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ZTT News: Art of Noise Get Close (to the Reissue)

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Another reissue in ZTT/Salvo’s ongoing Element Series has been announced: the first full-length by The Art of Noise.

Earlier this year, ZTT expanded the group’s debut EP, Into Battle with The Art of Noise, adding a host of vault content meant for their first album but ultimately scrapped. This album – featuring contributions by all five of the original Art of Noise collective (Trevor Horn, Paul Morley, Anne Dudley, Gary Langan and J.J. Jeczalik) – reprises “Beat Box” and “Moments in Love” from that EP, as well as “Close (to the Edit),” one of the best dance tracks based on a Yes song.

As for bonus content, there’s much to offer in terms of audio and video: nine tracks taken from two BBC sessions recorded in 1984 and 1985 (including a version of “Beat Box” “which morphs, only this once, into ‘Video Killed the Radio Star'”) and a DVD of rare videos, unreleased live performances and a two-part documentary. (Unfortunately, Amazon’s U.K. pre-order page states that the DVD is PAL-encoded, making it hard to play if you’re in the U.S.).

The package is available on September 5 in the United Kingdom. Order it at Amazon here and hit the jump for full track details.

The Art of Noise, Who’s Afraid of The Art of Noise? Deluxe Edition (ZTT/Salvo SALVOMDCD22, 2011)

Disc 1: Original LP and BBC sessions

  1. A Time for Fear (Who’s Afraid)
  2. Beat Box (Diversion One)
  3. Snapshot
  4. Close (to the Edit)
  5. Who’s Afraid (of the Art of Noise)
  6. Moments in Love
  7. Memento
  8. How to Kill
  9. Realisation
  10. ‘too busy talking’ (BBC Session, November 1984)
  11. Close (to the Edit) (BBC Session, November 1984)
  12. ‘exploring the jungle’ (BBC Session, November 1984)
  13. Moments in Love (BBC Session, November 1984)
  14. ‘arranged in a circle’ (BBC Session, November 1984)
  15. Beat Box (Diversion Seven) (BBC Session, November 1984)
  16. From Science to Silence (BBC Session, March 1985)
  17. Beat Box (BBC Session, March 1985)
  18. Moments in Love (BBC Session, March 1985)

Disc 2: DVD – A Feast of Reason: All Art/All Noise

  1. ‘so what happens now?’
  2. Beat Box
  3. Close (to the Edit) (version one)
  4. Closer (to the Edit) (cinema version)
  5. Moments in Love
  6. an Art of Noise (live at The Value of Entertainment, June 1985)
  7. Moments in Love (live around the world, Summer 1999)
  8. Beat Box and Close (to the Edit) (live at Coexistence, June 2000)
  9. When Art of Noise met Kenneth Williams (and Other Commercial Breaks) (parts one to nine)
  10. Close (to the Edit) (version three)
  11. Moments in Love (version two)
  12. Close (to the Edit) (version two)
  13. Beat Box (edit)
  14. ‘so what happened next?’

Disc 1, Tracks 1-9 released as ZTT Records LP ZTTIQ2 (U.K.)/Island LP 90179-1 (U.S.), 1984. All other tracks previously unreleased.


Written by Mike Duquette

July 29, 2011 at 10:47

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