Up (ABC album)

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Studio album by ABC
Released 16 October 1989
Recorded 1988-1989
Genre House, dance-pop
Label PolyGram
Producer Martin Fry, Mark White
ABC chronology
Alphabet City
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 ABC's fifth studio album, released in October 1989. This time experimenting with house music, ABC 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 with PolyGram.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Martin Fry and Mark White.

Original release[edit]

Side One
  1. "Never More Than Now"
  2. "The Real Thing"
  3. "One Better World"
  4. "Where Is the Heaven?"
Side Two
  1. "The Greatest Love of All"
  2. "North"
  3. "I'm in Love With You"
  4. "Paper Thin"
Bonus tracks on CD (1989)
  1. "One Better World" (Pickering-Park Mix)
  2. "The Greatest Love of All" (Kraushaar Mix)
  3. "Never More Than Now" (Kraushaar Mix)
2005 Reissue (remastered)
  1. "Never More Than Now"
  2. "The Real Thing"
  3. "One Better World"
  4. "Where Is the Heaven?"
  5. "The Greatest Love of All"
  6. "North"
  7. "I'm in Love with You"
  8. "Paper Thin"
  9. "One Better World (Pickering Park Mix)"
  10. "One Better World (Percapella Mix)"
  11. "The Real Thing (Frankie Knuckles Due Mix)"
  12. "The Greatest Love of All (May Day Mix)"
  13. "Paper Thin (1986 Demo)"

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
German Albums Chart[2] 38
UK Albums Chart[3] 58



  1. ^ Up (ABC album) at AllMusic
  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.