Before their fantastic ballet The Most Incredible Thing, orchestrated by Sven Helbig, Pet Shop Boys Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe created their own score for Potemkin. Premiered on a drizzly evening in Trafalgar Square seven years ago, the British pop duo were keen to play up the location's importance as a site of protest.
Tennant wrote a little piece a few years later to accompany a free Guardian DVD release of Battleship Potemkin. In it he explained how to cue up their soundtrack to the film: 'You have to pause the CD during the second scene. It goes on for nine minutes and we thought our music was a little repetitive and edited it. But if you start the film again on the track/scene Drama in the Harbour, the film and CD will sync right up to the end.'