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2023 Albums Thing #004 - ABC “The Lexicon Of Love”

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Any conversation revolving around the subject of Greatest Debut Albums, in our opinion, has to include a consideration of this pop behemoth, it is quite simply stunning…yeah snigger if you like but we’re serious and it’s you that’s missing out.

It all starts with the songs and the songs here are sublime. Martin Fry’s lyrics hark back to another age, to the great songwriters of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s (think Cole Porter, Rodger’s and Hart) and are heartfelt and a little bit sarcy/clever, clever at the same time. Trevor Horn’s production is superb, mostly aimed straight at the dancefloor but also grandiose in the extreme on a ballad like “All Of My Heart”. Most of this production team would go on to ZTT Records and the production on Frankie’s “Welcome To The Pleasure Dome”.

We have four top 20 singles ("Tears Are Not Enough" (#19), "All of My Heart" (#5), "Poison Arrow" (#6) and "The Look of Love (Part One)" (#4)), the album went to number 1 in the UK and still sounds bloody fantastic 41 years after it’s original release.

Pure pop music in the extreme…if you never have, go on, give it a try

All Of My Heart - https://youtu.be/Lfph3043yZU

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