Please visit http://www.thepetitionsite.com/565/126/768/please-release-the-art-of-noises-china-records-albums-warner-music-group/
as this petition was forced to close.
The Art of Noise release three albums on China Records from 1986 to 1989. However since Warner Music Group purchased that record label at the end of the 1990s, those three albums, "IN VISIBLE SILENCE", "IN NO SENSE? NONSENSE!" & "BELOW THE WASTE" have been out of print.
Between them, these classic albums featured hits such as "Legs", "Peter Gunn" (featuring Duane Eddy), "Paranoimia" (with Max Headroom), "Legacy", "Dragnet" (from the 1987 film of the same name), "Kiss" (featuring Tom Jones), "Yebo" (featuring the South African vocal group Mahlathini & the Mahotella Queens).
Art of Noise among the top 3 most sampled artists of all time along with Kraftwerk & James Brown. The group originated on Trevor Horn & Paul Morley's ZTT label and were part of production team behind early 80s hits by Frankie Goes To Hollywood, ABC, Malcolm McLaren, to name but a few. The group provided many theme tunes to various TV shows including The Max Headroom Show, The Krypton Factor as well as providing music for features films like Disorderlies, Dragnet, Breakin' Pumping Iron II and My Stepmother Is An Alien.
Art of Noise inspired a generation of musicians and bands like The Prodigy, Daft Punk, LFO, Carl Cox, 808 State, Roni Size, The Chemical Brothers, the list goes on... Isn't it about time that Warner Music Group decided to re-issue these classic hit albums that fans have been waiting over 15 years to see them back in stores.
If there had been no Art of Noise, there wouldn't have been Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Tom Jones' revived career which was non existent before he teamed up with them on the worldwide smash "Kiss". The only things fans get are compilations of material from their first and fifth albums.
This group deserves better treatment by Warner Music Group. One only needs to follow social media or view the Art of Noise website (www.theartofnoiseonline.com) to see what an extensive impact they have had on people.
Please sign up, so we can stop sellers on eBay & Amazon selling second hand items for ridiculous amounts of money as well as eStocks who charge £99 for copies of "Below The Waste". It will let fans listen to the soundtrack to their lives and for people who love the likes of Daft Punk to hear the influences of their favourite band.