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Encyclopedia > Battleship Potemkin (album)
Battleship Potemkin
Battleship Potemkin cover
Album by Tennant/Lowe
Released September 5, 2005
Recorded 2003-5
Genre electronica, orchestral
Length 68:29
Label Parlophone & EMI Classics
Producer(s) Pet Shop Boys
Tennant/Lowe chronology
PopArt
(2003)
Battleship Potemkin
(2005)
Fundamental
(2006)


Battleship Potemkin is a 2005 album of electronic and orchestral music written by Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe from Pet Shop Boys. The music on the album is performed by Pet Shop Boys and the Dresdner Sinfoniker. It was written to accompany the 1925 silent film Battleship Potemkin by Sergei Eisenstein. Image File history File links Battleship_Potemkin_PSB_album. ... An album is a collection of related audio tracks, released together commercially in an audio format to the public. ... Pet Shop Boys are an English electronic/pop music act, formed by Neil Tennant (b. ... September 5 is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Parlophone Records Parlophone is a record label which was founded in Germany prior to World War I by the Carl Lindstrom Company. ... EMI Classics is a record label of EMI. It was formed in 1990 in order to reduce the need to create country-specific packaging and catalogs for internationally distributed classical music releases. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Pet Shop Boys are an English electronic/pop music act, formed by Neil Tennant (b. ... Pet Shop Boys are an English electronic/pop music act, formed by Neil Tennant (b. ... Pop Art: Pet Shop Boys - The Hits is the fourteenth album by the UK electronic music duo Pet Shop Boys. ... Fundamental will be the ninth studio album by British band Pet Shop Boys which is due for release on 22 May 2006. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Neil Tennant Neil Francis Tennant (born July 10, 1954 in North Shields, Northumberland, United Kingdom) is a British musician, who, with his colleague Chris Lowe, makes up the successful pop duo, the Pet Shop Boys. ... Christopher Sean Lowe (born on October 4, 1959 in Blackpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom) is a British musician, who, with his colleague Neil Tennant, makes up the successful pop duo, the Pet Shop Boys. ... Pet Shop Boys are an English electronic/pop music act, formed by Neil Tennant (b. ... Pet Shop Boys are an English electronic/pop music act, formed by Neil Tennant (b. ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... A silent film is a film which has no accompanying soundtrack. ... For the battleship, see Russian battleship Potemkin article Броненосец Потемкин (1925) (variously Bronenosec Potemkin, Battleship Potemkin, Battleship Potyomkin and The Battleship Potemkin) is a 1925 silent film directed by Sergei Eisenstein. ... Sergei Eisenstein in 1920s Sergei Eisenstein Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein (Russian: Сергей Михайлович Эйзенштейн, Latvian: Sergejs EizenÅ¡teins) (January 23, 1898 – February 11, 1948) was a revolutionary Soviet theatrical scenic designer-turned-film director and film theorist noted in particular for his silent films Strike, Battleship Potemkin and Oktober, which vastly influenced early documentary...


The Dresdner Sinfoniker is conducted by Jonathan Stockhammer and orchestrations are by Torsten Rasch. It was released under the name Tennant/Lowe as Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe are the composers, but it is essentially a Pet Shop Boys release. Pet Shop Boys are an English electronic/pop music act, formed by Neil Tennant (b. ... Neil Tennant Neil Francis Tennant (born July 10, 1954 in North Shields, Northumberland, United Kingdom) is a British musician, who, with his colleague Chris Lowe, makes up the successful pop duo, the Pet Shop Boys. ... Christopher Sean Lowe (born on October 4, 1959 in Blackpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom) is a British musician, who, with his colleague Neil Tennant, makes up the successful pop duo, the Pet Shop Boys. ... Pet Shop Boys are an English electronic/pop music act, formed by Neil Tennant (b. ...

Contents


About the project

Battleship Potemkin live in Trafalgar Square, September 2004
Battleship Potemkin live in Trafalgar Square, September 2004

In April 2003, Philip Dodd, director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, approached Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe and suggested that they might write a new score for the film and perform it as a free concert in Trafalgar Square as part of a series of events organised by the Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 2003 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - → A timeline of events in the news for April 2003. ... The ICA The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) is a modern art centre on The Mall in London. ... London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England and is the most populous city in the European Union. ... Neil Tennant Neil Francis Tennant (born July 10, 1954 in North Shields, Northumberland, United Kingdom) is a British musician, who, with his colleague Chris Lowe, makes up the successful pop duo, the Pet Shop Boys. ... Christopher Sean Lowe (born on October 4, 1959 in Blackpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom) is a British musician, who, with his colleague Neil Tennant, makes up the successful pop duo, the Pet Shop Boys. ... Trafalgar Square is a square in central London that commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar (1805), a British naval victory of the Napoleonic Wars. ... Ken Livingstone, the current Mayor of London The Mayor of London is an elected politician in London, United Kingdom. ... Ken Livingstone Kenneth Robert Livingstone (born June 17, 1945), is a British politician who has been the Mayor of London since the creation of the post in 2000. ...


They wrote the music in the order it would be heard, using a DVD of the film as a guide. From the beginning they resolved to combine electronic music and strings; the lyrics of the three vocal pieces within it were largely inspired by the film's original subtitles, though one – “After All (The Odessa Staircase)” – was also prompted by the role in London of Trafalgar Square as a home of political dissent. DVD-R writing/reading side DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc, Digital Viewing Device, or Digital Video Disc) is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. ... London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England and is the most populous city in the European Union. ... Trafalgar Square is a square in central London that commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar (1805), a British naval victory of the Napoleonic Wars. ...


Tennant and Lowe decided to ask Torsten Rasch to orchestrate the work after hearing his song cycle Mein Herz brennt, a record based on the music of the rock group Rammstein which has sold over two million copies worldwide. Torsten Rasch's orchestrations were recorded by the Dresdner Sinfoniker, conducted by Jonathan Stockhammer, in Berlin during July 2004. Rammstein is a German NDH band formed in 1994. ... For other uses, see Berlin (disambiguation). ... 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December See also: July 2004 in sports Deaths in July • 31 David B. Haight • 29 Francis Crick • 29 Nafisa Joseph • 23 Joe Cahill • 23 Mehmood • 23 Illinois Jacquet • 23 Carlos Paredes • 22 Sacha Distel • 21 Jerry Goldsmith • 21...


Track listing

  1. 'Comrades!' (3:52)
  2. Men and maggots (4:57)
  3. Our daily bread (0:52)
  4. Drama in the harbour (9:00)
  5. Nyet (6:14)
  6. To the shore (3:12)
  7. Odessa (6:50)
  8. No time for tears (4:32)
  9. To the battleship (4:34)
  10. After all (The Odessa Staircase) (7:23)
  11. Stormy meetings (1:31)
  12. Night falls (5:55)
  13. Full steam ahead (1:50)
  14. The squadron (4:24)
  15. For freedom (3:17)

DVD release

A DVD release of the original film of Battleship Potemkin with an accompanying soundtrack is planned, although there have been delays because of problems with the film rights. The latest announcement from Pet Shop Boys regarding a DVD release said that it was planned for 2006.


The future

The performance of the score in Trafalgar Square was one of the seasons top events and drew a crowd of approximately 25,000. In September 2005, Pet Shop Boys and the Dresdner Sinfoniker took the concerts to Germany and performed in Frankfurt (September 2), Bonn (September 3), Berlin (September 4) and Hamburg (September 5) to promote the release of the album. Trafalgar Square is a square in central London that commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar (1805), a British naval victory of the Napoleonic Wars. ... 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in September September 28 : Constance Baker Motley September 25 : M. Scott Peck September 25 : Don Adams September 20 : Simon Wiesenthal September 14 : Robert Wise September 10 : Hermann Bondi September 8 : Donald Horne September 7 : Moussa Arafat... Skyline of Frankfurt at night is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany. ... Bonn is a city in Germany (19th largest), in the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia, located about 20 kilometres south of Cologne on the river Rhine in the north of the Siebengebirge. ... For other uses, see Berlin (disambiguation). ... The smaller Alster lake at dusk Hamburg (German pronounciation: []; Low German: Hamborg, [haË‘mbɔːχ]) is the second largest city in Germany and with Hamburg Harbour, its principal port, Hamburg is also the second largest port city in the European Union. ...


Another British performance took place on May 1, 2006 at the Swan Hunter’s Shipyard in North Tyneside. North Tyneside is a metropolitan borough in the North East of England, part of the Tyne and Wear urban area centred on Newcastle and formerly part of Northumberland. ...


Further concerts are planned, with Pet Shop Boys hoping to take it to Moscow, following their successful Live 8 concert in the Russian capital in 2005. In an interview for the BBC in September 2005, Neil Tennant also mentioned that they had approached the governments of Iran and China about performing the film live, but both countries declined the proposal. Moscow (Russian: Москва́, Moskva, IPA: ) is the capital of Russia and the countrys principal political, economic, financial, educational and transportation center, located on the river Moskva. ... Official Live 8 DVD. Released 7th/8th November 2005 Live 8 was a series of benefit concerts that took place in July 2005, in the G8 nations and South Africa. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world. ... Neil Tennant Neil Francis Tennant (born July 10, 1954 in North Shields, Northumberland, United Kingdom) is a British musician, who, with his colleague Chris Lowe, makes up the successful pop duo, the Pet Shop Boys. ...


External links

  • Pet Shop Boys Official Site
  • Dresdner Sinfoniker Official Site
  • Free Tickets for May 1 Performance
  • Mayor of London
  • Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)

 
 

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