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Pet Shop Boys: Discovery - Live In Rio [VHS]


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  • Language: German
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: EMI
  • VHS Release Date: 7 Aug. 1995
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000007UCE
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 187,333 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The Pet Shop Boys filmed live in Rio at the end of their Discovery Tour. The visual spectacle of two men standing behind keyboards is enhanced by a host of well-oiled and impossibly muscled dancers.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 July 2000
Even if you don't like the Pet Shop Boys this concert is worth a look. It is the boys at their height and very very best. Sound quality excellent and camera footage could not be bettered. Features all the best hits! Go on buy it you will not be disappointed.
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By Autonome on 30 Jun. 2013
With their last two albums being called "Very" and "Disco", the new tour's name was definitely not a surprise: "Discovery".
And the only relevant thing I can say here is that I URGE EMI and the Boys to re-issue this on DVD or Blu-Ray AT THEIR EARLIEST CONVENIENCE.
Indeed, this 1994 "Live in Rio" is, by far, the best of the three live concerts that had been issued by Pet Shop Boys thus far.
The Discovery Tour mixes the best musical moments of "Performance" with the very innovative projection settings of "MCMLXXXIX" - actually some of Derek Jarman's films from the latter tour were included - "King's Cross", "Domino Dancing", "Paninaro" and "It's a sin".

But essentially, what makes "Discovery" a success is the fact that the Boys for the first time look and sound relaxed and liberated. Was it Neil Tennant coming out in the Attitude magazine several months earlier?

In any case, the approach to live performance has changed dramatically. No more over-rehearsed theatrics, no more blasée distance with the public, no more twisted metaphoric graphic sexual allusion.

On "Discovery", everything is more direct: the sexual preferences of the Boys are addressed head-on and therefore much more soundly and artistically beautiful: on "So Hard" and "Can you forgive her", I personally feel much more comfortable watching body-built and naked dancers, both male and female, mimicking love rather than twisted schoolboys faking masturbation in a public school, an institution, or both - as was the case in the "Performance" tour.

By being at least honest vis-à-vis the "creatures they are meant to be" (to paraphrase "Being Boring"), Pet Shop Boys can really let their creative juices flowing and the whole concert is an upbeat anthem to love and pop.
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