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Thursday, July 21, 2005


The Pet Shop Boys and the Dresdner Sinfoniker (conducted by Jonathan Stockhammer) will release their version of the Battleship Potemkin soundtrack this September. Londoners will recall the performance by the group and the Sinfoniker in September 2004 in front of thousands of people in Trafalgar Square as the film was projected onto a giant screen.

Speaking to the BBC before the performance last year, singer Neil Tennant said "We liked the idea that we were going to take something made in the 1920s and put contemporary electronic music to it. The director (Sergei Eisenstein) said that he wanted there to be a new soundtrack to the film every ten years to keep it fresh."

According to Tennant, the new soundtrack "changes the way you see the movie" about a sailor's revolt in 1904. Tentative release date for the new soundtrack is September 5 through EMI.

Prior to the release of their "Battleship Potemkin" CD, Pet Shop Boys and the Dresdner Sinfoniker will be performing "Battleship Potemkin" ("Panzerkreuzer Potemkin") at four concerts in Germany in September.

September 2: Frankfurt Alte Oper
September 3: Bonn Museumsmeile
September 4: Berlin Museumsmeile
September 5: Hamburg Stadtpark

Tickets are on sale now. The nationwide ticket hotline in Germany is +49-40-433 039

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