Title - 'Get the Message: The Best of Electronic' (Rhino)
Artist - Electronic
Consisting of integral members of three of Great Britain's greatest bands, Bernard Sumner (Joy Division and New Order) and Johnny Marr (The Smiths), Electronic burst onto the scene in 1989. Their debut single, "Getting Away With It" (with Pet Shop Boys' Neil Tennant) was a smash in the UK and a respectable hit in the US. "Get the Message" collects all of Electronic's greatest singles from their three albums, "Electronic," "Raise the Pressure," and "Twisted Tenderness." All of the tracks are remastered. Single versions of "Get the Message,""Vivid, and "Late at Night" are included, as is the track "Disappointed" (also with Neil Tennant) which was previously available on the "Cool World" soundtrack, and "Imitation of Life," the B-side of "Forbidden City." Standout tracks include "Vivid," "Second Nature," "Forbidden City," and "Twisted Tenderness. Sadly missing are "Patience of a Saint" and "Dark Angel." That all said, we are missing some phenomenal B-Sides like the triumphant instrumental 'Radiation', as well as 'Second To None', 'Feel Alright', 'A New Religion', 'Warning Sign', and 'King For A Day'. 'Tighten Up' is missing from this collection too which is a shame for all true fans of Electronic. But, all in all what a wonderful 'new' collection for all their fans ... and new fans alike.