Salvo
Various

The Art of the 12 inch, Volume 2
(2CD / Download)

Format: CD
Cat. No.: SALVOMDCD27
Barcode: 698458992727
Playing Time: 2h 30m

Zang Tuum Tumb, the Big Beat Colossus and a battalion of Fairlights and Synclaviers, equipped with light pens and 8-inch floppy disc drives, return to present the sequel to the highly successful and critically acclaimed Art of the 12”, which was released one year ago. In fact this is the first ever ZTT compilation to run to a second volume.

Like its predecessor it explores the ZTT aesthetic and the atmosphere of fearless experimentation at Sarm Studios – where almost every track was recorded – as applied to 12” singles and remixes.

Once again, it’s a treasure trove for fans of the label and its biggest acts (Frankie Goes To Holly wood, Propaganda, Art of Noise , 808 State…), as it contains some of their rarest and most accomplished remixes. And in addition we’ve spiced things up by featuring some sterling production and remix work by Trevor Horn and members of Art of Noise for Paul McCartney, Godley & Crème, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Thomas Leer, Scritti Politti and Mint Juleps.

Celebrations / revelations / extrapolations of the extended remix do not come any better than this. ‘Why quit now?’

 

REVIEWS

 

...The ZTT stalwarts are all here: the always underrated Propaganda, Instinct (ZTT’s house band) and lesser-rans such as Anne Pigalle and Das Psych-Oh! Rangers. OMD and Scritti Politti make cameos too, resulting in something of a gobsmacker for anyone who read the sleevenotes of Welcome To The Pleasuredome while wondering if it’s possible to survive nuclear fallout.

 

4 stars

Joel McIver

RECORD COLLECTOR



CD
CD1
1.
you are warmly invited to come inside
2.
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Two Tribes (Keep The Peace)
3.
Paul McCartney - Spies Like Us (Art of Noise Remix)
4.
Godley & Creme - Cry (Extended Remix)
5.
Instinct - Swamp Down (12
6.
OMD - Julia’s Song
7.
808 State Vs. Art of Noise - Moments in Love (Massey Mix One)
8.
Thomas Leer - Heartbeat (Extended Mix)
9.
bassline interlude
10.
Act - Chance (Whammy Mix)
11.
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - War (Coming out of Hiding)
12.
Propaganda - Dr Mabuse der Spieler (An International Incident)
CD2
1.
Scritti Politti - Absolute (Version)
2.
Art of Noise - Close Up
3.
Propaganda - Sorry for Laughing (12
4.
Das Psych-Oh! Rangers - He He Radical (Episode 2)
5.
piano interlude
6.
Nasty Rox Inc. - What It Is (Live Instrumental Wonder)
7.
Mint Juleps - Every Kinda People (Parts I, II and III)
8.
Anne Pigalle - He Stranger (Parts I, II and III)
9.
808 State Vs. Art of Noise - Moments in Love (Massey Mix Three)
10.
the flash forward
11.
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax (Man Has a Sense for the Discovery of Beauty, Part I)
12.
zang tuum interlude
13.
Art of Noise - Close Up (Hop)
14.
Propaganda - Dr. Mabuse (Special Instrumental Mix)
15.
cadenza