One of my favourite Christmas songs was originally released in 1997. “It Doesn’t Often Snow At Christmas” by the Pet Shop Boys was a very limited released to fan club members only. Since then it has only popped up on an obscure compilation released through a US coffeee shop chain (go figure).
Now, there is a new version and it’s being released digitally world-wide on or around 14 December as part of a special EP called simply “Christmas”. In the UK, there will be a physical CD release too (just pre-ordered my copy).
- “It Doesn’t Often Snow At Christmas” (new version produced by Marius de Vries)
- “My Girl”
- “All Over The World (new version produced by Marius de Vries)
- “Viva la Vida”/”Domino Dancing”
- “My Girl” (Pet Shop Boys House Mix)
“My Girl” is a cover of the Madness song and “Viva la Vida” is the Coldplay song. The medley of “Viva la Vida”/”Domino Dancing” has been one of the highlights of their current tour so this studio version is very welcome.