UK No1 Album 35 years ago today: The Lexicon Of Love

The Lexicon of Love is the debut studio album by English new wave and synth-pop band ABC. It was originally released in June 1982, on the labels Neutron, Mercury and Vertigo. The album entered the UK Albums Chart at number-one and has been certified Platinum by the BPI. It features four UK Top 20 hit singles, including “Tears Are Not Enough”, “Poison Arrow”, “The Look of Love” and “All of My Heart”.

Though not a concept album, the album features repeated themes in which the singer experiences heartache as he tries and fails to have a meaningful relationship. A longform music video/film, Mantrap, featuring songs from the album was released in 1983.

The album was produced by Trevor Horn, engineered by Gary Langan and features orchestrations by Anne Dudley and Fairlight CMI programming by J. J. Jeczalik; Horn, Langan, Dudley and Jeczalik would later form the Art of Noise a year after the release of this album. [Wikipedia]

Listen to The Lexicon Of Love on Deezer.

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