The Lexicon of Love is the debut studio album by English pop band ABC. It was released in June 1982 by Neutron Records in the United Kingdom, by Mercury Records in the United States and Japan, and by Vertigo Records in Canada and Europe. The album entered the UK Albums Chart at number one and has been certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
The Lexicon of Love II is the ninth studio album by English band ABC. It was released on 27 May 2016 on Virgin EMI, eight years after their previous album Traffic. After a performance of ABC's studio album The Lexicon of Love in concert with Anne Dudley, lead singer of the band Martin Fry felt that it was time to develop a proper follow-up to the album. He wrote over 40 songs for the album with various guest writers and recorded the album with himself and Gary Stevenson producing.
Tracklist: 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). 4. Tears Are Not Enough. 6. The Look Of Love (Part One). 10.
ABC. Released June 21, 1982. The Lexicon of Love Tracklist.
Then came the much-anticipated album, The Lexicon of Love. Now, over two decades later, their definitive statement gets the deluxe reissue treatment. What a joy to hear this album again. It underpins just what a sharp band ABC were: witty, lyrical and very, very funky. Only Elvis Costello's Imperial Bedroom rivals this album for the smartest lyrics of 1982. And you can't dance to Elvis. Each track is a love affair in miniature: some are touching ("All of My Heart", "Show Me"), others a bitter invective at misplaced passion ("Many Happy Returns")
Fry and his crew of accomplices could have failed miserably trying to re-create the sound of Lexicon exactly, making it a stale nostalgic exercise that would have tarnished the original by association. Instead, they got at what makes it great - the over the top romanticism, the audacious vocals, and the widescreen melodies - and gave it a wiser, more thoughtful update
The Lexicon of Love stands as a landmark album in British pop. The synthetic Eighties' drum-thwaks and Chic-esque bass lines sound better now than ever. It gave disco a whole new vocabulary and helped pave the way for the dance movements of the late Eighties and Nineties. I hold in my hand three letters," announces Fry on "Alphabet Soup". Vitamin A, vitamin B and vitamin C". No prescription needed; no supplements required. The "Lexicon Of Love" is the critically acclaimed chart-topping debut album by British pop band ABC, released in 1982. It is a concept album in which the singer experiences heartache as he tries and fails to have a meaningful relationship. It was produced by Trevor Horn, engineered by Gary Langan, and featured orchestration by Anne Dudley and Fairlight CMI programming by .
Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Mark Lickley (tracks: A2, A4, B1, B5)
Keyboards, Orchestrated By
Synthesizer [Fairlight Programmer]
J. J. Jeczalik*
There are two different obi designs. The common, and first released, version has the large ABC logo with three stars in the background. The second has a circular sawblade shaped red label at the top promoting the appearance of the song "Valentine's Day" in a Honda commercial.
Performer:ABC Genre: Electronic / Rock / Pop Title: The Lexicon Of Love Country: UK Released: 1982 Style: Synth-pop, Pop Rock, New Wave, Disco MP3 version ZIP size: 1199 mb FLAC version RAR size: 1611 mb Rating: 4.2 Votes: 548 Other Formats: WAV DMF DTS MP4 VOC MOD VOX