Absolutely (ABC album)

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Greatest hits album by ABC
Released 1990 (1990)
Genre New wave, synth-pop, pop rock, sophisti-pop, blue-eyed soul
Label Neutron
ABC chronology
Singles from Abracadabra
  1. "The Look of Love '90"
    Released: 13 April 1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention)[2]

Absolutely is a comprehensive greatest hits package by the English band ABC, released in 1990. This covered all the eras up until 1990, and had all their singles together. A video package featuring their promos was also released. One new song called "The Look of Love (1990 Remix)", was also released to promote it, but not with approval of the band. Other remixes were included on this compilation, including "When Smokey Sings (The Miami Mix)", "Be Near Me (Munich Disco Mix)" and "One Better World" (Pickering-Park Mix).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Poison Arrow" from The Lexicon of Love
  2. "The Look of Love" from The Lexicon of Love
  3. "All of My Heart" from The Lexicon of Love
  4. "Tears Are Not Enough" from The Lexicon of Love
  5. "That Was Then but This Is Now" from Beauty Stab
  6. "S.O.S." from Beauty Stab
  7. "(How to Be A) Millionaire" from How to Be a ... Zillionaire!
  8. "Be Near Me" from How to Be a ... Zillionaire!
  9. "When Smokey Sings" from Alphabet City
  10. "The Night You Murdered Love" from Alphabet City
  11. "King Without a Crown" from Alphabet City
  12. "One Better World" from Up
  13. "Ocean Blue" (Pacific Mix) %
  14. "The Look of Love" (1990 Remix) ^
  15. "When Smokey Sings" (The Miami Mix)
  16. "Be Near Me" (Munich Disco Mix)
  17. "One Better World" (Pickering-Park Mix)

% The "Pacific Mix" of "Ocean Blue" is not credited as a remix on the compilation but is the alternate version, re-recorded after the release of the "How to Be a ... Zillionaire!" album. This version of "Ocean Blue" is also sometimes referred to as "Ocean Blue '86" although no official release has held the title.

^ The US pressing of "Absolutely" features the "1990 Remix" of "The Look of Love". The earlier UK pressing, however, features an edited version of the original "US Remix" of "The Look of Love", credited as "The Look of Love (Remix)". This edited remix version was released earlier as "The Look of Love (Part 5)" on the UK CD single version of "The Real Thing". It is approximately 2 minutes shorter than the full length 12" version from 1982 and also appeared on the German (red-border) remaster of The Lexicon of Love as a bonus track credited as "The Look of Love" (1990 Remix), which has led to confusion for collectors.


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