Thursday, October 13, 2011

80's Duets: Dusty Springfiled and Pet Shop Boys- Nothing Has Been Proved

Pet shop Boys had two collaborations with the female singer Dusty Springfiled. Their first hit "What Have I Done to Deserve This?" was released in 1987 and became a huge hit in the UK and USA as well as Springfield's biggest hit in the US. The song's success helped revive Springfield's career and led to a resurgence of interest in her music. Following the duet the Pet Shop Boys wrote and produced the singles "Nothing Has Been Proved" and "In Private" for Springfield, both included on her 1990 album 'Reputation'. The song prominently features an orchestral arrangement by Angelo Badalamenti and a tenor saxophone solo by Courtney Pine.
 "Nothing Has Been Proved" was composed specifically for the 1989 film 'Scandal' and the music video shows Springfield in the studio along with a Christine Keeler lookalike being interviewed with camera flash bulbs going off. Along with these come short reels from the film Scandal starring Joanne Whalley, John Hurt, Sir Ian McKellen, Britt Ekland, and Bridget Fonda as well as original news footage from 1963. The Pet Shop Boys play journalists interviewing Christine.

 

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