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Art of Noise Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (25 Oct 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • ASIN: B000008CZ0
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 78,115 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Best Of The Art Of Noise

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars BLUE version - The track list 11 Aug 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I had this on cassette and wanted to pick up a CD version secondhand. Confusingly, this release has a quite different track listing to the identically titled CD with the same image only in pink, which is missing Beatbox, Moments in Love, and Clost to the Edit.

The track listing of this blue-covered Best of is:
1) Opus 4 2mins
2) Beatbox (Diversion One) 8.33 mins
3) Moments in Love 7.00 mins
4) Close (to the Edit) 5.41 mins
5) Peter Gunn (The Twang Mix) featuring Duane Eddy 7.15 mins
6) Paranomia (featuring Max Headroom) 6.40 mins
7) Legacy 8.20 mins
8) Dragnet'88 7.15 mins
9) Kiss (featuring Tom Jones) 8.09 mins
10)Something always happens 2.28 mins.

Although many tracks are shared on both, I believe that this blue version has extended mixes of the same songs. Art of Noise and their label released lots of different versions of tracks, all discussed a fair bit on Wikipedia, so it's a question of what you like best. The differences between the pink and blue versions are discussed in detail in reviews on amazon.com (US Amazon). Obviously, I really like this version, but I'm docking one star for the "watered-down" Beatbox (Diversion One), instead of the original punchy Beatbox which appeared on the EP "Into Battle With the Art of Noise", now re-released. That version also seems to be on the about-to-be released (Sept 2011) Collector's edition of "Who's afraid of the Art of Noise".
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Electronic fun 25 July 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I'll be honest, some of it on here is noise, but the good tracks more than make up for it. Anyone who is a fan of 80s synth pop would enjoy this, but it may not be to everybody's taste.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This CD may have the version of "Moments In Love" you're looking for 21 Jan 2009
By LawnMowRManLoco - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
For those of you that are looking for the version of "Moments In Love," that begins with a piano and gradually builds like a ladder and ends with what I assume is a saxophone, you'll find that version on this CD. The version of "Moments In Love," that I'm referring to was released in 1983. That particular version gives me chills everytime I hear it.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A weird, but great CD 23 May 2004
By Alexander Nordquist - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I mainly got interested in the art of noise after hearing "Moments in Love" on the radio. After I heard that song, I wanted to know more about the artist because I really liked that song. I also own "The Ambient Collection" which contains some of the songs from this album like "Opus 4" only this version is different. But after I heard their music, I was suprised to see that their other songs sounded very different from Moments in Love. At first, I didn't like their music that much but the more I listened to it, the more I enjoyed it!
Art of noise plays really strange music and they use voices in all of their songs, some real and some from a synthesizer. Their songs are like rock sounds except Moments in Love, which is more of a soft, ambient song. I thought that every song was worth listening to and I think that everyone should listen to a few of their songs just to see if you like their kind of music.
The only proble is that this "blue cover" version is a rare CD and is very hard to find in most stores. I was lucky to be able to purchase a very good used copy from amazon. There is also a "pink cover" version of the CD but I bought this one because it had Moments in Love and because most reviewers said it was better. I hope you all enjoy the art of noise!!!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Art of Noise is weird 12 May 2004
By Johnny Heering - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The Art of Noise was a techo-pop trio from England. This out of print version of "Best of" features mostly 12 inch versions of their singles. Not bad, if you can find it.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars an excellent album 24 Oct 2013
By Shane B. Russell-Jenkins - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is an excellent album, and a hard one to locate. I originally heard Paranomia, and was hooked. And that's how I started listening. The mix with Tom Jones is EXCELLENT, and Theme from Peter Gunn is suuperrrrb
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars There are two versions of this Best Of compilation with different track listings... 7 Jan 2013
By Buzzy Boy - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Warning!! There are two Best of The Art Of Noise compilations. The other version has a pink cover and was released under a different record label. My first copy of this CD was stolen some years ago and I made the mistake of purchasing the pink one as a replacement without checking the track listing which is different and does not include "Moments In Love" and "Close to the Edit". These are two of the really "best of" tracks in my opinion. Others may disagree but there it is. If you are a fan you may like the pink one too, in fact just get 'em both and end the controversy. Amen
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