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The Art Of Noise - (Who's Afraid Of?) The Art Of Noise Album

The Art Of Noise - (Who's Afraid Of?) The Art Of Noise Album

  • Performer: The Art Of Noise
  • Genre: Electronic
  • Title: (Who's Afraid Of?) The Art Of Noise
  • Released: 1985
  • Style: Experimental, Ambient
  • Label: Island Records, ZTT
  • Catalog: 206 492, 206 492-620
  • Country: Europe
  • MP3 version size: 1549 mb
  • FLAC version size: 2406 mb
  • Rating: 4.7
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4How To Kill2:44
5Moments In Love10:17
6Close (To The Edit)5:41
7Beat Box (Diversion One)8:33
8Who's Afraid (Of The Art Of Noise)4:22
9A Time For Fear (Who's Afraid)4:43


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
ZTTIQ2, ZTTIQ 2The Art Of Noise Who's Afraid Of The Art Of Noise ‎(LP, Album)ZTT, ZTTZTTIQ2, ZTTIQ 2UK1984
L 38284The Art Of Noise (Who's Afraid Of?) The Art Of Noise ‎(LP, Album)ZTT, Island RecordsL 38284New Zealand1984
ZTT 111 CDThe Art Of Noise (Who's Afraid Of) The Art Of Noise? ‎(CD)ZTTZTT 111 CDUK1998
7 90179-1, 90179-1The Art Of Noise (Who's Afraid Of?) The Art Of Noise ‎(LP, Album, Red)Island Records, Island Records7 90179-1, 90179-1US1984
L 38284, ZTIQ2, ZTTIQ 2The Art Of Noise Who's Afraid Of The Art Of Noise ‎(LP)Island Records, Festival Records, ZTT, ZTTL 38284, ZTIQ2, ZTTIQ 2Australia & New Zealand1985


  • Art DirectionXL Of Poland Street And Ztt Of Basing Street
  • Photography By [Back]A.J. Barratt
  • Photography By [Front]Anton Corbijn
  • ProducerThe Art Of Noise
  • Written-ByDudley, Langan, Jeczalik, Marley, Horn


This is the German/European release of the album in its UK sleeve artwork (big statue photo on marble, IS 34).
It has also been issued in two other sleeves: Large Graphic Masks on Marble background and Small Silver Masks on Velvet.

Release title given as "WHO'S AFRAID OF THE ART OF NOISE" on front cover, "(Who's Afraid Of?) Art Of Noise" & "(Who's Afraid Of!) Art Of Noise" on labels "ART OF NOISE - WHO'S AFRAID OF" on spine.

Text on labels:
All songs published by Perfect Songs Ltd / Unforgettable Songs / Adm. Island Music Ltd.

Text on front:
"TITLES include BEAT BOX and moments in love. Working titles for art of noise's first album included 'Beat Box', 'Worship', Snapshots' and The Movement Of Desire' But the Art Of Noise suddenly realised… "

Text on back cover:
Five small text all starting with:

"The Art of Noise suddenly realised… "

compiled in the capital between February 28th 1983 and April 1st 1984."

"The NOISE was realised by The Art Of NOISE. Trevor Horn heard it and sang "It's not unusual." Paul Morley felt it and knew that "life does not live". "Electronic equipment was used for the construction of the NOISE: Anne Dudley, Trevor Horn, J.J. Jeczalik and Gary Langan appeared to handle this equipment. Zang Tuum Tumb Records conducted. Oh, oh, oh it's magic"

"Who's Afraid Of The Noise is dedicated to Henry Ford and of course Edward Albee - and their American Dreams."

"This has been number 34 in Zang Tuum Tumb's Incomplete Incidental Series. (In its American sleeve it is number 16: careful does it)"…it is the traditional task of the prophet to denounce systems of rule and life which deny the freedom of the flesh and imagination."

Ⓟ&© 1984 ZTT
Distributed by the Ariola Group of Companies
Printed in Western Germany by TOPAC,
Gesellschaft für Tonträger-Verpackung mbH, Gütersloh
Imprimé en République Fédérale d'Allemagne

Tracklisting on back of sleeve incorrectly given as:

side one
A Time For Fear (Who's Afraid)
Beat Box (Diversion One)
How To Kill

side two
Who's Afraid (Of The Art Of Noise)
Moments In Love
Close (To The Edit)

Labels state the correct tracklisting, as reflected below (although, track B3 is primarily known as "Memento").
Paul Morley's surname is incorrectly spelled "Marley" on labels.

Possible duplicates:
120290 - No ZTT logo on labels
1264991 - Different cover, slightly different label layout
427074 - Different cover, No ZTT logo on labels
9728148 - Missing ® beside Island logo on labels. ZTT logo on side A label is black and positioned lower

Runouts side A and B: "Ⅱ" is etched.


  • Barcode (Printed): 4 007192 064922
  • Rights Society: GEMA / STEMRA / BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 0407
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): S 206 492 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): S 206 492 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped): DM 206492 A-1/84S || Ⅱ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped): DM 206492 -B-2/85S | NⅡ
  • Pressing Plant ID (Side B label): Bass clef
  • Price Code: -620


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – ZTT
  • Copyright (c) – ZTT
  • Published By – Perfect Songs Ltd.
  • Published By – Unforgettable Songs
  • Published By – Island Music Ltd.
  • Distributed By – Ariola Group Of Companies
  • Pressed By – Sonopress
  • Printed By – TOPAC



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