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ABC - Beauty Stab flac album

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Performer: ABC
Title: Beauty Stab
Country: UK
Released: 1983
Style: Synth-pop
Category: Electronic / Pop
Rating: 4.2 ✦
Other format: MP4 AHX DTS MP1 FLAC AIFF AU

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
A5 Beauty Stab 2:06
A6 By Default By Design 4:07
B1 Hey Citizen! 3:55
B2 King Money 4:02
B3 Bite The Hand 3:06
B4 Unzip 2:49
B5 S.O.S. 4:48
B6 United Kingdom 3:19

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Sarm West Studios
  • Recorded At – Sarm East Studios
  • Recorded At – The Town House
  • Recorded At – Abbey Road Studios
  • Copyright (c) – Phonogram Ltd. (UK)
  • Marketed By – Polygram Records


  • Alto Saxophone – Stephen Singleton
  • Arranged By [Strings] – ABC, David Bedford
  • Bass – Alan Spenner
  • Design [Album Sleeve] – ABC, Keith Breeden
  • Drums – Andy Newmark
  • Engineer [Abbey Road Studios] – John Kurlander
  • Engineer [Sarm Studios East And West] – Bob Kraushaar
  • Engineer [Townhouse Studios] – Keith Nixon
  • Guitar, Piano, Synthesizer – Mark White
  • Management [For Partisan Management Ltd.] – Robert Warr
  • Management [North America, For Lookout Management, Inc.] – Bill Gerber
  • Oboe – David Theodore
  • Percussion – Louis Jardim*
  • Photography By – Gered Mankowitz
  • Producer – ABC, Gary Langan
  • Recorder – Adrian Brett
  • Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Howie Casey
  • Vocals – Martin Fry
  • Written-By, Arranged By – White*, Fry*, Singleton*

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched): 814661 1 A 700
  • Matrix / Runout: 814 661 1 B 700

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
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