The Art Of NoiseWho's Afraid Of The Art Of Noise? And Who's Afraid Of Goodbye?

Label:ZTT – ZTDS24, UMC – 3550428, ZTT – ZTIS346
Series:Definition Series – 24
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, 180 g
Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Reissue, Stereo, 180 g
All Media, Record Store Day, Compilation, Limited Edition
Genre:Electronic, Pop
Style:Experimental, Synth-pop


Who's Afraid Of The Art Of Noise?
A1A Time For Fear (Who's Afraid)4:45
A2Beat Box (Diversion One)8:33
A4Close (To The Edit)5:37
B1Who's Afraid (Of The Art Of Noise)4:21
B2Moments In Love10:17
B4How To Kill2:43
Who's Afraid Of Goodbye?
C1War (Demo 4)4:39
C2The Focus Of Satisfaction11:01
C3Moments In Love (7" Master Rejected)3:44
C4It Stopped!4:27
D1The Uncertainty Of Syrup1:21
D2The Long Hello4:34
D3The Vacuum Divine0:47
D4The Ambassador Reel: Beat Box3:54
D5The Ambassador Reel: Another Time To Hear10:56
D6The Ambassador Reel: Oobly1:20
D7Goodbye Art Of Noise0:37
D8Moments In Love (Incomplete)1:06

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Record Store Day 2021 (Drop 2) release.
Limited edition double 180g vinyl. Gatefold sleeve.
Includes download voucher (WAV files).

First reissue of "(Who's Afraid Of?) The Art Of Noise!" on vinyl since the 1985 pressing.

As per the album's 1984 pressing, the back cover lists the tracks in a different order to their actual sequencing on the album. The correct playing order is stated on the labels. Unlike the original issue, track A3 is suffixed "(Edited)" on the label.

The contents of the second disc were previously released as CD3 of the 4CD boxed set "And What Have You Done With My Body, God?" in 2006. Tracks D4 to D6 are incorrectly prefixed "The Ambassador Reel" on this release; on the boxed set they are prefixed "The Ambassador's Reel". D5 is suffixed "Another Time To Hear"; on the boxed set the suffix is "Medley". D8 is unlisted on this release; the title is given on the boxed set.

The second disc is given the code ZTIS 346.

Track durations are not stated on the release.

"Unseal this package to rediscover. WHO'S AFRAID OF The Art of Noise? and Who's Afraid of Goodbye? ZTDS24 and 3550428."

"WHO'S AFRAID OF THE ART OF NOISE? and WHO'S AFRAID OF GOODBYE? as the TWENTY-FOURTH definition of Zang TUUM Tuum. ZTDS24 and 3550428. ("it's common sense.")"

A-Side text:
ZTDS 24-1a
"blessed ART"

C-Side text:
ZTDS 24-2a
"for they shall disrupt"

Zang Tuum Tumb suddenly realised ... This is a UMC release. ℗ & © 2021 ZTT Records Ltd. A division of Universal Music Operations Ltd. BIEM/SDRM. LC05064. Unauthorised copying, reproduction, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting prohibited. Universal International Music B.V., 's-Gravelandseweg 80, 1217 EW Hilversum, Netherlands. Made in the Czech Republic. Catalogued by USM at 3550428 and by The Dream Department at ZTDS24.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 00602435504285
  • Label Code: LC05064
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): 355430-A 884570 219101E1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): 355430-B 884572 219101E2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout): 355432-A 884574 219101E3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout): 355432-B 884576 219101E4

Other Versions (5 of 85)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Recently Edited
(Who's Afraid Of?) The Art Of Noise (LP, Album, Red Labels, Specialty Pressing)Island Records, Island Records7 90179-1, 90179-1US1984
Who's Afraid Of The Art Of Noise (LP, Album)ZTT, ZTTZTTIQ2, ZTTIQ 2UK1984
Recently Edited
(Who's Afraid Of?) The Art Of Noise (Cassette, Album, AR)Island Records, ZTT90179-4US1984
Recently Edited
(Who's Afraid Of?) The Art Of Noise! (LP, Album)Island Records, ZTT206 492, 206 492-320Europe1984
(Who's Afraid Of?) The Art Of Noise (LP, Album)ZTT, Island RecordsL 38284New Zealand1984



  • zevulon's avatar
    Edited 2 years ago
    I wouldn't call the first disc a disaster, but, Yes - the original vinyl album does sound better - more punch, more nuances and subtlety. If you are after the album itself, I would avoid this edition, but, I guess most of us are dedicated aficionados, so a second disc which hasn't been issued on vinyl before is enough - but I woun't listen to the first disc here ever again.
    Ps. I do enjoy the second disc.
    • pdb73's avatar
      I like the sound of this release…but yeah the vinyl pressing could have been better. Definitely needs a wash to lessen the noise - which is greatly improved afterwards.
      • apw2607's avatar
        Mediocre pressing. Sounds thin compared to earlier pressings. Disappointing. I would avoid.
        • DH-MMXX's avatar
          Opened to find only one disc inside; what a pile of crap 💩
          • Nikita_F's avatar
            Great re-issue, right, there are a little clicks and sand there and there on second LP but it’s not too crucial. Wonderful packaging, feels good in your hands. Recommended.
            • Xtraloveable's avatar
              Anyone knows how many copies of this RSD release were pressed?
              • Lost_Trax's avatar
                Disc one is excellent, disc two is constant crackle like an open fireplace
                • FatalRevenge's avatar
                  Track info misprinted on back cover record 1.. to label on vinyl


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