It was closely related to their earlier single and hip-hop club hit " Beat Box ", though the two tracks were developed as separate pieces from an early stage. This was then re-edited and partly remixed with different effects applied, to become the version of "Close to the Edit " which appeared on the subsequent album Who's Afraid of the Art of Noise? Paul Morley's sleevenotes for the single simplify the relationship between "Diversion Two" and "Close", noting only that 20 seconds were "snipped out".
The single heavily features the recorded sample of a car, a Volkswagen Golf owned by a neighbour of band member J. Jeczalikstalling and restarting. The short spoken-word vocal The Art Of Noise - Close (To The Edit) the "Hey!
The single was The Art Of Noise - Close (To The Edit) in the UK on what had become ZTT 's customary array of formats: standard and picture disc 7" versios, five 12" singles one a picture disc and a cassette single, each featuring a number of unique mixes. The many remixes were given their own titles derived from the overall title, including "Edited", "Closely Closely Enough's Enough " and "Close-Up".
The cassette single version, "That Was Close", was a medley of a number of the mixes from the various formats, featuring "Diversion Eight", "Diversion Two", "Closest", "Close-Up", the album version of "Close to the Edit " and "Closed". This medley lasted in excess of 20 minutes in length, repeated on both sides of the cassette, and remained otherwise unavailable Signed D.
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Three promotional videos were recorded for the single. According to an interview  with the band, "The male members of the band were slightly disturbed that they were made to come off as Huey Lewis and the News ," Paul Morley said in an interview at the time, "so one of the reasons we tend to hide behind masks or not appear at all is because it opens up more possibilities how Art of Noise The Art Of Noise - Close (To The Edit) be presented.
Half of it was fun and half of it was slightly sad. It was banned in New Zealand as encouraging violence towards children. Nothing could have been further from our minds. In"Sylwia" and the three older men were recruited again by Art of Noise to appear in a promotional video for their cover of the theme song from "Dragnet," and from their album In No Sense?
A second video version, composed almost entirely of surreal animation, aired in the UK, directed by Matt Forrest with some clips from the original version. A third video version, mostly identical to the second video version, included various shots of the band in-studio.
Almost all of the elements of it except for a spoken phrase by Camilla Pilkington-Smyth, which was pre-recorded were live, as opposed to programmed or sequenced: Horn played his elaborate bass part on a 5-string bass, Dudley played live synths and triggered all the samples from the original track including the "dum-dum" chant from a Roland keyboard, the "tra-la-la" vocals originally an Andrew Sisters sample were sung live by Linda Allen and Debi Doss of Buggles fame, all the The Art Of Noise - Close (To The Edit) instruments were played by members of the onstage orchestra, and the whole piece was played faster than the original about BPM rather than Indeed, Horn introduced the performance by emphasizing the live nature of it and stating that, since the original piece was "played by machines" i.
In fact, the actual performance does not include any mistakes, but some of Dudley's melodic synth lines are slightly different from the studio version. Former Art of Noise members Fading - The New King* - BEGNNGS (File, Album). From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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