Format: Compact cassette
Label: Zang Tuum Tumb
Catalogue ref.: CZAS20
Series: Action series no. 20
Release date: 17 November 1985
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Chart position: UK: (Starting 23/11/1985) 82; 98
Sleeve design: ZTT and Contract 3
Photography: John Stoddart; Peter Brown
aka: Spring tag
aka: Chinese water garden tag
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(for the footsteps and heartbeats of the connoisseur)
is disturbdances of five songs
czas 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 and 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.
There is a poem of Goethe in which these lines occur:
which can be roughly translated:
“and refashioning the fashioned lest it stiffen into iron is work of endless vital activity.”
photography: john stoddart, peter brown.
sleeve designed by ZTT and contract 3 at 20 in the action series.
cover painting: brücken.
DISTURBDANCES OF SONGS BY PROPAGANDA
UNAUTHORISED PUBLIC PERFORMANCE, BROADCASTING AND COPYING OF THIS RECORD PROHIBITED. ALL RIGHTS OF THE MANUFACTURER AND THE OWNER OF THE RECORDED WORK RESERVED.
Propaganda music written up by Michael Mertens, Ralf Dorper, Claudia Brücken and Susanne Freytag and published by Perfect Songs Ltd. [‘Mabuse’: Dorper/Mertens/Thein] laughed—
Wishful Thinking: reproductions by R. Kraushaar + P. Morley of original material produced by S.J. Lipson + T.C. Horn. ℗+© 1984/5 ZTT
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