w albums define a particular era as does The Lexicon Of Love. It’s embedded deep in the fabric of popular culture. Namechecked, referenced and, now, frequently in “best of all time” polls, the album opened up the 80s wide, in full, glorious Technicolor. In 1982, ABC became the toast of the world with this album. It also launched the production career of Trevor Horn. Like the greatest landmark albums, it has transcended its origins and is simply there, an ever-evolving testament to its marriage of youth, wit, creativity, technology, emotion, masterplan and happy accident.
LP - Half Speed Mastered at Abbey Road by Miles Showell. In new Gatefold sleeve with Abbey Road Obi strip and certificate of authenticity.
4LP - A commemoration of the album that kickstarted the 80s. With rare tracks and concert performances never before on vinyl, plus the original album half-speed mastered at Abbey Road by Miles Showell; a first time HD restoration on Blu-Ray of ABC’s feature film, Mantrap, plus a brand new Atmos and 5.1 surround mix of the album (individual and continuous mix) by Steven Wilsonplus notes from Martin Fry himself, and essay by Record Collector’s Daryl Easlea, this is a suitably sumptuous celebration of one of the most perfect pop albums ever.
Double-gatefold packaging including outtakes of the cover photo session by Gered Mankowitz.
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