Art Of Noise - 'Moments In Love' (1984)
I went to watch the 19 Eighties : The Rhythm Of A Decade concert a couple of weeks back at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in Southbank. Described as 'A brand-new one-off documentary soundtrack to the decade you either love, or love to hate.' I really didn't know what to expect. I thought it would just be orchestral versions of 80s songs. To my surprise it was led by music journalist and co founder of Art Of Noise, Paul Morley with fellow band member Anne Dudley. One of the highlight moments for me was a stripped back, totally non electric version of Art Of Noise's groundbreaking Into Battle, namely Moments In Love which I used to remember being played when we had family BBQ'a back in Saudi. I was immediately transported back to those days and was suddenly filled with emotion just hearing it performed by a full orchestra. All the little ticks and clicks from the band instruments trying to recreate what was essentially electronic samples trying to sound like orchestral instruments! A weird full circle kind of thing! Part of the soundtrack to my life for sure, only I'd completely forgotten about it!
Art Of Noise - 'Moments In Love'
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