ABC - The Lexicon of Love II mp3 album

ABC - The Lexicon of Love II mp3 album
Contemporary Pop/Rock
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    The Lexicon of Love II
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    Contemporary Pop/Rock
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    Angel Studios
ABC - The Lexicon of Love II mp3 album

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    1979 mb
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    1720 mb
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Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 The Flames of Desire Martin Fry / Charlie Mole / Marcus Vere ABC feat: Martin Fry 4:27
2 Viva Love Martin Fry / Charlie Mole / Marcus Vere ABC feat: Martin Fry 4:14
3 Ten Below Zero Martin Fry / Charlie Mole / Marcus Vere ABC feat: Martin Fry 3:58
4 Confessions of a Fool Martin Fry / Rob Fusari ABC feat: Martin Fry 3:55
5 Singer Not the Song Martin Fry / Rob Fusari ABC feat: Martin Fry 4:10
6 The Ship of the Seasick Sailor Martin Fry / Rob Fusari ABC feat: Martin Fry 4:41
7 Kiss Me Goodbye Martin Fry / Charlie Mole / Marcus Vere ABC feat: Martin Fry 4:52
8 I Believe in Love Martin Fry / Matt Rowe ABC feat: Martin Fry 4:42
9 The Love Inside the Love Anne Dudley / Martin Fry ABC feat: Martin Fry 4:12
10 Brighter Than the Sun Anne Dudley / Martin Fry ABC feat: Martin Fry 5:13
11 Viva Love (Reprise) Martin Fry / Charlie Mole / Marcus Vere ABC feat: Martin Fry 0:55


ABC - Primary Artist
Matt Backer - Guitar
Richard Barrett - Guitar
Vinzenz Benjamin - Bass
Richard Brook - Drums
Anne Dudley - Arranger, Composer, Conductor, Keyboards, Piano
Gina Foster - Vocals (Background)
Martin Fry - Composer, Executive Producer, Primary Artist
Rob Fusari - Composer, Keyboards, Programming
Peter Gordeno - Keyboards, Programming
Carol Kenyon - Vocals (Background)
Henrik Knudsen - Photography
London Chamber Orchestra - Orchestra
Mat Maitland - Art Direction
Charlie Mole - Composer
Matt Rowe - Composer
Stephen Darrell Smith - Piano
Gary Stevenson - Producer
Marcus Vere - Composer
Dave West - Keyboards, Programming

Nice recaptured feeling of the first album. Some good songs here, especially Viva Love and Kiss Me Goodbye. Martin Frys voice ( always top notch in my opinion) sounds great in the dramatic setting with swirling orchestration. Not just a nostalgic exercise, it has legs of its own. Nice!
In the 80s, ABC established itself as one of the very finest New Romantic bands to happen upon the New Wave scene. Gorgeously produced, the Lexicon of Love LP remains a timeless classic well into the 21st century. Martin Frye along with Anne Dudley and Trevor Horn demonstrated the musical prowess coming out of the UK and the music world is all the better for it. Skip to present day, and now we have The Lexicon of Love II... Frye still out front and, again, joined by the hugely talented Anne Dudley as they attempt to perpetuate the New Romantic success lavished upon the initial release. As a fan, I, of course, love this LOLII iteration. But, my subjective passion is not blinded to the fact that what was does not equate to the here and now as times have obviously changed, people have aged and the ‘80s New Wave movement in modern music has long since passed. Here’s my suggestion: I bought my copy for cheap. I treasure it because it provides a beautiful conduit to the way back of my memories and, frankly, it’s a pretty record. If you are unfamiliar with ABC, seek first, The Lexicon Of Love. It is brilliant. For those of us familiar… Well, I suspect like me, you probably bought a copy and your heart strings soar at every orchestrated point of ABC Pop loveliness. Or, not. Tah!
Absolutely stunning. A great effort by Fry. 5 stars as there is no other "sentimental" album recorded recently by any other artist - that would come close to it. Fantastic lyrics and great melodies. Viva Love with its great music video is so well produced. Others included Ship of a Seasick sailor or Singer Not The Song with Confession of A Fool makes you want to listen to it again and again and again. The whole album is a must for those who loved Lexicon of Love One and for everyone who appreciates great elegant romantic pop.
As ABC's Martin Fry returns to the moment that shaped his career, one could argue that the 34 year gap would have dampened his romantic pop manifesto of both presentation and content. Not so, and as the original four piece has now whittled down to just the Sheffield singer, he seems as much in love with a love song as ever before. The much heralded return to the flagship pop album of 1982 sees a 2016 reflection that retains many of the musical elements, the luxurious orchestrations of carefully arranged strings and brass that unashamedly shows a dreamy, nostalgic view that attempts to be a logical extension of its predecessor. A welcome return by Anne Dudley adds the musical finesse to Fry's vocal, invigorating many to the "classic" pop status they aspire to. It may not be the epic landmark statement its older sibling achieved, however, it is broadly a successful update. Lyrically, Fry is never fearful of delivering a mouthful of schmaltz (gleefully ridiculed by the music hacks), but that was never the reason people liked his records. 1982's "The Lexicon Of Love" gave us the musical equivalent of a trip St. Tropez when all we'd experienced before it was Benidorm. Never had a broken heart felt so decadently earned. "Flames Of Desire" is as strong an opener as "Show Me" from the debut record and "Viva Love" is as panoramically robust as "Poison Arrow" or "The Look Of Love"."The Lexicon Of Love II" may not be 2016's most original gesture, but as revivals go, there's few that can match its musical depth and clarity. A fine return.
The perfect follow-up (37 years on) from the masterpiece of 1981/82. Lexicon Of Love 1 was one of a selection of classy, stylish and original albums in British music in the early 80's that could have been a collection of James Bond themes. In Lexicon Of Love 2, Martin Fry picks up where he left off with advantageous use of orchestral arrangements to appropriately execute feelings of love lost found and recovered in a new set of well-crafted pop songs. Any wonder the second installment amazingly sounds neither dated or rehashed but fresh and a welcome return to form. Viva Love is where it should be and matches Poison Arrow for excitement and drama. Thank heaven for artists like Martin Fry and ABC who with this record bring relief to the current trend of music dulled by wailing (would be Mariah Careys) and rapping (would be Salt and Peppas).
I don't know what people are hearing here, but this cannot be called Lexicon of Love II. What made the LoL so captivating was, not only Fry's lyrics and singing, but the production work of Trevor Horn. Horn had the ability, more than anyone else at the time, to add musical embellishments that were not present in the music at the time. Totally missing here. Remember the disappointment you felt with the second ABC album? This is like that.
I'm glad that this band has a new album, I just remember them with songs such as Poison arrow or The look of love. I think this was New wave!