Prodigal Son (Electronic song)
|This article relies too much on references to primary sources. (December 2010)|
|Single by Electronic|
|from the album Twisted Tenderness|
|Label||Parlophone (United Kingdom)|
|Electronic singles chronology|
"Prodigal Son" is a rock song by the English band Electronic. It was written by Bernard Sumner and Johnny Marr and co-produced with Arthur Baker. The song was first released as a promotional single of four remixes in March 1999, and appeared in the following month on their third album Twisted Tenderness in its original form.
The promo single was a 10" clear vinyl record. The first two remixes were done by DJ Harvey; the third by Inch (Keir Stewart and Simon Spencer); and the fourth by Two Lone Swordsmen. All four differ greatly from the album version. Another mix by Cevin Fisher appeared on the "Late at Night" single as "Come Down Now (Cevin Fisher Mix)".
The album version runs to just over seven minutes and is the second longest track on the album after "Make It Happen". Both Sumner and Marr play guitar on the song, and Marr also provides some backing vocals.
All five remixes of "Prodigal Son" were included on the second disc of Twisted Tenderness::Deluxe in 2001, while the original version was one of four album tracks featured on the 2006 compilation Get the Message.
- "Harvey’s Greatly Deluded Mix" (3:17)
- "Harvey’s a Star in Your Own Mind Mix" (10:04)
- "Inch Remix (Touched by the Hand of Inch)" (5:07)
- "Two Lone Swordsmen Instrumental" (5:35)
- Q, May 1999
- Mojo, April 1999
- feel every beat (unofficial website)
- worldinmotion.net (unofficial website)
- Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics