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ABC – The Look Of Love (USA Remix) (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 23rd, 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

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“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”. 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 (USA Remix – Dub Version) 7:37

SIDE B:
The Look Of Love (Part 3 – Dance Version) 4:17

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

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: Mercury ‎– MDS-4023, Mercury ‎– Intl. #6400 751
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop, New Wave

CREDITS:
Producer – Trevor Horn
Written-By – ABC

NOTES:
From the album “THE LEXICON OF LOVE”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube:
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard:
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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Password: burningtheground

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23 Responses to “ABC – The Look Of Love (USA Remix) (US 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    YOU ARE A GOD!!! Whoa, DjPaulT, I am utterly flabbergasted by this post. You know, I have been searching and searching for this version on compilations for years and have really given up hope. This mix really started me on my love and obsession with dub versions for all their tricked-out glory!! Soon after this, it was Soft Cell’s “Tainted Dub” all the Martin Rushent craziness of his productions and of course, the Arthur Baker/John Robie and Latin Rascal mayhem that came a couple of years later. I CAN NOT THANK YOU ENOUGH for all that you do. I can’t wait to hear this. I remember, back in the early days of me making mix tapes, I included this song, Kraftwerk’s “Numbers”, Yazoo’s “Situation”, and “Do What You Wanna Do” by The Cage featuring Nona Hendryx along with other things I can’t really remember. Oh Wow, what a FLASHBACK FRENZY you’ve provided me Paul. This past week has been a real trip with sonic souvenirs from my younger days. Gosh, all that you do Paul. I could well-up and cry over the emotion of it all. You are amazing in every way!! Have an incredible weekend!!

    Extremely Touched,

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jeff. This really is such a cool mix that I don’t think many are aware of I think it’s the best one actually. Hope others will chime in and share the excitement. Have a great weekend. 🙂

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    Ziv Reply:

    This mix do exists on many compilations. Somehow it called “1990 USA remix”…
    Most of the time you can find the 5:40 edit of it but the full 7:37 mix also available including on the ABC own remix compilation CD.

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    Ziv Reply:

    You can find it also here:
    https://www.discogs.com/ABC-The-Remix-Collection/master/766513

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yeah I have that “Remix Collection” CD and it sounds pretty bad.

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    Ziv Reply:

    Yes. Thanks for your rip. It sounds very good as always.

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  2. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul once again for these new wave classics.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar have a nice weekend 🙂

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  3. NKelly Says:

    Wow! Never knew about this. Many thanks, Paul and have an awesome weekend. See you Monday!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Have a great weekend Neil 🙂

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  4. Rafael Cova Says:

    wooow THANKS Paul, I love “The Look Of Love (USA Remix – Dub Version)” Amazing, please post the song ‘Poison Arrow? Pleaseeeeeee

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Rafael I will see what I can do for you 🙂

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    Rafael Cova Reply:

    Thank, You’re so nice!!!!!

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  5. josmon Says:

    Great post, Paul! FYI, this mix is also known as “Part 5”, and it appeared on the “Absolutely” and “Look of love – The Very Best of ABC” compilations, albeit edited.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you josmon for the info 🙂

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  6. Junior Says:

    I adore this group and this is probably my favourite single from the album. So cool to hear your superb sounding rip.

    Thanks Paul 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Junior 🙂

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  7. Dana Says:

    So EXCITED!!! Been searching for a quality version of this forever. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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  8. Joey Says:

    This is a really fun mix. I remember the excitement I felt when I found this one on 12″ and still feel excitement at seeing it being posted here. Again, another amazing selection this week. Closest thing to listening to a favorite radio station hoping to hear the DJ play another great song. Thank you.

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  9. opoder Says:

    Thank you

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  10. Jonathan Says:

    Hi Paul

    This makes me feel very nostalgic as ABC were a local band for me growing up and my school friends and I all sought this out. I still have my copy of the UK issue, which had the same mix on both sides (which came out in 1982, not 1985 – or isn’t that what you meant?). David Palmer, the drummer, had been a few years above me in junior school and I still remember him standing at the front of the school assembly playing his snare drum. I guess he was always destined to be a drummer!

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  11. Ahmed Says:

    One of my best ever .. also this Dub version I conseder it one of the best dub version for all time

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  12. negative1 Says:

    i love abc, and have almost everything they did.

    but this dub is a subpar version. if there were an actual remix
    with more vocals i would have liked it better.

    check out this DMC remix, it’s very well done:
    ABC – The Look Of Love (The Kitchen Sink Drama Mix) DMC Remix By (Steve Anderson & Jimmy Gomez)

    later
    -1

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