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Martin Fry - A Lexicon of Life - Deluxe Edition

A Lexicon Of Life is the autobiography by ABC's Martin Fry. The luxe edition is hand-wrapped in Saville Row gold lame, as used to make Martin's iconic jackets. It is limited to 350 copies. The book features an exclusive gold vinyl record and rare CD. It is signed, boxed, and features a hand-written journal from Martin.


EU: £22.00 USA: £34.00
Australia/New Zealand: £45.00 Rest of the world:£52.00


This ultra-rare copy of Martin Fry’s book is limited to just 350 copies.

Bound in the same, designer material from which Martin Fry’s jackets are made, hand-finished in the UK, and featuring a limited edition, gold vinyl pressing of a new album of acoustic hits, it’s a collector’s edition signed by the author and hand-numbered.

Featuring a copy of the hard-to-find Traffic, on CD, it also features an exclusive hand-written notebook, with Martin’s original lyrics, diary entries, and formative writing reproduced for the first time.

A beautifully designed, lavishly produced masterpiece, it’s a remarkable object d’art, featuring new music, newly-recorded versions of classics, fabric from Savile Row, and exclusive music.

The track listing for the gold vinyl record, featuring acoustic hits and new songs, is:

Tears Are Not Enough

Ten Below Zero

Poison Arrow

The Look Of Love

When Smokey Sings

How To Be A Millionaire

Never Get To Be The King

All Of My Heart

Be Near Me

The Luckiest Man Alive

The hits earned their place in pop history. From Poison Arrow to The Look Of Love, from All Of My Heart, and Be Near Me, to When Smokey Sings, ABC were the band that redefined glamour and cool. Led by the charismatic Martin Fry, they enjoyed TransAtlantic success as The Lexicon of Love proved as artful as a Warhol silkscreen, and glossier than Marilyn’s lipstick. ABC’s The Lexicon of Love was a brilliantly distinctive debut album, fizzing with bright ideas, and unapologetically flamboyant.

Frontman Martin Fry harked back to a golden era of luxe, as though Cole Porter had been re-imagined among the narrow streets of Sheffield. Little wonder his sleek, opulent, and beautiful debut retains the affection of listeners four decades on. With good reason, it has stood the test of time. And so has Martin Fry, who is telling his stories and singing his songs in this eagerly-awaited package.

Copies are available to pre-order now and they’ll be dispatched ahead of the first leg of Martin’s intimate, theatre tour. Order today to ensure a signed, limited edition copy.

Martin's tour dates are here:

* Available now for pre-order, for Summer 2024 publication.

** All items are sent by DPD tracked services, to ensure safe delivery.

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