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ABBA THE ALBUMS is a online discography and review guide to the music of ABBA!

ABBA THE ALBUMS is the website to find reviews and information about nearly  every album or CD that ABBA  released either as a group or as solo artists. Included are reviews of their often overlooked Swedish language releases as well as reviews of releases by related artists. ... Updated November 2013.
 
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ARTIST-Career overviews and reviews of albums by artist

ABBA -Career overview
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& Albums as a group

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Frida Solo career

Björn and Benny:Their work outside of ABBA!
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Agnetha Fältskog
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SOLO CAREER

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BENNY & THE HEP STARS

A Guide to Related Artists and ABBA band members

ABBA tribute albums,Covers of ABBA songs and ABBA tribute bands

Björn Ulvaeus and The Hootenanny Singers

Benny Andersson Solo Career and work with BAO
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Work with BAO & films

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ABBA-Latest Releases at Blogspot!

Janne Schaffer-A Discography

Michael B. Tretow-A Discography

ABBA related Christmas albums- guide!

Where do you find reviews of all those endless ABBA compilations and reissues ? Go  directly to  to  ABBA-Career overview, Part One (1972-1982)  and  ABBA-Career overview, Part Two(1983-2008) .

YEAR : YEAR BY YEAR - ALBUM REVIEWS LISTED IN ORDER OF YEAR OF RELEASE.

ABBA THE ALBUMS: YEAR BY YEAR 1964-1969

ABBA THE ALBUMS: YEAR BY YEAR 1970-1975

ABBA THE ALBUMS: YEAR BY YEAR 1976-1979

ABBA THE ALBUMS: YEAR BY YEAR 1980-1984

ABBA THE ALBUMS: YEAR BY YEAR 1985-1989

ABBA THE ALBUMS: YEAR BY YEAR 1990-1995

ABBA THE ALBUMS: YEAR BY YEAR 1995-1999

ABBA THE ALBUMS: YEAR BY YEAR 2000-2005

ABBA-The Albums:Year by Year 2005-2010

ABBA-Latest Releases, our blog detailing latest releases, and ABBA news.

SITE INDEX: Index to all album reviews  and articles found on this site...

Index of all album reviews and articles on this site!

SPECIAL SECTIONS! ABBA GOES TO THE THEATRE ,THE MOVIES AND TO THE VIDEO STORE and The Rock and Roll HALL OF FAME!

ABBA Goes To The Theatre-Theatre projects by ABBA,Agnetha, Björn and Benny

ABBA GOES TO THE MOVIES:Appearances by ABBA and ABBA solo on DVD or in movies, videos or movie soundtracks.

ABBA releases on DVD!!!

ABBA UNRELEASED-ABBA, ABBA SOLO rare, and unreleased recordings...

Unusual and Interesting ABBA releases

WHY DID IT TAKE SO LONG FOR ABBA TO GET INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME?

Benny Andersson, Film and TV music and scores!

A list of songs written by Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus!



 
SEARCH THE SITE BY  ARTIST,  ALBUM or by YEAR!

 

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Latest ABBA releases..>
 
 
ABBA NEWS !!!!!
 

New ABBA solo compilation  album

Before ABBA,. June 2013 -  Before ABBA, Exclusive CD for ABBA-The Museum.. June 2013




2014 will feature a number of releases including  the Waterloo Deluxe Edition,"Waterloo" 7 inch single.  A 40 disc box set collection of singles,  ABBA Gold -40th Anniversary Edition and ABBA: The Official Photo Book.
 There are also two probable but not yet scheduled  releases- ABBA-Live at Wembley, Chess Deluxe Remastered  

Waterloo Deluxe Edition in April 7, 2014

For the Waterloo Deluxe Edition ,the original album has been expanded with 8 bonus tracks, plus a DVD of rare and previously unreleased television material. .
The first disc in the 2-disc package is a CD, which features the original album plus 8 bonus tracks. The bonus selections feature all the various versions of ‘Waterloo’ – the Swedish, French and German versions, as well as an alternate mix of the English version – plus the Swedish version of ‘Honey, Honey’; the remix of ‘Ring Ring’ that was first released on the American version of the Waterloo album; the single remix of ‘Ring Ring’ released as the follow-up to ‘Waterloo’ in the UK; and the Spanish version of ‘Hasta Mañana’. The DVD features 13 TV selections, most of which are previously unreleased. Little of interest here, but the best version of the Waterloo album available.

"Waterloo" 7 inch picture disc single ...April 6,  2014

A limited edition ( of 1000 copies ) vinyl single...40th Anniversary release of the Waterloo single
On April 6, 2014, it will be exactly 40 years since ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton, England. The A-side of the single features the Swedish version of the song, with which ABBA scored their victory in the Swedish selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. The B-side features the English version.


ABBA Gold -40th Anniversary Edition. April 2014
A three disc set compiling ABBA Gold, More ABBA gold and a CD of B-sides, though most of the "b-sides" are songs from ABBA's albums that just happened to release as B-sides on ABBA's singles, like "That's Me" on the B-side of "Dancing Queen". Still this particular configuration hasn't been tried before,   




ABBA: The Official Photo Book Illustrated,Hardcover Jan Gradvall and  Petter Karlsson, author foreword by members of ABBA.  March 2014

From the promo materials :
ABBA THE OFFICIAL PHOTO BOOK is the first authorised and official photo book about one of the greatest pop groups of the 20th century, covering their entire career. The group has sold almost 400 million records, in some markets topping The Beatles. The book has the full co-operation of Björn, Benny, Frida and Agnetha, who have contributed a foreword and personal commentary on the pictures. This extraordinary book contains more than 600 images, more than 100 of which have never previously been published. See images from the pre-ABBA years, the formation of the band, ABBA's incredible rise to success with their break-through at the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton and the rocket ride to global super-stardom that followed. Private photographs are included as well as unpublished pictures by famous press photographers, alternative shots from album cover shoots and behind-the-scenes pictures from the major tours. There are photographic insights into their subsequent careers as well as brand-new photographs of the four band members taken during the last few months. This is the definitive photo book on ABBA!

ABBA: The Singles, Universal  602537649594,  May 2014  40 disc  7 inch vinyl set 

Universal will release an exclusive limited edition box set “ABBA The Singles” in May to celebrate 40 years of “Waterloo”. It will include 40 international singles with covers. Naturally there are couple of  omissions of songs that were released as singles such as "Hasta Manana"

1. People Need Love / Merry-Go-Round
2. He Is Your Brother / Santa Rosa
3. Ring Ring (Swedish Version) / Åh, vilka tider
4. Ring Ring (English Version) / She’s My Kind of Girl
5. Love Isn’t Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough) / I Am Just A Girl
6. Ring Ring (German Version) / Wer Im Wartesaal der Liebe steht
7. Waterloo (Swedish Version) / Honey, Honey (Swedish Version)
8. Waterloo (English Version) / Watch Out
9. Waterloo (German Version) / Watch Out
10. Waterloo (French Version) / Gonna Sing You My Lovesong
11. Honey, Honey / King Kong Song
12. Honey, Honey / Ring Ring (remix)
13. So Long / I’ve Been Waiting For You
14. I Do, I Do, I Do / Rock me
15. S.O.S. / Man In The Middle
16. Mamma Mia / Intermezzo No.1
17. Fernando / Hey, Hey Helen
18. Dancing Queen / That’s Me
19. Money, Money, Money / Crazy World
20. Knowing Me, Knowing You / Happy Hawaii
21. The Name Of The Game / I Wonder (Departure)
22. Take A Chance On Me / I’m A Marionette
23. Eagle / Thank You For The Music
24. Summer Night City / Medley: Pick A Bale of Cotton…
25. Chiquitita / Lovelight
26. Chiquitita (Spanish Version) / Lovelight
27. Does Your Mother Know / Kisses of Fire
28. Voulez-Vous / Angeleyes
29. Estoy Sonando / Does Your Mother Know
30. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) / The King Has Lost His Crown
31. I Have A Dream / Take A Chance On Me (live)
32. The Winner Takes It All / Elaine
33. Super Trouper / The Piper
34. Happy New Year / Andante, Andante
35. Lay All Your Love On Me / On And On And On
36. One Of Us / Should I Laugh Or Cry
37. Head Over Heels / The Visitors
38. When All Is Said And Done / Soldiers
39. The Day Before You Came / Cassandra
40. Under Attack / You Owe Me One


ABBA-Live at Wembley Fall 2014

Benny Andersson has said that his son, Ludwig is working on  a release of live recordings from ABBA's appearence at Wembley Stadium    in 1979. These will not be the tweaked recordings used on the ABBA LIVE  album.   

Chess Deluxe Remaster....   Late 2014

Benny Andersson confirmed in recent  interview that  he is considering a 30th anniversary  reissue of  Anderson-Rice-Ulvaues  Chess studio   album.  It will likely include at least some unreleased material, since some of the songs recorded were not used due to a lack of space on the original 90 minute 2LP set.

Gracias Por La Musica  2014

A reissue CD version of the original ABBA Spanish language  album from 1980, is under consideration as well.


Deluxe Visitors!

ABBA-The Visitors Deluxe Edition CD/DVD, International release April 2012

The fourth  in a series of Deluxe Edition ABBA CD/DVD. These have featured previously released music, the original album plus relevent B-sides and/or foreign language tracks. Also included is a DVD of TV performances and other relevant video material. 

The audio tracks have been  remastered yet again for this release,  The disc includes a never before available  demos mix caled ",From A Twinkling Star To a Passing Angel" that has never been released before. . All of the other audio tracks have been previously released.There is also the usual DVD of rare clips..
 
New version ABBA Deluxe release
 
ABBA-ABBA Deluxe Edition ,, Universal 060252752259  November 2012

Yet another version of ABBA's 1975 self titled album.  The CD features the latest remastered version of the album with bonus tracks, while the DVD features related video clips from the era....

 
New official ABBA photo book coming out in 2014
New album;with new material, no release date yet.
 
 

Deluxe version Ring Ring...

ABBA-Ring Ring , October 2013 ABBA's official site and Carl Magnus Palm have announced that there will be a Deluxe version of ABBA's Ring Ring album. It will be released in October 2013 .The album was originally released in 1973 and credited to Agnetha,Bjorn, Benny and Anni-Frid. Like, the other ABBA Deluxe versions it will consist one CD and one DVD. The CD includes the relevent B-sides and rarities from the era, and the DVD has TV clips. The DVD appears rather sparse this time, but the CD has lots of tracks including oddly a few songs recorded by artists other than ABBA. One relavent track was left off - the Swedish language B-side. Ah vilka tider. Strange to cull this one considering some of the other weak tracks on this album. '
For for more see ABBA the releases blog.
 
 
New Agnetha album!
 
New Agnetha album called "A" was released May 2013. The album produced is by music Swedish producer, Jörgen Elofsson. "When You Really Loved Me", was released as the first single from the album, and there is another single , The One Who Loves You Now. which is only Available on iTunes Germany. "Past Forever" is a piano based track, "Dance Your Pain Away" is a disco number, "Back On Your Radio" is pop song "I Should've Followed You Home" is a duet with Gary Barlow of Take That, while "I Keep Them On The Floor Beside My Bed" has been co-written by Agnetha. She told BBC News: "For this album, we had an idea that maybe I should try to write one song. She also co-wrote one song on two of her previous three English language solo studio albums. Fans have been positive about the first single released so far... UPDATE:the album has been released to positive reviews, and has hit the top 10 in many territories. It has now gone gold in Australia, the UK, and (no surprise) Sweden. This appears to be due the considerable promotion and publicity that has been done for the album...
 
 
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The blogspot page is  basically a chattier version of  the Latest  release page that we have always had on this site...
 
Where can you buy ABBA and ABBA solo CD's?
 
Aside from the always useful Amazon.com, among the best places to buy  ABBA related products are from ABBA -the Site (not much selection,but easy to use and good prices)  the ABBF record service (the best selection, but not easy to use) and on a couple of Swedish sites, Megastore and Ginza.

ABBA-THE SITE.

ABBF Fan Club Shop site!

The English Megastore

Ginza

Yours in Stig, Johnny
 

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ABBA-Career overview, Part one (1972-1982)

ABBA-Career overview,Part Two(1983-2008)

ABBA GOLD, and More ABBA GOLD

ABBA -The complete recording sessions box (2005)

ALBUMS- Key ABBA solo albums

Agnetha and Frida Solo Work

Agnetha's 1975 Solo album ELVA KVINNOR ETT HUS!

Frida-Something's Going On and Shine

AGNETHA's 2004 release-MY COLOURING BOOK & Agnetha's 1980's English solo albums

Agnetha's Best of Cd , MY LOVE, MY LIFE

Agnetha's English language career hits collection called THAT's ME.

Frida's 1975 solo album-FRIDA ENSAM

Frida's 1996 solo album -Djupa Andetag

 Björn & Benny projects and other artists!

Björn and Benny's cool 1970 album-Lycka

Benny and Björn's 1996 musical-Kristina Fran Duvemala

Mamma Mia! Stage musical and film!

Björn and Benny's work with Gemini including new BEST OF collection!

B&B's work with Josefin Nilsson and Ainbusk

Björn, Benny and Tim Rice's CHESS - all it's various versions!

The French and English Abbacadabra Musical

CHRISTMAS albums by the ABBA solo acts.

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ABBA engineer Michael B. Tretow's solo career.

Janne Schaffer -A Discography

ALL OTHER ALBUMS -INDEX TO ALL ALBUM REVIEWS ON THIS SITE!

ABBA THE ALBUMS Site index

 
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Twins from different mothers!
Amazingly similiar!

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Frida says go take a walk in the grass.

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ABBA the Albums is ranked as ABBA Omnibus essential site!

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ABBA DISCOGRAPHY SITES!!!

ABBA-the Releases

Walter Veldman's site is the best discography  site for checking out differences between the various issuances of ABBA group albums, in particular.  The site is fully illustrated ,and includes info  record label catalog numbers,  track listings, and song timings The site also lists  singles, LP, and cassette  bootleg and compilation issues... ..This site was redesigned in 2010.

Elmar's ABBA Site

ABBA for the record,

ABBA for the record specializes in featuring the images of the  actual covers of every ABBA release whether CD, single or LP, Nominated for ABBA site of the year, 2009.

ABBA on CD

Newer site that focuses on the history of how each of the ABBA LP was reissued or intially issued on Compact Disc. Nominated for ABBA site of year, 2009

Thorsven's ABBA pages

Thorsven's ABBA pages features his datABBAse.This database has track listings for most ABBA related albums, videos and bootlegs.

OTHER ABBA WEBSITES!

ABBA-THE SITE.

The official ABBA website

Rafaels and Stefans pictures, the best ABBA photo site on the web.

Mikory's My ABBA Blog-Lots of ABBA news & pictures!

Linda's music (links links links) The best one page Abba link  list on the web, is no longer on the web!

icethesite- Dominic" Ice" Wallis' site on ABBA related musicals, and new releases! Excellent site for ABBA news! ABBa site of the year 2008 and 2009!

ABBA on TV

carlmagnuspalm.com -ABBA guru's site... Carl is the leading ABBA historian...

Trent Nickson's ABBA-The Worldwide Chart Lists

ABBA Omnibus

Formerly called ABBA World. ABBA guru's Ian Cole's complete guide to ABBA links, songs, videos, books, and much more....Check out his  blog section!

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The Saab Four Singing "I Am An A" in Australia, back in the day!

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 MONTIEF'S HANDY GUIDE TO ABBA THE ALBUMS!!!

  HOME-ABBA-THE ALBUMS  All ABBA Albums 1972-1982  All Abba Albums 1983-2006
 1970-1972 The Early Years (Lycka, Pa Svenska, Early singles)  1973 Ring Ring  1974-Waterloo
 1975-ABBA'S 1975 studio album   1975/1976 ABBA's first Greatest Hits album  1976/1977-Arrival
  1977/1978- The Album  1979 Voulez-Vous and Greatest Hits Volume 2   1980-Super Trouper
  1981-The Visitors   1982-The Singles-The First Ten Years and other 1982 sessions  1986-ABBA Live
  ABBA's Spanish &Non English recordings   ABBA Box sets  ABBA Rare and Unreleased
 1970's& 1980's ABBA Compilations and Reissues  1990's/2000's ABBA compilations   Index of all albums on the site

 

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ABBA, Group& Solo -100 Great Records

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ABBA the Albums History/Acknowledgements

ABBA THE ALBUMS was an Web-TV website from July 22, 1999 to April 4, 2000. ATA has been brought to you by the loverly folks at Tripod since June 13, 2001. THANKS TO: Crystal, Pookie, Bubba ,Baby,  my one-time roommates -The Odd Couple, Jimsb, Edsel Felpin, Montief and the people of  the late lamented ABBAMAIL!       Yours in Stig, Johnny!

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