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on 2 September 2006
THIS REVIEW REFERS TO AN EARLIER RELEASE OF THIS CD, NOT THE NEW 2011 RELEASE!

It was a painful and expensive business being an ZTT-era Art of Noise fan in the 1980s. The label's policy of issuing loads of confusingly named remixes meant that you didn't know exactly what tracks and remixes you were getting until you got the record home and slapped it on the turntable. This CD/DVD package is no exception. The version of "Beat Box" here is the same version as the one on "Daft" and "Who's Afraid", not the wonderfully screwed-up version that appeared on the original 12" of Into Battle. Shame, shame, shame. For that, you'll have to check out the new box set "And What Have You Done With My Body, God", although that supposedly definitive 4CD collection doesn't include "Close-Up" or "Close-Up (Hop)", which are featured here as bonus tracks in all their glory. The DVD of Promo videos is a nice addition, although naturally, the original video for Close (to the Edit) is actually listed on the case as "Beat Box Pop Promo". Just to keep us on our toes, like.
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