"Just like that, he slipped into my life as smug as a cat"
ABBA'S BOX SETS including
THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC and
The Complete Studio Recordings
This section features ABBA or ABBA Solo albums that have three or more discs or box packaging. This page hasn't been updated recently so releases after 2008 or so are not included.
The official box sets....
-ABBA- Thank You For The Music 4cd set 1994, 2008
ABBA-The Complete Studio Recordings 9CD/DVD November 2005 box
OTHER ABBA'S Multi-disc SETS
British Lp 1981
-ABBA-THE SINGLES-THE FIRST TEN YEARS 1982 2 picture Lp set vinyl release
-ABBA-The Readers Digest Box. 1982 5 lp
-ABBA-THE HITS 1991 3cd set British CD
ABBA-The ABBA Collection 1993 4 Cd Australia & The Netherlands
Boxset Australia 1995
ABBA -Forever Gold 1996 2cd set Various territtories
ABBA-DOUBLE UP 2cd Australia 1997
-ABBA-The Collection 1999 3cd set TV/Mailorder CD
-ABBA-THE SINGLES COLLECTION 1972-1982 29 CD limited edition set Released 1999
ABBA-The ORIGINALS October 1999 British 3cd set
ABBA-SOUND AND VISION 2cd/1dvd 2003r
ABBA-The ULTIMATE COLLECTION 2004 British 4cd Released MEXICO , also...
Agnetha Fältskog-De Första Åren - Agnetha Fältskog 1967-1979 6CD SWEDISH BOX SET December 2004
ABBA-Thirtieth Anniversary Original Album Box 9CD Japanese release
ABBA-The Complete Studio Recordings 9CD/DVD November 7, 2005 box
FRIDA -4XCD 1XDVD Box Set Late 2005 Swedish 4CD/1 DVD set Swedish release
ABBA -ABBA Chronicles 2006 American 3 CD set
Agnetha Fältskog's Original Album Classics, Cupol SME-8869735-2352. Swedish 5CD box set, September 2008
ABBA-The Albums,OCTOBER 2008
ABBA- Thank You For The Music 4cd set OCTOBER 31, 1994 Available worldwide. Reissued in new packaging June 2008
This long awaited official box set (or in actuality booklet set) was released after ABBA GOLD proved that were still a handful people (not many mind you, just a lucky few) willing to spend money on ABBA records. B&B ,( who always seem disdainful of their fans wishes) were skeptical that any one would want to buy a ABBA box set.
More significantly, B&B
were hesitant to release previously unreleased material. However,
a trip to the vaults reminded them that many of the unreleased
songs merited some kind of official release. So miraculously Chris
Griffin & Michael Tretow were able to convince B&B to
put out an official ABBA box set. So, the typical box set formula was followed-
combine hits , album tracks , rarities into one big smorgasbord. About half of ABBA's official output was compiled in this box set.-66 tracks on four Cd's.
The track listings of the
first three CD's are chronological. All the songs on the first
three CD's had been released before in some form or the other (though the version of "Summer Night City" that is presented here includes the elegant intro that had been cut out prior to release).Some of the tracks notably "Lovelight" are presented here in edited versions.
ABBA's non-album B-sides
are treated with relative
respect. Most of the B-sides can be found on the
box. They are spread throughout all four CD's.
The selection of the previously issued tracks
is fairly sane, there were no worldwide hits
left out, and all 8 of ABBA's studio albums are well representated,
with ARRIVAL drawing the highest rate of
selection with six songs.
The Box set's centerpiece is the 15 song "ABBA Undeleted Medley". B&B were wary of giving these songs official sanction 'cos they didn't regard them as finished, polished material. But here they are anyway..In a way, B&B are correct, some of the songs are unfinished, most have awkward lyrics.-but most of the songs are chock full of great ABBA hooks. So,It is not illogical to put unfinished songs in a medley format.
The biggest flaw with the medley approach is that the individual songs are not indexed on the CD , so it's hard to get to a particular song if want to listen to that song repeatedly.
Probably the best tune
on the medley is the lovely "Hamlet III", which is featured
in two versions. The first version was a fast instrumental, the
second a gentle ballad. Neither amounted to a finished song, but
it's still a great melody.
The song had actually saw it's initial release when
Benny dragged up the tune for his 1987 solo album and recorded it as an accordion tune called "Lottis Schottis".
At least two songs featured
in "ABBA Undeleted", "Just A Notion" and "Just
Like That" don't seem to benefit from being put in the medley-they
are too truncated compared to the unreleased versions-that some
fans may have heard on bootlegs. It's obvious listening to bootleg
versions that B&B were having problems with "Just Like
That" ,they tried different approaches to the song-and all
were good but none was just right. The version of JLT
found on the box set is a just snippet of a longer "Sax' version. The full length Sax version doesn't seem to develop the full potential of the song. The slower versions seem to make more sense but they lack the "hit single energy" of the sax version. B&B went back to "Just Like That' during the CHESS sessions and again on The first Gemini album where the finally finished the song. "Just Like That" is usually regarded as the most sought after rare or unreleased ABBA song. "Just A Notion" is not nearly as original as "Just Like That'-but it probably also merited a full version release.
Two never before released songs were released in their entirety. "Dreamworld" (from 1979) is listenable but not overwhelming, whereas the Spanish sounding ,"Put On Your White Sombrero" is quite good. ,sung with character by Frida and has just some amazing vocals on the chorus. It seems strange that this song didn't make it least make it onto a B-side. "...Sombrero" was recorded during the Super Trouper sessions.
The rest of CD Four features 3 foreign language versions of famous ABBA songs, a b-side, and 4 songs originally released before the group was called ABBA. The fourth CD makes for uneven listening because of the jumping around from live to foreign language to unfinished to Early tracks ..
The key but apparently
intentional flaw with the boxset is certain key rarities are left
off-there is no sign of ABBA unreleased or barely released songs
such as "I am An A", Sang to Gorel, I am Still Alive"
Hovas Vittne ,Tiveds Hambo .Fanfare for Ice hockey World Championship '81 and others. These tracks may never see official release. Another track left off the box set, was "The Chiquitita Story". This was a history of the various incarnations of the song as went from being a demo called "in the Arms of Rosalita" to the finished song "Chiquitita". This was put together by Michael B. Tretow, but Bjorn and Benny did not approve.
The liner notes to the
box set are lengthly
and include essays by USA Billboard editor ,Fred Bronson and British ABBA publicist John Tobler. ABBA memorabilia is pictured and some of Björn's latter day original handwritten lyrics are reproduced. The best part of the liner notes is easily Carl Magnus Palm's liner notes to the actual songs. Among the interesting things you learn in Palm's notes is that "Dancing Queen was recorded in the summer of -1975, at the same time as "Fernando."! (A full 20 months before the DQ single hit number 1 in America).
As a whole the box set is pretty good, it could have been better, but it could have been far worse. If I want to listen to a ABBA compilation I usually listen to the BOX Set......
The box set was compiled
by Chris Griffin,and remastered by Michael B. Tretow. The photograph
on the cover was originally
used on the Voulez-Vouz /Angeleyes single. The earliest printings of this set in the UK were numbered individually. In 2008 the whole box set was repackaged in a smaller format., but with all the same tracks..
|TRACK LISTING FOR THE ABBA BOX SET -THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC|
Disc: 1 1. People Need Love 2. Another Town, Another Train 3. He Is Your Brother 4. Love Isn't Easy 5. Ring Ring 6. Waterloo 7. Hasta Mañana 8. Honey, Honey 9. Dance (While the Music Still Goes On) 10. So Long 11. I've Been Waiting for You 12. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do 13. S.O.S. 14. Mamma Mia 15. Fernando 16. Dancing Queen 17. That's Me 18. When I Kissed the Teacher 19. Money, Money, Money 20. Crazy World 21. My Love, My Life
Disc: 2 1. Knowing Me, Knowing You 2. Happy Hawaii 3. The Name of the Game 4. I Wonder (Departure) [Live] 5. Eagle 6. Take a Chance on Me 7. Thank You for the Music 8. Summer Night City 9. Chiquitita 10. Lovelight 11. Does You Mother Know 12. Voulez-Vous 13. Angeleyes 14. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! 15. I Have a Dream
Disc: 3 1. The Winner Takes All 2. Elaine 3. Super Trouper 4. Lay All Your Love on Me 5. On and on and On 6. Our Last Summer 7. The Way Old Friends Do 8. The Visitors 9. One of Us 10. Should I Laugh or Cry 11. Head over Heels 12. When All Is Said and Done 13. Like an Angel Passing Through My Room 14. The Day Before You Came 15. Cassandra 16. Under Attack
Disc: 4 1. Put on Your White Sombrero 2. Dream World 3. Thank You for the Music 4. Hej Gamle Man 5. Merry-Go-Round 6. Santa Rosa 7. She's My Kind of Girl 8. Pick a Bale of Cotton/On Top of Old Smoke/Midnight Special 9. You Owe Me One 10. Slipping Through My Fingers/Me and I 11. ABBA Undeleted-(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) 12. Waterloo [French/Swedish]13. Ring Ring [Swedish/Spanish/German] 14. Honey, Honey [Swedish]
INFORMATION FOR SONGS ON SIDE FOUR-
1. Put on Your White Sombrero(Andersson-Ulvaeus)Lead Vocal-Frida Recorded September 1980
Backing Vocals-,Frida Lyngstad ,Backing Vocals-Agnetha Faltskog
"Put on Your White Sombrero" , a great Spanish flavored song with a awkward if interesting title & lyrics. The song was left of the Super Trouper album due to lack of space-but oddly was not released even as an b-side. The singing on this song is absolutely phenomenal probably the best background singing of ABBA's 1980's recordings. Some of the song's arrangement was recycled for use in the 1982 B-side "Cassandra". Sombrero finally saw its official release on this box set...
2. Dream World (Andersson-Ulvaeus) recorded 1978
Circusy sounding track recorded and rejected early during the Voulez-Vous sessions-listenable, but nothing special....The instrumentation is annoying...Perfect example of the problems that ABBA was having finding a cohesive sound in the early Voulez-Vous sessions....
3. Thank You for the Music (Doris Day version) (Andersson-Ulvaeus) recorded 1977
Backing Vocals-Agnetha Faltskog Backing Vocals-Frida Lyngstad
This early alternate version of Thank You For The Music was made available first on the box set in 1994 and then also placed as a bonus track on the 2001 ABBA remaster. It would of course, been far more interesting to be able to hear "I am An A " or "Get On the Carousoul". That said, this is more proof that blond girl could actually sing....
4. Hej Gamle Man (Andersson-Ulvaeus) Recorded 1970
This song is from Bjorn and Benny's LYCKA album. It was a successful Swedish single. It is included on the box set because it was the first time all four ABBA members appeared on a record together...
5. Merry-Go-Round (Andersson-Ulvaeus) Recorded March 1972
One of the peppier and most of effective the early songs that had Bjorn on lead vocals. Oddly, this was hard to find for non- Swedish record buyers to get till 1994 when it showed up on both the box set and in it's Swedish version on PA SVENSKA,This English version was released in 1972 as the B-side to "People Need Love".
6. Santa Rosa (Andersson-Ulvaeus) recorded 1972
Lead Vocals, Guitar
A non Lp b-side and one with a bad lyric . You wonder why they dug it up for reissue on RING RING and on the boxset, in light of other tracks being left unreleased.
7. She's My Kind of Girl (Andersson-Ulvaeus) 2.39 Recorded Late 1969
Bjorn Ulvaeus-Vocals, Guitar
A listenable 1969 Bjorn and Benny recording that has somehow found it's way onto the Ring Ring CD, it was not on the original 1973 album...It's possible but not likely the Agnetha or Frida are somewhere singing on the record. It's a good song
8. Pick a Bale of Cotton/On Top of Old Smoke/Midnight Special 9. You Owe Me One Recorded May 1975, August 1978
Lead vocals Agnetha, Frida, Bjorn and Benny
Vocals-Agnetha Faltskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson Guitar-Finn Sjoberg,Bjorn Ulvaeus, Bass-Rutger Gunnarsson, Mike Watson, Drums-Roger Palm, Keyboards& Synthesizers-Benny Andersson,
Medley' was a medley of three folk songs in the Public domain that was recorded right after the ABBA album was released for use on an German album.. The songs were chosen to reflect ABBA's roots although it's doubtful Agnetha or Frida would ever have performed this songs before. "Medley" would also be dug up to become the B-side of "Summer Night City"in 1978. The medley does not really work- "Pick and Bale of Cotton" and Midnight Special" are recorded in a bizarre and inappropriate Stars on 45 pop /rock style and "On Top Of OLD Smokey" is dreary ballad edited in between the two pop numbers. Still ABBA's version of "Midnight Special" is certainly original and fun to listen.
9. You Owe Me One (Andersson-Ulvaeus) recorded 1982
Lead & Backing Vocals-,Frida Lyngstad , Lead Backing
This b-side for the last original ABBA single was the first track recorded during the 1982 sessions, it seems like a Techno version of "Happy Hawaii". Lyrically it's the weakest of the 1982 tracks but vocally it still interesting to listen to....This track never really was released on any of ABBA's major releases other than the box set...
It also showed up temporarily on the first (1997)Remasters of THE VISITORSbut not was retained on the 2001 remaster...
10. Slipping Through My Fingers/Me and I (Andersson-Ulvaeus) Recorded April 1981. Good if unexciting live versions recorded for the Dick Cavett Meets ABBA Tv special.. Slipping Through My Fingers can actually be seen on the 2005 ABBA box set -The Complete Studio Recordings .
11. ABBA Undeleted-
Scaramouche (Andersson-Ulvaeus)Instrumental from The Album sessions..
Summer Night City (Andersson-Ulvaeus)Just a joke version almost..
Take A Chance On Me (Andersson-Ulvaeus)Early instrumental version -kind of gives you a idea of what B&B ending up with musically-after the songwriting sessions...but before the lyrics ,vocals and overdubs were added.
Baby (Andersson-Ulvaeus) Early version of "Rock Me' with Aggie singing instead...
Just A Notion (Andersson-Ulvaeus)Another Voulez Vous reject.-Sounds more retro 50/60's ish than disco-it's a fairly good song but very out of place in 1979.
Rikky Rock 'n Roller (Andersson-Ulvaeus) A reject from the ABBA album, the lyrics are stupid, but the song is a good rocker...
Burning My Bridges (Andersson-Ulvaeus)"Burning My Bridges' is a pseudo - country 1980 song sung by Björn.("Bridges' has a great guitar riff by Lasse Wallender )
Fernando (Andersson-Anderson-Ulvaeus) Early short 1975 Swedish version of "Fernando" which later was recorded for Frida's Ensam album...
Here Comes Rubie Jamie (Andersson-Ulvaeus) Short unfinished 1975 duet recording between Benny and Frida. How did those two ever end up together anyway???
Hamlet III Parts 1 & 2 (Andersson-Ulvaeus)
This 1978 Voulez-Vous
reject is the best tune on the medley . Hamlet is featured in
two versions. The first version was a fast instrumental, the
second a gentle ballad, sung with emotion by Aggie and Frida..Neither
amounted to a finished song, but it's still a great melody.
Free As A Bumble Bee (Andersson-Ulvaeus) This 1978 Voulez-Vous reject is is sung by Bjorn and Benny-it's interesting but once again kind of out of place for it' time.
Rubber Ball Man (Andersson-Ulvaeus) This 1979 reject is one of the songs attempted in the search for a new song for the Greatest Hits Vol 2, it 's got a infectious melody, but the boys never got a good lyric for it...
Crying Over You (Andersson-Ulvaeus) 1978 reject ,not so great, one get s a little bored with all the Bjorn songs on ABBA Undeleted...
Just Like That (Andersson-Ulvaeus) This 1982 reject was recorded in a uptempo Zax version of which this is a snippet.. There was also a slower version.. The slow version has never been released and the most requested of the ABBA's unreleased tracks.
Givin' A Little Bit More (Andersson-Ulvaeus)11981 reject. Listenable perhaps, but one gets quickly bored with all the Bjorn vocals on ABBA Undeleted...
12. Waterloo [French/Swedish] (Andersson-Anderson-Ulvaeus)
Special Mix of two different languages ,German and English are left out....
13. Ring Ring [Swedish/Spanish/German] (Andersson-Anderson-Ulvaeus)
Another special mix -Left out the English version!
14. Honey, Honey [Swedish] (Andersson-Anderson-Ulvaeus)Recorded October 1973
This was the last of four ABBA singles to also be released in Swedish, although the girls would release solo Swedish versions of "SOS" and "Fernando". The Swedish versions of "Waterloo" and "Honey Honey" first saw worldwide release on the 1994 ABBA box set
Tracks in blue were originally Non-Album B-sides, Tracks in Green are other rarities or previously unreleased tracks. Tracks in Black are the tracks on ABBA UNDELETED.
Other Box Sets
ABBA-Super Trouper British Lp 1981
Strangely, the Brits released a limited boxed version of the Super Trouper LP. The box included 10-track vinyl LP, a fold-out color poster, 'For The Record' 96-page softback book which provides a complete account of the band's history and a merchandise insert, all housed in a silver embossed 12" black box.
Naturally the Brits also released the standard LP and cassette versions. The album was given a catalogue # of ABBOX 1
ABBA-THE SINGLES-THE FIRST TEN YEARS 1982 2 picture LP set vinyl release Britain only.
A boxed version of ABBA-The
Singles. a followup of sort to the Super Trouper box.
tThis particular set was catalgoued by CBS-Epic as ABBOX 2
he black box features 2 picture Vinyl albums, a booklet,
a poster and a reproduction of tickets to the
1974 Eurovision Contest . Sadly, if you actually
play the picture discs they will produce lousy sound,
but you probably don't want to play them , since
this is a collectible worth over 100 dollars.
ABBA -Singles Collection (1972-1982) International Singles of ABBA. 28 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-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.
ABBA -Anniversary Collection (1972-1982) 26 singles April 1984
This is a collection of vinyl 45 rpm singles released in the Uk, similiar to the 1983 West German singles box.
ABBA vs Arabesque Japan box set 1984 Japan box set TEN LP"S!
Very obscure music club release that features half ABBA tracks and half tracks by the German disco group-Arabesque..
ABBA-GOLDEN BOX 1991 8LP? set SWEDEN
Very obscure club release , quite rare, and the details on this album, largely from RAffem.com are not quie clear, but this box set appears to orignal most of the original studio, albums but few if any rarities. This set was issued by the book company BOKORAMA.
ABBA-THE HITS 1991 3cd set British CD
Released on the
British Budget label Pickwick this was a three part CD compilation
series of ABBA hits (ABBA had more than one hit, you know)and
other famous ABBA tune thingies. Each of three
CD's were released separately at separate
times between 1987-1991.
In 1991,the 3 Cd's were cleverly put together into something resembling a box (I think it was paper actually )and viola the first ABBA box set on CD was brought into the world.
ABBA-The ABBA Collection 1993 4 Cd Australia & The Netherlands
Readers Digest put out this. This was the first 4cd ABBA box set-though all the tracks were widely available elsewhere...
The same album was re-released in the UK in 2004 as the ULTIMATE COLLECTION...See track listing below...
ABBA-ABBA 3cd Boxset Australia 1995
This set features 3 already released albums packaged together-Voulez-Vous, Super Trouper and Arrival.
ABBA -Forever Gold Late 1996 and later 2cd set Various territtories
This couples ABBA Gold and More ABBA gold into one box.. One version of this released in Australia had a bonus CD with three tracks.
ABBA-DOUBLE UP 2cd Australia 1997
A two Cd set featuring ABBA's 1975 album and Arrival.
ABBA-The Collection 1999 3cd set TV/Mailorder CD
ABBA-The Collection. 1999
This is a three CD set issued in Europe.
It was marketed solely on TV and through
mail order. The three Cd's are called ABBA
Classic, ABBA romance, and ABBA dance. No new tracks here,but the whole thing is nicely
packaged with a blue color scheme and some liner notes by Carl Magnus Palm. Also features a bonus 60 minute video.
ABBA-THE SINGLES COLLECTION 1972-1982 29 CD limited edition set Released 1999 made in Germany,but available internationally...
ABBA for the independently
wealthy. This is a limited edition box set of 29 ABBA's singles
they were released in Germany.This is based on a similar vinyl single box set of German singles released in the 1980's. The first edition of this set is also known as the Tin Biscuit Box set because
that's what the actual box looks like.
This new CD version was
released in April 1999 to celebrate the 25 th anniversary of ABBA's
1974 Eurovision win. That explains why the bonus CD is a one track
CD of "Waterloo " (Swedish version),thus all four versions
of "Waterloo" are included. All the tracks have been
and are presented in their full lengths . The box offers up the first appearance on CD for the full-length version of "Lovelight".
The original sometimes
quite cheesy German
45 picture sleeves are reproduced on the CD sleeves. The set included some liner notes by Carl Magnus Palm . As preety as this all is keep in mind that there is absolutely no new material here. Save your money and give it to your favorite charity, give to your mother, your bookie!!!
People Need Love/Merry-Go-Round
Does Your Mother Know(Bjorn)/Kisses Of Fire
GimmeX3 (Agnetha)/The King has Lost His Crown
I Have A Dream(Frida)/*Take A Chance On Me live
The Winner Takes It All(Agnetha)/*Elaine
Super Trouper(Frida)/The Piper
One Of Us(Agnetha)/*Should I Laugh Or Cry
Head Over Heels(Agnetha)/The Visitors
The Day Before You Came(Agnetha)/*Cassandra
Under Attack(Agnetha)/*You Owe Me One
and a bonus CD ...
Waterloo (German )/Waterloo (French)
one song CD of Waterloo (Swedish)
ABBA-THE SINGLES COLLECTION 1972-1982 27 CD limited edition set Released 1999 The less than so special edition!
Later in 1999 the previous
listed was reissued in a Cardboard
packaging without the two bonus
discs, once again I warn you desist, resist,
I insist!!!! Are cats really that smug?
ABBA-The ORIGINALS October 1999 British 3cd set
A three disc repackaging
THE MUSIC STILL GOES ON, and THE VOICE
OF ABBA. They must have had overstock in the
warehouse. The same repackaging was released
in Germany earlier in the year. As you may remember THE VOICE OF ABBA is actually an Agnetha/Frida solo compilation....
ABBA Gold-SOUND AND VISION International release Fall 2003 -2CD/1DVD This combines the new ABBA gold DVD with excitingreissues of the ABBA GOLD and MORE ABBA GOLD CD's.
ABBA-The ULTIMATE COLLECTION 2004 British 4cd Released other countries, also...
Offered exclusively through Readers Digest-this set has a whole lot of abba songs -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 be found on the recent remastered CD's . The full length of version of "Lovelight " is included. This is essentially the same box set as 1993's The ABBA Collection released in Australia and the Netherlands .
Prog. 2 - Take A Chance On Me
Gonna Sing You My Love Song
Prog. 3 - Dancing Queen
Prog. 4 - Thank You For The Music
***Agnetha Fältskog-De Första Åren - Agnetha Fältskog 1967-1979 6CD SWEDISH BOX SET December 2004
Agnetha's first five Solo studio albums 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,,
Agnetha's third, fourth, and fifth solo albums have yet to be released on CD..This is probably worth buying if you like Agnetha and dont have My Love, MY LIFE already...
About De Första Åren -
Agnetha's first five Swedish language Solo studio albums were reissued as part of this box set . Also included is with a bonus disc of non-album tracks. The first two of her solo albums (AGNETHA FALTSKOG & AGNETHA FALTSKOG vol. 2) had been issued on CD before but, 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 can not get those last three albums individually on Cd.
| Nar En
Vackar Tanke Blir En Sang
37. Manga Ganger An
38. Jag Vill Att Du Skall Bli Lycklig
39. Kungens Vaktparad
40. Mitt Sommerland
41. Nya Ord
42. Jag Skall Inte Falla Nagra Tarar
43. Da Finns Du Hos Mig
44. Han Lamnar Mig For Att Komma Till Dig
45. Kanske Var Min Kind Lite Het
46. Sangen Foder Dig Tillbaka
47. Tagen Kan Ga Lgen
48. Drom Ar Drom Och Saga Saga
1. Jag Var Sa Kar
| Elva Kvinnor
I ett Hus
50. En Egen Tradgard
51. Tack For En Underbar Vanlig Dag
53. Ar Du Som Han
54. Och Han Vantar Pa Mej
56. Mina Ogon
57. Dom Har Giomt
58. Vad Det Med Dej?
59. Visa L A'ttonde Manaden
Agnetha Fältskog-Volume 2
Som Jag Ar
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...* first time on CD...
1. När du tar mig i din famn 1979 a-side bonus track
on TIO AR MED
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. 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.. Although it has more ABBA songs than any other official release to up to this time it isnt' complete since it fails to include the Spanish or Live tracks as well as many other odds and ends,. A totally different version of the same concept was prepared by Universal for international release in 2005...
BONUS CD TRACK LISTING
1. Åh, vilka tider
2. Ring Ring (German Version)
3. Wer Im Wartesaal Der Liebe Steht (German vers. of Another Town etc.)
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
|ABBA-The Complete Studio Recordings 9CD/DVD Release November 7, 2005|
Following the example of the 2004 Japanese box set, Polar /Universal put together a new "complete' box set.This is the first internationally released box set to compile all of ABBA's studio albums...
A history of ABBA (originally found on the
ABBA GOLD DVD and an abridged version of the 1981 DICK
CAVETT TV special concert is on the second DVD.
CD1: RING RING
13. Ring ring (bara du slog en signal) (Swedish Version)
12. Ring Ring (US Remix 1974)
13. Crazy World
CD5: ABBA THE ALBUM
10. Al Andar (Spanish Version of Move On)
11. Summer Night City
CD7: SUPER TROUPER
CD8: THE VISITORS
10. Should I Laugh Or Cry (Intro Version)
CD9: RARITIES (all new Compilation)
DVD1: THE VIDEOS
DVD2: THE 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
FRIDA -4XCD 1XDVD Box Set Late 2005 Swedish 4CD/1 DVD set Swedish release FRIDA THE DVD 1967-2005. Swedish DVD
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 dont have them already, but a real box set with more genuine rarities would be more far interesting...
However, the DVD is of considerable interest, and it was made available separately..IT is called FRIDA THE DVD 1967-2005. The DVD features an exclusive interview that was shot in the summer of 2005, in Switzerland with the Matterhorn in the background (must be nice). Frida chats chats, chats... about her career, Phil Collins , her private live, her hair, and her taste for small gummy bears . Well ,maybe not that last thing...She also shows us us clips from Swedish TV and all the videos from her career. Pretty much all of the videos them are rare and have not been seen by most ABBA fans....
Unofficial Track listing for Djupa Andetag on box set....
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
Unofficial listing of VIDEOSto be included
En ledig dag
Just One Of Those Things
Mad About The Boy
I min blommiga blå krinolin
Kalle på spången
Att älska i vårens tid
Why Did It Have To Be Me
Let's Get This Show On The Road
Can't Buy Me Love
Cry Me A River
Got To Get You Into My Life
Words Of Love
Fire And Ice
Here We'll Stay
I See Red
I Know There's Something Going On
To Turn The Stone
Så länge vi har varann
Twist In The Dark
Come To Me (I Am Woman)
Heart Of The Country
One Little Lie
Även en blomma
The Sun Will Shine Again
I have a dream
ABBA-ABBA Chronicles American 3 CD box set EArly 2006
This box set compiles the three "A' albums- ABBA, Arrival, and The Album in a 3cd long box...The Cd's include the bonus tracks found on the 2001 remasters....
ABBA-Complete Studio Recordings Danish
Version November 2006 9CD's....
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....Great idea, next year there going to take out all the bonus tracks , and the year after there pulling out all the with Bjorn singing on them.....
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....
Agnetha Fältskog's Original Album Classics, Cupol SME-8869735-2352. Swedish 5CD box set, September 29, 2008
This 5CD box set features the same contents as De Första Åren box
set minus the bonus disc. Agnetha Fältskog,
Agnetha Fältskog Vol.2, Som jag är.,När en vacker tanke blir en sång,
and Elva kvinnor i ett hus.
1. Jag Var Så Kär 3:18
2. Jag Har Förlorat Dej 3:25
3. Utan Dej Mitt Liv Går Vidare 2:47
4. Allting Har Förändrat Sej 3:10
5. Försonade 2:57
6. Slutet Gott Allting Gott 1:43
7. Tack Sverige 3:00
8 .En Sommar Med Dej 3:20
9. Snövit Och De Sju Dvärgarna 3:07
10. Min Farbror Jonathan 2:31
11. Följ Med Mig 1:35
12. Den Jag Väntat På 2:24
1. Fram För Svenska Sommaren 2:24
2 .Lek Med Dina Dockor 2:15
3. Ge Dej Till Tåls 2:25
4. Skål Kära Vän 2:05
5. Glöm Honom 2:15
6. En Gång Fanns Bara Vi Två 2:41
7. Hjärtats Kronprins 2:35
8. Det Handlar Om Kärlek 2:26
9. Som En Vind Kom Du Till Mig 3:24
10. Señor Gonzales 2:28
11. Zigenarvän 2:58
12. Tag Min Hand Låt Oss Bli Vänne 2:14
1. Som Ett Eko 3:09
2. När Jag Var Fem 3:08
3. En Sång Och En Saga 3:35
4 .Tänk Va' Skönt 3:21
5. Ta Det Bara Med Ro 2:10
6. Om Tårar Vore Guld 3:27
7 .Hjärtats Saga 2:18
8. Spela Vår Sång 2:18
9 .Så här börjar kärlek 2:31
10. Du Ska Minnas Mig 3:11
11. Jag Ska Göra Allt 3:46
12. Sov Gott Min Lilla Vän 2:44
1. Många Gånger Än 02:17
2. Jag Vill Att Du Skall Bli Lyck 3:05
3 Kungens Vaktparad 2:40
4. Mitt Sommarland 2:23
5. Nya Ord 2:13
6 .Jag ska inte fälla några tårar 2:00
7. Då Finns Du Hos Mig 2:30
8. Han Lämnar Mig För Att Komma T 3:03
9. Kanske Var Min Kind Lite Het 3:07
10. Sången Föder Dig Tillbaka 3:13
1.1 Tågen Kan Gå Igen 3:06
12 Dröm Är Dröm Och Saga Saga 3:25
1. S.O.S. 3:19
2. En Egen Trädgård 2:35
3. Tack För En Underbar Vanlig Da 2:38
4. Gulleplutt 2:56
5. Är Du Som Han 2:50
6. Och Han Väntar På Mej 3:03
7. Doktorn! 2:47
8. Mina Ögon 3:04
9. Dom Har Glömt 3:49
10 Var Det Med Dej? 3:39
11 Visa i åttonde månaden 3:57
ABBA- ABBA THE ALBUMS, released October 27, 2008
9CD Box set, international release
All of the tracks here have been previously released.This is a new 99 track box set of all ABBA's studio albums, with a bonus disc of most of ABBA's non-original album A&B sides. It is by no means complete, though to be fair, that does not seem to be the intent. ABBA's live album, Spanish album, German & French language tracks, alternative mixes, and alternative edits, are not included. Nor are the rarities found on the Thank You For The Music box set or MORE ABBA GOLD included here. The Ring Ring album is presented here in the later track listing version with "She's My Kind of Girl" instead of " Ring Ring (bara du slog en signal), otherwise the studio albums are issued in their original track listings. The nine CD's are packaged in a embossed cardboard box.
1. Ring Ring
2. Another Town, Another Train
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
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
1. Mamma Mia
2. Hey, Hey Helen
3. Tropical Loveland
5. Man In The Middle
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
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
ABBA THE ALBUM
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
1. As Good As New
3. I Have A Dream
5. The King Has Lost His Crown
6. Does Your Mother Know
7. If It Wasn't For The Nights
9. Lovers (Live A Little Longer)
10. Kisses Of Fire
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
1. The Visitors
2. Head Over Heels
3. When All Is Said And Done
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
2. Santa Rosa
3. Ring Ring (bara du slog en signal) [Swedish Version]
4. Waterloo (Swedish Version)
6. Crazy World
7. Happy Hawaii
8. Summer Night City
9. Medley: Pick A Bale Of Cotton - On Top Of Old Smokey - Midnight Special
11. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
13. Should I Laugh Or Cry
14. You Owe Me One
16. Under Attack
17. The Day Before You Came
To go elsewhere on site as smug as cat...
* HOME- ABBA-THE ALBUMS yes home is ABBA THE ALBUMS* Agnetha-Solo* Björn and Benny (1969-)Lycka,Musicals,80's,90's* Björn Ulvaeus & The Hootenanny Singers (1964-1975)* Frida -Solo
Montief's handy guide to ABBA the Albums
|MONTIEF'S HANDY GUIDE TO ABBA THE ALBUMS!!!|
|HOME-ABBA-THE ALBUMS||All ABBA Albums 1972-1982||All Abba Albums 1983-2006|
|1970-1972 The Early Years (Lycka, Pa Svenska, Early singles)||1973 Ring Ring||1974-Waterloo|
|1975-ABBA'S 1975 studio album||1975/1976 ABBA's first Greatest Hits album||1976/1977-Arrival|
|1977/1978- The Album||1979 Voulez-Vous and Greatest Hits Volume 2||1980-Super Trouper|
|1981-The Visitors||1982-The Singles-The First Ten Years and other 1982 sessions||1986-ABBA Live|
|ABBA's Spanish &Non English recordings||ABBA Box sets||ABBA Rare and Unreleased|
|1970's& 1980's ABBA Compilations and Reissues||1990's/2000's ABBA compilations||Index of all albums on the site|
THE ALBUMS -SITE INDEX -REVIEWS OF ALBUMS SORTED BY ARTIST
ABBA THE ALBUMS - GROUP & SOLO ALBUM REVIEWS LISTED IN ODER OF YEAR OF RELEASE
Chart revised July 2006 by Montief OR SOMEONE WHO LOOKS LIKE HIM...
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