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Art Of Noise - Beat Box album

Art Of Noise - Beat Box album
  • Performer Art Of Noise
  • Title Beat Box
  • Date of release 1984
  • Country UK
  • Style Leftfield, Synth-pop
  • Other formats MP1 AA TTA WAV MMF VOX MP3
  • Genre Electronic
  • Size MP3 1558 mb
  • Size FLAC 1380 mb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 329

Beat Box. by. Art of Noise. Beat Box (Diversion One) by Art of Noise (1984). Beat Box (Mixbuster Remix) by The Mixbusters (1989). Beat Box (Diversion Two) by Art of Noise (1984). Composers: Paul Morley, . Jeczalik, Gary Langan, Trevor Horn, Anne Dudley.

Beat Box" is a song by the British group Art of Noise. Originally appearing as the second track on the 12" EP Into Battle with the Art of Noise, it was released as the group's first single in December 1983. Beat Box" is an instrumental, experimental piece that implements sounds and noises (such as car key ignitions, falling drain water, and calliope music - most notably on the chorus) to ride the rhythm of the beat (a sample of drums played by Alan White of the rock band Yes).

Art of Noise deluxe 4XCD box set containing 41 previously unreleased tracks and 36-page book. For this and more music and DVDs hit ww. tt. Art of Noise - Beat Box Version 2 (ZTIS 108).


A Beat Box (Diversion One) 8:34
B Beat Box (Diversion Two) 6:05

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Island Records Ltd.
  • Distributed By – Island Records Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – ZTT
  • Copyright (c) – ZTT
  • Published By – Perfect Songs Ltd.
  • Published By – Unforgettable Songs


  • Design [Sleeve] – XLZTT
  • Producer – Art Of Noise*
  • Written-By – Dudley*, Langan*, Jeczalik*, Morley*, Horn*


This edition does not have TOWNHOUSE stamped in the A-side dead wax; it is a quieter cut than editions with that stamp.

The 7" single with Diversions 6 and 7 also has the ZTIS 108 catalog number.

The title on the sleeve is printed as "beatbox", but on the labels it is printed as "BEAT BOX".

Durations are not printed on the release.

Made up in the capital - February 1984
Art of Noise belong to Zang Tuum Tumb Records at the ZTT Building, 8-10 Basing St. London W11
Diversions one and two become number nine in ZTT's patient incidental series.
A version of Beatbox is available on 'Into Battle' ZTIS 100
"to the death for life"
℗ + © 1983 ZTT
Published by Perfect Songs - Unforgettable
Diverted from the first incident
Marketed and distributed by Island

Additional text on A-side label (with quotes): "for life"
Additional text on B-side label (with quotes): "to the death"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: ZTIS 1 8 A-1U-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout: ZTIS 1 8 B-1U-1-1

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ZTIS 103 Art Of Noise* Beat Box ‎(7") ZTT ZTIS 103 UK 1984
X 13151, ZTIS 108 Art Of Noise* Beat Box (Diversions) ‎(12", Ltd) ZTT, Island Records, ZTT, Island Records X 13151, ZTIS 108 Australia 1984
601 248-213, 601 248 Art Of Noise* Beat Box ‎(12", Maxi) ZTT, Island Records 601 248-213, 601 248 Europe 1984
ZTIS 108 Art Of Noise* Beat Box (Diversions) ‎(12", Promo, RE, Unofficial) ZTT ZTIS 108 US 2006
7-99782 Art Of Noise* Beat Box ‎(7", Single, Promo) Island Records 7-99782 US 1984

Talk about Art Of Noise - Beat Box

what reverb do we think was used at this time
Trevor Horn produced electro with rhythmic hums, key stabs and a ferocious snare-driven beat giving this track a superb percussive feel.
Two drastically remixed versions of the original "Beat Box" from the Into Battle EP.A few months later, 30 seconds was excised from the middle of Diversion Two (and some reverb changes made at key points in the mix) to create another hit single: "Close (to the Edit)".