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ART OF NOISE

Part 1 - The ZTT Years (1983-1985)


26 Sep 1983 UK mini-LP/MC (+ CD) INTO BATTLE WITH THE ART OF NOISE

  1. Battle 0.25
  2. Beat Box 4.47
  3. The Army Now 2.01
  4. Donna 1.43
  1. Moments in Love 10.16 [MC has shorter 5.08 version]
  2. Bright Noise 0.05
  3. Flesh in Armour 1.25
  4. Comes and Goes 1.18
  5. Moment in Love 1.25 (LP: ZTIS 100; cassette Nov 1983: CTIS 100)
Recorded 28 February to August 1983.

Dec 1983 UK 7" Beat Box

    Beat Box 2.55 [edited from 4.47 version] / Moments in Love 4.02 [edited from 10.16 version] (ZTIS 103)
26 March 1984 UK 7"/12" Beatbox
    Beatbox (Diversion Six) 3.56 [= single edit of Diversion One] / Beatbox (Diversion Seven) 4.08 [= single edit of Diversion Two/Close (to the Edit)] (7": ZTIS 108)

    Beatbox (Diversion One) 8.31 / Beatbox (Diversion Two) [later re-titled Close (to the Edit)] 6.02 (12": ZTIS 108)

Recorded in February 1984.

May 1984 US/Canadian 7"/12" Close (to the Edit)

    Close (to the Edit) 4.19 / (Do) Donna (Do) 3.10 (US 7": Island/ZTT 7-99754)

    Close (to the Edit) 4.19 / Realization 1.44 (Canadian 7": Island/ZTT 99754)

    Close (to the Edit) 5.35 / Beatbox (Diversion One) 8.31 (US 12": Island/ZTT 0-96859)

19 June 1984 US/Canadian LP/MC (+ CD) WHO'S AFRAID OF THE ART OF NOISE
  1. A Time for Fear (Who's Afraid) 4.44
  2. Beatbox (Diversion 1) 8.31
  3. Snapshot 1.00 [a longer version of Snapshot, 2.33, appears on CD-compilation 'Daft']
  4. Close (to the Edit) 5.35

  5. Who's Afraid (of the Art of Noise) 4.20
  6. Moments in Love 10.16
  7. Momento 2.12
  8. How To Kill 2.42
  9. Realization 1.44 (US LP/MC: Island/ZTT 7 90179/90179-4; US reissue CD/MC 17 Oct 1990: 422-842 473-2/4)
Recorded 28 Feb 1983 - 1 April 1984.

25 Sep 1984 Japanese LP/MC WHO'S AFRAID OF THE ART OF NOISE

    (Island/ZTT/Polystar 25SI-248/X25D-2002) [same track listing as US]
22 Oct 1984 UK LP/MC WHO'S AFRAID OF THE ART OF NOISE
    (ZTT, ZTTIQ 2/ZCIQ 2; reissue LP 8 April 1985: ZTTIQ) [same track listing as US]
5 Nov 1984 UK 7"/12" Close (to the Edit)
    Close (to the Edit) 3.52 / A Time To Hear (Who's Listening) 3.32 [= medley of LP themes] (7": ZTPS 01)

    Close-Up (Diversion 2) 7.38 // Close-Up (Hop) 5.11 [remix of Beatbox] (12": 12 ZTPS 01)

28 Jan 1985 cassette That Was Close
  1. Diversion 8 (2.10) [edited/mixed from 'Close Up (Hop)']
  2. Diversion 2 (5.33)
  3. Closest 0.45 [edited/mixed from 'Close Up (Hop)']
  4. Close-up 7.22
  5. Close (to the Edit) 3.28
  6. Closed 1.30 [edited/mixed from 'Close Up (Hop)'] (cassette: CTIS 106)
28 Jan 1985 UK reissue 12" Close (to the Edit)
    Close-Up (Diversion 2) 7.38 // Close-Up (Hop) 5.11 [remix of Beatbox] / Close (to the Edit) 3.52 (12 ZTPS 01; Japanese CD-maxi 25 Aug 1988: Polydor P15D-37009)
4 Feb 1985 UK 12" Close-Up
    Closely Closely (Enough Is Enough) 7.14 // Close Up (Hop) 5.12 [remix of 'Beatbox (Diversion 1)'] / A Time to Hear (Who's Listening) 3.32 (12 ZTPS 01)

    Closely Closely (Enough Is Enough) 7.14 // Moments in Love 10.16 / The Time to Hear (You’re Listening) 3.32 (12 ZTPS 01)

    Close (Edited) 5.30 [= remix] // Close Up (Hop) 5.12 [remix of 'Beatbox (Diversion 1)'] / A Time to Clear (It Up) 3.32 [= A Time To Hear (Who's Listening)] (12" picture disc: 12 PZTPS 01)

1 April 1985 UK 7"/12" (+ CDM) Moments in Love
    Moments in Love 4.39 / Beatbox (Diversion 10) [= Diversion Six] 3.56 (7": ZTPS 02; 7" picture disc: P ZTPS 02)

    Moments in Love (Beaten) 6.59 / Moments in Love 4.39 // Beatbox (Diversion 10) 3.56 / Love Beat 5.14 (12": 12 ZTPS 02)

    Moments in Love 4.39 / Love Beat 5.14 (reissue 7" 8 June 1987: ZTT WEEP 1)

    Moments in Love (Beaten) 6.59 / Moments in Love 4.39 // Love Beat 5.14 / Moments in Love 4.39 (reissue 12" 8 June 1987: WEEPS 1)

    Moments in Love (Beaten) 6.59 // Love Beat 5.14 / Moments in Love 4.39 (reissue 12" 8 June 1987: WEEPS 1)

    Moments in Love (Beaten) 6.59 // Beatbox (Diversion 10) 3.56 / Love Beat 5.14 (reissue 12" 8 June 1987: WEEPS 1)

  1. Moments in Love (Beaten) 6.59,
  2. Moments in Love 4.39
  3. Beatbox (Diversion 10) 3.56
  4. Love Beat 5.14 (Japanese CD-maxi 25 Aug 1988: PD15-37010; German CD-maxi March 1987 & 1992: 651 757)
  1. Moments in Love 4.39
  2. Beatbox (Diversion 10) 3.56
  3. Moments in Love (Beaten) 6.59
  4. Moments in Love (original video) (German CD-maxi 22 May 2002: Repertoire/ZTT REP 8029)
(1 April? Sep?) 1985 cassette The Tortoise and the Hare
  1. Moments in Love 8.44 [=original version missing 6.44-7.24, 7.35-8.16, 10.06-10.16]
  2. Moments in Love (beaten - early spindown) 5.36 [='Beaten' missing first 1.22, with sligthly different ending]
  3. Lovebeat (edited) 4.39 [=original version missing first 0.36, and mastered to play to fast]
  4. In case We Sneezed 0.30 [unlisted intro talking for beatbox, unique to this cassette]
  5. Beat Box (Diversion Six) 3.50 [labeled 'Diversion Ten'] (cassette: CTIS 109)
7 Oct 1985 various artists LP ZANG TUMB TUUM SAMPLED
15 Dec 1986 coll-CD DAFT [1983-85]
  1. Love 6.59 [= Moments in Love (Beaten)] [12" version]
  2. A Time for Fear (Who's Afraid) 4.44
  3. Beatbox (Diversion 1) 8.31
  4. The Army Now 2.01
  5. Donna 1.43
  6. Momento 2.12
  7. How To Kill 2.42
  8. Realization 1.44
  9. Who's Afraid (of the Art of Noise) 4.20
  10. Moments in Love 10.16
  11. Bright Noise (0.00-1.29)/Flesh in Armour (1.29-2.18)/Comes and Goes (2.18-2.47)
  12. Snapshot 2.33 [longer than the LP version]
  13. Close (to the Edit) 5.35
  14. (Three Fingers of) Love 4.42 [= Love Beat 5.14 without spoken intro] (UK CD: ZCID Q2; Super Audio CD 2 Feb 2004: ZTT184SACD)
21 Nov 1988 coll-LP/CD THE BEST OF THE ART OF NOISE
  1. Opus 4 (2.00) [from IN VISIBLE SILENCE, 4/86]
  2. Beatbox (Diversion 10) 3.56 [7" version 3/84]
  3. Moments in Love 4.39 [7" version 4/85]
  4. Close (to the Edit) 3.54 [UK 7" version 11/84]
  5. Peter Gunn 3.55 [album version 4/86]
  1. Paranoimia 3.17 [7" version 6/86]
  2. Legacy 3.26 [7" remix 10/86]
  3. Dragnet ‘88 2.59 [7" remix 2/88]
  4. Kiss 3.29 [7" version 10/88]
  5. Something Always Happens 2.29 [B-side Peter Gunn 4/86] (LP: China Records 837 367-1)
  1. Opus 4 (2.00) [from IN VISIBLE SILENCE, 4/86]
  2. Beatbox (Diversion 1) 8.31 [12" version 3/84]
  3. Moments in Love 6.59 [12" version 4/85]
  4. Close (to the Edit) 5.35 [12"/album version 1984]
  5. Peter Gunn (The Twang Mix) 7.29 [12" 3/86]
  6. Paranoimia 6.41 [12" version 6/86]
  7. Legacy 8.20 [12" version 10/86]
  8. Dragnet '88 7.15 [12" version 2/88]
  9. Kiss (The AoN mix) [12" 10/88] 8.09
  10. Something Always Happens 2.29 [B-side Peter Gunn 4/86] (CD: China Records 837 367-2)
6 July 1999 'custom' CD [BASHFUL / BELIEF SYSTEM / AN EXTRA PULSE OF BEAUTY] [1983-85]
Official Press Release July 6, 1999: "Now through July 31st, the Art of Noise are offering fans the chance to create their own customized CD with the online purchase of the new CD, entitled THE SEDUCTION OF CLAUDE DEBUSSY, out on June 29th on ZTT/Universal Records. When customers buy THE SEDUCTION OF CLAUDE DEBUSSY, they will be offered the opportunity to build their own CD, choosing from 12 rare, quite strange and, in many senses, hard-to-find tracks. This special promotion is currently available through Tower Records Online (http://www.towerrecords.com)."

24 Nov 2003 German CD+DVD INTO BATTLE WITH THE ART OF NOISE

  1. Battle 0.25
  2. Beat Box 8.20 [by mistake 1984 12"/LP version (minus first 10 seconds) - not the original 4.47 version]
  3. The Army Now 2.01
  4. Donna 1.43
  5. Moments in Love 10.16
  6. Bright Noise 0.05
  7. Flesh in Armour 1.25
  8. Comes and Goes 1.18
  9. Moment in Love 1.25
    bonus tracks:
  10. Close-Up (Diversion 2) 7.38 [= 12" version of Close (to the Edit)]
  11. Close-Up (Hop) 5.12
  1. Moments in Love 4.40 [original video]
  2. Beat Box Pop Promo 3.47 [original video]
  3. Close to the Edit (Version 2) 4.15 [original video]
  4. Metaforce 4.07 [1999 video] (Repertoire Records REP 5001)
21 Aug 2006 rarities 4CD book-box AND WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH MY BODY, GOD? [1983-85]
    CD 1: The Very Start of Noise
  1. Beat Box (One Made Earlier) 2.18
  2. Once upon a Lime 3.20
  3. War (Demo 2) 1.27
  4. Close to the Edge 2.18
  5. Confession 1.02
  6. Moments in Love 7.51
  7. Sign of Relief 1.27
  8. Who's Afraid of Scale? 4.36
  9. So What Happens Now? (Take 2) 4.22
  10. The Subject Has Moved Left 1.43
  11. It's Not Fair 4.27
  12. Close to the Edge (Ruff Mix) 5.54
  13. A Time for Fear (Who's Afraid?) 4.32
  14. Moments in Bed 6.11
  15. (hidden untitled extra track) 0.55
    CD 2: Found Sounds & Field Trips
  1. Moments in Love (12" B Side Idea) 3.09
  2. Tears out of a Stone 2.55
  3. Samba #2 0.38
  4. The Chain of Chance 4.35
  5. Fairlight-in-the-Being 4.36
  6. Diversions 3 (3.52)
  7. Close (To Being Compiled) 3.46
  8. Diversions 5 (3.45)
  9. Damn It All! 1.41
  10. Structure 1.12
  11. The Angel Reel: Hymn 1 (Take 2) 0.35
  12. The Angel Reel: Hymn 3 1.20
  13. The Angel Reel: Fairground 0.42
  14. And What Have You Done With My Body, God? 4.40
  15. Klimax 1.48
  16. Who Knew? 2.36
    CD 3: Who's Afraid Of...Goodbye
  1. War (demo 4) 4.39
  2. The Focus Of Satisfaction 11.00
  3. Moments in Love (7" Master Rejected) 3.44
  4. It Stopped 4.26
  5. The Uncertainty of Syrup 1.21
  6. The Long Hello 4.34
  7. The Vacuum Divine 0.46
  8. The Ambassadors Reel: Beatbox 3.53
  9. The Ambassadors Reel: Medley 10.54
  10. The Ambassadors Reel: Oobly 1.19
  11. Goodbye Art of Noise 0.37
  12. (hidden untitled extra track) 1.06
    CD 4: Extended Play
    "Into Battle with The Art of Noise" (mini-LP/cassette 23 Sep 1983):
  1. Battle 0.27
  2. Beat Box 4.48
  3. The Army Now 2.02
  4. Donna 1.44
  5. Moments in Love 5.10 [cassette version]
  6. Bright Noise 0.06
  7. Flesh in Armour 1.23
  8. Comes and Goes 1.18
  9. Moment in Love 1.27
    "That Was Close" (cassette Jan 1985):
  10. Diversion Eight/Diversion 2/Closest/Close-Up/Close (To The Edit)/Closed 20.43
    "The Tortoise and the Hare" (cassette Sep 1985):
  11. Moments in Love (from battle to beaten) 14.27
  12. Love Beat 5.15
  13. In Case We Sneezed 0.30
    "Besides Close" (B-sides):
  14. A Time to Hear (Who's Listening) 3.31 [B-side to UK 7" Close (to the Edit)]
  15. (Do) Donna (Do) 3.11 [B-side to US promo 7" of Close (to the edit)]
  16. (hidden untitled extra track) 0.25 (4CD box: ZTT201CD)
"Forty-one unreleased tracks, remixes and demos from the ZZT archives".

19 July 2010 coll-2CD INFLUENCE (Hits, Singles, Moments, Treasures....) [1984-2000]

    CD 1 - The A Side: singles, hits, soundtracks and collaboratiuons
  1. A Is for Beginning 2.02 [live intro from DVD 'INTO VISION']
  2. Moments in Love 4.40 [1985 single edit version]
  3. Beat Box (Diversion 10) 4.00 [1985 B-side edit version]
  4. Close (To The Edit) 4.11 [1984 single edit version] [mastered from vinyl]
  5. Love Beat 5.15 [B-side of 12" Moments in Love]
  6. Promenade One 0.36 [from BELOW THE WASTE]
  7. Legs 3.31 [original 1985 single version]
  8. Peter Gunn (featuring Duane Eddy) 3.58 [12"/album version]
  9. Paranoimia (The Paranoid Mix) (featuring Max Headroom) 6.33 [mastered from vinyl]
  10. Dragnet (Art of Noise 7" Mix) 3.04
  11. Promenade Two 0.40 [from BELOW THE WASTE]
  12. Ode To Don Jose 4.14 [from 'IN NO SENSE? NONSENSE!']
  13. Acton Art 2.51 [B-side of 12" Dragnet, 1987]
  14. (Theme from) The Krypton Factor 0.52 [recorded 1986 for British TV show 'The Krypton Factor']
  15. Kiss (featuring Tom Jones) 3.32 [original single version]
  16. Finale 2.40 [from BELOW THE WASTE]
  17. Metaforce (featuring Radkin) 5.46 [previously unreleased version from 1998]
  18. Something Is Missing 5.21 [unreleased single from 2000]
  19. The Holy Egoism of Genius 7.59 [from THE SEDUCTION OF CLAUDE DEBUSSY]
  20. [untitled hidden track; recorded for 'THE SEDUCTION OF CLAUDE DEBUSSY'] 2.29
    CD 2 - The AA Side: unreleased experiments, before and after science
  1. Interlude One 0.15 [interview excerpt]
  2. Beep Beep 3.57 [version of 'Who's Afraid (of the Art of Noise)']
  3. Beat Box (Diversion 3.4, Extracted) 4.43
  4. A Time for Fear (JJ's 12" Remix) 4.07
  5. Dainty 1.44
  6. Moments in Love (Anne to Tears Mix) 3.53
  7. Moments in Love (with Lucky Gordon) (Monitor Mix) 2.09
  8. Interlude Two 0.17 [philosophical talk]
  9. This Is Your Life (Take Six, TCH Vox) 1.59
  10. This Is Your Life (Take Three, M Vox) 4.35
  11. I'm a Stranger Here Myself 5.22
  12. Cassandra 6.04
  13. Interlude Three 1.32
  14. Dr Gradus 1.12
  15. Dreaming in Colour (Via Way Out West) 6.47
  16. On Being Blue (New Vox) 5.49
  17. Beau Soir 2.51
  18. Balance - Music for the Eye, Extract from Part Three 3.18
  19. Dr Gradus (Reprise) 1.01
  20. The Invention of Love 2.50
  21. [untitled hidden track; vocal experiments] 1.46 (ZTT/Union Square, SALVODCD212)
4 April 2011 UK CD INTO BATTLE WITH THE ART OF NOISE [1983-1984]
    Original 1983 EP:
  1. Battle 0.25
  2. Beat Box 4.47
  3. The Army Now 2.01
  4. Donna 1.43
  5. Moments in Love 10.16
  6. Bright Noise 0.05
  7. Flesh in Armour 1.25
  8. Comes and Goes 1.18
  9. Moment in Love 1.25
    Bonus - planned LP April 1984 "Worship":
  10. Who's Afraid of The Art of Noise? 2.47 [released as 'How To Kill' on 'WHO'S AFRAID OF THE ART OF NOISE?']
  11. One Finger of Love 0.24
  12. Diversions 1 8.27 [Beatbox]
  13. Two Fingers of Love 0.55
  14. The Uncertainty of Syrup 1.21 [reworked into 'Realization' on 'WHO'S AFRAID OF THE ART OF NOISE?']
  15. Damn It All! 1.44
  16. Three Fingers of Love 0.43
  17. Sign of Relief 1.28 [reworked into 'Snapshot' on 'WHO'S AFRAID OF THE ART OF NOISE?']
  18. Hands off Love 0.54
  19. Diversions 5 (3.44) [version of Beatbox]
  20. Goodbye, Art of Noise 0.39
  21. Confession 1.02
  22. Close (to the Edit) 4.07
  23. Diversions 3 (3.52) [version of Beatbox]
  24. The Movement of Desire 3.44 [version of 'A Time for Fear (Who's Afraid)']
  25. And What Have You Done with My Body, God? 4.39 [released (shortened) as 'Momento' on 'WHO'S AFRAID OF THE ART OF NOISE?']
  26. The Wounds of Wonder 4.21 [released as 'Who's Afraid (of the Art of Noise)' on 'WHO'S AFRAID OF THE ART OF NOISE?']
  27. A Time for Fear (Who's Afraid?) 4.43 [released (slightly reworked) on 'WHO'S AFRAID OF THE ART OF NOISE?'] (CD 4 April 2011: ZTT/Union Square SALVOCD049)
5 Sep 2011 CD/DVD WHO'S AFRAID OF THE ART OF NOISE
    Disc 1 - audio CD:
  1. A Time for Fear (Who's Afraid) 4.44
  2. Beatbox (Diversion 1) 8.31
  3. Snapshot 1.00
  4. Close (to the Edit) 5.35
  5. Who's Afraid (of the Art of Noise) 4.20
  6. Moments in Love 10.16
  7. Momento 2.12
  8. How To Kill 2.42
  9. Realization 1.44
    BBC session Radio 1, November 1984:
  10. ‘too busy talking’ 0.28 ['interview' with Paul Morley]
  11. Close (to the Edit) 4.25
  12. ‘exploring the jungle’ 0.33 [Paul Morley introduces the members]
  13. Moments in Love 4.29
  14. ‘arranged in a circle’ 4.02 [interview with the members]
  15. Beat Box (Diverted via Video Killed the Radio Star) 6.02
    BBC session Radio 1, March 1985:
  16. From Science to Silence 3.20 [= re-recording of 'Donna']
  17. Beat Box 6.41
  18. Moments in Love 5.31
    Disc 2 - DVD (A Feast of Reason):
  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. Close (to the Edit) - version three
  10. Moments in Love - version two
  11. Close (to the Edit) - version two
  12. Beat Box - edit
  13. 'so what happened next?’
  14. Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise? - TV commercial
  15. Close (to the Edit) - TV commercial ('so cuddly')
  16. Close (to the Edit) - cinema trailer, take one
  17. Close (to the Edit) - cinema trailer, take two
  18. Close (to the Edit) - TV commercial ('so cosy')
  19. Moments in Love - TV commercial
  20. Moments in Love - TV commercial (edit)
  21. 'sleak hectoring'
  22. Art of Noise at the End of a Century (CD+DVD 5 Sep 2011)
2 Sep 2013 coll-2CD THE BEST OF [1983-1985 & 1999-2011]
  1. Close (To The Edit) 4.09 [1984 single edit version] [mastered from vinyl?]
  2. Beat Box 4.52 [from Into Battle with The Art of Noise, 1983]
  3. Moments in Love 5.13 [cassette version] [from Into Battle with The Art of Noise, 1983]
  4. Love Beat 5.18 [B-side of 12" Moments in Love, 1985]
  5. Metaforce 3.45 [from The Seduction of Claude Debussy, 1999]
  6. Something Is Missing 5.21 [from INFLUENCE, 2010]
  7. Dreaming in Colour (Via Way Out West) 6.46 [from INFLUENCE, 2010]
  8. On Being Blue (New Vox) 5.49 [from INFLUENCE, 2010]
  9. Diversions 1 (8.29) [from Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise, 1984]
  10. Memento 2.12 [from Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise, 1984]
  11. How to Kill 2.42 [from Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise, 1984]
  12. Realization 1.43 [from Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise, 1984]
  1. A Is for Beginning 2.03 [from INFLUENCE, 2010]
  2. Moments in Love (Album Version) 10.19 [from Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise, 1984]
  3. The Holy Egoism of Genius 7.58 [from The Seduction of Claude Debussy, 1999]
  4. Beep Beep 3.58 [from INFLUENCE, 2010]
  5. A Time for Fear (JJ's 12" Remix) 4.07 [from INFLUENCE, 2010]
  6. Snapshot 1.02 [from Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise, 1984]
  7. Beau Soir 2.51 [from INFLUENCE, 2010]
  8. Balance – Music for the Eye, Extract from Part Three 3.20 [from INFLUENCE, 2010]
  9. Diversions 5 (3.45) [from 14.And What Have You Done With My Body, God? 2006]
  10. The Invention of Love 2.50 [from INFLUENCE, 2010]
  11. The Wounds of Wonder 4.22 [from Into Battle with The Art of Noise CD 2011]
  12. Dr. Gradus 1.12 [from INFLUENCE, 2010] (Metro Select, METRSL079/ZTT METRSL079)


Copyright (c) 1997-02-17 Jonas Wårstad.

Last update 2013-09-02.

Many thanks to Richard Peat for help in general.


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