Into Battle with the Art of Noise — the first ever Zang Tuum Tumb 12″, the first ever Art of Noise release, and one of the most influential electronic records of all time — is back, in two deluxe reissues.
The classic 9-track set – including the original versions of Beat Boxand Moments in Love is remastered from the original tapes. And it’s bolstered with the legendary unreleased album, Worship, which gets its first public airing 27 years after it was first recorded by the original Art of Noise line-up of Anne Dudley, Trevor Horn, JJ Jeczalik, Gary Langan and Paul Morley.
With working versions of Close (to the Edit) and A Time for Fear, Worship is the album-that-never-was and sits chronologically between Into Battle and Art of Noise’s timeless début album, Who’s Afraid. Into Battle 2011 is available in two flavours:
Salvo – Union Square Music’s collectors’ imprint – delivers a deluxe ‘mini-vinyl’ gate-fold CD edition including Worship’s 18 bonus tacks and a booklet with new liner notes and previously unseen 1983-era Art of Noise photography.
Music On Vinyl deliver a 180g blue vinyl edition, limited to 500 copies worldwide. This double album will only be available in participating stores on Record Store Day – 16 April 2011 – and will be strictly limited to one copy per person.