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One of the first supergroups from post-punk UK, Electronic is the on-off project formed by New Order's Bernard Sumner and Johnny Marr, former guitarist of the Smiths. The duo released "Getting Away with It" in December 1989, with both Sumner and Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys on vocals. The single just missed the Top Ten in England, but was the end of Electronic for over two ... Read more in Amazon's Electronic Store

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  • Audio CD (May 28, 1991)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • ASIN: B000002LN0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #82,473 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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This two-man Manchester supergroup--New Order's Bernard Sumner and the Smith's Johnny Marr--made one of the best debuts of the '90s with Electronic. More New Order than Smiths, the album was a blend of plangent fretwork and frenetic sequencing, with bleak lyrics intoned in Sumner's clean, boyish tenor. "Get the Message" was orthodox '80s pop, but the heartbreaking "Gangster" was an electro-rock masterpiece. The album featured engaging cameos from the Pet Shop Boys on "Getting Away with It" and "The Patience of a Saint". --Barney Hoskyns

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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Electronic - 2013 Remaster (Import) - A Fans Review April 30, 2013
Format:Audio CD
This review is for the 2013 2CD Remaster release of "Electronic" by Bernard Sumner and Johnny Marr (aka "Electronic")

So, you're debating the purchase of the Electronic - Electronic Remastered 2CD Edition? The first question to ask yourself is what you are really shopping for? Improved original album audio? Unreleased versions of tracks? This review aims to try and help you make an informed buying decision.

Original Album - Remastered
The sound quality here is pretty solid. I can tell the whole mix has gone through the loudness machine (just like every other modern CD release that wants to compete in an iPod listener culture) and this has resulted in some (small) decrease in overall headroom. On the plus side, everything is very clean and I can tell some of the tape hiss has been diminished. If you are making a decision based on sound quality the Remaster is overall a sonic improvement but not in itself worth a re-buy at the current price point. If your intention is to put this on a portable device at anything less than original audio fidelity then any sonic gains will be negated, in my opinion. If you are actually spinning the CD (or equivalent audio quality) on a good system then you will hear a difference.

Extra Material
I'll be up front here; if you are an Electronic fan looking for a buffet of new and undiscovered material you're going to have to make due with a side salad of trinkets because most of these are leftovers. Here is my track-by-track listening analysis and opinions. I'm including the track name/number from the CD2 of the Remaster release with its [runtime] and then my nearest approximation of where the track might have come from in the Electronic back catalogue.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Combination of many talents all in one........ December 26, 2001
Format:Audio CD
This is Electronics first album. I bought it ten years ago and love it like its a day old. New Order's Bernard Sumner,the Smith's Johnny Marr, Pet Shop Boys's Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe formed togather and made a MASTERPIECE OF ART. This albums is nothing less than perfect. Every song is a smash. "Idiot Country" and "Tighten Up" shows Johnny Marr's talent in full affect. "Reality" really touched me the very first time I heard it and has Bernald's voice at its peak. "The Patience of the Saint" and "Getting Away With It" shows the magnificent coordination of the voice of Neil and Bernald as they perform togather. This album shows the progress of synth-pop and new-wave sound to a new level. There is a mixture of songs that have more electronica and others with more acoustics and guitars.
There is a varity for us all in this great album.
Also check out other albums by Electronic.."Raise the Pressure" and "Twisted Tenderness"
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Synth-Pop Album Ever! March 15, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Here is an album I liked immensely upon first listen and still admire today, fifteen years later. The music here is lush, symphonic, and expertly layered and programmed. The production is top-notch which gives all of the sounds an unexpected warmth and reminds me (despite the absence of background hiss) of listening to classic LPs as a child. In addition, much has to said for Johnny Marr's brilliant guitar work. Just when you think the music may be getting a bit too airy and fey, in comes Johnny, slashing through the mix with a blistering funk-rock riff or a stunning flamenco-style gallop. And as if that weren't enough, the songwriting is lovely and focuses on the timeless themes of romance, friendship, fidelity, and longing. Do yourself a favor and give this a try. I recommend this to everyone, even to those who aren't particulary partial to (wimpy?) 80's-style synth-pop. It's better than you think.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent release December 19, 1999
By loteq
Format:Audio CD
Electronic's debut album is clearly the best record coming from New Order-related projects in the '90s. Electronic's sound is certainly based on synth pop, but there are many other influences from acid-house to guitar-rock and even classical music. In general, this album provides a brighter, more optimistic, but cooler sound than New Order's albums. Johnny Marr offers some surprisingly aggressive guitar attacks ("Idiot country", "Feel every beat"), counterpointed by songs with chiming synths and beautiful string arrangements. Highlights are "Getting away with it" and "Get the message". These two songs were also released as singles, and it's worth looking for the single-CDs, because they contain some very good remixes and even some exclusive material. All in all, this is a flawless album that stands up to New Order's best work. Highly recommended to every fan of progressive pop music!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An English Synth-Pop Summit March 1, 2005
Format:Audio CD
This album came out with much fanfare in 1990, and for good reason. The pedigree for Electronic contained some of the cream of the current British pop scene. Bernard Sumner of New Order, Johnny Marr (late of The Smiths), Anne Dudely from Art Of Noise, David Palmer from ABC and a pair of cameos from the Pet Shop Boys. For a change, the hype was worth it. Electronic's debut was a near perfect record, and it unleashed two fabulous singles in "Getting Away With It" and "Get The Message." It remains the best of the many New Order side projects.

It is easy to see what the principles brought to the table. Sumner pulled his hooky dance beats to a more pop level (like the fabulous "Gangster") with Marr adding angular yet often funky guitar (especially on "Idiot Country" and "Feel Every Beat"). The two songs co-written with Neil Tennent maintain the Pet Shop Boys' typical uber-dry wit, and would not have been out of place on a PSB CD. (The typically arch Tennent deadpans the album's finest moments, as he dismisses a suitor with the line "I'd rather watch drying paint.")

Combining the finest elements of each contributor, plus some aggressively house style rhythms, "Electronic" was one of the best albums of 1990. Just a word of warning though; subsequent attempts at recapturing "Electronic's" magic ("Twisted Tenderness" and "Raise The Pressure") utterly fail in their effort to harness lightning in other bottles.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 1 month ago by Esequiel Meza
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Remaster Edition
This is one of the best albums of the early 90's...period. Just purchased the 2 cd set. The remaster makes for a richer sound than the original 91' recording. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Xymoxis
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music cd
Everone should get it that likes electronic . You have to listen to the cd . Great band and great group
Published 5 months ago by James D.
4.0 out of 5 stars Had to replace mine
This purchase was to replace the copy that a coworker took and never returned. It's a great album, so I didn't mind replacing it. It's a staple in my CD collection.
Published 7 months ago by Scott Nishihara
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent CD
I am so glad that I was able to purchase this rare double CD. The second CD has songs not on the original release. They are great. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Rita Mercs
5.0 out of 5 stars Stellar
The album itself is pop perfection. The second cd is great if you haven't purchased any of the previous singles. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Louie Louie oh we gotta go
1.0 out of 5 stars Customer Direct gave me the wrong cd!
I bought this cd because it said "new" and I didn't want to buy a used cd because it may have scratches. I opened up this cd, and much to my dismay I got the wrong cd! Read more
Published 14 months ago by richard oh
5.0 out of 5 stars Track Listing - Excellent Deluxe Reissue !!
CD 1

1. Idiot Country
2. Reality
3. Tighten Up
4. The Patience Of A Saint
5. Getting Away With It
6. Gangster
7. Soviet
8. Read more
Published 18 months ago by 1GR8MATEMB
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Love this album. I was not even aware of this until I found it online. I had the older Blue album. Love this and bought both Electronic albums. Love this stuff!
Published 21 months ago by Francois B.
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes!!!!!!
Long ago I was looking for this material is priceless, a genius, excellent product quality, thank you very much. Sorry for my English. Thank you very much.Electronic
Published on May 23, 2012 by Landa
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