Second Nature (Electronic song)

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"Second Nature"
Single by Electronic
from the album Raise the Pressure
B-side "Turning Point"
Released February 3, 1997 (1997-02-03)
Format CD, cassette
Genre Alternative rock
Label Parlophone (United Kingdom)
Virgin (Europe)
Warner Bros. (United States)
Writer(s) Bernard Sumner,
Johnny Marr
Producer(s) Bernard Sumner,
Johnny Marr
Electronic singles chronology
"For You"
(1996)
"Second Nature"
(1996)
"Until the End of Time"
(1997)

"Second Nature" is a song by Electronic, released as the group's seventh single. It has an autobiographical lyric by Sumner[1] which concerns his youth and growing up, while the music has a groovy shuffle which contrasts with the stricter dance tracks on its parent album Raise the Pressure. "Second Nature" reached #35 on the UK Singles Chart.

Releases[edit]

"Second Nature" was first released in the United States as a CD maxi single of DJ remixes in October 1996, then issued commercially by Parlophone in the UK and by Virgin Records in Germany the following February on two CDs and cassette. Each format had a different photograph on its cover.

Unlike every other commercial Electronic single, no music video was made for "Second Nature", although it was promoted by live performances on TFI Friday and Later... with Jools Holland. Its primary B-side "Turning Point" is an instrumental dance track that includes drum loops and sampled vocals. The other track on the first CD was the 12" remix of third single "Feel Every Beat", which had not been released in Britain on Compact Disc before.

The second CD featured three remixes, by Markus Schulz and C. I. McSpadden ("Plastik Mix" and "Trance Atlantic Dub") and Richie Santana ("Sweet Remix").

Apart from the "Trance Atlantic Dub" and an edited version of the "Plastik Vox" mix, none of the remixes on the American maxi single have been made commercially available, and the item is extremely rare.

Track listings[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blah Blah Blah, July 1996

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