From Discogs (I’m having a rest…)
From 1996 “Somewhere” was released to promote the Pet Shop Boys’ “Somewhere” series of shows at the Savoy Theatre in London (captured as Somewhere (Pet Shop Boys In Concert)). The song was written by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, and is the well-known song from the musical “West Side Story.”The song peaked on the UK Singles Chart at number 9. The song features samples from the films “West Side Story” and “Menace II Society”.
Love the glorious orchestration (arranged by Richard Niles) and the added samples, it swirls and excites.
“The View For A Balcony” is more tranquil, lazy beats. Plenty of sampled choirs and a homage to the London cityscape.
Ralph Rosario remixes “To Step Aside” containing his synth line from “You Used To Hold Me”, hardly any vocals as you’d expect.
The remix by Forthright (Peter Gleadall) keeps the samples and adds some Hip Hop beats until the House groove kicks in. Not much orchestra but the vocals are kept in. Nice brass and it has some variation for a long mix.
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|2||The View From Your Balcony||3:44|
|3||To Step Aside (Ralphi’s Old School Dub)||7:00|
|4||Somewhere (Forthright Vocal Mix)||9:23|