A recording of ABC performing live in concert at the Hammersmith Odeon in November 1982 is available in the deluxe version of Lexicon Of Love together with other bonus tracks.
Songs On ABC Live At The Hammersmith Odeon 1982
Here are all the tracks available on the deluxe version of Lexicon Of Love. On it’s own, the studio album is an excellent example of lush pop. The live tracks start at #21.
1. Show Me
2. Poison Arrow
3. Many Happy Returns
4. Tears Are Not Enough
5. Valentine’s Day
6. Look Of Love
7. Date Stamp
8. All Of My Heart
9. 4 Ever 2 Gether
10. Look Of Love (Part 4)
12. Tears Are Not Enough (7 Inch)
13. Alphabet Soup (12″)
14. Theme From “Man Trap”
15. Poison Arrow (Jazz Mix)
16. Into The Valley Of The Heath Go (Lexicon Of Love Outtake 5/82)
17. Alphabet Soup (Bbc Swap Shop Version 11/29/81)
18. Tears Are Not Enough (Phonogram Demo 7/20/81)
19. Show Me (Phonogram Demo 7/20/81)
20. Surrender (Phonogram Demo 7/20/81)
21. Overture (Live)
22. Show Me (Live)
23. Many Happy Returns (Live)
24. Tears Are Not Enough (Live)
25. Date Stamp (Live)
26. Look Of Love (Live)
27. All Of My Heart (Live)
28. Valentine’s Day (Live)
29. 4 Ever 2 Gether (Live)
30. Alphabet Soup (Live)
31. Poison Arrow (Encore) (Live)
Lexicon of Love was one of the few new romantics albums that I liked at the time as there seemed a clear link between them and early 1980s Roxy Music.
It’s easy to imagine ABC as a studio band that relies on trickery to get this lush sound but the live tracks show that there were also very good live in concert.
I approve of the fact that the studio and live versions are combined because I’d be hard pressed to overlook the pop perfection of the studio album.
Buying ABC Live At The Hammersmith Odeon 1982 with the Deluxe Version of The Lexicon Of Love
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