Loves A Dangerous Language - ABC - Beauty Stab (CD, Album)

Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. The cover photography was by Gered Mankowitz. On release, the album was received negatively by the majority of music critics.

In a article, music journalist Simon Reynolds listed Beauty Stab among "the great career-sabotage LPs in pop history". Martin Fry later stated that "we were eager to go in a totally different direction [to The Lexicon of Love ].

We didn't want to do a sequel. In retrospect, perhaps that is exactly what we should have done". It peaked at No. According to Bob Stanley of The Guardian , Beauty Stab was a drastic departure from The Lexicon of Love , and was "their attempt to take on the preconceptions of their fanbase": "The strings were gone, replaced by some tough guitars that sounded weirdly dated — sometimes like Low -era Bowie , sometimes closer to Led Zeppelin.

Had it been released two years later, when guitars were voguish once more, it would have kept the ABC boat afloat. Instead, it just sounded confusing. In a list of follow-up albums featuring a change in style, Alfred Soto of Stylus Magazine said that "the band abandoned the marimbas and Mantovani " of their previous album "for rawk power chords and declamatory singing. Music Video. Love Is a Dangerous Language 3. The Power of Persuasion 5. Beauty Stab 6.

By Default, By Design 7. Hey Citizen! King Money 9. Bite the Hand Unzip United Kingdom. Alphabet City. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Get free delivery with Amazon Prime. Back to top. Get to Know Us. Amazon Payment Products.

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Deals and Shenanigans. Ring Smart Home Security Systems. PillPack Pharmacy Simplified. Location: Ireland. Location: OC, CA. If Lexicon is 1, Beauty Stab is a very close 1A. ABC has come back most recently with a couple albums, Skyscraping which is like Lexicon part 2 and then most recently Traffic which is totally Beauty Stab part 2 in and respectively.

Julia Spicy , Jun 24, This is a tremendous LP. Very dynamic as well; I recently ripped the vinyl and was stunned by the volume differences between some of the tracks. Ben Adams , Jun 24, My ABC favorite, more drums. That was then, but this is now sounds incredible. Also how can you not love lyrics like this: "She's vegetarian Except when it comes to sex He's strictly ad-lib Except when he consults the text".

Location: North of Lexicon of Love was an album I was suppose to like.

Jun 10,  · I ended up exchanging it for Associates - Sulk (a way better album IMO). I ignored ABC for years thinking their other albums would be more of the same. I finally got a copy of Beauty Stab last year when I came across a West Germany Phonogram CD. Excellent album from start to finish. Love the warmth of the West Germany Phonogram CD version.

9 Replies to “Loves A Dangerous Language - ABC - Beauty Stab (CD, Album)”

  1. This CD is the most critic second album from s new wave band, after the excellent first album. But this CD is very interesting, great songs and great lyrics. Songs like SOS, UNZEEP, Love is Dangerous Language, and King Money represent an eyeshore about a great album. Five Stars/5(98).
  2. "Loves a dangerous language, survey the damage", (Loves a dangerous language) "A friend in need is a friend in debt" (King Money). Unzip could have made a great ABC single. I reckon especially here Trevor Horn (apparently in line to produce Beauty Stab) may have added the extra embellishment to give them a decent size hit/5(87).
  3. Album sales for Beauty Stab faltered, since fans were expecting a Lexicon of Love part two, but were utterly disappointed. The change for ABC seemed to be rushed, and the band should have echoed the same characteristics into Beauty Stab since the high demand for their brand of 6/
  4. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Beauty Stab on Discogs/5(47).
  5. referencing Beauty Stab, LP, Album, NTRL 2, As nice as the deluxe editions are of the ABC catalogue, they are missing quite a lot of content, such as the extended versions of Tears Are Not Enough, The Look Of Love and Be Near Me to note.
  6. Beauty Stab is the second studio album by English pop band ABC. It was originally released in November , on the labels Neutron, Mercury and Vertigo. The album was recorded over a period of three months between August and September , in sessions that took place at Sarm Studios East and West, Townhouse Studios and Abbey Road Studios.
  7. Love's a Dangerous Language: 3. Theme from 'Man Trap' 4. Show Me: 5. Date Stamp: 6. Valentine's Day: 7. Overture: 8. Beauty Stab: 9. When Smokey Sings: 4 Ever 2 Gether: If Ever I Thought You'd Be Lonely: The Power of Persuasion: 15 Storey Halo: Rage and Then Regret: Bite the Hand: Tears Are Not Enough.
  8. Listen free to ABC – Beauty Stab (That Was Then But This Is Now, Love's A Dangerous Language and more). 12 tracks (). Following a classic early s début album that was universally adored and bought by millions around the world ("The Lexicon Of Love") was never going to be easy for anybody, least of all Martin Fry, Mark White and Stephen Singleton who make up Sheffield's .
  9. Song information for Love's a Dangerous Language - ABC on AllMusic. Song information for Love's a Dangerous Language - ABC on AllMusic Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating Beauty Stab. Mercury: ABC. Tears Are Not Enough. ABC.

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