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Lexicon Of Love

ABC
15 Nov 2004 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 15 Nov 2004
  • Release Date: 15 Nov 2004
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)
  • Copyright: (C) 2004 Universal Music Operations
  • Record Company Required Metadata: Music file metadata contains unique purchase identifier. Learn more.
  • Total Length: 2:27:05
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  • ASIN: B003TWGDHA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 58,622 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By D. A. Vall-lloveras on 21 Nov 2004
Format: Audio CD
In a world of monochromatic rap crap and pseudo soul wannabe's, this expanded edition reissue of ABC's debut album, "The Lexicon of Love", is proof that well crafted pop music never goes out of style.
Originally released in 1982 (and it is hard to believe that it has been 22-plus years old since its release!), this album is an almost perfect marriage of melody, strong arrangements and clever lyrics. Even the non-singles like "Show Me", "Date Stamp" and "Valentines Day" are just as memorable as "Poison Arrow", "The Look Of Love" or the hauntingly beautiful "All Of My Heart."
There are 12" mixes, outtakes, demos and a live performance of the album from 1982 as bonuses. However, the biggest bonus may be in the wonderful remastering job. The heavily compressed sound of previous incarnations is now gone. Dynamics now sound and feel much fuller and more natural and the rich textures and nuances in the arrangements are much clearer.
Well worth it, even if you already have an older CD version. release.
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60 of 68 people found the following review helpful By S. B. Singleton on 9 Jun 2005
Format: Audio CD
one of the greatest albums ever made .. and i should know . i helped make it .. the guy who compiled this deluxe edition of lexicon contacted me and asked for my help , which i offered .(being a founder member of the band ). i heard nothing until the version you see here became available .the live tracks , rare mixes ,out takes and photographs /memorabilia i have in my collection are far superior to what ended up on this "deluxe" vesion . so unfortunately you won't get to hear the working demos .or the original demos that we recorded before signing our recording deal with phonogram . "do as i say " "boomerang " "surrender " or my rough mixes that are ten times more enlightening then the awful phonogram demos of "tears" , "show me" and "surrender" .mixes such as the original mix of "poison arrow" . "all of my heart" pre strings . "4ever - 2gether" pre voice .. the oddity "into the valley of the heathen go" is fun i played it once and had a laugh . we often recorded songs made up on the spot . martin was brilliant when it came to add libbing and finding the words as if from air .. we would record country and western tunes , "dependent on the mule" , "hard drivin man" being a couple that spring to mind . and 1960's take offs such as "man i go wig ! (when i see those girls )" we recorded a concert in boston usa in a small club in december 1982 .. and the band were on fire that night, definately the best live recording we did . . i find the hammersmith reditions rather tame .i felt the band and martin were much better in a smaller more intimate surrounding . plus the hammersmith show was being filmed for the movie mantrap so we were limited in just what we could do that night ... it would have been nice to include the look of love parts 2 and 3 , found on the 12"maxi single .Read more ›
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By T. Norton on 21 Dec 2004
Format: Audio CD
Before I even knew what a "trevor horn" was, i was in awe of this album and Frankie's "Pleasuredome" within the same year. "Lexicon" set the standard for my pop/rock ears. It was truly the very first album i would obsessively listen to over and over without skipping a single track and all the while wondering "Why aren't all albums made this way??". Later, I would discover "Avalon" by Roxy Music (which actually came first, but not to my ears). ABC's original killer lineup (Fry, White, Singleton, Lickley, and, most of all, Palmer) had hammered out (with Horn) the ulitmate distillation of what HAD been great 70*s music to form the pinnacle of New Romanticism for the 80*s.
The songs are an endless stream of witty couplets, like Satan himself had possesed your average dictionary of qoutations and was using it to sing the evils of love! The lowbrow take on highbrow lyricism all the while laughs at it's own haughty pretension, and Fry's ever-straining (though succeeding!) vocal delivery is emotive and leavening all at once! Tessa Niles (then Webb) made her mark as the angel of the New Romantic bands with her cameo parts here. Duran Duran would allude to her spots on Lexicon with their "Come Undone" single (that record seeming to mourn a bygone era).
Trevor Horn (I know what one is now!) assembled the core army that would march forth as ZTT (and the before-mentioned Frankie) around this effort, and the collective genius of all concerned, coupled with an exacting attention to recorded sonics (predicting the digital era to come...) would rise to heights unimagined. This record is every bit as engaging and lofty as any classical symphony or suite. Horn even managed to "tart up' and incorporate a track produced by someone else (Steve Brown on "Tears Are Not Enough") seemlessly.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By LXIX TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 11 Jun 2010
Format: Audio CD
It's common to hear a lot of hyperbole about old albums that provided part of a soundtrack to a particular point in time and 'Lexicon of Love' falls into that category - early 80's, New Romantics, gold suits ... and all that. However, forget the nostalgia - this album really is a masterpiece. Still sounding fresh, Trevor Horn's fingerprints are all over these tracks and almost 30 years later, it's safe to say that he excelled here.

ABC's early work is a clever fusion of orchestration, complex driving basslines, the occasional trumpet and of course, intelligentsia lyrics (for example, there aren't many pop songs that contain lines such as "the law of diminishing returns" and "a mathematical equation won't describe my liaison").

On a personal level, I hadn't heard some of the album tracks here for a long time, but when I did I was once again reminded of the confused schoolboy who was struggling with exam revision and wondering where I fitted into the world (I guess I still do to an extent but that's another story).

As for the product, well you're now getting a glorious double album here (the Deluxe Edition). CD2 features 3 demo versions from 1981 (yes, they are raw, but that's what we expect from demo tapes) and 11 live tracks from a Hammersmith Odeon gig in 1982 (when the band were at their commercial peak). Altogether you're getting 31 tracks here so it's outstanding value and well worth the extra few quid compared to the standard album.
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