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  • Audio CD (18 Sept. 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000GLKPAI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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A top product and pretty much a definitive collection of some of their finest moments. I'd be carping if I said not featuring such outstanding album tracks as Some Distant Memory of The Patience Of A Saint (from the stunning eponymous debut album) represented a massive disappointment as there's nothing stopping anyone either buying or downloading the three original albums to assess things properly.

Certainly all the masterworks are here: Getting Away With It (with Neil Tennant's sarcastic lyric, allegedly written from the point-of-view of Morrissey), Get The Message, Feel Every Beat (featuring Barney rapping!), Disappointed and Twisted Tenderness, the latter being probably the last great song they recorded.

One can see the progression of Electronic here. It's interesting because Marr and Sumner started the project in order to move away from what they thought of the pre-defined roles and politics of being in conventional four-piece bands (The Smiths and New Order respectively) and yet, by the time Twisted Tenderness had been released, they'd more or less become a four-piece band! This compilation also shows how their music changed over time; from the sublime pop of Getting Away With It to the much darker, rockier Late At Night (their final single) which gives you an idea of how much ground they'd covered but also how each of the three albums differ from each other.

Indeed it was a shame that they didn't feature any demos or live tracks but New Order themselves have yet to officially release any demos.

For a project that had a baptism of fire live - supporting Depeche Mode in front of seventy thousand strong crowd at New York's Yankee Stadium (!), the boys done good overall. Buy this and find out how they pulled it off.
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I am a massive Electronic fan, and have followed the group from the beginning. I am pleased they released a 'Best of' The disappointment for me however is that there are some excellent B-sides missing. Where is 'Second to None' 'I feel alright' 'Warning Sign' and the triumphant instrumental 'Radiation'?

Yes all the classics are there, but they still lack tracks like 'Make it Happen' and 'One Day.'

I don't know if Marr and Sumner picked these tracks or not, but I would assume some record exec picked them.

I would recommend most people to the original Electronic album, and Import of Twisted Tenderness.

I hope they release the videos.
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As a big fan of all things bernard sunmer, i was disappointed with this collection.B-Sides have been included which is good, but the best B-side "i feel alright" is left off, as are the b-sides to the early releases which doesnt make sense as any fan (well me anyway)will tell you they are superior, and most likely rarer, The stuff they released on factory is there best stuff,and more of this should be been includedif its truely to be called a "best of" (it still annoys me they only released 2 singles from their first album)

if your looking to get into electronic, buy the first album electronic, there isnt a bad song on it, if you buy this without listening to the first album you may be put off which would be a shame.

i can only assume like a previous reviewer its been put together by a rec ex who doesnt know his job.
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if you didnt know better, you'd think it was new order.
Fans of the Smiths and New Order can't go wrong with this compilation.

This compilation is a better buy than the electronic albums which has a few duds.

Overall a recommended purchase.

Looks like Bon jovi couldnt even come up with an original idea for the cover of their latest outing.
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By Mr. M. A. Reed TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 30 Jun. 2007
Format: Audio CD
"So... we need some more money."

"Ah, yes. EMI.Biggest record label in the world, with Coldplay and Radiohead. What do we need money for?"

"Redunancies, and closing CD plants."

"And?"

"Oh, and putting spyware onto copy protected CD's."

"Ah. We've stopped that, haven't you?"

"Oh. Er. Yes. We didn't tell anyone."

"Good idea. What do we need money for?"

"Er, we just do."

"Nothing to do with the fact that the traditional model of a record company is failing?"

"Er, ah. Um. No."

"Or that we blame falling revenues on filesharing instead of the fact we're peddling expensive and shallow music on a public that thinks most modern music is RUBBISH?"

"Er, Um, Ah."

"So really... you're trying to justify your salary even though you haven't got a clue what music people actually like anymore?"

"Yes."

"Ok, I have an idea. Find an act that sold a few records a few years ago."

"Erm, ok. Morrissey's hot isn't he?"

"Yes, but we've already put 2 box sets, 2 DVD's, and a `best of' of his out already. Keep looking."

"Erm, The Beatles?"

"We've stuck 7 compilations out of theirs in the past decade. Try again"

"Radiohead? Coldplay?"

" Complete artistic control. No chance."

"Erm, ah. Blur?"

"Been there, done that, put out the DVD, the CD, and the box set."

"Um. Electronic?"

"The vanity signing? They didn't sell very much did they?"

"No. Not after we signed them anyway."

"But someone from The Smiths and someone from New Order and Joy Division?"

"We didn't even bother to release their last single."

"It could work.
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