Propaganda ‎– Wishful Thinking

ZTT ‎– ZAS 20
Action Series – 20
Vinyl, LP, Album

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Here: Disturbdances Of Songs By Propaganda 20:07
A1 Abuse
Written-By – Thein*, Mertens*, Dorper*
A2 Machined 6:54
A3 Laughed!
Written-By [A Piece Originally Written By] – Malcolm Ross, Paul Haig
A4 Loving 0:46
There: Disturbdances Of Songs By Propaganda 21:22
B1 Jewelled 7:48
B2 Loved 6:43
B3 Abuse
Written-By – Thein*, Mertens*, Dorper*
B4 Thought 2:42

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[sleeve notes front cover]

(for the footsteps and heartbeats of the connoisseur)
'Wishful Thinking'
is disturbdances of five songs

[sleeve notes back cover]

Zas twenty: "Wishful Thinking": sarm studio disturbdances of 5 Propaganda songs.

39 studio hours of bending, repeating, arranging and editing by Robert Kraushaar and Paul Morley from original material produced by S.J. Lipson T.C. Horn for the long player 'A Secret Wish'. Tape operator: Paul Wright.

Produced in a limited edition by Z.T.T. Records and Japes for Island Records U.S.A. and released in Europe as a souvenir of Propaganda's Autumn 1985 outside world "Tour". Propaganda performed by Claudia Brücken (vocals) Susanne Freytag (vocals) and Michael Mertens (percussion) with the assistance of Derek Forbes (bass) Brian McGee (drums) Kevin Armstrong (Guitar). Not in performance: Ralf Dorper.

[this is the line-up of the Outside World tour, not the credits for the Wishful Thinking recordings]

There is a poem of Goethe in which these lines occur:
"Und umzuschaffen das Gesschaffene
Dass sich's nicht zum Starren waffne
Wikt ewiges lebendiges Thun"

Which can be roughly translated:
"And refashioning the fashioned
lest it stiffen into iron
is work of endless vital activity"

℗ + © 1984/5 ZTT

Individual tracks durations not listed on release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, run-out side A, stamped, tag etched): ZAS 20 A-1U-1-1 - Copperman D
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, run-out side B, stamped): ZAS 20 B-1U-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, run-out side A, stamped, tag and X1etched): ZAS 20 A-1U-1-1 -X1 Copperman D
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, run-out side B, stamped, X1 etched): ZAS 20 B-1U-1-1-X1 D

Other Versions (5 of 26) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
L 18005 Propaganda Wishful Thinking(LP, Album) Island Records L 18005 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
I 207.408 Propaganda Wishful Thinking(LP, Album) Island Records I 207.408 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
CZAS 20 Propaganda Wishful Thinking(Cass, Album) ZTT CZAS 20 UK 1985 Sell This Version
ZTT 119 CD Propaganda Wishful Thinking(CD, Album, RE, RP) ZTT ZTT 119 CD UK 1999 Sell This Version
4509-94748-4 Propaganda Wishful Thinking(Cass, Album, RE) ZTT 4509-94748-4 Germany 1994 Sell This Version


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June 30, 2017
edited about 1 year ago

A mostly instrumental, completely unnecessary collection of "hard" remixes and meandering reprises for the die-hard fans of Propaganda. I do appreciate ZTT's then-radical impulse to keep reworking as much of their catalog as possible, but nothing here is memorable on its own; it's all just "reminders" of the better versions on the album A Secret Wish. Unintentionally, it's also a reminder that Propaganda only really had enough material for 3 high-quality singles, and there were already quite enough versions of those songs to choose from.


November 26, 2002

this is one of those cases where the remix album has more balls than the original album.