ABC ‎– Ocean Blue (1985)

Ocean Blue” is a song by ABC released as the fourth single from their album How to Be a…Zillionaire!.

The song’s music video, shot in black-and-white, features lead singer Martin Fry singing the song, intercut with scenes of violinists and the remaining members of the band.

The song peaked at #51 on the UK Singles Chart; the song failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. The single was the only single from the album not to chart on the Hot 100; their next single to chart there would be “When Smokey Sings” the following year.

The single version was re-recorded with drummer David Palmer after the release of the album, also referred to as the “Pacific Mix”.

Ocean Blue (Atlantic Mix)                       5:12

Tower Of London (Instrumental)             3:38

Be Near Me (Ecstasy Mix)                      4:45

Ocean Blue (Pacific Mix)                        3:37

Listen !

By eightiesvinyl Posted in ABC

4 comments on “ABC ‎– Ocean Blue (1985)

  1. What a great post! Surely my favourite single from this album…so cool, so lush, so orchestral, and criminally a flop.

    • I noticed that I missed the mix credits on these, it was Julian Mendelsohn on the Ocean Blue and Tower Of London mixes and Martyn Webster provided the Be Near Mix remix, one those great 12″ singles where every track is a winner !

  2. Thank you for this, sounds great! Just realised that the Pacific mix doesn’t have the added Anne Dudley string arrangements that the single mix (and the Atlantic mix) has, so they are not the same. Just to let you know…

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