In Visible Silence

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In Visible Silence
Studio album by Art of Noise
Released April 14, 1986
Recorded 1985-1986
Genre Experimental synthpop
Length 45:04
Label China
Chrysalis
Producer Anne Dudley
Gary Langan
J. J. Jeczalik
Art of Noise chronology
Daft
(December 1985)
In Visible Silence
(April 1986)
In No Sense? Nonsense!
(September 1987)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A–[2]

In Visible Silence is the second full-length release by avant-garde pop group Art of Noise in April 1986,[3] and the first created by members Anne Dudley, J. J. Jeczalik and Gary Langan in the wake of their departure from the ZTT record label which had been the home of the group's genesis.

The first single, the semi-successful "Legs" was followed by two major hits on the UK chart in 1986, "Peter Gunn" that featured guitar legend Duane Eddy and "Paranoimia" with television personality Max Headroom) where actor Matt Frewer performed two different monologues for each of the 7" and 12" versions. A follow up single entitled "Legacy", a re-worked version of "Legs" was taken from a special limited edition bonus album "Re-works of Art of Noise" that came free with "In Visible Silence" at the end of the year In A concert performance of the album, together with earlier hits, was recorded in Hammersmith, London and released on VHS and Video Disc in 1987.[4]

LP and cassette (version 1)[edit]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Opus 4" – 1:59
  2. "Paranoimia" – 4:46
  3. "Eye of a Needle" – 4:25
  4. "Legs" – 4:06
  5. "Slip of the Tongue" – 1:30
  6. "Backbeat" – 4:12

Side two[edit]

  1. "Instruments of Darkness" – 7:12
  2. "Peter Gunn" (featuring Duane Eddy) – 3:55
  3. "Camilla: The Old, Old Story" – 7:23
  4. "The Chameleon's Dish" – 4:17
  5. "Beatback" – 1:19

Compact Disc (version 2)[edit]

  1. "Opus 4" – 1:59
  2. "Paranoimia" – 4:46
  3. "Eye of a Needle" – 4:25
  4. "Legs" – 4:06
  5. "Slip of the Tongue" – 1:30
  6. "Backbeat" – 4:12
  7. "Instruments of Darkness" – 7:12
  8. "Peter Gunn" (featuring Duane Eddy) – 3:55
  9. "Camilla: The Old, Old Story" – 7:23
  10. "The Chameleon's Dish" – 4:17
  11. "Beatback" – 1:19
  12. "Peter Gunn" (Extended Version]" (featuring Duane Eddy – 6:01

Limited edition cassette (version 3)[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Opus 4" – 1:59
  2. "Paranoimia" – 4:46
  3. "Eye of a Needle" – 4:25
  4. "Legs" – 4:06
  5. "Slip of the Tongue" – 1:30
  6. "Backbeat" – 4:12
  7. "Paranoimia" (with Max Headroom – 3:18 unlisted

Side two[edit]

  1. "Instruments of Darkness" – 7:12
  2. "Peter Gunn" (featuring Duane Eddy) – 3:55
  3. "Camilla: The Old, Old Story" – 7:23
  4. "The Chameleon's Dish" – 4:17
  5. "Beatback" – 1:19

U.S. Revised edition (version 4)[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Opus 4" – 1:59
  2. "Paranoimia" (Extended Version) (with Max Headroom – 6:40
  3. "Eye of a Needle" – 4:25
  4. "Legs" – 4:06
  5. "Slip of the Tongue" – 1:30
  6. "Backbeat" – 4:12

Side two[edit]

  1. "Instruments of Darkness" – 7:12
  2. "Peter Gunn" (featuring Duane Eddy) – 3:55
  3. "Camilla: The Old, Old Story" – 7:23
  4. "The Chameleon's Dish" – 4:17
  5. "Beatback" – 1:19

Limited edition with special free bonus album "Re-works of Art of Noise" (version 5)[edit]

Record one, side one[edit]

  1. "Opus 4" – 1:59
  2. "Paranoimia" – 4:46
  3. "Eye of a Needle" – 4:25
  4. "Legs" – 4:06
  5. "Slip of the Tongue" – 1:30
  6. "Backbeat" – 4:12

Record one, side two[edit]

  1. "Instruments of Darkness" – 7:12
  2. "Peter Gunn" (featuring Duane Eddy) – 3:55
  3. "Camilla: The Old, Old Story" – 7:23
  4. "The Chameleon's Dish" – 4:17
  5. "Beatback" – 1:19

Record two "Re-works of Art of Noise", side one[edit]

  1. "Paranoimia" (7" Version) (with Max Headroom – 3:18
  2. "Legacy" (Extended Version) – 8:20
  3. "Peter Gunn" (Extended Version]" (featuring Duane Eddy – 6:01

Record two "Re-works of Art of Noise", side two[edit]

  1. "Legs (Live)" – 4:03
  2. "Paranoimia" (Live) – 4:58
  3. "Hammersmith To Tokyo and Back" (Live) – 9:58

1988 UK/European CD re-issue (version 6)[edit]

  1. "Opus 4" – 1:59
  2. "Paranoimia" – 4:46
  3. "Eye of a Needle" – 4:25
  4. "Legs" – 4:06
  5. "Slip of the Tongue" – 1:30
  6. "Backbeat" – 4:12
  7. "Instruments of Darkness" – 7:12
  8. "Peter Gunn" (featuring Duane Eddy) – 3:55
  9. "Camilla: The Old, Old Story" – 7:23
  10. "The Chameleon's Dish" – 4:17
  11. "Beatback" – 1:19
  12. "Peter Gunn" (The Twang Mix)(featuring Duane Eddy) – 7:28

The original UK CD edition added the 6:01 Extended Version of Peter Gunn as a bonus track;[5] the first and second US CD editions did not include it and the revised second edition replaced the original version of "Paranoimia" with the Extended Version featuring Max Headroom. Later 1988 UK & European reissues featured The Twang Mix of "Peter Gunn" replacing the Extended Version as a bonus track.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (March 31, 1987). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice (New York). Retrieved April 28, 2013. 
  3. ^ "History of the Art of Noise". theartofnoiseonline.com. Retrieved 2013-07-31. 
  4. ^ "Zang Tuum Tumb and all that | Discography | Visible silence". Zttaat.com. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  5. ^ "Zang Tuum Tumb and all that | Discography | In visible silence". Zttaat.com. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 

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