1234

1234

by Propaganda
     
 

1234 was not only Propaganda's first album for Charisma -- it was also the first album the group had recorded since its legal battle with ZTT and the first since its personnel changes of 1988. Keyboardist Michael Mertens (Propaganda's only remaining original member) and Simple Minds graduates See more details below

Overview

1234 was not only Propaganda's first album for Charisma -- it was also the first album the group had recorded since its legal battle with ZTT and the first since its personnel changes of 1988. Keyboardist Michael Mertens (Propaganda's only remaining original member) and Simple Minds graduates Derek Forbes (bass) and Brian McGee (drums) were still on board, although singer Claudia Brucken had been replaced by Betsi Miller, an American vocalist who fit in nicely. While 1234 isn't Propaganda's best album and falls short of essential, it's generally decent. "Heaven Give Me Words," "Only One Word" and "Wound in My Heart" are examples of Propaganda doing what it did well: lush, atmospheric synth-pop. Attractive melodies were Propaganda's forté, and the group's post-Brucken lineup provided its share. 1234 is the work of a group that was past its prime, but still had some things to say musically.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/30/1998
Label:
Emi Europe Generic
UPC:
0077778746720
catalogNumber:
787467

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Propaganda   Primary Artist
Greg Hawkes   Synthesizer
David Paton   Bass,Guitar
Simon Clerk   Synthesizer,Hammond Organ,CS-80
Mel Collins   Soprano Saxophone
Ross Cullum   Rhythm Guitar
Juergen Dahmen   Piano
Derek Forbes   Bass
Susanne Freytag   Vocals,Voices
David Gilmour   Guitar
Chris Hughes   Rhythm Guitar
Alan Lee Kirkendale   Trumpet
Robbie McIntosh   Guitar
Brian McGee   Drums
Michael Mertens   Keyboards,Electronic Sounds,electronics
Betsi Miller   Vocals,Background Vocals
Tessa Niles   Background Vocals
Pino Palladino   Solo Instrumental,Bass,Brass
Andy Richards   Keyboards,fairlight
Andy Ross   Guitar
Ian Stanley   Keyboards,fairlight
Blue Weaver   Keyboards,fairlight
Robert MacIntosh   Guitar
Neil Taylor   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Howard Jones   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

William Orbit   Producer
Haydn Bendall   Engineer
John Brough   Engineer
Ross Cullum   Producer,Engineer
Chris Hughes   Producer
Bob Ludwig   Mastering
Ian Stanley   Producer
Martyn Webster   Engineer
Martin Webster   Engineer

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