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Absolutely (ABC album)

Absolutely
Compilation album by ABC
Released 1990 (1990)
Genre Dance-pop
Label Neutron
ABC chronology
Up
(1989)
Absolutely
(1990)
Abracadabra
(1991)
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 released in 1990 by the band ABC. 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

  1. "Poison Arrow"
  2. "The Look of Love"
  3. "All of My Heart"
  4. "Tears Are Not Enough"
  5. "That Was Then but This Is Now"
  6. "S.O.S."
  7. "(How to Be a) Millionaire"
  8. "Be Near Me"
  9. "When Smokey Sings"
  10. "The Night You Murdered Love"
  11. "King Without a Crown"
  12. "One Better World"
  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 Zillioniare" album. This version of Ocean Blue is also sometimes referred to as "Ocean Blue '86" although no official release has held the title.

^ The USA 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.

References

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Robert Christgau review
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