Pet Shop Boys Announce Reissue Of ‘Discovery: Live In Rio 1994’
Pet Shops Boys have announced the re-release of Discovery: Live In Rio 1994 on DVD and 2CD.
Originally only available on VHS, this is the first time fans will be able to experience the concert on DVD and listen to the audio on CDs.
Filmed by Brazilian director Roberto Berliner with a local TV crew, the show took place in Rio in December 1994, towards the end of their tour of Singapore, Australia and Latin America.
The set list includes classic hits including West End Girls, Suburbia, Being Boring, Go West, Rent and Always On My Mind, as well as playing a mix of Pet Shop Boys songs and contemporary hits including One In A Million/Mr Vain and Left To My Own Devices/Rhythm Of The Night. A cover of Blur’s Girls And Boys is another spirited highlight of this spectacular performance.
Pet Shop Boys decided to focus the two-hour set largely on uplifting songs with a party vibe, taking inspiration from visits to the New York underground house club, the Sound Factory Bar. Discovery saw Pet Shop Boys with four dancers, backing singer Katie Kissoon and two Latin percussionists embrace spontaneity in a way they never had before.
Chris Lowe said at the time: “We’re more free-spirited on this tour. We party on down. It’s not a totally choreographed, staged and rehearsed show. I suppose it is more rock ‘n’ roll in its attitude. You get to express yourself. (Laughs). And to take your clothes off.”
Neil Tennant added: “In the past we were always removed from the audience by theatrical convention. This time we are us onstage.”
The new set also comes with a booklet full of candid on-tour photos, an interview by Chris Heath conducted during the tour rehearsals and an exclusive on-tour diary by Neil Tennant.
Pet Shop Boys’ Discovery: Live In Rio 1994, will be released on 30th April, and can be pre-ordered from the Dig! store here