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ABBA -THE ALBUMS -ABBA BY YEAR BY YEAR... 2000-2007

(for the most recent albums go to ourLatest RELEASES page...)

New Releases of ABBA , ABBA Solo and ABBA related CD's and DVD's .

Albums on this page are for the most part listed in actual chronological order of release.. Albums are listed by country of origin, unless they were released widely throughout the world . Singles are usually listed only if they include non album tracks. Multi-artist collections are usually not listed unless they include tracks not available elsewhere. Bootleg lp's or CD's are not included in this listing. Related artists are included when it is deemed relevant or convenient to do so..

Click on the years below to go back in time to that particular year. .

Over 100 ABBA related releases are listed here but only a handful of those feature new material by the actual former members of ABBA....

2000 2001 2002

2003 2004 2005 2006 & 2007

 2000

A largely uneventful year with lots of releases but little in the way of actual new material .

ABBA- MILLENNIUM EDITION January 2000 German CD

Various Artists- Våra Systrar Gå I Brokiga Kläder- March 2000 Swedish CD
Michael B. Tretow -Greatest Hits- January 2000 Swedish CD

M2M-Shades of Purple March -2000 Internationally released CD

The Black Sweden-Gold -March 2000 German CD..

Various Artists-The Collection -ABBA favoritter May 2000 Danish CD

Jive Bunny and Master Mixers-Non stop ABBA Party July 2000 German CD

Agnetha Faltskog- Agnetha Faltskog Volume 2 Summer 2000 Out of print- German or Dutch CD

ABBA-THE COMPLETE GOLD COLLECTION May 2000 2CD set...

Sushi Kids -Sushi kids Dutch CD July 2000

Phillpe Elan -Toujors August 2000 French CD...

Kylie Minogue-August 2000 Sydney Olympics (unreleased recording)

ABBA ORO (REMASTERED AND EXPANDED) 2000 RELEASED IN MANY MARKETS ON CD

Peter Joback-Only When I breathe September 2000 Swedish CD

Frida- 14 HITS SVENSKA POPFAVORITER September 2000 Swedish CD

ABBA-20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection September 2000 USA CD

Sånger från andra våningen Songs from the Second Floor Danish-Norwegian film. Hard to find Promo CD (Film released in Sweden in October 2000 )

Hep stars-KLASSIKER  October? 2002 Available on Swedish CD

ABBA- MILLENNIUM EDITION January 2000 German CD

What can one say about this CD, well basically it's reissue of Classic ABBA-THE UNIVERSAL MASTER COLLECTION which had just been released throughout Europe in 1999. .

1. Thank You For The Music
2. The Winner Takes It All
3. Fernando
4. One Of Us
5. Angeleyes
6. The Day Before You Came
7. Eagle
8. So Long
9. Why Did It Have To Be Me
 10. Ring Ring
11. The Way Old Friends Do
12. Slipping Through My Fingers
13. Hasta Mañana
14. Our Last Summer
15. My Love, My Life
16. If It Wasn't For The Nights
17. People Need Love
18. Happy New Year

Various Artists- Våra Systrar Gå I Brokiga Kläder March 2000 Swedish CD

This album is one of the first places you could hear Helen Sjöholm outside of Kristina Fran Duvemala . However, there is No ABBA music or ABBA band people on this album.

This Album has Poems by Karin Boye and Edith Södergran with music by Leif Strand. Performances by Ulla-Carin Gustafson, Johanna Nyström, Mija Folkesson, Rigmor Gustafsson, Sharon Dyall, Camerata Roman (Chamber Orchestra) and Leif Strands Women´s chior as well as Helen Sjöholm,.

Michael B. Tretow -Greatest Hits January 2000 Swedish CD

ABBA engineer Michael B. Tretow has had a lengthy if sporadic Swedish music market solo career. (he started recording in the mid-1960's )This collection covers mostly 1980's and 1990's stuff..,but also includes a few tracks from Micke's cult fan classic 1976 LET'S BOOGIE album .LET'S BOOGIE was recorded with ABBA,the ABBA band and ABBA friends. LET'S BOOGIE was all in English but most of this CD is in Swedish. "Hubba hubba zoot zoot" was among the Swedish hits here....

Track listing:
Hubba hubba zoot zoot/ Tutti Frutti/ Zoltan zulls julhälsning/ Spotnjik/ Sovjetisk modevisning/ Tomtens sommarsång/ Det var bättre förr/, Kortvisa nr. 1/Den makalösa manicken/ Elitgymnasten/ Visste ni? /Höns!/ Apans sång Jinglemaskinens klagan/ Gnällpipan/ Kom ihäg, Trolle e bäst/ Russin/ Grävslok/Brief intermission no.1/ Moonbeams / Children of the night/ Familjen schedblad/ Telefånen /Visste ni?/ Japansk moped!/ Motorsågsmazurka/ Program-jingle/ Jag är kär/ Eldorado americana/ Dr. Gerhards liniment/I läskedrycksaffären/Åby folket park -59, Kvalitetsauktionen/ Walter Lügens,/TV 1 signature

M2M -Shades of Purple March 2000 Internationally released CD
This Norwegian girl duo somehow managed to get Benny Andersson to play French accordion on this album..

I suppose all you have to do is ask....

The Black Sweden-Gold -March 2000 German CD..

Black Sweden does versions of ABBA songs that have been merged with heavy metal classics- which sounds interesting though I have not heard the album. It was recorded in Gothenberg and released by EMI Germany.....The group features sessions musicians- Richard Fireburn,Johnny Flash, Steve Speed and Dr A Force. This album was reissued with a different cover and title in 2004 ... (the new title was -A metal tribute to ABBA)

1. Smoke On The Water / Mamma Mia ( The Black`s Medley)
2. Woman From Tokyo / Does Your Mother Know ( The Black`s Medley)
3. Tush / I Do I Do I Do I Do I Do ( The Black`s Medley)
4. Enter Sandman / Take A Chance On Me ( The Black`s Medley)
5. Winner Takes It All
6. God Of Thunder / S. O. S. ( The Black`s Medley)
7. Ballroom Blitz / Dancing Queen ( The Black`s Medley)
8. Ain`t Talking About Love - Money Money Money ( The Black`s Medley)
9. Breaking The Law / Ring Ring ( The Black`s Medley)
10. Heartbreaker / Knowing Me Knowing You ( The Black`s Medley)
11. Winner Takes It All ( Unplugged Version)

Various Artists-The Collection -ABBA favoritter May 2000 Danish CD

A collection of covers of ABBA and B&B songs recorded in Danish.

: Dorthe Kollo: Velkommen til verden. Lecia & Lucienne: Waterloo ; Bare en af dem. Grethe Ingmann: En karrusel. Svenne & Lotta: Dance (while the music still goes on) ; Bang-a-boomerang. Susanne Lana: Hasta mañana. Alice & Rita: Hokus pokus. Vivian: Jeg har ventet på dig. Ulla Pia: Som en boomerang. Pia Ortkær: Ding dong shubidu ding dong : Nina pretty ballerina. Lotte: Danse med mig : Dancing queen

Jive Bunny and Master Mixers-Non stop ABBA Party July 2000 German CD

A cover album of dance versions of ABBA songs...

1.Dancing queen
2.Knowing me, knowing you
3.Take a chance
4.Gimme gimme gimme
5.Money money money
6.Sos
7.Super trouper
8.The winner takes it all
9.Voulez vous
10.Summer night city
11.Honey honey
12.Lay all your love on me
13.Mamma mia
14.Does your mother know
15.Ring ring
16.Waterloo
17.The name of the game
18.Chiquitita
19.Thank you for the music
20.Fernando

Agnetha Faltskog- Agnetha Faltskog Volume 2 Summer 2000 Out of print- German or Dutch CD

Originally available 1969, Curently Available on CD as part of D Första Åren - Agnetha Fältskog 1967-1979 6 CD box set

This is the Royal records CD reissue.. Agnetha's first two albums were produced by the man who discovered her, Karl-Gerhard Lundqvist (who also went by his performing name-Little Gerhard). Little Gerhard also wrote or cowrote some of the songs on Aggie's first few albums.This album was co-engineered by Michael Tretow.

VOLUME 2 is similar to the first album. This one features "Zigenarvan" (Gypsy Friend") a rollicking song co-written by Aggie that apparently offended her large Swedish gypsy audience. Agnetha wrote one of the songs, and cowrote five others...

During 1968-70 , Agnetha also attempted to become big in Germany (see Geh Mit Gott review . She had a completely independent career singing in German concurrently at this time, but continued to record in Swedish, and occasionally in English.

This album was rereleased in 2000 on CD by Royal Records This was the first time that album had been found on CD. The CD has lyrics and three bonus tracks! Features five songs filmed for Swedish TV in 1969 as bonus tracks..(This was the same program Bjorn met Agnetha! ) One of the TV clips was . "Nu Ska Vi Opp Opp Opp " which was also featured in the THANK YOU ABBA video in a bizarre clip where Agnetha seemingly joins the Swedish airforce. This album(minus bonus tracks) is also part of -De Första Åren - Agnetha Fältskog 1967-1979.

 Track listing (with bonus tracks)
 Fram för Svenska Sommaren/Lek Med Dina Dockor/Ge Dej Till Tåls/Skål Kära Vän/Glöm honom/En Gång Fanns Bara Vi Två/Hjärtats Kronprins/Det Handlar Om kärlek/Som En Vind../Senor Gonzales/Zigenarvän/Tag Min hand. lat oss bli vanner BONUS TRACKS -on ROYAL RECORDS CD /Nu Ska Vi Opp Opp Opp/ Medley:3 songs .a.-Värkänslorlb.Det kommer en var c) Nu ska vi vara snälla / En stilla flirt

ABBA-THE COMPLETE GOLD COLLECTION May 2000 2CD set...

Like Forever Gold this combines ABBA GOLD, and MORE ABBA GOLD.

Only this collection features the 1999 Australian editions of those CD's .

The Australians had a different track selection on their ABBA GOLD, and subsequently on their More ABBA gold as well. The main drawback is that you no longer get the the B-sides -"Cassandra" and "Lovelight". This was issued in Red packaging.

 

Sushi Kids -Sushi kids Dutch CD July 2000

Features covers of ABBA songs in Dutch by a kids group.

 

Phillpe Elan -Toujors August 2000 French CD...

Interestingly this CD includes French versions of eight songs originally sung by Frida.

Conte de'été (Lugna vatten)/ Muriel (Lycka)/ Donne-moi ton amour (Ålska mig alltid)/ Toujours, Si Jamais/ Accorde-moi ma peine (You know what I mean)/ Envoyez les clowns (send in the clowns),/La fuite,/Dernière danse (sista valsen med dig)/ La voix de Frida (Like an angel passing through my room)/Tu es là, Perdu sur Mars (Life on mars)/Berceuse

Kylie Minogue-October 2000 Sydney Olympics (unreleased recording)

Kylie sang a live version of "Dancing Queen" on October 1, 2000 at the closing ceremony of 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney...the only non-Australian song performed in the show...which kind of indicated the special place ABBA has in Australian culture...Kylie and her sister Dani are renowned ABBA fans, they were ABBA fans before it was cool to be so...

Kylie also has performed a hard to find but different live version of the same song for her "Intimate and Live" tour and released it as an airplay only single in Australia.

(*Yes, the 2000 Sydney, Australia Olympics actually occurred in September, and October of 2000).

ABBA ORO (REMASTERED AND EXPANDED) 2000 RELEASED IN MANY MARKERTS ON CD

ORO has been rereleased with a new black cover with the signeratures of the group.

Thus this is now the essential Spanish language ABBA recording to buy.

This new version was remastered and includes as bonus tracks the five additional

Spanish language songs originally compiled on MAS ORO. ("Ring Ring"," Slipping Through My Fingers','Happy New Year' 'Andante,Andante' and 'When All Is Said and
Done").

TRACK LISTING

1. Fernando 2. Chiquitita 3. Gracias Por La Musica 4. La Reina Del Baile 5. Al Andar 6. Dame! Dame! Dame! 7. Estoy Sonando 8. Mamma Mia 9. Hasta Manana 10. Conociendome, Conociendote11. Felicidad 12. Andante, Andante 13. Se Me Esta Escapando 14. No Hay A Quien Culpar 15.Ring Ring

 

Peter Joback-Only When I breathe- September 2000 Swedish CD

New CD by the breakout star of Kristina Fran Duvemala. Features the single "Higher" , No participation by any former members of ABBA.

And ,yes people do breathe most of the time!

 

Frida- 14 HITS SVENSKA POPFAVORITER September 2000 Swedish CD

Reissue of a 1998 CD this time with a new cover. "The old wine with a new wineskin" as Jesse Jackson would say."I am Somebody" He would also say...Go Red Sox!

A compilation of 14 tracks from her three albums (FRIDA ENSAM, SOMETHING's GOING ON, SHINE) released in Sweden on the Polar label.

No rarities are included. This was released primarily in the Swedish
market. As yet there hasn't been a internationally released Frida- only compilation.A collection that included some of her many rarities would be
most welcome but apparently Frida herself has vetoed the idea of any compilation that would be released internationally or include rarities.

TRACK LISTING:

Fernando(Swedish version)/Shine/Vill Du Låna En Man/The Way You Do/Liv På Mars?/I Know There´s Something Going On /Aldrig Mej/Threnody/Ett Liv I Solen/Come To Me(I am Woman) /Skulle De Va Skönt/Tell Me It´s Over/Var Är Min Clown?/Here We´ll Stay

ABBA-20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection September 2000 USA CD

Part of a new series of greatest hits albums put out by Universal in the USA. Compiled by Bill Levinson. Various artists are featured ,ABBA merely being one of them.The disc is logically chosen, if a bit ungenerous. You can get all the same songs except for "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do" on ABBA Gold.The track listing includes 11 of ABBA's 14 American Top 40 hits. (The exceptions being (Honey,Honey, "Does Your Mother Know" and "When All is Said and Done")This album actually went Gold in the USA, impressive for a compilation album.The CD sold well mainly because the album was often displayed with the other artists in the "20th century masters" series...

 

Track listing-20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of ABBA 1. Waterloo 2. S.O.S. 3. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do 4. Mamma Mia

5. Fernando 6. Dancing Queen 7. Knowing Me, Knowing You 8. The Name of the Game 9. Take a Chance 10. Chiquitita 11. The Winner Takes It All

Sånger från andra våningen Songs from the Second Floor Danish-Norwegain film. Hard to find Promo CD (Film released in Sweden in October 2000 )

Directed by Roy Andersson (no relation to Benny) this is fairly interesting,and adventurous film that focus on the dreamlike goings on one day or so in a very surreal place. Most of Benny's music here is preety subtle, except for a choral number ( "Kärlekens tid")where most of the actors on the screen all of sudden appear to be singing...in a subway car etc .... even though there doing other things.... It's one of the best moments in the film, though the melody is simply good not great.

The fact that Benny found yet another quirky project to be involved with reminds us that he tends to be the more artisitic half of the Bjorn and Benny creative combine. Bjron is too busy counting the money from MAMMA MIA.

There is not a soundtrack album for this movie but there was a hard to find three song promotional EP released of Benny's music. Tracks included are called Sang 1, Sang 2 , and Sang 3 but Sang 1 would later turn out to be Sången från andra våningen  and Sang 3 -Tösabiten . There is some debate as to what to call Sang 2, since it has bits of more than one song.... .

Sång Från Andra Våningen" , "Lauren ", and "Tösabiten" are also found on different later versions on 2001's Benny Andersson's Orkester and "Saknadens Rum " and "Kärlekens tid 'are found on the 2004 album- BAO.

Hep Stars-KLASSIKER  October? 2002 Available on Swedish CD
 
Released by EMI this CD of previously released tracks has all the usual suspects. and covers the entire 1960's...

 1. Cadillac
2. Farmer John
3. Bald Headed Woman
4. No Response
5. Sunny Girl
6. Wedding
7. Consolation
8. Speedy Gonzales
9. Malaika
 10. Let It Be Me
11. Save Your Heart For Me
12. Mot Okänt Land
13. I Natt Jag Drömde
14. It's Nice To Be Back
15. Holiday For Clowns
16. Speleman
17. Är Det Inte Kärlek, Säg?
18. Donna

 

 2001

In 2001 Benny 's first album in 11 years came out and Mamma Mia premiered on Broadway. ABBA studio albums were given a definitive refurbishing.

ABBA -S.O.S.: Best of Abba -January 2001 Japanese CD
Triakel- Vintervisor med Triakel January 2001 Swedish
CD
A*TEENS- TEEN SPIRIT February 2001 Available on
CD
Anne Sofie Von Otter Meets Elvis Costello-For The Stars 2001

Various Artists-Abbametal-A tribute to ABBA Early 2001 Japanese CD

Benny Andersson-Puder Promotional CD single 2001
Nanne's -Alla Mina Ansikten April 2001 Swedish
CD
ABBA-The Remastered
CD's Series /Limited Edition Digipaks June 2001
Benny Andersson-Benny Andersson's Orkester released on Swedish
CD 2001
Frida-The Collection August 2001
Hep Stars- The Collection August 2001
Phillipe Elan -Toujors August 2001 French
CD...
Various Artists -"Osannolikt svenskt" September 2001 Swedish
CD
James Last Plays ABBA October 2001 German
CD
The Real Group -Allt det bästa" October 2001 Swedish
CD
ABBA-THE DEFINiTIVE COLLECTION October 2001 Worldwide
CD release
CHESS -(Danish 2001 Tour version) November 2001 DANISH 2
CD set
The Hep Stars -Jul Med Hep Stars November 2001
Louise Pitre - All Of My Life Has Led To This Late 2001American
CD
Ainbusk - I Midvintertid - En Jul På Gotland LAte 2001 Swedish
CD

ABBA -S.O.S.: Best of Abba -January 2001 Japanese CD.

This is a very successful new single CD compilation released only in Japan. This release reached #3 on the Japanese charts.

 Track Listing
1. S.O.S.
2. Chiquitita
3. Dancing Queen
4. That's Me
5. Take A Chance On Me
6. Eagle
7. Summer Night City
8. Voulez-Vous
9. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
 10. Winner Takes It All
11. On & On & On
12. Super Trouper
13. Mamma Mia
14. Money Money Money
15. Knowing Me Knowing You
16. Name Of The Game
17. Fernando
18. Lay All Your Love On Me
19. Waterloo

 

Triakel- Vintervisor med Triakel January 2001 Swedish CD

Benny Andersson cowrote and produced the dark sounding millenium hymn called " Innan Gryningen" in late 1999 but it didn't make it onto a long-playing recording until the release of this studio album by Emma Hardelin and Triakel.

The rest of the album features songs by Swedish songwriters such as Evert Taube and Dan Andersson.

Various Artists-Abbametal-A tribute to ABBA Early 2001 Japanese CD

This appears to have been released in two different versions... The first version was released on the German/American record label Nuclear Blast -that version has a black cover-with disco ball on it.

Another version was released on King, a Japanese record label in June 2001 this version has a goofy drawn cover of the four members ABBA on it... But the content of both albums is the same...

 

Track Listing
1. Summer Night City - Therion
2. Thank You For the Music - Metalium
3. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! - Sinergy
4. Money, Money, Money - At Vance
5. Voulez Vouz - Morgana Lefay
6. S.O.S. - Paradox
7. Take A Chance On Me - Rough Silk
8. Chiquitita - Spiral Tower
9. Eagle - Sargant Fury
10. One of Us - Flowing Tears
11. Waterloo - Nation
12. Super Trouper - Custard
13. Knowing Me, Knowing You - Tad Morose
14. Dancing Queen - Glow

A*TEENS- TEEN SPIRIT February 2001 Available on CD

The A-Teens moved away from simply being a ABBA cover band by recording original material on this their second album. A logical move carried out relatively well by the A*Teens ever changing producers.This was released in 2001 in the USA and the album actually went Gold, the first album of new ABBA related material to go Gold in America in a long time..The big hit was called "Upside Down (Dancing 0n the Ceiling)"

Nanne's -Alla Mina Ansikten April 2001 Swedish CD

Swedish artist ,Nanne is Benny's son's Peter wife ,this is her latest studio album. The title means All My Faces.

Track listing-När Mannen Kom Till Jorden (When the man came to Earth/E.T På Riktigt (E.T. for real)
/ Skam (Shame)/ Jag Har Inte Tid (I haven't got the time)
/ Hatar, Älskar (Hating, loving)/ På En Gammal Sur Och Rutten Eka (On an old, sour and rutten rowboat)
/. Fördomar (Prejudices)/ Alla Mina Ansikten (All my faces)
/Svarta Änkan (Black widow)/. En Ärlig Chans (An honest chance)
/ Men/En Hjälpande Person (A helping person)

Benny Andersson-Puder Promotional CD single (Film released Early 2001)

Mono records issued this promo CD. This has two songs featured in Marie-Louise Ekman movie called Puder (in English-Powder)..Both songs feature music by Benny... The two songs are 'Teater Krokodil " and 'Puder'. The first tracks features a choir singing lyrics written by Ekman, and the second track in an instrumental featuring Kalle Moreaus on violin,.

 

Anne Sofie Von Otter Meets Elvis Costello-For The Stars April 2001 CD released worldwide

The album is produced by Elvis Costello and features him occasionally singing . Elvis even cowrote or wrote eight of the songs. Most of the lead vocals are done by Ms. Otter a renowned Swedish opera mezzo-soprano. This album includes a cover of ABBA's "Like An Angel Passing Through My Room". Benny Andersson was actually invited to play some great piano/synclavier on that track and accordion on "Broken Bicycles/Junk". Benny is even pictured twice in the liner notes. In general , The album is listenable, tasteful, but perhaps a trifle boring. It has been a commercial success.

Track listing FOR THE STARS( with Songwriter)

1.. No Wonder (Elvis Costello)
2. Baby Plays Around (O' Riordon/Costello)
3. Go Leave (Kate McGarrigle)
4. Rope (Fleshquartet/Costello)
5. Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) (Brian Wilson & Tony Asher)
6. Broken Bicycles(Tom Waits) / Junk (Paul McCartney)
7. The Other Woman (Jesse Mae Robinson)
8. Like An Angel Passing Through My Room (Andersson/Ulvaeus)
9. Green Song (Henryson/ Costello)
10. April After All (Ron Sexsmith)
11. You Still Believe In Me (Wilson/Asher)
12. I Want To Vanish (Costello)
13. For No One (Lennon/McCartney)
14. Shamed Into Love (Costello/Blades)
15. Just A Curio (Flesh Quartet/Costello)
16. This House Is Empty Now (Bacharach/Costello)
17. Take It With Me (Waits/Brennan)
18. For The Stars (Costello)

 ABBA-The Remastered CD's Series /Limited Edition Digipaks June 2001 Eight CD's Released individually 24 bit Digitally remastered Available in many territories.

FEATURING BONUS TRACKS, EXTENDED LINER NOTES, LYRICS AND NEW PHOTOS.

In mid-2001, in yet another victory for creative repackaging, a new series of remasters were issued in many territories. ABBA's label ,Universal views these discs as a sort of the definitive revamping of the original eight studio albums. The most obvious visual change was a recentering of the the titles on some of the covers as well as higher quality images and clearer lettering and titles. The titles once again utilize the authentic ABBA logo font (News Gothic Bold). Also of interest to collectors,is the the addition of new liner notes by Carl Magnus Palm and new liner notes photos. A slightly different selection of bonus tracks are included on some of these CD's than on the previous remasterings. As a whole, an intelligent, if rather soon re-refurbishing of the ABBA catalog. (Yes,this whole thing begs the question as to why the reissues were not done correctly the last time in 1997.) This series of CD's was also has been released in the USA in November 2001.

The CD's have been issued in the standard jewel box versions, but also in what are called -digipak versions. A Digipak is like a booklet, with no plastic outside; it's more attractive, but less durable. With Digipak's the CD's tend to fall out and the cover gets dinged.

This series was also released on vinyl Lp in Sweden.

 ABBA-RING RING 2001 -Remastered Edition CD & Limited Edition Digipak

Yet another track lineup for this album. This is the first time a significant number of bonus tracks are included. on the RING RING CD. The bonus tracks are two Björn leads "Merry Go Round", "Santa Rosa" and the Swedish version of "Ring Ring". "Santa Rosa" is a shitty record and should have been left off.

1. Ring Ring; 2. Another Town, Another Train; 3. Disillusion; 4. People Need Love; 5. I Saw It In The Mirror; 6. Nina, Pretty Ballerina; 7. Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough); 8. Me And Bobby And Bobby's Brother; 9. He Is Your Brother; 10. She's My Kind Of Girl; 11. I Am Just A Girl; 12. Rock'n Roll Band;

Extra tracks: 13. Merry-Go-Round; 14. Santa Rosa; 15. Ring Ring (Bara du slog en signal)

 ABBA- WATERLOO-Remastered Edition 2001 CD and Limited edition Digipak

This remastered., redesigned edition includes new liner notes by Carl Magnus Palm .The track listing was reshuffled back to it's original intended order(some versions of this album were released with tracks in the wrong order. "Watch Out" now comes ahead of "What About livingston".) The three bonus tracks are the US remix of Ring Ring and the Swedish versions of "Waterloo" and "Honey Honey". This is the first major appearance on CD for US remix version of "Ring Ring " which was actually released in 1974. ("Ring Ring" appeared on the WATERLOO Lp in the USA because there was no release of the RING RING Lp in the USA during the 70's.).

. 1. Waterloo; 2. Sitting In The Palmtree; 3. King Kong Song; 4. Hasta Mañana; 5. My Mama Said; 6. Dance (While The Music Still Goes On); 7. Honey, Honey; 8. Watch Out; 9. What About Livingstone; 10. Gonna Sing You My Lovesong; 11. Suzy-Hang-Around;

extra tracks: 12. Ring Ring (US remix ); 13. Waterloo (Swedish); 14. Honey, Honey (Swedish)

 ABBA-ABBA (Remastered version) 2001 CD and limited edition Digipak


Includes new liner notes by Carl Magnus Palm and two bonus tracks. This album clearly has the two least worthwhile bonus tracks.

Some of the prior CD editions of this album rather oddly had five added tracks drawn from the RING RING and WATERLOO albums, this is no longer is the case.

1. Mamma Mia; 2. Hey, Hey Helen; 3. Tropical Loveland; 4. SOS; 5. Man In The Middle; 6. Bang-A-Boomerang; 7. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do; 8. Rock Me; 9. Intermezzo no. 1; 10. I've Been Waiting For You; 11. So Long;

extra tracks: 12. Crazy World; 13. Medley: Pick A Bale Of Cotton/On Top Of Old Smokey/Midnight Special (new bonus tracks)

 ABBA-ARRIVAL (Remastered version) 2001 CD and Digipak limited edition.

The latest remastering includes liner notes by Carl Magnus Palm, photos and 2 bonus tracks

1. When I Kissed The Teacher; 2. Dancing Queen; 3. My Love, My Life; 4. Dum Dum Diddle; 5. Knowing Me, Knowing You; 6. Money, Money, Money; 7. That's Me; 8. Why Did It Have To Be Me; 9. Tiger; 10. Arrival;

extra tracks: 11. Fernando; 12. Happy Hawaii (new bonus track)

 ABBA-THE ALBUM 2001 (Remastered) CD and limited edition Digipak

Includes new liner notes by Carl Magnus Palm and for the first time , The Album is graced with a bonus track-the fun, but throughly unexciting Thank You For The Music (Doris Day mix) .

The relevant tracks you won't find here are various songs heard on their 1977 tour including the never released "I am An A" and "Get on A Carousel" or the live versioon of "I wonder" used on the B-side of "Name of the Game".

1. Eagle; 2. Take A Chance On Me; 3. One Man, One Woman; 4. The Name Of The Game; 5. Move On; 6. Hole In Your Soul; "The Girl With The Golden Hair" - 3 scenes from a mini-musical - 7. Thank You For The Music; 8. I Wonder (Departure); 9. I'm A Marionette

extra track: 10. Thank You For The Music (Doris Day mix) (new bonus track)

 ABBA-Voulez-Vous (Remastered) 2001 CD and limited edition Digipak

Includes liner notes by Carl Magnus Palm and three bonus tracks. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! i has now here It had been found on Super Trouper in the 1997 remasters. The titles are recentered on the cover. Adding "Summer Night City " and "Gimme Gimme Gimme" makes this one of the great disco albums of all time. New; 2. Voulez-Vous; 3. I Have A Dream; 4. e; 5. The King Has Lost His Crown; 6. Does Your Mother Know; 7. If It Wasn't For The Nights; 8. Chiquitita; 9. Lovers (Live A Little Longer); 10. Kisses Of Fire

extra tracks: 11. Summer Night City; 12. Lovelight; 13. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight (new bonus track)

 ABBA-Super Trouper (Remastered 2001) CD and limited edition Digipak

Features new liner notes by Carl Magnus Palm and two bonus tracks. So now, the words Super Trouper and ABBA are on the bottom, of the cover. Yup that's worth 18 dollars.

1. Super Trouper; 2. The Winner Takes It All; 3. On And On And On; 4. Andante, Andante; 5. Me And I; 6. Happy New Year; 7. Our Last Summer; 8. The Piper; 9. Lay All Your Love On Me; 10. The Way Old Friends Do;

Extra tracks: 11. Elaine; 12. Put On Your White Sombrero

ABBA-THE VISITORS 2001 CD and limited edition Digipak

Lars Larsson's photo on the cover is slightly different than the original cover. Apparently, Universal had trouble finding the exact original negative.

Features new liner notes by Carl Magnus Palm and four bonus tracks. "Cassandra" replaces "You Owe Me One' as a bonus track. "Cassandra " had been inexplicably left off the original remastering of this album .It's not clear, why we can't have both tracks. Hey, and while your at it throw in" I am the City" and "Just Like That" "as well. You know, why not just make a separate CD for the six 1982 tracks.

1. The Visitors; 2. Head Over Heels; 3. When All Is Said And Done; 4. Soldiers; 5. I Let The Music Speak; 6. One Of Us; 7. Two For The Price Of One; 8. Slipping Through My Fingers; 9. Like An Angel Passing Through My Room;

Extra tracks: 10. Should I Laugh Or Cry; 11. The Day Before You Came; 12. Cassandra (new bonus track) 13. Under Attack

Benny Andersson-Benny Andersson's Orkester released on Swedish CD June 2001

Benny's first solo album in over ten years! This album was released in late June 2001 on Mono records. Finally, at age 56, Benny appears finally to be slowing down as a composer. This is his first full album of original compositions since the release of Kristina Fran Duvemala in 1996. From 1969 till 1996 Benny averaged at least 10 new songs a year.

The emphasis here is on sort of prerock -Swedish dance band sound albeit with a Swedish folkish twist. Thus there are considerably more horns (including tuba & clarinet) on this album than on Benny's other Post-ABBA work.. Supposedly much of the album was recorded with the whole bandplaying at the same time live at Atlantis Studios.The album has a much more lively sound than much of what of Benny has recorded either solo or with his groups. Some mixed opinions on this so far, but generally it's been favorably reviewed. This album is a harder listen,than some of Benny's work, particularly if you dont like dance band music-but there is too much going on here to say it's just a dance band music.as the the album is varied in style, tone and instrumentation...

The album features vocalist Helen Sjoholm (from KRISTINA FRAN DUVEMALA) on two tracks. The dance band torch song "Var Sista Dans" (Our Last Dance) sung by Helen Sjoholm is the first single released off this album.. Something about the melody sounds almost too familiar-overly deriative. The other song sung by Helen -"Latt Som En Sommarfjaril" (Light as a Summer Butterfly) is more akin to what she sings on "Kristina". It almost sounds like a Christmas melody.It is a beautiful song.... Björn wrote Swedish lyrics to the two songs sung by Helen..

The album sold slowly at first but then "Var Sista Dans" became a sleeper Swedish hit in the late summer and drove the album into the #1 spot on the Swedish album charts, This was Benny's first #1 Swedish album since ABBA's The Visitors.

Five of the songs were used in movies. Sång Från Andra Våningen, "Lauren", and "Tösabiten" are from "Sangen Fran Andra Vanigen" (Songs From The Second Floor). The main theme to "Sång Från Andra Våningen" is haunting if perhaps a little repetitive.

"Cirkus Finemang" and "PS "are from "Nu Ar Pappa Trott Igen (Daddy Is Tired Now)." Benny and the band actually played a small number of concerts to promote the album. Benny would continue to iive dates each ummer with the BAO.

Hadangervidda (Andersson)
2. Snedseglarn
(Andersson)
3. Cirkus Finemang
(Andersson)
4. Vår Sista Dans
Andersson-Ulvaeus)((vocals -Helen Sjöholm)
5. Briggens Blåögda Blonde Kapten
(Andersson)
6. Knäslovan
(Andersson)
7. Anitas Polska
(Andersson)
8. Schottis I Tyrolen
(Andersson)
9. Sång Från Andra Våningen
(Andersson)
10. Lauren
(Andersson)
11. Tösabiten
(Andersson)
12. Nya Månvalsen
(Andersson)
13. Lätt Som En Sommarfjäril
(Andersson-Ulvaeus)(vocals-Helen Sjöholm)
14.PS
(Andersson)

 

Frida-The Collection August 2001

Yet another one disc compilation of her 1967-1972 EMI-solo work. All of the recordings are in Swedish.

Track listing: Du är så underbart rar/En ton av tystnad/Där du går lämnar kärleken spår/Försök och sov på saken/Vi möts igen/ Mycket kär/Peter Pan/En gång är ingen gång/Vi är alla barn i början/Jag blir galen när jag tänker på dig/Så synd du måste gå/ Lycka

Hep Stars- The Collection August 2001

Yet another one disc Hep Stars compilation. It includes, " Är det inte kärlek sä" a rare Swedish version of "Little Green Apples". Some of the recordings are in English , some in Swedish.

Cadillac/Bald headed woman/Farmer John/Speleman/I sagans land/Malaika/Sunny girl/Wedding/Consolation/ Speedy gonzales/Mot okänt land/I natt jag drömde/ Är det inte kärlek sä

 

ABBA-THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION October 2001 Worldwide CD release

Intended by Polydor/ Universal as it's definitive 2 disc ABBA compilation.

The focus here is on ABBA's A sides . No non-hit tracks are included.

Since virtually all of ABBA 's A -sides are included this is a more chronilogically balanced compilation than the one CD disc -ABBA Gold. This CD set is also more attractively and intelligently packaged.

All the tracks have been previously released on CD with exception of two. Firstly, the heavy 1974 US remix of "Ring Ring" and the extended US Dance remix of "Voulez-Vous". This set features liner notes by Carl Magnus Palm.

In 2002, the Australians issued a new version of this album with two more bonus tracks.

 

 ABBA-THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION
 Track listing

1. People Need Love
2. He Is Your Brother
3. Ring Ring
4. Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough)
5. Waterloo
6. Honey, Honey
7. So Long
8. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
9. SOS
10. Mamma Mia
11. Fernando
12. Dancing Queen
13. Money, Money, Money
14. Knowing Me, Knowing You
15. The Name Of The Game
16. Take A Chance On Me
17. Eagle
18. Summer Night City

 

 

 19. Chiquitita
20. Does Your Mother Know
21. Voulez-Vous
22. Angeleyes
23. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
24. I Have A Dream
25. The Winner Takes It All
26. Super Trouper
27. On And On And On
28. Lay All Your Love On Me
29. One Of Us
30. When All Is Said And Done
31. Head Over Heels
32. The Visitors (Crackin' Up)
33. The Day Before You Came
34. Under Attack 35. Thank You For The Music

Bonus tracks:
36. Ring Ring (1974 remix, single version)
37. Voulez-Vous (extended remix - 1979 US promo)

 ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST -MAMMA MIA -No cast album released as of yet. ..10-01

 Mamma Mia made a successful Broadway premiere in October 2001 at the Winter Garden theatre. The musical was largely unchanged from the London version. Naturally none, . None of the London cast was brought over to play in the Broadway version. .Unlike Chess or Kristina nobody really identifies MAMMA MIA with the original London cast. For the broadway version no well known actors were used.... Louis Pitre was chosen to play the lead role of Donna Sheridan. Unlike Chess ,which foolishly was sent straight to Broadway, a number of advance tryout runs were staged in Los Angeles, Toronto , Boston and elsewhere to help work out the bugs and promote the musical. The buzz generated helped increase the advance sales so much so that MAMMA MIA had the second highest advance gross in Broadway history. It soon became obvious that there were lot of closet ABBA fans out there in the American public, In one small way, ABBA had finally conquered America.

Drama critics reviews for the Broadway version of Mamma Mia were mixed , but knowledgable fans said the Broadway version actually mproved on the London version. The musical was solid enough to become the Broadway hit of 2001-02.However, Bjorn and Benny's bad luck with Tony awards voters continued. Mamma Mia won no Tony awards when the winners were announced in June 2002. However, unlike Chess , Mamma Mia at least had been nominated in the Best Musical category and four other categories.  Mamma Mia was more influential with Broadway investors ....The success of Mamma Mia inspired many more mostly unsuccesful "jukebox musicals" based on the song catalogs of various rock stars including John Lennon, The Bee Gees, the Beach Boys, the Four Seasons and Billy Joel....

It appears to have been decided that an actual Broadway cast album may not be released--since a Broadway recording would preety much be a carbon copy of the London version-albeit with different singers. The play's owners didn't think it worth the additional the expense of as much as $300,000 to make a recording the Broadway cast. Why lower the profitability of the London Cast album by stealing sales from it? Oh why indeed?

 

Various Artists -"Osannolikt svenskt" September 2001 Swedish CD

This is a CD celebrating the 75th anniversary of a Swedish song publisher group. It features one ABBA song and some tracks by ABBA related artists such as Peter Joback doing a Swedish version of Roxette's "Crash! Boom! Bang! ", The album's title - Osannolikt svenst means (Unusually Swedish).

Track listing:

1. Ring Ring -(Ale Mollers Polska Allstars)
2 Heden- (Magnus from Barbados)
3 Regntunga skyar -(Robyn & KMHs jazzorkester)
4 Harda Bud- (Carle Tornehave & Urban Turban)
5 Det ordnar sig alltid -(Povel Ramel & Meja)
6 Oppna din himmel -(Jennifer Brown)
7 Crash! Boom! Banf!- (Peter Joback)
8 Viggen -(Richie M)
9 De sista ljuva aren -(Sven- Bertil Taube)
10 Sommarkort -(Excellence)
11 Har kommer natten -(Patrik Isaksson, Joey Tempest & Anders Glenmark)
12 Bilder av Dom vi var -(Freddie Wadling & Broderna Jormin)
13 Alla sager att jag ser sa ledsen ut -(Louise Hoffsten & Anders Widmark)
14 Balladen om den tysta staden -(Rikard Wolff)
15 Det tanker jag ofta pa -(Alice Babs, Janne Schaffer & Bjorn J:son Lindh)
16 Torsten pa Skorsten -(KMHs jazzorkester)
17 Fran Djursholm till Danvikstull -(Lasse Lonndahl)
18 Ulla min Ulla -(Janne Schaffer, Dregen, Jojje Wadenius & R Gustavsson)

Louise Pitre - All Of My Life Has Led To This- October 9, 2001 American CD

Not easily available, this CD features the star of the Broadway version of MAMMA MIA. Some of the songs are sung in French- includng a rare French version of "The Winner takes it All" based on the Mirelle version.

Track listing :All of my life has led to this/ An affair to remember/ Y'a rien a voir/ Rock-a-bye your baby with a dixie melody/a quiet thing/Slipping through my fingers/ The winner takes it all/A notre tour, /Dark is the night (c'est fini)/ To love again,/Le ciel est blue/ If I ruled the world/ Limelight/ Love Letter/ B

James Last - James Last Plays ABBA October 2001 German CD

A new CD with orchestral versions of ABBA songs by German bandleader

James Last (who actually appeared on TV with ABBA in the 1970's.)

Track listing:

Dancing Queen/ Gimmex3/,The Winner Takes it all/Money Money Money The Name of Game ,SOS,Lay All your Love on Me ,MMM,Knowing ME Knowing YOU Super Trouper/One of us/,Take a chance on Me/,Fernando/Waterloo
/ Waterloo.

 

The Real Group -Allt det bästa" October 2001 Swedish CD

This is a "Best of" compilation of tracks by this Swedish vocal group. .

It includes Frida's 1990's duet with them on "Dancing Queen".

 

The Hep Stars -Jul Med Hep Stars November 2001 Swedish CD

(reissue of 1967 Swedish Lp)

Christmas with the Hep Stars. Festive, no doubt.This classic Hep Stars album is being reissued on CD for Christmas 2001.

It is reissued with a new track listing that includes a couple of previously unreleased tracks as well ast he omision of 3 of the lesser tracks that were on the original CD. The CD opens with "Christmas On My Mind" a fairly good song that's on the HEP STARS 1964-69 CD. This album also includes "Nu ar det jul igen" , "Nu tandas tusen juleljus" and a humourous version of "Jingle Bells".

The Swedish Christmas standard "Nu Tandas tusen julejus" would be later done by Björn's Hootenanny Singers and Agnetha & Linda Fältskog. It is the only song I believe to have been recorded by three different ABBA solo acts.

Track listing:

1. Christmas On My Mind
2. Pojken Som Jultomten Glömde
3. White Christmas
4. Alla Sover Utom Jag
5. Jingle Bells
6. Christmas Today
7. Good King Wencelas (previously unreleased)
8. The Boy That Old Santa Forgot
9. Det Strålar En Stjärna (previously unreleased)
10. Gläns Över Sjö Och Strand
11. Nu Tändas Tusen Juleljus
12. Stilla Natt
13. Dotter Sion

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CHESS -(The Complete Cast Album for the Danish 2001/2002 Tour Of Chess) November 2001 DANISH 2 CD set -Revised version issued 2003

This Danish project attempts to include all or most of the songs from the London staging of CHESS, as well as "Someone Else's Story" a song introduced first in the Broadway version of Chess.

The album is based on a 2001/2002 Danish staging of Chess. The album was released by Scanbox entertainment. This version of CHESS stars Stig Rossen as The Russian (Stig Rossen is the only actual Danish actor doing one of the lead parts) and Emma Kershaw as Florence. Reports are that this is a fairly good recording. This album was has only been released in Scandinavia. The album was produced by Nigel Wright (Wright has produced for Andrew Lloyd Webber )

This is the first time the songs -"Press Conference", "Commie Newspapers", "Talking Chess" and "Der Kleine Franz" had ever been released on record.   These songs had appeared in the original London staging of Chess, but not on any of the albums released. This is close as we ever got to a "CHESS COMPLETE" recording.

Sadly , This is no longer the case. In the fall of 2003 B&B or their representives asked Scanbox to remove these previously unreleased songs from the album. B&B continue to show little concern for the desire of fans to hear their  harder to find  find music. It is strange that it took more than a year for the tracks to be removed.

In a weak but valient attempt to make up for lost tracks there is now a bonus track of a remix of One Night in Bangkok" found at the end of the album ....

It would be exciting if a CHESS box set was released that included each and every song (as well as alternate versions) that B&B recorded for the original CAST and Broadway albums (including the unreleased demos done for the project in 1983). Of course, that will never happen!

 ACT ONE/DISC ONE
1. The Story of Chess
2. Merano
3. Commie Newspapers*
4. Press Conference*

5. Anatoly & Molokov/Where I Want To Be
6. Diplomats
7. Arbiter
8. Hymn To Chess
9. Merchandisers
10. Chess #1
11. Arbiter Reprise
 12. Quartet A Model of Decorum and Tranquility
13. Florence & Molokov
14. 1956 Budapest Is Rising
15. Nobody,'s Side
16. Der Kleine Franz*
17. Mountain Duet
18. Chess #2
19. Florence Quits
20. Pity The Child
21. Embassy Lament
22. Heaven Help My Heart
23. Anatoly and the Press
24. Anthem

 ACT TWO/DISC TWO
1. The Golden Bangkok/ One Night In Bangkok
2. One More Opponent/You And I
3. The Soviet Machine
4. Interview
5. Someone Else's Story
6. The Deal
7. I Know Him So Well
8. Talking Chess*
9. End Game
10. You and I (Reprise)
11. Finale

*(removed tracks)

 

Ainbusk - I Midvintertid - En Jul På Gotland Late 2001 Swedish CD

Josefin Nilsson and Ainbusk returned in 2002 with this Christmas album. It includes a version of "Hemma" a B&B song from Kristina Fran Duvelmala. The title refers a A Christmas on Gotland...

Track listing:Det sista vi har kvar/ Stilla nat/Jul jul strålande jul/En julsaga/I juletidens timma,/Var hälsad sköna morgonstund,/Under stjärnan,/Förevigt nu,/Härlig är jorden/ Godnattvalsen/ Gläns över sjö och strand,/Bach juloratorium/ Hemma

 2002

2002 brought the premiere of the Swedish version of CHESS in Stockholm as well as Frida's return to recording. Although ABBA related CD sales remained high the actual number of ABBA related releases slowed down.

PETER JOBACK -I Feel Good And I'm Worth It-Swedish CD Early 2002
Svenne & Lotta - Tio Gyllene År 1973-1983 Swedish
CD Early 2002
Helen Sjöholm - Visor Early 2002 Swedish
CD
ABBA GOLD -TENTH ANIVERSARY edition Worldwide
CD,-MAY 2002
Hootenanny Singers Musik Vi Minns...-September 2002 Swedish
CD
Original Cast -CHESS IN SWEDISH- SWEDISH 2
CD SET OCTOBER 2002
ABBA-THE NAME OF THE GAME -British
CD October 2002
RATATA-Kollection October 2002 Swedish
CD
Fillippa Giodano -Il Rosso Armore Deluxe Japanese only release
ABBA-ABBA ORO Edición Del 10' Aniversario

PETER JOBACK - I Feel Good And I'm Worth It -Swedish CD Early 2002

Another new album from one of the stars of B&B's Kristina Fran Duvemala. Ths songs are inEnglish.

Track listing: She's like a butterfly/ Sinner,/Help somebody,/Freeway /My fatal love /Crying on the dance floor/This is the year/ Heal,/Northern guy/Time to get tacky/ Undress me/ I'm gonna do

ABBA -ABSOLUTE ABBA -British CD Early? 2002 Late 2001?

a CD with interviews with ABBA, It has no music., unlike a 1988 ABBA UK album with the same title..

Helen Sjöholm - Visor, May 21, 2002 2002 Swedish CD

Finally , more than six years after Helen's emergence in the B&B musical Kristina Fran Duvemala comes Her first solo album. All the songs are in Swedish. Benny Andersson plays accordion on this album. The songs are in Swedish.

Track listing: Allt under himmelens fäste, Horgalåten, Man borde inte sova, Vid vassen av den krökta ström, Här är gudagott att vara, Koppången, Lustvin dansar en gavott med de fem sinnena, Då väntar jag vid vägarna, Ombytlighet - vår tids gudinna, Vindarna sucka, Tusen tankar, Du som har mitt hela hjärta, Varning, Som en eld, Vårvindar friska

ABBA ABBA GOLD -TENTH ANIVERSARY edition Worldwide CD, release -MAY 2002

Another rehash of ABBA's best selling album. ABBA GOLD has also seemingly become Abba most reissued album.. Here there is revised booklet and updated liner notes, The nineteen tracks remain the same.

1. Dancing Queen ,1976, ARRIVAL2. Knowing Me, Knowing You ,1976, ARRIVAL3. Take a Chance on Me 1977, THE ALBUM4. Mamma Mia,1975, ABBA5. Lay All Your Love on Me , 1980, SUPER TROUPER6. Super Trouper, 1980, SUPER TROUPER7. I Have a Dream,1979, VOULEZ-VOUS8. The Winner Takes It All ,1980, SUPER TROUPER9. Money, Money, Money, 1977, ARRIVAL10. S.O.S. , 1975, ABBA11. Chiquitita , 1979, VOULEZ-VOUS12. Fernando, 1976, GREATEST HITS13. Voulez-Vous, 1979, VOULEZ-VOUS14. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight), 1979 GREATEST HITS 215. Does Your Mother Know, 1979 VOULEZ-VOUS16. One of Us, 1981 THE VISITORS17. The Name of the Game , 1977, THE ALBUM18. Thank You for the Music, 1977, THE ALBUM19. Waterloo, 1974, WATERLOO

Svenne & Lotta - Tio Gyllene År 1973-1983 Swedish CD June 2002

The title means "10 Golden Years ")This is (finally) a fairly good compilation of the work of Svenne & Lotta. Svenne & Lotta were the lead singers in Benny's 1960's band -The Hep Stars. Svenne & lotta continued to work on and off with Benny during the early 1970's and were signed to ABBA's label- Polar music. Svenne And Lotta recorded some songs written for them ,as well as some oldies covers and a few B&B songs. They recorded the first Swedish versions of ABBA songs-Bang A Boomerang, "Dance (while the Music Goes On)" and "He Is Your Brother". One of the more interesting recordings here is the B&B disco track "Funky Feet" which was attempted but never recorded by ABBA. Although there a few interesting tracks Svenne& Lotta are a uneven act-and best heard as members of the Hep Stars.

Track listing -Bang A- Boomerang/När dagen försvinner/Dance (While the music still goes on), Chapel of love/, Sandy/ Breakin' up is hard to do/ All I have to do is dream/ It's a real good feeling/Du ger mig liv,/Take good care of my baby/ He is your brother,/Broken hearts/ Om jag fick leva om mitt liv/ Precious to me/ Only you/Where were you/Can't stop myself from loving you/ If it's love/ Makin' love/Funky feet

Anne Sofie von Otter-The Art of Anne Sofie Von Otter  German 2CD set- July 2002

A best of set of sorts of Anne Sofie's performances includes a couple of songs from FOR THE STARS including the ABBA cover Like An Angel Passing Through My Room. Various conductors and orchestras are featured on the opera tracks . Saw this album on one of the European Amazon sites.

Hootenanny Singers Musik Vi Minns...-September 2002 Swedish CD

The title means "Music We Remember") , this is first new Hootenanny product in seven years, It is a new a compilation of 16 of the Hootenanny's Swedish lnaguage tracks . The album is released as part of Universal's MUSIC WE REMEMBER series.

The tracks are from both the 19860's and 1970;s . The Hootenanny's were the band Bjorn was in prior to ABBA.

Tracks on the CD (though not listed in actual order!)

Omkring tiggarn från Luossa/ Jag väntar vid min milla/ Gabrielle /
/I lunden den gröna// Björkens visa/En sång en gång för längesen/ Så länge du älskar är du ung/ Marianne/ Sjosala vals/Borjan till slutlet/Blomman/Om aftonene/Britta/ alddir mer/ Jumgmen Jansan

ABBA-ABBA ORO Edición Del 10' Aniversario September 2002 CD

Preety much the same thing as the recent 2000 version of ABBA ORO though this one has the liner notes by Carl Magnus Palm in English and Spanish. Has the same fifteen tracks as the 2000 remaster. I just realized that Universal released tenth anniversary editions of both ABBA gold and ABBA ORO in 2002...

1. Fernando 2. Chiquitita 3. Gracias Por La Musica 4. La Reina Del Baile 5. Al Andar 6. Dame! Dame! Dame! 7. Estoy Sonando 8. Mamma Mia 9. Hasta Manana 10. Conociendome, Conociendote11. Felicidad 12. Andante, Andante 13. Se Me Esta Escapando 14. No Hay A Quien Culpar 15.Ring Ring\

 

CHESS PA SVENSKA -CHESS IN SWEDISH Cast Album released October 2002 Scandinavian release only!

The first Swedish language stage version of Chess was prepared by Kristina's director, Lars Rudolfson. This version stars Helen Sjoholm as Florence Vaszi. Josefin Nilsson as Svetlana Sergievskaja, Tommy Korberg as Anatolij Sergievskij, Anders Ekborg as Freddie Trumper and Per Myrberg as Alexander Molokov.
The cast sing new lyrics in SWEDISH ( written by Rudolfson, Jan Marks and Bjorn Ulvaeus) to tell a new version of the everchanging Chess story. A few new songs have been included (Chess continues to be a work in progress.) This version premeired in February 2002 at the Cirkus Theatre in Stockholm. The Stockholm staging has already closed-due to the small size of the swedish markert, and the desire to maintain a high quality of cast and perfomance. An attempt to bring the musical to Malmo ran into venue problems. This new version has been praised by Swedish critics, though not as lavishly as Kristina Fran Duvemala.

Benny Andersson produced a cast album that was made during March and April 2002 that was finally released in October 2002. This cast album was recorded at Swedish Radio, Atlantis Studio and Polar Studios.

TRACK LISTING ( With English version title)

CD 1
Ouvertyr (Overture)
Historien om schack (The Story of Chess)
Där jag ville vara (Where I want to Be)
Merano
Anatolij och Molokov
Ungern '56 (Hungary 1956)

Lämna inga dörrar på glänt (Nobody's Side)
Jag vill se schack (The Arbiter)
Kvartett (Quartet ( A Model of Decorem and Tranquility))
Chess
Inte jag (Someone Else's Story)
Möte på en bro (Mountain Duet)
I mitt hjärtas land (Anthem)

CD 2

Florence lämnar Freddie( Argument)
Vem ser ett barn (Pity the child)
Ni dömer mig (Endgame)
Om han var här
Han är en man, han är ett barn
Vem kunde ana (The Deal)
Drömmar av glas (You and I)
Jag vill se schack
Jag vet vad han vill (I know Him So Well)
Glöm mig om du kan (includes melody from " Just Like That")
Capablanca
Drömmar av glas (You and I))

ABBA-THE NAME OF THE GAME -British CD October 2002

...Another pointless, though ,cheap,budget priced collection of some ABBA's best known songs coupled with a few album tracks

Waterloo, Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!, Rock Me, Love Isn't Easy, Gonna Sing You My Lovesong, SOS, When I Kissed The Teacher, The Name Of The Game, Hole In Your Soul, Why Did It Have To Be Me, On And On And On, Lay All Your Love On Me, The Visitors, Kisses Of Fire, When All Is Said And Done, Ring Ring 

RATATA-Kollection October 2002 Swedish CD

This greatest hits collection includes Frida duet with group RATATA on "Sa lange Vi Har Haran".the song was orignally released in 1987.

Fillippa Giordano -Il Rosso Armore Deluxe Japanese only release October 2002

Frida made her first new recording since 1996 here.....
She sings a duet with 28 year old Italian opera singer Filippa Giordano .
Frida joins Filippa in doing "La Bacarolle" from the opera "The Tales of Hoffman" by Offenbach.
The song is released merely as bonus recording on a obscure Japanese release-so Frida obviously is just trying to have fun, and not make too many waves. Annoyingly, this means yet again, Frida's recordings are not easy to obtain. So I haven't actually bought this-it's not really worth the expense.

Be careful not to buy the earlier non-deluxe edition of this album-it does not have Frida's duet included.

2003

2003 was an uneventful ABBA year...Nothing special this year except for ABBA finally coming out on DVD releases.

aBBA-On and On Early    February  2003 American CD

Alcazar - Alcazaried May 2003 CD

TOMMY KORBORG- Gränslös/Det bästa 1967-2003 June 2003 Swedish 2CD set
LENA ANDERSSON -Musik vi minns ("Music We Remember") JUNE 2003 Swedish
CD

Per Myrberg -'Sommernatt Swedish CD June 2003

Various Artists - Lasses Favoriter June 2003 Swedish CD

Original Soundtrack -Johnny English July 2003 International CD

Brotherhood of St. gregory-Gregorian chant ABBA German CD -September 2003
SINEAD O'CONNOR-SHE WHO DWELLS September 2003 International 2CD set.

Ainbusk - En Samling October 2003 Swedish CD

Ludvig Andersson -  One Touch Late 2003Swedish CD single

Various Artists-RÄKNA DE LYCKLIGA STUNDERNA BLOTT September 2003 Swedish CD

Agnetha & Christian - Guldkorn/Kom Följ Med I Vår Karusell October 2003

ABBA-ABBA Gold-SOUND AND VISION International release Fall 2003 -2CD/1DVD

FRIDA/DAN DANIELL -I HAVE A DREAM German fanclub LAte 2003 single

 

ABBA-On and On Early    February  2003 American CD

Essentially  the recent compilation "The Name of the Game" released with a different title for the American markert. On and On indeed!

1.Waterloo
2.Rock Me
3.Love Isn't Easy
4.Gonna Sing You My Love Song
5.Name of the Game
6.Hole in Your Soul
7.Why Did It Have to Be Me?
8.On and on and On
9.Lay All Your Love on Me
10.Visitors
11.Kisses of Fire
12.When All Is Said and Done

Alcazar - Alcazaried May 2003 CD

This album has a new version of the obscure mid 1970's  B&B disco song-"Funky Feet " that had originally been performed by Svenne And Lotta.

Track listing :I love the DJ/ Celebrate the night/ Ménage à trois/ Dancefloor docusoap/ Not a sinner nor a saint/ Funky feet / I go shopping/ Last days of disco/ Chemistry/ Love life/ Wonderland/ Singing to heaven/ Here I am/ Someday

TOMMY KORBORG- Gränslös/Det bästa 1967-2003 May 2003 Swedish 2CD set
A 2CD "Best of" set with some ABBA related material such as "Anthem , "Winner Takes It all " and the Swedish version of "Anthem".

LENA ANDERSSON -Musik vi minns ("Music We Remember") JUNE 2003 Swedish CD

Swedish blond backing vocalist on some of ABBA's tours, she is solo singer who sang for the Polar Music label, in the early 1970's. She sang a few of B&B 's songs, notably    (SÄJ DET MED EN SÅNG) "Better to Have Loved", "The Language of Love" and "Cecilia' She also did the original German covers of Hasta Manana " and "Fernando" and her solo records were often produced by B&B.  

Track listing: Säg det med en sång /Hasta mañana /Sol, vind och vatten/Är det konstigt att man längtar bort nån gång/Tom, Tom käre vän/Language Of Love/Barn/Jag kommer/Du har en vän/Det bästa som finns

Per Myrberg -'Sommernatt Swedish CD June 2003

This album features Benny Andersson and his orchestra on two of the tracks and Benny helped with producing the record. The arrangments on the album are by Martin Östergren. The songs are Swedish folks songs by Evert Taube. Per Myrberg sang in CHESS PA SVENSKA. The album has received mixed reviews.  

 Various Artists - Lasses Favoriter June 2003 Swedish CD

A triple CD with these exciting ABBA related songs: , Älska mig - Ainbusk, Koppången - Kalle Moraeus & Hej Kalle ,Like an angel passing through my room - Anne Sofie von Otter, Är du kär i mig ännu Klas-Göran - Lill-Babs, Mio min Mio - Dana Drago , Vår sista dans - Benny Anderssons orkester with Helen Sjöholm as well as songs by Tommy Korborg, Peter Joback and others like Lasse Berghagen

 

Original Soundtrack -Johnny English July 2003 International CD

Another movie with a ABBA song on the soundtrack-in this cae "Does Your Mother Know".

The background music  for the movie was by Edward Shearmur...The movie starred Rowan Atkinson as a spy. His character, is portrayed to be a ABBA fan, and at one point is even singing an ABBA song...

1. A Man For All Seasons - Robbie Williams 2. Theme From Johnny English L3. Russian Affairs 4. A Man Of Sophistication 5. Kismet - Bond 6. Truck Chase 7. The Only Ones - Moloko 8. Parachute Drop 9. Pascal's Evil Plan 10. Theme From Johnny English (Salsa Version) - Bond 11. Off The Case 12. Cafe Conversation 13. Into Pascal's Lair 14. Does Your Mother Know - Abba 15. For England 16. Riviera Hideaway 17. Agent No.1

Brotherhood of St. gregory-Gregorian chant ABBA German CD -September 2003
 
Released on the new Sound label....Sounds intriiguing-though annoyingly they dont do any non-hits...


1.The winner takes it all/2.Super trouper/3.Mamma mia/4.Dancing queen/5.Waterloo/6.I do I do I do/7.Honey honey/8.I have a dream/ 9.Fernando/10.Voulez vous/11.Knowing me, knowing you/12.Take a chance on me
13.Lay all your love on me/14.Money, money, money/15.Thank you for the music

SINEAD O'CONNOR-SHE WHO DWELLS September 2003 International 2CD set.

The often bald/pope- hating Irish singer who recorded the 1990's classic - "Nothing Compares to U". This is a hodgepodge of six original songs , eleven or so covers and and a live CD, This album features Sinead's tex-mex version of ABBA's "Chiquitita". The version of "Nothing Compares 2 You" on here is a live version...

Ainbusk - En Samling October 2003 Swedish CD

A collection of some Ainbusk's best song including two of the songs Benny Cowrote with them- Lassie, and Älska mej,

Track listing: Min Gud, On du nånsin börjar tveka, Lassie*, Älska mej*, För evigt nu, Stolt att vara kvinna, Kom så far vi härifrån, Säg vad kärlek är, Honung och salt, Varje steg du tar, Gunatt, Under stjärnan, Fält av guld, Till dej, Som när pojkar vågar gråta, Jag har gått inunder stjärnorna, Allt gott

Ludvig Andersson -  One Touch Late 2003 Swedish CD single

New single by Benny youngest son ...Actually it's from his  debut recording Contains: One Touch and  On Take 

Various Artists-RÄKNA DE LYCKLIGA STUNDERNA BLOTT September 2003 Swedish CD

This EMi compliation CD is unusual iin that features three recordings by ABBA manager -Stig Anderson...

STIG OLIN & BRITTA OLIN & MATS OLIN -PÅ SÖNDAG -2.55 
  POSTFLICKORNA -FIOLEN MIN -2.52 
ULLA SALLERT -WONDERFUL COPENHAGEN -2.17 
 GUSTAF TORRESTAD -NÄR ALLA FYRAR BLINKA (CRUISING DOWN THE RIVER) -2.48 
 SICKAN CARLSSON -EN BLICK, EN KYSS, EN BLOMBUKETT -3.09 
GUSTAF TORRESTAD -RÄKNA DE LYCKLIGA STUNDERNA BLOTT -3.11 
 -BIBBI JOHNSON -BASIN STREET BLUES -2.01 
 -STIG HOLM -PIANO-SPIK-BOOGIE -2.28 
 -GUSTAF TORRESTAD -C'EST SI BON -3.04 
 -ULLA CHRISTENSON -FÖR UNG FÖR PARIS -2.44 
 -GUSTAF TORRESTAD -SÅNA SMÅ TING -3.11 
 -SICKAN CARLSSON -KLINGELING -2.34 
 -STIG OLIN -EN GÅNG JAG SEGLAR I HAMN -2.45 
 -ANNA-LISA ERICSON -SALTASTE BÖNAN I STAN -2.50 
 -CALLE REINHOLDZ -SJU SEKEL SCHOTTIS -3.06 
 -STIKKAN ANDERSON -DET BLIR INGET BRÖLLOP PÅ LÖRDAG -3.14 
 ULLA CHRISTENSON -DET SOM SKER DET SKER (WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE) -3.04 
STIKKAN ANDERSON & BÖRJE CRONA -DET ÄR KNAS PÅ VÅR NYA MAGISTER -3.17 
SICKAN CARLSSON -FARBROR FELIX FÖRSTA VALS -2.48 
STIKKAN ANDERSON & BÖRJE CRONA -VALSEN OM 2.4
5

Agnetha & Christian - Guldkorn/Kom Följ Med I Vår Karusell October 2003

Oh God it's back! Aggie's annoying kids album with her son Christian !.Originally issued in 1987 with the title - Kom Följ Med I Vår Karusel for some reason it is now called "Guldkorn'' which in English means -"Dont waste Your Money on this Drivel". Tracks include-Karusellvisan, Våra valpar, Mitt namn är Blom, Vattenvisan, Maskeradbalen, Pelle Jöns, Tre vita råttor, Önskevisa, På söndag, Smurferifabriken, Min ponny, Nicko ticko tinn, Jag vill va' som du, Jag är kung, Alla färger and Liten och trött   

ABBA-ABBA Gold-SOUND AND VISION International release Fall 2003 -2CD/1DVD

This combines the new ABBA gold DVD with reissues of the ABBA GOLD and MORE ABBA GOLD CD's

FRIDA/DAN DANIELL -I HAVE A DREAM German fanclub LAte 2003 single

A new version of " I Have A dream" a limited benefit single , which was sold through the German Fan Club known as ABBA Remember, Frida also sings and talks on Lieber Gott which is sort of prayer in song....Yes, unlike Bjorn , Frida is not an atheist. Frida realizes that regardless of how hard she worked to get to where she got, that she was still also very fortunate to have been blessed to have she has had in life...

These tracks was later made available in early 2004 on Dan Daniell's Liebe Ist album...

Lieber Gott / I Have A Dream/Wenn Ich Dann Gehen Muss


2004

 2004 brought the improbable return of one Agnetha Faltskog, as well a couple of near ABBA reunions...With a new Benny Andersson album also being released this became the first year since 1996 to feature two ABBA solo releases of new material. There were at least 26 ABBA related CD's or DVD released this year-one of the busiest ABBA years ever. On a sad note, Polar Music Studios had to be closed down in May, after 26 years, due to high rent.

ABBA-The ABBA Story French CD MArch? 2004

ABBA- Waterloo 30th anniversary edition -2004 March 2004

HEP STARS- Cadillac Madness - 40 Years * 40 Hits * 1964-2004 Swedish CD MArch 2004

Nils Landgren-Funky ABBA Swedish March 2004 CD

AGNETHA Faltskog -My Coloring Book International CD release April 2004

Agnetha Faltkog-If I thought You Change Mind CD single April 2004 Various teritories

ABBA-The ULTIMATE COLLECTION 2004 British 4CD Released other countries, also...

2004 Mamma Mia near Reunion April 2004

Abba-"OUR FINAL VIDEO' July 2004 DVD

Ludvig Andersson - SRO March 2004 Swedish CD
Dan Daniell - Liebe Ist ... Early 2004 German?
CD

Mamma Mia! - Soundtrack - 5th anniversary edition April 2004 International CD

Mireille Mathieu -Bonjour Mireille April 2004 French or German 2CD set

Various Artists -ABBA Forever Spring 2004 German 2CD Set

ABBA-ABBA CD/DVD version Spring 2004

ABBA-Arrival CD'DVD version Spring 2004

Benny Andersson's Orkester-BAO! June 2004 Available on Swedish CD

Black Sweden-A metal tribute to ABBA August 2004 French CD..

ABBA- SUPER TROUPERS documentary International Release September 2004

ABBA-TODO ABBA, sus grandes exitos...CD/DVD OCTOBER 2004 Spain and other markerts

ABBA-Het Beste Van -Belgian CD October 2004

Hazell Dean-Knowing Her, Hazell Sings Abba 2004 British CD

AGNETHA FALTSKOG-13 HITS Swedish CD November 2004

Various Arists ABBAMANIA 2 November 2004 British CD.

ABBA-I successi -Italian CD November 2004

Laura Branigan -Remember Me -November 2004 european CD

Agnetha Fältskog-De Första Åren - Agnetha Fältskog 1967-1979 6CD SWEDISH BOX SET December 2004

 

Dan Daniell - Liebe ist BM Records BM 363-03-022...January 2004 German? CD

Well here is the full length album with Frida's duet with Dan Daniell. Dan is a good friend of Frida's who lives in Switzerland....They sit in the ski lodge under the Matterhorm and sip hot chocolate and took about socks...Frida sings on "I Have A dream and Lieber Gott". The word of the CD's title is I-S-T not 1-S-T.

Liebe ist..../ Un Amie/ I Have A Dream*/ Benedictus/ Männertreu/ Geblendet Vom Licht/ Babylon/ Vater Unser/ Meine Seele Brennt/ Lieber Gott*/ Bye Bye/ Matterhorn

 

ABBA-The ABBA Story French CD MArch? 2004

The ABBA Story, a compilation CD with book that was intiallly released in France and will be released in more countries. The CD has been successful in France A edition for Holland was released at the end of April.

ABBA- Waterloo 30th anniversary edition -2004 March 2004

A new edition of this album with five bonus tracks and a bonus DVD, and a 20 page booklet...Great perhaps , though one grows tired of these constant reissues of the same albums, each time with some small new thing... The bonus tracks include all four language versions of "Waterloo" as well as the 1974 US remix of "Ring Ring". The bonus DVD has four TV performances including the Waterloo as perfomed at the Eurovision song contest.

BONUS TRACKS:

12. Ring Ring (US Remix 1974)13 Waterloo (Swedish version)14. Honey, Honey (Swedish version)
15. Waterloo (German version)16. Waterloo (French version)

TRACK LISTING, DVD:

Waterloo (Eurovision Song Contest, BBC)/ Waterloo (Melodifestivalen, SVT)
Honey, Honey (Star Parade, ZDF) /Hasta Mañana (Señoras y Señores, RTVE

HEP STARS- Cadillac Madness - 40 Years * 40 Hits * 1964-2004 Swedish CD March 2004

Benny Andersson's old band released a double CD compliation featuring all the Hep Stars hits from the 1960's, a few albums tracks as well as two new tracks recorded recently- 'Love Is Coming Back', and a new version of the Hep Stars 1965 hit, "Cadillac", not surprisingly Benny does not appear on the new tracks, There does not appear anything recorded between 1970 and 2002 on the set.

,CD 1- Intro/Cadillac, Kana Kapila, A Tribute To Buddy Holly, Farmer John, Donna, Bald Headed Woman, No Response, Rented Tuxedo, So Mystifying, Young And Beautiful, Should I, Sunny Girl, Hawaii, Wedding, Don't, Isn't It Easy To Say, When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again, Tallahassee Lassie, Surfin' Bird, Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
CD 2 -Love Is Coming Back, I natt jag drömde, Consolation, It's Nice To Be Back, Malaika, Mot okänt land, She Will Love You, Like You Used To Do, It's Been A Long Long Time, Sagan om lilla Sofi, Det finns en stad, Groovy Summertime, Let It Be Me, Tända på varann, The Music Box, Holiday For Clowns, Speleman, Är det inte kärlek, säg?, Speedy Gonzales, Cadillac 2004

Nils Landgren-Funky ABBA Swedish March 2004 CD

ABBA and the word funky- I just don't know....but it kinda works. This album by Swedish trombonist Nils Landgren, and his Funk Unit was coproduced /and coperformed by bassist/rapper Magnum Coltrane Price. Nils Landgren is known to ABBA fans for his work playing on the "Voulez-Vous' album..Some of the singing on the album is done by female guest vocalists..

The Funk unit includes Henrik Janson who played with Gemini and ABBA drummer Per Lindvall plays on one track.

The album is sort of jazz/funk fusion-and it works surprisingly well-it's rare to hear covers that bring out the high quality of ABBA songs. This works because it doesnt' sound at all like ABBA. But still I'm not sure I'd recommend unless you are open jazz or are open rap/funk...

This album features Benny Andersson playing piano on one track-a version of "When All is Said and Done. which features vocalist Viktoria Tolstoy. his track was recorded in September 2003 in Polar studios....Although a little out of place on thsi album it is T is a great track-put that on a Benny compilation album, please! The track is similiar to the Annie Sofie Otter version of "Like an Angel Passing Through My Room" which Benny also guested on piano for..Both songs are stripped down versions of tracks orginally sung by Frida on THE VISITORS.... .

A British reader ,Mike Auber, gives this quick review-"The funky arrangements go
together quite well with tracks like "Name Of The Game", "Gimme Gimme
Gimme" and "Voulez-Vous".  But even if you don't like jazz trombone or
rapping, Benny's unaccompanied piano/vocal version of "When All Is Said
And Done" melts the heart".

Track listing:Money, Money, Money /Knowing Me, Knowing You/Voulez-Vous
Thank You For The Music / Super Trouper /Summer Night City /Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
The Name Of The Game/ Dancing Queen /Take A Chance On Me/SOS/When All Is Said And Done

Ludvig Andersson - SRO March 2004 Swedish CD
Ludvig is Benny Andersson's son with his wife- Mona Norklit-thus he was not even born when Frida and Benny got divorced....He sings and play guitar.. He would later form a group called Ella Rouge.. Ludvig's wife, Lisa is a member of the Swedish singing group -Florence.

Before I fade away/ One touch/ Northern girl/ Deal with the devil/ 1968/ Crazy nights/ Neverending dance/ E/ Fallen man/ Stareyed boy/ Fear & loathing

AGNETHA Faltskog -My Coloring Book International CD release April 2004

All the songs are recorded in English. Most of the songs are covers of songs by 1960's artists that Agnetha was inspired by like Connie Francis, Dusty Springfield, Frank Sinatra, and Cilla Black. . The album is produced by Agnetha along with Anders Neglin and Dan Strömkvist. "If I Thought You'd Ever Change Your Mind" was been released as the leadoff single.. Prior to this album.,Agnetha didnt have much opportunity to do too many covers of classic pop music during her solo career because most of her material was newly written for her solo albums...

Lasse Wellander plays guitar here and there on the album and Agnetha daughter Linda Ulvaeus sings some of the backing vocals. ..

The title track of the album is a song by John Kander and Fred Ebb. Like Agnetha's last couple of studio's album (from 1987 ), this album was released on the Warner Music label. Although there was more than just a Scandinavian release of the album,many places like the US will not seen release of this album...The album was,intially at least, relatively successful..But sales cooled down quickly partly cos Agnetha did not do much to promote the album after the first few weeks....Still it was amazing to see our diva back using those pipes again.....

Track listing with songwriters listed ...

1. A Fool Am I
F. Carraresi; A. Testa; Peter Callander
2. The End of the World
Arthur Kent;Sylvia Dee
3. Fly Me to the Moon
Bart Howard
4. I Can't Reach Your Heart
Ted Murry and Benny D
avies
5. If I Thought You'd Ever Change Your Mind
John Cameron
6. Love Me With All Your Heart
Carlo Rodriguez Rigual;Mario Rodriguez Rigual;Carlos Martinoli; EM. Vaughn
7. My Colouring Book
John Cander and Fred Ebb
8. Past, Present and Future
Arthur Butler, Jerry Leiber, George Francis Morton
9. Remember Me
Chris Andrews
10. Sealed With A Kiss
Gary Geld Peter Udell
11. Sometimes When I'm Dreaming
Michael Batt
12. What Now My Love
Gilbert Becaud Pierre Delanoe; Carl Sigman
13. When You Walk in the Room
Jackie de Shannon

 

Agnetha Faltkog-If I thought You Change Mind CD single April 2004 Various teritories

At least four different versions of this single were released starting in April.

ABBA-The ULTIMATE COLLECTION January 2004 British 4CD Released other countries, also...

Offered exclusively through Readers Digest-this set has among the most tracks of any ABBA collection-80 in all, and all for 35 pounds.

The set covers tracks from every year of ABBA's career from 1972 to 1982. Included is yet more liner notes from ABBA expert Carl Magnus Palm...

There are no genuine rarities to be found here. All the tracks here that can not be be found on the recent remastered CD's . This collection is a reissiue of a previous four disc Reader Digest set.

 

 Prog. 1-Waterloo

Waterloo
Ring Ring
Honey, Honey
Bang-A-Boomerang
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
When I Kissed The Teacher
Mamma Mia/Dum Dum Diddle
King Kong Song
My Mama Said
Money, Money, Money
Hey, Hey Helen
As Good As New
Angeleyes
Nina, Pretty BallerinaElaine/The Piper/Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough)
The Way Old Friends Do (Live)
S.O.S./Hasta Mañana
The Visitors
Intermezzo No. 1

 Prog. 2 - Take A Chance On Me

Gonna Sing You My Love Song
Take A Chance On Me
My Love, My Life
Andante, Andante
I've Been Waiting For You
Lay All Your Love On Me
One Man, One Woman
Kisses Of Fire
Like An Angel Passing Through My Room
Knowing Me, Knowing You
The Name Of The Game
Move On
Our Last Summer/One Of Us
The Winner Takes It All
The Day Before You Came
When All Is Said And Done
I Wonder (Departure)

 Prog. 3 - Dancing Queen

Dancing Queen
Summer Night CityDance (While The Music Still Goes On)Does Your Mother Know
If It Wasn't For The Nights
Watch Out
Voulez-Vous
He Is Your Brother
Hole In Your Soul
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
Rock MeSo Long
That's Me
Lovelight
Why Did It Have To Be Me
Tiger
People Need Love
On And On And On
Head Over Heels
Under Attack

 Prog. 4 - Thank You For The Music

Fernando
I Let The Music Speak
Chiquitita
Eagle
Arrival
Another Town, Another Train
I Have A Dream
Tropical Loveland
I'm A Marionette
Super TrouperThe King Has Lost His Crown
Slipping Through My Fingers
Soldiers
What About Livingstone
Sitting In The Palm Tree
Suzy-Hang-Around
Two For The Price Of One
Happy New Year

2004 Mamma Mia near Reunion April 2004

A near reunion occured at the fifth anniversary performance of Mammia Mia in London's West End. It was hoped that Agnetha might induced to come out of hiding due to the need to promote her album. Instead only Bjorn , Benny and Frida showed up, on stage in a semi-reunion. As far, as I can recall, Frida had attended performances before but had never gotten up on stage with both B&B before....This near reunion was detailed in the Super Troupers video...

 

Hazell Dean-Knowing Her, Hazell Sings Abba March 3 ,2004 British CD

An album of  Abba covers by  this British singer( Hazel is noted for working with famous British record producers Stock/Aitkin/Waterman)   This album is produced by Hazell Dean & Pete Ware.  A aarlier version of this same album  called The Winner takes it all was released a few years before..

Mamma Mia! - Soundtrack - 5th anniversary edition April 2004 International CD

I doubt people have anxiously awaiting this album, but here it comes anyway .This version includes new cast recordings of Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen, Waterloo ..from the show's finale ..which were not included in the original album....

Soundtrack from the musical "Mamma Mia!"
Track listing

Overture/prologue/ Honey honey/ Money money money/ Thank you for the music/ Mamma mia/ Chiquitita/ Dancing queen/ Lay all your love on me/ Super trouper/ Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!/ The name of the game/ Voulez-vous/ Entr'acte/ Under attack/ One of us/ SOS/ Does your mother know/ Knowing me knowing you/ Our last summer/ Slipping through my fingers/ The winner takes it all/ Take a chance on me/ I do I do I do I do I do/ I have a dream

Bonus: Mamma Mia/ Dancing Queen/ Waterloo

Mireille Mathieu -Bonjour Mireille April 2004 French or German 2CD set


Well Bonjour to you to! This is double CD set released on : Ariola (Sony BMG) that features Mirelle's version "the Winner Takes it All".. It was produced by Andersson-Ulvaues and features Benny, Bjorn and Frida...the French version is called "Bravo Tu as Gagne' and is the lead track on disc two...

 Disc 1
1.La that kidney valse
2.Hinter the window blinds of Paris
3.Tarata-ting, tarata tong
4.Der of Paris Tango
5.Korsika
6.Hans in the luck
7.Roma, Roma, Roma
8.Der Zar and the girl
9.La paloma ade
10. that wine was made of Bordeaux
11-small swallow
12.Walzer of the love
13.Santa Maria de la more mer
14.Zuhause waits Natascha
15.Nur for you
16.Die Spatzen of Paris
17.Hit-Medley
 Disc 2
1.Bravo to as gagne
2.On l'appelait Chicano
3.A blue bayou
4.Quand on pense A l'amour
5.Der sad Tango
6.Il ME faut vivre
7.L'amour oublie le temps
8. New York, New York
9.So live your life
10.Wann you come back
11.Le vieux cafe de la rue d'Amerique
12.Trois milliards de of gene sur terre
13.Barcarole
14.Et quand do seras la
15.Wenn of children sing
16.Wenn you me loves
17.Meine first love

Various Artists -ABBA Forever April 8 2004 German 2CD Set

A fairly interesting and intelligently compiled compilation of most of the important ABBA covers out there including the biggest British hits-the Erasure version of "Take A Chance on Me, and Westlife's version of "I Have a Dream"...Most of the important post 1982 covers of ABBA songs are here...Because this is a German release some of the tracks are in German...You can even find Nana Mouskouri here....

This is best ABBA cover collection currently available...

Track listing CD !

Westlife - I Have A Dream, Erasure - Take A Chance On Me, The Ten Tenors - Dancing Queen, Mike Oldfield - Arrival, Men Without Hats - S.O.S., James Last - Fernando, Dagmar Hellberg & Angelika Milster - Ich kann ihn versteh'n, Marianne Rosenberg - Nur Sieger steh'n im Licht, Nana Mouskouri - Ich leb im Traum, Hilton McRae - Knowing Me, Knowing You, B*Witched - Does Your Mother Know, Tanita Tikaram - The Day Before You Came, Steps - I Know Him So Well, The Black Sweden - The Winner Takes It All, Stephen Gately - Chiquitita, Nils Landgren Funk Unit - Summer Night City,

Track listing CD 2

Peter Cetera with Ronna Reeves - S.O.S., Steps - Lay All Your Love On Me, Palast-Orchester & Max Raabe - Super Trouper, Angelika Milster - Jeder gegen jeden - Allein, Wind - Fernando (Und der Himmel war zum Greifen nah), Nils Landgren Funk Unit - Voulez-Vous, Beverly Craven - The Winner Takes It All, Blancmange - The Day Before You Came, Madness - Money, Money, Money, Dr. & The Medics - Waterloo, The Leather Nunn - Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!, Hilton McRae & Siobhan McCarthy - I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, Martine McCutcheon - Mamma Mia, S Club 7 - Dancing Queen, Dune - One Of Us, E-Rotic - Thank You For The Musi

 

ABBA-ABBA CD/DVD version Spring 2004

This is essentially the remaster with a bonus DVD. Like the Waterloo 30th Anniversary edition, this has a bonus DVD , but annoyingly the videos found on the DVD are previously released.

DVD contains; Mamma Mia, S.O.S., I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do

ABBA-Arrival CD'DVD version Spring 2004

This essentially the remaster with a bonus DVD. Like the Waterloo 30th Anniversary edition, this has a bonus DVD , but unfortunatly the videos found on the DVD are previously released.

DVD contains; Dancing Queen, Knowing Me, Knowing You, Money, Money, Money

Benny Andersson's Orkester-BAO! June 2004 Available on Swedish CD

Similiar formula to Benny's three previous Benny albums , nine instrumentals ,as well as five songs with Helen Sjoholm vocals.... Bjorn wrote two lyrics for this album- "Du Ar Min Man", and " Midnattsdans". Midnattsdans" is a duet featuring Helen Sjoholm and Kalle Moreaus.. Lyrics to two other songs s "Saknadens rum" and "Kärlekens tid are written by Ylva Eggehorn, (who cowrote Benny's Millennium song,) .The two Ylva songs were originally used in the movie -Sanger Fran Andra Vanigen. "Kärlekens tid"is the song used in the amazing scene where people start singing in the subway... Finally, the lyric to one song -Skenbart' is by Peter Dalle. "Du är min man" has been released as a single. This is the 20th studio album in row that Benny has worked with Bjorn on at least one song .

As usual this album was only released in Scandinavia.. Once again Benny and his orchestra will be played a short tour in Sweden in August 2004 to support the album and to have fun! If only one could simply walk to Sweden for those weekends...

Glasgow Boogie (Andersson)
En dans på rosor(Andersson)
Du är min man (Andersson)-Ulvaeus)(
,vocals - Helen Sjöholm)
Vitalins vals (Andersson)
På en solskenspromenad (Andersson)
Jehu(Andersson)
Midnattsdans (Andersson-Ulvaeus)
vocals Helen Sjöholm & Kalle Moraeus),
Riks1:an(Andersson)
Julvals (Andersson)
Skenbart (Andersson)-Dalle)(
vocals Helen Sjöholm)
Trettondagspolkan(Andersson)
Stora skuggan (Andersson)
Saknadens Rum(Andersson-
Eggehorn) (vocals Helen Sjöholm)
Kärlekens tid (Andersson-
Eggehorn)( vocals - Helen Sjöholm & Duvemalakören)

Abba-"OUR FINAL VIDEO' July 2004 DVD

All four members of ABBA somehow agreed to appear briefly and separately in a short but clever and entertaining video clip broadcast during the 2004 Eurovision song contest...It originally been hoped that the four members might agree to make a non-singing appearence together, but instead this near reunion was agreed to....The video features ABBA puppets and ABBA song references.

DVD Contains fourty minutes of exciting videos-ooh what a a bargain....

1. The Last Video
2. Take A Chance On Me
3. Dancing Queen
4. Waterloo
5. The Winner Takes It All
6. The Making Of The Last Video
7. Picture Gallery

 

Various Artitsts-FÅNGA EN ÄNGEL , En hyllning till Ted Gärdestad/ Samlings-CD/ August 35, 2004 Swedish LP

A tribute album to the songs of ABBA protege Ted Gardestad. No participation by ABBA members, but the album does feature ABBA friends, Helen Sjöholm, Victoria Tolstoy , Janne Schaffer and Josefin Nilsson.


1. Come give me love - Helen Sjöholm
2. Oh, vilken härlig da- Jill Johnsson
3. Sol, vind och vatten - Brolle Jr
4. The reason - Lisa Miskovsky
5. Äntligen på väg - Håkan Hellström
6. Lyckliga dagar - Josefin Nilsson & Mikael Rickfors
7. Satellit - Nina & Kim
8. Eiffeltornet - Patrik Isaksson
9. För kärlekens skull - Fredrik Kempe
10. Himlen är oskyldigt blå - Victoria Tolstoy
11. Låt kärleken slå rot - Fame
12. Helena - Evan
13. Jag vill ha en egen måne - Janne Schaffer
14. I den stora sorgens famn - Åsa Jinder

Black Sweden-A metal tribute to ABBA August 2004 French CD..

Black Sweden does versions of ABBA songs that mixed with heavy metal classics-sounds interesting though I have not heard the album. the cover of the CD is very interesting parody of the ABBA-The Ablum cover....This particular version is a reissue...

1. Smoke On The Water / Mamma Mia ( The Black`s Medley)
2. Woman From Tokyo / Does Your Mother Know ( The Black`s Medley)
3. Tush / I Do I Do I Do I Do I Do ( The Black`s Medley)
4. Enter Sandman / Take A Chance On Me ( The Black`s Medley)
5. Winner Takes It All
6. God Of Thunder / S. O. S. ( The Black`s Medley)
7. Ballroom Blitz / Dancing Queen ( The Black`s Medley)
8. Ain`t Talking About Love - Money Money Money ( The Black`s Medley)
9. Breaking The Law / Ring Ring ( The Black`s Medley)
10. Heartbreaker / Knowing Me Knowing You ( The Black`s Medley)
11. Winner Takes It All ( Unplugged Version)

 ABBA- SUPER TROUPERS documentary International Release September 2004 The thing is subtitled " A Celebratory Film from Waterloo to MAMMA MIA! 30 years of music" !!!!!!!!

THE DVD is TV documentary of ABBA narrated by English record producer, Pete Waterman which includes lots of material about Mamma Mia fifth anniversary ..The documentary is certainly fairly well done, and very interesting but there is considerable rehashing of material from the equally good THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL documentary, as well as lots of footage that can be found on ABBA-The Movie, ABBA-The Concert or on THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION...

Essentially, THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL has been revised and redone with lots of new interviews with Bjorn and Bjorn and Bjorn, no I mean, Frida and Agnetha, a lot of new Mamma Mia material, and some new narration by Pete Waterman...This time, They even dragged out ABBA costumer Owe Sandstrom and his cat costumes...

Best parts of the video-some of the clips not seen in previous ABBA bios-notably-a sexy TV version of "So Long', a full length 1972 TV version of "People Need Love,, A longer clip of Agnetha rehearsing Jesus Christ Superstar, a outake clip from the original recording of "Dancing Queen' and all the new Agnetha interviews where she talks in both English and Swedish.. Frida singing and dancing at the fifth anniversary perrformnace of Mamma Mia...an impromptu performance Benny playing the piano intro to "I have A Dream".

The worst parts of the special are Pete Waterman -he is pretty embarrassing. secondly, there is a serious factual error towards the end when it is stated that ABBA announced they were breaking up in 1981 (Actually, ABBA never officially announced as a group that they were breaking up and they worked together till late 1982.) A horrible omission is that there is no mention of ABBA manager, Stig Anderson in the documentary -which seems quite petty, and refererences to Kristina and Chess are quite non-existent...

 OTHER VIEWS from J.Stevens on AMAZON.com
" The biggest problem with the documentary is Pete Waterman, who provides commentary/narration and comes off like an overbearing, perhaps inebriated, relative who's far too loud and won't shut up".

 

ABBA-TODO ABBA, sus grandes exitos...CD/DVD OCTOBER 2004 Spain and other markerts

A sound and vision release for the Spanish speaking markert.This two disk package features a mixture of English, and Spanish language versions ...One CD and one DVD...Liner notes not C.M. Palm but by Juaquin Luque....

Each Track is found on both the CD and DVD:

1. Waterloo
2. Take A Chance On Me
3. Mamma Mia
4. Dancing Queen
5. SOS
6. Super Trouper
7. Chiquitita
8. Knowing Me, Knowing You
9. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
10. Voulez-Vous
11. Does Your Mother Know
12. Estoy soñando[
13. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
14. The Winner Takes It All
15. No hay a quien culpar
16. One Of Us
17. Fernando
18. Felicidad
19. Thank You For The Music

ABBA-Het Beste Van -Belgian CD October 2004

Same track lisiting as the 2002 release The Name of the game. A limited release sponsored by a Belgian newspaper...

Various Artists-FÅNGA EN ÄNGEL, August 25, 2005 Swedish CD

A tribute to the music of the kate ABBA protege, Ted Gardestad,There is no direct involvement by ABBA members, but it does feature ABBA related artists- Helen Sjoholm, Josefin Nilsson, Victoria Tolstoy and Janne Schaffer.

1. Come give me love - Helen Sjöholm
2. Oh, vilken härlig da- Jill Johnsson
3. Sol, vind och vatten - Brolle Jr
4. The reason - Lisa Miskovsky
5. Äntligen på väg - Håkan Hellström
6. Lyckliga dagar - Josefin Nilsson & Mikael Rickfors
7. Satellit - Nina & Kim
8. Eiffeltornet - Patrik Isaksson
9. För kärlekens skull - Fredrik Kempe
10. Himlen är oskyldigt blå - Victoria Tolstoy
11. Låt kärleken slå rot - Fame
12. Helena - Evan
13. Jag vill ha en egen måne - Janne Schaffer
14. I den stora sorgens famn - Åsa Jinder

Hazell Dean-Knowing Her, Hazell Sings Abba March 3 ,2004 British CD

An album of  Abba covers by  this British singer( Hazel is noted for working with famous British record producers Stock/Aitkin/Waterman)   This album is produced by Hazell Dean & Pete Ware.  A aarlier version of this same album  called The Winner takes it all was released a few years before..

AGNETHA FALTSKOG-13 HITS Swedish CD November 2004

Budget Swedish release -though all the tracks are in English . If you Dont want to buy the full priced THAT's ME- you can buy this latest Agnetha collection which covers nearly the same period, but this set has eight songs songs from WRAP YOUR ARMS AROUND ME, three from EYES OF A WOMAN , none from I STAND ALONE and two duets orginally released as singles -"Never Again "and "The Way You ARE". Kind of a pointless release unless you looking to buy an abridged version of WRAP YOUR ARMS AROUND ME.

TRACKS INCLUDED Wrap your arms around me/ Take good care of your children/ Stand by my side/ Man/ Mr persuasion/ The heat is on/ Eyes of a woman/ To love/ Never again (duet with Tomas Ledin)/ I wish tonight could last forever/ I won't let you go/ The way you are (duet with Ola Håkansson)/ One way love

Various Arists ABBAMANIA 2 November 2004 British CD.

ABBAMANIA 1 featured mostly British or Irish recording artists doing ABBA covers-but the followup, ABBMANA2 some reason does not feature major music artists but instead has TV actors singing ABBA songs....Ok.

track listings...
Supertrouper - Lucy Benjamin & James Geddes
S.O.S - Trisha Penrose
/Knowing Me Knowing You - Wendy Peters
Fernando - Jane Danson /Take A Chance On Me - Jody Albert & Carly Stenson
Winner Takes It All - Bernie Nolan /Mamma Mia - Trisha Penrose
Waterloo - Michelle Hardwick , Will Mellor, Vicky Gates Lee Otway
Dancing Queen - Jody Albert & Carly Stenson
Gimme Gimme Gimme - Julie Forsyth/Does You Mother Know - Will Mellor
Lay All Your Love On Me - Amy Nuttall, Charlotte Bellamy, Clevland Campbell (Emmerdale)
Voulez Vous - Julie Forsyth /Thank you for the Music - featuring the cast of the show
Abbamania 2 - Theme tune

ABBA-I successi -Italian CD November 2004

Same track lisiting as the 1996 release The Music Goes On..

Laura Branigan -Remember Me -November 2004 european CD

7 song mini album of Laura's last recordings before her untimely death on 26 August 2004.

It includes her version of ABBA's "The winner Takes It all" . The song was also released separately as a CD single...

Challenge/If That What it Takes/I can see Again/The winner Takes It all/I know You by heart/Gloria 2004)/Self Control 2004

 

***Agnetha Fältskog-De Första Åren - Agnetha Fältskog 1967-1979 6CD SWEDISH BOX SET December 2004

Agnetha's first five Swedish language Solo studio albums were issued as part of box set as well as with a bonus disc of non-album tracks. All these albums are in Swedish, but they have the advantage of including many songs written or cowritten by Agnetha,,The first two of her solo albums (AGNETHA FALTSKOG & AGNETHA FALTSKOG vol. 2) had been issued on CD before . Agnetha's third(SOM JAG AR) fourth (Nar En Vackar Tanke Blir En Sang), and fifth (Elva Kvinnor I Ett Hus) solo albums had never been to released on CD prior to now. So far you still cant get those last three albums individually on CD. This can obtained surpringsly cheaply on some web mail order sites...This is probably worth buying if you like Agnetha and don't have "My love, My Life" or "Tio Ar Med" already...

CONTENTS OF BONUS CD-

Many of the tracks were compiled originally on either the BASTA or SJUNG DENNA SANG Lp's.10 of these songs have been on CD before, but none of these tracks were on Aggie's original five Swedish studio albums...

1. När du tar mig i din famn 1979 a-side bonus track on TIO AR MED
2. Tio mil kvar till Korpilombolo 1972 single
3. Vart ska min kärlek föra? 1972 single JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
4. Någonting händer med mig 1968(duet with Jörgen Edman)
5. En sång om sorg och glädje 1973 single
*6. Litet solskensbarn 1970 b-side
7. Så glad som dina ögon 1972 a-side
8. När ska du bli stilla? 1972 b-side single JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
*9. Sjung denna sång 1968 (duet with Jörgen Edman)
*10. Vi har kommit fram till refrängen 1973 b-side
*11. Here for your love 1974 b-side single
*12. Golliwog 1974 a-side single
13. Queen of hearts 1979 unreleased track released on THAT' ME
14. Interview with Lille Gerhard, Ulf Elfving, Agnetha -interview from My Love, My Life
CD
15. Borsta tandtrollen bort -1968promo kids flex- to encourage them to brush teeth

* first time on CD...

.. You could also buy a dog or new sneakers...

ABBA-Thirtieth Anniversary Original Album Box DECEMBER 22, 2004 9CD BOX SET JAPANESE ONLY RELEASE

This is a limited box set features ABBA's original eight studio albums in their 2001 reemasters version which including various bonus tracks. There is also a bonus CD with rare but not unreleased tracks. The bonus disc is strangely programmed. ABBA's albums have never really been put together in a box set before-so that at least makes this an interesting release. Includes the 2001 liner notes , as well as a booklet in Japanese.. This was superceded by a larger internationally released box released by Universal in late 2005...

BONUS CD TRACK LISTING

 

1. Åh, vilka tider
2. Ring Ring (German Version)
3. Wer Im Wartesaal Der Liebe Steht
4. Waterloo (French Version)
5. Lovelight (West German Single Edit)
6. Waterloo (German Version)
7. Eagle (Single Edit)
8. I Am The City
9. I Wonder (Departure) (Live Version)
10. You Owe Me One

 2005

A very expensive year for ABBA collectors... 2005 brought the premiere of the Swedish version of Mamma Mia in Stockholm.. The second half of the year brought a deluge of reissues, (too many really). Both Agnetha's and Frida solo releases on the Polar label were remastered with bonus tracks .The long awaited ABBA-The Movie DVD and Gemini CD's came out, as well as two box sets -ABBA's -The Complete Recording Sessions and Frida's 4XCD 1XDVD During this year both Frida and Bjorn hit 60 years of age.

Frida -Frida ensam 2005 reissue of 1975 release
Frida - Something's Going On 2005 reissue of 1982 release

Frida - Shine 2005 reissue of 1984 release
The Swedish cast version- Mamma Mia Swedish June 2005

ABBA -ABBA 18 Hits  Swedish CD May 2005

Various Artists Fånga En Ängel/En Hyllning Till Ted Gärdestad  Mid 2005 Swedish CD

Hootenanny Singers Reunion July 2005 ...

Nanne - 20 År Med Nanne 1985-2005 2005 Swedish CD

ABBA 18 Hits (International version) August 2005

Agnetha and Linda - NU TANDAS TUSEN JULEJUS August 2005 remaster of 1981 release Available Swedish CD.

Agnetha Fältskog-Wrap Your Arms Around Me August 2005 Remaster of 1983 release. Swedish CD

Agnetha Fältskog-Eyes of A Woman August 2005 remaster of 1985 release Swedish CD

ABBA -Exitos Eternos Summer 2005 International CD

ABBA-THE MOVIE 1 or 2DVD setsSeptember 2005 release

Gemini - Det bästa med Karin och Anders Glenmark  Swedish CD OCTOBER 2005
Frida -4X
CD 1XDVD Box Set OCT OBER 2005 Swedish CD/DVD set
ABBA-The Complete S
tudio Recordings 9CD/2DVD November 7, 2005

ABBA-THE BEST OF ABBA February 2005 South Korean CD

Mamma Mia was now playing in Seoul and so Universal in Korea released this compilation to take advantage of interest in ABBA.The choice of songs is pretty random, though perhaps that it a good thing since only abut eight of the songs listed here can be found on ABBA GOLD .

I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
Andante, Andante
Move On
I Have A Dream
SOS
Take A Chance On Me
Dancing Queen
Waterloo
I Am Just A Girl
My Love, My Life
Super Trouper
The Winner Takes It All
Mamma Mia
I Wonder (Departure)
Another Town, Another Train
One Man, One Woman
Honey, Honey
Head Over Heels
Angeleyes
People Need Love

 

The Frida Polar Remasters May 2005 Swedish CD's ,but available elsewhere...
Frida's three Polar Solo albums have been reissued at this point on
CD with some bonus tracks , though little in the way of new liner notes...These CD's' are issued separately, but also at the end of the year they were released together as part of the Frida box set...

 
Frida -Frida ensam 2005 reissue of 1975 release

The bonus tracks are the A and B side of a 1972 single...
1. Fernando 2. Jag är mig själv nu (Young Girl3. Som en sparv 4. Vill du låna en man (The Most Beautiful Girl) 5. Liv på mars? (Life On Mars 6. Syrtaki (Siko Chorpese Syrtaki 7. Aldrig mej (Vado Via8. Guld och gröna ängar (Wall Street Shuffle) 9. Ett liv i solen10. Skulle de' va' skönt (Wouldn't It Be Nice) 11. Var är min clown (Send In The Clowns)
New bonus tracks-:12. Man vill ju leva lite dessemellan)13. Ska man skratta eller gråta


Frida - Something's Going On 2005 reissue of 1982 release


1. Tell Me It's Over 2. I See Red 3. I Got Something 4. Strangers 5. To Turn The Stone 6. I Know There's Something Going On 7. Threnody 8. Baby Don't You Cry No More 9. The Way You Do 10. You Know What I Mean 11. Here We'll Stay
Extra tracks:12. I Know There's Something Going On (Single version))
13. Here We'll Stay (Solo Version)


Frida - Shine 2005 reissue of 1984 release

1. Shine2. One Little Lie3. The Face4. Twist In The Dark5. Slowly6. Heart Of The Country7. Come To Me (I Am Woman)8. Chemistry Tonight
9. Don't Do It10. Comfort Me
Extra Tracks: -11. That's Tough 12. Shine (Extended Mix)

ANOTHER ABBA REUNION Stockholm performance - Mamma Mia

Various combinations of 1,2. or three ABBA members (but never four at one time,) attended the premeires' of many of the various PRODUCTIONS of Mamma Mia, between 1999 and 2004. Finallly for the first time, A,B,B & F all attended the Swedish premiere of Mamma Mia in February 2005...They did not appear on stage together., but they all attended the premeire.

The Swedish cast version- Mamma Mia Swedish June 2005

Remarkably, or not Mamma Mia had yet to be staged in Sweden, prior to 2005, so here it comes, in a Swedish language version ... ABBA originally only translated a handful  of their songs into Swedish-so this will be the first time many of the songs (especially the later ones) have been presented in the Swedish language...The Swedish version of the song lyrics were written by Niklas Strömstedt along with Bjorn. Peter Dalle translated the spoken parts in "Mamma Mia" into Swedish. The musical premiered at Stockholm's Cirkus in Stockholm in February 2005. It will close in 2007. Both Bjorn and Benny had some involvement with this production. This version stars Gunilla Backman as Donna and Nina Lundsie as Sofie. Old ABBA bass player, Rutger Gunnarsson plays on the album.-the first time that anybody who played on the original ABBA records had played on a Mamma Mis cat album. The cast album was produced by Niklas Strömstedt and Engineered by Bernard Löhr. The cast album was recorded in March and April of 2005.

Mamma Mia! is a Mono Music AB production distributed by Universal Music In Sweden only !


Track lisitng for Mamma Mia in Swedish
1. Overture
2. Jag har en dröm (I have a dream)
3. Honey, Honey
4. Money, Money, Money
5. Tack för alla sånger (Thank you for the music)
6. Mamma Mia
7. Chiquitita
8. Dancing Queen
9. I tryggt förvar hos mig (Lay all your love on me)
10. Super Trouper
11. Säg OK eller nej (The name of the game)
12. Voulez-Vous
13. Entracte/Under attack
14. En av oss (One of us)
15. S.O.S.
16. Väntar inte mamma på dig (Does your mother know)
17. Jag är jag, du är du (Knowing me, knowing you)
18. Sista sommarn (Our last summer)
19. Kan man ha en solkatt i en bur (Slipping through my fingers)
20. Vinnaren tar allt (The winner takes it all)
21. Tänk, det känns som vi (Take a chance on me)
22. Jag vill, jag vill, jag vill (I do, I do, I do, I do, I do)
23. Jag har en dröm (I have a dream)
24. Waterloo


 
ABBA -ABBA 18 Hits, Universal 987 165-9 Swedish CD May 30, 2005 

This is a new  Swedish market only compilation  which features all four of ABBA tracks in Swedish as well as 14 other hits... Apparently this CD sort of replaces the 1990's out of print Polar Music compilation called PA SVENSKA which is the only previous CD to have all four Swedish language ABBA tracks....PA SVENSKA is better because it had harder to find solo tracks .

A international release of this album, followed shortly after this with a different track listing...

 Track listing
1. The Winner Takes It All
2. Super Trouper
3. Waterloo
4. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
5. The Name Of The Game
6. Ring Ring
7. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
8. SOS
9. Fernando
10. Hasta Mañana
11. Mamma Mia
12. Lay All Your Love On Me
13. Thank You For The Music
14. Happy New Year
15. Waterloo (Swedish Version)
16. Honey, Honey (Swedish Version)
17. Ring ring (bara du slog en signal) (Swedish Version)
18. Åh, vilka tider

Cristy Lane -Greatest Country Hits- June 2005 American CD

Includes her hits from 1977-1983 including her cover of Abba's "I have a dream' which was #17 hit on the American country chart in 1981. The song was mistakingly listed on a TV informercial for one of Cristy's American TV albums as "I believe in Angels'.

"I have a Dream" was also the title track of Cristy 1981 album.. which is out of print.

Tryin' To Forget About You, Sweet Deceiver, Let Me Down Easy, Shake Me I Rattle Squeeze Me I Cry, I'm Gonna Love You Anyway. Penny Arcade, I Just Can't Stay Married To You, Simple Little Words, Slippin' Up, Slippin' Around, Come To My Love. One Day At A Time, Sweet Sexy Eyes, I Have A Dream, Love To Love You, Cheatin' Is Still On My Mind, Lies On Yours Lips. Fragile-Handle With Care, Good Old Days, The, I've Come Back To Say I Love You One More Time, Footprints In The Sand.

Various Artists- Fånga En Ängel/En Hyllning Till Ted Gärdestad  Mid 2005 Swedish CD

This is a tribute album  to the late great Polar music singer Ted Gärdestad . This album features ABBA related artists Helen Sjoholm, Janne Schaffer and Josefin Nilsson.


Come give me love - Helen Sjöholm Oh, vilken härlig da´- Jill Johnsson, Sol, vind och vatten - Brolle Jr, The reason - Lisa Miskovsky, Äntligen på väg - Håkan Hellström, Lyckliga dagar - Josefin Nilsson & Mikael Rickfors, Satellit - Nina & Kim, Eiffeltornet - Patrik Isaksson, För kärleks skull - Fredrik Kempe, Himlen är oskyldigt blå - Victoria Tolstoy, Låt kärleken slå rot - Fame, Helena - Evan, Jag vill ha en egen måne - Janne Schaffer, I den stora sorgens famn - Åsa Jinder

Michael B. Tretow -Trolles Trafikvett/Stopp July 2005 Swedish CD

Micke resumed his active recording career with two childrens albums. This is one.....

Godda godda godda 2. Trolle är bäst 3. Sagan om de tre trollen bruse 4. Trollena bruses visa 5. Jönssons gård 6. Gnällpipan 7. Godda godda godda 8. Jag är galen (i kex) 9. Dum dum dum 10. Sagan om den stora stygga vargen och de tre små trollen 11. Vargen 12. Om du har någonting i huvudet

Michael B. Tretow -Trolles Trafikvett/Hagarman July 2005 Swedish CD.
of which is the second ....

1. Godda godda godda 2. Russin 3. Se var du går 4. Sagan om guldlock och de tre trollen 5. Skogen 6. Raplåt från nylle 7. Godda godda godda 8. Ibland 9. Om du hör något i luften 10. Sagan om en häxa som håller på och dummar sig i skogen 11. Nu är det slut 12. En otäck sång 13. Tutlåt 14. Denna underbara sång 15. Troll

Please eat your lunch don't make me have to eat it for you!!!!

Hootenanny Singers Reunion July 2005 ...

Björn reunited with his two former bandmates, Hansi Swartz , Tony Roth, and a whole bunch of other people on stage to sing one song ("Marianne") at Hansi's Vastervik folk festival in July 2005. ..IThe reunion had been rumoured to occur for more than a year and half was a bit underwhelming.

Nanne - 20 År Med Nanne 1985-2005, April 13, 2005 Swedish CD

A collection of 20 years of work by Benny Andersson's Daughter-in law.. from all four acts she has been part of...

Håll om mig, Jag sträcker mig mot himlen, Svarta änkan, Vem som helst, Avundsjuk, Om du var min, Nannes sommarvisa, Fördomar, Viktiga små ord, Jag har inte tid, Evig kärlek, Men-Nanne

Den vilda ,Highland The dolphin Kvarnen , Råttfångar'n - One More Time,

A life to live - Peter's Pop Squad,
Alexandra - Love me or leave me - Eldorado - One more lonely night - Sound of Music

ABBA-ABBA 18 Hits (International version) August 2005

The latest pointless ABBA compilation though it does have four foreign language versions of ABBA hits.
Tracks on this exciting release are as follows

1. The Winner Takes It All
2. Super Trouper
3. Waterloo
4. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
5. The Name Of The Game
6. Ring Ring
7. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
8. SOS
9. Fernando
10. Hasta Mañana
11. Mamma Mia
12. Lay All Your Love On Me
13. Thank You For The Music
14. Happy New Year
15. Honey, Honey (Swede Version)
16. Waterloo ((francais Version)
17. Ring Ring (German Version)
18. ¡Dame! ¡Dame! ¡Dame! (Spanish -Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! but you knew that.)

 

Agnetha and Linda - NU TANDAS TUSEN JULEJUS August 2005 remaster of 1981 release Available Swedish CD.

Reissue of Agnetha's Swedish language Christmas album.. as part of the Polar remaster series,.No bonus tracks..
1. Nej se det snöar
2. Bjällerklang
3. Nu tändas tusen juleljus
4. Två små röda luvor
5. Nu står jul vid snöig port
6. Jag såg mamma kyssa tomten
7. När juldagsmorgon glimmar
8. Poptpurri:a. Nu har vi ljus här i vårt husb. Tre små pepparkaksgubbar
c. Räven raskar över isend. Vi äro musikanter
e. Hej tomtegubbar f. Jungfru jungfru kär g. Nu är det jul igen
9. Hej mitt vinterland
10. Så milt lyser stjärnan
11. Mössens julafton
12. När det lider mot jul


Agnetha Fältskog-Wrap Your Arms Around Me August 2005 Remaster of 1983 release. Swedish CD

This is a reissue with a generous selection of bonus tracks-including the hard to find tracks "P&B" and "Ya Nunca Mas"
The Heat Is On (Palmer-Ashton)(3:50)
Can't Shake Loose (Ballard)(4:20)
Shame (Allen)(3:40)
Stay (Allen)(3:20)
Once Burned, Twice Shy (Tyler-Brannan)(3:40)
Mr. Persuasion (Lynch-Whitman)(2:45)

Wrap Your Arms Around Me (Chapman-Knight) (5:15)
To Love (Brandt-Goodrum)(3:49)
I Wish Tonight Could Last Forever (Ballard) (4:12)
Man (
Fältskog) (3:31)
Take Good Care Of Your Children (Ledin) (3:42)
Stand By My Side (deAngelis -deAngelis- Cowles)(4:16)

Bonus Tracks:
Never Again (duet with Tomas Ledin)
It's So Nice To Be Rich (a-side)
P&B (b-side)
The Heat Is On (Super Dance Music Mix)
Ya Nunca Más (Spanish version of "Never Again")

 

Agnetha Fältskog-Eyes of A Woman August 2005 remaster of 1985 release Swedish CD

Another Polar remaster ,also with five bonus tracks

 

One Way Love (Jeff Lynne (3:36)
Eyes Of A Woman ( Edvinson-Flynner) (3:54)
Just One Heart Muggleton/Noble)(3:42)
I Won't Let You Go (
Fältskog/Stewart)(3:39)
The Angels Cry (Hayward)(4:22)
Click Track(Ince/Palmer) (2:51)

We Should Be Together ( Gruska-Keane)(3:59)
I Won't Be Leaving You (Eric Stewart)(5:34)
Save Me (Why Don't Ya) ( Eric Stewart)(4:37)
I Keep Turning Off Lights (Burton)(3:37)
We Move As One ( Downes-Wetton)(4:04

Bonus Tracks:
You're There (b-side)
Turn The World Around (b-side)
I Won't Let You Go (Extended Version)
The Way You Are (non-lp a side)
Fly Like The Eagle (b-side)

ABBA -Exitos Eternos August 2, 2005 USA/Latin American? CD

A unncessary repackaging of 14 of ABBA's Spanish language tracks which is being issued by Universal Latino. It includes a video of Fernando, but for some reason leaves off the 15th ABBA spanish language track-" Andante, Andante"..

Tracks for this release-
Estoy Sonando / Felicidad / No Hay A Quien Culpar /
Ring, Ring / Hasta Manana / Mamma Mia / Gracias Por La Musica /
Se Me Esta Escapando /La Reina Del Baile / Conociendome, Conociendote /
Fernando /El Andar /Dame! Dame! Dame! / Chiquitita/
Fernando [*][Multimedia Track]

ABBA-THE MOVIE 2DVD set September 2005 release , Also released in single DVD version. This will be playable on Pal and NCPS.

Finally a re-release of ABBA-The Movie. ABBA's 1977 cinema theatre release. It has never released on DVD.
It had out of print on video...
 
The Movie
(if you didn't know) is largely a concert film with an amusing if thin story about a Australian dj trying to interview ABBA. The film is directed by Lasse Hallström.  Lasse was the   director of  most of ABBA's videos and would later go on to direct My Life is a Dog, Cider House Rules and many other films.

The Sound and filmstock were restored and enchanced for this release..
 
There are two versions of the movie.The single dvd version has no extras. The 2 DVD version has the film on one disc and bonus features on the second disc. The bonus features are an 44 minute interview about the film with Lasse Hallström, Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson,  the original ABBA - The Movie trailers; an ABBA - The Album TV commercial and a  picture gallery. Apparently, there were no live outtakes available.
Fan experts complain that was more material that could have be included . No complaints about the quality of the print or the sound...

ABBA- Music In Review: ABBA 1973-1982 October 2005 British DVD this DVD was also released as part of 3DVD ABBA-The Ultimate Review

A critical review of the music of Abba on record, on film and on stage with experts and tv clips.

Somehow, Classic Rock Legends was allowed to make this DVD which includes some licensed ABBA TV appearances from the BBC, Musikladen etc interspersed with inane interviews from "experts"..... (" a leading team of music critics among them members of "Bjorn Again" )...I haven't seen it, but people have given it mixed reviews due to the low quality of the clips and the experts chosen.
Includes a The 48-page book features a comprehensive track-by-track analysis of every Abba album from 1973 to 1982.

I haven't this DVD, but people have given it mixed reviews due to the low quality of the clips and the experts chosen.

Thess DVD's was also released as part of 3DVD ABBA-The Ultimate Review .

DISC 1 1973-1976

1. Introduction -Waterloo (Eurovision Song Contest 1974, ABBA Special in Japan 1978 and Starparade 1974)
Ring Ring (performed by Waterloo)
2. Waterloo album- Honey, Honey (Musikladen 1976)
3. ABBA album- Mamma Mia (Musikladen 1976)
Hey, Hey Helen (performed by Waterloo)
So Long (Musikladen 1976)
4. Arrival album- I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do (Sylvester Tanzparty 1975)
Fernando (ABBA Special In Japan 1978, ABBA in Studio 2 1976, Musikladen 1976)
SOS (Musikladen 1976)
Dancing Queen (Disco 1976, Musikladen 1976, Royal Swedish Opera 1976 and ABBA Special in Japan 1978)
My Love, My Life (ABBAdabadoo 1976, ABBA in Studio 2 1976)
Money, Money, Money (ABBA Special in Japan 1978, ABBAdabado 1976, ABBA in Studio 2 1976, Disco 1976)
Knowing Me, Knowing You (ABBAdabadoo 1976, ABBA Special in Japan 1978)
When I Kissed The Teacher (ABBA in Studio 2 1976)
6. The Album album - The Name Of The Game (montage with ABBA in Studio 2 extract)
Eagle (Starparade 1978)Take A Chance On Me (Starparade 1978)
Thank You For The Music (Mike Yarwood Show 1978, ABBA Special in Japan 1978 and Dick Cavett Meets ABBA 1981)

DISC 21977-1982

1. Voulez-Vous album-
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (Dick Cavett Meets ABBA 1981) Chiquitita (promo) Voulez-Vous (Aplauso 1979)
2. Super Trouper album-
Does Your Mother Know (Aplauso 1979)
Summer Night City (ABBA Special in Japan 1978)
The Winner Takes It All (Show Express 1980)
Super Trouper (Show Express 1980)
3. The Visitors album & 1982 tracks
When All Is Said And Done (montage)
One Of Us (performed by Waterloo)
The Day Before You Came (Show Express 1982)
Under Attack (Show Express 1982)
4. The End-
Waterloo (Eurovision Song Contest 1974)
Mamma Mia (Musikladen 1976)
Dancing Queen ( Royal Swedish Opera 1976)
Knowing Me, Knowing You (ABBA Special in Japan 1978)
Chiquitita (promo)
The Winner Takes It All (Show Express 1980)
Thank You For The Music (Mike Yarwood Show 1978)

Ella  Rouge -Ella Rouge Swedish CD October 2005

Benny's younger son- Ludvig andersson, latest band -Ella Rouge's new album. (that's quite a sentence). His first album was a solo album....Ludvig is lead singer/guitarist...The record is released on his own label..

. That's Me With The Gun 2. Holly Golightly 3. Jekyll N Hyde 4. Manhattan 5. Weary 6. The L.A. Dogs 7. ElDorado High 8. Into The Light 9. Light The Fuse 82's 10. Gender Jared 11. Famous Jack

MADONNA- Confessions on a Dance Floor November 2005 International CD
 
This studio album features the song "Hung Up". "Hung Up" samples ABBA's "Gimme Gimme Gimme". She did this with Bjorn and Benny's approval...(B&B got songwriting credit and whole bucket of money for doing so)
The rest of the album is also dance orientated, rather than ballads or covers of "American Pie"... The album is mildly controversial because of the track "Issac" offended some listeners...This album reached #1 on the American sales charts..Both "Hung Up" and "Sorry" reached #1 on the British charts...Track listing follows...

1. Hung Up 2. Get Together 3. Sorry 4. Future Lovers 5. I Love New York 6. Let It Will Be 7. Forbidden Love 8. Jump 9. How High 10. Isaac 11. Push 12. Like It Or Not

 ABBA-The Complete Studio Recordings 9CD/DVD Planned Release November 7, 2005

Following the example of last year's Japanese box set, Polar /Universal have put together a new "complete' box set.This is the first internationally released box set to compile all of ABBA's studio albums... The roomy blue box contains 9 CD's, 2 DVd and two hard back booklets.  One of the books has lyrics , the other has commentary, and liner notes. The DVD's are NTSC standard...

The audio component features most of ABBA's released recordings including all eight studio albums, b-sides, foreign language recordings, most alternate mixes as well as the rarities that were released after ABBA broke up... The set has four alternate mixes  new to CD- the mono mix of "ON and On And On" previously heard only on  videos,"Should I laugh or Cry " has Benny counting it in the beginning,  Waterloo is Swedish single mix and Summer Night City is  the correct full length version rather than a patched together version...

This set is the first to include Spanish versions as bonus tracks on every one of the eight studio albums.
The major exclusion here is of course, ABBA's live album and the half or dozen other officially released  live tracks..But they are not "STUDIO' recordings. 
Naturally,  unreleased studio recordings (like the full version of "Just Like That " or "Nationsang' ) have been not included here either.. Nor does one find private releases like "Sang to Gorel', "Fanfare for a  Ice Hockey Championship".

 

The DVD set features basically a repackaged version of THE DEFINITIVE Collection DVD set  on the first  DVD.  The   recent "OUR LAST VIDEO' puppet video is included as a bonus.

A history of ABBA (originally found on the ABBA GOLD DVD  and a short version of the 1981 DICK CAVETT TV special concert is on the second DVD.
There have been complaints from fans that the Dick Cavett segment only has five of the originally aired nine songs-Supposedly, they cant find the other four songs in the archives.
Annoyingly, this will be llimited edition release...So it may not be around forever...
ABBA: THE COMPLETE STUDIO RECORDINGS

 

Tracklisting:

CD1: RING RING
1. Ring Ring
2. Another Town, Another Train
3. Disillusion
4. People Need Love
5. I Saw It In The Mirror
6. Nina, Pretty Ballerina
7. Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough)
8. Me And Bobby And Bobby's Brother
9. He Is Your Brother
10. She's My Kind Of Girl
11. I Am Just A Girl
12. Rock'n Roll Band

BONUS TRACKS

13. Ring ring (bara du slog en signal) (Swedish Version)
14. Åh, vilka tider
15. Merry-Go-Round
16. Santa Rosa
17. Ring Ring (Spanish Version)
18. Wer im Wartesaal der Liebe Steht (German Version of Another Town, Another Train)
19. Ring Ring (German Version)

CD2: WATERLOO
1. Waterloo
2. Sitting In The Palmtree
3. King Kong Song
4. Hasta Mañana
5. My Mama Said
6. Dance (While The Music Still Goes On)
7. Honey, Honey
8. Watch Out
9. What About Livingstone
10. Gonna Sing You My Lovesong
11. Suzy-Hang-Around

BONUS TRACKS

12. Ring Ring (US Remix 1974)
13. Waterloo (Swedish Version)
14. Honey, Honey (Swedish Version)
15. Waterloo (German Version)
16. Hasta Mañana (Spanish Version)
17. Ring Ring (1974 Remix, Single Version)
18. Waterloo (French Version)

CD3: ABBA
1. Mamma Mia
2. Hey, Hey Helen
3. Tropical Loveland
4. SOS
5. Man In The Middle
6. Bang-A-Boomerang
7. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
8. Rock Me
9. Intermezzo No.1
10. I've Been Waiting For You
11. So Long

BONUS TRACKS

13. Crazy World
12. Medley: Pick A Bale Of Cotton - On Top Of Old Smokey - Midnight Special (1978 mix)
14. Mamma Mia (Spanish Version)

CD4: ARRIVAL
1. When I Kissed The Teacher
2. Dancing Queen
3. My Love, My Life
4. Dum Dum Diddle
5. Knowing Me, Knowing You
6. Money, Money, Money
7. That's Me
8. Why Did It Have To Be Me
9. Tiger
10. Arrival

BONUS TRACKS

11. Fernando
12. Happy Hawaii
13. La Reina Del Baile (Spanish Version of Dancing Queen)
14. Conociéndome, Conociéndote (Spanish Version of Knowing Me, Knowing You)
15. Fernando (Spanish Version)

CD5: ABBA - THE ALBUM
1. Eagle
2. Take A Chance On Me
3. One Man, One Woman
4. The Name Of The Game
5. Move On
6. Hole In Your Soul
"The Girl With The Golden Hair" - 3 scenes from a mini-musical -
7. Thank You For The Music
8. I Wonder (Departure)
9. I'm A Marionette

BONUS TRACKS

10. Al Andar (Spanish Version of Move On)
11. Gracias Por La Música (Spanish Version of Thank You For The Music)

CD6: VOULEZ-VOUS
1. As Good As New
2. Voulez-Vous
3. I Have A Dream
4. Angeleyes
5. The King Has Lost His Crown
6. Does Your Mother Know
7. If It Wasn't For The Nights
8. Chiquitita
9. Lovers (Live A Little Longer)
10. Kisses Of Fire

BONUS TRACKS

11. Summer Night City
12. Lovelight
13. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
14. Estoy Soñando (Spanish Version of I Have A Dream)
15. Chiquitita (Spanish Version)
16. ¡Dame! ¡Dame! ¡Dame! (Spanish Version of Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! [A Man After Midnight])
 

CD6: VOULEZ-VOUS
1. As Good As New
2. Voulez-Vous
3. I Have A Dream
4. Angeleyes
5. The King Has Lost His Crown
6. Does Your Mother Know
7. If It Wasn't For The Nights
8. Chiquitita
9. Lovers (Live A Little Longer)
10. Kisses Of Fire

BONUS TRACKS

11. Summer Night City
12. Lovelight
13. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
14. Estoy Soñando (Spanish Version of I Have A Dream)
15. Chiquitita (Spanish Version)
16. ¡Dame! ¡Dame! ¡Dame! (Spanish Version of Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! [A Man After Midnight])

CD7: SUPER TROUPER
1. Super Trouper
2. The Winner Takes It All
3. On And On And On
4. Andante, Andante
5. Me And I
6. Happy New Year
7. Our Last Summer
8. The Piper
9. Lay All Your Love On Me
10. The Way Old Friends Do

BONUS TRACKS

11. Elaine
12. Andante, Andante (Spanish Version)
13. Felicidad (Spanish Version of Happy New Year)

CD8: THE VISITORS
1. The Visitors
2. Head Over Heels
3. When All Is Said And Done
4. Soldiers
5. I Let The Music Speak
6. One Of Us
7. Two For The Price Of One
8. Slipping Through My Fingers
9. Like An Angel Passing Through My Room

BONUS TRACKS

10. Should I Laugh Or Cry (Intro Version)
11. No hay a quien culpar (Spanish Version of When All Is Said And Done)
12. Se me està escapando (Spanish Version of Slipping Through My Fingers)
13. The Day Before You Came
14. Cassandra
15. Under Attack
16. You Owe Me One

 

CD9: RARITIES (all new Compilation)
1. Waterloo (Alternate Mix, briefly available as a single A-side in Sweden)
2. Medley: Pick A Bale Of Cotton/On Top Of Old Smokey/Midnight Special (original German charity album mix, released in 1975)
3. Thank You For The Music (Doris Day Version)
4. Summer Night City (Full Length Version, first released in 1994)
5. Lovelight (Alternate Mix, first released in 1993)
6. Dream World (outtake from Voulez-Vous sessions, first released in 1994)
7. Voulez-Vous (Extended Remix, 1979 US promo)
8. On And On And On (Full Length Version, issued as video soundtrack in 1980)
9. Put On Your White Sombrero (outtake from Super Trouper sessions, first released in 1994)
10. I Am The City (outtake from 1982 album sessions, first released in 1993)
11. ABBA Undeleted (medley of outtakes, first released in 1994): Scaramouche / Summer Night City / Take A Chance On Me / Baby / Just A Notion / Rikky Rock 'n' Roller / Burning My Bridges / Fernando / Here Comes Rubie Jamie / Hamlet III Parts 1&2 / Free As A Bumble Bee / Rubber Ball Man / Crying Over You / Just Like That / Givin' A Little Bit More

DVD1: THE VIDEOS
1. Waterloo
2. Ring Ring
3. Mamma Mia
4. SOS
5. Bang-A-Boomerang
6. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
7. Fernando
8. Dancing Queen
9. Money, Money, Money
10. Knowing Me, Knowing You
11. That's Me
12. The Name Of The Game
13. Take A Chance On Me
14. Eagle
15. One Man, One Woman
16. Thank You For The Music
17. Summer Night City
18. Chiquitita
19. Does Your Mother Know
20. Voulez-Vous
21. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
22. I Have A Dream
23. On And On And On
24. The Winner Takes It All
25. Super Trouper
26. Happy New Year
27. Lay All Your Love On Me
28. When All Is Said And Done
29. One Of Us
30. Head Over Heels
31. The Day Before You Came
32. Under Attack

BONUS VIDEOS
1. Estoy Soñando
2. Felicidad
3. No Hay A Quien Culpar
4. Dancing Queen (1992 Version)
5. The Last Video

 

HISTORY + LIVE IN APRIL 1981

The History: documentary (originally appeared on ABBA GOLD DVD)

Live In April 1981: selections from ABBA's final live concert, originally broadcast as part of the television special Dick Cavett Meets ABBA.

LIVE IN APRIL 1981
1. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
2. Super Trouper
3. Two For The Price Of One
4. Slipping Through My Fingers
5. On And On And On

 

Benny Andersson- Ring tone for the Swedish Red Cross November  2005
Benny wrote a 28 second ring tone for the Swedish  Red  Cross, it is only available for download in Sweden....the title of the song is "Red X-mas"...

ABBA-LA NOSTRA STORIA - 20 GRANDI SUCCESSI" Late 2005 Italian CD

Another unexciting  compilation this time for the  Italian -markert. ABBA releases-are somewhat unusual in Italy since ABBA was never huge in Italy..(ABBA never even had a #1 single in Italy) .All the songs are in English since ABBA never recorded in Italian. Unexciting packaging, but there are twenty songs....

 

1. Waterloo
2. Mamma mia
3. Dancing queen
4. Sos
5. Fernando
6. Super trouper
7. Gimme! gimme! gimme! (a man after midnight)
8. Take a chance on me
9. Knowing me, knowing you
10. Money, money, money
11. When all is said and done
12. Voulez-vous
13. On and on and on
14. Lay all your love on me
15. The winner takes it all
16. Chiquitita
17. Honey, honey
18. People need love
19. Ring ring
20. I have a dream

 

Gemini - Det bästa med Karin och Anders Glenmark- Swedish CD November 2005

In English the title reads Gemini - The Best Of Karin And Anders Glenmark", but you knew that...This is the oft-promised Gemini collection that compiles seven songs each from their two 1980s albums. Both of these albums are hard to find. Both of the albums  were coproduced by Bjorn, Benny and Anders Glenmark..Rumours had been that this collection would have bonus tracks, and those rumours were correct...There are five tracks not found on the two original albums...a Gemini b-side, one unreleased track,one new recording,  and a single recorded before the two Gemini albums.. ( The  the Anders solo track-"Antiligen" was removed from the final track listing for the CD..

Tracks on new release

1.# TLC (1987) *2. #Mio min Mio(1987) *3. Sniffin' Out The Snakes (1987)4. #When I Close My Eyes ( unreleased recording) 5. #Den som sa det var det (new Swedish version of 'Too Much Love Is Wasted') * 6. Live On The Love (1985) 7. #Just Like That (1985) *8. Copy Love (remixed version of a track featured on the Another Me, Another you 12" single, previously unavailable on CD)9. #Slowly (1985) *10. Beat The Heat (1987) GF11. #Another You, Another Me 1985) * 12. #Too Much Love Is Wasted 1985) *13. Falling (1985) 14.# I Am The Universe( 1987) *15. There's No Way To Fool A Heart (1987) 16. #I'm A Bitch When I See Red (1987) * 17.# Have Mercy (1985)*

Bonus tracks:

18. Kall som is (1984, performed by Karin and Anders in the Swedish heats for the Eurovision Song Contest)19.Flyga fri (the B-side of the 'Kall som is' single)

# songs written by Bjorn and Benny


ABBA-LA NOSTRA STORIA - 20 GRANDI SUCCESSI" Late 2005 Italian CD

Another unexciting  compilation this time for the  Italian -market. ABBA releases-are somewhat unusual in Italy since ABBA was never huge in Italy..(ABBA never even had a #1 single in Italy) .All the songs are in English since , of course, ABBA never recorded in Italian. Unexciting packaging, but there are twenty songs....

 

1. Waterloo
2. Mamma mia
3. Dancing queen
4. Sos
5. Fernando
6. Super trouper
7. Gimme! gimme! gimme! (a man after midnight)
8. Take a chance on me
9. Knowing me, knowing you
10. Money, money, money
11. When all is said and done
12. Voulez-vous
13. On and on and on
14. Lay all your love on me
15. The winner takes it all
16. Chiquitita
17. Honey, honey
18. People need love
19. Ring ring
20. I have a dream

Frida -4XCD 1XDVD Box Set December  2005 Swedish CD/ DVD set

FRIDA -THE DVD 1967-2005 Swedish DVD (available elswewhere, also) Late 2005

Here is a box set that includes Frida's three 2005 remastered solo albums (Frida Ensam, Somethings Going on, and Shine as well as Djupa andetag .. plus a DVD of video material...

Here is box set of Frida's three 2005 remastered- albums (Frida Ensam, Somethings Going on, and Shine.(See track listings above) as well Djupa andetag .. plus a DVD of video material...

The CD's are nice to have I suppose, if you don't have them already, but a real box set with more genuine rarities would be more interesting...About 10 of Frida's official recordings (mostly duets ) from 1972-1996 have not been included on the CD portion of this box set.

However, the DVD is of considerable interest, and has also been made available separately. The DVD is called FRIDA THE DVD 1967-2005. The DVD features an exclusive interview with Frida that was shot in the summer of 2005, in Switzerland with the Matterhorn in the background (must be nice). Frida chats chats, chats... about Agnetha, ABBA reunions, her career, Phil Collins , and her taste for small gummy bears . She also shows us clips from Swedish TV and most of the videos from her solo career.. Many of the videos are rare and have not been seen by most ABBA fans....Both the CD's and DVD omit her little 1992 mini-comeback -"Saltwater", "Anglamark", and the never released charity concert that featured "What a Wonderful World" with Marie Fredriksson . The clips from Lite Grand I örat  TV show are not from the original master tapes and thus are of poor quality. Frida's friend Dan Daniell is also interviewed. The complete "The Making of Something's Going On.and "Mit I Livet"  TV specials are included.

The DVD has subtitles with subtitles in French, German, Spanish, English and Portuguese. and is coded for viewing in all regions and runs three hours and twenty minutes. Frida's DVD is easily the most rewarding and unexpected of the various 2005 ABBA reissues and collections...

Frida ensam
1. Fernando 2. Jag är mig själv nu (Young Girl3. Som en sparv 4. Vill du låna en man (The Most Beautiful Girl) 5. Liv på mars? (Life On Mars 6. Syrtaki (Siko Chorpese Syrtaki 7. Aldrig mej (Vado Via8. Guld och gröna ängar (Wall Street Shuffle) 9. Ett liv i solen10. Skulle de' va' skönt (Wouldn't It Be Nice) 11. Var är min clown (Send In The Clowns)
New bonus tracks-:12. Man vill ju leva lite dessemellan)13. Ska man skratta eller gråta 
Something's Going On
1. Tell Me It's Over 2. I See Red 3. I Got Something 4. Strangers 5. To Turn The Stone 6. I Know There's Something Going On 7. Threnody 8. Baby Don't You Cry No More 9. The Way You Do 10. You Know What I Mean 11. Here We'll Stay
Extra tracks:12. I Know There's Something Going On (Single version))
13. Here We'll Stay (Solo Version)
Shine
1. Shine2. One Little Lie3. The Face4. Twist In The Dark5. Slowly6. Heart Of The Country7. Come To Me (I Am Woman)8. Chemistry Tonight
9. Don't Do It10. Comfort Me
Extra Tracks: -11. That's Tough 12. Shine (Extended Mix

 Djupa Andetag

Älska mig alltid/ Ögonen/ Även en blomma
Sovrum/ Hon fick som hon ville
Alla mina bästa år (duet with Marie Fredriksson)
Lugna vatten/ Vem kommer såra vem ikväll
Sista valsen med dig/ Kvinnor som springer

Bonus tracks-Alla mina bästa år - Hasbrouck Heights Single mix 4.59/
/Ögonen - Lemon mix 4.34Även en blomma - version 6.34

 FRIDA THE DVD 1967-2005  (SVT is the Swedish TV network)

- En ledig dag SVT Hylands Hörna)
- My man (SVT charity Show)
- Just one of those things (SVT charity Show)
- Mad about the boy (SVT charity Show)
- Kalle pa spangen (SVT "När Stenkakan Slog")
-I min blommiga bla krinolin (SVT "När Stenkakan Slog")
- Att älska i varens tid (SVT "När Stenkakan Slog")
-Min Soldat (SVT "När Stenkakan Slog")
- Söderhavets Sang (SVT "När Stenkakan Slog")
- Baby Love - Bäbi Läv (SVT "Charlie Norman Show")
- Gitarzan Gitarzan (SVT Skansen w. Lars Berghagen as Tarzan)
- Why did it have to me Me (ABBA - The Movie)
- Fernando Me (ABBA - The Movie)

 -I know There`s Something Going On"
- Let`s get the show on the road (SVT "Lite Grand I Örat")
- Can`t by me love (SVT "Lite Grand I Örat")
- Cry me a river (SVT "Lite Grand I Örat")
- Got to get you into my life(SVT "Lite Grand I Örat")
- Aquarious (SVT "Lite Grand I Örat")
- Words of love (SVT "Lite Grand I Örat")
- Fire and ice (SVT "Lite Grand I Örat")
- Here we`ll stay (Official Video)
- I see red ( Official Video)
- Something`s going on ( Official Video)

-Shine (Official Video)
- To turn the stone (Official Video)
- Sa länge vi har varann (Official Video with Ratata)
- Twist in the dark (Official Video)
- Come to me (I am woman) SVT Razzel )
- Heart of the country \(SVT Razzel )

- One little lie(SVT Glädjehuset)
- Även en blomma (Official Video)
- Älska mig alltid (sverige Sovjet)
- Ögonen (SVT Frida - Mitt I Livet)
- The Sun Will Shine Again ("Ja Ma hon leva" with Jon Lord)
- Dancing Queen (SVT Queen Silvia's Birthday with The Real Group)

Daniel Balavoine-Balavoine Sans Frontieres,Universal, Barclay 983 343-6, French 2CD set Late 2005

This set includes Frida 's hard to find duet with the late Daniel Balavoine called "Belle" and " Dieu que c'est beau" which has backing vocals by Frida..."Belle" is from "ABBA-Cadabra". The song is not available on any Frida albums...Frida stuck quite a friendship with Balavoine in 1983. All the other songs are in French...

CD : 1
1. Sos D'un Terrien En Détresse
2. Vivre Ou Survivre
3. Mon Fils Ma Bataille
4. Aimer Est Plus Fort Que D'Etre Aimé
5. Le Chanteur
6. Quand On Arrive En Ville
7. Banlieue Nord
8. Dieu Que C'est Beau    4:05
9. Je Ne Suis Pas Un Héros
10. L'aziza
11. Pour La Femme Veuve Qui S'eveille
12. Tous Les Cris, Les Sos
13. Sauver L'amour
14. Lucie
15. Lipstick Polychrome
16. Vendeurs De Larmes


CD : 2
1. Les Oiseaux (1cre Partie)
2. Les Oiseaux (2cre Partie)
3. Lady Marlcne 
4. La Vie Ne M'apprend Rien 
5. Tu Me Plais Beaucoup 
6. Petite Angcle 
7. Me Laisse Pas M'en Aller 
8. Vidéo "Série Noire"
9. De Vous A Elle En Passant Par Moi
10. Frappe Avec La Tzte
11. Soulcve-Moi
12. Partir Avant Les Miens 
13. Un Autre Monde 
14. Belle (Bonus Track)    3:12
15. L'aziza (Remix 86) (Bonus Track) 
16. Sauver L'amour (Remix 86) (Bonus Track)

 

Source:ABBAMAIl

2006 

2006 saw a new live album by by Benny Andersson's Orkerster,the ABBA number one compilation, a reissue of Bjorn's and Benny's Lycka album on CD, and a few other little ABBA related projects.. In total at least 24 ABBA related DVD's or CD's were released.. Bjorn bought a private jet, Benny reached Age 60!

SISSEL-Into Paradise -February 2006 internationally released CD

ABBA-Take a Chance on Me   February  2006 Dutch CD
 
ABBA-ABBA Chronicles  3CD American Box set March  2006
 
ABBA-Greatest Hits (30th anniversary edition) April 2006 Sweden and some other territories CD
 
Benny Andersson's  Orkester-BAO På Turné (BAO LIVE)  May  2006 Swedish CD

Bjorn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson -LYCKA  May 2006 reissue Swedish CD (May have also been released in Austria, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain,  Switzerland)
ABBA-16 Hits  June 2006  Swedish DVD
Florence-FEEL Mid 2006 Swedish
CD

ABBA Ringtones Mid 2006

ABBA - Music Box Biographical Collection  July 2006 UK DVD

Annie Sofie Von Otter-I  Let The  Music Speak  August 2006 International
CD
 
ABBA- ABBA IN PERFORMANCE 2006 September British DVD

ABBA-Arrival (Deluxe Edition) planned release October  2006 1
CD/1dvd

Mamma Mia! 5th Anniversary Special Edition  October 17,2006  American CD/DVD
Rajaton with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra: Rajaton Sings ABBA November 2006 Elaine Paige -Essential musicals - October 2006 British
CD
 
Gunilla Backman- Nära mig -October 18 2006 -Swedish CD
Anders Ekborg - Äkta vara 2006 CD-DVD- November 10, 2006  Swedish CD/CVD
ABBA-Number Ones November 2006- 2 CD
 
)ABBA-Number Ones November 2006 International DVD

Glenmark & Glenmark- Vår Jul  November 2006 Swedish CD

ABBA-Complete Studio Recordings -Danish Version  November 2006 -9CD Danish box  set

Various Artists- Absolute Woman- British CD- Late 2006

Skinner/Ripley -"Raw at Town Hall" American 2CD set  December 2006

 SNL - 1975 - 1976 -The Complete First Season -December 2006 8 DVD box set
 


 

SISSEL-Into Paradise -February 2006 internationally released CD

This is the  new album by this renowned Norwegian soprano, Sissel Kyrkjebo.

This CD features yet another version of ABBA's "Like An Angel Passing Through My Room". This album has a classical slant.. The UK version has a different track listing...

Track listing for US version..

 Dusk /Bachianas Brasileiras /Wachet Auf Ruft Uns Die Stimme Bwv 140/Dido`s Aria / In Paradisum /Sancta Maria /Vitae Lux / Ingen vinner frem /Bäreden väg för herran /Marble Halls/Adagio /Like An Angel Passing Through My Room

ABBA-Take a Chance on Me   February  2006 Dutch CD
 
Another budget compilation this time from the United label.
Oddly ,the title song is not included in the collection. It is not clear that album was actually ever widely released,


  1. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
  2. Rock Me
  3. Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough)
  4. Gonna Sing You My Love Song,
  5. S.O.S.
  6. When I Kissed The Teacher ,he got fired
  7. The Name Of The Game
  8. Hole In Your Soul
  9. Why Did It Have To Be Me?
  10. On & On & On On & On
  11. Lay All Your Love On Me
  12. The Visitors Dugout
  13. When All Is Said and Done or whatever

ABBA-ABBA Chronicles  3CD American Box set March  2006
 
 I would like to drink  some tea ,but meanwhile I'll tell you about this new release, it's a longbox book like thing, that has three of ABBA's studio albums crammed into it...The three "A" albums, actually, affirmatively, assidiously! ABBA, ARRIVAL and the ALBUM..all for 29 dollars Also included are the bonus tracks found on the 2001 remasters....

Disc: 1
1. Mamma Mia
2. Hey, Hey Helen
3. Tropical Loveland
4. S.O.S.
5. Man In The Middle
6. Bang-A-Boomerang
7. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
8. Rock Me
9. Intermezzo No.1
10. I've Been Waiting For You
11. So Long
12. Crazy World
13. Medley: Pick A Bale Of Cotton / On Top Of Old Smokey / Midnight Special
Disc: 2
1. When I Kissed The Teacher
2. Dancing Queen
3. My Love, My Life
4. Dum Dum Diddle
5. Knowing Me, Knowing You
6. Money, Money, Money
7. That's Me
8. Why Did It Have To Be Me?
9. Tiger
10. Arrival
11. Fernando
12. Happy Hawaii
Disc: 3
1. Eagle
2. Take A Chance On Me
3. One Man, One Woman
4. The Name Of The Game
5. Move On
6. Hole In Your Soul
7. Thank You For The Music
8. I Wonder (Departure)
9. I'm A Marionette
10. Thank You For The Music

ABBA-Greatest Hits (30th anniversary edition) April 2006 Sweden and some other territories CD
 
A CD reissue of the 1976 Swedish edition of ABBA's Greatest Hits...Thus it has the bizarre drawing of ABBA and animal life as opposed to the park bench photo on the cover. The release has no extras or liner notes beyond what was in the original vinyl release.. For some reason, originally the Greatest Hits album was never widely available on CD in most places..
 
Fernando
SOS
He Is Your Brother
Ring Ring
Hasta Mañana
Nina, Pretty Ballerina
Honey, Honey
So Long
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
People Need Love
Bang-A-Boomerang
Another Town, Another Train
Mamma Mia
Dance (While The Music Still Goes On)
Waterloo

 
Ten Tenors-Tenology-April 2006 American CD..
 
Australian singing group that features yes, ten tenors. This CD has their version of ABBA's "Dancing Queen". It also can be found on some of their other CD's or DVD - (One Is Not Enough - Live In Berlin (DVD) Untied (CD) Larger Than Life (CD). 
The group has been also been known to perform a bit of ABBA's "Mamma Mia" in their live version  of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody".  
 
Track Listing
DISC ONE
1. Italian Medley
2. Funiculi, Funicula (Live)
3. World Anthem
4. Stonde
5. Mama
6. Opera Without The Boring Bits (Live)
7. Conquest Of Paradise
8. My Daughter
9. Throw Your Arms Around Me
10. Granada (Live)
11. Because Of You
12. Thousand Candles
13. Bohemian Rhapsody (Live)
14. Dancing Queen

 

Benny Andersson's  Orkester-BAO På Turné (BAO LIVE)  May  2006 Swedish CD


A new  release of live recordings  from the summer of 2005 . Recordings were made  at the Stadsparken in Örebro and at the Samildalsgropen in Leksand. The tracks recorded included  two new  B&B songs... A new promo single "Det Är Vi Ändå " was  released in Sweden as a taster for the album. The rest of CD includes songs from BAO's live repertoire including a few covers of songs not written by Benny Andersson...
 
Track listing ( with album that  studio version of song is found on,if any)
 
Glasgow Boogie(Andersson) BAO
Vitalins Vals (Andersson) BAO
När Tvenne Hjärtan Slå(Jules Sylvain/Gösta Stevens)
Klinga Mina Klockor--(Andersson-Ulvaeus)Klinga Mina Klockor
Födelsedagsvals Till Mona(Andersson)Klinga Mina Klockor
Tobakshandlarvisa(perne-paddock)
Lätt Som En Sommarfjäril--(Andersson-Ulvaeus) Benny Anderssons Orkerster
Aj Aj Aj Vilken Röd Liten Ros(Jules Sylvain/Gösta Stevens)
Slängpolska Efter Bysskalle-(trad.)
Gamle Svarten(Michael Carr/Hamilton Kennedy/Sven-Olof Sandberg)
Hjortingen-(trad.) Fiolin Min trad
Det Är Vi Ändå-(Andersson-Ulvaeus)'Det är vi ändå' (It's Still Us)
För Dig-?'För dig'-(Andersson-Ulvaeus)
Bälter Svens Paradpolkett-(Olle Moreaus) Orsa Spelmän
Moon River(Henry Mancini/Johnny Mercer)
Bachs Badinerie-(Johann Sebastian Bach)
O Sole Mio(trad.)
Jehu -(Andersson)BAO
Du Är Min Man-(andersson-Ulvaeus) BAO
True Love(Cole Porter)
Vår Sista Dans-(andersson-Ulvaeus) Benny Anderssons Orkerster
 
Medley:
Ett Glatt Humör (Sven Arefeldt)
Säg Det Med Ett Leende (Nils Perne/Sven Paddock/Helge Roundquist)
Vårat Gäng (Nils Perne/Sven Paddock)

Bjorn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson -LYCKA  May 2006 reissue Swedish CD (May have also been released in Austria, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain,  Switzerland)
 
The original 1970 album plus 14 bonus tracks including one never before
released track-"To Live With You" which is the English language version of "Lycka":...

In some ways this is the birth of ABBA.This album features the first track to have
all future members of ABBA on it and this is the very first album to have all the music written by Björn and Benny. Björn and Benny wrote the music to all of the songs and some of the lyrics. The whole album is sung in Swedish . Björn doing most of the lead vocals, with Benny providing some backing vocals. Benny actually sings lead on one of the songs here-"Kara Gamla Sol", but's it's hard to tell it's Benny. The original album featured eleven songs. The title translates into Happiness. This album was released in the fall of 1970 on Polar Records. As a whole, this album features some of Björn's best work.

Acoustic and Electric Guitar feature more prominently here than they would on ABBA records. The electric guitar ,in particular dominates on "Kalles Visa" and "Nagonting Ar Pa Vag".This album is a bit more serious in tone than some of the later B&B songs and early ABBA songs that would follow in the early and mid-Seventies. None of the songs here (even in translation) have a bubble gum lyrics or sound.

"Hej Gamle Man" (Hello Old Man) was released as the single from this album and proved to be successful, though the album was not overly successful. "Hej Gamle Man" features Agnetha and Frida on backing vocals. It was the first song to feature all four members of ABBA. "Hej Gamle Man" actually shows up on the ABBA box set -THANK YOU FOR YOU THE MUSIC.

My favorite song on this album is the great acoustic guitar workout "Liselotte " (it features lyrics by Agnetha and Björn). I also love the anthemic "Ge Oss En Chans"(Give Us A Chance) . "Ge Oss En Chans "has some soulful singing and some great organ. A nice little touch can be found at the beginning of "Lilla Du, Lilla Van' which starts with Benny's piano sneaking in at a low volume.

The stark brown cover is telling. It's clear that their is seriousness of purpose and intent in these two young man. Benny's (age 23) trademark beard puts in it's first appearence on a album cover (Benny (never had a beard on the Hep Stars album covers). Björn (then age 25) looks a little smug but the trademark smile is there. The Swedish flag on the Guitar seems to say ,"We represent Sweden to the world".

.The LYCKA album was recorded at Metronome in the Summer of 1970 .

LYCKA was produced by Björn and Benny with Bengt Bernhag and engineered by Michael B.Tretow. Benny and Björn played on the tracks with two Swiss musicians, drummer John Counz -drums and bassist -Gus Horn. S.O.Walldoff was responsible for the orchestral arrangments. I have never confirmed whether another guitarist plays guitar along with Bjorn on this album? Anybody Know for sure?

Agnetha and Frida had joined up with Björn and Benny to change the group from a duo to a quartet.before a planned followup B&B album was anywhere near completion. Björn and Benny continued to release singles through till 1972.Agnetha and Frida had joined up with Björn and Benny to change the group from a duo to a quartet soon to be named ABBA.

I like this album alot -but some people just can't stomach Bjorn's singing enogh to go out buy this...

Lycka album tracks
1. Lycka
2. Nånting är på väg
3. Kära gamla sol
4. Det där med kärlek
5. Välkommen in i gänget
6. Lilla du, lilla vän
7. Hej gamle man!
8. Liselott
9. Kalles visa
10. Ge oss en chans
11. Livet går sin gång


Bonus tracks
12. She's My Kind Of Girl
13. Inga Theme *
14. Det kan ingen doktor hjälpa*
15. På bröllop *
16. Tänk om jorden vore ung
17. Träskofolket*
18. En karusell
19. Att finnas till
20. Hey, Musikant *
21. Was die Liebe sagt (German version of "Livet Gar sing Gang" track)*
22. Love Has Its Ways *
23. Rock'n Roll Band (original version)*
24. Merry-Go-Round
25. To Live With You (previously unreleased English version of "Lycka")*

* First time on CD , these were never released on Lp either...

ABBA-16 Hits  June 2006  Swedish DVD
 
A new,  largely unnecessary DVD loosely based on the 2005 CD
It's going to be released on NTSC standard..


1. The winner takes it all
2. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme (A man after midnight)
3. Name of the game
4. I do, I do, I do, I do, I do
5. SOS
6. Thank you for the music
7. Dancing Queen
8. Chiquitita
9. The Day before you came
10. On and On and On
11. Voulez-vous
12. Does your mother know
13. Happy new year
14. Waterloo
15. Knowing me, knowing you
16. When all is said and do

Florence-FEEL Mid 2006 Swedish CD

A New album produced by Benny Andersson and released on Mono records.

The group is a female trio that takes it name from the  CHESS character, Florence Vassey. The girls in the group sung in the Swedish version of Mamma Mia.  Florence,is  a trio featuring Benny Andersson's daughter-in-law Lisa Östberg and her friends Anna Granath and Sara Jangfeldt.

Both Benny and Ludvig Andersson play on this CD.. The album does not include any new Benny Andersson songs.
Track listing: Give me the part/Noel v/s Art/Verklig/Vintertid/For Iris/Feel/Sakta
/Stjärnor och himlar/Kvar/Misfit /Mauritius

ABBA Ringtones April 17, 2006 (not an album or CD)

Snippets from16 ABBA hits (if I counted correctly) were made available as ringtones by Universal Music Mobile and its telecom partners, including Vodafone, SFR, Orange, T-Mobile, DoCoMo, KDDI and other telecom operators..

The Universal press release says that "Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus were personally involved in the selection of the realtones"-well that's reassuring, I  would guess were not going to see any "Just Like that' ringtones sneaking out.

The newly available ABBA mobile phone ringtones, chosen mostly from the ABBA GOLD songbook include "Waterloo," "Super Trouper," "Money, Money, Money," "Fernando," "Knowing Me, Knowing You," "Voulez-Vous," "Does Your Mother Know," "Honey Honey," "Take A Chance On Me," "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do," and "Thank You For The Music." "Ring Ring," "Mamma Mia," "SOS," "Dancing Queen" and "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight).". These ringtones are lifted from the actual masters and thus are "realtones" not synthesized ringtones! If i had a cellphone-I think I would go with The Hep Stars-"Wedding" as a ringtone... I hate cellphones -I hate cellphone bills.

ABBA - Music Box Biographical Collection  July 2006 UK DVD
 

Released by Plastichead in the Uk...Another unofficial ABBA DVD biography of questionable quality... This one features ABBA publicist John Tobler...and little else of value...

Abba: Gold - The World's Greatest Albums DVD June 6, 2006

Quoted verbatim from the jacket-"The story behind Abba's Gold, one of the greatest pop albums ever made. Drawing on rare Abba performances from TV and film archives around the world, this is the first ever independent film review of Abba Gold. The film draws on the reflections of a team of leading critics, musicologists and working musicians to produce the most authoritative and comprehensive review of a landmark in popular music." Ok I like, ABBA too, but the ABBA Gold album just annoys me


 
Annie Sofie Von Otter-I Let The Music Speak, Deutsche Grammophone DG
477 9701 , International
CD August 20, 2006
Sofie's new CD covers the full spectrum of the Benny Andersson/Bjorn
Ulvaeus songbook from early ABBA through Chess, Kristina and finally to
the BAO. This album includes three new English lyrics of songs
originally recorded in Swedish. Two of these songs ("Walk with You
Mama, and Butterlfy Wings " )are Bjorn's first new released English
language lyrics in a long time.

The third new English translation is a transltion of "Efter Regnet"
called as one would expect "after the Rain" ,the new lyric is by the
original lyrist Mats Norklit.

Benny Andersson is pictured in the liner notes and he looks like a old
man, and he manages to plays piano on two tracks -"Walk With You,
Mama"and " After the Rain". Benny's friends -Anders Eljas (piano,
arrangements) and Kalle Moreaus (banjo) also play on the CD. The
recordings were actually made in September 2004 at the the Atlantis
Studios (the studio often used by ABBA that was formerly known as
Metronome studios. .) The album was produced by George Wadenius , who
also plays on most of the tracks. The release was delayed partly
because Anne's busy schedule as operatic singer did not allow proper
time to promote the album in 2005.

As fascinating as the selection of songs is. I am not sure that Anne's
voice is ideal for some of these songs.... Still "Walk With You, Mama"
works as do a few other tracks. Benny is pictured in the liner notes
and he looks like a old man....

ABBA fans are starting to call Anne "Sofie the otter" .They named a
new otter pup at the Stockholm aquarium after her, the other one they
called Bjorn!
The Day Before You Came (ABBA)
I Let The Music Speak (ABBA)
When All Is Said And Done (ABBA)
Walk With You, Mama (vocal version of "Stockholm at Night")
The Winner Takes It All (ABBA)
Butterfly Wings (the English version debut of BAO's Lätt Som En Sommarfjäril)
Heaven Help My Heart (from Chess)
Ljusa Kvällar Om Våren (from Kristina från Duvemåla)
I Am Just A Girl (ABBA)
Ut Mot Ett Hav (from Kristina from Duvemåla)
After the Rain (English version debut of Benny's Efter Regnet)
Money, Money Money (ABBA)(uncredited bonus track)

Bonus track Japan only:
Thank You For The Music

Bonus track available on iTunes:
Someone Else's Story

ABBA- ABBA IN PERFORMANCE 2006 September British DVD
This unofficial program features some of ABBA's live performances on TV shows including three different versions of SOS from Musikladen, the Midnight Special, and from NBC's Saturday Night, a performance of Fernando from NBC's The Midnight Special , the live performances from the Japan Special and all nine songs from the 1981 Dick Cavett special.
Also includes interviews with ABBA experts- John Tobler, Bjorn Again's Rod Leissle, and ABBA unplugged writer, Karl French.

This show is also available as part of ABBA: The Ultimate Review, which also includes ABBA:The Music in Review.

Segments on DVD are listed as 1. Abba's Glorious Live Spectacle/2. Success in America/3. Abbadabbadoo/4. Performing in Japan 5. Abba's Last Live Concert /6. Me and I

ABBA-Arrival (Deluxe Edition) planned release October  2006 1CD/1dvd

A 30th (augh!) anniversary edition of this classic late 1976 ABBA album...The first disc is a audio CD  ,the second a DVD ....The track listing is similiar to that found on the ARRIVAL disc of the COMPLETE RECORDING SESSIONS box set...The reissue people at Universal went crazy with all the bonus TV clips...the most clips  I have ever seen on a ABBA disc outside of a bootleg.. Unlike some Universal releases this actually is quite worthwhile....

Disc 1, CD track list:
1. When I Kissed The Teacher
2. Dancing Queen
3. My Love, My Life
4. Dum Dum Diddle
5. Knowing Me, Knowing You
6. Money, Money, Money
7. That's Me
8. Why Did It Have To Be Me
9. Tiger
10. Arrival
BONUS TRACKS
11. Fernando
12. Happy Hawaii
13. Fernando (Spanish version)
14. La Reina Del Baile (Spanish version of Dancing Queen vocal track recorded 1980 )
15. Conociéndome, Conociéndote (Spanish version of Knowing Me, Knowing You vocal track recorded 1980)
16. Fernando (Frida's Swedish solo version)


Disc 2, DVD
1. ABBA-dabba-dooo!!, 1976 one-hour television special, features performances of eight of the ten songs from the Arrival album including live versions of "Dum Dum Diddle" and "Why Did It Have To Be Me", Also features the Dancing Queen - official promo clip and lip sync versions of  Knowing Me, Knowing You; When I Kissed The Teacher (featuring a different, early mix); My Love, My Life; Money, Money, Money and Tiger.

2. Dancing Queen -West German TV- Musikladen Extra, filmed in January 1976.

3. Fernando -Top Of The Pops, April 1976

4. Happy Hawaii - cartoon version of Happy Hawaii 1976.

5. Dancing Queen recording session-Filmed extracts from the actual recording session shown on Swedish TV 1975 documentary, Mr Trendsetter.

6. ABBA in London, November 1976
-A feature on ABBA's promotional  visit to London, promoting the Arrival album. TV show -Nationwide, November 1976.

7. ABBA's 1976 success ­ news report-Swedish news TV  programme Rapport in December 1976.

8. Arrival UK television commercial I, 1977
9. Arrival  UK television commercial II, 1977

10. International sleeve gallery - Arrival-related single and album sleeves from around the world.

Mamma Mia! 5th Anniversary Special Edition  October 17, 2006  American CD/DVD
Decca Broadway offers up this special CD/DVD will include the original 1999 cast album --  as well as three finale bonus audio tracks which are being released in the U.S. for the first time including "Mamma Mia", "Dancing Queen" and "Waterloo."
There will also be a deluxe booklet featuring cast photos, a behind-the scenes-documentary hosted by original Broadway cast members Joe Machota and Tina Maddigan, some opening night footage, interviews with producer Judy Craymer (lord help us) , director Phyllida Lloyd (augh)  librettist Catherine Johnson (my god) and original ABBA band members Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus(  double augh!) , plus ABBA concert clips and performance footage of different productions of the show from around the world.

Disc 1 - CD: Original 1999 London Cast recording
Act 1
1. Overture / Prologue
2. Honey Honey
3. Money, Money, Money
4. Thank You For The Music
5. Mamma Mia
6. Chiquitita
7. Dancing Queen
8. Lay All Your Love On Me
9. Super Trouper
10. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
11. The Name Of The Game
12. Voulez-Vous
Act 2
13. Entr'Act
14. Under Attack
15. One Of Us
16. S.O.S.
17. Does Your Mother Know
18. Knowing Me, Knowing You
19. Our Last Summer
20. Slipping Through My Fingers
21. Winner Takes It All
22. Take A Chance On Me
23. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
24. I Have A Dream

Finale bonus tracks recorded 2004
25: Mamma Mia
26. Dancing Queen
27. Waterloo

Disc 2 - DVD:
1. Overture/Prologue
2. Waterloo
3. Dancing Queen
4. SOS
5. The Winner Takes It All
6. The Winner Takes It All
7. Interview With Bjorn from Week in the West End
8. Catherine Interview
9. Phyllida Interview
10. Entr'act
11. Mamma Mia
12. Waterloo
13. Lay All Your Love on Me
14. Super Trouper
15. Thank You for the Music
16. Dancing Queen
17. Money, Money, Money
18. Voulez-Vous
19. Take a Chance on Me
20. Dancing Queen
21. Dancing Queen
22. Slipping Through My Fingers
23. I Have a Dream
24. Dancing Queen
25. Thank You For The Music
26. Knowing Me, Knowing You
27. Money, Money, Money
28. Dancing Queen

Rajaton with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra: Rajaton Sings ABBA November 2006  CD

 This very fab  Finnish acapella vocal group performs ABBA covers on this album. 
Rajaton consists of Essi Wuorela (soprano), Virpi Moskari (soprano), Soila Sariola (alto), Jussi Chydenius (bass), Hannu Lepola (tenor), and Ahti Paunu (baritone).
So that would be - three woman and three men singers sort of like an adult Finnish Brady Bunch.....This  CD is released by the  amazing Plastinka label. Originally, Plastinka was just a plastics company, but in recent times Plastinka has branched out into music and fine stemware. Visit their lovely factory in Turku and you will get a autographed CD from Rajaton.
 
Ah Finland- I kind would like to be in Finland now, somewhere up in Lapland in a small  cottage with a reindeer. (Review by Edsel Felpin)
 
1. Dancing Queen
2. Chiquitita
3. Money, Money, Money
4. One Of Us
5. Voulez-Vous
6. Does Your Mother Know
7. Head Over Heels
8. Mamma Mia
9. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
10. The Winner Takes It All
11. Thank You For The Music
12. Fernando
13. Waterloo

 Elaine Paige -Essential musicals - October 2006 British CD
 
I was going to list this as "Another album of tired old show tunes" but wel....This CD Includes, for the first time on record, Elaine's version of "Someone Else's Story" from CHESS. Also included are some other show tunes...
1. Where Is Love
2. Edelweiss
3. Hopelessly Devoted To You
4. You Must Love Me
5. Bring Him Home
6. Something's Coming
7. If I Loved You
8. All I Ask Of You
9. Someone Else's Story
10. I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out Of My Hair
11. Aquarius
12. Surrrender
13. Broadway Baby

Gunilla Backman- Nära mig -October 18 2006 -Swedish CD
This is a new album in Swedish that supposedly includes  a Swedish version of The Winner Takes It all". Gunilla Backman was Donna in the Swedish version of Mamma Mia! She also played Svetlana in the Danish cast  version of Chess, making her the only person to appear on cast albums for both Chess and Mamma Mia...The album includes a duet with Peter Jöback. The album is produced by Anders Neglin..
1. En Enkel Tid
2. Den Rätte För Mig
3. Bara Du
4. Sången Vi Spelade
5. Med Ögon Känsliga För Grönt
6. Var Han Min ?
7. Utan Ett Ord
8. Pappa, Kan Du Höra ?
9. Vara Vid Liv
10. Du Får Mig I Blom
11. Kanske Kärlek Är Allt
12. Vinnaren Tar Allt
13. Avskedsblues

 Anders Ekborg - Äkta vara 2006 CD-DVD- November 10, 2006  Swedish CD/CVD
New album in Swedish  by  the star of Kristina and Chess Pa Svenska that features a new song by B&B  called " Han som vunnit allt". This album has videos for all songs included.
1. Två
2. Tåget
3. När man vågar älska
4. Vinden i min själ
5. För dig
6. Vackra utan själ
7. Det var nästan som jag visste
8. Änglarna vill ha det så
9. Han som vunnit allt
10. Det borde vara jag
11. Intill

 
ABBA-Number Ones November 2006- 2 CD
 
Yes. like the Beatles, Elvis and the Bee Gees, ABBA's compilers have  attempted to compile all their number one hits on one CD...Of course, ABBA did not have enough number one hits in any  one country to fill an entire 74 minute CD,only the  Beatles can make that claim..So instead  this CD must compiled on the idea that all  or most of the songs on the first CD  were a #1 chart hit somewhere on some kind of chart....This package also includes a bonus audio CD.

A slightly different version of the album was released in the UK standard version (this version includes Ring Ring and the extended version Summer Night City extended version)
 

Main disc of supposed number one singles

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
Mamma Mia
Dancing Queen
Super Trouper
SOS
Summer Night City
Money, Money, Money
The Winner Takes It All
Chiquitita
One Of Us
Knowing Me, Knowing You
Voulez-Vous
Fernando
Waterloo
The Name Of The Game
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
Take A Chance On me
I Have A Dream

bonus disc of album tracks

When I Kissed The Teacher
Hole In Your Soul
Dance While The Music Still Goes On
Me And I
The King Has Lost His Crown
Rock Me
Tiger
I Wonder
Another Town, Another Train
Our Last Summer
Kisses Of Fire
Slipping Through My Fingers

UK standard version (this version includes Ring Ring and Summer Night City extended version)

ABBA-Number Ones November 2006 International DVD

Another release of same old tired videos, though to be annoying they throw in six bonus videos which are actual rarities.

Number Ones DVD tracklisting main tracks

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
Mamma Mia
Dancing Queen
Super Trouper
SOS
Summer Night City
Money, Money, Money
The Winner Takes It All
Chiquitita
One Of Us
Knowing Me, Knowing You
Voulez-Vous
Fernando
Waterloo
Ring Ring
The Name Of The Game
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
Take A Chance On Me
I Have A Dream
DVD Extras

Waterloo (live) Top of the Pops, 11th April 1974
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do Hei Sveis!-30th August 1975 Momarkedet, Norway
SOS -Hei Sveis!-30th August 1975 Momarkedet, Norway
Waterloo- Hei Sveis!-30th August 1975 Momarkedet, Norway
I Have A Dream-The Late Late Breakfast Show, BBC 11 December 1982
Under Attack-The Late Late Breakfast Show, BBC 11 December 1982

Interactive scrapbook with details of all ABBA's #1 hits

ABBA-Complete Studio Recordings -Danish Version  November 2006 -9CD Danish box  set

A new version of Universal's multi disc collection of all of ABBA's studio recordings. This one is new and unimproved-it no longer features the two DVD included in the original box....

Also, the set no longer includes the lyrics booklet....granted most of the lyrics were not very good...The set still has the nine CD's and an exciting timeline booklet....
 

Glenmark & Glenmark- Vår Jul  November 2006 Swedish CD

A new Christmas CD    by those sibling Swedes Karin and Anders Glenmark. No ABBA related stuff here..Though the song Nu tändas tusen juleljus  is one of a couple songs here that were also done on Agnetha & Linda's Christmas album...

1. När vi närmar oss jul
2. Nu tändas tusen juleljus
3. Stilla natt
4. Kanske till julen
5. Den lille trumslagarpojken/Sjung om fred
6. Låt mig få tända ett ljus
7. Jul efter jul
8. Julen är här
9. Jul, jul strålande jul
10. Betlehems stjärna (Gläns över sjö och strand)
11. Säg, vem är barnet
12. Ave Maria
13. Låt julen förkunna


Various Artists- Absolute Woman- British CD- Late 2006

A budget various artist collection with a song from Agnetha's My Colouring Book CD.


1 I'm Every Woman-Chaka Khan
2 Black Coffee-All Saints
3 (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman-Aretha Franklin
4 My Lovin'- En Vogue
5 Black Velvet-Alannah Miles
6 Thinking Of You-Sister Sledge
7 A Good Tradition-Tanita Tikaram
8 Patience Of Angels-Eddi Reader
9 Only Living Boy In New York City-Everything But The Girl
10 Angel-Anita Baker
11 You're The One I Love-Shola Ama
12 Midnight At The Oasis-Maria Muldaur
13 You Might Need Somebody-Randy Crawford
14 When You Walk In The Room-Agnetha Faltskog
15 You're So Vain-Carly Simon
16 Young Hearts Run Free-Candi Staton
17 Pink Cadillac-Natalie Cole
18 Gloria-Laura Branigan
19 Chguck E's In Love-Rickie Lee Jones
20 Memory-Elaine Paige

Skinner/Ripley -"Raw at Town Hall" American 2CD set  December 2006
 
Broadway singers Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley's new duets recording - recorded live during their Oct. 21 concert at Town Hall.
 
It features both solos and duets and is notable for Alice Ripley's  premeire performance of "You Got to Be There". "You Got to Be There" is the English version of "Du måste finnas" from Kristina från Duvemåla". Alice Ripley is slated  to be member of the cast of the Broadway version of KRISTINA.
 
Disc One
"Two's Company" (Ripley and Skinner)
"Little Me" (Ripley and Skinner)
"I'd Rather Wake Up By Myself" (Skinner)
"Cigarette Dream"/"The Last Smoker in America" (Ripley)
"Sleepy Man" (Skinner)
"I Miss the Mountains" (Ripley)
"Every Day a Little Death" (Ripley and Skinner)
"No One Is Alone" (Skinner)
"Broadway Baby" (Ripley)
"Sisters"/"Ohio" (Ripley and Skinner)
 
Disc Two
"Trouble" (Ripley and Skinner)
"Poor Unfortunate Souls" (Skinner)
"You've Got to Be There" (Ripley)
"Come Up and See Me Some Time" (Skinner)
"Past My Prime" (Ripley and Skinner)
"Lazy Afternoon" (Skinner)
"She's Gone" (Ripley)
"Who Will Love Me As I Am?" (Ripley and Skinner)
"I Will Never Leave You" (Ripley and Skinner)
 
SNL - 1975 - 1976 -The Complete First Season -December 2006 8 DVD box set

Includes every episode of the first season that featured Chevy Chase, John Belushi and others. Thus this set includes ABBA's appearance on NBC's Saturday Night on 15 November 1975, in a show hosted by Robert Klein. Their performances of SOS iand "Waterloo" are notorius for being  lip-synched, but are still entertaining. Still, this DVD box set is probably not worth buying unless your a Saturday Night Live fan...

SNL shows and performances have been released and rerunned before, but usually not in their entirety, so this first time that the complete show that ABBA performed on has been widely available. on video or DVD.

 2007 releases

2007  featured  a new album by BAO and a few other releases, but not as many as other recent years.

 

ABBA-20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of ABBA -digipak  January 30, 2007 US CD
 
Digipak reissue of a CD originally issued only in a jewel box in September 2000. The original release of this collection  actually went gold (500,000 copies sold ) in the USA even though it only offers 11 ABBA songs....

1. Waterloo
2. SOS
3. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
4. Mamma Mia
5. Fernando
6. Dancing Queen
7. Knowing Me, Knowing You
8. The Name of the Game
9. Take a Chance on Me
10. Chiquitita
11. The Winner Takes It All

ABBA-W Pack Series - Japanese CD sets March 2007
The Japanese released these two CD pack sets of ABBA's  eight studio albums-Ring Ring/Waterloo, ABBA/Arrival, The Album/Voulez-Vous,and Super Trouper/The Visitors.  The four sets are released separately and each CD appears to feature the 2002 remastered track listings, thus the CD's have the normal bonus tracks that you would expect...

 
ABBA-ABBA's Visitors -British DVD  planned release  March 2007
A 51 minute video review of ABBA's last studio album.

Interviews with Andrew Brown, Raphael Ravenscroft, Chris Salewicz,Jeff Rose and Louis Rogers . Ok, I have only heard of one of those people,but that's ok. You would think this might be interesting to the ABBA fan, but as usual with these unauthorized DVD things it somehow manages not to be interesting. They don't even talk about three of the songs on the album-"Soldiers", "Like An Angel Passing Through My Room",  "I Let The Music Speak".This was also released in April in USA and Canada.

Performances featured include:

Summer Night City (live Dick Cavett)
Brief clips of Waterloo (Eurovision) and Dancing Queen (Olivia)
Gimme Gimme Gimme (live Dick Cavett)
One Of Us (intro, music only, performed by 'Gold')
On And On And On (Show Express)
Super Trouper (live Dick Cavett,)
The Winner Takes It All (Show Express)
One Of Us (
ABBA promo video)
Slipping Through My Fingers (live Dick Cavett)
One Of Us (
ABBA promo video)
Slipping Through My Fingers (live Dick Cavett)
Head Over Heels (
ABBA promo video)
When All Is Said And Done (
ABBA promo video)
Two For The Price Of One (live Dick Cavett)
Gimme Gimme Gimme (live Dick Cavett)


ABBA - The Complete Studio Recordings box set, March 27, 2007

International release of a the boxset released in November 2006 in
Denmark. This boxset is abridged version of the fluffy dice box set.

 

ABBA - Dancing Queen Interviews-Released  DVD April 2007.(USA) July
2007 (Europe)
This DVD has  interview material and archival footage presented for the first time ever in a DVD format! It  includes British and US tv footage. Featured  are mini-documentaries, rehearsals, footage from the Eurovision 1974 Song Contest, photos from the 60's, early black and white footage, and a Mamma Mia documentary. Contains no musical performances by ABBA.....
 
 
ABBA -The Golden Years DVD April 2007.
 
A reissue of a Dutch TV documentary that was long ago issued on VHS as "The Story of ABBA" . The "Story of ABBA" was the first of many videos to compile Swedish TV performances of " Baby, Those Are The Rules" (Hootenanny Singers)"Att älska i varens tid "(Frida)"Sunny Girl" (The Hep Stars) and "Nu skall vi opp, opp, opp "(Agnetha). The Ria Valk featured in the special is  happens to be a homegrown Dutch pop star who sang a sung cowritten by Stig Anderson.

Baby, Those Are The Rules (Hootenanny Singers)
Att älska i varens tid (Frida)
Sunny Girl (The Hep Stars)
Nu skall vi opp, opp, opp (Agnetha)
Rocking Billy (Ria Valk)
People Need Love
Ring Ring
Waterloo
Honey, Honey
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
SOS
Mamma Mia
Fernando
Dancing Queen
Money, Money, Money
Knowing Me, Knowing You
I'm A Marionette
The Name Of The Game
Take A Chance On Me
Eagle
Chiquitita
Does Your Mother Know
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
I Have A Dream
The Winner Takes It All
Super Trouper
One Of Us
The Day Before You Came
Under Attack
Thank You For The Music

Various Artists-Text: Stikkan Anderson-May 7, 2007 Swedish 2CD set
This is a Swedish collection, that is the first one to actually compile most of the important songs written or cowritten by ABBA manager/lyric writer Stig Anderson. This set  also includes a few of the songs he actually performed as an artist....This is being released by Polar /Universal. Lots of hard to find stuff here.
CD 1
1. Gröna små äpplen - Monica Zetterlund
2. En sång en gång för längesen - Jan Malmsjö
3. Sånt är livet - Anita Lindblom
4. Är det konstigt att man längtar bort nån gång - Lena Andersson
5. Vill du låna en man - Frida
6. Ring Ring (Swedish version) - ABBA
7. Vackra sagor är så korta - Marianne Kock
8. Leva livet - Lill-Babs
9. S.O.S - Agnetha Fältskog
10. Säj det med en sång - Lena Andersson
11. Nej jag ångrar ingenting - Anita Lindblom
12. Tusen och en natt - Lars Lönndahl
13. Måndag, måndag - Anna-Lena Löfgren
14. Dancing Queen - ABBA
15. Gröna granna sköna sanna sommar - Lill-Babs
16. Mamma är lik sin mamma - Siw Malmkvist
17. Mamma Mia - ABBA
18. Ljuva sextital - Brita Borg
19. Bang en boomerang - Svenne och Lotta
20. Du har en vän - Lill Lindfors
21. Lycka - Björn och Benny
22. Waterloo (English version) - ABBA
CD2
1. Är du kär i mej ännu, Klas-Göran? - Lill-Babs
2. Min greve av Luxemburg - Ann Louise Hansson
3. Kör långsamt - Family Four
4. Fernando - Frida
5. Raring - Björn Ulvaeus
6. Dröm är dröm och saga saga - Agnetha Fältskog
7. Hasta Mañana - Lena Andersson
8. En serenad till dej - Gunnar Wiklund
9. Gabrielle - Hootenanny Singers
10. Vi hänger me - Nacka Skoglund
11. Den skrattande polisen - Ove Flodin & Gnesta-Kalles Kapell
12. En dans på rosor - Anita Lindblom
13. Hallå Mary Lou - Carli Tornehave
14. Arrivederci Frans - Ann-Louise Hansson
15. Du borde köpa dej en tyrolerhatt - Östen Warnebring
16. Marianne - Hootenanny Singers
17. Baby-twist - Lillan och Stikkan Anderson
18. Tivedshambo - Stikkan Anderson och Ricke Löws orkester
19. Det blir inget bröllop på lördag på lördag - Stig Anderson, Börje Crona och Walle Söderlunds orkester
20. Kära mor - Göingeflickorna
21. Grädde på moset - Harry Brandelius och Jerry Högstedts orkester


 
ABBA-Rock Case Studies - ABBA 2 DVD + book  UK  DVD June 11, 2007.
Yet another one of these unauthorized videos biographies of ABBA that seem to be flooding the markert. More " rare archive interview and performance footage" and  another  top team of critics.

ABBA-The World's Greatest Albums - ABBA/ARRIVAL - The Ultimate Critical Review- UK DVD June 18, 2007.
 
Another DVD review focusing one of ABBA albums that features interviews with ex-Smash Hits editor Emma Jones, Capital Radio DJ Mick Brown and  session musician Neal McArthur. Also included are  live  TV recordings  of  'Dancing Queen', 'Knowing Me, Knowing You' and 'Money Money Money'.

ABBA- Arrival, UIJY-9016, Japan Vinyl LP August 8, 2007 or September 3, 2007


A 200 gram vinyl LP reissue of the 1976 album that utilizes heavier than normal vinyl.

Side A
1. When I Kissed The Teacher
2. Dancing Queen
3. My Love, My Life
4. Dum Dum Diddle
5. Knowing Me, Knowing You

Side B
1. Money, Money, Money
2. That*s Me
3. Why Did It Have To Be Me
4. Tiger
5. Arrival

18 Hits - Svenska Popklassiker CD (slidepak version)), Universal Sweden CD DVD
September 26, 2007.

1. The Winner Takes It All
2. Super Trouper
3. Waterloo
4. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
5. The Name Of The Game
6. Ring Ring
7. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
8. SOS
9. Fernando
10. Hasta Mañana
11. Mamma Mia
12. Lay All Your Love On Me
13. Thank You For The Music
14. Happy New Year
15. Waterloo (Swedish Version)
16. Honey, Honey (Swedish Version)
17. Ring ring (bara du slog en signal) (Swedish Version)
18. Åh, vilka tider

The Tommy Cooper Hour, , UK 3DVD boxset October 3, 2007

This DVD set of a British show includes ABBA's 1974 performance of 'Ring Ring'.

 
ABBA-The Album Deluxe Edition October 15, 2007 International release
 
This album was reissued with bonus tracks and an accompanying DVD of rare and previously unreleased performances.
The Album, was originally released 30 years ago, in late  1977.
Like last year's Deluxe Edition of Arrival, ABBA - The Album will be extended with six bonus tracks and a DVD of rare and previously unreleased performances and news reports. Of course, there is still no sign of the rare klive tracks- "I am an A" or "Get On the Carousel".The illustrated 28 page booklet includes an  Carl Magnus Palm essay on the making of the album.
Track list:
 CD
1. Eagle
2. Take A Chance On Me
3. One Man, One Woman
4. The Name Of The Game
5. Move On
6. Hole In Your Soul
"The Girl With The Golden Hair"
- 3 scenes from a mini-musical -
7. Thank You For The Music
8. I Wonder (Departure)
9. I'm A Marionette
Bonus tracks
10. Eagle (Single Edit)
11. Take A Chance On Me (Live Version; Alternate Mix)
12. Thank You For The Music (Doris Day Version)
13. Al Andar (Spanish Version of Move On)
14. I Wonder (Departure) (Live Version)
15. Gracias Por La Música (Spanish Version of Thank You For The Music)
 DVD
1. Eagle/Thank You For The Music (Star Parade, ZDF)
2. Take A Chance On Me (Am Laufenden Band, Radio Bremen)
3. The Name Of The Game (ABBA Special, TBS)
4. Thank You For The Music (Mike Yarwood's Christmas Show, BBC)
5. Take A Chance On Me (Star Parade, ZDF)
6. ABBA on tour in 1977 (Rapport, SVT)
7. Recording ABBA ­ The Album (Gomorron Sverige, SVT)
8. ABBA in London, February 1978 (Blue Peter, BBC)
9. ABBA in America, May 1978 (Rapport, SVT)
10. ABBA ­ The Album Television Commercial I (UK)
11. ABBA ­ The Album Television Commercial II (AUSTRALIA)
12. International Sleeve Gallery

Benny Andersson Orkester-Bao 3, UNI MMCD 023,  Swedish CD 24 October 2007
 
This is the new Bao Studio album with 12 new songs, including five written by Andersson-Ulvaeus.  Tommy Korborg and Helen Sjoholm are the featured singers."Fait Accompli" and  "Bonde söker fru" (Farmer seeks wife) have been featured at Skansen. "Crush On You' is an unfinished song dug up from  the late 1970's.   "För dig" (For you) is tune that the Bao have playing live for awhile.
 
 "Upp till dig" (Up to you) is similiar to   the 1982 B & B composition "I Am The Seeker" , which was part of the english version of the ABBACADABRA musical. This is sung by Helen.  Kristina Lugn wrote the lyrics to "Nu mår jag mycket bättre" (I feel much better now) , this song is sung by Tommy and Helen. ""Fait Accompli" was released as a promotional single. This album
reached # 3 on the Swedish charts.

Track listing (with songwriters, time, translated title and lead singer)

1. Marsch Pannkaka (Andersson) 3.39 (Pancake March)-instrumental
2. For Dig
(Andersson-Ulvaeus) 3.49 (For You)  - Tommy Korberg
3. Du Fralste Mig
 
i sista stund (Andersson-Ulvaeus) 3.56 (You saved me at the last moment)-  Helen Sjoholm
4. Fait Accomplit (Andersson-Ulvaeus) 4.00- Tommy Korberg

5. Crush On You (Andersson-Ulvaeus) 3.38 - Helen Sjoholm
6. Calle J:s Vals (Andersson) 2.53 (Calle's J. Waltz)-instrumental

7. Helens Brudvals (Andersson) 3.13 (Helen's Wedding Waltz)-instrumental
8. Upp Till Dig (Andersson-Ulvaeus) 4.03 (Up to You)- Helen Sjoholm

9. Bonde Soker Fru (Andersson-Ulvaeus) 3.04 (Farmer Seeks Wife) - Tommy Korberg
10. Nu Mar Jag Mycket Battre (Andersson-Lugn) 5.00 (Now I feel much Better) - Helen Sjoholm

11. Wienerbrot (Andersson)  3.36 (Vienna Bread) -instrumental
12. Godnattvisa (Andersson) 3.48 (Good Night song) -instrumental

ABBA - The Movie HD DVD, Universal, November 26, 2007

Includes full-length film, plus bonus features: ABBA - The Movie:
Looking Back. Lasse Hallström, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus in
conversation; Tour Souvenir Programme Gallery; Memorabilia Gallery;
Theatrical Trailer; ABBA - The Album Television Commercials. Not sure if
this can be found since it is on the defunct HD DVD format.

Original Cast -Mamma Mia (Korean Cast version), Universal Music
DC9486/530 58-5 (South Korea) , Korean
CD Late November 28, 2007

This is the original cast album from the South Korean staging of Mamma
Mia. the Korean version has played more than 500 times in limited runs
in Seoul, Daegu and Seongnam since 2004. Performers include Lee Hakmin,
Park Ji-il, Lee Jung-ryul, Lee Jungmi, Choi Jungwon , Sung Kiyoun , Lee
Kyoungmi, and Jon SookyungThe cast album was apparently recorded live
and sung in the Korean language.

Available from YesASia.com (info from Ryan Cameron, Abbamail)

Track listing
Overture/prologue
Honey Honey,
Money money money
Thank you for the music
Mamma mia,
Chiquitita
Dancing Queen,
Lay all your love on me
Super trouper,
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!,
The name of the game
Voulez-Vous Entr'acte

Under attack
One of us
SOS
Does your mother know
Knowing me knowing you
Our last summer
Slipping through my fingers
The winner takes it all
Take a chance on me
I do X 5
I have a dream

ABBA -Number Ones -Sound and Vision version 2CD/ 1DVD November 2007
International release

This came in time for the 2007 Christmas season A rehashing of a
rehash. This set does include a few bonus hard to find TV clips.

CD1
1. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
2. Mamma Mia
3. Dancing Queen
4. Super Trouper
5. SOS
6. Summer Night City
7. Money, Money, Money
8. The Winner Takes It All
9. Chiquitita
10. One Of Us
11. Knowing Me, Knowing You
12. Voulez-Vous
13. Fernando
14. Waterloo
15. The Name Of The Game
16. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
17. Take A Chance On Me
18. I Have A Dream
CD2
1. When I Kissed The Teacher
2. Hole In Your Soul
3. Dance (While The Music Still Goes On)
4. Me And I
5. The King Has Lost His Crown
6. Rock Me
7. Tiger
8. I Wonder (Departure)
9. Another Town, Another Train
10. Our Last Summer
11. Kisses Of Fire
12. Slipping Through My Fingers
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DVD
1. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
2. Mamma Mia
3. Dancing Queen
4. Super Trouper
5. SOS
6. Summer Night City
7. Money, Money, Money
8. The Winner Takes It All
9. Chiquitita
10. One Of Us
11. Knowing Me, Knowing You
12. Voulez-Vous
13. Fernando
14. Waterloo
15. Ring Ring
16. The Name Of The Game
17. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
18. Take A Chance On Me
19. I Have A Dream
Extras:
Waterloo (From Top Of The Pops, England 1974)
I Do I Do I Do I Do I Do, SOS & Waterloo (From Hei Sveis!, Norway
1975)
I Have A Dream & Under Attack (From The Late Late Breakfast Show,
England 1982 )
Number Ones Scrapbook

 

ABBA Number Ones DVD (slidepack)--Released 10 December
1. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
2. Mamma Mia
3. Dancing Queen
4. Super Trouper
5. SOS
6. Summer Night City
7. Money, Money, Money
8. The Winner Takes It All
9. Chiquitita
10. One Of Us
11. Knowing Me, Knowing You
12. Voulez-Vous
13. Fernando
14. Waterloo
15. Ring Ring
16. The Name Of The Game
17. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
18. Take A Chance On Me
19. I Have A Dream
Extras:
Waterloo (From Top Of The Pops, England 1974)
I Do I Do I Do I Do I Do, SOS & Waterloo (From Hei Sveis!, Norway
1975)
I Have A Dream & Under Attack (From The Late Late Breakfast Show,
England 1982 )
Number Ones Scrapbook

 

ABBA -THE MOVIE -Blue Ray version, Universal , .....December 12, 2007

The 1978 ABBA concert movie is now available in some territories on
Blue Ray . This release appears to have the bonus material found on the
second disc of the original DVD released in 2005. Thus the 40 minute
interview with Bjorn, Benny and Lasse Hallstrom is included. Includes
full-length film, plus bonus features: ABBA - The Movie: Looking Back.
Lasse Hallström, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus in conversation; Tour
Souvenir Programme Gallery; Memorabilia Gallery; Theatrical Trailer;
ABBA - The Album Television Commercial

 

 


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