Record Store Day is on Saturday. It's a day for people to celebrate (translation: visit and be happy to pay more than they might online or in a supermarket for music in) whichever independent music shops still exist. It's all quite happily old fashioned but its heart's in the right place and a number of EMI artists are releasing special singles on the day.
Pet Shop Boys' release will be a 7" featuring 'Love Life' (a song they gave to Alcazar) and a 2002 recording of 'A Powerful Friend', previously only heard as part of Chris and Neil's John Peel Session.
The release is limited to 1000 copies and will be available only in participating stores.
Here's Alcazar performing 'Love Life' not terribly well (and with a definite hint of Starman).[youtube]FM9jhLB1Vkg[/youtube] "Good sense humour, non-smoking, non-scene." Amazing.