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

Propaganda

The nine lives of Dr. Mabuse

13th life mix


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Type: Single

Format: 12" vinyl

Label: Zang Tuum Tumb

Catalogue ref.: 12ZTAS2

Series: Noble Action series no. 2


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

Photographer: Anton Corbijn

Artwork

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Vinyl sleeve: Front

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Vinyl sleeve: Back

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Vinyl label: Side A

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Vinyl label: Side B

Printed tracklisting

  1. Das Testaments Des Mabuse
  2. Femme fatale (The woman with the orchid)
  3. Dr. Mabuse (The ninth life of…)

Actual tracklisting

Side A

  1. Dr. Mabuse (13th life mix) 06:34

Side B

  1. Femme fatale (The woman with the orchid) 03:21
  2. Dr. Mabuse (The ninth life of…) 04:09

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

Sleeve Notes

Outer sleeve: Front

PROPAGANDA

PRESENT THE NINE LIVES OF

DR. MABUSE

THE MAN WITHOUT THE SHADOW PROMISES YOU THE WORD

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Outer sleeve: Back

12 ZTAS 2

stereo 45rpm

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NUMBER TWO IN ZANG TUUM TUMB’S NOBLE ACTION SERIES

The Nine Lives of Dr Mabuse:

a serene command over the emotions

The third side: das testaments des mabuse—his last will and testament

The fourth side: femme fatale—the woman with the orchid. the ninth life (of dr. mabuse)—his unlikely return

THE FIRST AND SECOND SIDE BEGIN ON ZTAS 2

performed by PROPAGANDA: ralf dörper and andreas thein programmed; claudia brücken and susanne freytag sang; micheal mertens arranged.

PRODUCED BY TREVOR HORN:

assisted by his theam—(steve lipson, andy richards, j.j. jeczalik);

photograph: anton corbijn;

sleeve-mark two: XLZTT:

lecture: theodor adorno

co-ordination ZANG TUMB TUUM RECORDS at 8-10 Basing Street, London West Eleven. “to-day the word to-morrow the world

Deceit and propaganda a inseperable. A community in which the leader and his followers come to terms through propaganda—whatever the merits of its content—is a community of lies. Truth itself becomes merely a means of enlisting support and is falsified in the very utterance. This is why genuine resistance knows no propaganda. Propaganda is misanthropic. It assumes that to say that policy ought to spring from mutual understanding is not a basic principle but conveniently empty phraseology.

In a society that prudently sets limits to the threat of superfluity, suspicion attaches to whatever one person recommends to another. The warning against commercial advertising—namely, that no business ever gives anything away—applies everywhere, and particularly to the modern fusion of industrial and political interests. The louder the boasts, the poorer the quality. The publicity on which the Volkswagen depends is different to that for the Rolls Royce. Producer and consumer interests are not brought into line, even where the former has something serious to offer. Propaganda for freedom itself can be a source of confusion in that it must bridge the gap between theory and the special interests of its audience. The workers’ leaders defeated in Germany were robbed even of the truth of their own action by Facism, which undermined solidarity through its choice of a method of retaliation. If intellectuals are tortured to death in prison camps, the workers outside do not have to be worse off. Facism did not mean the same thing to Ossietzky as to the proletariat. But both were betrayed by it.

It is not the portrayal of reality as hell on earth but the slick challenge to break out of it that is suspect. If there is anyone today to whom we can pass the responsibility for the message, we bequeath it not to the “masses”, and not to the individual (who is powerless), but to an imaginary witness—lest it perish with us.[1]

Label: Side A

12 ZTAS 2 a

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DAS TESTAMENTS DES MABUSE: the third side (dörper: thein: mertens) presented by propaganda. produced by trevor horn. arranged by trevor horn and propaganda. published by perfect songs. 12 ZTAS 2, ℗+© 1984 zang tumb tuum. stereo 45 rpm. ‘the world’

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

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Label: Side B

12 ZTAS 2b

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FEMME FATALE (The Woman With The Orchid). the fourth side. (lou reed). presented with additional material by propaganda. produced by zang tuum tumb with propaganda. published by sunbury music. (the ninth life of…) DR. MABUSE (dörper: thein: mertens) presented by propaganda. produced by trevor horn. published by perfect songs. 12 ZTAS 2. ℗+© 1984 zang tuumb tummb. stereo 45 rpm. ‘the word’

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

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