7-99754 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.

TRACK LISTING

  1. CLOSE (TO THE EDIT)
  2. A TIME TO HEAR (WHO'S LISTENING)

    US 7-inch track listing
  3. CLOSE (TO THE EDIT)    (Anne Dudley/Trevor Horn/J.J. Jeczalik/Gary Langan/Paul Morley)    4:10
  4. DO DONNA DO    (Anne Dudley/Trevor Horn/J.J. Jeczalik/Gary Langan/Paul Morley)    3:10

    UK 12-inch promo single
  5. CLOSE TO THE EDIT (IN TROUBLE MIX)    7:33
  6. CLOSE TO THE EDIT (HOP MIX)    5:10

    UK extended-play cassette
  7. THAT WAS CLOSE
  8. DIVERSION EIGHT
  9. DIVERSION TWO
  10. CLOSEST
  11. CLOSE-UP
  12. CLOSED

CREDITS

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK November 1984 ZZT 7"/7PIC/12 ZTPS/PZTPS/12ZTPS01 picture sleeve
UK 1984 ZZT 12PRO 12ZTPS1  
UK 1984 ZZT CSEP CTIS106  
US 1984 Island/ZTT 7" 7-99754 picture sleeve
JPN 1984 ZTT 7" 7SI-133 picture sleeve
NZ 1984 Island 7" K9679  

 

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