Tennant/Lowe - Battleship Potemkin (2005)
Pet Shop Boys & Dresdener Sinfoniker; Jonathan Stockhammer, conductor
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 473 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Electronic, Modern Classical | Label: S.B.A./GALA | # 0946348306 2 1 | 01:08:29
A few years after their foray into musicals, the Pet Shop Boys, who are quite possibly disco-pop's most intellectual act, have returned with another project: a live score to Sergei Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin. Battleship Potemkin was a silent film made in Leninist Russia in 1925, and tells the (somewhat idealized) story of a revolt among sailors of the Czar's Black Sea fleet. Given the Pet Shop Boys' history of playing with Leninist imagery (take, for example, the lyrics to 'West End Girls'), they were a suitably apt choice to do a live score to this film.