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Title: The Art of Noise: Close (to the edit)
Author: Neil Tennant
Source: Smash Hits
Publish date: 8 November 1984

THE ART OF NOISE: Close (To The Edit) (ZTT)

Bits of the last “Art Of Noise” record; “Into Battle” (like the sound of a car starting) have been re-edited over a bright bassline to make a tame pop record. The crushing impact and dazzling suspense of “Into Battle” have evaporated in the process. A big disappointment. Expect accusations soon that they’ve “really sold out”.