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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Interesting Marketing Tactic For New Pet Shop Boys Album, 'Yes'

The new Pet Shop Boys album Yes is released today in North America and several other countries—including China, where apparently the song "Legacy" has been reduced to an instrumental due to it's "controversial" political lyrics.

Interestingly, either Astralwerks (an imprint of Capitol Records/EMI) or the Boys themselves have removed the duo's albums Actually, Behaviour and hits collection Discography (i.e., the LPs with their biggest hits in the States) from U.S. iTunes today, as well.

Perhaps it's a bid to get those seeking out "Always On My Mind" or "What Have I Done To Deserve This?" to opt instead for their new album?

LinkAt least Very is still available. Who could live without that one?

New Towleroad column is up: Who's Really Buying CDs Anymore?



  • At 1:50 AM, Blogger John said…

    I'm at a loss why they would yank the older albums. If anything, you would think a new record would prompt people to also revisit older ones.


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