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ABBA GOES TO THE MOVIES! By our intrepid reviewer-Edsel Felpin. Updated August 2008

 

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

 

This section provides a quick overview of ABBA or ABBA members' appearences

in motion pictures or on commerically released videos . Included also are most

of the movies that used the music of ABBA as soundtrack material. ABBA's TV work is not compiled here unless it was

actually released on home video in the USA. You can obtain videos to many of the projects mentioned by ordering from

the ABBF Record Service website.

 

1. 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...

2. 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 single ""Malaika"

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)

 

3..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 1971 soft-porn film . 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 primary piece of music used. Although this movie can be obained on video it's not really worth the effort. The movie stars Marie Liljedahl .... Inga

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. 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''.


 4.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

 

5.Olivia- Olivia Newton John and Friends 1978 Videodisc. An obscure 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 great jam session on this special can found on the ABBAMAIL CD called TELEVISION.

6.å På VATTNET OM DU Kan (Walk on Water if You Will) (1979) An obscure ,but 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 .

7. ABBA -ABBA 1980 Internationally released video , no longer easily available.

One of the early full length VHS collections that compiled 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.

 

Songs featured on this video.-

  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

8.ABBA- in Concert 1980 . International release. Out of print
Directed by: Urban Lasson
A LaserDisc released by Pioneer. This was filmed during ABBA's 1979 /1980tour.
It is no longer widely available.

 

9.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. One of the better ABBA related films

10. 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.

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)


11. JOKERFEJS(1984) Swedish film
This is another film that features Frida in a small part ,  The movie was Directed by Peter Wester. 

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

Official videos of a handful of songs from the Chess

project. Runs only 25 minutes but the videos are good. Features Elaine Paige and Murray Head.

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

13. P&B 1985 Swedish film

Agnetha sang the title song P&B for this obscure movie. The track apppeared as a b-side.

 

14. Mio min Mio (1987) ...( Land of Faraway, The ) Swedish film
.
This movie features the 1987 Gemini track Mio Min Mio

written by B&B as well as sound track music by Anders Eljas.An actual soundtrack album supposedly was released.

15.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.

 

16.ABBA GOLD 1993 Internationally released video Available.

Complimation 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

17.THANK YOU ABBA 1994 French video ..Available.

Perhaps the first video documentary 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. 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. 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.as well as footage from the currently hard- to -get -ABBA-The Movie.

18.MORE ABBA GOLD 1994 Internationally released video.

More official promotional clip videos , including the hard to find and cleverly executed "When I kissed The Teacher" video.

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

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19.Hemliga vännen, Den (1990) (the Secret Friend)
20. "Guldburen" (1990) (mini) TV Series

21. Duo jag (1991) (TV)
22.Where the Wales Have Ceased to Sing (1993) (this song found on Josefin Nilsson's Shapes CD)

23.Nu är pappa trött igen! (Father Isn't Feeling Well)(1996) This project features Benny's songs "PS" and "Cirkus Finemang".

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

#19-24 are various obscure European film/TV projects that supposedly include music

composed by Benny Andersson. Some of these songs can found on Benny's most recent

solo album-Benny Andersson's Orkester.

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25. 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. ABBA is not entirely portrayed in a positive light. The movie sort of implies that losers listen to ABBA.

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

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26. 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. 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

27.ESSENTIAL STOCKHOLM 1998 Australian Video release

This is a remarkably detailed video put together by the 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.

 

The video is narrated by an Australian fan and features an interview with Michael B. Tretow. The video is extremely

well researched and presented but a little dull ,h owever it 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 and a rare Agnetha performance of "Dom har glömt " .

This video is available from the ABBF Record Service.

 

28. 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

29.ABBA Forever Gold 1998? International video release/

This 128 minute video compiles the material from "ABBA Gold" and "More ABBA Gold";


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.

 

 

20. 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

 

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31. THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL 1999 Swedish/British video/Tv special

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 by my favorite is when they show anm 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.

32. ABBAMAIL videos ....

From time to time, ABBAMail , the influential ABBA mailist and website, puts out unofficial complimation videos. The videos usually feature original TV specials or videos that are not otherwise available. The video for Chess for example features The 1984 Stockholm concert , and 1984 Sveriges TV documentary (in English) detailing the birth of Chess.

Fans looking for vintage videos should stop here first.

33. 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. The DVD last nearly three hours. This is the first time 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 is being 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 footage)

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 cae "Does Your Mother Know".

The background music  for the movie was by Edward Shearmur...The movie starred Rowan Atkinson as a spy. His character, is protrayed 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

 

 

 

 

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


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..

.
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.

 

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 tracksGimme! 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

 MAMMA MIA -the Movie version 2008

Universal Pictures presents Mamma Mia (the movie version),Premiered
July 2008

The movie version was prepared in association with Tom Hanks's
production company, Playtone.

. The movie version stars Meryl Streep,Amanda Seyfried and Pierce Brosnan.
Director Phyllida Lloyd and writer Catherine Johnson were retained from
the original London staging to work on the film. Bjorn Ulvaeus,Benny
Andersson, Judy Craymer, Gary Goetzman, Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks produced
the film, with Mark Huffam being listed as Executive Producer.
The production was filmed in Greece and in England.
Unlike the musical the music was actually produced directly by Benny
Andersson, and recorded largely by the original ABBA band. The movie
actors appear to have done all their own singing. The movie has
received good reviews and did well at the box office.

 

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

The movie soundtrack album was released in the summer, around the
same time as the release of the movie, The CD was released in the US on Tuesday July
8, 2008 (and in the UK on Monday July 7, 2008 ). The album proved to be quite successful, charting higher than of ABBA's original albums in the USA and going to number 1 in some countries.

 

The music was recorded before the movie was filmed with the vocals sung in London by the
original actors in the movie. Some live vocals recorded during the
filming were also thrown in the mix. The musical backing tracks were
newly recorded mostly at Atlantis Studios in Sweden by Benny Andersson
with the help of veterans of the original ABBA band ( Rutger Gunnarsson
on bass, Lasse Wellander on guitar, Per Lindvall on drums ,also Bjorn
Ulvaeus throws in a little acoustic guitar) . An orchestra was used for
parts of the backing track, and the chorus parts of the vocals were
recorded by the Stockholm ensemble cast of Mamma Mia.

Two songs that were in the original musical either 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' . For
reasons not clear yet, the following songs are not included in the
soundtrack album track listing -Overture / Prologue, Chiquitita,The Name
Of The Game,Entr'Act, One Of Us, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, and
Waterloo. There may eventually be to a two-disc
version of this album. The two disc version will include instrumental versions of
songs that underscore the action in the movie, the end credits medley
and god knows what else.

Honey Honey
Money, Money, Money
Mamma Mia
Dancing Queen
Our Last Summer
Lay All Your Love On Me
Super Trouper
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
The Name Of The Game
Voulez-Vous
S.O.S.
Does Your Mother Know
Slipping Through My Fingers
The Winner Takes It All
When All Is Said And Done
Take A Chance On Me
I Have A Dream
Thank You For The Music (hidden track)

 

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 the composer of the music to this film, though I have no info yet on what songs are used.
This film stars : Jessica Lundberg, Elisabet Helander,and Björn Englund.

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The original source for some of this data is the Internet Movie Data Base(imDB).

Thanks also to the people of ABBAMAIL

who answered the question- "What movies have ABBA appeared in?"

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

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SUMMARY INDEX:

MOTION PICTURES

1. Alsking pa vift (1964) Swedish film

2. ÅSA -NISSE I RAKETFROM (1966) Swedish film

.HABARI SAFARI-A never finished 1967 movie

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

4.ABBA-THE MOVIE released 1977 Swedish /Australian film. Not currently available.

6.å På VATTNET OM DU Kan (Walk on Water if You Will) (1979)  .

9.Raskenstam (1983) Swedish film Available.

11. JOKERFEJS(1984) Swedish film
14. Mio min Mio (1987) ...( Land of Faraway, The ) Swedish film
19.Hemliga vännen, Den (1990) (the Secret Friend)

22.Where the Wales Have Ceased to Sing (1993) (this song found on Josefin Nilsson's Shapes CD)

23.Nu är pappa trött igen! (Father Isn't Feeling Well)(1996) This project features Benny's songs "PS" and "Cirkus Finemang".

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

25. MURIEL's WEDDING 1994 Australian film Available internationally

26. PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT 1994 Australian film, Available internationally

28. Summer OF SAM 1999 American Movie. Available internationally

20. DICK July 1999 American movie. Available internationally

 

 

Original Home Video releases

5.Olivia- Olivia Newton John and Friends 1978 Videodisc.

7. ABBA -ABBA 1980 Internationally released video , no longer easily available.

8.ABBA- in Concert 1980 . International release. Out of print

10. ABBA AGAIN -ABBA (1984) US video. Out of print.
12. Chess Moves (1985) Internationally released VHS video. Out of print..

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

17.THANK YOU ABBA 1994 French video ..Available.

18.MORE ABBA GOLD 1994 Internationally released video

27.ESSENTIAL STOCKHOLM 1998 Australian Video release

29.ABBA Forever Gold 1998? International video release/

31. THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL 1999 Swedish/British video/Tv special

32. ABBAMAIL videos ....

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Ok you can go now

 

 

 

 

 

 

really

 

 

yes I am sure

 

 

 

bye

 

 

 

go

 

 

 

 

 

now