How to be a Billionaire

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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.

listen here:
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download here:
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http://picosong.com/qX4p

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

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Deluxe CD Prototype artwork

Here are some early samples of the prototype artwork for the CD’s.

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And here are the CD’s.

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Still have a lot of work to do on the book.

Vanity Kills(UK)

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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.

listen here:
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download here:
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http://picosong.com/q52D

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

How to be a Millionaire (acapella)

next up,
is the acapella version of
‘how to be a millionaire’.

the first 12″ release
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12″: 1984 UK (Neutron; NTXR 107) [ps]
6:05 How To Be A Zillionaire (bond street mix)
3:31 How To Be A Millionaire (single remix) [“$$$$$$$$$ version”?]
3:30 How To Be A Millionaire (acapella)

note : this is the 1st 12″ for the single, with a different
cover/artwork….
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the 2nd 12″ release
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12″: 1984 UK (Neutron; NTX 107) [“Wall St./big car” ps]
7:33 How To Be A Zillionaire (wall st. mix)
3:31 How To Be A Millionaire (single remix)
3:30 How To Be A Millionaire (acapella)

note : i’m not sure if this was released around the
same time or slightly later than the 7″….this was
part 2 of 2 different 12″ releases..
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also, on the back of the release are pictures of
the members….and they show a dark haired girl
called ‘fiona’ instead of ‘eden’…

on the back of this release, the artwork now
shows ‘eden’….

both of the tracks on the b-side are the same as
the ones on the other 12″
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download here:
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 http://picosong.com/q4Le

 

next up is track 14, the 7″ mix
of vanity kills.

How to be a Millionaire (single)

 

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1985. A pivotal year for ABC.

The year that ABC would release their masterpiece, How to be a Millionaire album

Well, actually, it all started in 1984. Which is where our story begins.

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‘pounds, dollars….p p p pounds dollars’

well, here is my all-time
favorite songs from them…

great social satire/commentary for
the times..(along with the ‘pet shop
boys – opportunities’ which was being
played around the same time)

it’s had quite a history…i’m sure
theres a story out there about what
happened with it….

but i first heard this song on the
radio way back in 1984 (the wall st mix)..
and i really liked it……it was only
being played on the ‘soul and funk’ stations,
not the pop ones…and i managed to tape
it off the radio, so i could listen to
over and over…

but i never did find it in the stores
until it was re-released in 1985 in the US..
and that was after ‘be near me’ was a big
hit…

from lazlos discography
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ABC: How To Be A Millionaire
[1984] single
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7″: 1984 UK (Neutron; NT 107) [with poster]
How To Be A Millionaire
How To Be A Billionaire

note : this was the first release, i’m sure there
were promo’s of it also…. the 7″ mix is a
single edit of the song…

both how to be a millionaire (7 inch) and
‘how to be a billionaire’ version which
is an instrumental mix…
these have not been on CD yet..

here is the first track:

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download from here:
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http://picosong.com/qfgb

 

here’s a bonus poster shot, that came with the 7″.

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next up track 12 ‘how to be a millionaire(acapella).

Prototype listing

hey abc’ers,

i’m making a deluxe version of
how to be a zillionaire..

here’s what i would like it to be like:
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how to be a millionaire (deluxe) v1.0

disc 1:
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original album
format track time title
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cd 1 3:49 Fear Of The World
cd 2 3:38 Be Near Me
cd 3 3:27 Vanity Kills
cd 4 3:32 Ocean Blue
cd 5 5:34 15 Storey Halo
cd 6 2:48 A To Z
cd 7 3:35 How To Be A Millionaire
cd 8 3:38 Tower Of London
cd 9 4:18 So Hip It Hurts
cd 10 3:17 Between You and Me

singles and bsides
format track time title
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v 11 3:31 How To Be A Millionaire (single remix)
v 12 3:30 How To Be A Millionaire (acapella)
cd 13 3:31 Vanity Kills (u.s.a. single remix)
v 14 3:37 Vanity Kills (7″)
cd 15 2:03 Judy’s Jewels
cd 16 3:40 Ocean Blue (Single Mix or 7″)
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instrumentals
format track time title
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v 17 3:41 How To Be A Billionaire
cd 18 3:38 How To Be A Trillionaire (Harajuku Mix)
cd 19 3:36 What’s Your Destination (be near me-inst)
cd 20 3:38 Tower Of London [instrumental]
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14:33
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1hr:12:01

disc 2
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remixes
format track time title
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cd 1 7:33 How To Be A Zillionaire (wall st. mix)
cd 2 6:05 How To Be A Zillionaire (bond street mix)
v 3 5:22 How To Be A Zillionaire (nickel & dime mix)
cd 4 5:27 Be Near Me (munich disco mix)
v 5 4:45 Be Near Me (ecstasy mix)
cd 6 4:58 Be Near Me (munich disco mix – early fade)
v 7 6:13 Vanity Kills (the mendelsohn mix)
cd 8 5:43 Vanity Kills (u.s.a. remix)
cd 9 5:09 Vanity Kills (the abigails party mix)
v 10 5:58 Tower Of London (extended version)
cd 11 4:40 Fear Of The World (in cinemascope)
cd 12 8:53 ABC Megamix
cd 13 3:37 Ocean Blue (pacific mix)
cd 14 5:12 Ocean Blue (atlantic mix)
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1hr:19m:35s

 

 

later
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‘so tell me, tell me, how to be’