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Lexicon of Love (+6 Bonus Tracks)
Lexicon of Love (+6 Bonus Tracks)
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
 
Digitally remastered 1996 reissue on Mercury of their top 30debut, originally released for the label in 1982 and nowwith six bonus tracks: 'Tears Are Not Enough' (Demo),'Poison Arrow' (Jazz Re-mix), 'Look Of Love' (1990 Re...  more »

      
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Title: Lexicon of Love (+6 Bonus Tracks)
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: New Wave & Post-Punk, Europe, British Isles, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 731451494222

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Digitally remastered 1996 reissue on Mercury of their top 30debut, originally released for the label in 1982 and nowwith six bonus tracks: 'Tears Are Not Enough' (Demo),'Poison Arrow' (Jazz Re-mix), 'Look Of Love' (1990 Re-mix),'Alphabet Soup' (12' Mix),

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NEW WAVE, DISCO, DANCE, WHATEVER...IT'S JUST GOOD MUSIC!
Claude Bouchard Jr. | Frederick, MD | 02/07/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Who else but Martin Fry & Co. could produce "Disco" music with just the right amount of twists so that it survives for almost 20 years as "New Wave"? This is, simply put, *the* best album ABC ever released. For me, it sums up 1982 perfectly -- I was in college, I had just bought an unbelievably clever new product by Sony called a "Walkman", and I listened to this album everywhere I went. But memories aside, every track is a winner: the music is lively, the vocals are expressive and passionate, the lyrics are cleverly crafted, and the production is excellent. Some of my favorites are "Look Of Love" (of course), "Poison Arrow", and "Date Stamp". ABC would never again achieve this level of brilliance. Their next album, the truly awful "Beauty Stab", proved this without a doubt. There were a few moments of greatness in later releases such as the songs "Be Near Me", "How To Be A Millionaire", "The Night You Murdered Love", and a good portion of the "Up" album. But too many of the other tracks seemed like filler material and detracted from these particular gems as a whole. Rumors that ABC's been back in the studio have been floating around for a couple of years now. If it's true, let's hope they give us something that matches the excellence of "The Lexicon Of Love"."
An incredible effort
ziz | 05/29/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"too bad this was their first album as they were never able to pull it together quite as well.i learned more about the band's troubles afterwards, but when i first heard this album - shortly after it was released - i was torn between playing it over and over again and excited to hear what they would do next.the album comes close to a perfect one. each track smoothly moving into the next. the songs holding up as singles or as part of a greater work.hard to pick out a favorite song as they all have merit. i find myself humming many of the tunes. some personal faves include "date stamp", "tears are not enough", "the look of love". i realize as i type this, what a silly exercise this is - i may as well list the entire track list!"
Still Number one today
wayne K Macpherson | Malden, Ma. United States | 03/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this Cd when I first saw Look of Love on MTV. It was the first dance CD I ever bought. It was the first dance band that had real words to the songs. I have to say that it was the one to get me out of only listening to Led Zeppelin and the Doors back in the 80's and get me into New Wave and later industrial music. In all of my years I have owned and still own this in CD , Album and casette formats. It has to be my choice for my favorite Cd of all time. The production is flawless and done by Trevor Horn of the Buggles and Yes. If you like what you have heard of them you will love the whole CD. Not a bad song on it from start to finish. A CD like this comes out once in a life and I still listen to it now after all these years and hear new things in the songs and lyrics. My favorite song on the Cd is Date Stamp. If you like moody music like the Smiths you will like the Lyrics. If you like Dance you will like the smart Disco and Strings. It is a must if you have just been in love and dumped. There is something on this Cd for everyone. Trust me its my favorite CD all time ."