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electronic (special edition)
dramatic yet delicate, this concise instrumental by bernard sumner acts as a prelude to get the message on the first electronic album, as well as being a beautiful piece of music in its own right. johnny marr: “there was a point where we met in our love for ennio morricone and instrumental mood music, not ambient but atmospheric music. sometimes we’d spend several days on things, with the intention of putting it out as a b-side or unusual album track, and we only actually released one of them, soviet on the first album.” an understated encore at the 1990 dodger stadium gigs, it was the opening song to be played during live dates the following year, and it worked equally well as both an introductory and concluding piece.