•    The most comprehensive and lovingly produced 2CD retrospective for one of the most original groups of the last thirty years

•    Beautifully remastered from original master tapes (or the best possible sources where tapes were unavailable) for superb sound quality

•    Contains all their singles – from Moments In Love to Metaforce – and most influential recordings, plus two hidden tracks

•    Disc 2 is entirely comprised of previously unreleased tracks sourced from the ZTT archives and the band members themselves

•    36-page booklet featuring an essay by founding member Anne Dudley, extensive new liner notes and rare photos

1.    A is for Beginning
2.    Moments In Love
3.    Beat Box (Diversion)
4.    Close (to the Edit)
5.    Love Beat
6.    Promenade One
7.    Legs
8.    Peter Gunn (featuring Duane Eddy)
9.    Paranoimia (The Paranoid Mix)
10.    Dragnet (Art of Noise 7” mix)
11.    Promenade Two
12.    Ode to Don Jose
13.    Acton Art
14.    (Theme from) The Krypton Factor
15.    Kiss (featuring Tom Jones)
16.    Finale
17.    Metaforce
18.    Something is Missing
19.    The Holy Egoism of Genius

1.    Interlude One
2.    Beep Beep
3.    Beat Box (Diversion 3.4, Extracted)
4.    A Time For Fear (JJ’s 12” Remix)
5.    Dainty
6.    Moments in Love (Anne to Tears Mix)
7.    Moments in Love (with Lucky Gordon) (Monitor Mix)
8.    Interlude Two
9.    This Is Your Life (Take Six, TCH Vox)
10.    This Is Your Life (Take Three, M Vox)
11.    I'm A Stranger Here Myself
12.    Cassandra
13.    Interlude Three
14.    Dr Gradus
15.    Dreaming in Colour, via Way Out West
16.    On Being Blue (New Vox)
17.    Beau Soir
18.    Balance – Music for the Eye, extract from Part Three
19.    Dr Gradus (Reprise)
20.    The Invention of Love

Of all the groups that define electronic music, with the possible exception of Kraftwerk, the Art of Noise have perhaps enjoyed the most sustained and interesting existence. They were a five-piece to start off with, back in 1983. Gary Langan and JJ Jeczalik had discovered the amazing potential of samples, loops and mixing found sounds into pop music. Anne Dudley added a layer of melody, Trevor Horn the production and Paul Morley the presentation.
Chapter one lasted from until 1985 and produced the landmark album (Who’s Afraid of) the Art of Noise?, the legendary EP Into Battle with the Art of Noise and three singles: Moments in Love, Beat Box, and Close (to the Edit). The version of Moments in Love here is the 7” A-side which has never been released on an Art of Noise album before.
Then came Art of Noise chapter two. Anne, JJ and Gary defected to China Records and scored more commercial success than ever with singles like Peter Gunn (with Duane Eddy) and Paranoimia (with Max Headroom).
With AoN about to head out to tour the world, Gary Langan exited the line-up, making way for Art of Noise chapter three, Anne  and JJ. They released two albums: In No Sense? Nonsense!(1987) and Below the Waste (1989). In between they issued the The Best Of The Art of Noise and, when looking for a new lead single for the compilation, recorded Kiss with Tom Jones, scoring their biggest hit ever when it reached #5 UK in October 1988.
Chapter four came about when Trevor Horn and Anne Dudley reconvened to make an experimental album inspired by Claude Debussy. Paul Morley came back on board, and Trevor drafted in long-term collaborator Lol Creme. The result was 1999’s The Seduction of Claude Debussy, with its lead single, Metaforce, featuring Rakim.
Their sources were scientific, their methods were artistic. They were breaking beats, setting up house, gliding through mental landscapes. They were masked, mechanical and, funnily enough, made up. Their image was daring, anonymous and addictive, and has more than stood the test of time. The music hasn’t just stood the test of time but fed the time that has passed; the Art of Noise are one of the most sampled groups in history. This brilliant collection contains their very best work; 10 hit singles and collaborations, classic film and TV soundtracks, rare b-sides and no less than 20 previously unreleased archive treasures from all eras of their history.