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Friday, July 23, 2010

Claudia Brücken - Love And A Million Other Things

Expanded 2CD reissue of the only solo album to date from Claudia Brücken, electronic pop siren and lead singer of Propaganda, the band NME described as the 'Duel' in ZTT Records' crown. Originally released in 1991, the album includes the singles 'Absoluté', 'Kiss Like Ether' and 'Fanatic', co-written with godfather of electronic music Thomas Leer, with whom Claudia formed the cult ZTT band Act in the late 80s.

Cherry Red's expanded reissue includes the original album plus 10 bonus tracks covering all the singles, B-sides and remixes of the era. 'Love...' was produced by Pascal Gabriel who at the time was on the wave of massive success producing and co-writing Bomb The Bass' Beat Dis and S'Express' Theme from S'Express. But it was this album with Claudia Brcken that set the standard for every electronic diva that has followed in her wake all of which have been produced by Pascal Gabriel Goldfrapp, Kylie, Dido, Little Boots, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Ladyhawke. Other artists featured on the album include Glenn Gregory (Heaven 17), Steve Jansen (Japan), John Uriel (ABC, Thomas Lang), Steve Nye (Penguin Cafe Orchestra), and singers Claudia Fontaine and Carol Kenyon.

Three tracks are released on CD for the first time, including Pascal Gabriel's promo-only 12" Bastille Mix of 'Absoluté' and the Earth Mood Magic in a Present Tense 12" mix of 'Kiss Like Ether' by John Waddell, whose remix credits range from Kylie to De La Soul.

Disc One
Kiss Like Ether 05:29
Baby Sigh 04:50
Absoluté 04:02
Suicide - A Song For A Ghost 04:04
Unforgivable 04:42
Moments Of Joy 05:18
Fanatic (The Nail In My Soul) 04:20
Love In Another World 03:59
Always... 04:07
Surprise 06:00

Disc Two
Absoluté (Shooting Star) 07:28
Absoluté (Bastille Mix)* 05:44
Whisper 05:06
Kiss Like Ether (As Pure) 03:51
I, Dream * 04:32
Kiss Like Ether (Electrical Embrace) 06:41
I, Dream (Recurring) 05:50
Kiss Like Ether (Earth Mood Magic) 03:22
Kiss Like Ether (Earth Mood Magic In A Present Tense)* 07:34

* Previously Unreleased On CD

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