Posted by DjPaulT on 17th February 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).
The Look Of Love (Part One) 3:28
The Look Of Love (Part Two) 3:44
The Look Of Love (Part Three) 4:16
The Look Of Love (Part Four) 0:56
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
|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|
Label: Neutron Records – NTX 103
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Credits: Arranged By [Strings] – Anne Dudley
Engineer – Gary Langan
Other [Sleeve Notes] – Martin Fry
Producer – Trevor Horn
Written By, Performer – ABC
Part One from the forthcoming long player “The Lexicon Of Love”
Mastered at Townhouse.
Find The 12″ On DISCOGS
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
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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