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ABC – The Look Of Love (Parts One, Two, Three & Four) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on February 17th, 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

BTG week of LOVE!

“The Look of Love” is a song recorded by ABC in 1981, included on their debut album, The Lexicon of Love.

Released as a single and as a 12″ remix, it went to number one on the Billboard Dance/Disco chart as well as the Canadian pop singles chart. It was their biggest hit in the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number 4, and was a Top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S., peaking at number 18.

The single consists of four parts, referred to as “Parts One, Two, Three and Four”. Part One is the standard album version, Part Two is an instrumental version, Part Three is a vocal remix and Part Four is a short acoustic instrumental part of the song, containing strings and horns, as well as occasional harp plucks and xylophone. A different remix version by producer Trevor Horn appeared on the 1982 U.S. 12″.

The ’82 U.S. Extended Remix was not widely available after its initial release, but the track remained much in demand by club DJs and fans alike, and copies of the original 12″ version fetched high prices. When Neutron (the band’s UK label) discovered this, they issued a limited edition re-pressing of the Horn remix in 1985 (though they did not officially re-release the song).

SIDE A:
The Look Of Love (Part One) 3:28
The Look Of Love (Part Two) 3:44

SIDE B:
The Look Of Love (Part Three) 4:16
The Look Of Love (Part Four) 0:56

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 The Look Of Love U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #18
1982 The Look Of Love U.S. Billboard Hot dance Club Play #1
1982 The Look Of Love U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks #32

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Neutron Records – NTX 103
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Arranged By [Strings] – Anne Dudley
Engineer – Gary Langan
Other [Sleeve Notes] – Martin Fry
Producer – Trevor Horn
Written By, Performer – ABC

NOTES:
Part One from the forthcoming long player “The Lexicon Of Love”
Mastered at Townhouse.

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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36 Responses to “ABC – The Look Of Love (Parts One, Two, Three & Four) (UK 12″)”

  1. Fred Says:

    File Not Found when clicking on FLAC 🙁

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Was in such a hurry to get this posted I put them in the wrong folder. Thaey are all working now. Thanks for letting me know Fred 🙂

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  2. Fred Says:

    still not working 🙁

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Works fine for me. Maybe you need to refresh your browser.

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    Fred Reply:

    you beat me to the reply…it’s not simply a refresh…had to reset some other stuff in Firefox…too bad a “refresh” is not what it used to be 10 years ago. 🙂 FLAC is working for me now.

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  3. Piotrvladimir Says:

    It’s working and it’s so pleasurable to lesson those tunes with such a nice quality.
    The back sleeve is very funny.
    Thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Piotrvladimir. I thought it was amusing too 🙂

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  4. Darren Says:

    Neither the FLAC nor MP3 links work for me, only the 24-bit FLAC one but that’s not the one I want. 🙁

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I have tried three different browsers and they all work for me.

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    Darren Reply:

    It seems to be an issue with Firefox 10.02 as only the FLAC 24-bit link works on that. I’ve just tried Chrome and the MP3 link works with that.

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    woz Reply:

    I’ve had tons of minor yet annoying issues with FF 10.x so I wound back to FF 3.6 and all has been well since then. Just an FYI in case anyone cares 😉

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  5. antbee Says:

    Thank you, Paul! Will you do Poison Arrow next or soon, please?

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  6. mitchgobears Says:

    In the mp3 version tow of the files are labeled (part one). If I use the song time to figure out which is which, I get a different order than they are numbered for the EP. Whish is it?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Corrected the problem and re-uploaded the files if you want to download it again. Sorry about the mistake.

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  7. woz Says:

    Honestly, one of the best songs of the entire decade.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I have to agree with you Woz!

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  8. omar Says:

    I love ABC. All their singles were great. Paul do u have the 7″ edit of The Night You Murdered Love which clocks in at 4.09 min. ? Thanks

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar I will have to check on that single.

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  9. Stefano Says:

    Excellent track, I love the clean tight production and the amazing string section. The instrumental version (part 2) still gives me goosepumps, even after 30 years.

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  10. Tim Says:

    I’d be overjoyed to see all four singles from the album done here, just because I love the sleeves with Martin’s notes on them and you do such a good job with the scanning of the sleeves, front and back. The attention to detail like this is really appreciated. I have the tour program from their 1982/3 US tour and the theme seen on the single art is similar.

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  11. Yog Says:

    Hey Paul,

    Last few songs all have the word LOVE in them , is there a hint in that ?? 😉

    PS – I LOVE this song lol

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  12. JohanErikson Says:

    Many many thanks for this. This perid of ABC was so good. Perhaps you know: The US remix that you mention, is that the one running to over 8.30 in length, or was that an even later remix?

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  13. ABC Michael Says:

    Hi there,

    check out the new ABC Martin Fry fansite

    http://www.abcmartinfry.de

    thanks

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  14. Matt Says:

    I never did get this one when it was first around. Thanks for posting.

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  15. Jermajesty Says:

    Thank you.

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  16. andre Says:

    wow…I had i as vinyl…and lost it! nice to have it back…thanks :-))) andre

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  17. Johan Says:

    The 24bit rar archive seems corrupt, i get an error on extraction (crc error).

    Johan

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I have fixed the links they should all be working properly now. You may need to refresh your browser.

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  18. Jason63 Says:

    Hi Paul. I’m getting the same error when I extract the file.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I have fixed the links they should all be working properly now. You may need to refresh your browser.

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  19. KamaSitar Says:

    Same error with the 24bit file. Any chance of a re-up?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I have fixed the links they should all be working properly now. You may need to refresh your browser.

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  20. Jason63 Says:

    Thanks Paul. Works fine now. Can retire another old 12″.

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  21. negative1 Says:

    i can’t download any of them,

    it keeps asking me for a user, and password.

    i know the password, but not the user.

    thanks.

    later
    -1

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  22. Junior Says:

    One of my fave ABC singles.

    Thanks for your superb rips 🙂

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  23. Maverick Says:

    Hi! Please fix this post… Apparently cannot be downloaded… Thnx in advance… And great work!

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