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Nick Lowe - The Abominable Showman Download
The Abominable Showman
Nick Lowe
Rock & Roll, Power Pop, Pop Rock
14 Jul 2017
USA & Europe
MP3 album size:
1733 mb
FLAC album size:
2155 mb
Yep Roc Records


1Ragin Eyes
2Wish You Were Here
3We Want Action
Backing Vocals – Pete Marsh
5Crackin' Up (live)
6Time Wounds All Heels
Vocals [Harmonies] – Carlene Carter, Simon Climie
7Paid The Price
Backing Vocals – Pete Marsh
8Man Of A Fool
9Mess Around With Love
10Chicken And Feathers
11Cool Reaction
12Saint Beneath The Paint
13How Do You Talk To An Angel
14Pet You And Hold You (live)
15 Bonus Tracks
16(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love And Understanding (live)


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
XXLP18Nick Lowe The Abominable Showman ‎(LP, Album)F-BeatXXLP18UK1983
FCT 38589Nick Lowe The Abominable Showman ‎(Cass, Album)ColumbiaFCT 38589US1983
FIEND CD 184Nick Lowe The Abominable Showman ‎(CD, Album, RE)Demon RecordsFIEND CD 184France1990
P-11379Nick Lowe The Abominable Showman ‎(LP, Album)F-BeatP-11379Japan1983
FC 38589Nick Lowe The Abominable Showman ‎(LP, Album)ColumbiaFC 38589US1983


  • Arranged By [Strings]Robert Kirby
  • BassJames Eller
  • Bass, Guitar, VocalsNick Lowe
  • Drums, VocalsBobby Irwin
  • EngineerPaul Bass, Paul Cobbold
  • GuitarMartin Belmont
  • Keyboards, VocalsPaul Carrack
  • ProducerNick Lowe, Roger Bechirian
  • Remastered ByDavid Glasser


The track listing on the packaging of the CD is incorrect. It states two bonus tracks: Peace Love & Understanding (as track 13) and Crackin' Up (as track 14). This omits one bonus track and presents the others out of sequence. In response to a customer query in August 2017, a representative of the label reported that when the existing misprinted stock sells out, the next pressing will have updated artwork to reflect the correct track listing.

All three bonus tracks were recorded live at the Agora ballroom in Cleveland, Ohio on Feb 10, 1982. These recordings were first released on the double 7-inch of "My Heart Hurts" in 1982 and credited to "Nick Lowe & His Noise to Go." They were also included in the 1999 compilation "The Doings."


  • Barcode: 6 34457 23982 1
  • Matrix / Runout: 3156685 01 05/04/2017 12:45 PM#9916
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LN09
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI JI02


  • Copyright (c) – Nick Lowe Ltd.


  • Contancia
I bought the YEP-2398 CD reissue on Amazon. Listening to it now. I can confirm that track 13 is a live version of "Pet You And Hold You," Track 14 is a live version of "Crackin' Up," and track 15 is a live version of "Peace Love And Understanding."
  • Chilldweller
I saw that the correction that added an extra bonus track (not printed on the back) was overruled. I also listened to a copy with that extra bonus live song "Pet You & Hold You". It seems very unlikely to me that there are more pressings of this re-release?