23 Aug 2006
Get The Message - The Best of Electronic 
The long-awaited Electronic compilation (6 years on from 'Twisted Tenderness') 'Get The Message - The Best of Electronic' is released on 18 September in the UK. It's a single cd with a limited edition dvd containing selected videos. The full tracklisting is:

CD:

Forbidden City
Getting Away With It
Get The Message
Feel Every Beat
Disappointed
Vivid
Second Nature
All That I Need
Prodigal Son
For You
Imitation Of Life
Out Of My League
Like No Other
Twisted Tenderness
Late At Night

Limited edition dvd:

Getting Away With It
Get The Message
Feel Every Beat
Disappointed (Original Mix)
Forbidden City
For You (Radio Edit)
Vivid (Radio Edit)

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"Manchester, 1978. In the beginning there were four: Jez Kerr (bass), Martin Moscrop (guitar/trumpet), Peter Terrel (guitar/effects) and Simon Topping (vocals/trumpet). Four thin boys with a name borrowed from a Brian Eno record, the intense, drummerless quartet initially drew influence from Wire, Eno, the Velvets and Kraftwerk, and gained a manager in Anthony Wilson of Factory Records.

"May 1979 saw the release of their first ACR single, the dark All Night Party, although the sound and musicianship of the band would be transformed by the arrival of funky drummer Donald Johnson (DoJo) in August. Over the next few months the band gigged widely, often with Joy Division as part of Factory packages, and recorded demos with producer Martin Hannett as well as a Peel session. Their support slot with Talking Heads on their UK tour in December 1979 set David Byrne on a new course, and provided the compelling live half of their chic cassette package The Graveyard and the Ballroom. Post-punk, ACR now reflected the influence of Funkadelic, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, The Bar Kays and James Brown."

- intro to ACR Biography by James Nice (LTM)

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