A friend has exact same pressing with very same issue. The production style was dense and noisy, but frequently beautiful, and the group's emotional songs gave it a depth and coherence later Horn works, such as those of Yes ("Owner of a Lonely Heart") and Frankie Goes to Hollywood, would lack. Lyrically, the songs are all about the matters of the heart. Listen free to ABC – The Lexicon Of Love (Show Me, Poison Arrow and more). Leave feedback, The Lexicon of Love is the RIAA Gold-certified debut album by the British new wave band ABC, released in 1982 by Publisher Neutron in UK, Mercury in USA, and Vertigo for Canada and Europe. Many Happy Returns Lyrics. "Fry and company used the sound to create moving dancefloor epics like "Many Happy Returns," which, like most of the album's tracks, deserved to be a hit single. 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). 25 and No. It features four UK top 20 singles; "Tears Are Not Enough", "Poison Arrow", "The Look of Love" and "All of My Heart". 4. In many ways it should not work as everything is in the mix , synths, sound effects, acoustic and orchestra too, but it does. As nice as the deluxe editions are of the ABC catalogue, they are missing quite a lot of content, such as the extended versions of Tears Are Not Enough, The Look Of Love and Be Near Me to note. A new version of Last.fm is available, to keep everything running smoothly, please reload the site. The cover photo is by Gered Mankowitz.[3]. A longform music video/film, Mantrap, featuring songs from the album was released in 1983. (In the U.K., four were: "Tears Are Not Enough," "Poison Arrow," "The Look of Love," and "All of My Heart," the last three making the Top Ten; in the U.S., "The Look of Love" and "Poison Arrow" charted Top 40.) It is not a concept album, but features repeated themes in which the singer experiences heartache as he tries and fails to … The album reached No. The Lexicon of Love is an over-the-top concept, that includes the music (of course) but also the graphics of the album cover and 12” & 7” sleeves as well as the videos – and there one hour film by Julian Temple that sort of puts the whole theme in one package. [6], The album was a critical[citation needed] and commercial success. This marked the 30th anniversary of the album's release and once again featured Dudley as conductor, performing with the Southbank Sinfonia Orchestra. ABC's debut album combined the talents of the Sheffield, U.K.-based band, particularly lead singer Martin Fry, a fashion plate of a frontman with a Bryan Ferry fixation, and the inventive production style of former Buggles member Trevor Horn and his team of musicians, several of whom would go on to form the Art of Noise. The Lexicon of Love, an Album by ABC. 24 in the US charts. The Lexicon of Love was again performed live in its entirety on 18 December 2012 at Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Released 1 June 1982 on Vertigo (catalog no. There appears to … Genres: New Romantic, Synthpop. Why not make a deluxe edition of an album with ALL remixes!? Connect your Spotify account to your Last.fm account and scrobble everything you listen to, from any Spotify app on any device or platform. The Lexicon of Love was ABC's debut album. It was the fourth biggest selling album in the UK in 1982. Not a classic album from start to finish but enough quality tracks on the album to make it worth adding to your collection. 25 and No. "Most of the other people were writing about electric pylons. The Lexicon of Love was ABC's debut album. We wanted to hark back to Cole Porter and his ilk, but in a very modern way", Fry said. Fry and company used the sound to create moving dancefloor epics like "Many Happy Returns," which, like most of the album's tracks, deserved to be a hit single. Song after song supplies infectious hooks, and frontman Martin Fly does a fantastic job with his impassioned vocals. The scale, glamour, pomp was wider in ambition than any Roxy Music Album yet owed a debt to that idea that it didn't matter where you were from but where you were AT. The album was followed by a tour with the band extended to an 11-piece on stage, reaching Europe, USA and Japan. "[18], From contemporary reviews, Ken Tucker of The Philadelphia Inquirer gave the album a one star out of five rating stating that the album was "prissy dance music, light on the beat and heavy on the sort of maundering crooning that the effete English rock musicians frequently mistake for passion."[19].