Pet Shop Boys latest project A Man From The Future has had its live debut at London's famed Royal Albert Hall.
Pet Shop Boys, Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Pet Shop Boys, Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Pet Shop Boys Debut A Man From The Future At Royal Albert Hall

by Music-News.com on July 31, 2014

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Pet Shop Boys latest project A Man From The Future has had its live debut at London’s famed Royal Albert Hall.

In recent years, pop duo Pet Shop Boys have been involved in a range of projects. From the soundtrack of classic film Battleship Potemkin, to a ballet and The Most Incredible Thing. So it comes as no surprise that they are one of the Proms in the 2014 calendar.

Their performance is of A Man From the Future, which is based on Alan Turing’s life, a highly influential computer scientist who was also gay and persecuted because of that in 50’s Britain. An incredibly influential figure, Turing’s life is dissected in a 45-minute performance that, at times, sounded a bit simplistic but the duo mastery doesn’t let you down by the end of it.

At times you wish they would go full electronica in some parts, especially considering Alan Turing’s involvement with technology but it’s the Proms. Maybe that would be a step too far. Juliet Stevenson’s narration of the plot was one of the highlights – and there in lies the problem. The music was largely forgettable.

Before the performance, there was also four songs from the Pet Shop Boys, sung by Chrissie Hynde. Her vocals didn’t really suit the style and when Neil Tennant arrives to sing Ren’, you can finally see magic happening. Overall – just not enough of that magic and a little too much self-importance.

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