Includes FREE MP3
version
of this album.
or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Available to Download Now
 
Buy the MP3 album for £6.99
 
 
 
 
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 

Wishful Thinking [Collector's Edition, Extra tracks, Original recording remastered]

Propaganda Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
Price: £8.70 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
 : Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
   Does not apply to gift orders. See Terms and Conditions for important information about costs that may apply for the MP3 version in case of returns and cancellations.
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, 31 Oct.? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details
Complete your purchase to add the MP3 version to your Amazon music library. Provided by Amazon EU S.à r.l.
Buy the MP3 album for £6.99 at the Amazon Digital Music Store.


Amazon's Propaganda Store

Visit Amazon's Propaganda Store
for all the music, discussions, and more.

Frequently Bought Together

Wishful Thinking + A Secret Wish [25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] + Noise And Girls Come Out To Play:A Compact Introduction To Propaganda
Price For All Three: £26.49

Buy the selected items together

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product details

  • Audio CD (4 Jun 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Collector's Edition, Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Union Square Music Limited
  • ASIN: B007VXP2UW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 76,449 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Listen to Samples and Buy MP3s

Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Samples
Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Abuse 3:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Machined 6:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Laughed! 8:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Loving0:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Jewelled 7:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Loved 6:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Abuse 4:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Thought 2:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Strength to Dream (Outtake 04.02.84) 2:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. p:Machinery (The Beta Wraparound)10:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. The Murder of Love (Murderous Instrumental) 4:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Dr Mabuse (Outtake 24.04.85) 5:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Frozen Faces (A Secret Sense of Rhythm) 5:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. p:Machinery (The Voiceless Beta Wraparound Edit) 4:24£0.99  Buy MP3 


Product Description

"These disturbdances are a perfect free-form accompaniment to A Secret Wish (SALVOMDCD14). Proof that Propaganda are capable of divine interpretations and, if you ve not already succumbed to their complex beauty, this could serve as an inspired introduction. These remix artefacts normally aren t worth the plastic they re engraved on but this limited edition is a real collector s item. Call it a private indulgence. MELODY MAKER, 1985 Propaganda s biggest hit, Duel , is well known for its freaky alter ego, Jewel . Expanding that concept, the landmark electronic pop album from which 'Duel' was taken, A Secret Wish (1985), was remixed and remodeled just a few months later (primarily for the American club market) into its clever, rather cool and occasionally a little disturbing counterpart, Wishful Thinking. This refashioning of A Secret Wish into a whole new album is a definitive example of a lost art form, the remixalbum , one of the formats and musical styles that made the middle of the 1980s quite different from any time before or since. Other classics of the genre had already been released by the time Wishful Thinking was created, with Soft Cell s Non-Stop Ecstatic Dancing, The Human League s Love and Dancing and Imagination s Nightdubbing, all acclaimed pop-dub masterpieces, all appearing within a matter of months, all remixalbums (as opposed to remix albums) - full length, cohesive, brand new works, not compilations of disparate mixes. Wishful Thinking (as element 23) is a top class addition to the Salvo/ZTT catalogue. The album last saw the light of day on CD in 1990s and because we know that there was never enough output from Propaganda to satisfy their fans, it gives us great pleasure to present a newly remastered version with six bonus tracks, five of them previously unreleased, plus a 12-page booklet featuring rare photos and an excellent new essay from compiler Ian Peel.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Liked "A Secret Wish"? Then get this too! 28 April 2003
By statik
Format:Audio CD
Cruelly overlooked when they were actively making music back in the mid-80s, arty German synthpop group Propapganda are finally getting the attention they deserve. This remix album was the last proper release by the classic line-up (which included the distinctive vocals of Claudia Brucken and Suzanne Freytag) and puts a strangely modern spin on songs from their debut LP "A Secret Wish". Largely put together by producers Bob Kraushaar and Steve Lipson, the mixes on "Wishful Thinking" are ahead of their time, and should appeal to anyone who enjoys modern dance music.
It must be stressed that these are NOT the original 12" mixes - you'll need the recently-released "Outside World" compilation for those - but they are certainly good enough. The extended version of "Sorry For Laughing" is such a barnstormer that it's hard to believe it was never a single, and mixes of "P-Machinery" and "Jewel" brilliantly build on the drama of the originals.
If you're into synthpop, then you need to get into the classic, ZTT-era Propaganda. Buy "A Secret Wish" for the songs, and "Wishful Thinking" for the beats.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Landmark Album 8 Jun 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This was the first Propaganda album I ever bought. I had loved the songs of the band already eventually getting this album as my first Propaganda experience. I've always been introduced in the 'remix' concept and I think the roots of it lie within this album. 8 tracks that basically disconnect the original songs and puts them back together again as a bit of a mish mash of music. First off - there are hardly any vocals on this album, so the focus is on the music, the production and with slightly twiddling of mixers, different emphasise on elements separate from the original versions. You have 80's remix dub elements colliding with different focuses on elements from the original songs. Because I wasn't familiar with the original album 'A Secret Wish' this was all I had to work on. Huge industrial arrangements with little blasts of vocals and unexpected surprises.

Abuse (1) is a great opening track (remix of Dr. Mabuse) - full of exciting and drama, that we're getting into an album that will be very different from you expect.

This collides into Machined (remix of P:Machinery) which makes the bass line the drive of the thing as it forces itself along.

Laughed (remix of Sorry For Laughing) is the dub idea, deconstructing the song as if it sounds like it is being sifted through a meat mincer, with the drums being a dominant part of the mix.

Loving (remix of The Murder Of Love) is a nice little coda that ends the first side of the album (if this was a record) which makes way for...

the crown of the collection is 'Jewelled' which I would say is the best version of the Duel/Jewel idea. It is fast, exciting and is everything it should be. A great song.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
21 of 27 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The aptly named album 6 Oct 2002
Format:Audio CD
Generally speaking, I’m a fan of remix albums. “Wishful Thinking” however is the exception to the rule. From the opening bars of "Abuse" the CD promises much and delivers little. The deconstruction of the superb "Dr Mabuse" is the opening track and on hearing the piano bass chords and sampled strings, a feeling of excitement starts to build. You should hold that thought and welcome it because it's downhill all the way from here. Through the stripped down mix of "p:Machinery" ("Machined") and into "Laughed", virtually an extended dub mix of "Sorry For Laughing", it feels as though the boys at ZTT had far too much time on their hands. This album was obviously the result of a couple of hours worth of knob twiddling in order to cash in maximally on Propaganda's cult status at the time with least amount of effort. There is one outstanding track though; "Jewelled" is almost "Bejewelled", the rare promo remix that merges both "Jewel" and "Duel". The result is an energy filled composite, containing the screamed vocals that eventually become the sung vocals over the same raw track of "Jewel". Then it's business as usual with the promising piano intro to "Loved". Not so much "The Murder Of Love" as the mindless killing of a classic Propaganda track. This is followed by yet more bits of "Abuse", which fills the CD out nicely. Finally we end on the cacophony that is "Thought". The only positive thing to say about it is that it uses the baseline and some of the noises from the exceptionally rare single, “Diziplin”. For those of you who have only recently discovered Propaganda and want to hear more, my advice is this: if you want remixes either hunt for the original 12” singles or opt for “Outside World”, the latest ZTT offering. Alternatively, buy this for “Jewelled” alone but don’t expect “A Secret Wish” Part Two. I think the title of this album says it all really.
Was this review helpful to you?
10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 'A secret wish' revisited. Again. 16 Sep 2005
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
There was never enough output from 'Propaganda' to satisfy their true fans (Amongst which I am proud to include myself!) but this CD goes some way to redressing the balance with interesting reworkings of some of the band's greatest songs.
If you only ever buy one album by 'Propaganda' then buy 'A secret wish'. But if you'd like to hear an alternative take on it, then "Outside World" is probably better than this. Although a completist like me would buy this as well.

Word is that Propaganda were not impressed by "Wishful Thinking" and saw it merely as an attempt by ZTT to cash in on the name with no real involvement from the band. I agree with them that "Outside World" knocks it into a cocked hat, but it's still an interesting recording to own, if only because one can never have too much Propaganda!

Favourite Propaganda tracks? 'Duel' and 'P-Machinery' (both taken from 'A Secret Wish')

There is no better track than 'P-Machinery' (12" Beta wrap-around mix) for playing loud when driving through a neon-lit cityscape late at night in an open top car. Try it. You'll see what I mean!

'Power...Force...Motion...drive!'
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Still sounds Brilliant
The album that first got me into Propaganda ...although a remix album its every bit as good as a secret wish....ZTT at there best
Published 9 months ago by craig love
5.0 out of 5 stars Music to my ears.
Literally, takes me back to the days of the Lombard RAC rally and memories just come flooding back. Buy it now.
Published 15 months ago by Nick Gould
5.0 out of 5 stars As good as I remember
Replacing, or rather adding to the original vinyl, which is still good and sometimes better with a crackle! That's it.
Published 19 months ago by Michael Paul Mercieca
4.0 out of 5 stars Great remixes to a quality record
Bought this as i love 'secret wish' and loved it, only gripe is Duel is duel not Jewel but still a good mix.. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Carlos G
5.0 out of 5 stars I Wished!
I was so pleased to see that this had finally been released on CD! This has been one of my prize possessions on vinyl since its original release and often encouraged me to create a... Read more
Published on 16 July 2012 by MARTIN HARMER
2.0 out of 5 stars Is it really worth the upgrade?
If you have - and like - A Secret Wish, but not this then give it a go. Personally for me it is the better of the two by far. Read more
Published on 28 Jun 2012 by Mike the Fish
5.0 out of 5 stars EXPANDED THINKING
Remix albums can be hit or miss affairs, more often miss than hit. The original release of this album in 1985 was a commercial miss, although in the true ZTT style of... Read more
Published on 4 Jun 2012 by KM WHITEHOUSE
5.0 out of 5 stars A pleasure to rediscover
I owned this album on cassette tape way back when it was originally issued. The tape wore out and my musical taste went on a journey for many years. Read more
Published on 20 April 2010 by K. Chedzey
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally Eighties !
If you have the original "Secret Wish" album, this is a definite must have remix album. It's a complex synthesizer landscape that also quite entertaining all the way... Read more
Published on 24 Jan 2002
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for similar items by category


Feedback