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Saturday, 10 April 2010

ABC - The Look Of Love

'The Look of Love' is a song recorded by ABC in 1982, included on their debut album, The Lexicon of Love.

Released as a single and as a 12" remix, the single 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".

A music video for the song featured the band's members at a carnival, taped on a soundstage. The video vaguely pays homage to Gene Kelly's Ballet sequence from An American in Paris.

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 (though did not officially re-release the song) in 1985.

A new remix of the song by Paul O'Duffy was officially released in 1990, without participation or approval from the band's members. Subsequent years have brought numerous re-releases of The Lexicon of Love and several hits collections, yet oddly enough on the frequent occasions when a remix of 'The Look of Love' is included, it is almost always the 1990 O'Duffy retread, and not the classic, chart-topping 1982 Trevor Horn original.

The US B-side, entitled 'Theme From Mantrap', was an alternate version of 'Poison Arrow'.

In 2009 Virgin Trains used the song to front an advertising campaign to promote its services.

In 2009, the song was performed by the cast in a full song and dance number on the U.S. CW TV serial drama series Valentine, as part of the plot in which the goddess Aphrodite makes a love match at a karaoke bar.

In 2009, Payless used the song to promote holiday sales of shoewear.

Click the link below to download the following:
Parts 1 and 2
Part 3
Part 4
7up Extended mix
Disconet Mix
DJ Ozyboy Mix
Dream Time Mix
Part 1 1990 mix
Part 1 - Album Version
Tackmaster Millennium Mix
Live at Hammersmith Odeon 1982
Live in Musikhalle Hamburg 1983
US Remix
1990 Remix
Ocean Blue - 1990 B-Side


ABC - The Look Of Love

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