What was the idea behind the Art of Noise image? Obviously the theatre with the masks and stuff…
David Smart: “To be honest I can’t remember where it all started but the first Art of Noise cover… it started with the masks on the very first single I think.”
AJ Barratt: “‘the AON think’ is Swiss Cottage library, London. ‘AON blame themselves’ was a picture I took inside London Zoo… ‘AON dance’ was a CND rally in London and I think it’s Waterloo Bridge (taken with Infra red film fact fans!).
artist: Art Of Noise title: Into Battle with (the) format: Cassette design: XLZTT photography: A.J. Barratt cat. no: CTIS 100 date: unknown art of notes: The use, or not, of ‘The’ before Art Of Noise continues. The front cover omits it but the spine and cassette body don’t. The cassette is number 10 in the incidental series. It’s uncertain exactly when the cassette was released, no promotional adverts mention it and the inlay also contains critical praise for the contents and details of the ‘Beatbox’ single which was released March ’84. This suggests that the cassette version of ‘Into Battle…’ was released later in 1984, the same as the ‘Relax’ and ‘Dr Mabuse’ cassettes.