The British electro-duo Pet Shop Boys are due to release a special holiday EP on December 15th entitled “Christmas.” The EP includes a new version of “It Doesn’t Often Snow at Christmas,” “My Girl,” a new version of “All Over The World,” a special medley of “Viva La Vida” & “Domino Dancing,” and a remix of “My Girl.”
“It Doesn’t Often Snow At Christmas” was originally an exclusive Christmas single issued to members of the official Pet Shop Boys fan club back in 1997. “All Over The World” is a track that appears on the Boys’ latest album, Yes and both updates were produced by and the Pet Shop Boys. The Boys’ rendition of the Motown Classic “My Girl” was originally performed at last year’s charity benefit “Marius de VriesCan You Bear It?” which honored former assistant and close friend of Chris & Neil, Dainton Connell who died in a car accident. The “Viva La Vida”/”Domino Dancing” medley has been a big hit on their world tour, the EP features a Stuart Price-produced studio version.
In addition to this fabulous news, the Pet Shop Boys just learned that their album, Yes received a Grammy nomination in the Best Electronic/Dance Album category, their 5th overall Grammy nomination. The band also hit the top of the Billboard Dance Charts with their single “Did You See Me Coming,” which was a follow up to their other #1 “Love, Etc.” It’s nice to see a band with as much longevity as the Pet Shop Boys. Here’s to many more number ones!