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Fantastic music, dreadful sound
on 31 March 2006
Magnificent synth-pop from one of the most under-rated bands of the 1980s. This collection gathers some of the best 12" remixes and b-sides from Propaganda's hitherto unavailable back catalogue.
However ... the sound quality on this CD is really quite dreadful - a lot of it sounds as if it's been badly mastered from vinyl. There's a lot of clipping on several of the tracks.
You'd be much better off buying the UK edition of Outside World, which has far superior sound. The only significant difference is that the p:Machinery cassette single (unique to this CD) is replaced by the superior Complete Machinery - a track that originally appeared as the b-side to a 12" single in 1985 and claimed to be highlights from the cassette single, but actually featured a unique mix! Confused? It was never easy being a Propaganda fan ...