Wishful Thinking (Download)

Format: Digital
Cat. No.: DDSALV082
Barcode: 0698458818287
Playing Time: 74 mins

Propaganda’s biggest hit, ’Duel’, is well known for its freaky alter ego, ’Jewel’. But less well known is this album, A Secret Wish’s disturbing counterpart, Wishful Thinking.

This refashioning of A Secret Wish into a whole new album is a definitive example of a lost art form, the ’remixalbum’, one of the formats and musical styles that made the middle of the 1980s quite different from any time before or since. Other classics of the genre had already been released by the time Wishful Thinking was created, with Soft Cell’s Non-Stop Ecstatic Dancing, The Human League’s Love and Dancing and Imagination’s Nightdubbing, all acclaimed pop-dub masterpieces, all appearing within a matter of months, all remixalbums (not remix albums) - full length, cohesive, brand new works, not compilations of disparate mixes.

1. Abuse
2. Machined
3. Laughed!
4. Loving
5. Jewelled
6. Loved
7. Abuse
8. Thought
9. Strength to Dream (outtake 04.02.84)
10. p:Machinery (the beta wraparound)
11. The Murder of Love (murderous instrumental)
12. Dr Mabuse (outtake 24.04.85)
13. Frozen Faces (a secret sense of rhythm)
14. p:Machinery (the voiceless beta wraparound edit)