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

Act

Laughter, tears and rage


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Type: Album

Format: Compact disc

Label: Zang Tuum Tumb

Catalogue ref.: ZQCD1


Release date: 27 June 1988

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Sleeve design: T&CP associates

Artwork

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Compact disc booklet: Front

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Compact disc booklet: Inside

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Compact disc booklet: Inside

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Compact disc booklet: Inside

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Compact disc booklet: Inside

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Compact disc booklet: Inside

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Compact disc booklet: Inside

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Compact disc booklet: Back

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Compact disc: Label

Printed tracklisting

  1. Absolutely immune
  2. Chance
  3. Laughter
  4. I can’t escape from you
  5. Poison
  6. Under the nights of Germany
  7. Heaven knows I’m miserable now
  8. The 3rd planet
  9. Gestures
  10. Bloodrush
  11. A friendly warning
  12. Certified
  13. Where love lies bleeding
  14. Snobbery & decay

Actual tracklisting

  1. Absolutely immune 04:37
  2. Chance 04:22
  3. Laughter 03:58
  4. I can’t escape from you 03:06
  5. Poison 03:58
  6. Under the nights of Germany 04:35
  7. Heaven knows I’m miserable now 03:53
  8. The 3rd planet 04:23
  9. Gestures 04:00
  10. Bloodrush 04:12
  11. A friendly warning 03:25
  12. Certified 04:30
  13. Where love lies bleeding 03:20
  14. Snobbery & decay 05:06

Occasionally the track listing 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 track listing is shown as well as a more accurate actual tracklisting.

Sleeve Notes

Booklet

Claudia Brücken · Thomas Leer

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Laughter, Tears and Rage

I had made up my mind not to lift a finger

He’s lying now and I know it, but what the hell

Absolutely immune

sung by Claudia Brücken and Thomas Leer

produced by Stephen Lipson

a starting point: our hero chooses to live and discover the enemy

Chance

produced by Trevor Horn

“How else has the world changed?”

Laughter

produced by Greg Walsh

we could force ourselves to be happy!

‘sur la férocité des blondes’

I can’t escape from you

sung by Claudia Brücken

produced by Stephen Lipson

“the power of positive thinking”

Poison

produced by Stephen Lipson

…see what happens in the world

Under the nights of germany

produced by Stephen Lipson

what language did I speak

“listen, we’ve got to do something—do something, do you understand”

Heaven knows I’m miserable now

sung by Claudia Brücken and Casbah

produced by Act

a crisis of faith.

for Dorothy parker, edith sitwell and maddie hayes

The 3rd planet

sung by Claudia Brücken

played by Thomas Leer

produced by Stephen Lipson

“why do you go on making dreams?”

grace under pressure

weiss der himmel, warum ich mich so elend fühle

Gestures

sung by Claudia Brücken and Thomas Leer

produced by Stephen Lipson

then what happens…

Bloodrush

sung by Claudia Brücken

piano by Thomas Leer

produced by Stephen Lipson

“…I just didn’t know which way to turn”

A friendly warning

produced by Act

“all happiness consists of a certain quantity of something—and no more”

how else has the world changed

Certified

produced by Stephen Lipson

then this happens

Where love lies bleeding

produced by Stephen Lipson

“I had made my mind up—there was only one thing left to do”

Snobbery and decay

sung by Claudia Brücken and Thomas Leer

produced by Stephen Lipson

strings arranged by David Bedford

“lifestyles of the rich and famous/look at them, who can blame us…”

Written by Brücken/Leer except A friendly warning by Brücken/Dempsey/Leer and Heaven knows I’m miserable now by Morrissey/Marr

all titles published by Perfect Songs ltd. except Chance by Perfect Songs Ltd/Complete Music and Heaven knows I’m miserable now by Warner Bros. Music Ltd.

℗ 1988 ZANG TUMB TUUM

© 1988 ZANG TUMB TUUM

Absolutely immune and Snobbery and decay

℗ 1987 ZANG TUMB TUUM

© 1988 ZANG TUMB TUUM

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Inlay: Back

ZQCD 1

Absolutely immune

Chance

Laughter

I can’t escape from you

Poison

Under the nights of germany

Heaven knows I’m miserable now

The 3rd planet

Gestures

Bloodrush

A friendly warning

Certified

Where love lies bleeding

Snobbery and decay

engineers: Bob Kraushaar, Heff Moraes and Renny Hill

photography: Russell Young, Tobi Corney and Patrick Lichfield

design: David A. Jones, Mark A. Higenbottam, T&CP Assoc.

copy: Peter Frith, Tim Wiedner

hats: Petra Wüstner

additional music: Andy Gill, Betsy Cook, Luis Jardim, Pablo Cook, Phil Palmer, Neil Hubbard and Michael Dempsey

contact: Zang Tuum Tumb, 111 Talbot Road. London W11

Label

act

LAUGHTER, TEARS & RAGE

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ZQCD1

1. Absolutely immune

2. Chance

3. Laughter

4. I can’t escape from you

5. Poison

6. Under the nights of germany

7. Heaven knows I’m miserable now

8. The 3rd planet

9. Gestures

10. Bloodrush

11. A friendly warning

12. Certified

13. Where love lies bleeding

14. Snobbery and decay

℗ 1988 ZANG TUMB TUUM © 1988 ZANG TUMB TUUM

*℗ 1987 ZANG TUMB TUUM © 1988 ZANG TUMB TUUM

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Manfactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf.