Art Of Noise* ‎– Moments In Love

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Although the original 10-minute version appeared on both the Into Battle release in 1983 and the Who's Afraid album in 1984, "Moments In Love" wasn't released globally as a commercial single until 1985, when the song was featured on the "Pumping Iron II: The Women" soundtrack. Reissues followed in 1986 and 1987, in some markets. Copyright dates indicate the edits & remixes were prepared in 1984.

Singles generally featured shortened edits of the album version. The 12-inch remixes were "Moments In Love (Beaten)" and the slower "Love Beat". On the Daft compilation, the former was retitled "Love", and an edit of the latter was called "(Three Fingers Of) Love". 12-inch and CD singles also included an edit of "Beat Box (Diversion One)", listed on the releases either as "Beatbox Diversion 10" or just "Beat Box". In the US, "Moments In Love" was later paired with "Close (To The Edit)" as a double-A-sided reissue, accounted for separately in Discogs.

The 1999/2000 remixes were triggered by Rob Searle's bootleg mix "Moments In Time" and would eventually end in a cancelled release under the 'Vision' moniker.

Versions (49)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
12ZTPS 02 Art Of Noise* Moments In Love(12") ZTT 12ZTPS 02 UK 1985 Sell This Version
IS-1032 The Art Of Noise Moments In Love (Beaten)(12") Island Records, ZTT IS-1032 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
IS-1032 The Art Of Noise Moments In Love (Beaten)(12") Island Records, ZTT IS-1032 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
IS-1032 he Art Of Noise* Moments In Love (Beaten)(12") Island Records, ZTT IS-1032 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
R13D-2005 , 12ZTPS 02 Art Of Noise* Moments In Love (Beaten)(12", EP, Promo) ZTT, Island Records, Polystar, ZTT R13D-2005 , 12ZTPS 02 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
IS-1032 The Art Of Noise Moments In Love (Beaten)(12", Whi) Island Records, ZTT IS-1032 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
ZTPS 02 The Art Of Noise Moments In Love / Beat Box(7", Single) ZTT ZTPS 02 UK 1985 Sell This Version
0-96839 Trevor Horn, Paul Morley , With The Art Of Noise Trevor Horn, Paul Morley , With The Art Of Noise - Moments In Love(12") Island Records, ZTT 0-96839 US 1985 Sell This Version
0-96839 Trevor Horn, Paul Morley , With The Art Of Noise Trevor Horn, Paul Morley , With The Art Of Noise - Moments In Love(12") Island Records, ZTT 0-96839 US 1985 Sell This Version
ZTPSX 2 The Art Of Noise Moments In Love(12") Island Records, ZTT ZTPSX 2 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
IS-1032 The Art Of Noise Moments In Love(12") Island Records, ZTT IS-1032 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
12ZTPS 02 heArt Of Noise* Moments In Love(12") ZTT 12ZTPS 02 UK 1985 Sell This Version
601 757, 601 757-213 Art Of Noise* Moments In Love(12", Maxi) Island Records, Island Records, ZTT, ZTT 601 757, 601 757-213 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
R13D-2005 Art Of Noise* Moments In Love(12", Maxi) Polystar R13D-2005 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
PR 794 Art Of Noise* Moments In Love(12", Single, Promo) Island Records, ZTT PR 794 US 1985 Sell This Version
ZTPSX 2 Art Of Noise* Moments In Love(12", TP) Island Records ZTPSX 2 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
K 9753 The Art Of Noise Moments In Love(7") Island Records K 9753 New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
P ZTPS02 heArt Of Noise* / stArt Of Noise* heArt Of Noise* / stArt Of Noise* - Moments In Love(7", Shape, Single, Pic) ZTT P ZTPS02 UK 1985 Sell This Version
ZTPS 02 The Art Of Noise Moments In Love(7", Single) ZTT ZTPS 02 UK 1985 Sell This Version
107 282, 107 282-100 Art Of Noise* Moments In Love(7", Single) ZTT, Island Records 107 282, 107 282-100 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
K-9753, ZTPS 2 Heart Of Noise*, Start Of Noise* Heart Of Noise*, Start Of Noise* - Moments In Love(7", Single) Island Records, ZTT K-9753, ZTPS 2 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
PR 831 Trevor Horn, Paul Morley , With The Art Of Noise Trevor Horn, Paul Morley , With The Art Of Noise - Moments In Love(7", Single, Promo) Island Records PR 831 US 1985 Sell This Version
ZTPS 02 The Art Of Noise Moments In Love(7", Single, Promo) ZTT ZTPS 02 UK 1985 Sell This Version
CTIS 109 The Art Of Noise The Tortoise And The Hare (Featuring Moments In Love Beatbox And LoveBeat)(Cass, Single) ZTT CTIS 109 UK 1985 Sell This Version
7-99561 Trevor Horn, Paul Morley With The Art Of Noise Trevor Horn, Paul Morley With The Art Of Noise - Moments In Love(7") Island Records 7-99561 US 1986 Sell This Version
609 203 Art Of Noise* Moments In Love(12", Maxi) Island Records, ZTT 609 203 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
WEEPS 1 Art Of Noise* Moments In Love(12", Single) ZTT WEEPS 1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
WEEPS 1 Art Of Noise* Moments In Love(12", Single) ZTT WEEPS 1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
601 757 The Art Of Noise Moments In Love(12", Single) Island Records 601 757 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
WEEPS 1 Art Of Noise* Moments In Love(12", Single, RE) ZTT WEEPS 1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
WEEPS1 The Art Of Noise Moments In Love(12", die) ZTT WEEPS1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
WEEP 1 Art Of Noise* Moments In Love(7", Single) ZTT WEEP 1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
107 282-100, 107 282 The Art Of Noise Moments In Love(7", Single, RE) Island Records, Island Records, ZTT, ZTT 107 282-100, 107 282 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
651 757 The Art Of Noise Moments In Love(CD, Single, Car) Island Records, ZTT 651 757 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
P15D-37010 Art Of Noise* Moments In Love(CD, Mini) Polystar P15D-37010 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
CDP 156 The Art Of Noise Moments In Love(CD, Maxi, Promo) China Records, Polydor CDP 156 US 1989 Sell This Version
651 757 Art Of Noise* Moments In Love(CD, Maxi, RE) Island Records, ZTT 651 757 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
ZTT 156 T B1 Art Of Noise* Moments In Love (Minky Remix)(12", S/Sided, Promo, W/Lbl) ZTT ZTT 156 T B1 UK 2000 Sell This Version
ZTT156CD Vision (15) Moments In Love (Rob Searle's Anthem Mix)(CD, Single) ZTT ZTT156CD UK 2000 Sell This Version
AVTCDS-298 Vision (15) Moments In Love (Rob Searle's Anthem Mix)(CD, Single) Avex Trax AVTCDS-298 Asia 2000 Sell This Version
ZTT 156 T Vision (15) Moments In Love (Rob Searles Anthem Mix)(12") ZTT ZTT 156 T UK 2000 Sell This Version
ZTT 156 T Vision (15) Moments In Love (Rob Searles Anthem Mix)(12", W/Lbl) ZTT ZTT 156 T UK 2000 Sell This Version
ZTT 156TP Artofnoise* Moments In Love(12", S/Sided, Promo) ZTT ZTT 156TP UK 2000 Sell This Version
REP 8029 Art Of Noise* Moments In Love(CD, Single, Enh, Ltd, Num, RE, Dig) Repertoire Records, ZTT REP 8029 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
12ZTPS 02 Art Of Noise* Lovebeat 12"(12", RE) ZTT (2) 12ZTPS 02 US 2006 Sell This Version
MILF001 The Art Of Noise Moments In Love (Caspa Remix)(12", S/Sided, Unofficial, W/Lbl) Not On Label MILF001 UK 2007 Sell This Version
none Art Of Noise* Moments In Love(4xFile, EP, AAC, 256) ZTT none UK & Europe 2014
MOV12007 Art Of Noise* Moments In Love(12", Single, Ltd, Num, RE, Pur) Music On Vinyl, ZTT MOV12007 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
PEEPS 1, SALVOSV016 Heart Of Noise* Moments In Love(7", Shape, Single, Pic, S/Edition) ZTT, Salvo PEEPS 1, SALVOSV016 UK 2017 Sell This Version

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huffle

huffle

December 4, 2018
referencing Moments In Love (Caspa Remix), 12", S/Sided, Unofficial, W/Lbl, MILF001
Blocked from sale?? Wtf?? There's so many bootlegs on scogs, how's this different?
JAN_DE_MAN

JAN_DE_MAN

November 8, 2018
referencing Moments In Love (Caspa Remix), 12", S/Sided, Unofficial, W/Lbl, MILF001
Someone selling? Please contact me, I'm interested in buying this one! :)
micahnyc

micahnyc

August 20, 2017
referencing Moments In Love, 12", Single, Ltd, Num, RE, Pur, MOV12007
Awesome release, really happy I got it on record store day
mjb

mjb

May 23, 2017
referencing Moments In Love, 7", Shape, Single, Pic, P ZTPS02

From the edit history:

Since the artist is credited as "heART OF NOISE" on the A side, and "stART OF NOISE" on the B side, I would use as ANV the common denominator "Art Of Noise" [...but] "as on release" won the discussion. — bertielego

Did Paul Morley really intend for his puns and playful typography to be read as the actual artist name?— mjb

For submission purposes I don't think what Morley would prefer matters very much, but I suspect he might enjoy the wordplay being transcribed as is.— massenmedium
WOL2

WOL2

April 3, 2017
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Moments In Love, 7", Shape, Single, Pic, S/Edition, PEEPS 1, SALVOSV016
Before its release as a single in April 1985, Moments In Love was released four times over a nineteen month period on the following records: Into Battle With The Art Of Noise; Beat Box; Closely Closely (Enough’s Enough) and the album (Who’s Afraid Of?) The Art Of Noise! To a large number of people, that amount of exposure made the track sound tired and only die-hard Art of Noise & ZTT fans/collectors embraced it as a single in its own right.

As the follow-up to the group’s first UK top ten hit, Close (To The Edit), it was issued on 7”, 12”, cassette and shaped picture disc. With largely negative and mocking reviews by music journalists, non of those formats could place it into the UK top forty and it was very apparent that the single was in trouble. The lacklustre video and religious iconography artwork for the 7” & 12” editions didn’t really help it either and the single soon disappeared, never to be heard of again, or so everyone thought…

In August 1985 something unexpected happened, Madonna and Sean Penn replaced the Wedding March with Moments In Love at their wedding, giving the track some notoriety. It soon began to appear on various artists compilations, TV commercials, background music and whatever medium it could lend itself to. Following the success of Brylcream’s 1986-1987 advertising campaign that used LoveBeat in their commercial it was reissued in Europe, reaching the top ten in the Netherlands. ZTT then re-issued the single in the UK with improved artwork and a new video. Since then no less than four remixes have appeared on a couple of ZTT compilation albums, but never issued as singles. One that almost got issued as a single was Rob Searle’s Anthem Mix thankfully it was withdrawn from shops before its official release date. Twenty seven years after Moments In Love first appeared it was released as a digital download, peaking at #27 on Billboard’s Jazz Digital Songs in the USA and spent at least eighty seven weeks on that music chart.

For the first time in thirty years and as part of Record Store Day 2017, Moments In Love is being officially released as a vinyl single by ZTT/Salvo/BMG as a newly redesigned limited edition 10” shaped picture disc. Side A retains the 1985 7” version that also appeared on the 1987 reissue and is the only edit that actually works due to the complex structure of the track. A Time To Fear (JJ’s 12” Remix), released on vinyl for the first time, is the third track to appear on side B, following Beat Box (Diversion Ten) in 1985 and LoveBeat in 1987. Listening to it on this single makes the track stand out as it was originally intended to be, as an individual track to be enjoyed for what it is, bring a new dimension to the piece, rather than becoming lost to a certain degree on a full length compilation album.

As a general rule vinyl picture discs can be hit & miss regarding sound quality, but having listened to this a couple of times I can say that it is one of the better ones that have been issued over the years. The sound has depth to it and is not drowned out by surface noise that can make these kind of records seem rather flat, spoiling the listening experience.

The artwork was designed by Philip Marshall with Oscar H. Scott, assisted by Julia Schiller and is a new take on Paul Morley’s “the tortoise and the hare” theme that replaces the original tortoise shaped picture disc with a hare shaped one derived from XLZTT’s original masks. This brand new design is faithful to those from the 1980s, keeping the humour of Art of Noise by giving a nod to the Edited 12” picture disc, at the same time looking different and original enough to become as iconic as the classic 1985 edition.
*****
mattia.porisini

mattia.porisini

December 14, 2016
referencing Moments In Love, 12", Maxi, 601 757, 601 757-213
One of the most beautiful album and songs ever made. So quiet and relaxing.

Truly amazing. Masterpiece.
bmaarseveen

bmaarseveen

July 26, 2013
referencing Moments In Love, 12", Maxi, 601 757, 601 757-213

I've got two copies. One with labels like shown here, one with different printed labels, the rest seems the same
DogWater

DogWater

November 29, 2012
referencing The Tortoise And The Hare (Featuring Moments In Love Beatbox And LoveBeat), Cass, Single, CTIS 109
The version of LoveBeat here has yet to appear on CD. The "..And What Have You Done With My Body, God" box set made a valiant attempt, but sadly got it wrong. The cassette version has no talking at the beginning of LoveBeat. "(Three Fingers Of) Love" on Daft is close, but still not the same. Which is all a great shame as the transition here from Beaten into LoveBeat is sublime and deserves a re-release.
CRUSHTRASH

CRUSHTRASH

July 5, 2012
referencing Moments In Love (Minky Remix), 12", S/Sided, Promo, W/Lbl, ZTT 156 T B1
On the smooth unpressed side the etching DAMONT AUDIO L.T.D appears twice, facing inwards and tight against the white label. On the music side only DAMONT appears underneath the matrix number, both face outwards from the label, as is the norm. All these etchings are the rough hand-written variety, not neat type-face letters.
mjb

mjb

October 7, 2011
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Moments In Love, 7", Shape, Single, Pic, P ZTPS02

The clear plastic layer in many copies of this release has turned a brownish color over the years, as if someone has spilled tea or cola on it. This "tea-staining" is said to be due to oxygen getting in between the layers and is a common manufacturing flaw that can affect picture discs at any time, even if they've been clear for years. (My own copy, fortunately, is still in good shape. After 30 years, mine is starting to discolor as well!) If you are buying one, please check with the vendor as to its actual condition, and whether any browning is irregularly shaped; I would not pay a premium for one that looks bad.