaviour/Further listening: 1990-1991 (2018 remastered)

On This Day


Chris and Neil are winding up a three-week stint in South London and Clacton filming It Couldn't Happen Here.


The Pet Shop Boys perform in Mexico City for a second night.


Continuing their post-touring vacation, Neil and Chris enjoy an evening as spectators at a Mexican wrestling match at the Monterrey Coliseo.


The Boys perform in Thessaloniki, Greece.


Neil and Chris are interviewed on Matthew Rudd's Q Radio show, during which records by other artists selected by them are also played. The most delightful surprise to this writer? - Bob Lind's big 1966 folk-pop hit 'Elusive Butterfly.'


London department store Fortnum & Mason unveils their 2011 Christmas window decorations. The store's creative director, Paul Symes, tells an interviewer that this year's display is inspired by the Pet Shop Boys' music video for 'What Have I Done to Deserve This?' He points out, 'We’ve been very careful to stay on the glamorous side and not stray into anything seedy.'


The Boys are in Punta Del Este, Uruguay in preparation for their concert there the following evening.


As noted a few days later on their official Facebook page, Chris and Neil pay a backstage 'surprise visit' this evening 'before the final curtain call' to the cast of the revival of their musical Closer to Heaven at London's Union Theatre.

Lawrence in the desert
How was he to know?
Under so much pressure
from the men back home
Play with fire you must be mad
Are you only Jack the lad?
Play with guns you must be bad
or hiding something, Jack

Telling lies in public
Breaking codes at home
Underneath the blankets

Did you see me coming?

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Pet Texts

Neil, Marc and Stan Lee
Pet Text
16 November 2018

Read at the link below about Neil’s pre-PSB stint at Marvel Comics, meeting rock star Marc Bolan and the late Stan Lee.

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The Quietus
Pet Text
13 November 2018

Thirty years after its original release, The Quietus online magazine examines “Introspective”. Link below.

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The Thing
Pet Text
2 November 2018

“The Thing” is a new series of eight short films from Frieze magazine in which various artists each choose a single object of significance and discuss what makes it special

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Pet Text
29 October 2018

I’ve signed a lot of books today! It’s available in bookshops (in the UK) from Thursday. Neil x (Links below to shops which have ordered some signed books.)

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@FaberBooks have made a Spotify playlist of the songs in Neil's book 'One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem'. Listen at the link in the bio section.


Inner Sanctum: Royal Opera House