Saturday, September 18, 2010

Propaganda - A Secret Wish. I'll buy it again. And again. And again. And again.

25 years ago I bought Propaaganda's beautiful, magnificent album A Secret Wish for the very first time. And then I bought the Paul Morley reproduction (other versions and remixes) cd Wishful Thinking. And then I bought the 2002 Outside World cd with even more versions.

Four times I've bought A Secret Wish. The original album had 10 different songs on it. Across all 4 cds there's only another 4 songs (and two of these are, in all honesty, just renamed reworkings of songs from A Secret Wish) and 7 extra dvd videos.

This latest version of A Secret Wish is the deluxe edition. No new tracks. Just 2 cds worth of the original album and various alternate versions and different mixes. I started with a treat - the 20 minute version of Jewel/Duel called Do Well. I hadn't heard it before - it's a rare, rare thing, mixing together multiple versions of Propaganda's most famous song. It took seconds for the goosebumps to form on my arm and a huge, ecstatic smile to play across my face.

Right, I'm off to listen to Propaganda. Again. Have some pictures, taken from the ZTT Archives.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:14 PM

    Best Propaganda track was "Heaven Give Me Words" from 1234 though admittedly it's not as hardcore 80s as Duel.