2017 Remastered Version
Pet Shop Boys release the second set of albums in their definitive Catalogue: 1985-2012 series of reissues of all their Parlophone studio records. This second set sees the PSB albums Yes from 2009 and Elysium from 2012 receive new remastered 180g vinyl pressings. Elysium was seen by some as a shift in sound and direction for Pet Shop Boys. Writing for the album began whilst PSB were on tour with Take That, with some tracks dating as far back as 2008. The album was co-produced by PSB with Andrew Dawson, who engineered much of Kanye West's album 808s & Heartbreak, a record which Neil Tennant had become 'mildly obsessed' with at the time. The darker lyrical themes of Elysium are reflected in the record's sound. Tennant noted, "It is deep in terms of the sound - got a lot of sub-bass - it's sort of deep in terms of subject matter, the way it's expressed. But I think it's the Pet Shop Boys' most beautiful album."