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ABBA-THE ALBUMS PRESENTS...ABBA Compilations 1975-1989

 

ABBA Compilations 1970's

ABBA Compilations 1980's

Reviews of ABBA Compilation albums. Most of these albums are no longer in print, This listing does not include studio albums,live albums, solo albums, various artist albums, dvd compilations or bootlegs...

  ABBA's Compilations 1970's

ABBA released only two official compilations in 1970's....Those were Greatest Hits and Greatest Hits Vol. 2, All of the other compilations of this era were generated by local record companies...


ABBA- Pop Power-The Fantastic ABBA 1975 Austrian Lp

ABBA-BEST OF November 1975 Australian LP
ABBA-Greatest Hits Swedish version November 1975 Released on Cd in 2006

ABBA-Greatest Hits International version early 1976
ABBA- 16 ABBA hits 1976 or 1975 German Lp
ABBA-All About ABBA- May 1976 Japanese Lp
ABBA-GOLDEN DOUBLE ALBUM May? 1976 French 2Lp set

ABBA -THE VERY BEST OF ABBA August 1976 German 2lp set

ABBA-ABBA's Greatest Hits 24 -October1977 Japanese 2lp set.
ABBA-ABBA - The Movie August 1978 Japan Cassette Tape

ABBA-El Gran Show 1978 Peru/Uruguay 2lp set
ABBA-UM Novo Espaco Para A Musica 1978 Brazil Lp

ABBA-Greatest Hits Volume II October 1979 Released on Cd but phased out

ABBA-GRANDES EXITOS Volume 2 Late 1979 Released on Lp

ABBA- Pop Power-The Fantastic ABBA 1975 Austrian Lp

Supposedly, the Austrians (that's right not-the Australians!) released their own special music club version ABBA album . This is actually the Waterloo album revised . For this version they dropped "Watch Out" and "Suzy Hang Around" and replaced them with "SOS", "So Long " and "Ring Ring". The cover also was different -this one features a picture of the group performing and for some reason Frida's butt. Yes it's true, go look up it up!...

 A

1. Waterloo
2. Ring Ring
3. Sitting In The Palmtree
4. King Kong Song
5. My Mama Said
6. Dance (While The Music Still Goes On)

 B.

1.Honey Honey
2. What About Livingstone
3. Gonna Sing You My Lovesong
4. So Long
5. Hasta Mañana
6. S.O.S..

ABBA-BEST OF November 1975 Australian LP (released in Eastern Australia in Feb 76) Title also released in a few other territories...

Though not strictly part of the ABBA canon,
BEST OF is an important record in the history of ABBA. BEST OF was released in Australia and a few other territories. During it's intial chart run in Australia this album sold 860,000 copies . Australia had a population of 14 million at the time. This was a unprecedentated rate of market penetration. Abbamania struck Australia with a vengeance and would not die down for two years. ABBA fervor was never this extreme anywhere else, though ABBA had high market penetration in some other territories, most notably in Sweden itself...Abba was so popular in Australia that a substantial backlash developed and after 1977 ABBA would be less popular in Australia than in many other territories. The Lp cover featured a rather odd picture of ABBA dressed in rather unstylish clothes.

The track listing for BEST OF was similiar to but not the same as the subsequent GREATEST HITS album. GREATEST HITS would be released in Sweden, and thus was officially part of the ABBA canon! Greatest Hits was released in 1976 in much of the world (including the US and Great Britain).
Unlike Greatest Hits, BEST OF had the Australian hit "Hasta Manana'', but BEST OF didn't have "He Is Your Brother", "Another Town, Another Train" , or Fernando'. (The RING RING album was made available in Australia so there was less of a reason for RING RING tracks to be on THE BEST OF album. )

The "Fernando" single hadn't been released when BEST OF came out. So when, "Fernando' was released in 1976, being only available on single , it became ABBA 's biggest selling Australian single. In Australia ,"Fernando" ended up being placed on the ARRIVAL album. But, most territories would find "Fernando' on the GREATEST HITS album.

TRACK LISTING (with Australian chart postions)
Side 1: Waterloo(#4) Ring Ring(#32) Honey, Honey(#30)Mamma Mia(#1) People Need Love; Nina, Pretty Ballerina
Side 2: I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do (#1) SOS(#1) Dance (While The Music Still Goes On); Bang-A-Boomerang; Hasta Mañana(#16) So Long

 Here we pause to say "Hey would you please pass the salt?"

ABBA-Greatest Hits Swedish version November 1975 Released on Cd in 2006

In Sweden and a few other territories , the cover for this album was a bizarre green/bluish Hans Arnold drawing of the members of ABBA as animal life. The drawing was not actually comissioned for the album, but had been made for a magazine or something,

The earliest versions of GREATEST HITS in Sweden didn't have "Fernando" ,but
all the later pressings did. It was the only new song on the album...

"Fernando 'was ABBA's first internationally successful ballad hit. It been originally written in Swedish for the late 1975 FRIDA ENSAM album, but a English language version with both Frida &Agnetha singing was prepared for release by ABBA. It had started as a Swedish tango ,but the song had soon developed a ersatz Mexican feel. Stig had written most of the original Swedish lyrics , but Bjorn had came with most of the English lyrics. The chorus to the song is easy to sing along to.
The earliest versions of GREATEST HITS in Sweden didn't have "Fernando" ,but
all the later pressings did. Sadly, with the release of ABBA Gold,
G
REATEST HITS has been phased out,but the Swedish version is to be reissued in 2006.

ABBA-Greatest Hits International version early 1976 Released on Cd worldwide, phased out

This album is where ABBA broke through worldwide on the album charts. This album( or the alternate version, Best of ) would precede to go platinum everywhere it was released including America.
This was only ABBA's third album released in many parts of the world and it would be released barely two and a half years after their Eurovision victory with "Waterloo".
Although a GREATEST HITS set might have seemed premature, with the release of "Fernando" ABBA now had nearly a dozen songs that were a hit at least somewhere at some small moment in time.

In Sweden and a few other territories , this albums cover had featured a bizarre green/bluish drawing of the members of ABBA as animal life.
But in the rest of the world record labels wanted something a little saner and instead the cover, would feature a now famous photo of the two ABBA couples. Benny and Frida- the unmarried couple were kissing, Agnetha and Björn ,the married couple ,were being distant to each other.

GREATEST HITS features five songs from the RING RING album, three songs drawn from the WATERLOO album(four if you count "Ring Ring") and five songs drawn from ABBA.

Sadly, with the release of ABBA Gold, Greatest Hits was phased out....

 Side A

 SOS

He Is Your Brother

Ring Ring

Hasta Manana (only on some additions)

Nina Preety Ballerina

Honey Honey

So Long

 Side B

I Do,I Do,I Do,I Do,I Do,I Do

People Need Love

Bang-A-Boomerang

Another Town, Another Train

Mammia Mia

Dance (While the music still goes on)

Waterloo

Fernando (on later additions)

 

ABBA- 16 ABBA hits 1976 or 1975 German Lp

A West German music club release that may have actually come out in 1975...

ABBA-All About ABBA- May 1976 Japanese Lp

This album was a compilation released only in Japan.. ABBA were never mega huge in Japan, though did they well enough for a non-Japanese artist. This was their first album to make the Japanese record charts....

 1. Mamma Mia
2. Honey, Honey
3. Another Town, Another Train
4. Waterloo
5. Ring Ring
6. Hasta Mañana
7. Dance (While The Music Still Goes On)
 8. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
9. Gonna Sing You My Lovesong
10. What About Livingstone
11. S.O.S.
12. I Am Just A Girl
13. Me And Bobby And Bobby's Brother
14. People Need Love

 

ABBA-GOLDEN DOUBLE ALBUM May? 1976 French 2Lp set

This was among the first double albums released by ABBA. The tracks are drawn from the Ring Ring, Waterloo, and the 1975 ABBA studio album. Indeed this is Preety much the same album as later tje THE VERY BEST OF ABBA. Basically, the same exact tracks-But the French used a different title.. A cassette version of this album actually had a French title-La Cassette d'Or.

ABBA -THE VERY BEST OF ABBA- August 1976 German 2lp set

Polydor issued this 24 track two Lp greatest hits set in Germany, the Netherlands ,Austria and a few other places-it drawed on tracks from the Ring Ring, Waterloo, and ABBA albums. It also included "Fernando" This was among the first double albums released by ABBA. This was issued on CD in a reduced version with only 20 songs. This album was released in August 1976.

 1. Ring Ring
2. So Long
3. Sitting In The Palmtree
4. Suzy-Hang-Around
5. Hasta Mañana
6. S.O.S.7. Mamma Mia
8. Tropical Loveland
9. Rock Me
10. Love Isn't Easy
11. People Need Love
12. Intermezzo No. 1
 1. Fernando
2. My Mama Said
3. What About Livingstone)
4. Hey, Hey Helen
5. Honey, Honey
6. Bang-A-Boomerang7. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
8. Nina, Pretty Ballerina
9. Dance (While The Music Still Goes On)
10. Gonna Sing You My Lovesong
11. I've Been Waiting For You
12. Waterloo

ABBA-ABBA's Greatest Hits 24 -October1977 Japanese 2lp set.

The Japs were already back with another ABBA compilation album . They named this ABBA album after the Kiefer Sutherland show 25 years before the classic TV show , 24 even existed..

ABBA-ABBA - The Movie- August 1978 Japan Cassette Tape

Strangley , ABBA -The Movie did not really have a soundtrack album-and so the Japanese attempted to rectify this by issuing a cassette compilation of ABBA songs, some of which are actually found in the found in the movie...Taiwan also tried something similiar...

Side 1:

Hole In Your Soul/ Tiger /SOS /Ring Ring /Money, Money, Money/,He Is Your Brother/Intermezzo no. 1/Dance (While The Music Still Goes On)/Waterloo/Hasta Mañana /Rock Me

Side 2:

1. Happy HawaiiI/'ve Been Waiting For You/The Name Of The Game/Why Did It Have To Be Me/Fernando/Dancing Queen/Gonna Sing You My Lovesong/So Long/Thank You For The Music
Released on MC Japan 1978.

ABBA-El Gran Show 1978 Peru/Uruguay 2lp set

Down in deepest South America, they also put something of a soundtrack to ABBA-The Movie...

ABBA-UM Novo Espaco Para A Musica 1978 Brazil Lp

Another 14 track collection of ABBA songs this one has tracks from 1973 to 1977.

ABBA-Greatest Hits Volume II October 1979 Released on Cd but phased out

GREATEST HITS 2 was released to coincide with ABBA's 1979-80 world tour. It was first universally available ABBA compilation -it was released with the same track listing and cover in all the major world record markerts-the only variation being a version released in some territories with Spanish language tracks...

G H II sported a ugly gray album gatefold cover. The cover features one portrait of the group as a whole on the front and individual portraits of the group on the inside gatefold. Frida has a look similiar to Bjorn on the Arrival cover sessions -she looks sleepy and like she doesn't want her picture taken. the other three ABBA members are pictured engaged in sporting pursuits...

Two non-album tracks made their album debuts along with 12 previously released songs that were derived from VOULEZ-VOUS (3 songs); THE ALBUM(5 songs), ARRIVAL (3 songs) and one song from the 1975 ABBA album.

Two songs that would hits from the VOULEZ-VOUS album -"I have A dream" and "VouleZ-Vous" were not to be found on Greatest Hits Volume 2, partly because Greatest Hits 2 was released only about five months after "Voulez-Vous" and they wanted people to still buy "Voulez-Vous". Secondly, "I Have A dream" was not actually released as a single till after GH II came out..

One song ,"I Wonder" from THE ALBUM , seems totally out of place on GHII since it was not a hit anywhere. Nor does it sound like it should ever been a hit single. .Also, it may seem strange that the chronilogically out of place "Rock Me' appeared on here-but that song had been a hit in Australia...

"Summer Night City" a non- album single originally released in Fall 1978 made it's first appearence on a album here. "SNC' was orignally going to be on "Voulez-Vouz' but was left off cos the "Voulez-Vous album was released too long after "SNC" single. . One totally new song was slated to be recorded for GHII and so ABBA went back into the studio in Summer of 1979 to record "Gimme Gimme Gimme" . "Gimme X3" like "As good As New" has a pseudo classical intro. The result is one of ABBA's best disco (or pseudo-disco) songs .The video for the "Gimme X3" was actually filmed in the Polar Recording Studios. "Gimme X3" is the song Madonna memorably sampled in 2005 on the song "Hung Up".

Some other tracks were recorded during the summer of '79 but not released officially. "Rubber Ball Man/ Under My Sun" was like many of their unreleased songs,infectious but lyrically awkward. "Sang to Gorel' was a privately issued Swedish language, 12 inch single presented to Polar VP, Mrs. Gorel Hanser on the occasion of
her 30th birthday. B&B must have had talent to burn, because the song has a exquisite folksy melody carried by mandolins and a circus music. A&F, B&B , and Stig himself take turns singing in Swedish. This is the only time Stig Anderson performs on a ABBA record.

Concerts on ABBA's 1979 /80 live tour were recorded and filmed for a possible live album. At least two unreleased songs emerged from the tour recordings. Benny's instrumental showcase "Gammal Fabodpsalm" was used as an introduction to the concerts. It proceeded the song "Voulez-Vous".This piece's full title is" Gammal Fabodpsalm Fran Dalarna (Old Pastoral Hymn)" , it was written by Oskar Lindberg ,a 20th century composer . It's actually not a very interesting tune.

The other unreleased live rarity Agnetha's live solo showcase,"I'm Still Alive ", which was actually co-written by her and was performed mostly solo by her at the piano in concert .The song was never recorded in the studio and It's not clear that there is even a proper live recording of the song-since the song was not filmed for the ABBA -In_concert TV special..

 *Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!-VOULEZ-VOUS

* Knowing Me, Knowing You-THE ALBUM

* Take A Chance On Me-THE ALBUM

* Money, Money, Money-ARRIVAL

* Rock Me-ABBA

* Eagle-THE ALBUM

* Angeleyes-VOULEZ-VOUS

 * Dancing Queen-ARRIVAL

* Does Your Mother Know-VOULEZ-VOUS

* Chiquitita--VOULEZ-VOUS

* Summer Night City-(first lp appearance)

* I Wonder (Departure)-THE ALBUM

* The Name of the Game-THE ALBUM

* Thank You For The Music-The ALBUM

ABBA-GRANDES EXITOS Volume 2 Late 1979 Released on Lp

This was Greatest Hits Volume 2 as it was released in some Spanish speaking markets. It uses the same ugly grey cover as Hits 2 but has the Spanish versions of "I Have A Dream" and "Chiquitita" instead of the "I wonder" and the English version of " Chiquitita"

The Spanish version of the two songs were recorded separatedly and prior to the other Spanish tracks found on GRACIAS POR LA MUSICA. Thus, this was perhaps, the first album to feature mulitple Spanish language ABBBA recordings.

 *Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!-single

* Knowing Me, Knowing You-THE ALBUM

* Take A Chance On Me-THE ALBUM

* Money, Money, Money-ARRIVAL

* Rock Me-ABBA

* Eagle-THE ALBUM

* Angeleyes-VOULEZ-VOUS

 * Dancing Queen-ARRIVAL

* Does Your Mother Know-VOULEZ-VOUS

* Chiquitita-Spanish version single

* Summer Night City-(single)

* The Name of the Game-THE ALBUM

* Estoy Sonado-Spanish version single

* Thank You For The Music-The ALBUM

 ABBA's 1980's compilations

ABBA's stopped recording after 1982, but there name lived on in a endless series of compilations..


ABBA-THE MAGIC OF ABBA 1980 American TV markerted LP

ABBA- Magica De ABBA 1981 Venezuela Lp
ABBA- THE MUST OF ABBA Early 1981? French LP
ABBA-DEZ ANOS Brazilian LP 1981

ABBA-A VAN ABBA Dutch Lp Spring 1981 /ABBA- A WIE ABBA German Lp November
ABBA-VERY BEST OF ABBA Japanese LP set Summer 1981

ABBA-Anniversario Los 10 Anos De ABBA September 1981 Mexico Lp
ABBA-Slipping Through My Fingers Mid to Late 1981 Japanese promo lp..
ABBA-THE Spanish album, April 1982

ABBA-ABBAantogiABBA -Late Summer 1982 Spanish Lp
ABBA-The BEST of ABBA (The Readers Digest Box). 1982 5-LP set.
ABBA-THE MAGIC OF ABBA 1982 Australian LP

ABBA-POR SIEMPRE 1982 Argentine Lp
ABBA-DISCO SPECIAL-1
ABBA-DISCO SPECIAL-2
ABBA-DANCING SPECIAL
ABBA-LOVE SOUNDS SPECIAL - All June 1982 Japanese Lp releases\
ABBA-OS GRANDES SUCESSOS DE ABBA 1982 Brazilan LP

ABBA-The Singles-The First Ten Years November 1982 Released on CD but phased out

ABBA-THE SINGLES-THE FIRST TEN YEARS 1982 2 picture Lp . (Cardboard Box Version)
ABBA-THE SINGLES-THE FIRST TEN YEARS 1982 2Lp Argentina vinyl release
ABBA-THE SINGLES-THE FIRST TEN YEARS Volume 1&2 1982 French CD'
s

ABBA -Singles Collection (1972-1982 . 28 -45rpm singles 1983?
ABBA-Golden Hits 1983 Brazil lp
ABBA-THE LOVE SONGS 1983 South Africa lp
ABBA-I Love ABBA October 1983 Germany and other territories

ABBA-Thank You For The Music November 1983 UK LP
ABBA-I LOVE ABBA March 1984 American

ABBA-The Story of ABBA 1984? Canadian Lp
ABBA -Anniversary Collection (1972-1982) 26 -45rpm singles April 1984

ABBA-FROM ABBA WITH LOVE April 1984 Dutch CD
ABBA-Dancing Queen April 1984 Japanese album

ABBA-LOVE SONGS, A VERY SPECIAL COLLECTION 1984 Canada LP
ABBA -HITS! HITS! HITS! Fall 1984 Austrailian LP

ABBA- Greatest Hits - July 1986 Japan LP
ABBA- 21 GRANDES EXITOS -1986 Chile LP

ABBA-THE HITS September 1987
ABBA-The Best of ABBA Poland 2lp set 1987..

ABBA- The Best of ABBA Canada 2lp set 1988...
ABBA-THE HITS 2 February 1988 British CD

ABBA-THE COLLECTION VOL.1 1987 or 1988 British/Australian CD
ABBA-THE HITS 3 -September 1988 British CD

ABBA- THE COLLECTION VOL.2 October ? 1988 British/Australian 2lp /CD
ABBA-Special Best May 1988 Japanese Album
ABBA-THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL/ABBA- GULD HITS
1988 Swedish/Danish MC
ABBA-ABSOLUTE ABBA Late Fall 1988-UK 2CD /2 Lp set

ABBA-OS GRANDES 1988-Brazil Lp/CD
ABBA-LOVE SONGS Dutch Lp and CD Fall 1989
ABBA-The Very Best of ABBA 1989 British Lp or CD

ABBA-ABBA International 1989 1984? *German CD
ABBA-THE LOVE SONGS- December 1989 CD

ABBA-THE MAGIC OF ABBA 1980 American TV markerted LP

A not too exciting American K-Tel Mail order Lp that in typical K-Tel fashion was loaded up with 16 not very well mastered previously released ABBA hits. At least three later versions were tried in other countries . In 1982 K-Tel somehow managed to get 20 edited ABBA tracks onto one Lp for the Aussie version of "THE MAGIC OF ABBA".. At some point in the early eighties , the Canadians released the Story of ABBA which has the same track listing and cover as the American version ,but a different title..

THE MAGIC OF ABBA is also the is name of Stephen Morris ' ABBA website, which focuses on the ABBA in America....

1. Dancing Queen
2. Take A Chance On Me
3. The Name Of The Game
4. Waterloo
5. Ring Ring
6. Does Your Mother Know
7. Angeleyes
8. S.O.S.

9. Fernando
10. Knowing Me, Knowing You
11. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
12. Mamma Mia
13. Honey, Honey
14. Money, Money, Money
15. Voulez-Vous
16. Chiquitita

ABBA- Magica De ABBA 1981 Venezuela Lp

The K-tel people even released a ABBA compilation in the lucrative Venezuelan markert. There was very little dancing in Caracas...

ABBA- THE MUST OF ABBA Early 1981? French LP (other sources says this album released in in late 1980 or early 1982)

Here you go -a kind of early 1980's version of ABBA GOLD that takes a strange journey from France to Germany , Brazil, The Netherlands and South Korea. This album Very similiar to Dez Anos and A Wie ABBA..I honestly dont know what "must" means in French .

The same 16 songs that can found on the German album A Wie ABBA.-...

Super Trouper /Knowing Me, Knowing You
/Waterloo /Take A Chance On M/e/ Mamma Mia /I Have A Dream/The Name Of The Game ./ Fernando The Winner Takes It All
Dancing QueenS.O.S.Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do/Money, Money, Money
Summer Night City/Chiquitita

ABBA-DEZ ANOS Brazilian LP 1981

Yes that's Portuguese for-10 years , Ok it had only been nine, years but who's counting...

Dez Anos , is similiar to Must of ABBA. In the Brazilian only version it is a compilation of 14 songs ranging from "Waterloo "to ""Super Trouper". The Brazilian version is missing two tracks-The Name Of the Game and Mamma Mia that are found on Must of ABBA" . Some of tracks on this album were edited versions.. Brought to you by the fine folks at the Somlivre label.

ABBA-A VAN ABBA Dutch Lp Spring 1981 ABBA- A WIE ABBA German Lp November 1981

Same track listing as THE MUST OF ABBA .German and Dutch versions of the same album-. Yet another compilation with a track listing very similiar to Brazil's Dez Anos. The German/Dutch version though, has two additional tracks-The Name Of the Game and Mamma Mia. The Koreans also released a cassette version of this album...This album has a very 1980-ish yellow cover....

Super Trouper /Knowing Me, Knowing You
/Waterloo /Take A Chance On Me/ Mamma Mia /I Have A Dream/The Name Of The Game ./ Fernando /The Winner Takes It All
Dancing Queen/S.O.S./Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do/Money, Money, Money
Summer Night City/Chiquitita

ABBA-VERY BEST OF ABBA Japanese LP set summer 1981

This set features 24 ABBA songs ranging in time from "Hasta Manana to "Lay All Your Love on me" One b-side is included -"Happy Hawaii".This is different album then the 1976 German ABBA collection with a similiar name. Like, in Latin American , ABBA became big in Japan only in the late 1970's and early 1980's.

Record 1
1. The Winner Takes It All 2. Happy Hawaii 3. Chiquitita
4. The Name Of The Game 5. If It Wasn't For The Nights 6. Dancing Queen
7. Dum Dum Diddle 8. Knowing Me, Knowing You
9. That's Me10. My Love, My Life11. Money, Money, Money
12. I've Been Waiting For You
Record 2
1. Lay All Your Love On Me 2. Take A Chance On Me
3. Thank You For The Music4. Eagle 5. Hasta Mañana
6. I Wonder (Departure) 7. Angeleyes 8. One Man, One Woman
9. I Have A Dream10. Lovers (Live A Little Longer)
11. Hole In Your Soul 12. Kisses Of Fire

ABBA-Anniversario Los 10 Anos De ABBA September 1981 Mexico Lp

Yes, yes the title means -"The Anniversary of Ten Years of Abba." Ok it had really only been nine years but who's counting.This set seems suspiciously like Gracias Por La musica, but has this LP has both English and Spanish recordings....This album Went to #1 in Mexico.

ABBA-Slipping Through My Fingers Mid to Late 1981 Japanese promo lp..

This promo lp is famous for having a bizarre cover that features the four members of ABBA standing on a huge vinyl record that says Coca-Cola.

Keep in mind, that ,it's s really hard to stand on a moving vinyl record...

The record is also unusual in having a unique edited medley of four ABBA's songs.

The original edition of this among the most expensive ABBA collectables.The album also works as a Coke collectible...

ABBA-Gracias Por La musica , April 1982 Australian Lp

Gracias Por La musica received a belated release in Australia,two years after it's release-I had thought it was called the Spanish album-but I was in error...

ABBA-ABBAantogiABBA -Late Summer 1982 Spanish Lp

Cool titlle ! Espana's Carnaby label put out this 11 track compilation...cos they had nothing else to do that week.

ISIDE A -Waterloo /Dancing Queen /Summer Night City
/I Have A Dream /Mamma Mia/ Fernando

SIDE B Thank You For The Music/ Chiquitita
Knowing Me, Knowing You /Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
Voulez-Vous

ABBA-The BEST of ABBA (The Readers Digest Box). Australia, Germany 1982 5-LP set. No longer available

Among the first ABBA box sets. Haven't seen this but it's supposed to be a five LP box set with previously released material, including hits , album tracks, and 3 or so b-sides.Somehow upon it's release in South Africa it became a 6 lp set...There is also a German box set called "Die Story" out there...which may or may nor be similiar...

ABBA-THE MAGIC OF ABBA 1982 Australian LP

In 1982 K-Tel somehow managed to get 20 mostly edited ABBA tracks onto one Lp for the Aussie version of "THE MAGIC OF ABBA".. One source says this was released in March 1982 and another said it was released in Late 1982

, Side 1; Dancing Queen; Take A Chance On Me; The Name Of The Game; Waterloo; Ring Ring; Does Your Mother Know; Angeleyes; SOS; Fernando; Knowing Me, Knowing You

Side 2: I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do; Mamma Mia; Honey, Honey; Money, Money, Money; Voulez-Vous; Chiquitita; The Winner Takes It All; Super Trouper; Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight); Summer Night City

..

ABBA-POR SIEMPRE 1982 Argentine Lp

An Argentinian compilation album that somehow rather strangely contains the only official appearance on record of the live recording of ABBA's" Hole In'
Your Sole". The rest of the track selection is equally surprising. All of the songs are preety much album tracks except for the b-side "Should I Laugh or Cry" which appears here for the first time on a album.

Should I Laugh Or Cry /My Love, My Life /If It Wasn't For The Nights Move On /Arrival / Me And I
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ay All Your Love On Me/Lovers (Live A Little Longer)/Dum Dum Diddle /Hole in Your Sole (live)
 
ABBA-DISCO SPECIAL-1
ABBA-DISCO SPECIAL-2
ABBA-DANCING SPECIAL
ABBA-LOVE SOUNDS SPECIAL - All June 1982 Japanese Lp releases

These are four separate compilation albums were all released concurrently during 1982 by ABBA's then Japanese label DISCOMATE. Each album has a strange mixture of tracks from various ABBA albums. Only one rarity was included- the 1979 b-side "Lovelight" Each album has ten songs. At least two of these albums were released on colored vinyl.

ABBA-OS GRANDES SUCESSOS DE ABBA 1982 Brazilan LP

Ten more ABBA hits rehashed in some new and not very interesting way. This compilation focuses on later hits. . The cover did not have ABBA's picture on it. Released on the Square label. In 1988 a CD with the same title was released in Brazil with four more songs ,but with butchered edits of many of the songs.

ABBA-The Singles-The First Ten Years November 1982 Released on CD but phased out

This was the end. Though we didn't know it at the time. ABBA's breakup was never announced, they simply never recorded again after this album. This collection of most of ABBA's A- sides was put together when it became clear that the group had no enthusiasm and not enough songs for an entire studio album of new material.

Sadly, however, that meant that the six new B&B compositions that were recorded got treated rather badly. Only two of the six songs ("The Day Before You Came" and "Under Attack") made it onto THE SINGLES collection along with the 21 previously released A-sides from 1972-1982. These two songs were also released as the A sides of ABBA last two singles .The six new songs recorded are all quite intriguing. ABBA's instrumentation had become overly synthesizer dominated, but much of ABBA's great vocal sound remains. Just spend some time listening closely to the backing vocals on any of these tracks and you'll be amazed at how much goes on.

TDBYC was a five minute laundry list of a person's day that is either boring or profound depending on your prospective.The song features Benny on the synthesizer and Aggie on vocals. Listen closely to the breathtaking "Ahhhhs" at the end of the song The video produced for the TDBYC features Agnetha and has the most story of any ABBA video clip.

The second A-side, "Under Attack" ,was actually a fairly good pop song -but the world was cooling on ABBA . The video for "Under Attack" is ominous, at the end the four members walk away grimly with their backs to the camera. Ominous, since this was the last ABBA video. "Under Attack" was ABBA's last original single. It is a surprisingly peppy number for a swan song.

Neither of the A-sides would do well in most places. Neither song hit the the Top 10 in Britain. Neither song even hit the Top 100 in America. However, one place remained loyal-In the Netherlands , TDBYC went to #1. The Low countries showed once again that have ABBA's most consistent fans.

Two of six songs, "Cassandra" and " You Owe Me One" were initially released only as B-sides and were left off THE SINGLES collection. " Cassandra" featured a intriguing lyric and a rich production. "Cassandra's "packing your bags" section is one the best 5 seconds in the ABBA ouvre. "You Owe Me" one sounds like a techno version of "Happy Hawaii". Dumping quality songs onto B-sides was a habit ABBA only got into during the latter part of their career. Prior to mid 1979 B&B had only dumped two of their non -LP English songs onto ABBA b-sides. But Five non-Lp B&B songs showed up on their post mid 1979 singles. .

The A&B side tracks would later be available on the BOX set and on other albums, and CD's. MORE ABBA GOLD, for example, has three of the four tracks. The 2001 remastered version of THE VISITORS is now the official home for the two A-sides as well as "Cassandra ". "You Owe Me One" had been on the prior remastered versions of THE VISITORS. "

However, the two other songs recorded ( "I Am the City" and "Just Like That" ) were left in the can at the time..
"I am the City" was a fine techno-pop song that finally surfaced in 1993 on MORE ABBA Gold. "Just Like That" would become the most sought after song in the ABBA vault. B&B would only allow a small snippet of "JLT" to be released on the box set. Longer versions exist. The main reason that ABBA's version of "JLT" was not released is that B&B regard their 1985 production of a version of JLT by Gemini to be definitive (SEE
GEMINI section.). Ironically, the Gemini version is as hard to find as the ABBA version anyway!

The songs on the 1982 sessions would be dubbed the Opus 10 sessions by a Swedish journalist even though ABBA never had a working album title. Supposedly,according to this journilist Opus 10 would have been ABBA's 10th album up to that time but, in actuality, it would have been ABBA's ninth studio album . It would be the tenth if only if you count ABBA's Spanish album Gracias Por La Musica, but their twelfth if you include their two Greatest Hits albums, and if you exclude RING RING which was not released in many places you get different numbers all together!

THE SINGLES -THE FIRST TEN YEARS would be phased out from the catalogue
when ABBA Gold was released,

TRACK LISTING FOR THE SINGLES

  Side A

Ring Ring-Ring Ring

Waterloo-Waterloo

So Long-Abba

I Do, I Do, I Do. I Do, I Do-Abba

SOS-Abba

Mammia Mia-Abba

Fernando-Greatest Hits

Side B

Dancing Queen-Arrival

Money, Money, Money-Arrival

Knowing Me, Knowing You-Arrival

The Name of the Game-The Album

Take A Chance On Me-The Album

Summer Night City-Greatest Hits 2

 Side C

Chiquitita-Voulez-Vouz

Does Your Mother Know-Voulez-Vouz

Voulez-Vous-Voulez-Vouz

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!-Greatest Hits 2

I Have A Dream-Voulez-Vouz

 

Side D

The Winner Takes It All- Super Trouper

Super Trouper-Super Trouper

One of the Us-The Visitors

The Day Before You Came-new song

Under Attack-new song

ABBA-THE SINGLES-THE FIRST TEN YEARS 1982 2 picture Lp set vinyl release Britain only. (The Cardboard Box Version)

A boxed version of ABBA-The Singles. a follow up of sort to the Epic Label's Super Trouper box. This was cataloged as ABBOX 2. . The black box features 2 picture Vinyl albums, a booklet,
a poster and a reproduction of tickets to the 1974 Eurovision Contest . Of course, if you play the picture discs they produce lousy sound but you probably don't want to play them , since
this is a collectible worth over 100 dollars.

ABBA-THE SINGLES-THE FIRST TEN YEARS 1982 2Lp Argentina vinyl release

Same album , but this version of ABBA-The Singles, has six of the Spanish language versions of ABBA's hits in place of the English versions .

ABBA-THE SINGLES-THE FIRST TEN YEARS Volume 1&2 1982 French CD's

Supposedly ,The French split this album up into two parts...I have never seen this version..

ABBA -Singles Collection (1972-1982) International Singles of ABBA. 28 -45rpm singles 1983?

This is a collection of vinyl singles released in Germany. Some picture vinyl discs were included as well as some foreign language singles. This is similiar to the CD version of this released in 1999.

ABBA-Golden Hits 1983 Brazil lp

The folks at Somlivre were back with another ABBA compilation-there was dancing in the streets in Rio that year....

ABBA-THE LOVE SONGS 1983 South Africa lp

Yet another variation on the ABBA 'love song" theme album that would dominate ABBA releases in 1983-4. Most of these albums tried to include a b-side or two. In this case -"Cassandra" was chosen. In 1989 the same title would be used for a British compilation with a different track listing....

Cassandra One Man, One Woman /
The Winner Takes It All /My Love My Life
Andante Andante /One Of Us/ The Day Before You Came/
. I've Been Waiting For You/Move On
I Have A Dream/Slipping Through My Fingers
Happy New Year 

ABBA-I Love ABBA October 1983 Germany and other territories

A compilation was released in Germany and elsewhere.... This title was released with a different cover in the USA in 1984...This album two solo tracks..

Side A. I Have a Dream, One Of Us, Knowing Me Knowing You, Andante Andante, Honey Honey, People Need Love, Chiquitita & To Turn The Stone.
Side B. Arrival, Super Trouper, Move On, Fernando, When I Kissed The Teacher, Eagle, When All Is Said And Done & The Heat Is On. 

ABBA-Thank You For The Music ( A COLLECTION OF LOVE SONGS) November 1983 Uk lp

This one disc compilation was released in U.K. It reached #17 thus, It broke up ABBA's record tying string of eight #1 albums in the U.K. that had spanned from 1976's GREATEST HITS to 1982 THE SINGLES -THE FIRST TEN YEARS. This album focuses mainly on ballad/softer numbers.The 1981 b-side "Should I Laugh Or Cry "made it's debut as a UK album track here. .The Spanish version of "Fernando" was released here. For some reason, the tracks are connected together into one continous mix.

That ABBA's UK label, EPIC was already putting out questionable compilations like this one ,was a sign that they were not expecting there to be a second "Ten Years' ! To help promote this album a single was released of "Thank You For The Music." in the UK, It didnt work!

My Love, My Life/I Wonder (Departure) Happy New YearNew Year/ Slipping Through My Fingers Fernando (Spanish version) /One Man, One Woman/ Eagle I Have A Dream\ Our Last Summer\ The Day Before You Came\. Chiquitita\. Should I Laugh Or Cry\ The Way Old Friends Do
\ Thank You For The Music

ABBA-I LOVE ABBA March 1984 American

This has to have one of the more bizarre covers ever created for a ABBA record. For some reason, ABBA's American label (Atlantic) chose to a have a drawing of a heart shaped vinyl album grace the cover of this collection. The songs selected were basically love songs (or more accurately softer numbers).
This album did have one saving grace, it marked the album debuts in America for the b-sides "Should I Laugh Or Cry' and "Cassandra". This album was released in March 1984 and disappeared without a trace.This album was ABBA's first Atlantic release not to make the TOP 200 chart.

A similiar version of this album(with a better cover), and different track listings had appeared in the German, French and other markerts during 1983 (see above).

The French and German versions of this album had solo tracks by Agnetha & Frida.

1. Cassandra
2. The Name Of The Game (short vers.)
3. Should I Laugh Or Cry
4. Our Last Summer
5. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
6. Chiquitita (short vers.)
7. Andante, Andante

8. I Have A Dream
9. My Love, My Life
10. I Wonder (Departure)
11. One Man, One Woman
12. Slipping Through My Fingers
13. Fernando
14. Eagle(short vers.)

ABBA-The Story of ABBA 1984? Canadian Lp

This is a K-Tel mail order 16 song Lp... Similiar to the US release, THE MAGIC of ABBA , but in a new Canadian version with a updated track listing but the same cover photo..

Track list
1. Super Trouper
2. Dancing Queen
3. Take A Chance On Me
4. The Name Of The Game
5. Waterloo
6. Angeleyes
7. The Winner Takes It All
8. SOS

1. Fernando
2. Knowing Me, Knowing You
3. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
4. Mamma Mia
5. Honey Honey
6. Money, Money, Money
7. When All Is Said And Done
8. Chiquitita

ABBA -Anniversary Collection (1972-1982) 26 -45rpm singles April 1984

This is a collection of vinyl singles released in the Uk, similiar to the West German singles box. It was released to celebrate the tenth annniversary of Abba's victory at the Eurovsion Song contest...

 ABBA-FROM ABBA WITH LOVE April 1984 Dutch CD

Another album , Another Love Collection.
Nothing Lost , Nothing Gained. Aha!
Groan....Marketed on Dutch TV.
This marked the first appearance on Cd for
"Cassandra", and "Elaine". This CD included
one previously issued solo song each by Frida and Agnetha
.

1. One Of Us 8. My Love, My Life
2. Lay All Your Love On Me 9. Wrap Your Arms Around Me - Agnetha Fältskog  edit
3. Eagle edit 10. Cassandra
4. The Winner Takes It All 11. The Day Before You Came
5. Head Over Heels 12. Elaine
6. To Turn The Stone - Frida  edit 13. Slipping Through My Fingers
7. Voulez-Vous 14. Thank You For The Music
 

ABBA-Dancing Queen- April 1984 Japanese album

Another Japanese ABBA compilation album-the only ABBA album to use the name of ABBA's most famous song.

ABBA-LOVE SONGS, A VERY SPECIAL COLLECTION 1984 Canada LP

The Canadians went with a sickly pink cover for their excursion on the love boat... The Canucks included15 tracks -amongst them the b-sides -"Cassandra" and "Should I Laugh Or Cry". Unlike some of the other the other love albums they elected not to do the solo tracks thing,

1. Cassandra
2. The Name Of The Game edit
3. Should I Laugh Or Cry
4. Our Last Summer
5. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
6. Chiquitita edit
7. Andante, Andante

8. I Have A Dream
9. My Love, My Life
10. I Wonder (Departure)
11. One Man, One Woman
12. Slipping Through My Fingers
13. Fernando
14. Eagle edit
15. The Winner Takes It All

ABBA -HITS! HITS! HITS! Fall 1984 Austrailian LP

The love collection with a different name, but the Aussies were too jaded to call this a Love album-instead it was a hit collection with a somewhat more conventional track listing. They did however throw in the rare b-side "Cassandra" and one solo track each by Agnetha & Frida.

 

1. I Know There's Something Going On edit - Frida
2. Dancing Queen
3. Does Your Mother Know
4. The Winner Takes It All
5. Money, Money, Money
6. Chiquitita
7. The Day Before You Came

8. The Heat Is On - Agnetha
9. Mamma Mia
10. Fernando
11. Cassandra
12. The Name Of The Game
13. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)


ABBA- Greatest Hits - July 1986 Japan LP

Similiar to Greatest Hits 2 actually, but with "Fernando" and Waterloo to go along with most of the tracks found on GH II.

ABBA- 21 GRANDES EXITOS -1986 Chile LP

21 hits on this one including 7 Spanish tracks and 14 in English. They were dancing on the grapes all over the place....

 Ring Ring
Waterloo
So Long
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
S.O.S.
Mamma Mía (Spanish)
Fernando (Spanish )
Reina Danzante (Spanish)
Money, Money, Money
Conociéndome, Conociéndote (Spanish)
The Name Of The Game
 Chiquitita (Spanish version)
Take A Chance On Me
Summer Night City
Does Your Mother Know
Voulez-Vous
Dame! Dame! Dame! (Spanish)
Estoy Soñando (Spanish)
The Winner Takes It All
Super Trouper
The Day Before You Came

ABBA-THE HITS September 1987
Released on the British Budget label, Pickwick this was a three part CD compilation series of ABBA hits and other famous ABBA tune thingies. Each of three CD's were released intially separately at separate times.

In 1991,the 3 Cd's were cleverly put together into something resembling a box (I think it was paper actually ) and viola !, one of the first (indeed probably the first) ABBA CD box set on CD was brought into the world.The contents of these albums are mostly hits with a few album tracks thrown in, but no rarities.

THE HITS track listing
1. Waterloo
2. S.O.S.
3. Dancing Queen
4. Knowing Me, Knowing You
5. Lay All Your Love On Me
6. Super Trouper

7. Take A Chance On Me
8. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
9. Honey, Honey
10. Hasta Mañana
11. The Visitors
12. Mamma Mia

ABBA-The Best of ABBA Poland 2lp set 1987..

The natives were restless in Poland so the commies were releasing ABBA again , this time a compilation...with a different track listing than previous international releases with this title...Indeed this 2Lp set has exact the track listing found on ABBA-The Singles -The First Ten Years..Only five years late...Hey did you know that Abba means father, and so occasionally the pope is referred to as Abba. Hey did you know that a Swedish fish canning company goes by the name of Abba?

ABBA- The Best of ABBA Canada 1988...

The Canadians were releasing ABBA too, in this compilation...with a different track listing than previous releases with this title... I'll be honest i am beginning to get confused by all the ABBA records with this title..

. Dancing Queen
2. Take A Chance On Me
3. The Name Of The Game
4. Waterloo
5. Knowing Me, Knowing You
6. S.O.S.
8. Fernando

9. Does Your Mother Know
10. Voulez-Vous edit
11. Chiquitita edit
12. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
13. Honey, Honey
14. The Winner Takes It All
15. Money, Money, Money
16. Angeleyes

ABBA-THE HITS 2 February 1988 British CD
Released on the British Budget label, Pickwick this was the second of a three part series. .

THE HITS 2 (february 1988 )

1. The Name Of The Game edit
2. Arrival
3. Ring Ring
4. Eagle
5. Summer Night City
6. Happy New Year
7. Angeleyes

8. Money, Money, Money
9. Andante, Andante
10. Voulez-Vous
11. Kisses Of Fire
12. The Day Before You Came
13. When I Kissed The Teacher
14. Fernando

ABBA-THE COLLECTION VOL.1 1987 or 1988 British/Australian CD

Starting to move from lp's to Cd's by now... This were issued on a budget label- The CD versions of these have fewer tracks than the lp versions.. Collection Volume 1 is mostly hits.

Waterloo/The Name Of The Game /The Winner Takes It All /Dancing Queen /Super Trouper
/FernandoGimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
/S.O.S./I Have A Dream /Does Your Mother Know/Voulez-Vous Angeleyes

Ring Ring /The Day Before You Came
/Head Over Heels /Thank You For The Music
/I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do 1/Under Attack /Arrival/Honey, Honey/The Visitors/Rock Me
/Eagle /Dance (While The Music Still Goes On)

ABBA-THE HITS 3 -September 1988 British CD
Released on the British Budget label, Pickwick this was the last CD of a three part series.

THE HITS 3 (Septmeber 1988)

1. The Winner Takes It All
2. The King Has Lost His Crown
3. Dance (While The Music Still Goes On)
4. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
5. Head Over Heels
6. Rock Me
7. I Have A Dream

8. Chiquitita
9. The Piper
10. On And On And On
11. One Of Us
12. Our Last Summer
13. Does Your Mother Know

ABBA- THE COLLECTION VOL.2 October ? 1988 British/Australian 2lp /CD

ABBA The Collection 2 features most of ABBA LIVE as well the Ring Ring album.. This was the first time that many of the RING RING album tracks had seen release in Great Britain, which was one of the many territories not to release the Ring Ring album during the 1970's...

ABBA-Special Best May 1988 Japanese Album

Another Japanese ABBA compilation...


A
BBA-THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL/ABBA- GULD HITS 1988 SWedish/Danish Cassette issue only

In Sweden this collection was called GULD HITS, in Denmark-The Winner Takes It All

This cassette only release may have been called by two different names, but each has the same 14 tracks. Unusually The tracks are all from the 1980's . Supposedly, The versions of "Cassandra" and "Under Attack" featured here are special edits used for TV shows. I sometimes envision that there could have been a ABBA Greatest Hits Volume 3, with songs from Super Trouper, The Visitors and all the 1982 tracks-but it probably woudn't have sold well...anyway this as close as we come to that idea...There are also cassettes called Guld Hits Vol.2, Vol.3, and Vol.4. But i don't have any inforMation on those...

1. The Winner Takes It All
2. Slipping Through My Fingers
3. Lay All Your Love On Me
4. Under Attack (special edit)
5. One Of Us
6. Andante, Andante
7. Happy New Year

8. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
9. The Piper
10. When All Is Said And Done
11. The Day Before You Came
12. Our Last Summer
13. The Visitors
14. Super Trouper


ABBA-ABSOLUTE ABBA Late Fall 1988-UK 2CD /2 Lp set

More hits , repackaged in yet another way, Totally hits on this one-covering most of ABBA's career. Issued in the UK on the Telstar label. There was dancing outbreaks reported in Leeds. Actually it might have been fighting at a football match..

 Fernando
The Name Of The Game edit
Chiquitita
Thank You For The Music
Angeleyes
Waterloo

Knowing Me, Knowing You
One Of Us
Does Your Mother Know
Summer Night City
Lay All Your Love On Me
The Winner Takes It All

 
Super Trouper
Money, Money, Money
Voulez-Vous
Ring Ring 1
Head Over Heels
Take A Chance On Me


Dancing Queen
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
Mamma Mia
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
S.O.S.
I Have A Dream

ABBA-OS GRANDES 1988-Brazil Lp/CD

Another hits compilation .A repackaging of the 1982 album OS GRANDES SUCESSOS DE ABBA , on this version there are four more songs, but some of songs have been edited... They were dancing in Sao Paulo! Then they heard the butchered edits and started throwing stuff at the DJ.

The Winner Takes It All edit / Dancing Queen edit /Chiquitita edit
/Knowing Me, Knowing You edit /I Have A Dream edit / Honey, Honey /Super Trouper edit

/Fernando edit/Summer Night City /S.O.S./Mamma Mia
/I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do edit/Waterloo edit /The Name Of The Game edit


ABBA-LOVE SONGS Dutch Lp and CD Fall 1989

Similiar title & theme to the 1989 Uk issue but different track listing, the cd version has bonus tracks.

1. One Of Us 8. Fernando
2. Chiquitita 9. Andante, Andante
3. Tropical Loveland 10. Wrap Your Arms Around Me - Agnetha edit
4. Dancing Queen 11. Our Last Summer
5. I've Been Waiting For You 12. Take A Chance On Me
6. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do 13. S.O.S.
7. My Love, My Life 14. The Way Old Friends Do

ABBA-The Very Best of ABBA 1989 British Lp or CD

Readers Digest put out this one disc 14 song compilation of ABBA hits.

Waterloo /S.O.S. /Mamma Mia /Fernando
/Dancing Queen/Knowing Me, Knowing You
/Money, Money, Money /. Summer Night City/Take A Chance On Me/ The Name Of The Game edit/Chiquitita/Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! / Super Trouper/ The Winner Takes It All

(You know I am not reaaly sure if this the track listing , I just list the same fourteen songs that always seem to show up on these compilations and hope for the best!)

ABBA-THE LOVE SONGS- DECEMBER 1989 CD UK

A British and also Australian CD/cassette release brought to you by the fine budget folks at Pickwick. This collection provides the cd debut for two ABBA b-sides "Should I Laugh Or Cry "and "Lovelight " The cover uses a famous "nude above the chest" photo of the ABBETTES on the cover. To further confuse matters, there is also a German music club release with the same title and a differant track listing... Unusually this album features no major hits on it and jumps wildly around between later and earlier ABBA
THE LOVE SONGS track listing :

1. Under Attack 8. My Love, My Life
2. Slipping Through My Fingers 9. One Man, One Woman
3. Should I Laugh Or Cry 10. Tropical Loveland
4. Gonna Sing You My Lovesong 11. Another Town, Another Train
5. Lovers (Live A Little Longer) 12. When All Is Said And Done
6. Lovelight edit 13. If It Wasn't For The Nights
7. I've Been Waiting For You 14. So Long

 
ABBA-ABBA International 1989 ?1982? *German CD

Not every ABBA compilation album was stupid, redundant and pointless, there have a been few that actually used good ideas. The idea behind this compilation was to throw in some of ABBA's non-English recordings with some b-sides and hits.

This CD was originated in Germany by Polygram.This CD is no longer available but at the time of it's release it provided the CD debuts for a five of ABBA's rare tracks. About half of the tracks were the usual hits like "Dancing Queen" ,though on a couple of the tracks were shorter edits were used (which at the time of release was more interesting than aggravating) .

This CD has the German versions of "Ring Ring" and Another Town Another Train", The Spanish version of "Chiquitiita", the French Version of "Waterloo" and three non- album B-sides -"Happy Hawaii", "Take A Chance On Me "(live),and "I Wonder (live)'. All of these tracks were not widely available on Cd at the time.

The original cassette version of this included five additional tracks, one of which was the then hard-to find b-side-""Crazy World". So the record company tries hard, but they lose points for leaving out some of the other foreign language tracks such as the Swedish versions of" Waterloo",Ring Ring and "Honey Honey".

Track listing -Ring ring (German vers.) *Honey Honey, Intermezzo No1/Waterloo(French) *The Visitors/Take A Chance On Me (Live) /Gimme X3/I've Been Waiting for You/Happy Hawaii/SOS/Rock N Roll Band/ *Crazy World/People Need Love/*Mamma Mia/ Wer Im Wartesaal er Liebe Steht(German vers. of Another Town, Another Train/Rock Me/ The Winner Takes it All/ I Wonder (Live ver.) Eagle (edit) *Voulez-Vous/ Dancing Queen/I Have A Dream -*CASSETTE Only tracks

Editors note-the CD doesn't have a copyright date-so I havent been able to confirm the release date. MOST sources says 1982. One source says this album was released in 1984. Another source, Ian Cole wrote in passing that it was 1988 . Carl Magnus Palm, wrote in the COMPLETE RECORDING SESSIONS that the CD came out in 1989...Maybe the cassette came out before the Cd..

Special thanks to my friend, John Branges, who found me this CD!-

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