"Get-A-Way" originally featured vocals by rapper Gary Bokoe (Gary B.) and singer Samira Besic. The single became a Top-10 European hit upon release in October 1993. For unknown reasons, Besic did not participate further in Maxx beyond recording vocals for "Get-A-Way." A model-dancer named Alice Montana was hired to lip-sync Besic's vocals for the accompanying music video. Singer-songwriter Linda Meek was recruited into the act early in 1994. She quickly became associated with "Get-A-Way," by the media due to her regularly performing the track live in concert and on popular music chart television programs in England and Europe including -- Top of the Pops and Dance Machine.
Music & Media wrote about the song: "This steaming houser has it all: a thumping beat that should get the crippled going, pulsating synthesizers that provide both the slightly ambient melody and the background, and a prominent rap to put the icing on the cake. It definitely has huge international chart potential."
"Get-A-Way" became a dancefloor hit in Europe, peaking at No. 11 in Germany, and at No. 5 in the UK, Austria, Sweden and the Netherlands. The single also became a Top-10 hit in Switzerland and Norway. "Get-A-Way" was later certified Gold in Germany for selling over 250,000 and Silver in the UK for selling over 200,000 units. By mid-1994, the single reached a total of 1.1 million in European commercial sales.