The Seduction Of Claude Debussy

ZTT Records
Release date
22 Jun 2000
Running length
13 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Il Pleure (At The Turn Of The Century) 8:02 10,982
2 Born On A Sunday 6:53 15,034
3 Dreaming In Colour 9:42 16,695
4 On Being Blue 4:58 14,018
5 Continued in Colour 1:19 13,208
6 Rapt: In The Evening Air 4:21 12,416
7 Metaforce 3:43 16,784
8 The Holy Egoism Of Genius 7:00 14,524
9 La Flûte De Pan 2:45 3,600
10 Metaphor On The Floor 2:06 10,226
11 Approximate Mood Swing No: 2 2:11 4,289
12 Pause 2:30 10,464
13 Out Of This World (Version 138) 5:27 7,831

About this album

The Seduction of Claude Debussy is a 1999 concept album by Art of Noise, featuring a lineup of Trevor Horn, Anne Dudley, Paul Morley, and Lol Creme. Also appearing on the album are John Hurt, Sally Bradshaw, Rakim, and Donna Lewis. The group blended the music of groundbreaking French impressionist composer Claude Debussy with drum and bass, opera, hip hop, jazz, and narration, and described the album as “the soundtrack to a film that wasn’t made about the life of Claude Debussy.”

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  • AntBeeMomofuku

    I love this album so much! Most of it is achingly gorgeous.

    31 Dec 2011 Reply
  • facingeast

    The only thing I really like by Art of Noise, and although not perfect, still a very nice piece of work.

    14 Nov 2010 Reply
  • ll2k1985

    @zapatosgrandes they were probably thinking that Rakim is the greatest rapper that's ever lived, something that most everyone else would agree with

    22 Jul 2010 Reply
  • aidstittenfick

    then how come metaforce has the 2nd most plays of the album? O_o

    18 Apr 2010 Reply
  • QueasyFish

    One of my favorite albums ever. I have listened to it hundreds of times ( yes really ) & each time I hear something new. Absolutely brilliant in every way.

    19 Feb 2010 Reply
  • BaBu582

    trevor horn is the best producer........ ever

    14 Jan 2010 Reply
  • EclecticMind

    Pure Auditory Cotton Candy !

    2 Sep 2009 Reply
  • zapatosgrandes

    "la flute de pan" & "approximate mood swing no: 2" are quite lovely. "metaforce" is not very good. the rap style is mediocre and undesirably prominent -- what were they thinking?

    20 Mar 2009 Reply
  • kvangend

    Apart from the metaforce track, one of my favourite albums of all time.

    17 Mar 2009 Reply
  • emmdragon

    WOW!!! Superb!! What an Album!!! Thanks Guys!!! ;D Storming! ... :) :) :)

    15 Mar 2009 Reply
  • dimaensionx

    Interesting music - I've been a Trevor Horn fan for many years (his work with Yes and the Buggles) - interesting combination of classical and new modern techniques (sampling, trip-hop, etc.)

    18 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Bleach00

    Greatness embodied. Holy shit.

    6 Dec 2008 Reply
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  • vigILgt

    Really enjoy this album! One of my favorite.

    7 Nov 2008 Reply
  • teknochik

    Utterly and artfully Claude Debussy-like! An electronic impressionist auditory orgasm.

    17 Oct 2008 Reply
  • lenaveg

    The Holy Egoism Of Genius! What a title. Looking forward to hear the full track one day.

    12 Oct 2008 Reply
  • PuzzledCostya

    a successful attempt to make something real

    30 Sep 2008 Reply
  • dfast

    My favourite album, ever.

    13 Sep 2008 Reply
  • neofob

    Beautiful ambient album.

    22 Aug 2008 Reply
  • genghis_average

    over-ratedness is unmeasurable

    18 Jun 2008 Reply
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