|Close (To The Edit)|
|Produced by Art of Noise|
|Released on November 1984|
|UK CHART POSITION #8|
|Find it at GEMM|
|7-99754 w. picture sleeve
[high resolution scan]
W hen it came out, this was wonderfully weird stuff. In the video, a little girl with a chainsaw was featured, an inkling into their intent to treat video and music as equal partners of artistic expression. Along with Herbie Hancock’s “Rockit” this set the stage for electronic manipulation as music, opening the door for remixes and all sorts of studio doctoring. The B side, “Do Donna Do,” is less interesting. Honestly, The Human League were pushing this sort of synthesizer music earlier, but Art of Noise gets more credit for advancing the idea of radical mixing as music. “Close (To The Edit)” remains perhaps their most recognizable track, which would have qualified them for the ranks of one-hit-wonders had “Peter Gunn” not given them a second legitimate hit.
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|UK||November 1984||ZZT||7"/7PIC/12||ZTPS/PZTPS/12ZTPS01||picture sleeve|
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