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It was a hit in the disco scene during the late s. The song found further success when it was covered in by British synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys. The chord progression resembles that found Go West - Various - The Mad Scene the Canon in D by Johann Pachelbelwhile the melody resembles that of the State Anthem of the Soviet Union.
Originally released as a single init was not as popular as the group's other contemporary singles such as " Y. The song's title is attributed to the nineteenth century quote " Go West, young man " commonly attributed to Horace Greeleya rallying cry for the colonization of the American West.
Though the song is gender-ambiguous, it is generally understood as an expression of the s sentiment of San Francisco as a utopia for the Gay Liberation movement. Both the 7" and 12" versions of the song were subsequently collected in various greatest hits collections, including a radio remix which was made in the wake of the success of Pet Shop Boys' version.
Though singer Neil Tennant was unable to remember the lyrics during that performance, the two decided to record it as a single. The original single version of the song, set for an earlier release in as a non-album single, was never Go West - Various - The Mad Scene . However, both its extended dance mix, and its similarly unreleased B-side "Forever in Love" Goldfish And The Ladybug - Buckingham Nicks - Buckingham Nicks edited version was released on Very Relentless inwere eventually released on the expanded reissue of Very ; its 7" mix also was mistakenly placed on the compilation Party.
The new version enhances the basis of the original's chord progression in Pachelbel's Canonbringing the theme to the forefront at the opening of the song.
There where the air is free we'll be what we want to be Now if we make a stand we'll find our promised land . The music video was directed by Howard Greenhalgh and relies heavily on computer-generated imagerylike all of his videos for the Very singles.
It begins with a red Statue of Libertyand then depicts a grey city where the communist domination is evident on the basis of Soviet imagery such as red stars and red flags, Yuri Gagarin Monument and Monument to the Conquerors of Space. Troops of identical Soviet men march up a staircase stretching into the clouds, seemingly toward a Western society, with the Statue of Libertynow appearing as a black diva looming in the distance played by backing-vocalist Sylvia Mason-James. Tennant and Lowe appear throughout; Tennant carries a blue-and-yellow striped arrow staff, and Lowe travels on a flying surfboard.
Occasional live action shots of Soviet iconography appear; in one Tennant and Lowe appear in their costumes, walking across Red Square. Many football clubs throughout the world primarily in Germany and England, but also Paris Saint-Germain have created their own renditions of "Go West" to be sung by supporters on matchday.
Clubringer covered the song in with a trance CD single released in Poland. Four versions of the song were created. Inclassical singer Rhydian performed the song on The X Factorsurrounded by men in sailor outfits.
Austrian baritone singer Patrizio Buanne used the notes and changed its lyrics in the song "Stand Up Champions Theme ", which was included in some versions of his album Forever Begins Tonight.
On the occasion of the UEFA Eurohe published the chorus melody that directed against the Netherlands abusive song, alluding to the traditional orange jersey of the Dutch national football team. Osemthe Israeli food giant, created a commercial for its ketchup based on the Pet Shop Boys video clip and song version a short time after the single was released. Hermes House Band released a version in The Village People version of "Go West" features in the film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and in the musical of the same name as the three lead characters leave Sydney for Alice Springs which lies just over 2, kilometres north-west of Sydney as the crow flies.
In many of Jia's films, the 'turn' China has made towards 'the West' is a central theme — Mountains May Depart is no exception. Also, the song serves as a unifying element: it connects the first part of the film set in to the final scene set increating a poignant effect which several critics have praised; David Rooney of the Hollywood Reporter called the ending "a beautiful concluding sequence that reaffirms the film's aching depth of feeling and extraordinary sense of place".
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