I guess I’m combining two purposes with this tape archive (see earlier personal posting). I thought I’d finally post the full version of Moments In Love. Having posted only an edited highlight before I’ve had a fair amount of interest via private emails to put these up sometime. I will be finally posting in full and adding a live version of Donna albeit in glorious AM mono quality.
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I promised a few people I’d add this which was the preface to this live outing in 1985. A very young Jools Holland samples(!) the then expensive delights of a Fairlight (A great Australian invention) via J.J. Jeczalik of the Art Of Noise.
A rare live performance of the ZTT incarnation of The Art Of Noise on The Tube in 1985. Sampling was becoming big but hardly affordable and the Art of Noise had a Fairlight each. The Newcastle audience look suitably unimpressed. Paul Morley, who together with Trevor Horn was a member of the Art Of Noise an proprietor of ZTT, takes part as a virtual leader singer via the scrolling titles.
A disembodied Art Of Noise Beatbox extract that sadly ends prematurely. From a live session in March 1985 (estimated). It’s a shame that this surviving extract is so short as it sounds like it was going to be a quite a good diversion.
Finally the Janice Long sessions have seen the light of day thanks in no small part to Ian Peel.
Is nothing sacred? This advert (I’m not advertising, honest -it’s just 2nd hand media to illustrate a point) came at me recently advertising the consumption of wine a version of the tune Moments in Love all over it. What? Don’t sully the sex song of the 20th Century with tawdry consumerism. This was the Je t’aime of the 80′s. Madonna married Sean Penn on a cliff top to the accompaniment of Moments in Love and countless VHS wedding videos featured its sensuous tonality (I know, I was as guilty as everyone else). Am I meant to transfer this sea of aural intimacy and its former personal associations to that of just knocking back a few brand name alcoholic drinks? We’re really not reaching for the stars anymore are we. It can be a bit hurtful when a piece of music that means something to you is sold for 30 pieces of silver in the name of marketing. Still that’s pop music I suppose.
Disillusioned of Britain
If you want to here a bit more of the original then I can oblige (364Kb AAC+): Love_Beat_Extract
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Ah, the height of arty pretentiousness from the 80′s. Interestingly I never saw this version at the time. I knew that a second version had been planned due to the first one being “too arty” (beg pardon?) ,that one having been made by renowned rock photographer Anton Corbijn (what did you expect?).This version is fun though. Certainly more identifiably 80′s than the black and white Corbijn version and at least the balance is not primarily on the former Mrs Paul Morley, Claudia Brucken.
Another extract from the tape archives (more live from ’85). Another Art Of Noise live happening (if that’s no too hippy a term) this time featuring their Moments in Love, a song that I still hear played and plundered today. I’ve seen it described as chillout before chillout was a recognised genre.