A brilliant collection of work from the earliest and greatest years of Art Of Noise – sessions recorded during 1983, at a time when Trevor Horn and Paul Morley were still key members of the group – and when AON was working in a groundbreaking use of sound samples, beats, and other bits – in a way that's hardly ever been matched since! The overstuffed CD features tunes from the group's album Who's Afraid Of The Art Of Noise, plus the EP Into Battle, and the 12" single of "Moments In Love", which contained some especially nice chunks from the group. The approach here is stark, spare, simple, and bare – an extremely optimistic use of the power
of sound, and one that's got roots that stretch back to the heights of early 20th century modernism – despite the group's euqlly strong impact on early 80s street culture
. Titles include "Love", "A Time For Fear", "Beat Box", "The Army Now", "How To Kill", "Realisation", "Bright Noise", "Flesh In Armour", "Comes & Goes", "Snapshot", "Close To The Edit", and "Three Fingers Of Love".