That Was Then but This Is Now



writers: Fry, Singleton, White
album: Track 1 in album Beauty Stab
release date: 1983-11-14
popularity : 13 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Rock Pop
styles: Art Rock/Pop Rock/Synth-pop
length: 3:34
producer: Gary Langan and ABC
drums: Andy Newmark
vocal: Martin Fry
arranger: Mark White, Martin Fry and Stephen Singleton
alto saxophone: Stephen Singleton
co-producer: Gary Langan
additional percussion: Luis Jardim
strings arranger: David Bedford and ABC
bass guitar: Alan Spenner
tenor saxophone & baritone saxophone: Howie Casey
assistant engineer: Keith Nixon, John Kurlander and Bob Kraushaar
additional oboe: David Theodore
guitar & piano & synthesizer: Mark White
additional recorder: Adrian Brett
composer: Martin Fry, Mark White, Stephen Singleton
lyricist: Martin Fry, Mark White, Stephen Singleton

Album Information

label: Neutron Records
country(area): United Kingdom
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

ABC Beauty Stab cover art


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Why make the past your sacred cow?
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Reap what you sow, with a counterfeit plough

Standing here straining at that leash
Can't complain, musn't grumble
And consequently:
Russians should be baby-sitted

That was then but this is now


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 That Was Then but This Is Now
  • 2 Love's a Dangerous Language
  • 3 If I Ever Thought You'd Be Lonely
  • 4 The Power of Persuasion
  • 5 Beauty Stab
  • 6 By Default by Design
  • 7 Hey Citizen!
  • 8 King Money
  • 9 Bite the Hand
  • 10 Unzip
  • 11 S.O.S.
  • 12 United Kingdom