Skyscraping

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Skyscraping
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Studio album by ABC
Released 24 March 1997[1]
Genre Pop[2]
Label Blatant/Deconstruction
ABC chronology
Abracadabra
(1991)
Skyscraping
(1997)
The Lexicon of Live
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Skyscraping is an album by music group ABC, released in March 1997. The album was produced as a homage to lead singer Martin Fry's several musical heroes, including David Bowie, Roxy Music and The Sex Pistols.

As the line-up of ABC then consisted solely of Fry; Glenn Gregory and Keith Lowndes were brought in as songwriting and performance collaborators'. The album was met with positive reviews from critics but little commercial success.

Three singles were released: "Rolling Sevens", "Skyscraping", and "Stranger Things". An expanded 2CD edition of the album was released by Cherry Red Records on 23 September 2013.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Martin Fry, Glenn Gregory, and Keith Lowndes except where indicated.

1997 Blatant/Deconstruction 74321 45653 2[edit]

  1. "Stranger Things"
  2. "Ask a Thousand Times"
  3. "Skyscraping"
  4. "Who Can I Turn To?"
  5. "Rolling Sevens"
  6. "Only The Best Will Do"
  7. "Love Is Its Own Reward"
  8. "Light Years"
  9. "Seven Day Weekend" (John Uriel)
  10. "Heaven Knows"
  11. "Faraway"

1997 BMG Japan BVCP-6029[edit]

  1. "Stranger Things"
  2. "Ask a Thousand Times"
  3. "Skyscraping"
  4. "Who Can I Turn To?"
  5. "Rolling Sevens"
  6. "Only The Best Will Do"
  7. "Love Is Its Own Reward"
  8. "Light Years"
  9. "Seven Day Weekend" (Uriel)
  10. "Heaven Knows"
  11. "Faraway"
  12. "Stranger Things (Acoustic Version)"
  • Bonus Track

2013 Cherry Pop Remaster[edit]

CD1[edit]

  1. "Stranger Things"
  2. "Ask a Thousand Times"
  3. "Skyscraping"
  4. "Who Can I Turn To?"
  5. "Rolling Sevens"
  6. "Only The Best Will Do"
  7. "Love Is Its Own Reward"
  8. "Light Years"
  9. "Seven Day Weekend" (John Uriel)
  10. "Heaven Knows"
  11. "Faraway"

CD2[edit]

  1. "The World Spins On"
  2. "All We Need"
  3. "Stranger Things" (Acoustic)
  4. "Skydubbing"
  5. "Stranger Things" (Live)
  6. "Rolling Sevens" (Radio Edit)
  7. "The Look of Love" (Live)
  8. "All of My Heart" (Live)
  9. "Skyscraping" (Alternate Version)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[4] 97

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel
  • Glenn Gregory - keyboards, backing vocals
  • Keith Lowndes - guitars, keyboards, programming

See also[edit]

  • Honeyroot (The ambient music project of Glenn Gregory and Keith Lowndes)

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b Skyscraping at AllMusic
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ "Chart Log UK: A - Azzido Da Bass". Zobbel.de. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 

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