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1. Opus
2. Yebo
3. Instruments Of Darkness (All Of Us Are One People)
4. Robinson Crusoe
5. Peter Gunn
6. Paranoimia
7. Legacy
8. Dragnet '88 (From The Motion Picture)
9. Kiss
10. Something Always Happens

Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 14, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B000003MU8
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #96,741 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Psevhu on January 23, 2002
Format: Audio CD
This version is acceptable, but the blue covered CD has extended-length songs, and is more worth the expense. The "Blue Cover" version can be found at HTFCDS.COM, based in Aurora, Illinois.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By D.O. on October 21, 2006
Format: Audio CD
I finally decided to upgrade my A.O.N. cassetes to CD,

and I had forgotten there were two versions of the 'Best Of A.O.N.'- blue AND pink- which I still resent today as when I was first was forced to choose-

(and there is confusion when the color specification is missing - so hopefully this helps you to choose the color that's right for you.

When I first discovered A.O.N., I was enthralled.

I opted then for the BLUE version on cassette because it had more songs and boasted the extended and 'AON' mixes(which are essentially just extended post-release), but fear it's demise as cassette decks become harder to replace.

Over the years, I came to accept this BLUE version as the definitive collection of A.O.N., but, alas, some of the extended,

mixes were kind of long-winded (like this version of 'Dragnet 88' with a Dan Ackroyd sampled vocal overdose,

and the superfluous, repetetive orchestrals).

'Moments In Love' , with it's pulsing, hypnotic texture had to grow on me through relistening, is on this version.

The extended 'Paranoimia' featuring Max Headroom here (6:30)-as noted in one of the other reviews,

is not the radio version, but this should have been the only extended re-mix

(I love all three Paranoimia versions though, as this sampled, beatbox style was the distinctive, fun, A.O.N. sound )

The glaring differance of BLUE is the inclusion of 'Beatbox (Diversion One)', Close(To The Edit),

and the extended mix of 'Paranoimia' and 'Peter Gunn Theme' (which begs editing), but this

sampled-techno-beat style IS the art of Art Of Noise.

'Moments In Love' is also on this BLUE version. It's pulsing, hypnotic style IS the art of A.O.N.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Wilcox on December 23, 1999
Format: Audio CD
I empathize with the AON fans who once owned the illustrious "blue cover" version of this title. I'm fortunate enough to still have my copy which, to set the record straight, is basically the 12" mixes of most of the titles on this release. It is true that removing "Moments In Love" from this album is a crime, but I also believe that the original version of "Legs" was a much better single for Art Of Noise than its evil twin, "Legacy". Finally, I have never been able to locate a CD with the original version of "Beat Box" (the version on the Into Battle ep). Even the Daft CD, which compiles Into Battle, the Moments In Love ep, and (Who's Afraid Of?) The Art Of Noise! left this version out, which should have also been included on this compilation of their 7" singles. Keep your eyes open for the hard-to-find "blue cover" version.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Daniel J. Hamlow HALL OF FAME on March 4, 2004
Format: Audio CD
One of the off-beat bands to hail from the UK was the trio of Ann Dudley, J. J. Jeczalik, both keyboardists, and Gary Langan doing various instruments and sharing production chores with Jeczalik, while Dudley handled the arrangements. Billed as the Art of Noise, their music can be classified as experimental keyboard music using bizarre sounds, sound loops, and computerized vocals. The material on this compilation takes the group following their departure from Trevor Horn's ZTT Records and onto China Records.
An example of their unconventionality can be heard in "Opus 4," in which the phrase "nous sommes, das", "nous nous" are repeated over and over and overlapped for the first couple of seconds, and the same process is repeated with different phrases and many of them while a keyboard melody is played.
"Yebo" has a running and throbbing Jan Hammer-like rhythm, with some African vocals and words rapped and later sung, while a long-drawn Steve Lukather-like guitar is played.
"Instruments of Darkness" is an exercise in early 90's rave, with the words "all of us are one people" and other rave shouts included. Also noteworthy is one of the producer/arrangers: Liam Howlett, later to form Prodigy.
A complete contrast can be seen in "Robinson Crusoe," with its saccharine high-pitched Percy Faith-like string arrangements.
The years 1986 and 1988 were two of their better years. Their rendition of the Henry Mancini-penned Peter Gunn theme, with Duane Eddy's surf-guitar, and weird squealing sound fills for the main rhythm, became a UK Top Ten hit.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By R. Townsend on October 9, 2004
Format: Audio CD
This is not really a review of the Pink version, since I don't plan to buy it. However, I do own the Blue version on cassette and was hoping to update my copy to CD. After listening to Amazon's sampling of the Pink version, I just want to add my voice to those that are unhappy with this reissue. Why? What happened to "Moments in Love" and "Close to the Edit"? Why dump the superior Twang mix to "Peter Gun"(which was one of my favorites)? Definitely recommend the original Blue over this one. I'm definitely holding out until I can snag a copy or until a superior Greatest Hits is released (maybe with the original "Legs"?) Cheers!
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