Get The Message The Best Of Electronic

by Electronic

Original Release Date: 2006-09-18

Get The Message The Best Of Electronic

Johnny Marr has made a life of collaborating with hyperverbal frontmen. His years as the Smiths’ jangle-guitar hero done, Marr and New Order’s Bernard Sumner came together as the nucleus of Electronic. Get the Message combines songs from their three albums and a forgotten soundtrack appearance. Inspired by the late-’80s’ explosion of dance-music culture in England, they married the new sounds with Marr’s style for a twist on the combination New Order had been forging for years. Sumner’s defiant sad-sack persona birthed classic lines such as “I’ve been walking in the rain just to get wet on purpose” (from the band’s debut single, “Getting Away With It,” which also featured Pet Shop Boys Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe) and the sideways Lou Reed tribute “I always thought of you as my brick wall” (“Get the Message”). While not as mighty as Sumner’s world-changing contributions to New Order, the music contains hints of what was to come with their Get Ready. This is must-hear stuff for fans of any of these guys.


  1. Forbidden City
  2. Getting Away With It
  3. Get The Message (Single Remix)
  4. Feel Every Beat
  5. Disappointed (Single Mix)
  6. Vivid (Radio Edit)
  7. Second Nature
  8. All That I Need
  9. Prodigal Son
  10. For You
  11. Imitation Of Life (New Edit)
  12. Out Of My League
  13. Like No Other
  14. Twisted Tenderness
  15. Late At Night (Radio Edit)

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Format Vinyl 2× LP Compilation Reissue Stereo
Label Warner Music
Catalog Number 0190296453823
Notes This Compilation ℗ & © 2022, 2006 Warner Records Inc. for the World excluding Europe and X Limited and New Voodoo Limited under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Limited for Europe. A Warner Music Group Company. Made in Germany Special Thanks: Joe Moss, Rebecca Boulton; Andrew Booth & Andy Robinson
Discogs URL Electronic - Get The Message The Best Of Electronic