ZANG TUMB TUMB DISCOGRAPHY “…which deny the freedom of the flesh…”

Propaganda

The nine lives of Dr. Mabuse


Type: Single

Format: Compact cassette

Label: Zang Tuum Tumb

Catalogue ref.: CTIS101

Series: Noble Action series no. 2; Wondering Incidental series no. 111; Singlette series no. 101


Release date: 27 February 1984

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Chart position: UK: (Starting 17/3/1984) 66; 47; 43; 46; 34; 27; 33; 43; 68; x; x; 99; x; 99; x; x; 94


Sleeve design: XL Design; ZTT

Photography: Anton Corbijn


Printed tracklisting

  1. Dr. Mabuse
  2. Femme fatale (The woman with the orchid)
  3. The ninth life

Actual tracklisting

Programme identical on both sides of the cassette

  1. Dr. Mabuse (Das testaments des Mabuse) 10:14

aka: 12"

  1. Dr. Mabuse 04:16

aka: 7" version; Short version


Occasionally the tracklisting printed on the sleeve art of a release isn’t 100% accurate. Track names may be missing, mixes unspecified or misnamed. For this reason a printed tracklisting is shown as well as a more accurate actual tracklisting.


Sleeve Notes

Inlay: Outer

PROPAGANDA

PRESENT THEN NINE LIVES OF DR. MABUSE

(ZTT logo)

THE MAN WITHOUT THE SHADOW PROMISES YOU THE WORD

(ZTT logo)

CTIS 101

PROPAGANDA

THE NINE LIVES OF DR. MABUSE

today the word—tomorrow the world

(Island logo)

(Chrome logo)

(Dolby logo)

An ‘incident’ cassette that contains sections from number two of zang tumb tuum’s noble action series. As an ‘incident’, and despite its catalogue number, this cassette becomes number 12 in ZTT’s wondering incidental series.

Inlay: Inner

Three of Dr. Mabuse’s nine lives appear on this cassette. Learn about his black crimes in Dr. Mabuse. Hear about his strange lover—the woman with the orchid in Femme Fatale. Then marvel at his unlikely return in The Ninth Life.

Performed and sung by PROPAGANDA

Produced by TREVOR HORN

Assisted by HIS THEAM

Photography: ANTON CORBIJN

Art Direction: XLZTT

Lecture: THEODOR ADORNO

Propaganda: noise and girls come out to play. NOISE: ralf dörper, andreas thein. GIRLS: claudia brücken, susanne freytag. BEHIND THE SCENES: (come out to…): michael mertens. BEHIND THE SCREENS: (…play): michael wertz.

…and listen to the sounds of today as though they were the chords of eternity…[1]

1. Dr. Mabuse. (dörper : thien : mertens)

2. Femme Fatale. (The Woman With The Orchid)(Lou Reed)

3. The Ninth Life. (dörper : thien : mertens)

Published by Perfect Songs.

UNAUTHORISED PUBLIC PERFORMANCE, BROADCASTING AND COPYING OF THIS RECORD PROHIBITED. ALL RIGHTS OF THE MANUFACTURER AND OF THE OWNER OF THE RECORDED WORK RESERVED.

Footnotes

  1. Karl Kraus ↩

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Links

Andreas Thein

Michael Mertens

Ralf Dörper