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Tim Burgess of The Charlatans joins Johnny Marr for duet of Electronic's "Getting Away With It"

28 August 2023, 12:34 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

During his set at Piece Hall in Halifax, Johnny Marr treated fans to a performance of Electronic's "Getting Away With It".

“Getting Away With It” was originally released in 1989, as the debut single of Electronic –– who consisted of Bernard Sumner of New Order, Johnny Marr, and guesting vocalist Neil Tennant of Pet Shop Boys.

As he introduced Tim Burgess to the stage, Marr said: “We’re going to play a disco song from Manchester, from the Haçienda. What’s even better, we’re going to be joined by my friend — he’s a national treasure — Mr. Tim Burgess from The Charlatans.”

Last year, Johnny Marr released the final part of the album, Fever Dreams Pts 1-4. Meanwhile, earlier this year, Tim Burgess, who started hosting Twitter Listening Parties just after the first national lockdown was enforced in March 2020, and has since released two books about the much-loved music listening events, is brought the series to Absolute Radio for six weeks beginning in March.

To listen back to some of the episodes of Tim's Listening Party, visit

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