Propaganda ‎– A Secret Wish

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Within
Dream Within A Dream 8:04
The Murder Of Love 5:13
Jewel 3:07
Duel 4:41
Without
P–Machinery 3:50
Sorry For Laughing 3:27
Dr. Mabuse (First Life) 4:57
The Chase 4:05
The Last Word / Strength To Dream 3:00

Versions (75)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ZTTIQ 3 Propaganda A Secret Wish(LP, Album) ZTT ZTTIQ 3 UK 1985 Sell This Version
610 540, CID126, 90 288-2 Propaganda A Secret Wish(CD, Album) Island Records, Island Records, Island Records 610 540, CID126, 90 288-2 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
CID 126, 90288-2 Propaganda A Secret Wish(CD, Album) ZTT, ZTT CID 126, 90288-2 UK 1985 Sell This Version
610 540, 610 540-222, 90 288-2, 90288-2, CID 126 Propaganda A Secret Wish(CD, Album) Island Records, Island Records, Island Records, Island Records, Island Records 610 540, 610 540-222, 90 288-2, 90288-2, CID 126 UK, Europe & US 1985 Sell This Version
826 010-4 Propaganda A Secret Wish(Cass, Album) Island Records 826 010-4 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
D 407.027 Propaganda A Secret Wish(Cass, Album) Island Records D 407.027 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
826 010-4 Propaganda A Secret Wish(Cass, Album) ZTT, Island Records 826 010-4 France 1985 Sell This Version
262 VG 71406 Propaganda A Secret Wish(Cass, Album) Virgin, Island Records 262 VG 71406 Greece 1985 Sell This Version
ZCIQ 3, ZCIQ-3 Propaganda A Secret Wish(Cass, Album) ZTT, ZTT, Island Records ZCIQ 3, ZCIQ-3 Scandinavia 1985 Sell This Version
X25D-2006 Propaganda A Secret Wish(Cass, Album) ZTT X25D-2006 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
C 38451 Propaganda A Secret Wish(Cass, Album) Festival Records, Island Records, ZTT C 38451 New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
ISLC-1048 Propaganda A Secret Wish(Cass, Album) Island Records ISLC-1048 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
KCT/MI/8172 Propaganda A Secret Wish(Cass, Album) Telediscos KCT/MI/8172 Mexico 1985 Sell This Version
7 90288-4, 90288-4 Propaganda A Secret Wish(Cass, Album, AR,) Island Records, ZTT 7 90288-4, 90288-4 US 1985 Sell This Version
ZCIQ 3 Propaganda A Secret Wish(Cass, Album, Bla) ZTT ZCIQ 3 UK 1985 Sell This Version
ZCIQ 3 Propaganda A Secret Wish(Cass, Album, Gre) ZTT ZCIQ 3 UK 1985 Sell This Version
ZCIQ 3 Propaganda A Secret Wish(Cass, Album, Gre) ZTT ZCIQ 3 UK 1985 Sell This Version
ZCIQ 3 Propaganda A Secret Wish(Cass, Album, Pap) ZTT ZCIQ 3 UK 1985 Sell This Version
407 027/65 Propaganda A Secret Wish(Cass, Album, Promo) Island Records, ZTT 407 027/65 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
7 90288-4 Propaganda A Secret Wish(Cass, Album, SR,) Island Records 7 90288-4 US 1985 Sell This Version
ISL 1048 Propaganda A Secret Wish(LP, Album) Island Records ISL 1048 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
R25D-2006, ZTIQ 3 Propaganda A Secret Wish(LP, Album) Polystar, Island Records, ZTT R25D-2006, ZTIQ 3 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
207 027, 207 027-620 Propaganda A Secret Wish(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records, ZTT, ZTT 207 027, 207 027-620 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
826 010-1, 826010-1 Propaganda A Secret Wish(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records 826 010-1, 826010-1 France 1985 Sell This Version
ZTTIQ 3 Propaganda A Secret Wish(LP, Album) Island Records, ZTT ZTTIQ 3 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
ISL-1048, ISL 1048 Propaganda A Secret Wish(LP, Album) Island Records, ZTT ISL-1048, ISL 1048 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
VG 71406, 062-VG 71406 Propaganda A Secret Wish(LP, Album) Virgin, Island Records, Virgin VG 71406, 062-VG 71406 Greece 1985 Sell This Version
ZTTIQ 3 Propaganda A Secret Wish(LP, Album) Island Records, ZTT ZTTIQ 3 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
I-207.027, ZTT IQ 3 Propaganda A Secret Wish(LP, Album) Island Records, ZTT I-207.027, ZTT IQ 3 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
ZTTIQ 3 Propaganda A Secret Wish(LP, Album) ZTT ZTTIQ 3 Sweden 1985 Sell This Version
90288-1, 7 90288-1 Propaganda A Secret Wish(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records 90288-1, 7 90288-1 US 1985 Sell This Version
207 027 Propaganda A Secret Wish(LP, Album) Island Records, ZTT 207 027 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
L 38451, ZRRIQ 3, ZZTIQ 3 Propaganda A Secret Wish(LP, Album) Festival Records, Island Records, ZTT, ZTT L 38451, ZRRIQ 3, ZZTIQ 3 Australia & New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
LSI 11126 Propaganda A Secret Wish(LP, Album) Jugoton LSI 11126 Yugoslavia 1985 Sell This Version
BAN ZTTIQ3 Propaganda A Secret Wish(LP, Album) ZTT BAN ZTTIQ3 Israel 1985 Sell This Version
ZTTIQ 3 Propaganda A Secret Wish(LP, Album) ZTT ZTTIQ 3 Portugal 1985 Sell This Version
L 38451, ZTTIQ 3 Propaganda A Secret Wish(LP, Album) Festival Records, Island Records, ZTT L 38451, ZTTIQ 3 New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
42 791 4 Propaganda A Secret Wish(LP, Album, Club) Island Records 42 791 4 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
R25D-2006, ZTIQ 3 Propaganda A Secret Wish(LP, Album, Promo) Polystar, Island Records, ZTT R25D-2006, ZTIQ 3 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
5B 207027, ZTTIQ 3 Propaganda A Secret Wish(LP, Album, RP) Island Records, ZTT 5B 207027, ZTTIQ 3 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
90288 Propaganda A Secret Wish(LP, Album, TP) Island Records 90288 US 1985 Sell This Version
ZTTIQ 3 Propaganda A Secret Wish(LP, Album, TP) Island Records, ZTT ZTTIQ 3 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
P35D-20007, P35D 20007 Propaganda A Secret Wish(CD, Album) ZTT, ZTT P35D-20007, P35D 20007 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
610.7060, 33.504, 33504 Propaganda A Secret Wish(LP, Album) Island Records, ZTT, Island Records, Island Records 610.7060, 33.504, 33504 Brazil 1986 Sell This Version
MI/8172 Propaganda A Secret Wish(LP, Album) Melody Internacional, Telediscos MI/8172 Mexico 1986 Sell This Version
7 90288-2 Propaganda A Secret Wish(CD, Album) Island Records 7 90288-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
422-842 496-2 Propaganda A Secret Wish(CD, Album, RE) Island Records 422-842 496-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
PSCD-1175 Propaganda A Secret Wish(CD, Album, RE) ZTT, Island Records, Polystar PSCD-1175 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
WPCR-20 Propaganda A Secret Wish(CD, Album, RE) ZTT WPCR-20 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
4509-94749-2 Propaganda A Secret Wish(CD, Album, RE) ZTT 4509-94749-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
ZTT 118 CD Propaganda A Secret Wish(CD, Album, RE) ZTT ZTT 118 CD UK 1998 Sell This Version
UBD-53207 Propaganda A Secret Wish(CD, Album, RE) ZTT UBD-53207 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
UD-53207 Propaganda A Secret Wish(CD, Album, RE) Universal Records UD-53207 US 1999 Sell This Version
3052842 Propaganda A Secret Wish(CD, Album, RE, RM) Wagram Music, ZTT 3052842 France 1999 Sell This Version
ZTT163CD Propaganda A Secret Wish(CD, Album, Dig) ZTT ZTT163CD UK 2000 Sell This Version
REP 4900 Propaganda A Secret Wish(CD, Album, Dig) Repertoire Records REP 4900 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
REP 4900 Propaganda A Secret Wish(CD, Album, RE) Repertoire Records REP 4900 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
ZTT118CD Propaganda A Secret Wish(CD, Album, RE) ZTT ZTT118CD UK 2003 Sell This Version
ZTT118CD Propaganda A Secret Wish(CD, Album, RE) ZTT ZTT118CD UK 2003 Sell This Version
REP 5003 Propaganda A Secret Wish(CD, Album, RE + DVD, Multichannel, NTSC) Repertoire Records REP 5003 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
ZTT183SACD Propaganda A Secret Wish(SACD, Hybrid, Album, Multichannel, RE, RM) ZTT ZTT183SACD UK 2004 Sell This Version
ZTT118CD Propaganda A Secret Wish(CD, Album) ZTT ZTT118CD US 2005 Sell This Version
SALVOMDCD14, Element 11 Propaganda A Secret Wish(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + Dlx, RM, Dig) Salvo, ZTT SALVOMDCD14, Element 11 UK 2010 Sell This Version
MOVLP187 Propaganda A Secret Wish(LP, Album, RE + LP, Comp) Music On Vinyl MOVLP187 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
MOVLP187 Propaganda A Secret Wish(LP, Album, RE + LP, Comp + Ltd, RM, Blu) Music On Vinyl, Salvo, ZTT MOVLP187 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
none Propaganda A Secret Wish(10xFile, AAC, Album, 256) ZTT none UK Unknown
4509-94749-2 Propaganda A Secret Wish(CD, Album, RE) ZTT 4509-94749-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
SALVOMDCD14, Element 11 Propaganda A Secret Wish(CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + Dlx, RM, Dig) Salvo, ZTT SALVOMDCD14, Element 11 UK Unknown Sell This Version
422-842 496-2 Propaganda A Secret Wish(CD, Album, RE, RP) Island Records 422-842 496-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
CID 126, 90288-2, CID126 Propaganda A Secret Wish(CD, Album, RP) ZTT, ZTT, ZTT CID 126, 90288-2, CID126 UK Unknown Sell This Version
MTL-058 Propaganda A Secret Wish(CD, Album, Unofficial) Music For The People MTL-058 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
4509-94749-4 Propaganda A Secret Wish(Cass, Album, RE) ZTT 4509-94749-4 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
7 90288-4, 842 496-4 Propaganda A Secret Wish(Cass, Album, RE, Cle) ZTT, Island Records 7 90288-4, 842 496-4 US Unknown Sell This Version
ZCIQ 3, 842 496-4 Propaganda A Secret Wish(Cass, Album, RE, Cle) ZTT, Island Records ZCIQ 3, 842 496-4 UK Unknown Sell This Version
0136 Propaganda A Secret Wish(Cass, Album, Unofficial) TomZo 0136 Poland Unknown Sell This Version

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Phil_Perfect

Phil_Perfect

June 18, 2016
referencing A Secret Wish, LP, Album, 826 010-1, 826010-1
Also exists with a square dark blue/light blue sticker on front sleeve saying "Propaganda inclus Duel Dr. Mabuse"
G_Berlusconi

G_Berlusconi

May 21, 2016
referencing A Secret Wish, LP, Album, ZTTIQ 3
The noteworthy list of session men and engineers printed on the edge of the inner sleeve gives no clues as to who played or sang where, but Steve Howe at least is safely on "The Murder of Love" - the tone and phrasing of that brief, tasteful solo have his fingerprints on them. I wonder who played the searing guitar on Dream Within a Dream, though? This long, expansive opener track is one of the peak points of the album and a triumph of playing, pacing, vocals and production.
dalton.silva

dalton.silva

July 18, 2015
edited about 1 year ago
referencing A Secret Wish, LP, Album, ZTTIQ 3
"Did anyone know the CD and the Cassette version had slighlt different mixes."

The LP's remix of Jewel is shorter than the CD's version.
accozzaglia

accozzaglia

October 27, 2014
referencing A Secret Wish, CD, Album, RE + CD, Comp + Dlx, RM, Dig, SALVOMDCD14, Element 11
What's worth mentioning is that "The Analogue Variations" here are actually the "Digital Variations," as all six of these variations appeared consistently over the years on every CD edition labelled "Full Digital Recording" on the cover art. The "Full Digital Recording" packaging was a standard for nearly every CD edition over the years, the initial European versions from 1985 and this 25th Anniversary Edition excepted. Credit is due to the curators of the 25th Anniversary Edition who were careful to restore the original nine tracks, as this album was intended to be experienced.

Only the original nine tracks (tracks 1–9 on the first disc here), what I understand to be the analogue multitrack recordings, appeared on CD issues which were absent the "Full Digital Recording" label on the cover art (a good example: the original Europe/German CD pressing with catalogue number 610 540/CID 126, the Sonopress glass master). Until this 25th Anniversary set here came to be in 2010, this fact was always a deep sticking point behind my decision to forgo each of the subsequent re-issues of the CD in 1990, 1994, 1999, 2000, or even the 2004 SA-CD edition, and to stick with said German CD pressing from 1985 until a suitable remastering came about. Longtime devotees of A Secret Wish are likely to understand why these variations made the difference between a complete work and something which felt chopped, diced, and unapologetically incomplete.

A Secret Wish, in its original nine-track form, has held as my favourite album of all time for three decades. It's a highly dynamic, inspiring, influential work. It is also a gift which keeps giving forward to its faithful as one of the few albums which somehow has original variations from its tracks still rising to the surface so many decades later (the 2012 remaster of the Wishful Thinking album, itself a late-1985 re-working of several A Secret Wish tracks, included new-old variations never before known to CD).

The 25th Anniversary Edition here is probably the wisest way to get to know this masterpiece, which to call it such is to condemn A Secret Wish to tepid acclaim.
ttooyyss

ttooyyss

January 23, 2014
edited over 2 years ago
referencing A Secret Wish, LP, Album, ZTTIQ 3
Well, a nice album but I think it's a bit overestimated by some points.

I never liked some songs: Sorry for laughing is terrible, The chase is nice but just a filler. Some versions has the Femme fatale which I think is a terribly childish composition musicalwise and doesn't match to the mastery of the symphonic value of the strenght of the album.

Then, apart from the tasteless songs almost everything else suffers from similar factors: the synthesizer usage is sometimes rudimentary, sometimes is taste-less. The cold and almost plain sonic timbres of the high-tech instruments are sometimes painful. (That's valid exactly to the 95% of the Synclavier productions. I think there's only a very few people in the world had the time to tweak-out anything valuable from those monsters and the rest was based upon the factory presets. It's halway understood due to the incredible studio-fees and only top-end studios could afford such synths). A typical example is the most of the basses. They were harsh and teasing and a bit emptied-sounding (for me, even THOSE times).

The drummachine is bloody rudimentary. Boaaah... It was always the weakest point of the ZTT but on the FGTH albums it was still excuseable.

The recording soundquality is below the average due to my memories. No dynamics, no low ends and lack of transients. Info-less in overall just like many of the ZTT releases of the period. (Just think about the FGTH - Liverpool which was incredibly low - end recording partly due to the early digital machines, but even if it's so, there were excellent DDD recordings by then...) I had it on LP and still have some CDs... Remastering won't help it, especially there's NO way to digitalise the old material on a state-of art A/D converter if the maser was already digital. What was lost is lost...

Last don't least don't we forget: there were already all the counting synth-pop releases out by then in 1985! Depeche Mode was over with their first sampler LP and utilised incredible solutions sonic-timbred and bombastic drumming by then. Kraftwerk has introduced us the way of rhythmisation, the synth-sounds, drumsounds, elegance and transcendence. The Soft Cell was an immediate blast in 1981! Yazoo (Yazz)? No question: was a master. Human League was over with their best period. Alphaville showed us top-end of everything, icl. the drumming also. The Twins - Until the end of time (1985) was just incredible. Telex, Thomas Dolby, Yello was all much known by then... The new thing was here is the symphonic feel but (for me) was no consolation for the albums weaknesses.

Apart from it all, it's a very good album though, full of power, grandioso sound, incredible vocals, nice mixing and some very great compositions. Look further for Claudia Brücken + Thomas Leer's ACT -project! That's just incredible.
obe-lus

obe-lus

October 14, 2013
referencing A Secret Wish, LP, Album, ZTTIQ 3
Anybody else noticed that the original vinyl pressing runs slightly faster than CD versions? Maybe a semitone higher in pitch?
cray5656

cray5656

February 4, 2012
referencing A Secret Wish, Cass, Album, Bla, ZCIQ 3
Cassette versions are different to CD versions.
cray5656

cray5656

February 4, 2012
referencing A Secret Wish, LP, Album, ZTTIQ 3
Did anyone know the CD and the Cassette version had slighlt different mixes.
jasonlars

jasonlars

January 25, 2011
edited over 5 years ago
referencing A Secret Wish, SACD, Hybrid, Album, Multichannel, RE, RM, ZTT183SACD

I own this a really don't feel the 2 channel SACD portion is that big of an improvement over the original European CD:

http://www.discogs.com/Propaganda-A-Secret-Wish/release/433614

First off, this was an early all digital recording that was recorded at 16 bit/44.1khz (CD standard) so a DSD transfer of this will not add any more quality than the CD already had. Now they may have done some eq or other processing which makes it appear to sound better. Bottomline, don't spend a lot on this hoping to have a big improvement on an already great sounding disc, this should only appeal to those who are into multichannel (which I haven't listened to so I can't comment).