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The Lexicon Of Love [Remastered] Original recording remastered


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  • Audio CD (Feb. 5 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Mercury - Universal Special Imports
  • ASIN: B00000I2PG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #21,584 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Show Me
2. Poison Arrow
3. Many Happy Returns
4. Tears Are Not Enough
5. Valentine's Day
6. The Look Of Love (Part One)
7. Date Stamp
8. All Of My Heart
9. 4 Ever 2 Gether
10. The Look Of Love (Part Four)
11. Theme From 'Mantrap'


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By Nicolas Auclair on March 15 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
It will probably strike you as a bit too much first, but the groove are really nice, the fact that the guy is smart and pull a couple of joke helps a lot too: "looking for the girl who meet supply with demand!"
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ABC was part of an English movement called the Nite Romantics, along with such bands as Duran Duran. Together, these groups really put to shame the AOR trash that was polluting AM/FM radio like Boston, Chicago,and Kansas. To Martin Fry and the rest of ABC, I salute you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tim Brough on Sept. 25 2003
Format: Audio CD
1981: Just when you thought you had heard every David Bowie and Bryan Ferry imitator to warble his discontented angst into the wind, along came ABC. They were smart like Bowie, fashion-mad like Ferry, and (before he became producer du jour) sonically adventurous with Trevor Horn at the dials. Lyrically witty to the point of brilliant, "The Look Of Love" remains a sonic marvel. It combined the lush orchestrations of disco with the propulsion of Motown, with enough English mannerisms to broach "new wave." Horn's production touches also made it sound completely unlike anything else on the radio or dancefloors at the time.
Yet there was more than a dreaded one hit wonder here. Songs like "Poison Arrow" and "Tears Are Not Enough" had more hooks than a hardware department and made radio sound vibrant in the early 80's. Lead Singer Martin Fry also had the looks down for the early generation of MTV, and the high style of the band's early videos (including one of the earliest longform music vid/movies in "Mantrap") gave them the extra boost that they needed to conquer the US. But what really mattered was, and remains, the music. "The Lexicon Of Love" has held its original splendor years after many of the other MTV bands of the period have lost their sheen. This was one of the first CD's I bought when Disc players were relatively new, and the remaster here, as it does with Roxy Music's "Avalon," brings out even more of the original disc's depth and sparkle. I can't imagine my record collection without "The Lexicon of Love."
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By Kasey G TOP 500 REVIEWER on Sept. 9 2010
Format: Audio CD
ABC's "The Lexicon of Love" is a lush, classy musical experience that is a definite listen for those only familiar with their singles.

This is one of those albums where the non-hits are just as good as the singles.

ABC basically bridged the gap between disco and the synth-heavy '80s dance music to come. I like to think of this album as a cross bewteen Chic and Roxy Music. It has funky rhythm and a suave lead singer crooning clever lyrics. At times it is positively majestic.

The album opens strong with "Show Me".

The single "Poison Arrow" is next, and its influence can still be heard in the dance music of today.

"Many Happy Returns" starts quietly but doesn't take long to heat up. The chorus has great drumming.

The funkiest track, and my favorite, is certainly "Tears Are Not Enough" (not to be confused with the 1985 single by Northern Lights, Canada's answer to USA for Africa). This one tops the three hit singles on the LP, IMO.

"Valentine's Day" starts out rougher than the other tracks, but a charming xylophone soon appears and although this song is largely instrumental it's my second favorite.

ABC's biggest hit "The Look of Love" is next, and still sounds as good as it did in 1982. I love the wailing at the end "Yipee-i-ayyy".

"Date Stamp" still has a dance beat, but seems more laid back than the previous cuts.

The slower, mid-tempo "All of My Heart" was the follow-up single to "Look of Love".

The weakest cut is "4 Ever 2 Gether". It's a little bit darker and different that everything else that has come before it.

A few of the songs on this album end abruptly, but it's great from start to finish.
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Format: Audio CD
When I heard this album back in 1982, I knew this was to be a sure shot classic. ABC puts together a self-assured, fashionable dive in creating such classy, tuneful dance pop songs with such first-rate literal and metaphoric style with "Lexicon Of Love". Every fantastic track on this CD shines with enhanced sonic clarity thanks in part to the fantastic production by Trevor Horn. Simply a must have for any collection!
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To me, this is one of the best albums ever recorded. Unlike much of what was released in the 80s, this album not only stands the test of time, it gets better with each listen. I truly believe that no CDcollection is complete without this materpiece. Brilliantly produced by Trevor Horn, the album flows like a river. There is not one bad song in the bunch, and Martin Fry's vocals give the right amount of emtion to his smart lyrics. This is one of those albums that I would take with me to a deserted island - yes, it's that good. Highly recommended. Brilliant
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I first saw these guys on MTV many moons ago and thought to myself, "Dorks." The music was pretty good but they all looked too nerdy, and being a young teenager at the time I wasn't about to be stigmatized as somebody who listens to ABC. What a mistake that was. It wasn't until I was 32-years-old that I started to feel a nostalgia for the glory days of New Wave. So I started exploring the possibilities. I picked up "Dare" by The Human League (finally), and then I convinced myself to get this album. The music is both catchy and intricate, while never coming off goofy. The real star of this album is producer Trevor Horn. His contribution to the album cannot be measured. All the instruments are crisp and vital, memorable genius. This is a must-have for anyone with even the slightest interest in 80s New Wave. This is a sparkling gem.
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