1985
Label: Island Records - 207 027,Island Records - 207 027-620,ZTT - 207 027,ZTT - 207 027-620 • Series: Action Series - 13 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Europe • Genre: Electronic • Style: Synth-pop
Jewel - Propaganda - A Secret Wish (Vinyl, LP, Album)

Released in an outer sleeve; and an inner sleeve with a montage of images and photos on one side (with quotes from texts and the titles of the tracks scattered through the montage), and on the other side a band photo, tracklisting, list of band members, credits, and two large chunks of text quoted from Walter Benjamin's "On The Concept Of History" and Franco Moretti's "Signs taken for wonders.

Slightly different to this Euro version: Propaganda - A Secret Wish No picture inner sleeve and the back of the sleeve is a bit different: right upper corner: bar code is above the format and distribution codes (instead of other way around) - layout of information underneath /5(30).

The album was originally released on Trevor Horn's ZTT Records, also famous for its Frankie Goes To Hollywood releases. Both the singles "Duel" and "" were huge hits. The track "p:Machinery" was featured in an episode of the TV show Miami Vice, exactly the right place for an 80's Synthpop band.

A Secret Wish is the debut album by German synthpop band Propaganda. Released by ZTT Records in , it was produced by Stephen Lipson under the supervision of label boss Trevor Horn. The singles "Duel" and "Dr. Mabuse" were both Top 30 UK chart : Synth-pop, new wave.

 · The g vinyl LP package includes a 6-page booklet and 12”x12” artcard whilst the hardback CD mediabook format boasts a page booklet, with both formats featuring Ian Peel’s newly-written and extensively-researched sleevenotes which tell the story of the players, the craft, the impact and the legacy of this much-loved album through interviews with band members Ralf Dörper & .


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  1. An absolute MONSTER of an opening track and one of the best curtain-raisers to any album ever. What distinguished A Secret Wish from other albums released at the same time was that there were two distinct versions - one on vinyl and one on CD/5().

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