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Discography for UK 1981-1990


28 Oct 1981 7"/12" Tears Are Not Enough

    Tears Are Not Enough [1981 Single Version produced by Steve Brown] 3.35 / Alphabet Soup 5.25 (7": Neutron Records, NT 101)

    Tears Are Not Enough 7.55 / Alphabet Soup 8.02 (12": NTX 101)

29 Jan 1982 7"/12" Poison Arrow
    Poison Arrow 3.22 / Theme from "Man-Trap" 4.18 (7": Neutron Records, NT 102)

    Poison Arrow 3.22 // Theme from "Man-Trap" 4.18 / "Man-Trap" (The Lounge Sequence) 4.18 (12": NTX 102)

April 1982 7"/12" The Look of Love
    The Look of Love (Part One) 3.28 / The Look of Love (Part Two) 3.44 (7": Neutron Records, NT 103)

    The Look of Love (Part One) 3.28 / The Look of Love (Part Two) 3.44 //
    The Look of Love (Parts Three and Four) 5.08 (12": NTX 103)

    The Look Of Love (Special Remix) [a.k.a. Part Five] 7.37 / The Look Of Love (Special Remix) [a.k.a. Part Five] 7.37 (DJ 12": NTX DJ 103)

18 June 1982 LP/MC (+ CD) LEXICON OF LOVE
  1. Show Me 4.02
  2. Poison Arrow 3.22
  3. Many Happy Returns 3.58
  4. Tears Are Not Enough 3.29 [remixed album version]
  5. Valentine's Day 3.40

  6. The Look of Love (Part One) 3.29
  7. Date Stamp 3.51
  8. All of My Heart 5.18
  9. 4 Ever 2 Gether 5.30
  10. Look of Love (Part Four) 0.56 (LP/MC: Neutron Records, NTRS 1/NTRSC 1; CD 1986: Mercury 810 003-2)

    Bonus tracks 1996 CD:

  11. Tears Are Not Enough (Demo) 3.29 [previously unreleased]
  12. Poison Arrow (Re-Mix by Trevor Horn) 6.52 [from US 12", 1983] [here titled "Jazz Mix"]
  13. The Look of Love (Special Remix - Edit) 5.43 [from NTX DJ 103]
  14. Alphabet Soup (12" Mix) 8.02 [B-side 12" Tears Are Not Enough]
  15. Theme from Mantrap 4.19 [B-side Poison Arrow]
  16. The Look of Love (live 17 Dec 1982 at Boston Metro) 6.02 [from single King without a Crown, 1987] (Mercury, 514 942-2)
    2004 2-CD:
  1. Show Me 4.02
  2. Poison Arrow 3.22
  3. Many Happy Returns 3.58
  4. Tears Are Not Enough 3.29
  5. Valentine's Day 3.40
  6. The Look of Love (Part One) 3.29
  7. Date Stamp 3.51
  8. All of My Heart 5.18
  9. 4 Ever 2 Gether 5.30
  10. Look of Love (Part Four) 0.56
  11. Overture 3.59 [B-side All of My Heart]
  12. Tears Are Not Enough (1981 Single Version) 3.36
  13. Alphabet Soup (12" Mix) 8.03 [B-side 12" Tears Are Not Enough]
  14. Theme from Mantrap 4.19 [B-side Poison Arrow]
  15. Poison Arrow (Re-Mix by Trevor Horn) 7.06 [from US 12", 1983] [here titled "Jazz Mix"]
  16. Into the Valley of the Heathen Go (Lexicon of Love Out-Take, 5/82) 2.00 [previously unreleased]
  17. Alphabet Soup (Swapshop Version, 29/11/81) 3.13 [previously unreleased]
  1. Tears Are Not Enough (Phonogram Demo, 20th July 1981) 3.32 [previously unreleased]
  2. Show Me (Phonogram Demo, 20th July 1981) 4.03 [previously unreleased]
  3. Surrender (Phonogram Demo, 20th July 1981) 3.29 [previously unreleased]
    The Lexicon of Love Live at Hammersmith Odeon, November 1982:
  4. Overture 3.56
  5. Show Me 4.21
  6. Many Happy Returns 7.02
  7. Tears Are Not Enough 5.33
  8. Date Stamp 7.07
  9. The Look of Love 5.59
  10. All of My Heart 6.45
  11. Valentine's Day 4.44
  12. 4 Ever 2 Gether 6.53
  13. Alphabet Soup 8.26
  14. Poison Arrow (Encore) 5.22 (2-CD 2004: Mercury 982 437-3)
Two more 1982 live tracks Poison Arrow & All of My Heart (live 17 Dec 1982 at Boston Metro) were released in 1987 as extra tracks on singles.

28 Aug 1982 7"/12" All of My Heart

    All of My Heart (Single Edit) 4.50 / Overture (From The Lexicon of Love) 3.58 (7": Neutron Records, NT 104)

    All of My Heart (Single Edit) 4.50 / Overture (From The Lexicon of Love) 3.58 (12": NTX 104)

    All of My Heart (DJ Edit) 4.27 / All of My Heart (Single Edit) 4.50 (DJ 7": NTDJ 104)

early? 1983 US remix 12" Poison Arrow (Re-Mix)
    Poison Arrow (Re-Mix by Trevor Horn) 6.52 // Theme from "Man-Trap" 4.18 / "Man-Trap" (The Lounge Sequence) 4.18 (Mercury, 811 329-1)


Sep 1983 7"/12" That Was Then But This Is Now

    That Was Then But This Is Now 3.33 / Vertigo 1.54 (7": Neutron Records, NT 105)

    That Was Then But This Is Now 3.33 / Vertigo 1.54 (12": NTX 105)

Nov 1983 LP/MC (+ CD) BEAUTY STAB
  1. That Was Then But This Is Now 3.33
  2. Love's a Dangerous Language 3.39
  3. If I Ever Thought You'd Be Lonely 3.55
  4. The Power of Persuasion 3.31
  5. Beauty Stab 2.06
  6. By Default by Design 4.07

  7. Hey Citizen! 3.55
  8. King Money 4.02
  9. Bite the Hand 3.06
  10. Unzip 2.49
  11. S.O.S. 4.48
  12. United Kingdom 3.19 (LP/MC: Neutron Records NTRL 2/NTRLC 2; CD: Mercury 814 661-2)
Recorded Aug-Oct 1983.

Nov ca 1983 promo 7" Selections from the magnificent new ABC long player "Beauty Stab"

    Unzip / Love's a Dangerous Language / The Power of Persuasion / Bite the Hand / King Money / SOS / That Was Then, But This Is Now 5.46 (Neutron Records MADDOX 1)
Jan 1984 7" S.O.S.
    S.O.S. 4.48 / United Kingdom 3.19 (Neutron Records, NT 106)


Oct 1984 7"/12" How to Be a Millionaire

    How to Be a Millionaire 3.31 / How to Be a Billionaire 3.41 (7": Neutron Records, NT 107)

    How to Be a Zillionaire (Wall St. Mix) 7.33 // How to Be a Millionaire 3.31 / How to Be a Millionaire Accapella 3.30 (12": NTX 107)

    How to Be a Zillionaire (Bond St. Mix) 6.05 // How to Be a Millionaire 3.31 / How to Be a Millionaire Accapella 3.30 (12": NTXR 107)

March 1985 7" Be Near Me
    Be Near Me 3.40 / A to Z 2.48 (Neutron Records, NT 108)

    Be Near Me 3.40 / A to Z 2.48
    Poison Arrow (1983 U.S. Remix by Trevor Horn) 6.52 / The Look of Love (1982 U.S. Remix by Trevor Horn) 7.37 (2x7": NTD 108)

    Be Near Me (Munich Disco Mix by Martyn Webster) 5.27 // A to Z 2.48 / What's Your Destination? 3.36 (12": NTX 108)

June 1985 7" Vanity Kills
    Vanity Kills 3.27 / Judy's Jewels 2.00 (7": Neutron Records, NT 109)

    Vanity Kills 3.27 / Judy's Jewels 1.59
    S.O.S. 4.48 [1984] / United Kingdom 3.19 [1984] (2x7": NTD 109)

    Vanity Kills (The Mendlesohn Mix) 6.14 // Be Near Me (Ecstasy Mix) 4.45 / Judy's Jewels 2.00 (12": NXT 109)

Oct 1985 LP/MC/CD HOW TO BE A... ZILLIONARIE!
    LP:
  1. Fear of the World 3.51
  2. Be Near Me 3.39
  3. Vanity Kills 3.29
  4. Ocean Blue 3.33
  5. 15 Storey Halo 5.35
  1. A to Z 2.50
  2. (How to Be a) Millionaire 3.35
  3. Tower of London 3.39
  4. So Hip It Hurts 4.19
  5. Between You & Me 3.19 (LP: Neutron Records NTRH 3)
    MC/CD:
  1. Fear of the World 3.51
  2. Be Near Me 3.39
  3. Vanity Kills 3.29
  4. Ocean Blue 3.33
  5. 15 Storey Halo 5.35
  6. A to Z 2.50
  7. (How to Be a) Millionaire 3.35
  8. Tower of London 3.39
  9. So Hip It Hurts 4.19
  10. Between You & Me 3.19

  11. Fear of the World (In Cinemascope Remix by Julian Mendelsohn) 4.40 [otherwise unavailable?]
  12. Be Near Me (Munich Disco Mix by Martyn Webster) 5.27
  13. How to Be a Millionaire (Bond St. Mix by Martyn Webster) 6.05
  14. Vanity Kills (The Abigails Party Mix by Martyn Webster) 5.09 (MC: NTRHC 3; CD: Mercury 824-904-2; reissue CD 1998: Mercury 824 904-2)
    2005 CD:
  1. Fear of the World 3.51
  2. Be Near Me 3.39
  3. Vanity Kills 3.29
  4. Ocean Blue 3.33
  5. 15 Storey Halo 5.35
  6. A to Z 2.50
  7. (How to Be a) Millionaire 3.35
  8. Tower of London 3.39
  9. So Hip It Hurts 4.19
  10. Between You & Me 3.19
  11. (How to Be a) Trillionaire (Harajuku Mix) 3.38 [previously unreleased?]
  12. What's Your Destination 3.36 [B-side 12" Be Near Me]
  13. Vanity Kills (U.S.A. 1986 Remix) 5.40
  14. Vanity Kills (Abigails Party Mix) 5.12
  15. Ocean Blue (Single Remix) 3.40
  16. Judy's Jewels 2.03 [B-side Vanity Kills]
  17. Fear of the World (In Cinemascope) 4.43
  18. Tower of London (Instrumental) 3.38 [B-side Ocean Blue] (Mercury 983 378-1)
Jan 1986 7"/12" Ocean Blue
    Ocean Blue (Single Remix) 3.34 / Tower of London 3.36 (7": Neutron Records, NT 110)

    Ocean Blue (Atlantic Mix by Julian Mendelsohn) 5.12 / Tower of London 3.38 // Be Near Me (Ecstasy Mix by Martyn Webster) 4.45 / Ocean Blue (Pacific Mix by Julian Mendelsohn) 3.37 (12": NTX 110)

1986 US remix 12" Vanity Kills
    Vanity Kills (U.S.A. Remix by Mark Stent) 5.43 / ABC Megamix 8.53 (Mercury 884 714-1)


23 May 1987 7"/12"/CDM When Smokey Sings

    When Smokey Sings 4.21 / Chicago (Part 1) 3.41 (7": Neutron Records, NT 111)

    When Smokey Sings 4.21 / When Smokey Sings (The Miami Mix DJ Edit) 5.09 (promo 7": NTDJ 111)

    When Smokey Sings (The Miami Mix by Phil Mixmaster Harding) 7.02 / Chicago (Parts I & II) 6.38 (12": NTX 111)

    When Smokey Sings (The Detroit Mix by Julian Mendelsohn) 6.47 //
    When Smokey Sings (Bonus Beats by Phil Mixmaster Harding) 4.38 / Chicago (Part 1) 3.41 / When Smokey Sings [Alternate Mix] 4.21 (12": NTXR 111)

  1. When Smokey Sings (7") 4.21
  2. All of My Heart (Live from Boston Metro 17/12/82) 6.48
  3. Chicago 1.45 [excerpt?]
  4. When Smokey Sings (The Miami Mix by Phil Mixmaster Harding) 7.02 (CD-maxi: Neutron Records, NTCD 111)
  1. When Smokey Sings 4.19
  2. The Look of Love (Live) 6.14 [live 17 Dec 1982 at Boston Metro?]
  3. When Smokey Sings (The Miami Mix - DJ Edit) 5.08 (German CD-maxi: Mercury 888 604-2)
Aug 1987 7"/12" The Night You Murdered Love
    The Night You Murdered Love 4.53 / Minneapolis 2.57 (7": Neutron Records, NT 112)

    The Night You Murdered Love (Radio Edit) 4.13 / The Night You Murdered Love Rap (The Reply) 4.49 (promo 7": NTDJ 112)

    The Night You Murdered Love (The Whole Story) 8.14 / Minneapolis 1.58 //
    The Night You Murdered Love (The Reply) 4.50 / The Night You Murdered Love [Alternate Mix] 4.13 (12": NTX 112)

    The Night You Murdered Love (The Sheer-Chic Remix by The Funky Sisters/Pete Hammond) 6.31 //
    Minneapolis 2.57 / The Night You Murdered Love (The Reply) 4.50 (12": NTXR 112)

Sep 1987 LP/MC/CD ALPHABET CITY
  1. Avenue A 0.53
  2. When Smokey Sings 4.18
  3. The Night You Murdered Love 4.53
  4. Think Again 3.40
  5. Rage and Then Regret 3.33
  6. Ark-Angel 4.55

  7. King without a Crown 4.40
  8. Bad Blood 3.56
  9. Jealous Lover 3.36
  10. One Day 5.35
  11. Avenue Z 0.42 (LP/MC: Neutron Records, NTRH 4/NTRHC 4)

    CD bonus tracks:

  12. Minneapolis 2.55 [B-side The Night You Murdered Love]
  13. When Smokey Sings (The Miami Mix by Phil "Mixmaster" Harding) 7.03
  14. The Night You Murdered Love (The Whole Story) 8.14
  15. Chicago (Part 1) 3.40 [B-side When Smokey Sings] (CD: Mercury/Phonogram 832 391-2; reissue CD 1998: Mercury 832 391-2)
    2005 CD:
  1. Avenue A 0.53
  2. When Smokey Sings 4.18
  3. The Night You Murdered Love 4.53
  4. Think Again 3.40
  5. Rage and Then Regret 3.33
  6. Ark-Angel 4.55
  7. King without a Crown 4.40
  8. Bad Blood 3.56
  9. Jealous Lover 3.36
  10. One Day 5.35
  11. Avenue Z 0.42
  12. Minneapolis 2.55 [B-side The Night You Murdered Love]
  13. Chicago (Part 1) 3.40 [B-side When Smokey Sings]
  14. 24 Carat Plastic 3.31 [previously unreleased?]
  15. The Night You Murdered Love (The Reply) (with Contessa Lady V) 4.50
  16. One Day (Instrumental with Real Strings) 5.47 [previously unreleased?]
  17. King without a Crown (Monarchy Mix) 8.46 (2005 CD: Mercury, 983 3780)
Recorded Winter to Spring 1987 at Marcus Studios, London.

Oct 1987 7"/12"/CDM King without a Crown

    King without a Crown (Single Remix) 4.45 / The Look of Love (live 17 Dec 1982 at Boston Metro) 6.02 (7": Neutron Records, NT 113)

    King without a Crown (Monarchy Mix) 8.39 // The Look of Love (live 17 Dec 1982 at Boston Metro) 6.02 / Poison Arrow (live 17 Dec 1982 at Boston Metro) 4.37 (12": NTX 113/NTXG 113)

    King without a Crown (The Mendelsohn Mix) 5.16 (1-sided DJ 12": NTXRDJ 113)

  1. King without a Crown (Single Remix) 4.45
  2. The Look of Love (live 17 Dec 1982 at Boston Metro) 6.12
  3. Poison Arrow (live 17 Dec 1982 at Boston Metro) 4.46
  4. King without a Crown (Monarchy Mix - Abridged Version) 4.17 (CD-maxi: Phonogram, NTCD 113)


May 1989 7"/12"/CDM One Better World

    One Better World 3.40 / One Better World (Percapella Mix) 3.56 (7": Neutron Records, NT 114)

    One Better World (Club Mix by Blaze) 5.55 // One Better World (Garage Mix by Blaze) 6.02 / One Better World (Percapella Mix) 3.56 (12": NTX 114)

    One Better World (Pickering-Park Mix by Graeme Park/Mike Pickering) 6.33 // One Better World (Organ Mix by Blaze) 5.09 / One Better World (Percapella Mix) 3.56 (12": NTXR 114)

  1. One Better World 3.40
  2. One Better World (Percapella Mix) 3.56
  3. One Better World (Club Mix by Blaze) 5.55
  4. One Better World (Garage Mix by Blaze) 6.02 (CD-maxi: NTCD 114)
Sep 1989 7"/12"/CDM The Real Thing
    The Real Thing (Single Edit) 3.34 / The Greatest Love of All (Single Edit) 3.31 (7": Neutron Records, NT 115)

    The Real Thing 4.52 // The Real Thing (Frankie Knuckles Mix) 7.03 / The Greatest Love of All (Mayday Mix by Derrick May) 6.01 (12": NTX 115)

    The Real Thing (Pickering-Park Mix by Graeme Park/Mike Pickering) 6.33 / When Smokey Sings (The Miami Mix) [1987] // The Look of Love (Part 5 - Edit) [1982] / Be Near Me (Munich Disco Mix) [1985] (12": NTXR 115)

    The Real Thing (Pickering Park Mix) / The Real Thing (Frankie Knuckles Dub Mix) 5.18 (DJ 12": NTX DJ 115)

  1. The Real Thing (Single Edit) 3.34
  2. The Greatest Love of All (Single Edit) 3.31
  3. North 5.39
  4. The Look of Love (Part 5 - Edit) 5.44 (CD-maxi: NTCD 115)
Oct 1989 LP/MC/CD UP
  1. Never More Than Now 6.02
  2. The Real Thing 4.52
  3. One Better World 5.45
  4. Where Is the Heaven? 6.25

  5. The Greatest Love of All 5.33
  6. North 5.39
  7. I'm in Love with You 4.33
  8. Paper Thin 5.52 (LP/MC: Neutron Records, 838 646-1/4)

    1989 CD extra tracks:

  9. One Better World (Pickering-Park Mix - Edit) 6.23 [from NTXR 115]
  10. The Greatest Love of All (Kraushaar Remix) 5.50
  11. Never More Than Now (Kraushaar Remix) 5.56 (CD: 838 646-2)
    2005 CD:
  1. Never More Than Now 6.02
  2. The Real Thing 4.52
  3. One Better World 5.45
  4. Where Is the Heaven? 6.25
  5. The Greatest Love of All 5.33
  6. North 5.39
  7. I'm in Love with You 4.33
  8. Paper Thin 5.52
  9. One Better World (Pickering-Park Mix) 6.33
  10. One Better World (Percapella Mix) 3.56
  11. The Real Thing (Frankie Knuckles Dub Mix) 5.18
  12. The Greatest Love of All (Mayday Mix) 6.01
  13. Paper Thin (1986 Demo) 6.23 [previously unreleased] (Mercury, 983 377-9)
Recorded Winter to Spring 1989 at Marcus and Sarm West Studios, London.


March 1990 remix 7"/12"/CDM The Look of Love (1990 Mix)

    The Look of Love (1990 Mix - Single Edit) 4.41 / Ocean Blue (1986 Single Remix) 3.34 (7": Neutron Records, NT 116)

    The Look of Love (1990 Mix) 5.05 // Ocean Blue (1986 Single Remix) 3.34 / Vanity Kills (The Abigails Party Mix by Martyn Webster) 5.08 [1985] (12": NTX 116)

  1. The Look of Love (1990 Mix - Single Edit) 4.41
  2. Ocean Blue (1986 Single Remix) 3.34
  3. Vanity Kills (The Abigails Party Mix by Martyn Webster) 5.08 [1985] (CD-maxi: NTCD 116)
April 1990 coll-LP/CD/MC ABSOLUTELY ABC [1982-1990]
  1. Poison Arrow 3.22 [1982]
  2. The Look of Love 3.28 [1982]
  3. All of My Heart (Single Edit) 4.50 [1982]
  4. Tears Are Not Enough (Album Version) 3.31 [1982]
  5. That Was Then But This Is Now 3.35 [1983]
  6. S.O.S. 4.31 [4.48?] [1983/1984]

  7. How to Be a Millionaire 3.35 [1984/1985]
  8. Be Near Me 3.39 [1985]
  9. When Smokey Sings 4.18 [1987]
  10. The Night You Murdered Love 4.53 [1987]
  11. King without a Crown 4.41 [Album Version? Single Mix?] [1987]
  12. One Better World 4.29 [New Edit?] (LP: Neutron Records, 842 967-1)

    Extra tracks CD/MC:

  13. Ocean Blue 3.40 [Single Remix? Album Version?] [1985/1986]
  14. The Look of Love (1990 Remix) 5.45 [New Edit?]
  15. When Smokey Sings (The Miami Mix - DJ Edit) 5.09 [1987]
  16. Be Near Me (Munich Disco Remix) 5.00 [Edit] [1985]
  17. One Better World (Pickering-Park Mix) [Edit] 6.10 [1989] (Neutron Records, 842 967-2/4)
To be continued...


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