Electronic was an alternative rock/dance group formed by New Order singer and guitarist Bernard Sumner and ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr. They co-wrote the majority of their output between 1989 and 1998, collaborating with Neil Tennant on three tracks in their early years, and former Kraftwerk member Karl Bartos on nine songs in 1995.
The two first met in 1984 when the Smiths guitarist contributed to a Quando Quango track that Sumner was producing, but Electronic did not materialise until 1988, when the New Order frontman suggested Marr add guitar to a solo album he was planning - this was quickly abandoned when the idea of joining forces for a full-time group emerged. Inspired by contemporary dance music like Italo house and acts such as Technotronic, their initial concept was to release white label records on Factory and remain an anonymous entity, in contrast to their considerable reputations with The Smiths and New Order. The track "Lucky Bag" and the name Electronic itself are...
Track listing: Forbidden CityGetting Away With ItGet the Message (single remix)Feel Every BeatDisappointed (single mix)Vivid (radio edit)Second NatureAll That I NeedProdigal SonFor YouImitation of Life (new edit)Out of My LeagueLike No OtherTwisted TendernessLate at Night (radio edit)
Track listing: King for a DayWarning SignMake It Happen (remix)Haze (Alternative mix)Prodigal Son (Star in Your Own Mind mix)RadiationProdigal Son (Touched by the Hand of Inch)Prodigal Son (Two Lonesome Swordsmen)Prodigal Son (Harvey's Greatly Deluded mix)Come Down (Cevin Fisher mix)
Track listing: Feel Every Beat (single remix)Feel Every Beat (Tactile mix)Feel Every Beat (Downstairs mix)Lean to the Inside (instrumental)Feel Every Beat (UK 12' remix)Feel Every Beat (DNA remix)Second to None