All of My Heart :: ABC

All of My Heart : ABC

All of My Heart | ABC

SYNC REPRESENTATION FOR THE MASTER RIGHTS.

We are proud to represent ‘All of My Heart’ for sync. This is the recording of their hit single and the band own the masters.

All of My Heart” is a song by the British synthpop group ABC from their album The Lexicon of Love. It was released as a single in the UK in August 1982 and peaked at number five in the UK Singles Chart. It was written by lead singer Martin Fry and released by Neutron Records.

The Lexicon of Love is not a concept album, but features repeated themes in which the singer experiences heartache as he tries and fails to have a meaningful relationship.

 

It was produced by Trevor Horn, engineered by Gary Langan, and featured orchestration by Anne Dudley and Fairlight CMI programming by JJ Jeczalik; Horn, Langan, Dudley and Jeczalik would later form the Art of Noise. Indeed, most of the production team and sessions players listed below would form the basis for the ZTT label, and their work with Horn meant all concerned would be in constant demand throughout the industry in years to come.

Tears Are Not Enough” (in its initial release produced by Steve Brown), “All of My Heart”, “Poison Arrow”, and “The Look of Love (Part One)” were all Top 20 hits in the UK; the last two also charted in the U.S, peaking at #25 and #14 respectively. The album reached #1 on the British charts, and peaked at #24 in the U.S. charts.

In a retrospective review of the song, Allmusic journalist, Mike DeGagne wrote: “The lushness of the instruments and the small amounts of musical detail drape the body of the track, adding a slight classical feel to the song’s flow.”

All of My Heart by ABC

In 2005, Jess Harvell of Pitchfork Media listed “All of My Heart” as his favourite UK song of the post-punk “New pop” era, describing it as “ABC’s slickest and most gorgeous single, and yet also possibly their most bitter.”

Harvell wrote: “Martin Fry alternates between open hearted and suspicious, warm and resentful with the turn of a phrase. The outro–a swirl of soundtrack strings, plucked bass, and cascading piano–is the most purely beautiful music of the era.