ABC ‎– Abracadabra

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Tracklist

1 Love Conquers All 5:04
2 Unlock The Secrets Of Your Heart 4:54
3 Answered Prayer 6:05
4 Spellbound 4:15
5 Say It 4:21
6 Welcome To The Real World 4:02
7 Satori 2:58
8 All That Matters 4:29
9 This Must Be Magic 4:20
Bonus Tracks
10 What's Good About Goodbye 4:48
11 Love Conquers All (Boilerhouse Mix) 4:48
12 Love Conquers All (Morales Edit) 4:38
13 Say It (The Black Box Mix) 6:18
14 Say It (The Abracadabra Mix) 4:23

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CDPCS 7355, CDP 7968212 ABC Abracadabra(CD, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone CDPCS 7355, CDP 7968212 UK 1991 Sell This Version
64 7968211 ABC Abracadabra(LP, Album) Parlophone 64 7968211 Italy 1991 Sell This Version
CDP 7 96821 2 ABC Abracadabra(CD, Album, TP) EMI CDP 7 96821 2 UK 1991 Sell This Version
TCPCS 7355, 7968214 ABC Abracadabra(Cass, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone TCPCS 7355, 7968214 UK 1991 Sell This Version
072 79 6821 1 ABC Abracadabra(LP, Album) Parlophone 072 79 6821 1 Spain 1991 Sell This Version

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JDS1972

JDS1972

April 15, 2016

Just got this '4Worlds Media' version in the mail from the U.K. today. Nowhere does it say 'remastered', but it sounds slightly better than the 1991 MCA version I've had for the past 24 years. Track 13 is incorrectly labeled as "The Black Box Mix". It's not. On the 1991 MCA cd the final track is "Say It (Black Box Mix)" with a track time of 4:38. So, if that is, in fact, the actual 'black box mix', then I don't know what version is on this 4Worlds Media version. Also, the other reviewer here is correct that track 14 is exactly the same as track 5. That must have been an error on 4Worlds Media's part, and perhaps track 13 was supposed to be the 4:38 'black box mix' and track 14 was supposed to be the 6:18 version, labeled something other than 'black box mix'? Now I have to keep my 1991 MCA copy, thanks for that.

As for the music on this album, ABC's sixth, and final with Mark White, it is in a similar vein as 1989's "Up" club/house sound, just further refined and posh sounding. This would be it until 1997's "Skyscraping" which was just Fry, and it wasn't nearly as good. To me, "Abracadabra" was ABC's swansong. The end of their winning streak that started with "The Lexicon of Love" a decade earlier. I like the first six ABC albums "The Lexicon of Love" (1982), "Beauty Stab" (1983), "How To Be A...Zillionaire!" (1985), "Alphabet City" (1987), "Up" (1989) and "Abracadabra" (1991), but not their last two, 1997's Skyscraping" and 2008's "Traffic".
anfunny2003

anfunny2003

July 28, 2015
Tracks 5 and 14 are in fact the same. "The Abracadabra Mix" simply meant "The mix on the album called Abracadabra", which the compiler hasn't had the sense to realise.
Michael80

Michael80

December 31, 2014
Although not in the linear notes this version of Abracadabra seems to be remastered.