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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Virgin
  • ASIN: B0058WYV32
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,088,915 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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PROPAGANDA 1234 (1990 Japanese Virgin label 9-track CD album includes Vicious Circles Your Wildlife How Much Love and Ministry Of Fear picture sleeve booklet with lyrics and obi-strip VJCP-15)

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4.0 out of 5 stars

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By M. De Schryver on 27 Oct. 2006
Format: Audio CD
For you who loved the first Propaganda Album (A Secret Wish) and are expecting something along the same lines, you might be disappointed. The two albums are completely different, although there are hints of the past in some of the tracks. Don't forget that there are a few years between these albums and tastes evolve and change and Michael Mertens seems to have moved foreward to a more sophisticated and perhaps a somewhat sweeter genre. This is a great album with good tracks and the lovely voice of Betsi Miller. She outsings former singer Claudia Brucken with ease, although Claudia's voice DID, I must confess, fit-in with the sound of the first album.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By K. Chedzey on 20 April 2010
Format: Audio CD
As somebody who enjoyed every track of the two albums released by the original Propaganda incarnation, I always resisted buying this album because I felt it could not stand up to comparison due to so many members having left. How wrong was I! The quality of the songs is very high and the traditional Propaganda tone can be felt in virtually every track. There is a softer feel, but it does not detract in any way. If you like the original albums - you will like this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dr Xavier on 16 Nov. 2007
Format: Audio CD
The pleasures of this album are less strident than those of A Secret Wish, requiring many more listens to fully excavate, but it's well worth the effort. Certainly, in 1990 it came as a surprise to encounter this subtle and seductive new sound. Only One Word, however, is a classic (much enhanced by a couple of blistering David Gilmour guitar solos) and the closing instrumental, La Carne La Morte e il Diavolo, is none the worse for its nagging resemblance to Ennio Morricone's Chi Mai. A nice through-line from the previous Propaganda is provided by the fragment of Susanne Freytag vocal included on the sinister opener Vicious Circle, and Betsi Miller's lead vocals elsewhere on the album lend a disorientating touch of MOR to an otherwise forbidding sound. It's a pity, however, that two B-sides from this period - Open Spaces and Count Zero - are not included on the CD.
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A secret wish has me extolling the virtues of this post Trevor Horn Propaganda incarnation over its more art noveau, even pretentious at times apparent ground breaking debut where Claudia Brucken's just developing vocals were the album's main puller alongside the whooshing pinnacle of synths and high production levels that admittedly took the place of strong songwriting. That album was more an exercise in studied cleverness and flamboyant grandiose that left few songs to enjoy, never mind strike a commercial bull's eye, but at least they had the sense to release the three best offerings it had for singles-while each was very much itself and like nothing else, they had enough lyrical punch and vocals to drive forward, while a fourth single could have been the wry 'Sorry For Laughing'-a 12" was created for it, but then typical record label shafting left the group in tatters, and they haven't worked as a unit on anything new since, so when "1234" came along, in 1990 a new vocalist was added, American Betsi Miller whose lush and honeyed tones expressed deeply a new heart the group had icily refused to show, or was unable to first time around, and certainly the Howard Jones written 'Heaven Give Me Words' (the first single and a Top 40 hit despite very little promo work at the time), dreamy yet potent dramatic sweep of 'Only One Word' (with Dave Gilmour on guitar), proficient 'How Much Love', tranquilising 'Wound In My Heart' and cinematic 'Vicious Circle' threaten a top album for 1990, and a promise of what could be built on-the first four titles here were all picked as singles even more surprisingly and pleasingly-seems to project far, until you realise the shortcomings of what scuppered the first album from 1985 remains.

And that big deal is laziness.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Cloudberry on 19 Feb. 2005
Format: Audio CD
If you want to listen to the real essence of the music that Propaganda released, then you should listen to "A Secret Wish" and "Outside World", which demonstrates a very European and idiosyncratic sound. 1234 sounds much more American and more generic.

Having said that, the music is good and, after a few listens, it is really catchy and increasingly pleasing to the ear. It is also very well produced. Instrumentally and vocally, there is nothing wrong with it and I can understand what the other reviewers have gone overboard and written such nice things about it.

However, it could have been produced by a whole bunch of artists and groups, which is exactly my point about the band. Only one member of the original band remained when this was produced - Michael Mertens. Susanne Freytag, Claudia Brucken and Ralf Doerper had all left and been replace by others - American vocalist Betsi Miller and ex-Simple Minds players Derek Forbes (bass) and Brian McGee (drums). Nevertheless, tracks such as "Heaven Give Me Words," "Only One Word" and "Wound in My Heart" are examples of Propaganda doing what it did well, well put-together synth-pop.

In conclusion, if you want to have one Propaganda album in your collection - and I strongly suggest they are so good that everyone should do so - then this isn't the one to choose; get one of the two I've mentioned, both of which are masterpieces.

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The previous version of this review was entitled "Good, but not a patch on previous albums."

Above is my original review, so you know what I said before. However, I am happy to tell you that I have become increasingly smitten with the album, the more I play it (and I have played it a lot).
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