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ABBA-THE Definitive COLLECTION October 2001 Worldwide CD release

Intended by Universal as it's definitive worldwide 2 disc ABBA complimation.

The focus here is on ABBA's A sides. No non- hit songs are included. The songs choices thus are pretty straight-forward...

Since virtually all of ABBA's A -sides are included this is a more chronologically 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. The booklet is Ok, but not that interesting, It's hard to rewrite the same set of facts over and over again....Though a chart of songtimes, recording dates etc might have been useful...

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

In 2003, this album was chosen as one of the top 500 albums of the rock era ,by Rolling Stone magazine, it was the only ABBA album chosen. That they chose this album instead of ABBA Gold is quite reassuring !

 

 ABBA-THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION
 Track listing (with original source album)

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

 

 

 19. Chiquitita- VOULEZ-VOUS
20. Does Your Mother Know-
VOULEZ-VOUS
21. Voulez-Vous-
- VOULEZ-VOUS
22. Angeleyes-
- VOULEZ-VOUS
23. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
GH 2
24. I Have A Dream--
VOULEZ-VOUS
25. The Winner Takes It All
-SUPER TROUPER
26. Super Trouper-
-SUPER TROUPER
27. On And On And On
-SUPER TROUPER
28. Lay All Your Love On Me
-SUPER TROUPER
29. One Of Us
-THE VISITORS
30. When All Is Said And Done-
THE VISITORS
31. Head Over Heels
-THE VISITORS
32. The Visitors (Crackin' Up)
-THE VISITORS
33. The Day Before You Came
-THE VISITORS
34. Under Attack
-THE VISITORS

35. Thank You For The Music THE ALBUM

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

 

ABBA-THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION-2002 Internationally released DVD and Video

This is a collection of videos of 35 of ABBA songs. A companion set of sorts to the recent audio collection with the same name. 28 of the 35 songs on the Definitive Collection are presented here in their video form. In addition there are videos to four songs not found on the Definiive Collection, as well as three Spanish language videos and one concert recording .This is a collection of videos of 35 of ABBA songs. Most of the videos are ABBA's official promotional clips. The DVD last nearly three hours. This is the first time ABBA's promotional videos have been made available in their entirety on DVD. This is also the first time the three Spanish language clips are being made available . There is one unofficial video -the Royal Swedish Opera version of "Dancing Queen". But like most groups a whole treasure trove of live TV appearences remains unreleased on official videos.

This collection was released in most of the major territories in July 2002. This DVD is a must have for ABBA fans.

Songs included : Waterloo, Ring Ring, Mamma Mia, SOS, Bang-A-Boomerang, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, Fernando, Dancing Queen, Money, Money, Money, Knowing Me, Knowing You, That's Me, The Name Of The Game, Take A Chance On Me, Eagle, One Man, One Woman, Thank You For The Music, Summer Night City, Chiquitita, Does Your Mother Know, Voulez-Vous, Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! , On And On And On, The Winner Takes It All, Super Trouper, Happy New Year, When All Is Said And Done, One Of Us, Head Over Heels, The Day Before You Came, Under Attack When I Kissed The Teacher, Estoy Soñando (I Have A Dream), Felicidad (Happy New Year), No Hay A Quien Culpar (When All Is Said And Done), Dancing Queen (The Royal Swedish Opera footage)

 

ABBA-The Definitive Collection Sound + Vision Deluxe 2CD/1DVD International release Spring 2004

This combines the two audio CD of the Defintive collection with the one DVD video disc..Not available in all territories, your mileage may vary....

Montief's handy guide to ABBA the Albums

 

 

 

This page is Written by John Bernhardt and is part of ABBA-The ALBUMS.

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