Up (ABC album)

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Studio album by ABC
Released 16 October 1989 (1989-10-16)
Recorded 1988–1989
Studio Marcus Studios, London
Length 44:41
ABC chronology
Alphabet City
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Singles from Up
  1. "One Better World"
    Released: 15 May 1989
  2. "The Real Thing"
    Released: 11 September 1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[1]

Up is the fifth studio album by the English pop band ABC, released in October 1989. This time experimenting with house music, it was their first album not to make the Top 40 in the UK. However, they scored a minor UK hit with the single "One Better World", an ode to love, peace and tolerance. "The Real Thing" was also released as a single. "Up" was the band's final album released on the label PolyGram.

In 2005, a digitally remastered CD of the album was released was released with five bonus tracks.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Martin Fry and Mark White, except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Never More Than Now"
2. "The Real Thing"   4:52
3. "One Better World"   5:45
4. "Where Is the Heaven?"   6:25
Side two
No. Title Length
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
Total length: 44:41




Chart performance[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart Peak
German Albums Chart[2] 38
UK Albums Chart[3] 58


  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "ABC – Up". AllMusic. Retrieved 5 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "charts.de". charts.de. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  3. ^ "The Official Charts Company - Up by ABC Search". The Official Charts Company. 6 May 2013. 

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