Art Of Noise* ‎– Into Battle With The Art Of Noise

Salvo ‎– SALVOCD049, ZTT ‎– Element 16
CD, Compilation, Misprint, Remastered


Into Battle
1 Battle 0:27
2 Beat Box 4:50
3 The Army Now 2:02
4 Donna 1:44
5 Moments In Love 5:12
6 Bright Noise 0:06
7 Flesh In Armour 1:25
8 Comes And Goes 1:19
9 Moment In Love 1:29
10 Who's Afraid Of The Art Of Noise? 2:47
11 One Finger Of Love 0:25
12 Diversions 1 8:27
13 Two Fingers Of Love 0:55
14 The Uncertainty Of Syrup 1:21
15 Damn It All! 1:44
16 Three Fingers Of Love 0:43
17 Sign Of Relief 1:28
18 Hands Off Love 0:55
19 Diversions 5 3:44
20 Goodbye, Art Of Noise 0:38
21 Confession 1:03
22 Close (To The Edit) 4:07
23 Diversions 3 3:52
24 The Movement Of Desire 3:44
25 And What Have You Done With My Body, God? 4:39
26 The Wounds Of Wonder 4:21
27 A Time For Fear (Who's Afraid?) 4:43

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Misprint with "Flesh in Armous" on front cover art (see explanation below). A later pressing, Into Battle With The Art Of Noise, has "Flesh in Armour".

Released in a trifold cardstock 'pocket pack' with 12-page booklet and a sticker on the outer shrink wrap.

Sticker text:
Remastered edition of the first ever Art of Noise release featuring Beat Box and Moments in Love.
Plus 18 previously unreleased tracks: the legendary Worship sessions...
Element 16
"pinch yourself!"

This compilation includes the short version of Into Battle (i.e. including a short version of Moments In Love) as originally released in 1983 on cassette, and reissued in 2006 on CD as part of the And What Have You Done With My Body, God? box set.

The release title as printed on front cover, spine, booklet, and disc face all match, making it less ambiguous than previous editions. However, there's one discrepancy: track 7's title is "Flesh in Armour" on the back cover, but the front reads "Flesh in Armous"—reportedly a legitimate title for the song, but it was not intended to appear as such on the cover of this release.

Selected info from disc face:
This release ℗ 2011 ZTT Records Ltd, under exclusive license to Union Square Music Ltd.
© 2011 ZTT Records Ltd/Union Square Music Ltd.
Salvo is a Union Square Music label.
Manufactured in the EU.
Catalogue #: SALVOCD049 dressed up as Element 16
"be happy or die"

Selected info from back cover:
Into Battle: made up in the capital February-August 1982, released September 1983
Worship: collaged in the capital January-April 1984, locked in a vault, released April 2011
SALVOCD049 dressed up as Element 16: ℗ 2011 ZTT Records Ltd, under exclusive license to Union Square Music Ltd. © 2011 ZTT Records Ltd/Union Square Music Ltd. Salvo is a Union Square Music label.
This was always Number One in Zang Tuum Tumb's blue Incidental Series.
"to the death for life"

Info from inner flap:
Into Battle with the Art of Noise, originally advertised as Ars Nova, is re-advertised as Number 16 in ZTT’s rattling Element Series. Coming next: A Feast of Reason. A product of Zang Tuum Tumb, the organisation of pop (“there’s always time”).

Selected info from booklet:
With thanks to Chas Chandler, Robert Marston and Lucy Monaghan.
All songs [...] published by Perfect Songs/Unforgettable Songs.
Tracks 1-9 ℗ + © 1983 ZTT Records Ltd.
Tracks 10-27 ℗ + © 2011 ZTT Records Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 698458814920
  • Matrix / Runout: | SALVOCD049 | 044842 |
  • Mastering SID Code (In mirror band): IFPI LD12
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1. On hub): IFPI 5085
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2. On hub): IFPI 5076
  • Rights Society (Logo on disc face): MCPS

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October 4, 2012
edited over 4 years ago
Who's Afraid Of The Art Of Noise? = How To Kill [from debut album]
Diversions 1 = Beat Box (Diversion One)
Close (To The Edit) = is NOT 7" version, but Beat Box (Diversion Seven)
The Movement Of Desire is cut/edited (about 1 min in the end) version of "A Time For Fear (Who's Afraid)" [from debut album]
And What Have You Done With My Body, God? is full version of "Memento" [from debut album]
Sign Of Relief is full version of "Snapshot" from [debut album]
The Uncertainty of Syrup is sort of intro to "Realization" [from debut album]
A Time For Fear (Who's Afraid?) is an alternate (and shorter) version of So What Happens Now (Take 2) from AWHYDWMBG; AND a full version of War (Demo 2) from AWHYDWMBG
Three Fingers Of Love is absolutely different from (Three Fingers Of) Love [from Daft]
Diversions 5 is fade out version of the same track from AWHYDWMBG
Damn It All is cold end version of the same track from AWHYDWMBG
Goodbye, Art Of Noise is short edit of "Who Knew" from AWHYDWMBG; AND fade in version of "Goodbye, Art Of Noise" from AWHYDWMBG


April 25, 2011
The latest addition to ZTT/Salvo's Element Series (ELEMENT 16) is the first of Art of Noise's Deluxe Edition re-issues. Into Battle With The Art Of Noise was never an album, until now! The original was an extended play 12" (ZTIS 100) with a shorter play on cassette (CTIS 100), that replaced the 10 minute version of Moments In Love with the 5 minute one.

This 2011 album edition includes the aforementioned cassette version with Worship, the original unreleased debut album, that would later get re-worked and be released as (Who's Afraid Of?) The Art Of Noise! (ZTT IQ2).
Into Battle... acts as episode one in an Art of Noise rebooted series of albums, but also as a prequel to what has gone before, along with being an alternative version of the 1986 CD compilation "Daft" (ZCIQ 2) and condensed version of the 2006 box set And What Have You Done With My Body, God? (ZTT201CD).

As a fan I never really felt that "Daft" worked as the tracks taken from Into Battle... didn't really fit that well together with the material taken from (Who's Afraid Of?)... as the latter was a more structured body of work. This CD hits the mark with all of the tracks blending in perfectly together, giving the listener a chance to hear what Art of Noise may have sounded like if they hadn't have restructed the material for their released debut long player.

After 27 years, fans can now get to listen to the original version of what many call the definitive Art of Noise album!


April 6, 2011

So the seminal debut release from The Art of Noise gets another re-release! This is the fifth time I've bought this! First on vinyl, then it was included in the compilation Daft (minus the original version of Beat Box) then with the release on Repertoire Records (albeit with the incorrect Diversion One version of Beat Box), then it was included in the AWHYDWMBG collection, and finally here it is remastered and expanded.

Niggles -

It sounds like a good remaster; clearer, punchier and brighter. However, like the version included in AWHYDWMBG - this has the cassette version of Moments in Love... It's a nice edit from the full version included on the original vinyl release (and the following album Who's Afraid of...), however it is marred by tape slip distortion in a number of places (particularly in the opening bars). It would have been nice to have the full version included in the expanded section of the disc.

Another slight niggle is the transition between `Flesh in Armour' and `Comes And Goes' - on the original release (and the version included in Daft) there is no gap, here there is delay added to the last orchestral stab of `Flesh in Armour', followed by around 2 seconds of silence, then in comes `Comes and Goes'. It actually works quite well, but not true to the original release, which is a shame as that is the record that I grew up with.

The last niggle is that most of the expanded section is either renamed or lifted from sections of AWHYDWMBG, and the rest is from Who's Afraid of... and also what sounds like the 7" edit of Close (To The Edit).

I give this release a full 5 stars because of the innovation of the original material, however it seems to me that this is a slightly missed opportunity to celebrate an absolute classic, an opportunity that was used instead to cash in on all the AON fans out there. All that said, it's nice to have this masterpiece remastered. If ZTT remaster Who's Afraid of... in the near future I wouldn't think twice about ordering it, but I wouldn't bother expecting much from any expanded sections.