Beauty Stab is the second studio album by English pop band ABC. It was originally released in November 1983, on the labels Neutron, Mercury and Vertigo. The album was recorded over a period of three months between August and September 1983, in sessions that took place at Sarm Studios East and West, Townhouse Studios and Abbey Road Studios. It was a departure from the stylised production of the band's debut album, The Lexicon of Love and featured a more guitar-oriented sound.
Band Name ABC. Album Name Beauty Stab. Data de aparición 1983. Labels Mercury Records Vertigo Neutron. Estilo MusicalNew-Wave. Miembros poseen este álbum2. 1. That Was Then But This Is Now.
Following a classic early 1980s 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 finest pop alchemists ABC. But then ABC were no mugs.
4. The Power Of Persuasion. 6. By Default By Design.
Beauty Stab is an album you really, really have to sit with and let cook to discover its rewards. No one was ready to do this in the land of boom boxes and Breakfast Clubs, and that fact says more about the era than it says about Beauty Stab. In 2009, sitting with Ipod in Starbucks or wherever you'd like to take Beauty Stab, the answer is obvious. Nearly forgotten follow up to The Lexicon Of Love, Beauty Stab was a more political statement from ABC. Taking the rhythm section of Roxy Music's Avalon and adding some loud guitars, ABC stepped off of the dance floor.
|A1||That Was Then But This Is Now||3:33|
|A2||Love's A Dangerous Language||3:39|
|A3||If I Ever Thought You'd Be Lonely||3:55|
|A4||The Power Of Persuasion||3:31|
|A6||By Default By Design||4:07|
|B3||Bite The Hand||3:06|
|NTRL 2, 814 661-1||ABC||Beauty Stab (LP, Album)||Neutron Records, Phonogram||NTRL 2, 814 661-1||UK||1983|
|25PP-103||ABC||Beauty Stab (LP, Album, Promo)||Mercury||25PP-103||Japan||1983|
|VOG-1-3332||ABC||Beauty Stab (LP, Album)||Vertigo||VOG-1-3332||Canada||1983|
|536 397-2||ABC||Beauty Stab (CD, Album, RE, RM)||Mercury, Spectrum Music||536 397-2||UK||Unknown|
|814 661-4||ABC||Beauty Stab (Cass, Album)||Mercury||814 661-4||Netherlands||1983|