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This section provides a quick overview of ABBA or ABBA members' appearences in motion pictures or on commercially released videos. Included also are most of the movies that used the music of ABBA as soundtrack material. ABBA's TV work is not listed here unless it was actually released on home video. You can obtain DVD's or videos to many of the projects mentioned by ordering from  the ABBF Record Service website.

 (Updated July 2010)

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A quick summary of the work listed here....
 
Mamma Mia (2008), of course, is the most successful ABBA related movie, but there are many other ABBA related movies ,VHS tapes, and DVD's . The most notable movie to actually feature ABBA is ABBA-The Movie (1977) their theatrically released concert film (which also has a  thin fictitious plot). Their groundbreaking  promotional song video clips have been compiled numerous times, a concert video was made of their 1979 tour (ABBA In Concert), and  recently  a video was compiled of the visits to Japan. 
 
Each of the ABBA members have made appearances in dramatic movies, most notably, Agnetha's substantial appearance in the movie Raskenstam
 
The most obscure body of work in ABBA related music, is Benny Andersson film scores which he contributed partial scores for over a dozen movies.  
 
Finally the songs of ABBA have been licensed to appear in many movies-most notably Muriel's Wedding and Priscillla Queen of the Desert.

By Edsel Felpin

Alsking pa vift (1964) Swedish film

Bjorn Ulvaeus  and the Hootenanny's appeared in this Swedish comedy as singers..ABBF record service has this movie available  on VHS tape...

ÅSA -NISSE I RAKETFROM (1966) Swedish film

Bjorn Ulvaeus  and the Hootenanny's appeared in this August 1966 movie. They sang one song- "Vid Roines Strand" ..There was actually a whole series of  ÅSA -NISSE movies.

HABARI SAFARI-A never finished 1967 movie self-produced by Benny's 1960's group -the Hep Stars .It was hoped that a Hep Stars trip to Africa and a a couple of weeks in a film studio would produce enough suitable material for a movie-it only ended putting the Hep Stars deeper in the hole financially. One Hep Stars song emerged from the project the African style folk single "Malaika".. Remarkably,  Lasse Hallstrom, later the  director of ABBA -The movie , worked a little  on this particular project-though not as a director...

Åsa-Nisse och den stora Kalabaliken 1968 Swedish film (Åsa-Nisse and the Big Chaos)

Another film in the amazing Åsa-Nisse saga, This film was directed by Arne stivell. Benny Andersson and the Hep Stars appeared in this this film in two scenes. they performed two songs "It's Been A Long Long Time" and "Sagan om lilla Sofi".

The Langugage of Love ("Kärlekens språk") 1969. Swedish film

This Swedish sex documentary features the B&B song 'Livet Går Sin Gång' (The Way Of Life)

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SEDUCTION OF INGA (known in Swedish as Någon att älska ) 1971 Swedish/American film

Bjorn and Benny wrote some music in late 1969 for this soft-porn film that was not released till 1971. The film was directed by Joseph W. Sarno. The film was a Swedish/American production. The hard-to find Bjorn and Benny track "Inga Theme" was the main instrumental theme  used. "She's My Kind of Girl" is also featured. Although this movie can be obained on DVD  it's not really worth the effort. The DVD contains a recently made video of BB's "Inga Theme".... The movie stars Marie Liljedahl as Inga . The DVD supposedly includes the other film in this series  as well...

Ture Sventon - Privatdetektiv 1972 Swedish film...

Bjorn and Benny (and Stig) wrote Jag Är Blott En Man for this movie...The movie starred Jarl Kulle, who also performed Jag Är Blott En Man. The song is on the deluxe edition of the RING RING album. Ture Sventon was remade as a Swedish Tv -movie in the 1980's...

En kille och en tjej 1975 Swedish film (A Guy and a Gal )

This improvisional Swedish comedy directed and cowritten by Lasse Hallström that includes  ABBA songs .The film stars the the well-known Swedish comic duo Magnus Härenstam and Brasse Brännström.

Supposedly includes ''Gonna Sing You My Love Song''''Dance While the Music Still Goes'', ''King Kong Song'', ''My Mama Said'', ''So Long'' ''Watch Out''.

ABBA-THE MOVIE released 1977 Swedish /Australian film. First released internationally on  on VHS/Beta  in 1982. International 2005 DVD Release

 The key ABBA video artifact. It was out of print in most places till it came out in 2005 on DVD.... The movie features ABBA at their live peak as well as a thin, but uncomplicated  story featuring an Australian Dj,. The dj was played by actor, Robert Hughes. Filmed during their the Australian leg of their 1977 tour, some of the indoor scenes were filmed in Sweden...The live music is energetic, though much of the vocals were rerecorded in the studio.. Directed by Lasse Hallstrom later known for feature films such "My life as A Dog" and "The Cider House Rules".

ABBA-The Movie 2DVD set September 2005 release

Finally a re-release of ABBA-The Movie. ABBA's 1977 cinema theatre release. It had never been released on DVD prior to 2005...  It had out of print on video...
.There are two versions of the DVD .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 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 was is more material that could have be included .

 ---songs heard in ABBA -THE MOVIE---
Fernando (released. on ABBA LIVE)
Money Money Money (ABBA LIVE)
Flexi-mix-Fernando, Rock Me,Why Did ,,Money X3,Waterloo (released. on flexi disc)
I wonder (released on B side, BOX SET
)
SOS
He Is Your brother
Intermezzo No 1
Mamma Mia
Swedish Polka (never released officially)
Dancing Queen
When I kissed The teacher
A version of Girl With the Golden Hair including..four songs
Thank You For The Music (ABBA LIVE)
I wonder (differant. version.)
I'm A Marionette
Get On the Carousel (never released officially)
Please Change Your Mind (NOT LIVE but opens the movie-actually a recording by
the ABBA band.)
I've Been Waiting For you
So Long
Tiger
Waterloo /Rock Me/
Why Did it Have To be me/Eagle (studio version)/Ring ring

å På VATTNET OM DU Kan (Walk on Water if You Will) (1979) Unavailable on Video or DVD

An obscure ,and  apparently not very good_Swedish/Argentinian film that features Frida in a small part playing a character ironically known by the name "Anna". No ABBA related music, The film was Directed by Stig Björkman .

Repmånad eller Hur man gör pojkar av män, Swedish film 1979

This Lasse Åberg comedy supposedly features  "Waterloo ". Available  on DVD.

ABBA Music Show 1- 1980 Swedish Video- Out of print

ABBA was the first pop group to make videos of every single one of their singles. Their videos were simple low budget affairs, that had occasional Bergmanesque flashes of inspiration from their director, Lasse Hallstrom This is first official collection ABBA video clips, now long out of print.....

*Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!* Knowing Me, Knowing You-* Take A Chance On Me-* Money, Money, Money

*The Name of the Game* Eagle*Voulez-Vous

ABBA Music Show 2 1980 Swedish Video Out of print

The second collection of official ABBA video clips...

*On and On and On*One Man , One Woman*Summer Night City-* Dancing Queen-

* Does Your Mother Know*The Winner Takes It All* Thank You For The Music

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LASER DISC MADNESS!!!!

ABBA-ABBA -August 1980 (also known ABBA MCA DiscoVision) USA& UK Out of print laserdisc  (see track listing below)

This was the first laserdisc of ABBA music, indeed it was one of the first digital music videos . The content  is  a combination of the videos Music Show 1 and Music Show 2. This laserdisc (the long lived but not overly  successful precursers of DVD) was  put out by MCA.  Ultimately, ABBA in concert, the Olivia special, the ABBA Gold  & More ABBA Gold collections  and supposedly even ABBA the Movie  would make unto to Laserdisc at various points in time... (see track listing below)

Track listing...

  Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!

* Knowing Me, Knowing You-

* Take A Chance On Me-

* Money, Money, Money

*The Name of the Game

* Eagle

*Voulez-Vous

 *On and On and On

*One Man , One Woman

*Summer Night City-

* Dancing Queen-

* Does Your Mother Know

*The Winner Takes It All

* Thank You For The Music

Olivia- Olivia Newton John and Friends   Released in 1980  on Videodisc.

An obscure MCA videodisc release of the 1978 ONJ special that has a surprisingly spontaneus ABBA performence. This American TV special was directed by Steve Binder, the director of the classic 1968 Elvis comeback special. No longer available. The music from the fascinating  jam session on this special can found on the unofficial  ABBAMAIL CD called TELEVISION. I love it when Andy Gibb starts to sing his brothers (the Bee Gees) song-"Holiday" and he is surprised that Benny knows the chords to the song,,,

Grow Young - Olivia
The Days Of The Old School Yard - Olivia (With Andy and Abba)
If You Love Me Let Me Know - Olivia (With Andy and
Abba)
Abba Medley  (Dancing Queen and Fernando)
I Just Wanna Be Your Everything - Andy (With Abba)
Have You Ever Been Mellow/Please Mr Please Olivia
Take A Chance On Me  - Abba
Andy Medley
Hopelessly Devoted To You - Olivia
If You Love Me Let Me Know Reprise - Olivia (With Andy and Abba)
It's A Game (Of Life)
Money Money Money Abba (And Andy)
Love Everybody In My Heart - Olivia
(With James Cleveland and the Southern California Choir)

Jam Session:
Help Me Rhondda - Olivia (With Andy and Abba)
Barbra Ann - Olivia (With Andy and
Abba)
Operatic Interlude with Frida of Abba
Jailhouse Rock - Olivia (With Andy and Abba)
Holiday - Andy


What'll I Do/Just The Way You Are - Olivia
Who Are You Now? - Olivia
Thank You For The Music - Abba, Andy and
Olivia

ABBA Music Show 1&2 1981 International video Out of print

The first and second collection of official ABBA video clips combined into one video, this content was also released as laserdisc listed above and under the title ABBA-THE VIDEO HITS... and ABBA the Tenth Anniversary Special..(see track listing below)

ABBA -ABBA 1981 Internationally released VHS video  , out of print.

The cover of  this features ABBA in bad pastel clothes. One of the early full length VHS collections that compiled 14 of ABBA's ground breaking music videos. This collection features mainly videos from 1976-1979. Most of the videos were directed by the soon-to-be internationally known Swedish film director, Lasse Hallestrom. ABBA was one of the first groups to regularly put out videos to promote their singles.

The Songs are the same as featured on MUSIC SHOW 1&2, MCA DISCOVISION and ABBA...

  Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!

* Knowing Me, Knowing You-

* Take A Chance On Me-

* Money, Money, Money

*The Name of the Game

* Eagle

*Voulez-Vous

 *On and On and On

*One Man , One Woman

*Summer Night City-

* Dancing Queen-

* Does Your Mother Know

*The Winner Takes It All

* Thank You For The Music

ABBA The Movie 1982 Video release International release...

The Movie was released as a film in late 1977 it first came out on Video in some territories in 1982, and has been in and out of print until it's release on DVD in 2005 ...It was never widely available in the US on VHS..

ABBA Music Show 3 1983 Swedish Video 1983 Out of print

The first collection compiling later ABBA's later official videos from the 1980's. Also released with the title of  ABBA AGAIN ....and in an expanded version as MORE VIDEO HITS...

Super Trouper/ Happy New Year/ Head over Heels /When All Is Said and Done/The Day Before You Came/Under Attack /The Heat Is On (Agnetha) /I know There is Something Going On (Frida)

Raskenstam (1983) Swedish film Available on VHS

Directed , cowritten and featuring Gunnar Hellström , this Swedish langugage comedy is notable for featuring Agnetha Faltskog playing a character called Lisa Mattson. Agnetha performs well and this is certainly ,one of the better ABBA related films.

Christine American movie 1983 . International release.  
ABBA's song "Name of the Game" supposedly is played somewhere in the background in this Stephen King horror flick..The song is not on the movie soundtrack Cd.

ABBA- in Concert 1984. International release.  This VHS version is Out of print...Later released on DVD in expanded version in 2004...
Abba's 1979 concert tour Tv special Directed by: Urban Lasson
This is the  Swedish release on Videotape..(see DVD below for complete review).

ABBA 1974-1982 A Virgin Video Music Biography 1984 European VHS and Laserdisc Out of print

Has 18  edited videos and tv performances , though no narrator...

 ABBA AGAIN -ABBA (1984) US video Out of print.

A short 35 minute (8 song) sequel to the 1980 ABBA video collection. This features some of ABBA's 1980's videos as well as a couple of solo videos by Agnetha and Frida. This collection features "The Day Before You Came" one of the few ABBA videos with a story line. This has the same content as  ABBA Music Show 3.

Super Trouper/ Happy New Year/ Head over Heels /When All Is Said and Done/The Day Before You Came/Under Attack /The Heat Is On (Agnetha) /I know There is Something Going On (Frida)

JOKERFEJS(1984) Swedish film  Not available on Video
This is another film that features Frida in a small part ,  The movie was Directed by Peter Wester. 

 

Chess Moves (1985) Internationally released VHS video. Out of print..

Official videos of five key songs from the original Chess album.It all runs only 25 minutes but the videos are good. Features Elaine Paige and Murray Head. . Videos directed by David G. Hillier, Ken Warwick

There is also a VHS tape called Lyrics by Tim Rice that has 3 songs  from Chess though I have not seen it...that videos also includes song from other Tim Rice musicals...

One Night In Bangkok/ Nobody's Side /The aribiter/ I know Him So well / Pity the child

P&B 1985 Swedish film not available on video

Agnetha sang the title song P&B for this obscure movie. The track apppeared as a b-side and was finally made available on CD with the 2005 remaster of Eyes of A Woman.

The Story Of ABBA 1986 British VHS  Out of print

An actual documentary made for Dutch TV, that was released in the UK which includes the four pre-ABBA TV appearences later used for the THANK YOU ABBA video...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)

Also includes excerpts from 26 ABBA videos

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Mio min Mio (1987) ...( Land of Faraway, The ) Swedish film Directed by Vladimir Grammatikov  Available on Video

 
This movie has music by Benny , with lyrics on one song by Bjorn...

Original Soundtrack album for MIO MIN MIO" Swedish release 1987
Performed by THE SOVIET FILM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Composed and arranged by Anders Eljas except a few of the tracks which were written by Benny.
Track listing...

 Most of the tracks are written by Benny's orchester/conductor Anders Eljas .This is yet another very hard to find ABBA related record release,this album features Bjorn and Benny's composition  -'Mio Min Mio". Most of the tracks are written by Benny''s orchester/conductor Anders Eljas. It was big hit in Sweden...You can also get the song in it's English version on the hard to find first  Gemini CD.

Track listing...

 MIO OVERTYR    
(Anders Eljas)
DRAKFLYGNINGEN  
(Anders Eljas)
HEMMA VÄNTAR TANT EDLA... 
(Anders Eljas)
BOSSE RYMMER 
(Anders Eljas)
RESAN TILL LANDET I FJÄRRAN 
(Anders Eljas & Benny Andersson) 
HERDENS FLÖJT #1  
(Musik: Benny Andersson) 
KATOS VIND 
(Anders Eljas)
MORGONLJUSETS BRO   
(Anders Eljas)
LANDET UTANFÖR  
(Anders Eljas)
MIRJAMIS TILLFÅNGATAS    
(Anders Eljas)
 

 JATKEN PÅ MIO OCH JUM-JUM 
(Anders Eljas)
HERDENS FLÖJT #2  
( Benny Andersson) 

SVÄRDET   
(Anders Eljas)
MOT RIDDAR KATO  
(Anders Eljas)

TILLFÅNGATANA HOS KATO 
(Anders Eljas)
MOT FÄGELSEHÅLAN 
(Anders Eljas)
SVÄRDET TILLBAKA 
(Anders Eljas)
SISTA STRIDEN
(Anders Eljas)
ÅRTERFÖRENINGEN  
(Anders Eljas & Benny Andersson) 
MIO MIN MIO (Bjorn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson)   performed by Gemini

ABBA More Video Hits British Video 1988 Out of print

This is an expansion of ABBA Music Hits 3 that features four additional A&F solo videos -Twist in the Dark, Shine, Here We'll stay and Can't Shake Loose, which are hard to find elsewhere....

1. Super Trouper 2. Happy New Year 3. Head Over Heels

4. Here We'll Stay (Frida) 5, When All is Said and Done6. Shine (Frida)

7. Under Attack 8. The Heat Is On (Agnetha)9. I Know There's Something Going On (Frida)

10. Twist In The Dark (Frida)11. Can't Shake Loose (Agnetha)12. Thank You For The Music

ABBA THE VIDEO BIOGRAPHY 1974-1982 Originally issued as videodisc in 1989 and also released on VHS Out of print

This hour long release has various ABBA clips many of which are complete. Includes a performance of "Dancing Queen' in front of Swedish royality that can also be found on  THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION.

Hemliga vännen, Den (1990) (the Secret Friend)

A 90 minute film by Swedish actor/director/screenwriter Marie-Louise Ekman that included some music composed by Benny Andersson.. The film explores the relationship of a husband and wife after the wife attempts to poison the husband. The film stars Ernst-Hugo Järegård. Supposedly, the lovely instrumental  "Stockholm at Night" from Benny's NOVEMBER 1989 album was used here,

"Guldburen" (1990 ) a Swedish TV

A mini series lasting 270 minutes directed by Bjorn Melander that featured some music by Benny.This also features some music by Benny.

Duo jag (1991) (TV)

DUO JAG was Another Marie-Louise Ekman project featuring some music by Benny.

DUO JAG was also the b-side Mono records single release

FRU VENNERMANS SÅNG/DUO JAG Hard to find single release

These two songs (the first cowritten by Benny , the second written soley by Benny) were released as a single. The A-side was performed by Kent Andersson, Gösta Ekman, Dan Ekborg, Johannes Brost and Lakke Magnusson. The A-side was used in a comedic play by Marie-Louise Ekman and the b-side was used as an instrumental from a 1993 TV version of I FRU VENNERMANS FALL, also a Marie-Louise Ekman project .This is one of the most obscure of Benny 's recordings. It was released on his Mono label..

This song was released as a b-side and used as an instrumental from a TV version of I FRU VENNERMANS FALL. This is one of the most obscure of Benny 's recordings.

Erasure: Abba-Esque (1992) Internationally released VHS video.

Erasure's visual version of their ABBA-Esque EP.-one of the first artifacts of ABBA's 1990's revival.

ABBA In Concert 1993

An international reissue of the 1983 video of TV special made about ABBA's 1979 tour...This was released on DVD in 2004....(see review below).

ABBA GOLD 1993 Internationally released video .Available.(Also reissued in expanded version on DVD)

Compilation  of official music videos of all of the songs found on the ABBA GOLD CD. The songs are presented in the order as they are on the CD.

1. Dancing Queen 2. Knowing Me, Knowing You 3. Take a Chance on Me 4. Mamma Mia 5. Lay All Your Love on Me 6. Super Trouper 7. I Have a Dream 8. The Winner Takes It All 9. Money, Money, Money 10. S.O.S. 11. Chiquitita 12. Fernando 13. Voulez-Vous 14. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) 15. Does Your Mother Know 16. One of Us 17. The Name of the Game 18. Thank You for the Music 19. Waterloo

Fern Gully Swedish Version 1993 movie.

was an animated cartoon released in a dubbed version in Sweden in April of 1993.. Oddly, enough Frida appears in the movie voicing the character of Magi Lune....I learned about this from the TWIST IN THE DARK WEB SITE... I dont know if if it out on VHS..

THANK YOU ABBA 1994 French video ..Available.

One of the first historical video documentaries about ABBA. This was directed by French ABBA chronicler Jean-Marie Potiez (author of ABBA-THE BOOK-) The video is only an hour and is kind of marred by some bizarre cross-cuts between the interviews and the songs. Like ABBA-THE BOOK,The English narration is also badly translated. No new interviews with ABBA members are featured but there are interviews with Michael B. Tretow, Stig Anderson , Rune Soderqvist and Owe Sundstrom. Owe's interview is the most interesting .Stig looks very aged and weary even though he still had three years to live. Among the more fascinating footage are four pre- ABBA's solo songs-(Att Älka Varens Tid, Sunny Girl, Baby Those Are The Rules, Nu Skall Vi Opp Opp Opp) from the 1960's There is  considerable footage from then hard- to -get -ABBA-The Movie.

MORE ABBA GOLD 1994 Internationally released video.

More official promotional clip videos, including the then  hard to find and cleverly executed "When I kissed The Teacher" story video which was originally made for a TV special. Many,but not all of the songs found on the MORE ABBA GOLD CD are found here in video form.

Summer Night City, The Day Before You Came, Eagle, I do I do I do I do I do, On And On And On, Head Over Heels, When I Kissed The Teacher, Under Attack, When All Is Said And Done, Bang-A-Boomerang, One Man One Woman, That's Me, Happy New Year

 

Nu är pappa trött igen! (Father Isn't Feeling Well)(1996)

This project features Benny's songs "PS" and "Cirkus Finemang". Another Marie-Louise Ekman project. These two songs can be found on Benny's most recent solo album-Benny Andersson's Orkester.

 PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT 1994 Australian film, Available internationally

This dramatic comedy about a intinerent troop of Austrailian drag queens is a charming film that incorporates the music of ABBA. At one point the drag queens perform an ABBA song. There is also a bizarre discussion about Agnetha....The music of ABBA plays a slightly lesser role than it does in Muriel's Wedding.

SOUNDTRACK TRACK LISTING

1.I've Never Been To Me - Charlene
2. Go West - Village People
3. Billy Don't Be A Hero - Paper Lace
4. My Baby Loves Lovin' - White Plains
5. I Love The Nightlife (Disco 'Round) (Phillip Dami) - Alicia Bridges
6. Can't Help Lovin' That Man - Trudy Richards
7. I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
8. A Fine Romance - Lena Horne
9. Shake Your Groove Thing (Original Mix) - Peaches And Herb
10. I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine - Patti Page
11. Finally (7' Choice Mix) - Ce Ce Peniston
12. Take A Letter Maria - R.B. Greaves
13. Mamma Mia - Abba
14. Save The Best For Last - Vanessa Williams
15. I Love The Nightlife (Disco 'Round) (Real Rapino 7') - Alicia Bridges
16. Go West (Original 12' Mix) - The Village People
17. I Will Survive (1993 Phil Kelsey Classic 12' Mix) - Gloria Gaynor
18. Shake Your Groove Thing (Original 12' Mix) - Peaches And Herb
19. I Love The Nightlife (Disco 'Round) (Phillip Damien Extended Vox) - Alicia Bridges

MURIEL's WEDDING 1994 Australian film Available internationally

This music of ABBA is intregal to this movie. The main character of Muriel played by Toni Collette is among other things an ABBA fan, and at least four ABBA songs are featured in the movie..  "Fernando" , " Waterloo", "Mamma Mia", and "I do I do I do" .ABBA is not entirely portrayed in a positive light. The movie sort of implies that losers listen to ABBA. Rachel Griffiths gives a standout performance as Toni. The soundtrack to this movie was released in 1995 in most places....

SOUNDTRACK TRACK LISTING

Bridal Dancing Queen (Edited Orchestra Score) - The Wedding Band
2. Sugar Baby Love - The Rubettes
3. We've Only Just Begun - The Carpenters
4. Lonely Hearts - The Wedding Band
5. The Tide Is High - Blondie
6. Waterloo - ABBA
7. I Go To Rio - Peter Allen
8. Bean Bag - The Wedding Band
9. T-Shirts & Jeans - Razorbrain
10. I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself - Dusty Springfield
11. Bridal Dancing Queen (Full Orchestra Score) - The Wedding Band
12. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do - ABBA
13. Happy Together - The Turtles
14. Muriel's Wedding - The Wedding Band
15. Dancing Queen - ABBA

ABBAMAIL videos ....Various 1997-2006

ABBAMail , the influential ABBA mailist and website, issued many unofficial complimation videos and DVD's . The videos  featured original TV specials or videos that are not otherwise available. The video for Chess for example features The 1984 Stockholm concert version of Chess , and 1984 Sveriges TV documentary (in English) detailing the birth of Chess. ABBA's label -Universal forced ABBAmail to stop issuing most of the DVD in Mid 2006

Various Artists -When We Were Kings (SOUNDTRACK] 1997 CD
The soundtrack to this movie came out in February 1997, The ABBA connection is minor but interesting.

The song "Rumble in the Jungle" by the Fugees features the bass riff from ABBA's -The Name of The Game.Bjorn actually approved of the sampling of the "Name Of The Game" because he was pleased that an African American act would get into an ABBA song, there are very few covers of ABBA songs by Black artists.


Track listing;

1. Rumble in the Jungle - The Fugees 2. Drew "Bundini" Brown [Live]
3. Ain't No Sunshine/You [Live][Medley] - Bill Withers 4. Sweet Sixteen [Live] - B.B. King
5. African Girls Chan [live] 6. When I Get to Africa [Live] - Ali    
7. Payback [Live] - James Brown     8. Mobutu Chant [Live]    
9. I'll Be Around [Live] - The Spinners     10. Put It Where You Want It [Live] - The Jazz Crusaders    
11. Wait Till I Kick Foreman's Behind [Live] - Ali    
12. I Got Some Help I Don't Need [Live] - B.B. King     13. Doing It to Death [Live] - James Brown    
14. Mr. Tooth Decay [Live] - Ali     15. I'm Coming Home [Live] - The Spinners    
16. When We Were Kings - Diana King     17. Drew "Bundini" Brown [Live]    
18. I'm Calling (Say It Loud) - Zelma Davis    
19. You Out Sucker [Live] - Ali     20. Chant [Live]    

ESSENTIAL STOCKHOLM 1998 Australian Video release

This is a remarkably detailed video put together by an Australian production company-Northern Lights,This is largely a travel video-that shows every conceivable ABBA related place in the Stockholm area.The video also works simply as a video travel guide to Stockholm. I wish I had this video before I went to Stockholm.! The video is narrated by an Australian fan and features an interview with Michael B. Tretow. Whoever researched this knew a lot about ABBA. The video is extremely well researched and presented . Like many travel videos this can be a little dull...However the video is spiced up by the inclusion of lots of ABBA footage-much of rare and obscure.

Among the rare footage is Frida's first tv performance -"En ledig dag 'and a rare Agnetha live performance of "Dom har glömt " .

This video is available from the ABBF Record Service.

UNDER SOLEN ( Under the Sun) 1998 Swedish Movie.

This enjoyable movie is directed by Colin Nutley (a English director working in Sweden).  It details the story of farmer looking for a housekeeper. The film stars Helena Bergstrom . The movie is notable for featuring  Agnetha & Bjorn's daughter Linda Ulvaeus in her first movie role. She also acted in the stage musical KRISTINA FRAN DUVEMALA.

Summer OF SAM 1999 American Movie. Available internationally

Ths Spike Lee movie is set in 1977 and thus features many songs released in America in 1977.

Soundtrack track listing,

1. Got To Give It Up - Marvin Gaye
2. Dancing Queen - Abba
3. Baba O'Riley - The Who
4. Running Away - Roy Ayers
5. Everybody Dance - Chic
6. La Vie En Rose - Grace Jones
7. Let No Man Put Asunder - First Choice
8. Fooled Around And Fell In Love - Elvin Bishop
9. There But For The Grace Of God Go I - Machine
10. Best Of My Love - The Emotions
11. Dance With Me - Peter Brown

ABBA Forever Gold 1998? International video release

This 128 minute video compiles the material from "ABBA Gold" and "More ABBA Gold". This has been superceded by The Definitive Collection.

Video listing: Dancing Queen, Knowing Me Knowing You, Take A Chance On Me, Mamma Mia, Lay All Your Love On Me, Super Trouper, The Winner Takes It All, Money Money Money, SOS, Chiquitita, Fernando, Voulez-Vous, Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight), Does Your Mother Know, One Of Us, I Have A Dream, The Name Of The Game, Thank You For The Music, Waterloo, Summer Night City, The Day Before You Came, Eagle, I do I do I do I do I do, On And On And On, Head Over Heels, When I Kissed The Teacher, Under Attack, When All Is Said and Done

 
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DICK July 1999 American movie. Available internationally

This soundtrack features Sixpence None the Richer's remake of ABBA's "Dancing Queen."

1. Dancing Queen - Sixpence None The Richer
2. ABC - Jackson 5
3. Crocodile Rock - Elton John
4. Lady Marmalade - Labelle
5. Rock On - David Essex
6. Hooked On A Feeling - Blue Swede
7. Popcorn - Hot Butter
8. Rock Your Baby - George McCrae
9. Love's Theme - Love Unlimited Orchestra
10. Mr. Big Stuff - Jean Knight
11. The Loco-Motion - Grand Funk Railroad
12. Come And Get Your Love - Redbone
13. Coconut - Harry Nilsson
14. Brother Louie - Stories
15. You're So Vain - Carly Simon

ABBA: THE COLLECTION 1999 VHS video , part of European CD box set...

This video was markerted on a teleshopping box set release  that was not issued in stores ,or outside of Europe.The video compiles songs from ABBA The Movie, ABBA Live In Concert, and a interview from Bjorn....

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THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL Late 1999 Swedish/British video production . InternationalTv special /VHS/DVD (released on DVD July 2002)

Chris Hunt's intelligent TV documentary was produced with the cooperation of the members of ABBA and thus features some surprisingly candid exclusive interviews with Frida, Benny and Bjorn. As a whole the documentary is quite good-though one could do without some of the reverent testimonials. One also could do with less promotional material for the musical- MAMMA Mia. Another disappointment is Agnetha's appearances which are merely her reading from her biography-"As I Am". The documentary includes snippets of a number of rare ABBA tracks and performances.

There are number of interesting moments on this special but my favorite is when they show an aerial view of the Stockholm Archiplego coupled with an instrumental piano solo by Benny.

This was released throughout the world as a broadcast TV documentary. Interestingly, different edits were used in different countries.  This documentary is available on VHS video in most places and on DVD in some places.

This documentary was used as the basis for the 2004 Super Troupers documentary..

Sånger från andra våningen Songs from the Second Floor (2000) Danish-Norwegain film. Availabel  on DVD

This may be the best ABBA related film, but it is a quirky one, and not for all tastes.  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 where most of the actors on the screen all of sudden appear to be singing... It's one of the best moments in the film.  

The fact that Benny found yet another quirky project to be involved reminds us that he tends to be the more artistic  half of the Bjorn and Benny creative combine.

Sadly, there  is not a soundtrack album but there has been  three song promtional EP released of Benny's music. Five of the songs Benny wrote for the movie appear on his two most recent albums , though these seem to be new versions done with Benny's orchestra. Sång Från Andra Våningen" , "Lauren ", and "Tösabiten" are found on Benny Andersson's Orkester and "Saknadens Rum " and "Kärlekens tid 'are from BAO. Supposedly bits of pieces of some these melodies were recycled in CHESS PA SVENKSKA.

TILSAMMANS   2000 Swedish film (titled TOGETHER on the English language version DVD)

This charming comedy movie  is  set in a 1975  Swedish commune  features ABBA's "SOS". It also features a couple of songs by ABBA protege, Ted Gardestad.  This film is  directed by Lukas Moodyson.

PUDER (Powder ) 2001 Swedish film not on DVD as of yet.

Another obscure film by Marie- Louise Ekman. This is a 90 minute farce is about the goings on of a theatre company that has been forced to make a commercial. Benny Andersson wrote some music for the film-two tracks of which were released on a promotional CD ."Teater Krokodil' is a choral piece which has lyics by Marie- Louise Ekman. The second track is an instrumental which is simply titled 'Puder'.


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

A companion set of sorts to the recent audio collection with the same name. This is a collection of videos of 35 of ABBA songs. Most of the videos are ABBA's official promotional clips. This is the first time that all the  promotional videos have been made available in their entirety on DVD. Also for the first time three Spanish language clips are being made available .

This collection was released in most of the major territories in July 2002. This DVD is likely to be 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 TV apprearence)

Various Artists- Allsång På Skansen Swedish 2002  DVD...

This is regular summer music hosted every year by Lasse Berghagen, The 2002

performance was released on DVD....

A two hour Swedish music special featuring Benny Andersson, Bjorn Skifs ,Helen Sjöholm, Peter Jöback, Tomas Ledin, Josefin Nilsson and Nanne Grönvall. The BAO appears most every summer at Skansen in Stockholm. This is coded for region 2 DVDs.

Original Soundtrack -Johnny English July 2003 International Cd


Another movie with a ABBA song on the soundtrack-in this case "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


ABBA GOLD DVD version. Internationally released DVD. August 2003

A DVD version of this video was released in mid 2003. It features the nineteen songs found on the VHS version as well as three bonus chapters, one of which is the 1999 short documentary -Abba-The History.

Chess Pa Svenska (Chess IN Swedish ) DVD .NOVEMBER 2003 Released on 2cd set in Scandinavia.

Surprisingly,Chess Pa Svenska was actually taped for this DVD. Which is great of course, there is even a bonus DVD with a documentary about the musical. The main drawback is that there are no subtitles for those people who don't speak Swedish...

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

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40. ABBA In Concert DVD edition International release. March 2004

This is a documentary of the 1979 ABBA tour of North America & Europe directed by Swedish TV pro -Urban Lasson. It mostly features musical segments from the concerts, but also documents life on the road for ABBA as well as a seemingly endless series of segments with roller skaters.....It has been shown before on TV (back in 1980) and been out on video, but had not been available recently... The main body of the original TV special included twelve songs- all but one of which could found in original studio versions on either the Greatest Hits Volume 2 or Voulez-Vous. Some Fans have objected that the performances of the songs are edited-but while not complete most the song segments are relativley long. Apparently, the camera did not actually film complete shows-so in many cases the songs were not filmed in their entirety. A few of the songs benefit from live presentation notably -"Summer Night City" and "I Have A dream" wheras some of ABBA's best songs -"Waterloo", "Dancing Queen" , and "Knowing Me, Knowing You" do not come off as well in live performances. .. This DVD new version features two songs not included on the original home video-The Way Old Friends Do and Thank You For The Music, as well as the full version of "I have A Dream" which was widely used previously as the official promo clip for that song.../. "The Way Old Friends DO" is easily the best moment of the film and seems strange that if was left out of some of the 1979-1980 versions of the TV special as,well on off the original home video released in 1980. This performance orginates from 1979 ABBA's concerts' at London's Wembley Stadium in one of the last important concert of their careers..(though they did not know it at time.) The song features Benny on accordion and the all the group singing. It almost borders on spontaniety, almost seems genuinely emotional , both of which were qualities in short supply for ABBA when performing live...At one point Lasson chooses a great back shot of the group which really gives one a sense that yes, we are looking at music legends.... I think that in general that Lasson did a good job on this special.. Some listeners have complained about the sound quality, which I cant comment on because i have not heard the DVD in 5.1 sound but I didnt really notice bad sound quality... The DVD features informative Interviews with ABBA's tour promoter, Thomas Johannson, and the film's director Urban Lasson and a Fully illustrated booklet with an essay by Carl Magnum Palm.. . This is the first time this title has been released on DVD.

1.Waterloo
2.Eagle
3.Take A Chance On Me
4.Voulez Vous
5.Chiquitita
6.I Have A Dream
7.Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
8.Knowing Me, Knowing You
9.Summer Night City
10.Dancing Queen
11.Does Your Mother Know
12.Hole In Your Soul
13.The Way Old Friends Do (Previously unreleased
version on video & DVD)
14.I Have A Dream (Unedited and complete live version)
15.Thank You For The Music (Brand new version,
previously unreleased/broadcast)
16.-17 interviews, 18 slide show of tour program

ABBA-Dancing Queen DVD 2004* German-Dutch release

A dvd single with ABBA's biggest hitDancing Queen (1992 version)Waterloo (original version) Takes It All (original version) Trailer for other ABBA DVD's...

ABBA-Waterloo DVD 45 2004 Waterloo (original version) German-Dutch release

A dvd single with ABBA's first worldwide hit includes 4 tracks Waterloo (Original video) Waterloo BBC Eurovision footage (live)Waterloo - SVT Melodifestivalen video) Ring Ring (video) Thank You For The Music (video). Similiar to DVD issued as part of the special Waterloo CD/DVD ..

ABBA- Waterloo 30th anniversary edition -2004 CD/DVD set

A new edition of this album with five bonus tracks and a bonus DVD, and a 20 page booklet...Great to have 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.

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

 

ABBA-ABBA CD/DVD version Spring 2004

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

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

 

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

This combines the two audio CD's of the Definitive  collection with the one DVD video disc..This is not available in all territories, your mileage may vary....

Various Artists- "20th Century Masters: Ladies of the 80s". American DVD June 2004

Supposedly includes (for the first time on DVD) Frida's 1982 video to ,"I Know There's Something Going On"Also featured are such music legends  as Swing Out Sister, Vanessa Williams ,Tiffany and Pebbles.

ABBA-Our Last Video- July 2004 International DVD/video release

ABBA thought to have some minor reunion to mark the 30th anniversary of their Eurovision breakthough. A near reunion nearly 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. Frida had attended performances before but had never gotten up on stage with B&B before....

Luckily, all  four members of ABBA finally agreed to appear briefly and separately in a short but clever and entertaining video clip broadcast during the 2004 Eurovision song contest..The video features ABBA puppets and ABBA song references, The DVD  features the video , a making of the video segment, and some of the full original ABBA videos that were mentioned in the "OUR FINAL VIDEO." The video is cute and clever but it does seem almost like ABBA should have not bothered to tease us with such a limited reunion....

DVD Contains forty 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

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

A fascinating TV documentary of ABBA narrated by record producer Pete Waterman which includes material about Mamma Mia fifth anniversary ... Much of the material is rehashed from the THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL documentary , it uses some of the same interviews created for that...though instead of segments about Mamma Mia's  1999 premiere we get material about three ABBA members appearing at the fifth anniversary of MAMMA MIA...ABBA's history is told in a rather haphazard, and incomplete way, but this video does offer lots of up close and personal moments with all four ABBA members including new interviews with Bjorn, Frida and most amazingly Agnetha who speaks  in both English and Swedish... Chapter titles follow...This documentary   is a little too  heavy on clips that be found on other ABBA DVD's...

1.Super Trouper (official promo video)

2. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)

3. Voulez-Vous (IN CONCERT)

4. I'm A Marionette(ABBA THE MOVIE)

5. Mamma Mia (ABBA THE MOVIE)

6. I Have A Dream (IN CONCERT)

7. People Need Love (SWEDISH TV-Vi i femman (We in Fifth Grade)

8. California Here I Come (SWEDISH TV-Five Minute Saloon)

9. Fernando (official promo video)

10. Eagle (Abba-the movie)

11. Head Over Heels (official promo video)

12. Take A Chance On Me (official promo video)

13. So Long (Swedish TV-Made In Sweden For Export)

14. He Is Your Brother (ABBA THE MOVIE)

15. Dancing Queen (SWEDISH TV-Mr Trendsetter) 

16. One Man One Woman (official promo video)

17. Thank You For The Music (ABBA-THE MOVIE)

18. Does Your Mother Know (IN CONCERT)

19. Knowing Me, Knowing You (official promo video)

20. The Winner Takes It All (official promo video)

21. Hole In Your Soul (IN CONCERT)

22. Waterloo (various)

23. Happy New Year  (official promo video)

24. When All Is Said And Done  (official promo video)

Bonus chapters  MAMMA MIA! 5th Anniversary Gala Special Finale/Interviews with Björn Ulvaeus/ Interviews with Anni-Frid Ruess

 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".

Jon Lord: Beyond the Notes -December 2004 German DVD

This DVD features a taping of of an October 5, 2004 perfomance at the Vulkanhalle in Cologne, Germany.

Ex-Deep Purple member Lord plays keyboards and is joined in his merriment by various other folks. Frida sings one song "The Sun Will Shine Again" though for some reason she lip-synched the performance, she does talk live, though...The song is found also on the Beyond the Notes CD

Track Listing: Sunrise - Pictured Within / Sarabande / I'll Send You A Postcard / Cologne Again / Pavane / Gigue / A Smile When I Shook His Hand - Here Comes The Sun / One From The Meadow / Unsquare Dance / November Calls / The Telemann Experiment / The Sun Will Shine Again / De Profundis / Boureé
Bonus : Interview with Jon Lord / Beyond the scenes / Biography / Discography

Vinnare och förlorare Swedish movie January 2005

A Swedish comedy directed by Kjell Sundvall that stars Daniel Gustavsson.

For some reason, This movie features Frida's 1971 Swedish version of
“Can't Take My Eyes Off of  You”...

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 had never been  released on DVD .Prior to 2005 the movie had also   been out of print on VHS.

 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.
 
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 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 there  is more material that could have be included , for example more documentary material about the Australian tour...

American fans had to wait for a   a copy since apparently the DVD release in the Usa  was delayed due to a legal dispute between Universal and Warner over who has the right to issue the DVD...Warner had tried to release ABBA-The movie on DVD in the USA,but Universal had objected....

ABBA-Music in Review 2DVD Set Uk DVD October 2005 released internationally

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" )  The video has a 48 page booklet as well...I havent seen it, but people have given it mixed reviews due to the low quality of the clips and the experts chosen,,,

ABBA-The Complete Studio Recordings 9CD/2DVD 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 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 two tracks new to Cd- the mono mix of "ON and On And On" previously heard only on videos, and alternative mix of Waterloo...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 CollectionDVD set  on the first  DVD.  the  recent "OUR LAST VIDEO' puppet video is included as a bonus. The DVD's in this release apparently are being made in  a NTSC format that is playable in region 0...

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 can not  find the other four songs in the Swedish Tv archives.
Annoyingly, this will be llimited edition release...So it wont be around forever...

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

 

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
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

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

Here is a  box set of Frida's three 2005 remastered- albums (Frida Ensam, Something's Going on, and Shine)., as well Djupa Andetag... plus a DVD of video material...

Nice to have I suppose, but a real box set with rarities would be more far interesting... THE DVD IS ALSO AVAILABLE SEPARATELY...

VIDEOS included  

Songs included  on DVD

- 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 Birthdaywith The Real Group)

 

Abba: Gold - The World's Greatest Albums DVD mid 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 ...

 
ABBA-16 Hits  June 2006  Swedish DVD
 
This is 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 done
 
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-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..

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)
15. Conociéndome, Conociéndote (Spanish version of Knowing Me, Knowing You)
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.

Source:ABBA-the Site

ABBA-Number Ones November 2006 International DVD

A new collection loosely based on the CD of the same name.. This bonus tracks  are some never before on DVD vintage TV performances.. 

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

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

Includes every episode of the first season of NBC's Saturday Night Live, 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 performance of "SOS" is infamous for being  lip-synched, but is still entertaining.

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 made available..

Mamma Mia! 5th Anniversary Special Edition  October 17, 2006  American CD/DVD

Decca Broadway offers up this  CD/DVD  which    includes another repackaging of  the original 1999  LONDON cast album --  as well as three London cast finale bonus audio tracks which are being released in the U.S. for the first time including "Mamma Mia", "Dancing Queen" and "Waterloo."
There is also 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.  The interviews with Bjorn and Benny are minimal and the whole package is not worth getting if you already the original cast album.

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

2008 Film version of Mamma Mia, the musical

This  was filmed in Greece in  2007 and  was released  in 2008.

Meryl Streep stars  with Pierce Brosnan.

Original Soundtrack Recording, Mamma Mia-Decca label 177 418-4, International CD, July 7, 2008

The movie soundtrack album was released in the summer, slightly before the release of the movie. The CD was released in Sweden and the UK on July 7, 2008 (and in the US on July 8, 2008). This album actually went to #1 in the USA, and in many other places. The movie soundtrack was actually more successful than the musical's original cast album, which has tended to sell at a slower pace in most of the markets it had been released. The soundtrack has sold over 4,000,000 physical copies worldwide including nearly 1,800.000 copies in the USA.

The music was recorded before the movie was filmed with the vocals sung by the original actors in the movie. On occasion, the actors also sang “live” during filming. The musical backing tracks were newly recorded in February 2007 by Benny Andersson with the help of three veterans of the original ABBA band (Rutger Gunnarsson on bass, Lasse Wellander on guitar, Per Lindvall on drums. An orchestra was used for parts of the backing track, and the chorus parts for the vocal tracks were recorded by the Stockholm ensemble cast of Mamma Mia. Two songs that were in the original musical are not sung in the movie- "Under Attack" and "Knowing Me, Knowing You". "Knowing Me, Knowing You "has been replaced by "When All is Said And Done'. Due to time constraints , the following songs are not included in the soundtrack album track listing -Overture / Prologue, Chiquitita, Entr'Act, One Of Us, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, and Waterloo.

The main drawback of the album is that so many of the performers are actors first not singers, and so most of the lead vocals are underwhelming. The vocal performances do have the kind of character that actors can instill, that sometimes singers can not.

.Of course, even the best singers are not likely to improve on Frida or Agnetha's vocals, so instead the best approach appears to be try something slightly different and that's what is sometimes tried here.

Originally there was also supposed to be a special two-disc version of the soundtrack. The two disc version was to have included instrumental versions of songs that underscore the action in the movie, the end credits medley and god knows what else, but this idea never came to fruition, perhaps simply due to quality control concerns.

Track listing-
1. Honey, Honey (Amanda Seyfried, Ashley Lilley & Rachel McDowall)
2. Money, Money, Money (Meryl Streep, Julie Walters & Christine Baranski)
3. Mamma Mia (Meryl Streep)
4. Dancing Queen (Meryl Streep, Julie Walters & Christine Baranski)
5. Our Last Summer (Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgǻrd, Amanda Seyfried & Meryl Streep)
6. Lay All Your Love on Me (Dominic Cooper & Amanda Seyfried)
7. Super Trouper (Meryl Streep, Julie Walters & Christine Baranski)
8. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (Amanda Seyfried, Ashley Lilley & Rachel McDowall)
9. The Name of the Game (Amanda Seyfried)
10. Voulez-Vous (Full cast, Philip Michael, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters & Stellan Skarsgǻrd)
11. SOS (Pierce Brosnan & Meryl Streep)
12. Does Your Mother Know (Christine Baranski & Philip Michael)
13. Slipping Through My Fingers (Meryl Streep & Amanda Seyfried)
14. The Winner Takes It All (Meryl Streep)
15. When All is Said and Done (Pierce Brosnan & Meryl Streep)
16. Take a Chance on Me (Julie Walters, Stellan Skarsgǻrd, Colin Firth, Philip Michael & Christine Baranski)
17. I Have a Dream
18. Thank You For the music (hidden track) Amanda Seyfried)

You, the Living (Du Levande) Roy Andersson 2007 Sweden/Germany/France/Denmark/Norway,90 Released on DVD in Sweden  May 2008.   UK DVD release planned for July 2008


Another dark comedy by Swedish director, Roy Andersson, who also directed Songs from The Second Floor. Benny Andersson is credited as a  composer of the music to this film, but only one of Benny's songs was used-a BAO style instrumental  called "Pulsation"., that was said to be leftover for Songs from the Second Floor .Apparently, it was  Benny was to busy with his work on the Mamma Mia soundtrack to do more cues for this film. The rest of music is also similiar in style to BAO music.

The film itself is as enjoyable as Songs from the Second Floor, though perhaps less effecting.
This film stars : Jessica Lundberg, Elisabet Helander,and Björn Englund.

ABBA-Thank You For The Music Collectors Box Set, 3 DVD (region 2) & booklet , July 28. 2008

This release is another one of those un-official biography DVD sets. This contains the previously released 2DVD set ABBA - Music in Review 1972- 1983 and new single DVD ABBA Live. ABBA Live includes TV clips from the Olivia special ABBA in Japan and the Midnight Special. , ABBA Music in Review 1972-1983 is also included in the Dancing Queen collection listed below this one.


ABBA-Dancing Queen Collection MVD090169 ,International 3 DVD plus book , August 28, 2008

The DVD’s here had been previously released before as ABBA/Arrival - The Ultimate Critical Review and as ABBA Music in Review

MAMMA MIA! THE MOVIE, Universal, DVD and Blu-ray Disc UK 24 November 24, 2008 (UK) November 25, 2008 (USA) Features vary from country to country.

This was the initial DVD release of the successful movie version of Mamma Mia.

The movie stars Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan. The movie is the most commercially successful movie musical since Grease. The movie has grossed over 600,000,000 dollars worldwide including over 140,000,000 dollars in the USA.

This DVD has sold over 5 million copies in Great Britain, making it the most successful DVD in UK history. There have been numerous different variations of this release that have followed since in both 2008 and 2009, and some of the DVD’s have been part of “gift sets” that also have included pens, towels, sarongs, calendars etc. Each country has seen different bonus features –and so here is complete list of all the bonus features that you would have if they were all combined onto one DVD.


Mamma Mia! The Movie: Audio Commentary Director Phyllida Lloyd
Name of the Game?" Deleted Song (2:58)
Deleted Scenes (8:00)
Fun Outtakes (1:53)
Birthing Mamma Mia! (4:40)
The Filmmaking (14:47)
The Cast (10:26)
Anatomy of a Musical Number: "Lay All Your Love On Me" (5:39
"Gimme Gimme Gimme" Music Video (3:47)
Sing-along
Behind The Music
A feature on the trio of creative forces behind the musical and movie
How Christine Baranski and dancers put together the steps for the "Does Your Mother Know"
Breakdown of the choreography in "Voulez-Vous"
More on how "Gimme Gimme Gimme" developed, cast rehearsals and on the set
Behind the scenes with Meryl Streep as she sings "Mamma Mia"
10 excellent things about Mamma Mia! – countdown with the cast and crew
Behind the Scenes with Amanda
On Location in Greece
A Look Inside Mamma Mia!
Bjorn Ulvaeus Cameo
Making of Mamma Mia- From Broadway to Hollywood
A Look Inside Mamma Mia: Anatomy of key musical numbers
Picture-in-Picture
Behind the Hits footage
Becoming A Singer
'Mamma Mia! Stage to Screen'
30 Rock episode ‘Mamma Mia’
'The Best Summer of my Life' Cast interviews
'Mamma Mia! - Meeting the stars - Premiere Spectacular'
Photo gallery

 Chess-In Concert, International release DVD , June 16, 2009
Released in September 2009 in UK.

Recorded live at Royal Albert Hall, London, May 12-13, 2008
There is also a single CD and 2CD version which were released both in the United States and Europe. This concert version stars Josh Groban and was taped a full year before it's release. This is yet another reworking of the ever changing Andersson-Rice-Ulvaeus musical. Most of the content on this  DVD premiered on Amerca's PBS TV during pledge week.




This time, Tim Rice took the lead on the redo duties. Bjorn and Benny did not get directly involved with this concert ,though perhaps they had a veto, if they did not like the project as a whole. This record is an attempt to issue a fairly complete version of the musical, based generally on the original London staging. Somewhat annoyingly, Tim Rice has once again changed a few lyrics. On the plus side, you get to hear a few of the songs that were written long ago, which had not been available on any recording of CHESS (other then a temporary release on the original version of the Danish Version of Chess) the songs are “Commie newspapers”,” Press conference”, “Global TV fanfare”, “Talking Chess” and “The Interview”. These are not great songs, but it’s still nice to have them. Most of the songs found only on the American Broadway staging did not make it on this recording, but otherwise this concert is really complete Chess score.

The DVD  was filmed  live, and as a result many of the performances sound a little shaky. Another problem for me with any re-recording or theatrical staging of Chess is losing out on getting Benny Andersson and the ABBA band play the music as it meant to be played.

Performers include Idina Menzel, Adam Pascal, David Bedella, Kerry Ellis, Clarke Peters, Marti Pellow ; The City of London Philharmonic ; The West End Chorus ; arranged and orchestrated by Anders Eljas ; David Firman, conductor, musical supervisor. Liner notes by Tim Rice and synopsis in container.

Contents Disc one (Act one). Prologue -- The story of chess -- Merano/ What a scene! What a joy? -- Commie newspapers -- Press conference -- Molokov and Anatoly -- Where I want to be -- Difficult and dangerous times -- The arbiter -- Hymn to chess -- The merchandisers -- Global TV fanfare -- Chess game #1 -- The arbiter (reprise) -- Quartet (a model of decorum and tranquility) -- Florence and Molokov -- 1956 - Budapest is rising -- Nobody's side -- Mountain duet -- Chess game #2 -- Florence quits -- Pity the child # 1 -- Embassy lament -- Heaven help my heart -- Anatoly and the press -- Anthem –


Disc two (Act two). Golden Bangkok -- One night in Bangkok -- One more opponent -- You and I -- The Soviet machine -- The interview -- Someone else's story -- The deal (no deal) -- Pity the child #2 -- I know him so well -- Talking chess -- Endgame #1 -- Endgame #2 -- Endgame #3/ Chess game #3 -- You and I (reprise) -- Walter and Florence -- Anthem (reprise).

ABBA- Waterloo: The True Story of ABBA 3 DVD plus book July 13, 2009

Apparently contains previously released ABBA - Music in Review and ABBA/Arrival - The Ultimate Critical Review

ABBA-Live TV, Brazilian DVD, October 2009

Another unofficial collection of ABBA TV clips. This DVD 5.1 sound, Is ALL REGION (Free), NTSC FORMAT

1. SOS (Disco 1975)
2. Dancing Queen (Disco 1976)
3. Fernando (Musikladen 1976)
4. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do (Disco 1975)
5. Mamma Mia (Disco 1976)
6. Take A Chance On Me (Star Parade 1978)
7. Chiquitita (Musikladen 1979)
8. Eagle (Star Parade 1978)
9. The Winner Takes It All (Show Express 1980)
10. I Have A Dream (live Wembley 1979)
11. Super Trouper (Show Express 1980)
12. No Hay a Quien Culpar (promotional film)
13. The Day Before You Came (Show Express 1982)
14. Cassandra (Show Express 1982
15. Mamma Mia (Versão clipe) (promotional film)

 

ABBA In Japan – Universal, DVD October 26, 2009 international release

This DVD features ABBA’s adventures in Japan in 1978 and 1980. The  main section  of the release is “ABBA Special”, a television special  filmed when the group visited Japan in November 1978. Unlike most specials of this kind the DVD  has been resembled from unedited materials meaning that the DVD features more of the actual filmed performances.

The DVD comes with two bonus sections. The package  features  a illustrated booklet with an essay  by Carl Magnus Palm.

 

ABBA In Japan  2 disc limited edition. October 26, 2009 international release

 

The first disc is the same as the one disc version, the second disc features a rare behind the scenes documentary from ABBA’s concert tour in March 1980, as well as some photo galleries. The packaging  features illustrated booklet with essay by  Carl Magnus Palm. The two disc version features a sticker and three ABBA photo cards

ABBA-The Definitive ABBA, Komet KOM3341, UK 4DVD March 1, 2010

This is an unauthorized 4DVD set that compiles three previously released documentaries, including one about the Arrival Album ,one that covers the Visitors, as well as the two disc "Rock case study" career retrospective (that's the one that features John Tobler and the Rod Leissle from Bjorn Again.) None of this is very informative or interesting.
 
ABBA-Voulez-Vous-Deluxe Edition, Universal, 1CD/IDVD, Planned Release May 31, 2010

The long awaited deluxe version of Voulez-Vous finally came out on May 31, 2010.
Although no totally new tracks are included,the version of "Dreamworld" included on this release is the full version without fade-in, as a master tape containing the full version was recently discovered. The most obvious omissions are the Spanish versions of "I Have a Dream" and "Chiquitita".
Not surprisingly, None of 1978/1979 rarities found on "ABBA undeleted" are included here. So that means no full versions of "Just A Notion", "Rubber Ball Man" etc.

The Voulez-Vous Deluxe Edition expands the original album with five Voulez-Vous era bonus tracks, as well as a DVD featuring television performances and interviews related to Voulez-Vous. As with the previous deluxe editions, the DVD is more interesting than the CD. The key feature on the DVD is the debut of the entire ABBA in Switzerland TV special. It's not paticularly well remastered, but it is nice to have.
This reissue is about a year late, but Universal wanted to give priority to the totally new ABBA in Japan DVD.

CD

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
11. Summer Night City (Full Length Version) (Bonus)
12. Lovelight (Bonus)
13. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (Bonus)
14. Dream World (Bonus)
15. Voulez-Vous (Extended Remix, 1979 US promo) (Bonus)


DVD

1. ABBA In Switzerland (television special, BBC)
Take A Chance On Me
The King Has Lost His Crown
The Name Of The Game
Mamma Mia
Hole In Your Soul
Kisses Of Fire
Lovers (Live A Little Longer)
Chiquitita
Does Your Mother Know
Thank You For The Music

2. Chiquitita (Music for UNICEF)
3. I Have A Dream (extended promo)
4. If It Wasn’t For The Nights (Mike Yarwood Christmas Show, BBC)
5. Chiquitita (ABBA Snowtime, BBC)
6. Björn & Benny Interview (Multi-Coloured Swap Shop, BBC)
7. Greatest Hits Vol. 2 Television Commercial I
8. Greatest Hits Vol. 2 Television Commercial II
9. International Sleeve Galleryound on ABBA Undeleted (such as Just a Notion" included here.
 
Various Artists- Musikladen Boxsets, ARD Video, German DVD sets August 2010
3 DVD box sets will be released containing all 90 Musikladen programs from 1972 to 1984 on August 19. Each box will contain 10 DVDs and may be purchased individually or together at a discount. The first box will contain episodes aired between 1972 and 1976, including the well-known "Best of ABBA" episode from August of 1976. The second box features ABBA's performance of "Chiquitita" from 1979, while the third will feature the Agnetha and Frida solo apperances on the program from 1982-1984.
Source: ABBA intermezzo

ABBA as "actors"
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Ok-these are just puppets!
Theatrical movies that members of ABBA have appeared in...

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Alsking pa vift (1964) Swedish film -Bjorn

ÅSA -NISSE I RAKETFROM (1966) Swedish film -Bjorn

Åsa-Nisse och den stora Kalabaliken 1968 Swedish film -Benny

Jesus Christ Superstar 1972 (stage musical,not a film)-Agnetha

ABBA-THE MOVIE released 1977 Swedish /Australian film.  Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny and Frida

å På VATTNET OM DU Kan (Walk on Water if You Will) (1979) - Frida

Raskenstam (1983) Swedish film - Agnetha

 JOKERFEJS(1984) Swedish film-  Frida

Mamma Mia (2008) US film - Bjorn, Benny (cameos)

To learn about ABBA's appearences on TV that have yet not been compiled on Video -Visit Sara Russell's excellent ABBA ON TV Website....

To return to ABBA-The Albums

Sources:Edsel's video collection, the imdb, People at ABBAmail who answered the question "what movies have ABBA appeared in, and the video section of Ian Cole's  ABBA World  in which we discovered the the evolution of the original ABBA MUSIC SHOW  into over a half dozen videos....See ya at the movies!!!!

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