ABC ‎– The Lexicon Of Love

Genre:
Pop
Style:
Year:
Notes:
Debut album, released in UK June 1982 on cassette and LP, and later in 1983 on CD.
4 singles were released in UK:
- Tears Are Not Enough (October 1981)
- Poison Arrow (February 1982)
- The Look Of Love (May 1982)
- All Of My Heart (August 1982)

Tracklist

Show Me
Poison Arrow
Many Happy Returns
Tears Are Not Enough
Valentine's Day
The Look Of Love (Part One)
Date Stamp
All Of My Heart
4 Ever 2 Gether
The Look Of Love (Part Four)

Versions (111)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
NTRS 1 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album) Neutron Records NTRS 1 UK 1982 Sell This Version
CRC 1A1 7517 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(8-Trk, Album, Club) Mercury CRC 1A1 7517 US 1982 Sell This Version
MCR-4-1-4059 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(Cass, Album) Mercury MCR-4-1-4059 US 1982 Sell This Version
VOG4-1-3316Y ABC The Lexicon Of Love(Cass, Album) Vertigo, Neutron Records VOG4-1-3316Y Canada 1982 Sell This Version
25PT-193 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(Cass, Album) Mercury 25PT-193 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
71 50 099 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(Cass, Album) Mercury 71 50 099 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
7150 099 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(Cass, Album) Vertigo 7150 099 France 1982 Sell This Version
MC STAR 5265 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(Cass, Album) Vertigo MC STAR 5265 South Africa 1982 Sell This Version
7150 099 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(Cass, Album) Mercury 7150 099 Australasia 1982 Sell This Version
7150 099 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(Cass, Album) Mercury 7150 099 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
7150 099 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(Cass, Album) Vertigo 7150 099 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
7150 099 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(Cass, Album) Vertigo 7150 099 Norway 1982 Sell This Version
822 890-4 M-1, MCR-4-1-4058 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(Cass, Album, 29) Mercury, Mercury 822 890-4 M-1, MCR-4-1-4058 US 1982 Sell This Version
NTRSC 1, ntrsc 1 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(Cass, Album, Bla) Neutron Records, Neutron Records NTRSC 1, ntrsc 1 UK 1982 Sell This Version
MCR-4-1-4059 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(Cass, Album, CRC) Mercury MCR-4-1-4059 US 1982 Sell This Version
NTRSC 1 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(Cass, Album, Cle) Neutron Records NTRSC 1 UK 1982 Sell This Version
NTRSC 1 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(Cass, Album, Gre) Neutron Records NTRSC 1 UK 1982 Sell This Version
IMD 8089 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(Cass, Album, Unofficial) IMD (2) IMD 8089 Saudi Arabia 1982 Sell This Version
UFO 4578 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(Cass, Album, Unofficial) UFO (4) UFO 4578 Singapore 1982 Sell This Version
8166 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(Cass, Album, Unofficial) 747 8166 Saudi Arabia 1982 Sell This Version
SA 124 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(Cass, Album, Unofficial) SA (3) SA 124 Indonesia 1982 Sell This Version
6359 099 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album) Vertigo 6359 099 Scandinavia 1982 Sell This Version
VOG-1-3316 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album) Vertigo, Neutron Records VOG-1-3316 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
6359 099 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album) Mercury 6359 099 Iceland 1982 Sell This Version
6359 099 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album) Vertigo 6359 099 Scandinavia 1982 Sell This Version
6359099 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album) Mercury 6359099 Colombia 1982 Sell This Version
STAR 5265 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album) Vertigo STAR 5265 South Africa 1982 Sell This Version
VOG-1-3316 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album) Vertigo, Neutron Records VOG-1-3316 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
6359 099 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album) Mercury 6359 099 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
25PP-61 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album) Mercury 25PP-61 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
6359 099, 6359099 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album) Mercury, Mercury 6359 099, 6359099 Greece 1982 Sell This Version
6359 099 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album) Vertigo 6359 099 France 1982 Sell This Version
6359 099 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album) Polygram Discos SARL 6359 099 Portugal 1982 Sell This Version
6359 099 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album) Mercury 6359 099 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
6359 099 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album) Mercury 6359 099 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
NTRS 1 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album) Philips NTRS 1 Ireland 1982 Sell This Version
MC 7150 099, 6359 099, 2221349 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album) Mercury, Mercury, PGP RTB MC 7150 099, 6359 099, 2221349 Yugoslavia 1982 Sell This Version
6359 099 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album) Mercury 6359 099 Hong Kong 1982 Sell This Version
6359 099 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album) Vertigo 6359 099 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
90.026 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album) Mercury 90.026 Venezuela 1982 Sell This Version
6359 099 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album) Mercury 6359 099 Mexico 1982 Sell This Version
6359 099 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album) Mercury 6359 099 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
VOG-1-3316 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album) Vertigo, Neutron Records VOG-1-3316 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
6359 099 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album) Mercury 6359 099 Brazil 1982 Sell This Version
VOG-1-3316 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album) Vertigo, Neutron Records VOG-1-3316 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
63 59 099 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album) Mercury 63 59 099 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
SRM-1-4059 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album, 26) Mercury SRM-1-4059 US 1982 Sell This Version
SRM-1-4059 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album, 26) Mercury SRM-1-4059 US 1982 Sell This Version
SRM-1-4059, 6359 099 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album, Bla) Mercury, Mercury SRM-1-4059, 6359 099 US 1982 Sell This Version
SRM-1-4059, 422-822 890-1 M-1, 6359 099 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album, Bla) Mercury, Mercury, Mercury SRM-1-4059, 422-822 890-1 M-1, 6359 099 US 1982 Sell This Version
SRM-1-4059 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album, Club) Mercury SRM-1-4059 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
SRM-1-4059 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album, Club) Mercury SRM-1-4059 US 1982 Sell This Version
SRM-1-4059 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album, Club, CRC) Mercury SRM-1-4059 US 1982 Sell This Version
SRM-1-4059 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album, Hau) Mercury SRM-1-4059 US 1982 Sell This Version
SRM-1-4059 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album, Hau) Mercury SRM-1-4059 US 1982 Sell This Version
VOG-1-3316 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album, Mis) Vertigo, Neutron Records VOG-1-3316 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
25PP-61 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album, Promo) Mercury 25PP-61 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
SRM-1-4059, Intl. # 6359 099 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album, RE, Bla) Mercury, Mercury SRM-1-4059, Intl. # 6359 099 US 1982 Sell This Version
SMR-1 4059 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album, TP) Mercury Records SMR-1 4059 US 1982 Sell This Version
NTRS 1 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album, W/Lbl) Neutron Records NTRS 1 UK 1982 Sell This Version
7808 ABC Lexico De Amor = The Lexicon Of Love(Cass, Album) Mercury 7808 Argentina 1983 Sell This Version
6108 ABC Lexico De Amor = The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album) Mercury 6108 Argentina 1983 Sell This Version
810 003-2 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(CD, Album) Mercury, Phonogram 810 003-2 UK, Europe & US 1983 Sell This Version
6359 099 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album) Vertigo 6359 099 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
32PD-90, 810 003-2 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(CD, Album, RE) Mercury, Mercury, Phonogram 32PD-90, 810 003-2 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
810 003-2 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(CD, Album, RE) Mercury 810 003-2 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
810 003-2 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(CD, Album, RE) Mercury, Phonogram 810 003-2 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
810 003-2 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(CD, Album, RE) Mercury 810 003-2 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
810 003-2 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(CD, Album, RE) Mercury 810 003-2 UK, Europe & US 1986 Sell This Version
810 003-2 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(CD, Album, RE) Mercury 810 003-2 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
810 003-2 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(CD, Album, RE) Mercury 810 003-2 US 1986 Sell This Version
810 003-2 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(CD, Album, RE) Mercury 810 003-2 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
810 003-2 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(CD, Album, RE, PDO) Mercury 810 003-2 US 1986 Sell This Version
PHCR-6045 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(CD, Album, RE) Mercury PHCR-6045 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
PHCR-4284 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury PHCR-4284 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
514 942-2 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury 514 942-2 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
514 942-2 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury 514 942-2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
514 942-2 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury 514 942-2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
514 942-2 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury 514 942-2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
PHCR-12519 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(CD, Album, RE) Mercury PHCR-12519 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
538 250-2 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury, Neutron Records 538 250-2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
9824373 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(2xCD, Album, Comp, Dlx, RE, RM, Dig) Neutron Records, Mercury 9824373 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
0600753271063 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(2xCD, Album, Comp, Dlx, RE, RM, Jew) Mercury 0600753271063 UK 2012 Sell This Version
UICY-75607/8 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(2xCD, Album, Comp, Dlx, RE, RM, SHM) Mercury UICY-75607/8 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
378 941-8, 0602537894185 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album, RE, 180) Neutron Records, Universal Music Group International 378 941-8, 0602537894185 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
UICY-77560 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(CD, Album, RE) Mercury UICY-77560 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
810 003-2 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(CD, Album) Mercury 810 003-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
810 003-2 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(CD, Album) Mercury, Phonogram 810 003-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
810 003-2 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(CD, Album) Mercury 810 003-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
810 003-2 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(CD, Album) Mercury 810 003-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
810 003-2 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(CD, Album) Mercury, Phonogram 810 003-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
810 003-2 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(CD, Album) Mercury, Phonogram 810 003-2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
P2 10003, 746990T ABC The Lexicon Of Love(CD, Album, Club) Mercury, Mercury P2 10003, 746990T Canada Unknown Sell This Version
810 003-2 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(CD, Album, RE) Phonogram 810 003-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
810 003-2 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(CD, Album, RE) Mercury 810 003-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
538 250-2 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury, Neutron Records 538 250-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
314 538 250-2 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury 314 538 250-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
538 250-2 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury, Neutron Records 538 250-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
314 538 250-2 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Mercury 314 538 250-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
538 250-2 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Mercury, Neutron Records 538 250-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
538 250-2 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Mercury, Neutron Records 538 250-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
314 538 250-2 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Mercury 314 538 250-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
810 003-2 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(CD, Album, RP) Mercury 810 003-2 France Unknown Sell This Version
none ABC The Lexicon Of Love(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
822 890 4, 422 822 890-4 M-1 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(Cass, Album, RE) Mercury, Mercury 822 890 4, 422 822 890-4 M-1 US Unknown Sell This Version
1319 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Concorde (8) 1319 Unknown Sell This Version
EN-3110 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Thomsun Original, Thomsun Electronics EN-3110 Saudi Arabia Unknown Sell This Version
LPR 19065, 6359 099 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album) Mercury, Mercury LPR 19065, 6359 099 Mexico Unknown Sell This Version
6359 099, 6359 999 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album) Mercury, Phonokol 6359 099, 6359 999 Israel Unknown Sell This Version
6359099 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album, Ltd, TP) Mercury 6359099 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
822 890-1, 422-822-890-1 M1 ABC The Lexicon Of Love(LP, Album, RP, Spe) Mercury, Mercury 822 890-1, 422-822-890-1 M1 US Unknown Sell This Version

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XETSOF

XETSOF

January 19, 2021
referencing The Lexicon Of Love, LP, Album, RE, 180, 378 941-8, 0602537894185

Was highly dubious whether I would blow my money - the Back 2 Black series are all over the place, but this is a spectacular pressing. Great dynamics, slightly noisy vinyl - no ticks and pops, overall a great purchase.
curtorzabal81

curtorzabal81

November 7, 2020
edited 4 months ago
referencing The Lexicon Of Love, LP, Album, 6359 099

German pressing is horrible. Heavy sibilance throughout and highs poorly defined...worst record I've played in a long time. A friend has exact same pressing with very same issue. UK is probably best bet.
XETSOF

XETSOF

June 5, 2020
edited about 1 month ago
referencing The Lexicon Of Love, LP, Album, 25PP-61

Japan pressing is a piece of junk. Japan pressings are normally outstanding - something went very wrong with this release. Notes detail the lacquer was cut in Japan which may explain what went wrong. Atrocious sound quality.
Expansive09

Expansive09

May 11, 2020
referencing The Lexicon Of Love, LP, Album, NTRS 1
80s synth pop gold. This was and still is a high point in this listeners ears of pure elegant electronic pop with a mix of acoustic instrumentation. The string arrangements, Fry's vocals and the perfectly melange of electronics into the mix leaves one to wonder how they managed to top the Lexicon. Truth is that was a peak never to be traversed again. When the bar is this high topping your massive accomplishment is a swim against the tsunami. Seriously the remastered ver is top notch and a reason why the 1980s was the last true era of great pop music hands down!
djphineart

djphineart

April 13, 2020
referencing The Lexicon Of Love, LP, Album, NTRS 1
Right up there with any classic Album - This was early 80's Club / New romantic's Zenith made by the sons of welders from Sheffield. 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. Horns's production is SO SO over the top but as said below the placing of everything in the mix is astounding. 80's Pop's finest hour. Played the album start to finish back in the day and occasional spin it today but has to be consumed as one sitting.
daviddgrant

daviddgrant

January 9, 2020
referencing The Lexicon Of Love, LP, Album, 6359 099

Classic 80's album with some true vintage 80's pop. Poison Arrow, The Look of Love absolutely brilliant. Not a classic album from start to finish but enough quality tracks on the album to make it worth adding to your collection.
Macbyrd

Macbyrd

February 24, 2019
referencing The Lexicon Of Love, LP, Album, 6359 099
My LP is stamped:
Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped): 6359 099 1Y 320 1 E
Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped): 6359 099 2Y 320 1 F
curtisryan9

curtisryan9

November 30, 2018
referencing The Lexicon Of Love, LP, Album, NTRS 1
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. Why do this? Why not make a deluxe edition of an album with ALL remixes!?
2112adrian

2112adrian

July 30, 2018
referencing The Lexicon Of Love, LP, Album, NTRS 1

Well , great song writing, great musicianship, great production. In many ways it should not work as everything is in the mix , synths, sound effects, acoustic and orchestra too, but it does.

What I find is amazing is the skill in keeping every element within each song in its own tonal and acoustic space. The album should be crowded and ‘ closed in ‘ with this much content, when there are cresendo’s the sound just gets bigger , not compressed .

Great production from TH and sublime orchestration from AD help here, shouldn’t forget Martin Fry , great Vocalist and Songwriter too.

This album can be picked up for small money, the UK 1st is a great pressing, possibly worth a few pounds, but a great find. Enjoy
dclesley

dclesley

July 31, 2017
edited over 4 years ago
referencing The Lexicon Of Love, LP, Album, Bla, SRM-1-4059, 6359 099
I also have this release with the "skyscraper" label. The runout etching is the same as indicated above. Front cover has SRM-1-4059 in upper right corner above Mercury logo. In the lower left corner of the back corner, it shows SRM-1-4059 above '(6359 099)' which is above the Mercury logo.