Various ‎– Propaganda

A&M Records ‎– SP-4786
Vinyl, LP, Sampler, Stereo, Pitman Pressing

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Live Propaganda Side 1
A1 Granati Brothers Go Crazy
Producer – Ray ShulmanProducer [Assistant] – Granati Brothers, Hermie Granati
A2 Joe Jackson Throw It Away
Producer – David Kershenbaum
A3 Joe Jackson Come On
Producer – David Kershenbaum
A4 The Police Landlord
Producer – The Police
A5 The Police Next To You
Producer – The Police
Propaganda Side 2
B1 The Reds Joey
Producer – David Kershenbaum
B2 Bobby Henry Head Case
Producer – Dennis Taylor (5)
B3 Joe Jackson Don't Ask Me
Producer – David Kershenbaum
B4 Squeeze (2) Slap & Tickle
Producer – John Wood, Squeeze (2)
B5 David Kubinec Another Lone Ranger
Producer – John Cale
B6 Shrink (2) Valid Or Void
Producer – Modern Leopard

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Top loading sleeve. Album was released with a 22" x 33" poster with similar artwork as cover done by Brian Davis (9).

"Assembled and mastered at A&M Recording Studios, Hollywood, California." noted on back cover.

Track A1 recorded live at the Agora, Cleveland, Ohio, April 23, 1979.
Tracks A2 and A3 recorded live at the Whisky A Go Go, Hollywood, California, May 12, 1979.
Tracks A4 and A5 recorded live at The Bottom Line, New York, April 4, 1979.

Track B1 taken from the album "The Reds".
Track B3 previously unreleased.
Track B4 taken from the album "Cool for Cats".
Track B5 taken from the album "Some Things Never Change".

Includes a 84 cm x 56 cm colour poster.
The sleeve opening and spine appears at the top and bottom respectively.

© 1979 A&M Records , Inc. All Rights Reserved. SP-4786 (on back cover).
℗ © 1979 A&M Records , Inc. Printed in U.S.A. All Rights Reserved (on record label).

A later version with identical cover and label artwork bears a "correction" decal over the outer spine with a cat# of "A&MSP 3178." This particular version did not include the poster.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Pressing Plant ID (Etched in run-outs): P
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched): A&M SP4786A-P1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched): A&M SP4786B-P1

Other Versions (5 of 12) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
D20Y4029 Various Propaganda(CD, Comp, RE) A&M Records D20Y4029 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
AMLS 64786 Various Propaganda(LP, Comp) A&M Records AMLS 64786 South Africa Unknown Sell This Version
SP-4786 Various Propaganda(LP, Smplr) A&M Records SP-4786 US 1979 Sell This Version
SP-4786 Various Propaganda(LP, Comp) A&M Records SP-4786 US 1979 Sell This Version
SP-4786 Various Propaganda(12", Pic, Promo) A&M Records SP-4786 US 1979 Sell This Version


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June 14, 2019
Agree with the last review! Energetic, blasting & fun dynamic on Side 1 - some not so familiar tunes, Joe Jackson and The Police make this LP. Side 2 gives a take on the studio feel for 1979 New Wave movement, Joe Jackson's Don't Ask Me is great!.


February 15, 2018
Just picked this up for a couple of bucks. Mastered by B G himself. Sounds great. Two Joe Jackson songs and a police song I've never heard. Side one is live. The rest of the bands rock too. Pure 1979; one of my favorite years for music. Pick this record up . It's a lot of fun to listen. It's always cool to turn on to cool music 40 years old. I love it.