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

Act

Laughter, tears and rage


Type: Album

Format: Compact cassette

Label: Zang Tuum Tumb

Catalogue ref.: ZQMC1


Release date: 27 June 1988

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Sleeve design: T&CP associates

Photography: Russell Young; Tobi Corney; Patrick Lichfield


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. Gestures
  8. Bloodrush
  9. A friendly warning
  10. Certified
  11. Where love lies bleeding
  12. Snobbery & decay

Actual tracklisting

Side 1

  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

Side 2

  1. Gestures 04:00
  2. Bloodrush 04:12
  3. A friendly warning 03:25
  4. Certified 04:30
  5. Where love lies bleeding 03:20
  6. 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

Inlay: Outer

(Act logo)

Laughter, Tears and Rage

Claudia Brücken

Thomas Leer

(Act logo)

Laughter, Tears and Rage · ZQMC 1

(ZTT logo)

one

Absolutely immune

Chance

Laughter

I can’t escape from you

Poison

Under the nights of germany

pause · two

Gestures · Bloodrush · A friendly warning · Certified Where love lies bleeding · Snobbery and decay

Manufactured in Germany. Fabriqué en Allemagne. Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf.

(Act logo)

one

Absolutely immune

Chance

Laughter

I can’t escape from you

Poison

Under the nights of germany

pause · two

Gestures

Bloodrush

A friendly warning

Certified

Where love lies bleeding

Snobbery and decay

performed by Claudia Brücken and Thomas Leer

produced by Stephen Lipson except Chance produced by Trevor Horn, Laughter produced by Greg Walsh and A friendly warning produced by Act

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

‘sur la férocité des blondes’

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

side one

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

…see what happens in the world

Laughter

produced by Greg Walsh

“why do you go making dreams”

Inlay: Inner

I had made up my mind not to lift a finger

grace under pressure

I can’t escape from you

sung by Claudia Brücken

produced by Stephen Lipson

then this happens

Poison

produced by Stephen Lipson

“the power of positive thinking”

Under the nights of germany

produced by Stephen Lipson

what language did I speak

pause

end of part one

weiss der himmel, warum ich mich so elend fühle

how else has the world changed

side two

Gestures

sung by Claudia Brücken and Thomas Leer

produced by Stephen Lipson

caught in a cage between heaven and hell

Bloodrush

sung by Claudia Brücken

piano by Thomas Leer

produced by Stephen Lipson

“how else has the world changed”

A friendly warning

produced by Act

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

Certified

produced by Stephen Lipson

and yet in some senses our hero triumphs

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…”

All titles written by Brücken/Leer except A friendly warning by Brücken/Dempsey/Leer

all titles published by Perfect Songs ltd. except Chance by Perfect Songs Ltd/Complete Music

℗ 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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Links

Claudia Brücken

Thomas Leer