Propaganda ‎– p: Machinery

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List of versions of p:Machinery and where to find them:

– 'p:Machinery' 3:49 / The original version. Released on 'A Secret Wish' LP and US/Japan CD.

– 'p:Machinery' 3:51 / Slightly reworked version with guitar added. Released on the first 7" single and 'A Secret Wish' UK/Europe CD.

– 'p:Machinery (Polish)' 9:24 / Including a 1:15 reprise at the end. Released on the first (Polish) 12" single.

– 'p:Machinery (Passive)' 3:44 / A unique mix resembling the 7" mix, but without snare, with emphasized guitar, and with different reverb. Released on the first (Polish) 12" single and the 1995 P:Machinery (T-Empo Remix) CD-single.

– 'p:Machinery (Beta)' 9:30' / Released on the second (β) 12" single and on the 2002 'Outside World' compilation CD.

– 'p:Machinery (Beta)' 8:00 / Short version including a new intro. Released on the 'I Q 6 Zang Tumb Tuum Sampled' compilation (and the 2015 CD reissue) and on the 2012 'Noise And Girls Come Out To Play / A Compact Introduction To Propaganda' compilation CD.

– '(the Beta Wraparound Of) p:Machinery' / Released on the second (Reactivate) 7" single. // Aka 'p:Machinery (Goodnight 32)' 4:12 / Released on 'A Secret Wish' 2010 2xCD reissue.

– '(the Beta Wraparound Of) p:Machinery' 10:47 / Same as the full 'p:Machinery (Beta)' but including the 1:15 reprise at the end. Released on the third (Reactivate) 12" single and 'Wishful Thinking' 2012 CD reissue.

– 'p:Machinery (the Voiceless Beta Wraparound Edit)' 4:25: Released on 'Wishful Thinking' 2012 CD reissue.

– 'Machined' 6:54 / Released on 'Wishful Thinking'.

– 'Complete Machinery' [1. Introduction - 2. p:Machinery (Connected) - 3. Separation - 4. Frozen Faces] 19:02 / 'p:Machinery (Connected)' here is an exclusive mix including parts of the original p:Machinery and Polish mixes. Released on cassette single and on 'The Art Of The 12", Volume Three (A Soundtrack For Living)' on CD.

– 'Extracts From The Cassette Complete Machinery Including p:Machinery (Passive) And Frozen Faces' 10:57 / 'p:Machinery (Connected)' here is replaced by a instrumental version of 'p:Machinery', "Frozen Faces" is included and (contrary to the cassette single) the 1:15 reprise from "p:Machinery (Polish)" is added at the end. Released on the second (β) 12" single and on the 2002 'Outside World' compilation CD.

– 'p:Machinery (Connected)' 12:52 / The first two-thirds of the Complete Machinery; does not include 'Frozen Faces' or the coda right before it. Released on the German version of the 2002 'Outside World' compilation CD.

– 'p:Machinery (Zbigniew Rybczynski Video Mix)' 4:37 / Similar to 'p:Machinery (Passive)' with a longer outro. Released on the 2012 'Noise And Girls Come Out To Play' compilation CD.

– 'p:Machinery (Alpha)' 1:59 / Released on the 2012 'Noise And Girls Come Out To Play' compilation CD.

– 'p:Machinery (Adventurous Edit)' 3:45 / Based on elements of 'p:Machinery (Passive)'. Released on the T-Empo remix 1995 releases.

– 'p:Machinery (The Adventure Continues)' 12:03 / Based on elements of 'p:Machinery (Passive)'. Released on the T-Empo remix 1995 releases.

– 'p:Machinery (Adventurous Instrumental)' 12:03 / Based on elements of 'p:Machinery (Passive)'. Released on the T-Empo remix 1995 releases.

– 'p: Machinery "97" (Nicolosi Original Mix)' / Released on the 1996 Italian 12".

– 'p: Machinery "97" (Nicolosi Club Mix)' / Released on the 1996 Italian 12".

Parts of 'p:Machinery' have also been released as 'Thought (Part II)' on 'Wishful Thinking' and on 'A Secret Wish' 2010 2xCD reissue.

Tracklist

p: Machinery
Frozen Faces

Versions (48)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ZTAS 12, ZTAS12 Propaganda p: Machinery(7", Single) ZTT, ZTT ZTAS 12, ZTAS12 UK 1985 Sell This Version
CTIS 12 Propaganda Complete Machinery(Cass, Single, Chr) ZTT CTIS 12 UK 1985 Sell This Version
DMD 908 Propaganda P-Machinery(12", Promo) Island Records DMD 908 US 1985 Sell This Version
F-601.922, F-601922, 12 ZTAS 21 Propaganda P. Machinery (Reactivate)(12", Maxi) Island Records, Island Records, Island Records F-601.922, F-601922, 12 ZTAS 21 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
12 ZTAS 21, 602 014 Propaganda P: Machinery (Reactivate)(12") ZTT, Island Records 12 ZTAS 21, 602 014 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
A 107807, A-107.807, ZTAS 21 Propaganda P: Machinery (Reactivate)(7", Single) Island Records, Island Records, Island Records A 107807, A-107.807, ZTAS 21 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
97035 Propaganda P: Machinery(7") Island Records 97035 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
A-107.606 Propaganda P: Machinery(7", Single) Island Records A-107.606 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
A-107.606 Propaganda P: Machinery(7", Single, Promo) Island Records A-107.606 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
IS-1057 Propaganda p: Machinery (Polish)(12") Island Records IS-1057 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
R13D-2016 Propaganda p: Machinery (Polish)(12") Polystar, Island Records R13D-2016 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
602 014-213, 602 014 Propaganda p: Machinery (Polish)(12", Maxi) Island Records, ZTT, Island Records, ZTT 602 014-213, 602 014 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
10.602014.30 Propaganda p: Machinery (Polish)(12", Maxi) Dacapo, ZTT 10.602014.30 Portugal 1985 Sell This Version
602 014-213, 602 014 Propaganda p: Machinery (Polish)(12", Maxi) Island Records, ZTT 602 014-213, 602 014 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
884 368-1 Propaganda p: Machinery (Polish)(12", Maxi) ZTT, Island Records 884 368-1 France 1985 Sell This Version
602 014-213, 602 014 Propaganda p: Machinery (Polish)(12", Maxi) Island Records, ZTT, Island Records, ZTT 602 014-213, 602 014 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
R13D-2016 Propaganda p: Machinery (Polish)(12", Promo) Polystar, Island Records R13D-2016 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
12 ZTAS 12 Propaganda p: Machinery (Polish)(12", Single) ZTT 12 ZTAS 12 UK 1985 Sell This Version
12 ZTAS 21 Propaganda p: Machinery (Reactivate)(12") ZTT 12 ZTAS 21 UK 1985 Sell This Version
12 ZTAS 21 Propaganda p: Machinery (Reactivate)(12") ZTT 12 ZTAS 21 UK 1985 Sell This Version
12 ZTAS 21 Propaganda p: Machinery (Reactivate)(12", Gen) ZTT 12 ZTAS 21 UK 1985 Sell This Version
ZTAS 21 Propaganda p: Machinery (Reactivate)(7", Single) ZTT ZTAS 21 UK 1985 Sell This Version
12 PZTAS 12, 12 ZTAS 12 Propaganda p: Machinery (p: Plastic)(12", Single, Ltd, Cle) ZTT, ZTT 12 PZTAS 12, 12 ZTAS 12 UK 1985 Sell This Version
ZTASX 12 Propaganda p: Machinery β(12") ZTT, Island Records ZTASX 12 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
12 X ZTAS 12 Propaganda p: Machinery β(12", Single) ZTT 12 X ZTAS 12 UK 1985 Sell This Version
X 14233, 12 XZTAS 12 Propaganda p: Machinery β(12", Single, Ltd) Island Records, ZTT X 14233, 12 XZTAS 12 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
X 14233, 12 XZTAS 12 Propaganda p: Machinery β(12", Single, Ltd) Festival Records, Island Records, ZTT X 14233, 12 XZTAS 12 New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
none Propaganda p: Machinery(12" + 12", Cle + Single, Ltd) ZTT none UK 1985 Sell This Version
0-96835 Propaganda p: Machinery(12", AR) Island Records 0-96835 US 1985 Sell This Version
F-602.014 Propaganda p: Machinery(12", Maxi) Island Records F-602.014 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
0-96835 Propaganda p: Machinery(12", SP) Island Records, ZTT 0-96835 US 1985 Sell This Version
12 ZTAS 12, 12 PZTAS 12 Propaganda p: Machinery(2x12" + Ltd) ZTT, ZTT 12 ZTAS 12, 12 PZTAS 12 UK 1985 Sell This Version
ZTAS 12 Propaganda p: Machinery(7") ZTT, Island Records ZTAS 12 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
K 9825 p: Propaganda* p: Machinery(7", Single) Island Records K 9825 New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
107 606, 107 606-100 Propaganda p: Machinery(7", Single) Island Records, Island Records, ZTT, ZTT 107 606, 107 606-100 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
884 368-7 Propaganda p: Machinery(7", Single) ZTT, Island Records 884 368-7 France 1985 Sell This Version
D07D-2007 Propaganda p: Machinery(7", Single) Island Records D07D-2007 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
K-9825, ZTAS-12 p: Propaganda* p: Machinery(7", Single) Island Records, ZTT, Island Records, ZTT K-9825, ZTAS-12 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
PZTAS 12, ZTAS 12 Propaganda p: Machinery(7", Single, Ltd, Cle) ZTT, ZTT PZTAS 12, ZTAS 12 UK 1985 Sell This Version
ZTAS 12 DJ Propaganda p: Machinery(7", Single, Mono, Promo) ZTT ZTAS 12 DJ UK 1985 Sell This Version
D07D-2007 Propaganda p: Machinery(7", Single, Promo) Island Records, Polystar D07D-2007 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
PE/4211 Propaganda Maquinaria - P. Machinery -(7", Single) Telediscos PE/4211 Mexico 1986 Sell This Version
SU/026 Propaganda Maquinaria = P-Machinery(12") Telediscos SU/026 Mexico 1986 Sell This Version
P15D-37012 Propaganda p: Machinery (Polish)(CD, Mini, MiniAlbum, RE) Polystar, Island Records, ZTT P15D-37012 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
SEVE 04CD Propaganda P:Machinery (T-Empo Remix)(CD, Single) Seven Records (UK) SEVE 04CD UK 1995 Sell This Version
SEVE 04T Propaganda p:Machinery (T-Empo Remix)(12") Seven Records (UK) SEVE 04T UK 1995 Sell This Version
NICOLOSI 121 Propaganda p: Machinery "97"(12", W/Lbl) Crisler, Extrarecord, Nicolosi Productions NICOLOSI 121 Italy 1996 Sell This Version
none Propaganda P: Machinery(6xFile, AAC, EP, RE, 256) Union Square Music Ltd. none UK & Europe 2014

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BrianLyons1

BrianLyons1

February 4, 2021
referencing p: Machinery (p: Plastic), 12", Single, Ltd, Cle, 12 PZTAS 12, 12 ZTAS 12
Did ANY copies of this remain clear or did they all turn brown after 35 years?!
cthulhu303

cthulhu303

January 29, 2021
referencing p: Machinery (Polish), 12", Single, 12 ZTAS 12

Lying in bed, unable to fall asleep for one reason or another, I thought that five minutes of night-time music would ease my mind into the comfort of slumber. I reached for the clock radio and set the sleep timer to five minutes.
I caught the very end of the DJ introducing the next track over the repetitive beats that were starting. They sounded very much as if created by a TR-707. Something so hypnotic seemed appropriate, given the circumstance. Soon, I would be dreaming, I told myself.

Whatever it was, the music was growing in intensity. It was captivating, alternating playful synth layers and nostalgic guitar licks, glockenspiel solos and cascades of piano keys, minimalistic drum segments and brass outbursts. Oh! That sounded like marching orders. And here were lyrics too? This track was becoming better and better... even if it was not improving my sleep!

Suddenly, the radio stopped.
To say I was surprised would be an understatement. Had it been five minutes already? When did radio stations ever played tracks this long? Surely another minute would allow me to hear the end of the track and the title. I had better hurry too, because, certainly, it was almost over.
I reached for the clock radio and set the sleep timer for one minute.
The music cycled through the afore-mentioned elements again in a way that made the whole sound very orchestral. It was so carefully put together and so efficient it was mesmerising.
The minute passed. The track continued. The radio stopped.

What the fuck!?
I reached for the clock radio and set the sleep timer for one additional minute, dead certain I would have to snooze it after a few seconds, but also determined to hear the end of the song.
The minute passed. The track continued. The radio stopped.

I could not believe it.
Unable and unwilling to let go, I added a further three minutes to the sleep timer.
The track finished in an explosion of sound. The DJ came back on air at last, after what had to be the longest toilet break in the history of radiophonic broadcast, and gave the title -- the prize I had been hoping for.
I frantically wrote down: Propaganda - Machinery on a random piece of paper, and finally found blissful sleep, impressed by the DJ's daring move to play something so long and uncommercial as that, from beginning to end, even at that hour, and also excited to have discovered such amazing music on national radio, albeit nineteen years after it was released.

A couple of years later, I struck up a conversation with a random bloke at Dr. Walker's Club Camouflage, in Cologne. He confessed to being Dr. Mabuse, or responsible for it -- the music at the club was too loud to clarify. I realised it was somehow related to Propaganda, but by that time, my driver wanted to leave. It turns out he was Andreas Thein, co-founder of Propaganda, who had also created Rififi and was therefore linked to Acid house, the music mostly played in that club. Seemed like a very down-to-earth guy.
tobymessy

tobymessy

August 11, 2020
referencing p: Machinery, 7", Single, ZTAS 12, ZTAS12
As featured during the basketball game in Miami Vice - episode ‘the fix’ - season 2 from 1986 🧐 ... 🍹🚨😎
warrian

warrian

July 11, 2019
referencing P:Machinery (T-Empo Remix), CD, Single, SEVE 04CD
P:Machinery (Passive), The Original 7" Mix of the song, is by far my favorite version. It is bizarrely difficult to find on later vintage compilations and various artist-type releases. All of these tend to go with the album version or one of countless extended remixes. It's a shame. This mostly forgotten about 10-year anniversary single is the best sounding version of that specific track that I can find.
Joewiff

Joewiff

September 30, 2015
referencing p: Machinery (p: Plastic), 12", Single, Ltd, Cle, 12 PZTAS 12, 12 ZTAS 12
This is interesting!! I have a copy of this but the clear vinyl has gone a Coca-Cola colour over time!!
It looks great and still plays well.
england2

england2

March 20, 2015
edited over 6 years ago
referencing p: Machinery (Polish), CD, Mini, MiniAlbum, RE, P15D-37012

Love this CD! Not for p: Machinery (Polish), far too dramatic for me - almost landscape-ish!
For me, it has to be Frozen Faces with that Balearic feel & style which captures the mood of the beat & still keeps it laid back! Brilliant piece of work from '85!
ReadyBeast

ReadyBeast

November 8, 2014
edited over 6 years ago
referencing p: Machinery β, 12", Single, 12 X ZTAS 12

Subtracks to "Extracts From The Cassette Complete Machinery Including p:Machinery (Passive) And Frozen Faces" are as following:
- Introduction 0:25
- p:Machinery 3:26 / instrumental version
- Separation 0:20
- Frozen Faces 5:28
- p:Machinery (Polish) 1:13

The last segment is the full outro of the "Polish" mix. This segment is not here on the full "Complete Machinery" track.
Bertone262c

Bertone262c

May 8, 2010
referencing p: Machinery, 7", Single, ZTAS 12, ZTAS12
I have this one as 7" ZTT ZTAS12 1985 as a clear vinyl, fitted in a clear plastic sleeve.