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abc – tower of london (extended)


and finally,
the extended remix
of tower of london.

this is a mostly instrumental
mix of the album version.

it’s very cool, and long,
and has some nice
drum breakdowns in it.

it still is not on cd.

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abc – vanity kills (mendelsohn mix)




next up,
the very cool UK remix
of vanity kills.

why this never made it onto
the US 12″, i’ll never know.

the USA mix is very inferior
i think. same with the artwork, etc.

this mix, is more in line with
the previous ones for millionaire,
and be near me. the artwork matches,
and also they get the weird b-side,
judy’s jewels.

lots of energy, and coolness…

it still is not on cd.

julian mendelsohn does a class act on it.

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last up is track 10 from disc 2,
tower of london (extended)

abc – be near me (ecstasy mix)



next up,
the other remix of
be near me.

this was on the b-side of
the original remix in the US,
but not the UK. weird.

but it would appear on many,
many,many other releases,
such as vanity kills, ocean
blue, etc.

it still is not on cd.

i like the vocoder, electro sound
of it.

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next up is track 7 from disc 2,
vanity kills(the mendelsohn mix)

How to be a Zillionaire (Nickel and Dime Mix)







next up,
the re-release version of
how to be a zillionaire.

this was the second release of
the zillionaire single, mostly in US
and Canada, after the hit ‘be near me’.

it’s a more straightforward mix,
that is like the album, but extended.

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next up is track 5 from disc 2,
be near me (ecstasy mix)

How to be a Billionaire


next up,
the instrumental version of
how to be a millionaire.

this was the b-side to the
original 7″ version of how
to be a millionaire.

it was only found there,
and not on the 12″.

it has not been released on cd
yet either.

it’s a basic instrumental.

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next up is track 3 from disc 2,
how to be a millionaire (nickel and dime mix)

Vanity Kills(UK)



next up,
the uk release of vanity kills.

this was the third single from the album.

Two music videos were made by the band ABC. The UK video shows the four band members moving
against a dark background, using simple stop motion camera tricks. The US version, directed by
Peter Care, has a spoken prologue and epilogue, and presents Martin Fry and Mark White as noir
detectives, investigating a variety of shady American characters.

this is a nice little mix, that is different
from the album version.

quite a few other mixes were made of this song.
with an initial mix ‘the abigails party mix’ being
on the original cassette and cd.

the b-side was a strange instrumental, with
a few vocals, called judy’s jewels.

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next up is track 17, the instrumental
how to be a billionaire.