Electronic ‎– Disappointed

Parlophone ‎– 12 R 6311, Parlophone ‎– 12R 6311, Parlophone ‎– 20 47946, Factory ‎– 12 R 6311, Factory ‎– 12R 6311, Factory ‎– 20 47946
Vinyl, 12", Single

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A1 Disappointed (12" Remix)
Remix – 808 StateVocals – Neil TennantWritten-By, Producer – Tennant*
A2 Disappointed (Original Mix)
Remix – ElectronicVocals – Neil TennantWritten-By, Producer – Tennant*
B Idiot Country Two
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Electronic, UltimatumVocals – Bernard Sumner

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Recorded at Clear, Manchester.

Disappointed published by Warner Chappell Music Ltd./Cage Music Ltd./10 Music Ltd.
Idiot Country Two published by Warner Chappell Music Ltd.
℗ 1992 Copyright in this sound recording owned by Clear Productions Ltd. under exclusive license to EMI Records Ltd.
© 1992 Clear Productions Ltd.
Manufactured in the UK by EMI Records Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5099920479466
  • Matrix / Runout: 12R 6311 A-02-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout: 12R 6311 B-02-1-1

Other Versions (5 of 16) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
665 405 Electronic Disappointed(CD, Single) Virgin 665 405 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
9 40562-2 Electronic Disappointed(CD, Maxi, Dig) Warner Bros. Records 9 40562-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
12RDJ 6311 Electronic Disappointed(12", Single, Promo) Parlophone, Factory 12RDJ 6311 UK 1992 Sell This Version
9 40562-2 Electronic Disappointed(CD, Maxi, RP, FLP) Warner Bros. Records 9 40562-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
VINX 266 Electronic Disappointed(12", Single) Virgin VINX 266 Italy 1992 Sell This Version


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April 16, 2016
The remix of Idiot Country on this one (and on the '92 reissue of the album) is much better than the original. Cleaner, groovier, more understatedly dramatic. By the way who's the soulful female vocalist on that one - the lady singing "I wanna know!" near the end of the track and so on?


June 28, 2013
edited over 3 years ago
@Robotrock04 Each to their own I suppose. I really wasn't feeling the main song until I heard the 808 state mix. Less pop, more underground, in my opinion. The original sounds too much like a Pet Shop Boys song for my liking.

I agree you'd think 808 state with (I'm assuming) relative access to good technology would have taken the time to keep the baseline in tune when the vocal starts. It's only for a few bars though, and to be honest it gives it a bedroom-cooked vibe, in common with many hardcore tracks from that era


February 2, 2013

Beautiful song, not only one of the best songs by Electronic, but I'd go so far as to say it's one of the best songs in Bernard Sumner's, Johnny Marr's or Neil Tennant's own respective bodies of work. It's certainly an unusual single because the lead vocal is entirely by Neil with no contributions from Bernard. Neil's vocals are incredible in this song I think. The lyrics were also entirely written by Neil too and because of this it sounds more or less like a Pet Shop Boys song if you excuse Johnny Marr's guitar. Honestly, it's pretty much the best Pet Shop Boys song that never was. If it had have became one, I think it would have been viewed as one of their best songs ever. The 808 State remix I found to be a real disappointment though. I just didn't think the vocals and the melody melded together as well as they do in the original version. I was really disappointed about that actually because I am a big fan of 808 State. I think it's just one of those songs that is impossible to remix because the single version is already as good as it will be to be honest. One of my favorite songs ever!