Ambient Collection

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All Music Guide - Tom Schulte
Discovery Records, just before its demise, did a great and wondrous thing by putting out four, count them, four Art of Noise CDs in one fell swoop. Art of Noise began in the mid-'80s and is now a touchstone to which all electronic music should be compared. While compiling their own collections, Discovery Records was able to take advantage of a excellent compendium ready for reissue. Ambient Collection had long been a jewel in many vinyl collections. These Art of Noise catalog remixes by Youth, bassist for Killing Joke, remain a classic of compositional ambient electronica. One of the themes to this ambient opus is explicitly stated in "Robinson Crusoe" and hinted at ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tom Schulte
Discovery Records, just before its demise, did a great and wondrous thing by putting out four, count them, four Art of Noise CDs in one fell swoop. Art of Noise began in the mid-'80s and is now a touchstone to which all electronic music should be compared. While compiling their own collections, Discovery Records was able to take advantage of a excellent compendium ready for reissue. Ambient Collection had long been a jewel in many vinyl collections. These Art of Noise catalog remixes by Youth, bassist for Killing Joke, remain a classic of compositional ambient electronica. One of the themes to this ambient opus is explicitly stated in "Robinson Crusoe" and hinted at elsewhere. Art of Noise's Anne Dudley had mentioned just before the original 1990 release on a GLR Radio U.K. program that French composer Robert Mellin's main theme for "Robinson Crusoe" recalled here was one of her Top Ten favorite pop songs.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/14/1997
  • Label: Rhino Mod Afw
  • UPC: 010467410625
  • Catalog Number: 74106
  • Sales rank: 40,705

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Opus 4 (0:42)
  2. 2 Opus for Four (3:46)
  3. 3 Nothing Was Going to Stop Them Then, Anyway (0:44)
  4. 4 Crusoe (5:03)
  5. 5 Island (5:40)
  6. 6 Camilla (7:56)
  7. 7 Ode to Don Jose (4:14)
  8. 8 Counterpoint (0:56)
  9. 9 Roundabout 727/Ransom In The Sand (2:08)
  10. 10 Eye of a Needle (4:43)
  11. 11 Robinson Crusoe (4:02)
  12. 12 A Nation Rejects (4:45)
  13. 13 Art of Love (4:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Art of Noise Primary Artist
Technical Credits
The Art of Noise Arranger, Producer
Youth Producer, Remixing
Anne Dudley Producer
Pete Ashworth Cover Photo
Andy Falconer Engineer
Ted Hayton Producer, Engineer
Johnathon J. Jeczalik Producer
Pete Lorimer Engineer
Tyrrell Programming
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