About The Lexicon of Love
My remix of ABC’s classic 1982 album The Lexicon of Love was released on 4th August 2023 for its (somewhat belated) 40th anniversary. The band’s timeless debut delivered three UK top 10 hit singles: ‘Poison Arrow’, ‘The Look of Love” and ‘All of My Heart’, and enjoyed US success as well, with ‘Poison Arrow’ and ‘The Look of Love’ reaching 18 and 25 respectively on the Billboard Hot 100. The Lexicon of Love was an early production by a producer that in many ways would go on to define the sound the eighties, Trevor Horn. Sonically it sounds impeccable, and in spatial audio I think it’s a treat!
My stereo, instrumental, 5.1 and Atmos remixes can be found on a blu-ray included as part of a 4LP vinyl set released by Universal, who are also issuing a half-speed vinyl of the original mix. But if vinyl doesn’t interest you the good news is that there is also a standalone blu-ray edition exclusively available from Super Deluxe Edition. It will be No. 12 in their ongoing Blu-Ray Pure Audio series, following on from their releases of my remixes of Tears For Fears “The Hurting” (No.9) and Suede’s debut album (No.11). The SDE blu-ray additionally features the original 1982 mix of The Lexicon of Love in hi-res 96/24 stereo, whereas the blu ray in the vinyl box features video material instead, so each edition is unique.
The contents of the SDE blu ray are as follows:
The Lexicon of Love – Steven Wilson Dolby Atmos Mix
The Lexicon of Love – Steven Wilson DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix (96/24)
The Lexicon of Love – Steven Wilson Stereo Mix in hi-res stereo (96/24)
The Lexicon of Love – Steven Wilson Stereo Instrumental mix in hi-res stereo (96/24)
The Lexicon of Love – Original stereo mix in 96/24