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Product details

  • Audio CD (8 April 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Special Edition
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00AZZ6626
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 81,039 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Idiot Country (2013 - Remaster)
  2. Reality (2013 - Remaster)
  3. Tighten Up (2013 - Remaster)
  4. The Patience of a Saint (2013 - Remaster)
  5. Getting Away With It (2013 - Remaster)
  6. Gangster (2013 - Remaster)
  7. Soviet (2013 - Remaster)
  8. Get the Message (2013 - Remaster)
  9. Try All You Want (2013 - Remaster)
  10. Some Distant Memory (2013 - Remaster)
  11. Feel Every Beat (2013 - Remaster)

Disc: 2

  1. Disappointed (Stephen Hague 7" Version) (2013 - Remaster)
  2. Second to None (2013 Edit)
  3. Lean to the Inside (2013 Edit)
  4. Twisted Tenderness (Guitar / Vocal Mix)
  5. Idiot Country Two (12" Version - Edit) (2013 - Remaster)
  6. Free Will (Edit)
  7. Until the End of Time (Edit)
  8. Feel Every Beat (2013 Edit)
  9. Getting Away With It (Instrumental) (2013 - Remaster)
  10. Turning Point (Edit) (2013 - Remaster)
  11. Visit Me (Edit)
  12. Twisted Tenderness (Instrumental)

Product Description

Product Description

Bernard Sumner and Johnny Marr's debut album as Electronic gets the deluxe treatment with this expanded 2CD special edition. The release features the original album (remastered) plus a 2nd disc of rarities including 8 previously unreleased tracks of alternate versions, edits & instrumentals.

Classic Rock – May 2013 – 8/10
“Its electro beats, gleaming Marr guitar and late-80s archness have all aged spectacularly well.”

Record Collector – April 2013
“ a place of escape for its creators and a signpost as to where pop, rock, indie, whatever, was heading next.”

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Audio CD
A golden nugget of the musical scene of 1991. The debut release of New Order's Bernard Sumner and The Smith's Johnny Marr proved to be a real winner.
Though a side project, the feeling of a supergroup was never faraway with the Pet Shop Boy's Neil Tennant dropping in on 'Getting away with it' and 'The Patience of a Saint'.
I first got my copy of this on cassette on the legendary Factory label. And I can still remember the feeling I got when I first heard it. It was one of knowing that at last the music you wanted to hear had been recorded and released, knowing that someone else out there felt the same as you! I remember many times, quite anti-socially, not going out with my friends and staying in and listening to this album again and again!
The opener, 'Idiot Country' sets the scene. Swooshing atmospherics, crunchy electro rhythms and Marr's sterling guitar work all to the fore. Sumner's lyrics were more expressive than usual too, perhaps set free from the tension in the New Order camp.
Altogether a wonderful album, there is no point saying there are any special tracks, they all come as one listening experience.
Go on, recapture the feeling of '91.
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22 years after release, and for no particular reason, Bernard Sumner and Johnny Marr's debut is reissued in a new configuration with a slew of additional songs. After a cursory 1994 remastering, this 2013 edition features the original debut LP, and a second CD with a huge host of additional material. After the demise of The Smiths, the suspension of New Order, and Johnny Marr's temporary five year excursion into The The, Electronic, who on paper seemed like a match made in heaven, were possibly the only 'supergroup' who actually were super. Here Sumners love of electronics, and Marr's wide vista of styles and eclecticism, welded styles in a perfect union. As far as debut records go, even though this was Sumner's eighth, and Marr's sixth full length record, it is confident, assured, utter genius. Aided and abetted by three songs which sees members of Pet Shop Boys onboard as well. Marr's love of funk, choppy dance rhythms, and squalls of guitar, as well as spindly and muscular melodies shine through, whilst Sumner - irking the wrath of Morrissey - added huge slabs of his plaintive, emotionless/emotional vocals, underrated guitar work, and deft production skills. Where the record is dated is only in the occasional outbreaks of 'italian house piano' (that also can be heard of the 1996 followup and New Order's "Republic"). As it stands though, it's a great record, with nary a dull or misplaced moment, though one of two halves as it stood just on the cusp of the entrance into the CD age where you didn't have to flip the vinyl slab over.

Bonus tracks are a scrappy and bizarre selection of oddities from across the bands lifespan. Leftover songs, remixes, and variants from the 1996 and 1999 albums are spread across it with barely any thought for sense.
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Whether you're a fan of New Order or not, if you have any taste in music there's no way that you could dislike this album. I got it not long after its original release date and I still play it regularly, which is one of an elite group of albums in my vast collection that this happens to. I can't recommend it enough. Perfect analogue synth sounds, classic Johnny Marr guitar playing, better-than-normal vocals from Bernard, and above all great, emotional songwriting. Sadly, it will always remain in New Order's shadow, hugely underrated like many classic albums. BUY IT NOW!
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OK, this CD's been out for years, but I recently went through my whole collection, and can wholeheartedly say that this is one of the few CD's I have where there is not one bad track. I can happily listen to the whole CD from start to finish without skipping a tune. The only one that comes close is New Order's "Technique". I am a rabid Pet Shop Boys fan and even they can not achieve an album without a track I dislike! Obviously it's not going to be to everyone's taste, but if you like New Order, The Smiths or the Pet Shop Boys I would be surprised if you were disappointed with this gem. It's a shame Electronic's second and third albums did not match up to this calibre, although they also contain some cracking songs.
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I bought this album in it's original incarnation way back in the eighties - very shortly afterwards it was re-issued to contain the Neil Tennant collaboration 'getting away with it" and remember I was a bit gutted at the time (I wasn't about to buy it again, back in those dark days we in GB had to pay around £14/15 for cd's), now, twenty years or so later I bought this version which contains "getting away with it" AND another Neil Tennat collaboration, "Dissappointed" which was not on the original either, I have now been reliving the whole album with these welcome additions plus the additional cd of remixes etc.. is also a bonus for die-hards, all at great price !
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I get the feeling that most comments posted so far focus on the original album itself. The label needs to know that their work on this new edition - mainly the bonus disc selection - deserves zero star. The customer is treated like a know-nothing, only granted trivia 2013 edits while removing all the real deal, the bonus material everybody was expecting. And it's not like there wasn't at least 30+ minutes of disc space left on this set...
There is no reason to get this reissue.
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