The Abominable Showman

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The Abominable Showman
Studio album by Nick Lowe
Released March 1983
Recorded Rockfield Studios, Wales
& Ampro Studio, London
Genre Rock
Pub Rock
Length 35:07
Label

United Kingdom F-Beat

United States Columbia
Producer Roger Bechirian with Nick Lowe
Nick Lowe chronology
Nick the Knife
(1982)
The Abominable Showman
(1983)
Nick Lowe and His Cowboy Outfit
(1984)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (B+)[2]

The Abominable Showman is a Long Play (LP) Record Album by British singer-songwriter Nick Lowe. It was released in 1983 and was Lowe's fourth solo LP.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Nick Lowe, except where indicated

Side A[edit]

  1. "We Want Action" (Nick Lowe, Carlene Carter) - 2:35
  2. "Ragin' Eyes" - 2:38
  3. "Cool Reaction" (Pete Marsh, Andy Howell) - 2:35
  4. "Time Wounds All Heels" (Nick Lowe, Carlene Carter, Simon Climie) - 2:42
  5. "(For Every Woman Who Ever Made a Fool of a Man There's a Woman Made a) Man of a Fool" - 2:44
  6. "Tanque-Rae" - 2:48

Side B[edit]

  1. "Wish You Were Here" - 3:14
  2. "Chicken and Feathers" - 2:44
  3. "Paid the Price" (Moon Martin) - 3:24
  4. "Mess Around with Love" - 3:05
  5. "Saint Beneath the Paint" - 2:48
  6. "How Do You Talk to an Angel" - 3:50

Personnel[edit]

  • Nick Lowe - Bass, guitar, vocals
  • James Eller - Bass
  • Bobby Irwin - Drums, vocals
  • Paul Carrack - Keyboards, vocals
  • Martin Belmont - Guitar

Other Credits[edit]

  • Robert Kirby - String arrangements
  • Carlene Carter and Simon Climie - Harmonies and harmonics on "Time Wounds All Heels"
  • Pete Marsh - Backing vocals on "Paid The Price" and "Tanque-Rae"
  • George Rains - The Abominable Showman
  • Keith Morris - Photography

Production[edit]

The album was recorded at Rockfield Studios, Wales and Ampro Studio, London.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Abominable Showman Nick Lowe Allmusic.com, Stephen Thomas Erlewine
  2. ^ "CG: Nick Lowe". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 

References[edit]

  • Sleeve notes