The Lexicon of LoveABC’s The Lexicon Of Love – one of the most cherished albums of the 1980s – is being reissued as a 4LP and Blu-ray boxset as well a stand-alone half-speed remaster LP of the original album.

Released on 4 August and available to pre-order now, the 4-LP/Blu-ray celebratory edition, overseen by Martin Fry, contains the half-speed Abbey Road remaster by Miles Showell and a further three records putting material on vinyl for the first time including the album performed live at Hammersmith Odeon in 1982 and a premiere commercial release of the ‘Special Remix’ of The Look Of Love.

The Blu-ray contains a brand new DOLBY ATMOS mix of the original album by producer Steven Wilson, and for the time first-ever on Blu-ray, the group’s 1983 55-minute espionage thriller Mantrap, directed by Julien Temple. 

All housed in a double-gatefold sleeve, the set also includes a brand new essay by Martin Fry and out-take photographs from the famous cover session by Gered Mankowitz. And telling the story of the album is Daryl Easlea – co-curator and author of the set.

A special stand-alone Blu-ray of the audio content of that disc will be available exclusively through Super Deluxe Edition, and to celebrate the release, a series of digital EPs are available to stream and download – Poison Arrow on 14 July, The Look Of Love on 21 July  and All Of My Heart on 28 July ahead of the album release on 4 August. Steven Wilson’s new stereo mix of the album and instrumentals will be available on digital platforms that day also.

ABC – The Lexicon Of Love – 4LP/Blu-ray tracklisting

LP1: The Lexicon Of Love – Half Speed Master By Miles Showell At Abbey Road

Side One

  1. Show Me
  2. Poison Arrow 
  3. Many Happy Returns 
  4. Tears Are Not Enough 
  5. Valentine’s Day 


Side Two

  1. The Look Of Love (Part One) 
  2. Date Stamp 
  3. All Of My Heart 
  4. 4 Ever 2 Gether
  5. The Look Of Love (Part Four)


LP2: The Route To Lexicon 

Side One

  1. Overture
  2. Surrender (Phonogram Demo) 
  3. Show Me (Phonogram Demo) 
  4. Tears Are Not Enough (Phonogram Demo) 


Side Two

  1. Tears Are Not Enough –  Original12” Mix 
  2. Alphabet Soup – 12” Mix 
  3. Theme From “Man-Trap” 



Side One: The Route To Lexicon

1: Tears Are Not Enough – 7” Version

  1. Poison Arrow – Jazz Mix 
  2. The Look Of Love (Part One) – Special Remix 


Side Two: Live at Hammersmith Odeon, London, 1982

  1. Overture
  2. Show Me
  3. Many Happy Returns 
  4. Tears Are Not Enough 


LP 4: Live at Hammersmith Odeon, London, 1982

Side One

1: Date Stamp 

2: The Look Of Love (Part One) 

3: All Of My Heart

Side Two

1: Valentine’s Day 

2: 4 Ever 2 Gether

3: Poison Arrow