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John Bernhardt & ABBA-The Albums presents....ABBA -THE SCROLL PART 2!!!! A complete ABBA Discography.

ABBA- PART TWO (1983-2008) Reviews of ABBA Albums released by ABBA after the Group was no longer recording together...

Includes all reissues of studio albums and most of the numerous official compilation albums released throughout the world on CD, LP or cassette , also DVD's!!! Bootlegs are not included. Solo material and VHS tapes are covered elsewhere on the site..

This particular page has mostly shorter reviews of nearly every album ABBA has released officially worldwide after their breakup...More important ABBA albums (listed in italics) are covered more fully in their own pages...Albums are listed by era...As always-Your mileage may vary....

Releases are listed chronologically as much as possible, though often the exact month of release is not known, The date listed is the earliest release of a particular album, but albums are often were released at different points in different territories...

Click on a era..

 ABBA (1983-1989)

ABBA in the 1990's (1990-1999)

 ABBA in the 2000's (2000-2008)

Go to All Abba Albums 1972-1982 for the remaining ABBA albums...

 ABBA (1983-1989) compilations , reissues and ABBA Live.

ABBA was forgotten about by some in the 1980's and reissues released during this time were only moderately successful.


ABBA -Singles Collection (1972-1982 . 28 -45rpm singles 1983?
Various Artists-Antligen Sommarlov! June 1983 Swedish Lp

ABBA-Golden Hits 1983 Brazil lp
ABBA-THE LOVE SONGS 1983 South Africa lp
ABBA-I Love ABBA October 1983 Germany and other territories

ABBA-Thank You For The Music November 1983 UK LP
ABBA -the first round of CD issues of ABBA material 1983-1992
ABBA-I LOVE ABBA March 1984 American
ABBA-The Story of ABBA 1984? Canadian Lp

ABBA -Anniversary Collection (1972-1982) 26 -45rpm singles April 1984
ABBA-FROM ABBA WITH LOVE April 1984 Dutch CD
ABBA-Dancing Queen April 1984 Japanese album

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

ABBA's 1986 ReunionTIVIDSHAMBO (Swedish TV only January 1986)

ABBA- Greatest Hits - July 1986 Japan LP
ABBA-LIVE Rel. August 1986 (but recorded 1977-1981) International CD
ABBA- 21 GRANDES EXITOS -1986 Chile LP
ABBA-THE HITS September 1987

ABBA-The Best of ABBA Poland 2lp set 1987..
ABBA- The Best of ABBA Canada 2lp set 1988...

ABBA-THE HITS 2 February 1988 British CD
ABBA-THE COLLECTION VOL.1 1987 or 1988 British/Australian CD

ABBA-THE HITS 3 -September 1988 British CD
ABBA- THE COLLECTION VOL.2 October ? 1988 British/Australian 2lp /CD
ABBA-Special Best May 1988 Japanese Album
ABBA-THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL/ABBA- GULD HITS 1988 Swedish/Danish MC

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

VARIOUS ARTISTS-Polarator Late 1988 Promotional Lp
ABBA-THE LOVE SONGS- 1989 CD UK
ABBA-LOVE SONGS Dutch Lp and CD Fall 1989

ABBA-The Very Best of ABBA 1989 British Lp or CD
ABBA-ABBA International 1989 1984? *German CD
ABBA-THE LOVE SONGS- December 1989 CD

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

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

Various Artists-Antligen Sommarlov ! June 1983 Swedish Lp Out of print

Polar Records put out this Swedish market only compilation album. The title means "Finally holidays"It has has Benny's first solo recording ,and a rare live ABBA recording. Benny recorded a short version of the Swedish hymn-"Den Blomstetid Nu Kommer",which saw it's first release here.
In a different time, Benny would have no doubt, been working in a church as a organist and classical composer.

Also find here ABBA's 1979 live version of "Summer Night City". Though this recording was left off the later ABBA 's live album, it was made available here as well on numerous bootlegs, and can be heard on the ABBA in Concert DVD. The live recording of SNC might even be better than the original released single of "Summer Night City". Den Blomstertid Nu Kommer" was later released a second time on the SOMMAR, SOMMAR, SOMMAR CD ,but that is also out of print. It's the sort of track that just waits to be compiled somewhere...

The track Sommar, Sommar, Sommar features Stig Anderson and the Polar Music office choir.. Stikkan och Kontorskoren-Sommar, Sommar, Sommar

Just a side note-Summer compilation albums are a Swedish phenomenom -go into a Swedish record store in the summer and you'll find dozens of titles in this category.

1. Benny Andersson-Den Blomstertid Nu Kommer
2. Stikkan och Kontorskoren-Sommar, Sommar, Sommar
3. Nifty's Roadrunners-Sommarvino
4. ABBA- Summer Night City (LIVE)
5. Mats Ronader-Summer Time Blues
6. Fia Nystrom-Sommarrkvall I Stan
7. Pal Ritz and Piccolos-Good Day Sunshine
1. Buslingarna-Antligen Somarlov
2. Lars Hoflund-Here Comes The Sun
3. Tomas Ledin-Summaren Ar Kort
4. Low Budget Blues Band-Summer in The City
5. Express-Sommardagar
6 .Tove Naess-Falling In the Love with the Summer Again
7. Rolk Ericksson-Jag Pa Sommaren

ABBA-Golden Hits 1983 Brazil lp Out of print

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

ABBA-THE LOVE SONGS 1983 South Africa lp Out of print

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

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

ABBA-I Love ABBA October 1983 Germany and other territories Out of print

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 ABBA -the first round of CD issues of ABBA material 1983-1992

Compact Discs were not commercially available till October 1982. The very first popular Music CD to be made as a prototype was ABBA's Visitors album. The first ABBA
Cd's to be made available in Great Britain were
SUPER TROUPER, THE VISITORS and THE SINGLES (2CD set). These were issued in 1983 by the EPIC label.

Germany's Polydor manufactured most of
the early ABBA CD's. (In the early 1980's there were only a small number of CD production plants in the whole world! .By 1992 all of ABBA's studio albums had been issued on CD
in Great Britain and in much of the world. ABBA LIVE also was made available on CD. (albeit belatedly, in Great Britain). The RING RING album. which had never been issued at all in most places, was made available in most markets on CD by the1992

During the 1970's and 1980's the rights to issue ABBA records had been licensed by Polar Music International to a smorgasbord of different labels throughout the world. In around 1990, ABBA's manager Stig Anderson sold Polar and the worldwide rights for the ABBA Catalog to Polygram. It took a couple of years after that for the old label licensing deals to expire...

According to one not very helpful source, THE NAME OF THE GAME book ,the price for the catalog was considerably more than the price of a sandwich .

According to Carl Magnus Palm the actual price was 300 million krona-or only 30 to 50 million dollars, a sum that the new label would soon earn back.
Anyway, the new owners would subject the ABBA catalog to another series of reissues in the early 1990's. In 1999
Polydor, Polygram, Polycrap whoever the hell they are... was bought by Universal (see also the entry on ABBA-the Cd remasters).

albums in order of intial CD release

The Visitors October 1982 German release (1983 International)

The Singles-The first ten years 1983 International release

Super trouper 1983 International release

Abba greatest hits Vol 2 1983 Sweden (by 1990 in some territories)

Abba -the album 1984 International release

Arrival 1984 International release

Voulez-Vous 1984 International release

Abba Greatest Hits Vol 1 1986 Some territories ( 2006 Internationally)

Live 1986 International release (not in US or UK till later)

Abba 1987 German release (1992 International)

Waterloo 1988 Swedish release (1992 International)

Gracias Por La Musica 1988 Japan release (1992 -as ORO internationally)

Ring Ring 1988 Sweden (1992 Internationally)

(By international release, we mean that the simply CD's were available in more than one territory. In the USA GREATEST HITS,GREATEST HITS II and SUPER TROUPER were the only ABBA albums available on CD prior to 1995.)

Sources: Record Collector Magazine, Ian Cole's ABBAworld, Walter Veldman's Abba-The Releases

  ABBA-the American CD reissue program, Part One (1983-1995)

Not surprisingly, those darned Americans were somewhat tardy in issuing the ABBA catalogue on CD. ABBA's American label, Atlantic was kind of enough to issue GREATEST HITS,GREATEST HITS II and SUPER TROUPER on CD during the 1986/1987 . But, none of the other seven ABBA studio albums were released on CD by Atlantic, not even ABBA LIVE , was released on CD even though it was originally released in 1986 after the widespread emergence of CD's.

By the early 1990's all three of Atlantic's ABBA CD's were out of print.For a time ,the only ABBA CD's available were those made by Erasure! At one point even, ABBA placed in the top ten in a Billboard poll asking people which artists catalog they though should be reissued on CD. The fact that Atlantic's right to ABBA's catalog were due to expire
may partly explain why Atlantic was hesitant to reissue the albums.
Even Polydor, the second owners of the ABBA catalogue in America dragged their feet on issuing American ABBA Cd's.

In the USA, ABBA gold, More ABBA Gold and The Box Set, were all released well after their European issuance. But, the success of ABBA Gold proved there was still a market for ABBA even in America.This led to the rest of ABBA's studio albums finally being released in America on Cd during 1995. Of course, by this time the hardcore fan already had bought import copies.

 ABBA-I LOVE ABBA March 1984 American LP Out of print

This has to have one of the more bizarre covers ever created for a ABBA record. ABBA's American label (Atlantic) chose to a have a drawing of a heart shaped vinyl album grace the cover of this collection. According to the website, ABBA-THE ART, the cover drawing was actually by a well known artist..So apparently the cheesy looking cover was actually high art.

The songs selected for this compilation were basically love songs (or more accurately softer numbers). This album did have one saving grace, it marked the album debuts in America for the b-sides "Should I Laugh Or Cry' and "Cassandra". This album disappeared without a trace.This album was ABBA's first Atlantic album release not to make the TOP 200 chart. This was Atlantic's only attempt at a ABBA compilation that was unique to the American markert...

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

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

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

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

ABBA-The Story of ABBA 1984? Canadian Lp Out of print

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

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

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

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

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

ABBA-FROM ABBA WITH LOVE April 1984 Dutch CD Out of print

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

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

ABBA-Dancing Queen- April 1984 Japanese album Out of print

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

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

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

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

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

Various Artists-Hi -Energy UK 1984 Lp Out of print

This album has a extended version of the 1981 ABBA track ,"The Visitors". It's the only album that the long version appears on.

ABBA -HITS! HITS! HITS! Fall 1984 Austrailian LP Out of print

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

 

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

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


 POPCORN BREAK.....

For some reason nobody wanted to put out ABBA records in 1985..

ABBA's 1986 Reunion

TIVIDSHAMBO (Swedish TV only January 1986) Unreleased
The only public reunion of ABBA in which they actually sang was for the taping of Stig's song "TIVIDSHAMBO' for a Swedish TV special on January 16, 1986 . The song is basically Benny on accordion, Bjorn on guitar and everybody singing lead together in a somewhat rough fashion. The roughness of the recording probably explains why it was not released officially even though this is ABBA's
last public appearance together. The recording is available only on bootleg. The Challenger Space Shuttle also blew up in January 1986...

I don't believe this reunion was widely known about or seen in the rest of the world at the time...

ABBA actually had another little known private reunion during 1986 at the 40th birthday party for their friend Claes af Geijerstam.. Claes birthday is in February so I assume the party was around that time....

ABBA- Greatest Hits - July 1986 Japan LP

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

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man after Midnight)
Knowing Me, Knowing You
Take a Chance on Me
Money, Money, Money
Angerleyes
Waterloo
Hasta Manana
B.
Dancing Queen
Does Your Mother Know
Chiquitita
Summer Night City
The Name of the Game
Thank You for the Music
Fernando (Spanish version)

ABBA-LIVE Rel. August 1986 (but recorded 1977-1981) Available worldwide on CD

This may be the one original ABBA album that an ABBA fan can do without. LIVE is a very bland album and doesn't take very good advantage of the numerous interesting and unreleased live tracks available. This is no longer available in many countries

The resulting mediocre album should not be a surprise since a live album never was something that Benny, Björn or their engineer, Michael B. Tretow, had much enthusiasm for..ABBA might have been nearly flawless in the recording studio but they were only so-so as a stage act, and so thus it was hard for live recordings of ABBA songs to compete with the studio versions. Abba gave only about 160 to 180 concerts in their career, among the least amount of shows of any long lasting act of their stature..B&B thought (quite correctly ) that their live performances simply could not compete with their studio versions ,but it's the wrong attitude to take if your going to put out a live album. Another problem with this album is that there are no songs here that are not found on ABBA's studio albums..Abba played unreleased songs in-concert but you wont find them here...There are no recordings of , "I am an A', "I'm Still Alive","Gammal Fabodspsalm", or " Get on the Carousel". There is not even the great 1979 live version of "Summer Night City "which was played live with the full intro that had been cut of the studio version of song.. this is a decidedly unsatisfying album.

For the most part, there are few surprises to be found on the instrumentation here, seldom is it as crisp as the studio versions.. One area where you will notice some difference is with the keyboards-Benny often strays significantly from the original studio arrangement partly because he doesn't always have all the original instruments at hand, partly because he's too creative not to let some new ideas to slip out. Of course, even Benny's keyboards are much blander here than on the original recordings...If I had to pick the best track on this album I would have to say, "Fernando" but none of the tracks are very good.

Releasing a live album had been considered after the 1977 tour and also in 1982, but little came out of the ideas...The live album did not come out tilll 1986 when there was actually a bit of a lull in interest in ABBA.. The live album would not be released originally in Great Britain and would do poorly in most territories.

The live album draws from three different years, 8 songs are drawn from the 1979 world tour. 2 songs were used from 1977 and 4 tracks came from a TV studio concert for the 1981 Dick Cavett TV special. (no professionally recorded recording exist from their concert dates of 1974, 1974 or 1975..) For some reason, all the songs sound like they were recorded at the same time...which is a tribute to Michael Tretow 's engineering skillls, but makes for very bland record..If I had to pick the best track on this album I would have to say, "Fernando" but none of the tracks are very good.

In retrospect, a live album drawn mainly from 1977 Australia shows recorded for ABBA -The Movie might have been a better choice as the group is far more hungry and enthused and singing more energetic material in 1977 then they are in 1979 or 1981. Of course, the live recordings heard in ABBA -The Movie were heavily doctored in the studio ,but at least the songs are full of energy. The tracks from 1979 and 1981 appear also to have doctored in the studio, though to a lesser degree. Some fans would prefer it if B&B would have released a totally undoctored, live album.

ABBA LIVE was the last major ABBA album to be widely available on vinyl. The Cd version included three bonus tracks (MoneyX3, OnX3, Name of the Game/Eagle).

ABBA LIVE probably has the worst album cover of any of ABBA's original albums. There is no picture of the group on the cover -just a drawing of four incredibly large letters. Rune Soderqvist (ABBA's
steadfast bifocaled album cover designer) must have figured that putting Spandex suits on the cover were in bad taste. Also, It is most certainly just my imagination but two of the " roadies " pictured on the cover look like members of the Norwegian group AHA -the only group to be named after a recurring ABBA lyric device! (Actually, I am just joking about that-apparently one of A-Ha's own early songs included an "a-Ha " and they decided that it would make a good group name)..

In addition to the ABBA LIVE album there have also been a few other official (if somewhat obscure) releases of live ABBA material,as well as some significant live versions that have been not released officially. There have been suggestions that one day a new live album will be put out, perhaps to replace this one...In the meantime, skip this one get either ABBA-The Movie, or the ABBA -In Concert DVD's.

 

TRACK LISTING FOR ABBA LIVE (with date recorded) 

1.Dancing Queen November1979

2.Take A chance on me November1979

3. I have A Dream November1979

4.Does Your Mother Know November1979

5.Chiquitita November1979

6.Thank You For the Music November1979

7.Two For The Price Of One April1981

 8.Fernando March 1977

9.Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! April1981

10 Super Trouper April1981

11. Waterloo November 1979

12. Money,Money, Money March 1977

13.Name of The Game/Eagle November1979

14.On and On and On April1981

The original Lp version included just tracks 1-11

ABBA- 21 GRANDES EXITOS -1986 Chile LP Out of print

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ABBA- The Best of ABBA Canada 2lp set 1988...Out of print

The Canadians were releasing ABBA too, in this compilation...with a different track listing than previous releases with this title... I'll be honest I am beginning to get confused by all the ABBA records with this title..But, hey I do know that they were stampeding in Calgary!

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

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

ABBA-THE HITS 2 February 1988 British CD Out of print
Released on the British Budget label, Pickwick this was the second of a three part series. .The version of "the Nameof the Game" here is an edited version.

THE HITS 2 (february 1988 )

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

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

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

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

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

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

ABBA-Special Best May 1988 Japanese Album Out of print

Another Japanese ABBA compilation..released at time on the lovely Polydor release....More dancing in Yokohama!

track list:

Chiqutita
Summer Night City
Fernando
SOS
So Long
Mamma Mia
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
Knowing Me, Knowing You
Take a Chance on Me
Money, Money, Money
Waterloo
Dancing Queen
Does Your Mother Know

ABBA-THE HITS 3 -September 1988 British CD Out of print


Released on the British Budget label, Pickwick this was the third of a three part series.

THE HITS 3 (Septmeber 1988)

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

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

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

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

ABBA-Showtime/ABBA- Money, Money, Money , Tmc 2250, 1988 Swedish/Danish Cassette issue only Out of print

These cassette only releases may have been called by two different names, but each has the same 14 tracks.

Side A Winner Takes It All/I Do I Do I Do I Do I Do/Honey Honey/The Name of the Game/Rock Me/Dum Dum Diddle Side B Does You Mother Know/Gimme, Gimme, Gimme/ Bang-A-Boomerang/ Kisses of Fire/One of Us/Money Money Money/Thank You For the Music

 

ABBA- GULD HITS Vol 1, TMCgh 001 1988 Swedish/Danish Cassette issue onlyOut of print

Inccludes 14 early songs of ABBA taken from the albums Ring Ring and Waterloo.

Waterloo/ Love Isn't Easy/ Watch Out/He IS Your Brother/ Nina Pretty Ballerina/ Ring Ring/Suzy Hang Around/Another Town Another Train/ King Kong Song/ Dance/ People Need Love/ Honey Honey

ABBA-Dancing Queen/ABBA- GULD HITS Vol 2,TMCGH 002 1988 Swedish/Danish Cassette issue onlyOut of print

This tape contains included 14 songs from the period 1975 - 1976 (mainly from Arrival and ABBA's 1975 studio album)).

DQ tiger bang mmmx 3 rock me know ive been wait sos fernando mamma ddd idx5 when so long

 

ABBA-ABBA/ABBA- GULD HITS Vol 3, TMCGH 003 1988 Swedish/Danish Cassette issue onlyOut of print

This tape contains included 14 songs from the period 1977 - 1979 (mainly from ABBA The Album and Voulez-Vous).

Take A Chance On Me/ Angeleyes/Move On/ Does Your Mother Know/ The Name of the Game/ Chiquitita/ Thank You For The Music/ As Good As New/ One Man One Woman/ Kisses of Fire/ Eagle/I Have A Dream/ Summer Night City/ Voulez-Vous

ABBA-THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL/ABBA- GULD HITS Vol 4, TMCGH 004 , 1988 Swedish/Danish Cassette issue only Out of print

This cassette only release may have been called by two different names, but each has the same 14 tracks. Unusually The tracks are all from the 1980's . Supposedly, The version of "Under Attack" featured here is a special edits with the cold ending used for the West German program-Show Express. This version is sometimes called the dead end version.

Unusually, for an ABBA compilation most of the tracks here are from the 1980's. I sometimes envision that there could have been a internationally released ABBA Greatest Hits Volume 3, with songs from Super Trouper, The Visitors and all the 1982 tracks-but it probably woudn't have sold well...anyway this as close as we come to that idea.

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

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

ABBA-GOLDEN BOX 1988 multi-LP? set SWEDEN

Very obscure club release , quite rare, and the details on this album, largely from RAffem.com are not quie clear, but this box set appears to have seven of the original studio, albums but few if any rarities. This set was issued by the book company BOKORAMA.

ABBA-25 JAHRE POPMUZIK: THE BEST OF ABBA, Polygram Special Prodcuts PGSP 1287022 , 1988 Dutch release LP and CD

A club only compilation album, that was also released in West Germany under the name, 25 JAHRE POPMUZIK: THE BEST OF ABBA. The cover of record features the disembodied head photo from the "Day Before You Came" single.

1. Waterloo
2. Fernando
3. Dancing Queen
4. Money, Money, Money
5. Knowing Me, Knowing You
6. The Name Of The Game
7. Voulez-Vous

8. Take A Chance On Me
9. Summer Night City
10. Chiquitita
11. The Winner Takes It All
12. Super Trouper
13. The Day Before You Came



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

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

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

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

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


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

ABBA-OS GRANDES 1988-Brazil Lp/CD Out of print

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

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

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

VARIOUS ARTISTS-Polarator Late 1988 Promotional Lp Out of print

This is a very hard to find red Lp issued by Stig's . Polar label , which had previously released Christmas tracks on it. This album is quite rare. .. It was issued by a Swedish furniture? company called ironically enough Polarator. It has ABBA's "Happy New Year' and a couple of the ABBA girls solo x-mas tracks..

ABBA-THE LOVE SONGS- 1989 CD UK Out of print

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

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

 
ABBA-LOVE SONGS Dutch Lp and CD Fall 1989 Out of print

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

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

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

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

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

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

ABBA-THE LOVE SONGS- December 1989 CD UK Out of print

A British and also Australian CD/cassette release brought to you by the fine budget folks at Pickwick. This has The b-sides "Should I Laugh Or Cry "and "Lovelight " The uses a famous "nude above the chest" photo on the cover.

Unusually this album features no major hits on it and jumps wildly around between later and earlier ABBA.

1. Under Attack 8. My Love, My Life
2. Slipping Through My Fingers 9. One Man, One Woman
3. Should I Laugh Or Cry 10. Tropical Loveland
4. Gonna Sing You My Lovesong 11. Another Town, Another Train
5. Lovers (Live A Little Longer) 12. When All Is Said And Done
6. Lovelight13. If It Wasn't For The Nights
7. I've Been Waiting For You 14. So Long

ABBA-ABBA International 1988 ? or 1982? *German CD Out of print

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

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

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

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

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

Editors note-the CD doesn't have a copyright date-so I havent been able to confirm the release date. Some sources say that is released in 1982 One source says this album was released in 1984. Another source, Ian Cole wrote in passing that it was 1988 . Carl Magnus Palm, (usually ,the most accurate source ) listed the as CD coming out in 1989. It appears also that the cassette version of this album came earlier in 1982 before the Cd..

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

 .ABBA in the 1990's ABBA GOLD and more gold...

With the release of ABBA GOLD in 1992 and success of the 1999 musical MAMMA MIA, ABBA reemerged as a major commercial force and finally received more widespread critical acknowledgment of the merits of their music.


ABBA- HONEY HONEY 1990 German CD
ABBA- ABBA STORY Fall 1990 1991?French 2CD/2lp set

ABBA-THE SONGBOOK - AUSTRALIAN CHART HITS Late 1990 Australian CD
ABBA-THE HITS 1991 3cd set British CD

ABBA GOLD released September 1992 available Worldwide on CD
ABBA-Oro 1992 International CD (original 10 track version)
ABBA_MORE ABBA GOLD rel May or June 1993 worldwide

ABBA-MAS ORO Mid 1993 American /Latin American CD Out of print
Various Artists-Hit Come Back 1962-1974 German Cd 1993
Various Artists-Die Deutche Single Hitparade 1974 German CD 1993

ABBA-The ABBA Collection 1993 4 Cd Australia & The Netherlands Out of print
Agnetha, Benny, Björn and Frida-Pa Svenska April 1994 Swedish CD Limited availibility

ABBA-Thank You For the Music 4cd set October 1994 Available worldwide
PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT November 1994 internationally released Soundtrack CD.
MURIEL's WEDDING 1995 Internationally released soundtrack CD.
ABBA-ABBA 3cd Boxset Australia 1995
ABBA -American CD issues March ? 1995
ABBA-The music Still Goes on-March 1996 Australian/German 'Dutch CD

ABBA-MASTER SERIES International CD August 1996 and later...
ABBA-The Danish Collection 1996 ?CD

ABBA-Collection Series 1996 Australian CD
ABBA: Interview Disc & Fully Illustrated Book 1996 European Book/CD
ABBA -Forever Gold Late 1996 2cd set Various territories
ABBA-The first remastered CD's Series May 1997 European territories, but not USA

ABBA- Double up September or October 1997 Australian 2cd set
Another ABBA reunion..... August 98 Thomas Johannson party...
ABBA-LOVE STORIES- Fall 1998

ABBA-The Collection Fall 1998 Available on American CD..

ABBA-Greatest Hits 39 Grandes Exitos 1998 Venezuelan 2CD set
ABBA-The Remastered Series US March 1999

Another ABBA reunion...but not on record..1999
ABBA-CLASSIC ABBA -The Universal Masters Collection- 1999 CD

ABBA-The Album/Super Trouper 1999 Europe 2cd set
ABBA--The Album/Voulez-Vous 1999 Europe 2cd set
ABBA-The Collection. Mid 1999 European CD's.
ABBA GOLD (remastered )March 1999 Intetnational CD
ABBA-25 jaar na Waterloo April 1999 Dutch Cd

ABBA-THE SINGLES COLLECTION 1972-1982

ABBA-MORE ABBA GOLD (remastered) July 1999 International CD
ABBA-MORE ABBA GOLD September 1999 Australian CD

ABBA-25 Jaar Na Waterloo deel 2 September 1999 Dutch CD
ABBA-The ORIGINALS October 1999 British 3cd set#
ABBA-Waterloo/Megamix single November 1999
ABBA"-Happy New Year" single November 1999

ABBA-THE Complete Singles Collection November 1999 German 2cd set
Original London Cast-Mamma Mia November 1999 British CD Available internationally ..
.
ABBA-ORO Grandes Exitos (remastered version ) November 1999 Spanish Cd
ABBA-Classic ABBA -The Universal Masters Collection December 1999 European CD

ABBA- HONEY HONEY 1990 German CD Out of print

A German CD reissue of a 1974 lp that has tracks mostly drawn from the Ring Ring album. They should have just called it Ring Ring.. They were dancing in Bremerhaven..

Ring Ring
Another Town, Another Train
People Need Love
Nina, Pretty Ballerina
Disillusion
Rock 'n Roll Band

Honey, Honey
Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough)
Me And Bobby And Bobby's Brother
He Is Your Brother
She's My Kind Of Girl
I'm Just A Girl

ABBA- ABBA STORY Fall 1990 French 2CD/2lp set (another source says this was released 1991) Out of print

They were dancing in Cherbourg.! This is a 25 track collection mostly of hits covering most of ABBA's career.This appears to be a French only release, There is a 2004 ABBA release with a similiar title that was also released in France..


Waterloo
Mamma Mia
Fernando
Dancing Queen
Money, Money, Money
Knowing Me, Knowing You
The Name Of The Game
Take A Chance On Me
Chiquitita
Voulez-Vous
I Have A Dream
The Winner Takes It All
Thank You For The Music
Ring, Ring
Super Trouper
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
S.O.S.
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
Happy New Year
Rock Me
Summer Night City
Eagle
One Of Us
One Man, One Woman
So Long
Thank You For The Music

ABBA-THE SONGBOOK - AUSTRALIAN CHART HITS Late 1990 Australian CD Out of print

One of the first ABBA albums not to be issued on a Vinyl Lp-this one actually boast a Cd length of 77 minutes. 20 tracks are featured -all of which were hits in Australia. Thus, the emphasis is on the earlier stuff. 

Yes ,to reiterate most of ABBA's Australian hits are included here. ABBA had a lot of hits early on in Australia but did less well after 1978. After that point most of their singles in Australia did poorly.

Yes, just to pound a dead horse, The entire land down under of Australia (except Kylie Minogue) despised ABBA after having been forced to hear "Fernando" a collective 1,890,297,104 times.

1. Fernando 2. Mamma Mia3. S.O.S 4. Dancing Queen 5. Money, Money, Money 6. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do 7. Rock Me 8. Ring Ring 9. Waterloo 10. Chiquitita 11. Does Your Mother Know
12. Knowing Me, Knowing You 13. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) 14. The Winner Takes It All 15. On And On And On 16. The Name Of The Game
4.02 17. Summer Night City18. Hasta Mañana19. Take A Chance On Me 20. The Day Before You Came

ABBA-THE HITS 1991 3cd set British CD Out of print

Released on the British Budget label Pickwick this was a three part CD compilation series of ABBA hits (ABBA had more than one hit, you know) and other famous ABBA tune thingies. Each of three CD's were released separately at separate
times between 1987-1988

In 1991,the 3 Cd's were cleverly put together into something resembling a box (I think it was paper cardboard cover actually )and viola the first ABBA box set on CD was brought into the world. This was the only ABBA product released in 1991, since Polydor was trying to clear the shelves for their ABBA GOLD and MORE ABBA GOLD....

 THE HITS (September 1987)
1. Waterloo
2. S.O.S.
3. Dancing Queen
4. Knowing Me, Knowing You
5. Lay All Your Love On Me
6. Super Trouper

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

THE HITS 2 (february 1988 )

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

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

THE HITS 3 (Septmeber 1988)

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

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

ABBA GOLD released September 1992 available Worldwide on CD

This is the biggest selling ABBA album. GOLD has been certified to have sold at least 20 million copies worldwide. And I have heard that as of 2004 this disc may have sold as many as 30 million copies. Such figures make the record among the most successful record releases of all time... It is the only universally available major single CD collection of all the group's most successful hits. It was released after Polydor bought the worldwide rights to ABBA's music & Polar Music itself from Stig Anderson for approximately 300 million Krona. Polydor got lucky since a second wave of interest in ABBA was occuring right when they released the collection.. Of course, considering how popular ABBA was originally, it would be surprising if they couldn't sell a lot of copies of a well markerted single disc greatest hits album. Even the USA has warmed to this CD to the tune of six million copies. GOLD received a belated release in the US in 1993.

ABBA GOLD had it's own second wave of sales during 1999's 25th year since Waterloo celebrations. Remarkably, in 1999 the album hit No 1 for second time in Britain and other territories seven years after its release. ABBA Gold continues to sell well, partly, perhaps due to the musical Mamma Mia, which has been a big sales tool for ABBA GOLD since almost all the songs in Mamma Mia can be found on ABBA Gold and visa versa....

The observant will notice that on the original cover of this CD that the fontsize and placement of the letters in ABBA's trademark logo has been subtly altered.The use of the crown over the logo was a bit of added touch , that aimed to imply that ABBA was a classy, regal majestic band, and not a chessy, tasteless, commercial band.

Oh, and by the way, how is this as an album? This is really a CD designed for the casual ABBA fan.. It's a good but not very interesting compilation of all of ABBA worldwide number one songs and other top ten hits.., only "Thank You For The music" was not a major hit. With a total 19 songs the collection is fairly generous . The emphasis on this CD is a bit overly much on the 1976 -1980 middle period, all but 4 of the 19 songs come from this time, The main objection to this album is it tends to further the misnomer that ABBA was solely a singles group. ABBA experts also tended to not care much for the original John Tobler liner notes or the design. The recent remastered versions now feature more authoritative notes by Carl Magnus Palm.

It is interesting to note that originally in 1992 this album was actually also released on a 2Lp set in some territories where Lp's had not totally disappeared.

 Tracks listed with year and source album of earliest release...

1. Dancing Queen ,1976, ARRIVAL

2. Knowing Me, Knowing You ,1976, ARRIVAL

3. Take a Chance on Me 1977, THE ALBUM

4. Mamma Mia,1975, ABBA

5. Lay All Your Love on Me , 1980, SUPER TROUPER

6. Super Trouper, 1980, SUPER TROUPER

7. I Have a Dream,1979, VOULEZ-VOUS

8. The Winner Takes It All ,1980, SUPER TROUPER

9. Money, Money, Money, 1977, ARRIVAL

 10. S.O.S. , 1975, ABBA

11. Chiquitita , 1979, VOULEZ-VOUS

12. Fernando, 1976, GREATEST HITS

13. Voulez-Vous, 1979, VOULEZ-VOUS

14. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight), 1979 GREATEST HITS 2

15. Does Your Mother Know, 1979 VOULEZ-VOUS

16. One of Us, 1981 THE VISITORS

17. The Name of the Game , 1977, THE ALBUM

18. Thank You for the Music, 1977, THE ALBUM

19. Waterloo, 1974, WATERLOO

ABBA-Oro 1992 -International CD (original 10 track version) (Reissued 1999 in revamped 15 track version)

Seemingly, the Spanish language version of ABBA Gold.( In Spanish ORO means Gold)

In reality, this is just a reissue with a different cover of the 1980 album GRACIAS POR LA MUSICA. They both originally shared the same ten tracks ....

Gracias had featured the first ten ABBA recordings in Spanish all recorded in 1979 and 1980... The songs were chosen were the ones that seemed to work best in Spanish . The vocals were recorded in 1979 and 1980. The ten tracks are in a different running order than on GRACIAS.
The cover design is Black on Gold instead of Gold on Black as on ABBA GOLD.

ORO was reissued in late 1999 with five additional tracks,and with some changes to the cover...

Original 1992 track listing prior to the reissue...

1. Fernando 2. Chiquitita 3. Gracias Por La Musica 4. La Reina Del Baile 5. Al Andar 6. Dame! Dame! Dame! 7. Estoy Sonando 8. Mamma Mia 9. Hasta Manana 10. Conociendome, Conociendote

MORE ABBA GOLD rel May or June 1993 worldwide

This is a very listenable collection. Here are 13 of the hits that didn't fit on ABBA Gold, 4 interesting ABBA album tracks, two B-sides,and one never before released track - "I Am the City "(rccorded in 1982). Indeed ,This album has four of the six -1982 songs on it. 12 of the 20 tracks are from 1979-1982.

This album was originally going to be more of a rarities/fan request project,that would feature more B-sides and unreleased tracks such as"Just Like That'. But Polygram apparently decided to go instead with a track lineup with more familiar tracks...It didn't help that Bjorn and Benny had rejected a release of the unreleased track 1982 "Just Like That'.

Not surprisingly, MORE ABBA GOLD didn't sell nearly as well as ABBA Gold...It sold around 2 million copies worldwide... It has even gone out of print in some territrories but has been reissued in 1999 in some territories ,with a different song lineup, new liner notes and some longer song edits. It has a white cover in contrast to ABBA GOLD 's black cover. The Spanish album MAS ORO has a similar color scheme to More ABBA Gold but obviously a different song lineup .

The original version of MORE GOLD had liner notes by UK ABBA press officer John Tobler, but the recent remastered editions has liner notes by Carl Magnus Palm. On The recent Australian remaster edition the locals threw out "Cassandra" and "Lovelight".

In some territories this album has gone out of print again- If that is the case-"I am The City," has again become harder to find, since it was compiled on one of studio album remasters...

Like ABBA GOLD, this album was also originally made available in a 2lp set in some places.

Track listing:

 1. Summer Night City,1979 GREATEST HITS 2
2. Angeleyes, 1979 VOULEZ_VOUS
3. The Day Before You Came,1982 THE SINGLES
4. Eagle 1977, THE ALBUM
5. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, 1975, ABBA
6. So Long, 1975, ABBA
7. Honey, Honey, 1974, WATERLOO
8. The Visitors, 1979 , THE VISITORS
9. Our Last Summer, 1980, SUPER TROUPER
10. On and on and On, 1980, SUPER TROUPER
 11. Ring Ring, 1973 RING RING
12. I Wonder (Departure) 1977 THE ALBUM
13. Lovelight 1979 ,B-side
14. Head over Heels, 1981 , THE VISITORS
15. When I Kissed the Teacher, 1976
16. I Am the City (previously unreleased), 1982
17. Cassandra 1982 , B-side
18. Under Attack, 1982 THE SINGLES
19. When All Is Said and Done, 1981, THE VISITORS
20. The Way Old Friends Do, 1980 SUPER TROUPER

ABBA-MAS ORO Mid 1993 American /Latin American CD Out of print

The cover is designed to imitate MORE ABBA GOLD but as on ORO few of the songs match between MAS ORO and it's English counterpart..This CD features the remaining Spanish language tracks (Ring Ring, Slipping Through My fingers, "Happy New Year",
" Andante,Andante" and "When All Is Said and
Done") All five of these tracks were recorded around the time of their English counterparts (unlike the songs on ORO ). To fill up the rest of the space , Polydor
included English versions of five other
songs that had been available in Spanish versions on ORO. This was largely phased out in the 2000's when the expanded version of ABBA ORO was released.

Various Artists-Hit Come Back (1962-1974) German Cd 1993 Out of print

Various Artists-Die Deutche Single Hitparade 1974 German CD 1993 Out of print

These two various artists albums were the first place you could find the German version of "Waterloo" on CD..All the other tracks on these Cd''s were by other artists.

ABBA-The ABBA Collection 1993 4 Cd Australia & The Netherlands Out of print

Readers Digest put out this box set....This was the first 4cd ABBA box set-though all the tracks were widely available elsewhere...

The same album was re-released in 2004 as the ULTIMATE COLLECTION...

 

Agnetha, Benny, Björn and Frida-Pa Svenska April 1994 Swedish CD- Limited current availibility

This CD is as close as we get to an ABBA Swedish language album.This 18 song compilation features songs by Agnetha,Björn and Benny, Frida and ABBA. All of the songs date from 1970 to 1976.
Although PA SVENSKA was first released in 1994 it is really the only multiple artist compilation of the Pre- ABBA years .Polar never tried to do anything like this
in the 1970's There are six ABBA songs here-the Swedish versions of "Waterloo",
Ring Ring" and "Honey Honey' . Also,there
is Frida's solo Swedish version of "Fernando" and Agnetha's solo version of "SOS". ABBA didn't do Swedish versions of any of their later hits. A sixth song, "Ah Vilka Tider' is also credited to Agnetha, Björn,
Benny, and Annifrid. This song like Björn and Benny's "Att finnas till",and
"En Karusell" (a Swedish version of "Merry Go Round are only available on this Cd.
There are four PRE-ABBA Agnetha song here, all of which are available elsewhere
on CD. These songs all seem to have at least one of the other ABBA members
on them-notice the ABBA sound on the the chorus to "Drom ar Drom och Saga
Saga".Two of Frida's solo songs are available on CD only here. These would be both sides of Frida's 1972 single "Man Vill Leva lite Dessmellan /"Ska Man Skratta Eller Grata" single two songs seemingly written by Italians but translated by Stig.

This album is subtitled- Stikkan Anderson picks Polars Pearls. So in theory ,Stig made the track selections. Three songs were chosen from Frida's FRIDA ENSAM album these are " Fernando" of course ",Som en Sparv" and "Vill Du lana en man" (The Most Beautiful Girl/Guy In the World ) . Why did Stig pick one of the worst songs (The Most Beautiful Girl...)from FRIDA ENSAM and put it on this CD -the only reason I can think of is that Stig wrote the lyrics and was after the publishing royalties.
The other seventeen songs however, do belong on this Cd. The only problem
with this project is it left many of the PRE- ABBA Björn and Benny tracks uncompiled ,and it really doesn't do
justice to the full depth of the pre-ABBA solo work -you would really need two or three CD's to do that. The remaining uncompiled Bjorn and Benny duo tracks were made available on the 2006 edition of their Lycka album...

1, ABBA-Waterloo
2,Björn & Benny- Att Finnas Till
3.Agnetha- En Sang Och En Saga
4.ABBA- Honey Honey
5.
Frida-Ska Man Skratta Eller Grata
6.Björn & Benny-Tank Om Jorden Vore Ung
7.Agnetha-S.O.S.
8.Frida- Fernando
9.ABBA-Ah, Vilka Tider
10. Frida-Som En Sparv
11.
Agnetha- En Sang Om Sorg Och Gladje
12.
Björn & Benny- En Karusell
13
Agnetha- Drom At Drom, Och Saga Saga
14.
Frida-Man Vill Ju Leva Lite Dessemellan
15,Björn & Benny-Hej Gamle Man
16.ABBA-Ring Ring
17.Agnetha-Sa Glad Som Dina Ogon
18.
Frida-Vill Du Lana En Man

ABBA-Thank You For the Music 4cd set October 1994 Available worldwide

The long awaited box set (or in actuality book set) was released after ABBA GOLD proved that were a stlll a handful people (not many mind you, just a privileged few) willing to spend money on ABBA records.
B&B , who were typically ignorant of the fans were skeptical that any one would want to buy a ABBA box set.

More significantly, B&B were hesitant to release previously unreleased material. However, a trip to the vaults reminded them that many of the unreleased songs merited official release.
So the typical box set formula was followed-combine hits , album tracks , rarities
into one big smorgasbord. Almost half of ABBA's official output was was on this box. 66 tracks on four Cd's. The first three CD's are chronological. All the songs on the first three CD's had been released before in some form or the other(though the mix of "Summer Night City" includes the elegant intro that had been cut out prior to release)
ABBA's non-album b-sides are treated with respect. ,most of those can be found on the box. They are spread throughout all four CD's.

The Box set's centerpiece is the 14 song "ABBA Undeleted Medley".B&B were wary
of giving these songs official sanction cost hey didn't regard them as finished, polished material. In a way, B&B are correct some of the songs seem to work well in this medley format. Most of this material is listenable, ABBA music always has
hooks. Probably the best song on the medley is the lovely folk medley-Hamlet
III which is featured in two versions. Two songs, "Just A notion" and "just Like
That" don't seem to benefit from being put in the medley-they are too truncated compared to the unreleased versions. It's obvious that B&B were having problems with "Just Like That" .they tried two or three different approaches to the song-and all were good but they were not satisfied. The version of JLT on the box set is a just snippet of a longer Sax version. It's a very annoying teaser -that simply makes you want to go out and buy the bootleg...."Just a Notion" is not as good of a song-but it's good enough to merit full release as well...


Two never before released songs were released in their entirety. "Dreamworld"
is listenable but not overwhelming, whereas
The Spanish sounding"Put On Your White Sombrero" is quite good ,sung with character by Frida, it features the most amazing ABBA backing vocals of the 1980's. It seems strange that this song didn't make it least make it onto a B-side. The rest of CD Four features 3 foreign language versions of famous ABBA songs,
a b-side, and 4 songs originally released by Björn and Benny.

The liner notes to the box set are lengthy
with essays by Fred Bronson and Jon Tobler.
ABBA memorabilia is pictured and some
of Björn's original lyrics are reproduced.
The best part of the liner notes is Carl
MAgnus Palm's song commentary.

As a whole the box set is pretty good,
it could have better, but it could have been
far worse.

 TRACK LISTING FOR THE ABBA BOX SET -THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC

 Disc: 1 1. People Need Love 2. Another Town, Another Train 3. He Is Your Brother 4. Love Isn't Easy 5. Ring Ring 6. Waterloo 7. Hasta Mañana 8. Honey, Honey 9. Dance (While the Music Still Goes On) 10. So Long 11. I've Been Waiting for You 12. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do 13. S.O.S. 14. Mamma Mia 15. Fernando 16. Dancing Queen 17. That's Me 18. When I Kissed the Teacher 19. Money, Money, Money 20. Crazy World 21. My Love, My Life

Disc: 2 1. Knowing Me, Knowing You 2. Happy Hawaii 3. The Name of the Game 4. I Wonder (Departure) [Live] 5. Eagle 6. Take a Chance on Me 7. Thank You for the Music 8. Summer Night City 9. Chiquitita 10. Lovelight 11. Does You Mother Know 12. Voulez-Vous 13. Angeleyes 14. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! 15. I Have a Dream

Disc: 3 1. The Winner Takes All 2. Elaine 3. Super Trouper 4. Lay All Your Love on Me 5. On and on and On 6. Our Last Summer 7. The Way Old Friends Do 8. The Visitors 9. One of Us 10. Should I Laugh or Cry 11. Head over Heels 12. When All Is Said and Done 13. Like an Angel Passing Through My Room 14. The Day Before You Came 15. Cassandra 16. Under Attack

Disc: 4 1. Put on Your White Sombrero 2. Dream World 3. Thank You for the Music 4. Hej Gamle Man 5. Merry-Go-Round 6. Santa Rosa 7. She's My Kind of Girl 8. Pick a Bale of Cotton/On Top of Old Smoke/Midnight Special 9. You Owe Me One 10. Slipping Through My Fingers/Me and I 11. ABBA Undeleted 12. Waterloo [French/Swedish]13. Ring Ring [Swedish/Spanish/German] 14. Honey, Honey [Swedish]

Tracks in blue are Non-Album A-sides, Tracks in Green are other rarities or previously unreleased tracks.

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT November 1994 internationally released Soundtrack CD.

This dramatic comedy about a intinerent troop of Austrailian drag queens is a charming film that incorporates the music of ABBA. 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 Internationally released soundtrack CD. The movie premeired in late 1994 but as far as I know the soundtrack came out in 1995 in most places...

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 five ABBA songs are featured in the movie. ABBA is not entirely portrayed in a positive light. The movie sort of implies that losers listen to ABBA.The soundtrack leaves out "Fernando" and Mamma Mia" both of which are featured prominently in the movie. The writer of this movie actually went to great lengths to get ABBA to approve of the use of their songs....

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

ABBA-ABBA 3cd Boxset Australia 1995

This set features 3 already released albums packaged together-Voulez-Vous, Super Trouper and Arrival. No bonus tracks included other than "Fernando".

ABBA -American CD issues March ? 1995

Polydor issued or finished issuing it's CD versions of ABBA studio albums in the American market . This was the first time most of ABBA's studio albums were released on CD in America. When Atlantic had ABBA's USA record contract in the 1980's they had issued only ABBA's two Greatest Hits albums and Super Trouper on CD...

These CD had no bonus tracks, and no liner notes....and were replaced by the first American remastered versions of ABBA's album in 1999.

 ABBA-The music Still Goes on-March 1996 Australian/German 'Dutch CD

Issue by Spectrum/Karusell this a selection of lesser hits and album tracks ,but no -B-sides or rarities. It was issued also as part of three CD set. This has sort of a white cover-and strangely designed ABBA logo..

1. Does Your Mother Know\2. Ring Ring \3. On And On And On \
4. When I Kissed The Teache\5. If It Wasn't For The Nights \6. As Good As New \
7. Eagle 1\8. Dance (While The Music Still Goes On) \9. The Visitors\10. When All Is Said And Done
\11. So Long\ 12. Bang-A-Boomerang 13. Me And I
\14. Move On\15. Gonna Sing You My Lovesong\ 16. Arrival

ABBA-The Danish Collection 1996 ?CD

This is The Music Still Goes On with a a different title ,and a black cover, albeit the cover is also similar to The music Still Goes on. From what I have seen there are not too many Danish -only ABBA releases...

ABBA-Collection Series 1996 Australian CD

This is similiar to The Music Still Goes on

as the title implies that ABBA is one just one of many artists included in a series of CD's...

 

ABBA-MASTER SERIES Internationally released CD Released between August 1996 and 1998 in various territories..

Kind of a pointless compilation though this one mixes lesser known tracks with a few hits....

1. Thank You For The Music
2. The Winner Takes It All
3. Fernando
4. One Of Us
5. Angeleyes
6. The Day Before You Came
7. Eagle 16.
8. So Long
9. Why Did It Have To Be Me
 10. Ring Ring
11. The Way Old Friends Do
12. Slipping Through My Fingers
13. Hasta Mañana
14. Our Last Summer
15. My Love, My Life
16. If It Wasn't For The Nights
17. People Need Love
18. Andante, Andante

 

ABBA: Interview Disc & Fully Illustrated Book 1996 European Book/CD
This was issued by Sound And Media Limited and seems to similiar to other CD sized books about music stars. The book is written by Nina Rasmussen. Neither the book or the interview CD are that interesting,the interview features mainly Bjorn.  The CD has a picture on it. Apparently this is reissuance of a 1993 version of this book/cd. The CD does not have jewel box...
 
ABBA -Forever Gold Late 1996 2cd set Various territories

This couples ABBA Gold and More ABBA gold into one box.. One version of this released in Australia had a bonus CD with three tracks. This CD set also seems to have been subject to reissue...There is also a European 2CD set called Double Must that does the same thing.

ABBA-The first remastered CD's Series May 1997 European territories, but not USA

All of ABBA's studio albums were reissued in this first remastered Series (even though the non-remastered versions were still available). The Cd's in the remastered series featured bonus tracks (on some but not all of the Cd's ), some new rather Brit-centric liner notes by John Tobler and something like remastered sound. These improvements were carried out with a certain sloppiness, but at least somebody tried. ABBA's original studio albums were finally getting some attention.
As is typical of late 1990's CD issues the remastered CD's have a clear plastic
spine. The clear plastic spine has "ABBA-The Remasters" written on the all the CD's .
None of the bonus tracks were unreleased songs, they were simply some of the relevant
songs from ABBA B-sides or other sources that hadn't made it on to the original studio albums.

Naturally many of the relevant rarities & b-sides were left off. For example, none of the early rare B&B/ABBA tracks were added to RING RING or WATERLOO.

Nothing was added to THE ALBUM, , and "Cassandra' was rather strangely left off THE VISITORS. Still,The Visitors, and Super Trouper benefit greatly from having bonus tracks added to them.

The CD's would be remastered yet again more effectively in 2001.

ABBA- Double up September or October 1997 Australian 2cd set

A Polydor two Cd set featuring ABBA's 1975 album and Arrival.. IT utilizes the 1997 Australian remasters for this purpose.

Another ABBA reunion...but not on record.. August 98 Thomas Johannson 50th birthday party...


All four members of ABBA showed up in the one place at the same time as ABBA tour manager 
Thomas Johannson had his  50th birthday.
Björn, Benny and Frida  sang "With A Little Help From My Friends". Frida sang "Shine On You" Agnetha did not sing... No bootleggers were present.

ABBA-LOVE STORIES- Fall 1998 Available on CD in a variety markets

Nothing new here! Available on CD in a variety markets. This is the most serious and recent attempt to issue a ABBA " love song " of "ballad /slow song" collection.. But, Unlike many previous attempts at an ABBA love Cd ,there are no -B-sides or solo tracks.

The title implies that ABBA's songs tell stories ,which is a bit of a oversell. ABBA really were not much good at doing songs about finding true love, many of their best songs were about breakups, or nothing at all.

Nice cover on this one- They used a lovely photo
from the ARRIVAL era, This wasn't released in the USA.

This compilation sold OK k but was really only a hit in France where for some reason it hit #3.

 

1.Fernando
2. The Name Of The Game
3. Chiquitita
4. The Winner Takes It All
5. I Have A Dream
6. The Day Before You Came 15.
7. One Of Us 16.
8. Andante, Andante
9. One Man, One Woman 

10. Eagle
11. Slipping Through My Fingers
12. My Love, My Life
13. Our Last Summer
14. Like An Angel Passing Through My Room
15. I Wonder (Departure)
16. I Let The Music Speak
17. The Way Old Friends Do
 

ABBA-The Collection Fall 1998 Available on American CD..
Instead of Love Stories , America got this even more pointless
collection of about a dozen songs, all of which were easily available elsewhere, They
recycled a photo from The LALOM/ONX3 single for the cover.

Thank You For The Music/The Winner Takes It All
/Fernando/One Of Us /Angeleyes /The Day Before You Came/Eagle
/So Long/Why Did It Have To Be Me /Ring Ring/The Way Old Friends Do

ABBA-Greatest Hits 39 Grandes Exitos 1998 Venezuelan 2CD set

This release also couples ABBA Gold and More ABBA gold into one box.. But instead of calling it Forever Gold-the Spanish speaking folks in Caracas called it 39 Grandes Exitos...Yes, the word for "hit" in Spanish is "exitos". This CD has edited versions of "The Name Of The Game", Voulez-Vous","The Visitors", ..

ABBA-The Remastered Series US March 1999


The remastered series CD versions of
WATERLOO, RING RING, ABBA, ARRIVAL, THE ALBUM, VOULEZ VOUS, SUPER TROUPER, THE VISITORS and LIVE were released in the USA,
once again long after the rest of the world, and when they came out they had no bonus tracks, partly because American song royalities rules of the time discouraged additional tracks on CD's. The American remaster I bought ,THE ALBUM
had no liner notes , no lyrics and no"ABBA members posed at night" photo. Guess,I
better hold onto my LP. The situation was sort of rectified with the release of 2001 ABBA
remasters which finally brought remasters with bonus tracks to America.

Another ABBA reunion...but not on record...1999

After the demise of ABBA, A,B,B & F could found in the same room on only a few private occasions, the last time they actually sang together was for Gorel Hanser's 50th birthday party in 1999. Gorel is the former VP of Polar Music. At the party for Mrs. Hanser A,B,B & F sang
a old standard called "Med En Enkel Tulipan' (With a Single Tulip).
B&B also wrote a minor tribute to Gorel called Briggens Blåögda Blonde Kapten performed by a choir that translated from the Swedish to English would be called "Briggens' Blue eyed Captain" . As far, as we know neither song was
recorded for the benefit of bootleggers. The second song however can be found in an instrumental studio version on the 2001 album Benny Andersson's Orkester. ABBA would reunite again in 2004 for a the premiere of Mamma Mia in Stockholm.

ABBA-CLASSIC ABBA -The Universal Masters Collection- 1999 CD

A ABBA compilation released thoughout Europe. The French called the same album ABBA and used a slightly different cover and digipak packaging.

1. Thank You For The Music
2. The Winner Takes It All
3. Fernando
4. One Of Us
5. Angeleyes
6. The Day Before You Came
7. Eagle
8. So Long
9. Why Did It Have To Be Me
 10. Ring Ring
11. The Way Old Friends Do
12. Slipping Through My Fingers
13. Hasta Mañana
14. Our Last Summer
15. My Love, My Life
16. If It Wasn't For The Nights
17. People Need Love
18. Happy New Year

ABBA-The Album/Super Trouper 1999 Europe 2cd set

ABBA--The Album/Voulez-Vous 1999 Europe 2cd set

ABBA-Ring Ring/Waterloo 199 Europe 2cd set

For some reason these studio albums were coupled together into two packs.


ABBA-The Collection. January? 1999 European 3CD/IVHS
This is a three CD set issued in Europe. this was marketed solely on TV and through mail order. The three Cd's are called ABBA Classic, ABBA romance, and ABBA dance. No new tracks here,but nicely packaged with some liner notes by Carl Magnus Palm. Also featured a bonus video which is called ABBA The Video - VHS cassette features the usual excerpts from ABBA - The Movie, ABBA In Concert and an interview with Björn. You rememeber Bjorn...

ABBA CLASSIC -Waterloo /Super Trouper /SOS/ Mamma Mia/ Take A Chance On Me /The Name Of The Game/Chiquitita/ Knowing Me, Knowing You/ Ring Ring/ Money, Money, Money/Does Your Mother Know/Voulez-Vous/ The Winner Takes It All/ Thank You For The Music

ABBA Dance-1. Dancing Queen 2. Summer Night City 3. So Long 4. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) 5. That's Me 6. Angeleyes 7. Honey, Honey
8. Lay All Your Love On Me 9. Head Over Heels 10. Dream World
11. On And On And On 12. Kisses Of Fire
13. Hole In Your Soul 14. When I Kissed The Teacher

ABBA Romance-1. Fernando2. One Of Us3. The Day Before You Came
4. Under Attack 5. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do 6. Hasta Mañana
7. Our Last Summer 8. I Have A Dream 9. One Man, One Woman
10. My Love, My Life 11. Slipping Through My Fingers
12. I've Been Waiting For You 13. Happy New Year
14. I Wonder (Departure)

ABBA GOLD (remastered )March 1999 Intetnational CD

Remastered this time-the track listing was the same-but the liner notes were now by Carl Magnus Palm

ABBA-25 jaar na Waterloo April 1999 Dutch Cd

Dutch only thingie. Jaar mean Jar. No ,no,
Jaar means year! 25 years since
Waterloo" This is a Dutch Greatest Hits package that actually went all the way to #1!

Those Dutch like their ABBA records....They drink Vla and listen to ABBA!!!

Waterloo, I Do I Do I Do I Do I Do, S.O.S., Fernando, Dancing Queen, Money Money Money, Knowing Me Knowing You, The Name Of The Game, Take A Chance On Me, Thank You For The Music, Summer Night City, Chiquitita, Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight), I Have A Dream, The Winner Takes It All, Happy New Year, Super Trouper, One Of Us, The Day Before You Came

ABBA-THE SINGLES COLLECTION 1972-1982,Polydor 561 252-2,Limited edition 29 Cd set made in Germany.
Released April 1999.

ABBA for the independently wealthy. This is a limited edition box set of 29 ABBA's singles as
they were released in Germany.This is based on a similar vinyl single box set of German singles released in the 1980's. This set is also known as the Tin Biscuit Box set because
that's what the actual box looks like.)
This new CD version was released in April 1999 to celebrate the 25 the anniversary of ABBA's Eurovsion win. That's explains why the bonus CD is a one track CD of "Waterloo " (Swedish version),thus all four version of "Waterloo"
are included. All the tracks have been remastered,
and are presented in their full lengths . (The box offers up the first appearance on CD for the full-length version of "Lovelight".
The original sometimes quite cheesy German
45 picture sleeves are reproduced on the CD sleeves. The set included some liner notes
by Carl Magnus Palm . There is absolutely no
new material here. Save your money and give
it to your favorite charity. You say want this? Resist, Resist...desist, I insist!!!

 CD's included....
People Need Love/Merry-Go-Round
Ring Ring/Rock'n'Roll Band
Waterloo/Watch Out
Honey, Honey/Ring Ring
So Long/I've Been Waiting For You
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do/Rock Me
SOS/Man In The Middle
Mamma Mia/Intermezzo No.1
Fernando/Tropical Loveland
Dancing Queen/That's Me
Money Money Money/Crazy World
Knowing Me, Knowing You/Happy Hawaii
The Name Of The Game/I Wonder live
Take A Chance/I'm A Marionette
Eagle/Thank You For The Music
 Summer Night City/Medley
Chiquitita/Lovelight
Does Your Mother Know/Kisses Of
Fire
Voulez-Vous/Angeleyes
GimmeX3/The King has Lost His Crown
I Have A Dream/Take A Chance live
The Winner Takes It All/Elaine
Super Trouper/The Piper
One Of Us/Should I Laugh Or Cry
Head Over Heels/The Visitors
The Day Before You Came/Cassandra
Under Attack/You Owe Me One
Waterloo (german )/Waterloo (French)
and a bonus CD ...
one song CD of Waterloo (Swedish)

 

ABBA-MORE ABBA GOLD (remastered) July 1999 International CD

Remastered this time-the track listing was the same-but the liner notes were now by Carl Magnus Palm , instead of John Tobler.

This version was not released in Australia...

 1. Summer Night City,1979 GREATEST HITS 2
2. Angeleyes, 1979 VOULEZ_VOUS
3. The Day Before You Came,1982 THE SINGLES
4. Eagle 1977, THE ALBUM
5. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, 1975, ABBA
6. So Long, 1975, ABBA
7. Honey, Honey, 1974, WATERLOO
8. The Visitors, 1979 , THE VISITORS
9. Our Last Summer, 1980, SUPER TROUPER
10. On and on and On, 1980, SUPER TROUPER
 11. Ring Ring, 1973 RING RING
12. I Wonder (Departure) 1977 THE ALBUM
13. Lovelight 1979 ,B-side
14. Head over Heels, 1981 , THE VISITORS
15. When I Kissed the Teacher, 1976
16. I Am the City (previously unreleased), 1982
17. Cassandra 1982 , B-side
18. Under Attack, 1982 THE SINGLES
19. When All Is Said and Done, 1981, THE VISITORS
20. The Way Old Friends Do, 1980 SUPER TROUPER

ABBA-MORE ABBA GOLD September 1999 Australian CD

The strange Australian reisssue . It is remastered
(good), has a liner notes by Carl Magnus Palm
(good) and has a altered track listing (a good and a bad thing.).

Instead of "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do" , "Ring Ring", . and the two b-sides Lovelight ,B-side we find in there place. " Thank You For the the Music", "I Have A Dream" , and " Super Trouper".

It's not clear why Lovelight 1979 ,B-side 17. Cassandra would be taken out, but I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do and Ring Ring, are on the AUSTRALIAN VERSION OF ABBA GOLD.

So there was no point in including those last two songs on the Australian MORE ABBA GOLD

 1. Summer Night City,1979 GREATEST HITS 2
2. Angeleyes, 1979 VOULEZ-VOUS
3. The Day Before You Came,1982 THE SINGLES
4. Eagle 1977, THE ALBUM
5. Super Trouper, 1980,, SUPER TROUPER
6. So Long, 1975, ABBA
7. Honey, Honey, 1974, WATERLOO
8. The Visitors, 1979 , THE VISITORS
9. Our Last Summer, 1980, SUPER TROUPER
10. On and on and On, 1980, SUPER TROUPER

 

11..I have A Dream, 1979VOULEZ-VOUS
12. I Wonder (Departure) 1977 THE ALBUM
13 Head over Heels, 1981 , THE VISITORS
14. When I Kissed the Teacher, 1976
15. I Am the City (previously unreleased), 1982
16 Under Attack, 1982 THE SINGLES
17.. When All Is Said and Done, 1981, THE VISITORS
18.. The Way Old Friends Do, 1980 SUPER TROUPER

19.THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC, 1977,THE ALBUM

25 Jaar Na Waterloo deel 2 September 1999 Dutch CD

A Dutch only release. This is a one CD "Best of" compilation set. This has remastered tracks and features ABBA lesser hits and some album tracks. They were dancing in Lelystad!

This is the followup to the highly successful 25 JAAR NA WATERLOO Cd issued earlier in the year.

Mamma Mia, Eagle, Does Your Mother Know, Voulez-Vous, Head Over Heels, Slipping Through My Fingers, Angeleyes, That's Me, Cassandra, Honey Honey,  Eagle, Ring Ring, People Need Love, Lay All Your Love On Me, When I Kissed The Teacher, I Am The City,

ABBA-The ORIGINALS October 1999 British 3cd set

A three disc repackaging of ABBA's 1974 studio album-WATERLOO,
andThe compilation albums THE MUSIC STILL GOES ON, as well as THE VOICE
OF ABBA. They must have had overstock in the
warehouse. The same repackaging was released in Germany earlier in the year
.As you may remember THE VOICE OF ABBA is actually an Agnetha/Frida solo compilation....

ABBA-Waterloo/Megamix single November 1999


The mega medley includes -Super Trouper /Dancing Queen Take A Chance On Me (live version)
 /I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do/Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!/Money, Money, Money
/SOS /Mamma Mia/Waterloo /Knowing Me, Knowing You /'One Of Us/Chiquitita
 Fernando

The mix is Edited by Kramer and Neubert 1999.A remix single-god forbid! From, what i understand not a particularly effective remix. It's hard to understand how they were able to to this.

ABBA"-Happy New Year" single November 1999

Both ABBA and the A*Teens released this song as a single to celebrate the millenium.
ABBA's single is just simply a reissue of their 1980 track from the SUPER TROUPER album.

. Andante, Andante ,Thank You For The Music or Ring Ring (German version) Angeleye
s were used as B-side's in various countries.

ABBA-THE Complete Singles Collection November 1999 German 2cd set
This is new 2cd set released in Germany by our heroes, Polydor-now Universal...
Local markets often like to have locally issued compilation albums , though recently Universal has been trying to discourage local releases.. This set,is the first CD to have had all three German language ABBA recordings on it. (They can also be now found on the
ABBA The Complete Studio Recordings boxset).

For whatever reason, this particular compilation was also released in China in 2000...

Tracks include:
DISC ONE (18 tracks)
People Need Love / Ring, Ring/. Waterloo / Waterloo (German Version) / Honey Honey/. So Long/. I Do x 5 / S.O.S.. Mamma Mia / Fernando/ Dancing Queen / Money, Money, Money / Knowing Me, Knowing You /The Name Of The Game / Take A Chance On Me / Eagle / Thank You For The Music / Summer Night City
DISC TWO (15 tracks)
Chiquitita / Does Your Mother Know / Voulez Vous/ Gimme x 3/ I Have A Dream / The Winner Takes It All / Super Trouper/. Lay All Your Love On Me / One Of Us / Hea
d Over Heels / The Day Before You Came/ Under Attack

Original London Cast-Mamma Mia November 1999 British CD Available internationally ...

This is not an ABBA album (no ABBA members sing or play on it) -but the succcess of the Mamma Mia musical is too notable to ignore in any narrative of ABBA as a group.

Mamma Mia is an original musical based on two dozen songs of ABBA. This is the original cast album for
the smash hit London West End version that
premiered on April 6, 1999 at the Prince Edward Theatre - Edward is the same theater that the West End version of CHESS was performed at. This cast recording has gone gold already in many of the markerts that it has been released . In 2004 and 2006 updated versions of this album were issued with a few bonus songs from the musical encore that were not included on the orignal cast album...

 Track listing for MAMMA MIA ACT 1  ACT 2
 Overture/prologue
Honey Honey,
Money money money
Thank you for the music
Mamma mia,
Chiquitita
Dancing Queen,
Lay all your love on me
Super trouper,
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!,
The name of the game
Voulez-Vous

 Entr'acte

Under attack
One of us
SOS
Does your mother know
Knowing me knowing you
Our last summer
Slipping through my fingers
The winner takes it all
Take a chance on me
I do X 5
I have a dream

 

ABBA-ORO Grandes Exitos (remastered version ) November 20, 1999 Spanish Cd Released 2000 elsewhere

ABBA Oro now has been remastered , and revamped to include all 15 Spanish language ABBA tracks . The cover is black instead of the gold found on the original ORO cover.
Also the cover is now graced with the ABBA members signatures . ABBA Oro was released in the United States and other places in 2000. A planned release for Mars has been rejected..Does anybody read this shit?
Thus this is now the essential Spanish language ABBA recording to buy.

This new version was remastered and includes as bonus tracks the five additional

Spanish language songs first found on MAS ORO. ("Ring Ring"," Slipping Through My Fingers','Happy New Year' 'Andante,Andante' and 'When All Is Said and Done"). Thus this is now the essential Spanish language ABBA recording to buy.

TRACK LISTING

1. Fernando 2. Chiquitita 3. Gracias Por La Musica 4. La Reina Del Baile 5. Al Andar 6. Dame! Dame! Dame! 7. Estoy Sonando 8. Mamma Mia 9. Hasta Manana 10. Conociendome, Conociendote11. Felicidad 12. Andante, Andante 13. Se Me Esta Escapando 14. No Hay A Quien Culpar 15.Ring Ring

ABBA-Classic ABBA -The Universal Masters Collection December 1999 European CD

Another compilation, this features hits thrown
together with non-hits. It apparently has been issued before earlier in the 1990's with a different name. The title implies it has been remastered but I cannot confirm that. A similiar release was the Milenium Edition

Thank You For The Music / The Winner Takes It All / Fernando / One Of Us / Angeleyes / The Day Before You Came / Eagle(edit) / So Long / Why Did It Have To Be Me / Ring, Ring / The Way Old Friends Do / Slipping Through My Fingers / Hasta Mañana / Our Last Summer / My Love, My Life
/ If It Wasn't For The Nights / People Need Love / Happy New Ye
ar/

 ABBA in the 2000's

ABBA's popularity continued unabated in the new millennium as the musical Mamma Mia traveled the world, unceasingly!


ABBA ORO (REMASTERED AND EXPANDED) 2000 International CD
ABBA-THE COMPLETE GOLD COLLECTION May 2000 2cd set.

ABBA GOLD Greatest Hits ASIAN 2cd 2000..
ABBA- MILLENNIUM EDITION January 2000 German CD

ABBA-20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection September 2000 USA CD
ABBA -S.O.S.: Best of Abba -January 2001 Japanese CD.

ABBA-The Remastered CD's Series /Limited Edition Digipaks June 2001
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BBA-THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION October 2001 Worldwide CD release
ABBA ABSOLUTE ABBA -British CD Early 2002? Late 2001?

ABBA GOLD -TENTH ANIVERSARY edition Worldwide CD, release -MAY 2002
ABBA-MUSIC BOX 2002 Russian CD
ABBA-MUSIC BOX 2002 Russian CD
ABBA-Gold Ballads 2002 Russian CD
ABBA -MUSIC LEGEND 2002 Russian 2cd set

ABBA-ABBA ORO Edición Del 10' Aniversario September 2002 CD
ABBA-THE NAME OF THE GAME -British CD October 2002
ABBA -ON AND ON -AMERICAN CD February 2003

THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL 2002 DVD Release Swedish/British video production
ABBA GOLD DVD version. Internationally released DVD. 2003

Original Soundtrack -Johnny English July 2003 International Cd
ABBA ABBA GOLD SOUND AND VISION 2CD/DVD Fall 2003
ABBA-The ABBA Story French CD March 2004
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Another ABBA Reunion April 2004
ABBA In Concert DVD edition International release. March 2004

ABBA- Waterloo 30th anniversary edition -2004 March 2004
ABBA-ABBA CD/DVD version Spring 2004
ABBA-Arrival CD'DVD version Spring 2004

ABBA-The ULTIMATE COLLECTION 2004 British 4cd ..

ABBA-The Definitive Collection Sound + Vision Deluxe 2CD/1DVD Spring 2004
ABBA-Our Last Video- July 2004 International DVD/video release

ABBA- SUPER TROUPERS documentary International Release DVD September 2004
ABBA-TODO ABBA, .CD/DVD OCTOBER 2004 Spain and other markets

ABBA-Het Beste Van -Belgian CD October 2004
ABBA-I successi -Italian CD November 2004
ABBA-Thirtieth Anniversary Original Album Box DECEMBER 2004 9CD Japan

ABBA-THE BEST OF ABBA February 2005 South Korean CD
ANOTHER ABBA REUNION Stockholm performance - Mamma Mia

ABBA -Exitos Eternos Summer 2005 International CD
ABBA -ABBA 18 Hits  Swedish CD May 2005

ABBA 18 Hits (International version) August 2005
ABBA-THE MOVIE 2DVD set September 2005 release

ABBA-Rock Breakout Years 1974 -October 2005 CD
ABBA-The Complete Studio Recordings 9CD/DVD Release November 7, 2005

ABBA-LA NOSTRA STORIA - 20 GRANDI SUCCESSI" Late 2005 Italian CD
ABBA-Take a Chance on Me   February  2006 Dutch CD

ABBA-ABBA Chronicles  3CD American Box set March  2006
ABBA-Greatest Hits (30th anniversary edition) April 2006 Sweden

ABBA-16 Hits  June 2006  Swedish DVD
ABBA Ringtones Mid 2006 also other 2006, 2007, 2008 releases follow

ABBA ORO (REMASTERED AND EXPANDED) early 2000 RELEASED IN MANY markets ON CD

This remaster had been released in Spain in 1999(see above) , but after the turn of the century in other markets

1. Fernando 2. Chiquitita 3. Gracias Por La Musica 4. La Reina Del Baile 5. Al Andar 6. Dame! Dame! Dame! 7. Estoy Sonando 8. Mamma Mia 9. Hasta Manana 10. Conociendome, Conociendote11. Felicidad 12. Andante, Andante 13. Se Me Esta Escapando 14. No Hay A Quien Culpar 15.Ring Ring

 

ABBA-THE COMPLETE GOLD COLLECTION May 2000 2cd set...

Like Forever Gold this combines ABBA GOLD, and MORE ABBA GOLD. Only this collection features the 1999 Australian editions of those CD's . The Australians had a different track selection on their ABBA GOLD, and subsequently on their More ABBA gold as well. The main drawback is that you no longer get the the B-sides -"Cassandra" and "Lovelight". This was issued in Red packaging.

 

 1. Dancing Queen ,1976, ARRIVAL

2. Knowing Me, Knowing You ,1976, ARRIVAL

3. Take a Chance on Me 1977, THE ALBUM

4. Mamma Mia,1975, ABBA

5. Lay All Your Love on Me , 1980, SUPER TROUPER

6. Ring Ring , 1973 RING RING

7. I DO, I DO I DO I DO I DO ,1975, ABBA

8. The Winner Takes It All ,1980, SUPER TROUPER

9. Money, Money, Money, 1977, ARRIVAL

10. S.O.S. , 1975, ABBA

11. Chiquitita , 1979, VOULEZ-VOUS

12. Fernando, 1976, GREATEST HITS

13. Voulez-Vous, 1979, VOULEZ-VOUS

14. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight), 1979 GREATEST HITS 2

15. Does Your Mother Know, 1979 VOULEZ-VOUS

16. One of Us, 1981 THE VISITORS

17. Rock ME , 1975, ABBA

19. Waterloo, 1974, WATERLOO

 1. Summer Night City,1979 GREATEST HITS 2


2. Angeleyes, 1979 VOULEZ-VOUS


3. The Day Before You Came,1982 THE SINGLES


4. Eagle 1977, THE ALBUM


5. Super Trouper, 1980,, SUPER TROUPER


6. So Long, 1975, ABBA


7. Honey, Honey, 1974, WATERLOO


8. The Visitors, 1979 , THE VISITORS


9. Our Last Summer, 1980, SUPER TROUPER


10. On and on and On, 1980, SUPER TROUPER

11. I have A Dream, 1979 VOULEZ-VOUS


12. I Wonder (Departure) 1977 THE ALBUM


13 Head over Heels, 1981 , THE VISITORS


14. When I Kissed the Teacher, 1976


15. I Am the City (previously unreleased), 1982


16 Under Attack, 1982 THE SINGLES


17.. When All Is Said and Done, 1981, THE VISITORS


18.. The Way Old Friends Do, 1980 SUPER TROUPER

19.THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC, 1977,THE ALBUM

ABBA GOLD Greatest Hits 2000 Asian and or Chinese CD

This 2CD Set uses some of the ABBA gold packaging but features a totally unique track listing....


 Disc 1: 1. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (2. Knowing Me, Knowing You 3. S.O.S. 4. Mamma Mia 5. Dancing Queen 6. Waterloo 7. Ring Ring 8. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do 9. Super Trouper 10. Honey, Honey 11. Voulez-Vous 12. On And On And On 13. The Winner Takes It All 14. The Name Of The Game 15. Lay All Your Love On Me 16. I Have A Dream 17. People Need Love 18. Summer Night City
Disc 2: 1. Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough) 2. He Is Your Brother 3. Money, Money, Money 4. Take A Chance On Me 5. Chiquitita 6. Thank You For The Music 7. One Of Us 8. Fernando 9. Does Your Mother Know 10. So Long 11. Angeleyes 12. When All Is Said And Done 13. Head Over Heels 14. The Visitors 15. Under Attack 16. The Day Before You Came 17. Eagle edit 18. Voulez-Vous (Remix 1979)

ABBA- MILLENNIUM EDITION January 2000 German CD

What can one say about this CD, well basically it's reisssue of thr ClassiC ABBA-THE UNIVERSAL MASTER COLLECTION which had just been Released throughout Europe in 1999. .

1. Thank You For The Music
2. The Winner Takes It All
3. Fernando
4. One Of Us
5. Angeleyes
6. The Day Before You Came
7. Eagle
8. So Long
9. Why Did It Have To Be Me
 10. Ring Ring
11. The Way Old Friends Do
12. Slipping Through My Fingers
13. Hasta Mañana
14. Our Last Summer
15. My Love, My Life
16. If It Wasn't For The Nights
17. People Need Love
18. Happy New Year

ABBA-20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection September 2000 USA CD

Part of a new series of greatest hits albums put out by Universal. Various artists are featured in this series- ABBA merely being one of them.The disc is logically chosen, if a bit ungenerous. You can get all the same songs except for I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do on ABBA Gold.The track listing includes 11 of ABBA 's 14 American Top 40 hits. (The exceptions being Honey,Honey, Does Your Mother Know and When All is Said and Done). This album actually went Gold in the USA, impressive for a compilation album.The CD sold well mainly because the album was often displayed with the other artists in the "2o century masters" series...Oh and that Mamma Mia musical helped moved units too..

Track listing- 1. Waterloo 2. S.O.S. 3. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do 4. Mamma Mia 5. Fernando 6. Dancing Queen 7. Knowing Me, Knowing You 8. The Name of the Game 9. Take a Chance On me10. Chiquitita 11. The Winner Takes It All

ABBA -S.O.S.: Best of Abba -January 2001 Japanese CD.

This is a very successful new single CD compilation released only in Japan. This release reached #3 on the Japanese charts.

 Track Listing
1. S.O.S.
2. Chiquitita
3. Dancing Queen
4. That's Me
5. Take A Chance On Me
6. Eagle
7. Summer Night City
8. Voulez-Vous
9. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
 10. Winner Takes It All
11. On & On & On
12. Super Trouper
13. Mamma Mia
14. Money Money Money
15. Knowing Me Knowing You
16. Name Of The Game
17. Fernando
18. Lay All Your Love On Me
19. Waterloo

 ABBA-The Remastered CD's Series /Limited Edition Digipaks June 2001 24 bit Digitally remastered Available in many territories.

FEATURING BONUS TRACKS, EXTENDED LINER NOTES, LYRICS AND NEW PHOTOS.

In mid-2001, in yet another victory for creative repackaging, a new series of remasters were issued in many territories. The most obvious change was a recentering of the the titles on some of the covers as well as higher quality images and
clearer lettering and titles. The titles bring back the authentic ABBA logo font (News Gothic Bold). Of great interest to collectors , as well ,is the the addition of new liner notes by Carl Magnus Palm and photos. A slightly different selection of Bonus tracks are included on some of these CD's than on the previous remasterings. As a whole, an intelligent, if rather soon re- refurbishing of the ABBA catalog. (Yes,this whole thing begs the question as to why the reissues were not done correctly the last time.) ABBA's label ,Universal views these discs as a sort of the definitive revamping of the original eight studio albums. These editions have also been released in America, marking the first time
that bonus tracks of any kind have been added to the American versions of the ABBA catalogue.

The CD's have been issued in the standard jewel box versions, but also in what are called digipak versions. A Digipak is like a booklet, with no plastic outside; it's more attractive, but less durable. With Digipak's the CD's tend to fall out and the cover gets dinged.The digipaks are said be a limited edtion, though I still see them six years later...

 ABBA-The Remastered CD's Series /Limited Edition Digipaks June 2001 24 bit Digitally remastered Available in many territories.

FEATURING BONUS TRACKS, EXTENDED LINER NOTES, LYRICS AND NEW PHOTOS.

In mid-2001, in yet another victory for creative repackaging, a new series of remasters were issued in many territories. ABBA's label ,Universal views these discs as a sort of the definitive revamping of the original eight studio albums.The most obvious change was a recentering of the the titles on some of the covers as well as higher quality images and clearer lettering and titles. The titles once again utilize the authentic ABBA logo font (News Gothic Bold). Though it seems strange to recenter the titles if you trying to be authentic.. Also of interest to collectors ,is the the addition of new liner notes by Carl Magnus Palm and new photos. A slightly different selection of Bonus tracks are included on some of these CD's than on the previous remasterings. As a whole, an intelligent, if rather soon re-refurbishing of the ABBA catalog. (Yes,this whole thing begs the question as to why the reissues were not done correctly the last time in 1997.)

The CD's have been issued in the standard jewel box versions, but also in what are called -digipak versions. A Digipak is like a booklet, with no plastic outside; it's more attractive, but less durable. With Digipak's the CD's tend to fall out and the cover gets dinged.

This series was also been released unaltered in the USA in November 2001; and was released on a limited edition vinyl Lp's in Sweden.

 ABBA-RING RING 2001 -Remastered Edition CD & Limited Edition Digipak

Yet another track lineup for this album. This is the first time a significant number of bonus tracks are included. on the RING RING CD. The bonus tracks are two Björn leads "Merry Go Round", "Santa Rosa" and the Swedish version of "Ring Ring". "Santa Rosa" is not a good record and should have been left unrevived. "She's My Kind of Girl" remains on the album even though it's a Bjorn and Benny track not an ABBA track..

1. Ring Ring; 2. Another Town, Another Train; 3. Disillusion; 4. People Need Love; 5. I Saw It In The Mirror; 6. Nina, Pretty Ballerina; 7. Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough); 8. Me And Bobby And Bobby's Brother; 9. He Is Your Brother; 10. She's My Kind Of Girl; 11. I Am Just A Girl; 12. Rock'n Roll Band;

Extra tracks: 13. Merry-Go-Round; 14. Santa Rosa; 15. Ring Ring (Bara du slog en signal)

 ABBA- WATERLOO-Remastered Edition 2001 CD and Limited edition Digipak

This remastered., redesigned edition includes new liner notes by Carl Magnus Palm .The track listing was reshuffled back to it's original intended order(some versions of this album were released with tracks in the wrong order. "Watch Out" now comes ahead of "What About livingston". The three bonus tracks are the US remix of Ring Ring and the Swedish versions of "Waterloo" and "Honey Honey". This is the first major appearance on CD for US remix version of "Ring Ring " which was actually released in 1974. ("Ring Ring" appeared on the WATERLOO Lp in the USA because there was no release of the RING RING Lp in the USA during the 70's.).

. 1. Waterloo; 2. Sitting In The Palmtree; 3. King Kong Song; 4. Hasta Mañana; 5. My Mama Said; 6. Dance (While The Music Still Goes On); 7. Honey, Honey; 8. Watch Out; 9. What About Livingstone; 10. Gonna Sing You My Lovesong; 11. Suzy-Hang-Around;

extra tracks: 12. Ring Ring (US remix ); 13. Waterloo (Swedish); 14. Honey, Honey (Swedish)

 ABBA-ABBA (Remastered version) 2001 CD and limited edition Digipak


Includes new liner notes by Carl Magnus Palm and two bonus tracks. This album clearly has the two least artistically worthwhile bonus tracks.

Some of the prior CD editions of this album rather oddly had five added tracks drawn from the RING RING and WATERLOO albums, this is no longer is the case.

1. Mamma Mia; 2. Hey, Hey Helen; 3. Tropical Loveland; 4. SOS; 5. Man In The Middle; 6. Bang-A-Boomerang; 7. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do; 8. Rock Me; 9. Intermezzo no. 1; 10. I've Been Waiting For You; 11. So Long;

extra tracks: 12. Crazy World; 13. Medley: Pick A Bale Of Cotton/On Top Of Old Smokey/Midnight Special (new bonus tracks)

 ABBA-ARRIVAL (Remastered version) 2001 CD and Digipak limited edition.

The latest remastering includes liner notes by Carl Magnus Palm, photos and 2 bonus tracks

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;

extra tracks: 11. Fernando; 12. Happy Hawaii (new bonus track)

 ABBA-THE ALBUM 2001 (Remastered) CD and limited edition Digipak

Includes new liner notes by Carl Magnus Palm and for the first time one, yes, count it one bonus track! "Get On the Carousel" A key ABBA rarity and the fourth song from the mini-musical was left off "The Album" once again-but there does to appear a finished studio version of that song.

1. Eagle; 2. Take A Chance On Me; 3. One Man, One Woman; 4. The Name Of The Game; 5. Move On; 6. Hole In Your Soul; "The Girl With The Golden Hair" - 3 scenes from a mini-musical - 7. Thank You For The Music; 8. I Wonder (Departure); 9. I'm A Marionette

extra track: 10. Thank You For The Music (Doris Day mix) (new bonus track)

 ABBA-Voulez-Vous (Remastered) 2001 CD and limited edition Digipak

Includes liner notes by Carl Magnus Palm and three bonus tracks. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! is now here rather than on the Super Trouper remaster. The titles are recentered on the cover. Adding "Summer Night City " and "Gimme Gimme Gimme" makes this one of the great disco albums of all time. 1. AS Good as New; 2. Voulez-Vous; 3. I Have A Dream; 4. e; 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

extra tracks: 11. Summer Night City; 12. Lovelight; 13. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight (new bonus track)

 ABBA-Super Trouper (Remastered 2001) CD and limited edition Digipak

 

Features new liner notes by Carl Magnus Palm and two bonus tracks. So now, the words Super Trouper and ABBA are on the bottom, of the cover. Yup, that's worth 18 dollars.

1. Super Trouper; 2. The Winner Takes It All; 3. On And On And On; 4. Andante, Andante; 5. Me And I; 6. Happy New Year; 7. Our Last Summer; 8. The Piper; 9. Lay All Your Love On Me; 10. The Way Old Friends Do;

Extra tracks: 11. Elaine; 12. Put On Your White Sombrero

ABBA-THE VISITORS 2001 CD and limited edition Digipak

Lars Larsson's photo on the cover is slightly different than the original cover. Apparently, Universal had trouble finding the exact original negative.

Features new liner notes by Carl Magnus Palm and four bonus tracks. "Cassandra" replaces ""You Owe Me One' as a bonus track. "Cassandra " had been inexplicably left off the original remastering of this album .It's not clear, why we can't have both tracks. Hey, and while your at it throw in" I am the City" and "Just Like That" "as well. You know, why not just make a separate CD for the six 1982 tracks.

1. The Visitors; 2. Head Over Heels; 3. When All Is Said And Done; 4. Soldiers; 5. I Let The Music Speak; 6. One Of Us; 7. Two For The Price Of One; 8. Slipping Through My Fingers; 9. Like An Angel Passing Through My Room;

Extra tracks: 10. Should I Laugh Or Cry; 11. The Day Before You Came; 12. Cassandra (new bonus track) 13. Under Attack

ABBA-THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION October 2001 Worldwide CD release

Intended by Universal as it's definitive 2 disc international ABBA compilation.

The focus here is on ABBA's A sides . No purely non hit album tracks are included.. Since virtually all of ABBA 's A-sides are included this is a more chronilogically balanced compilation than the one CD disc -ABBA Gold.

Two rarities are included the heavy 1974 mix of "Ring Ring" and the extended US DJ remix of "Voulez-Vous".This set features liner notes by Carl Magnus Palm.This 2cd set has also been released as part of A sound and vision set.

1. People Need Love- -RING RING
2. He Is Your Brother
-RING RING
3. Ring Ring
-RING RING
4. Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough)
-RING RING
5. Waterloo-
WATERLOO
6. Honey, Honey
WATERLOO
7. So Long-
ABBA
8. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do-
ABBA
9. SOS
-ABBA
10. Mamma Mia-
ABBA
11. Fernando
GREATEST HITS1
12. Dancing Queen
-ARRIVAL
13. Money, Money, Money
-ARRIVAL
14. Knowing Me, Knowing You-
-ARRIVAL
15. The Name Of The Game
-THE ALBUM
16. Take A Chance On Me -
THE ALBUM
17. Eagle
-THE ALBUM
18. Summer Night City -
GREATEST HITS 2

 

 

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

35. Thank You For The Music THE ALBUM

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

ABBA -ABSOLUTE ABBA -British CD Early 2002? Late 2001?

a CD with interviews with ABBA, It has no music., unlike a 1988 ABBA UK album with the same title..

ABBA GOLD -TENTH ANIVERSARY edition Worldwide CD, release -MAY 2002

Another rehash of ABBA's best selling album. ABBA GOLD has also seemingly become Abba's most reissued album.. Here there is revised booklet and updated liner notes, The nineteen tracks remain the same.

1. Dancing Queen ,1976, ARRIVAL2. Knowing Me, Knowing You ,1976, ARRIVAL3. Take a Chance on Me 1977, THE ALBUM4. Mamma Mia,1975, ABBA5. Lay All Your Love on Me , 1980, SUPER TROUPER6. Super Trouper, 1980, SUPER TROUPER7. I Have a Dream,1979, VOULEZ-VOUS8. The Winner Takes It All ,1980, SUPER TROUPER9. Money, Money, Money, 1977, ARRIVAL10. S.O.S. , 1975, ABBA11. Chiquitita , 1979, VOULEZ-VOUS12. Fernando, 1976, GREATEST HITS13. Voulez-Vous, 1979, VOULEZ-VOUS14. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight), 1979 GREATEST HITS 215. Does Your Mother Know, 1979 VOULEZ-VOUS16. One of Us, 1981 THE VISITORS17. The Name of the Game , 1977, THE ALBUM18. Thank You for the Music, 1977, THE ALBUM19. Waterloo, 1974, WATERLOO

ABBA-MUSIC BOX 2002 Russian CD

ABBA-MUSIC BOX 2002 Russian CD

ABBA-Gold Ballads 2002 Russian CD

ABBA -MUSIC LEGEND 2002 Russian 2cd set

These are four ABBA compilations supposedly put out in Russia in 2002..MUSIC LEGEND, includes a lot stuff from ABBA's Thank You For The Music box., shuffled around in interesting way...Around this time also there was fairly wide availabilty of a bootleg Russian CD-R that featured most of ABBA's output , as well as some ABBA solo material..

ABBA-ABBA ORO Edición Del 10' Aniversario September 2002 CD

Preety much the same thing as the recent 2000 version of ABBA ORO though this one has the liner notes by Carl Magnus Palm in English and Spanish. Has the same fifteen tracks as the 2000 remaster. I just realized that Universal released tenth anniversary editions of both ABBA gold and ABBA ORO in 2002...

1. Fernando 2. Chiquitita 3. Gracias Por La Musica 4. La Reina Del Baile 5. Al Andar 6. Dame! Dame! Dame! 7. Estoy Sonando 8. Mamma Mia 9. Hasta Manana 10. Conociendome, Conociendote11. Felicidad 12. Andante, Andante 13. Se Me Esta Escapando 14. No Hay A Quien Culpar 15.Ring Ring

ABBA-THE NAME OF THE GAME -British CD October 2002

Another pointless, though, budget priced collection of some ABBA's best known songs coupled with a few album tracks.

Waterloo, Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!, Rock Me, Love Isn't Easy, Gonna Sing You My Lovesong, SOS, When I Kissed The Teacher, The Name Of The Game, Hole In Your Soul, Why Did It Have To Be Me, On And On And On, Lay All Your Love On Me, The Visitors, Kisses Of Fire, When All Is Said And Done, Ring Ring 

ABBA -ON AND ON -AMERICAN CD February 2003

Pretty much the same album as THE NAME OF THE GAME, album only In America they released this and called it ON and ON. Apparently they couldn't afford the other "and On"??? Does anybody read this shit-why are we here? Why are there lilacs in the Spring and Football in the Fall? Why indeed?

1.Waterloo
2.Rock Me
3.Love Isn't Easy
4.Gonna Sing You My Love Song
5.Name of the Game
6.Hole in Your Soul
7.Why Did It Have to Be Me?
8.On and on and On
9.Lay All Your Love on Me
10.Visitors
11.Kisses of Fire
12.When All Is Said and Done

THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL 2002 DVD Release Swedish/British video production . International Tv special /VHS/DVD

Chris Hunt's intelligent 1999 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 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.

ABBA GOLD DVD version. Internationally released DVD. 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 clips

This 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

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 portrayed to be a ABBA fan, and at one point is even singing an ABBA song...Rowan Atkinson is known in ABBA history for his work on the ABBA- Super Dooper parody on British TV's -Not the Nine o'clock News

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 ABBA GOLD SOUND AND VISION 2CD/DVD Fall 2003

SOUND AND VISION combines the new ABBA gold DVD with reissues of the audio ABBA GOLD and MORE ABBA GOLD CD's . This might be the one to get if you have to delve into the Gold mine.

ABBA-The ABBA Story French CD March 2004

The ABBA Story, a compilation CD with book that was intiallly released in France and in other countries , apparently even Taiwan... The CD has been successful in France A edition for Holland was released at the end of April.

Ring Ring, Waterloo, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, S.O.S., Mamma Mia, Fernando, Dancing Queen, Money, Money, Money, Knowing Me, Knowing You, The Name Of The Game, Take A Chance On Me, Thank You For The Music, Summer Night City, Voulez-Vous, Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!, I Have A Dream, The Winner Takes It All, Super Trouper, One Of Us, When All Is Said And Done

2004 Mamma Mia near Reunion April 2004

A near reunion occured at the fifth anniversary performance of Mammia Mia in London's West End. It was hoped that Agnetha might be induced to come out of hiding due to the need to promote her MY COLOURING BOOK album. Instead only Bjorn , Benny and Frida showed up, on stage in a semi-reunion. As far, as I can recall, Frida had attended performances before but had never gotten up on stage with both B&B before....This near reunion was detailed in the Super Troupers video..

ABBA In Concert DVD edition International release. March 2004

This is a documentary of the 1979 ABBA tour of North America & Europe directed by Urban Lasson. It mostly features musical segments from the concerts, but also documents life on the road for ABBA. It has been shown before and been out on video, but but had not available recently... This new version features two songs not included on the original home video-The Way Old Friends Do and Thank You For The Music. Fans have objected that the performances of the songs are edited.The DVD features and Interviews with ABBA's tour promoter,Thomas Johannson, and the film's director and a Fully illustrated booklet with an essay by Carl Magnum Palm..

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
(previously unreleased/broadcast)

ABBA- Waterloo 30th anniversary edition -2004 March 2004

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

BONUS TRACKS:

12. Ring Ring (US Remix 1974)13 Waterloo (Swedish version)14. Honey, Honey (Swedish version)
15. Waterloo (German version)16. Waterloo (French version)

TRACK LISTING, DVD:

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

ABBA-ABBA CD/DVD version April 19, 2004

This essentially the remaster 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. This wasn't as well thought out as the Waterloo CD?DVD....

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 essentially the remaster with a bonus DVD. Like the Waterloo 30th Anniversary edition, this has a bonus DVD , but unfortunately the videos found on the DVD are the often seen official promo clips.. In 2006, a new and much better attempt was made at a deluxe version of ARRIVAL...

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

ABBA-The ULTIMATE COLLECTION January 2004 British 4cd Released other countries, also...

Offered exclusively through Readers Digest-this set had the most tracks of any ABBA CD collection to date-80 in all, and all for 35 pounds. The set covers tracks from every year of ABBA's career from 1972 to 1982. Included is yet more liner notes from ABBA expert Carl Magnus Palm...There are no genuine rarities to be found here. All the tracks here that can be found on the recent remastered CD's .

 Prog. 1-Waterloo

Waterloo
Ring Ring
Honey, Honey
Bang-A-Boomerang
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
When I Kissed The Teacher
Mamma Mia/Dum Dum Diddle
King Kong Song
My Mama Said
Money, Money, Money
Hey, Hey Helen
As Good As New
Angeleyes
Nina, Pretty BallerinaElaine/The Piper/Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough)
The Way Old Friends Do (Live)
S.O.S./Hasta Mañana
The Visitors
Intermezzo No. 1

 Prog. 2 - Take A Chance On Me

Gonna Sing You My Love Song
Take A Chance On Me
My Love, My Life
Andante, Andante
I've Been Waiting For You
Lay All Your Love On Me
One Man, One Woman
Kisses Of Fire
Like An Angel Passing Through My Room
Knowing Me, Knowing You
The Name Of The Game
Move On
Our Last Summer/One Of Us
The Winner Takes It All
The Day Before You Came
When All Is Said And Done
I Wonder (Departure)

 Prog. 3 - Dancing Queen

Dancing Queen
Summer Night CityDance (While The Music Still Goes On)Does Your Mother Know
If It Wasn't For The Nights
Watch Out
Voulez-Vous
He Is Your Brother
Hole In Your Soul
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
Rock MeSo Long
That's Me
Lovelight
Why Did It Have To Be Me
Tiger
People Need Love
On And On And On
Head Over Heels
Under Attack

 Prog. 4 - Thank You For The Music

Fernando
I Let The Music Speak
Chiquitita
Eagle
Arrival
Another Town, Another Train
I Have A Dream
Tropical Loveland
I'm A Marionette
Super TrouperThe King Has Lost His Crown
Slipping Through My Fingers
Soldiers
What About Livingstone
Sitting In The Palm Tree
Suzy-Hang-Around
Two For The Price Of One
Happy New Year

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..Not available in all territories, your mileage may vary....


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....

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...It originally been hoped that the four members might agree to make a non-singing appearence together, but instead this near reunion was agreed to....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."DVD Contains fourty minutes of exciting videos-ooh what a a b argain....

1. The Last Video
2. Take A Chance On Me
3. Dancing Queen
4. Waterloo YES!
5. The Winner Takes It All
6. The Making Of The Last Video !
7. Picture Gallery ooh ! ah!

 ABBA- SUPER TROUPERS documentary International Release DVD September 2004

This DVD is TV documentary of ABBA narrated by English record producer Pete Waterman which includes lots of material about Mamma Mia fifth anniversary ..The documentary is certainly professionally done, and very interesting but there is considerable rehashing of material from the equally good THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL documentary . Essentially THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL has been revised and redone with lots of new interviews with Bjorn and Bjorn a lot of new Mamma Mia, material, and some new narration by Pete Waterman...

Best parts of the video-some clips not seen in previous ABBA bios-notably-a sexy version of "So Long', a full length TV perfomance of "People Need Love,, "A longer clip of Agnetha doing Jesus Christ Superstar, a outake clip of The recording of "Dancing Queen' and all the new Agnetha interviews where she is often talks in Swedish..

The worst parts of the special are English record producer Pete Waterman numerous interjections -he is pretty embarrasing. There is a serious factual error towards the end when it is stated that ABBA announced they were breaking up in 1981 (ABBA never annouced they were breaking up and they worked together till late 1982.)A horrible omission is that there is no mention in documentary of ABBA manager, Stig Anderson in the documentary -which seems quite petty, and references to Kristina and Chess are quite non-existent...

ABBA-TODO ABBA, sus grandes exitos...CD/DVD OCTOBER 2004 Spain and other markets

A sound and vision release for the Spanish speaking markert,,,This two disk package features a mixture of English, and Spanish language versions ...One CD and one DVD...Liner notes not C.M. Palm but by Juaquin Luque....

Each Track is repeated in both formats with a few variations on both the CD and DVD:

1. Waterloo
2. Take A Chance On Me
3. Mamma Mia
4. Dancing Queen
5. SOS
6. Super Trouper
7. Chiquitita
8. Knowing Me, Knowing You
9. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
10. Voulez-Vous
11. Does Your Mother Know
12. Estoy soñando[
13. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
14. The Winner Takes It All
15. No hay a quien culpar
16. One Of Us
17. Fernando
18. Felicidad
19. Thank You For The Music

 

ABBA-Het Beste Van -Belgian CD October 2004

Same track listing as the 2002 release The Name of the game. A limited release sponsored by a Belgian newspaper....

1. Waterloo
2. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
3. Rock Me
4. Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough)
5. Gonna Sing You My Lovesong
6. SOS
7. When I Kissed The Teacher
8. The Name Of The Game
9. Hole In Your Soul
10. Why Did It Have To Be Me?
11. On And On And On
12. Lay All Your Love On Me
13. The Visitors
14. Kisses Of Fire
15. When All Is Said And Done
16. Ring Ring

ABBA-I successi -Italian CD November 2004

Same track listing as the 1996 release The Music Goes On..

1. Does Your Mother Know
2. Ring, Ring
3. On And On And On
4. When I Kissed The Teacher
5. If It Wasn't For The Nights
6. As Good As New
7. Eagle
8. Dance (While The Music Still Goes On)
9. The Visitors
10. When All Is Said And Done
11. So Long
12. Bang-A-Boomerang
13. Me And I
14. Move On
15. Gonna Sing You My Love Song
16. Arrival 

ABBA-Thirtieth Anniversary Original Album Box DECEMBER 22, 2004 9CD BOX SET JAPANESE ONLY RELEASE

This is a limited box set features ABBA's original eight studio albums in their 2001 remastered versions which included various bonus tracks. There is also a bonus CD with rare but previosuly released tracks. ABBA's albums have never really been put together in a CD box set before-so that at least makes this an interesting release. Includes the 2001 liner notes , as well as booklet in Japanese.. In 2005 and 2008 similar, but more complete sets was released internationally by Universal..

BONUS CD TRACK LISTING

 

1. Åh, vilka tider
2. Ring Ring (German Version)
3. Wer Im Wartesaal Der Liebe Steht
4. Waterloo (French Version)
5. Lovelight (West German Single Edit)
6. Waterloo (German Version)
7. Eagle (Single Edit)
8. I Am The City
9. I Wonder (Departure) (Live Version)
10. You Owe Me One

ABBA-THE BEST OF ABBA February 2005 South Korean CD

Mamma Mia opened in Seoul and so Universal in Korea has released this one disc compilation to take advantage of the interest in ABBA......The choice of songs is pretty random, though perhaps that it a good thing since only abut eight of the songs listed here can be found on ABBA GOLD .

 I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
Andante, Andante
Move On
I Have A Dream
SOS
Take A Chance On Me
Dancing Queen
Waterloo
I Am Just A Girl
My Love, My Life
 Super Trouper
The Winner Takes It All
Mamma Mia
I Wonder (Departure)
Another Town, Another Train
One Man, One Woman
Honey, Honey
Head Over Heels
Angeleyes
People Need Love

ANOTHER ABBA REUNION Stockholm performance - Mamma Mia

Various combinations of 1,2. or three ABBA members (but never four at one time,) attended the premieres' of many of the various PRODUCTIONS of Mamma Mia, between 1999 and 2004. Finally for the first time , A,B,B & F all attended the Swedish premiere of Mamma Mia in February 2005...They did not all appear on stage together., but at least they were all there.

ABBA -Exitos Eternos August 2, 2005 2005 International CD

A repackaging of 14 of ABBA's Spanish language tracks which is being issued by Universal Latino. It includes a video of Fernando, but for some reason leaves off the 15th ABBA spanish language track-" Andante, Andante"..

Tracks for this release-
Estoy Sonando / Felicidad / No Hay A Quien Culpar /
Ring, Ring / Hasta Manana / Mamma Mia / Gracias Por La Musica /
Se Me Esta Escapando /La Reina Del Baile / Conociendome, Conociendote /
Fernando /El Andar /Dame! Dame! Dame! / Chiquitita

ABBA -ABBA 18 Hits,Universal 987 165-9, Swedish CD May 30, 2005

This is a new  Swedish market only compilation  which features all four of ABBA tracks in Swedish as well as 14 other hits... Apparently this CD sort of replaces the 1990's out of print Polar Music compilation called PA SVENSKA which is the only previous CD to have all four Swedish language ABBA tracks....PA SVENSKA is more useful cos it had harder to find solo tracks . This compilation CD is part of Universal Music's mid-price
series Svenska popklassiker (Swedish Pop Classics).

A international release of this title was issued with a different track listing...

 Track listing
1. The Winner Takes It All
2. Super Trouper
3. Waterloo
4. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
5. The Name Of The Game
6. Ring Ring
7. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
8. SOS
9. Fernando
10. Hasta Mañana
11. Mamma Mia
12. Lay All Your Love On Me
13. Thank You For The Music
14. Happy New Year
15. Waterloo (Swedish Version)
16. Honey, Honey (Swedish Version)
17. Ring ring (bara du slog en signal) (Swedish Version)
18. Åh, vilka tider

ABBA 18 Hits (International version) August 2005

The latest pointless ABBA compilation though it does have four foreign language versions of ABBA hits.
Tracks on this exciting release are as follows ...

1. The Winner Takes It All
2. Super Trouper
3. Waterloo
4. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
5. The Name Of The Game
6. Ring Ring
7. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
8. SOS
9. Fernando
10. Hasta Mañana
11. Mamma Mia
12. Lay All Your Love On Me
13. Thank You For The Music
14. Happy New Year
15. Honey, Honey (Swedish Version)
16. Waterloo ((francais Version)
17. Ring Ring (German Version)
18. ¡Dame! ¡Dame! ¡Dame! (Spanish -Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! but you knew that.)

ABBA-THE MOVIE single DVD version September 2005 release

ABBA-THE MOVIE special edition 2DVD set September 2005 release This will be playable on Pal and NCPS.

Finally a re-release of ABBA-The Movie. ABBA's 1977 cinema theatre release. It has never released on DVD.
It had out of print on video...
 
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 was is more material that could have be included .

(for example take a look at the 2006 deluxe version of ARRIVAL which has a number of vintage TV clips from 1976...)

 

ABBA- Music In Review: ABBA 1973-1982 October 2005  British DVD (also released as part of 3DVD ABBA-The Ultimate Review

A  critical review of the music of Abba on record, on film and on stage with experts and tv clips.
Includes a The 48-page book features a comprehensive track-by-track analysis of every Abba album from 1973 to 1982.

DISC 1 1973-1976

1. Introduction -Waterloo (Eurovision Song Contest 1974, ABBA Special in Japan 1978 and Starparade 1974)
Ring Ring (performed by Waterloo)
2. Waterloo album- Honey, Honey (Musikladen 1976)
3. ABBA album- Mamma Mia (Musikladen 1976)
Hey, Hey Helen (performed by Waterloo)
So Long (Musikladen 1976)
4. Arrival album- I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do (Sylvester Tanzparty 1975)
Fernando (ABBA Special In Japan 1978, ABBA in Studio 2 1976, Musikladen 1976)
SOS (Musikladen 1976)
Dancing Queen (Disco 1976, Musikladen 1976, Royal Swedish Opera 1976 and ABBA Special in Japan 1978)
My Love, My Life (ABBAdabadoo 1976, ABBA in Studio 2 1976)
Money, Money, Money (ABBA Special in Japan 1978, ABBAdabado 1976, ABBA in Studio 2 1976, Disco 1976)
Knowing Me, Knowing You (ABBAdabadoo 1976, ABBA Special in Japan 1978)
When I Kissed The Teacher (ABBA in Studio 2 1976)
6. The Album album - The Name Of The Game (montage with ABBA in Studio 2 extract)
Eagle (Starparade 1978)Take A Chance On Me (Starparade 1978)
Thank You For The Music (Mike Yarwood Show 1978, ABBA Special in Japan 1978 and Dick Cavett Meets ABBA 1981)

DISC 21977-1982

1. Voulez-Vous album-
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (Dick Cavett Meets ABBA 1981) Chiquitita (promo) Voulez-Vous (Aplauso 1979)
2. Super Trouper album-
Does Your Mother Know (Aplauso 1979)
Summer Night City (ABBA Special in Japan  1978)
The Winner Takes It All (Show Express 1980)
Super Trouper (Show Express 1980)
3. The Visitors album & 1982 tracks
When All Is Said And Done (montage)
One Of Us (performed by Waterloo)
The Day Before You Came (Show Express 1982)
Under Attack (Show Express 1982)
4. The End-
Waterloo (Eurovision Song Contest 1974)
Mamma Mia (Musikladen 1976)
Dancing Queen ( Royal Swedish Opera 1976)
Knowing Me, Knowing You (ABBA Special in Japan 1978)
Chiquitita (promo)
The Winner Takes It All (Show Express 1980)
Thank You For The Music (Mike Yarwood Show 1978)

ABBA-Rock Breakout Years 1974 -October 2005 CD

This Cd has 12 songs rather eccentrically chosen from ABBA entire career.

Apparently this is the third incarnation of the 2002 Name of the Game Cd...

1.Waterloo
2.Rock Me
3.Love Isn't Easy
4.Gonna Sing You My Love Song
5.Name of the Game
6.Hole in Your Soul
7.Why Did It Have to Be Me?
8.On and on and On
9.Lay All Your Love on Me
10.Visitors
11.Kisses of Fire
12.When All Is Said and Done

 ABBA-The Complete Studio Recordings 9CD/DVD Release November 7, 2005

 Bjorn actually made a statement that this would be last ABBA release! HA HA!
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... It thus is the official ABBA release with the largest number of tracks....
The audio component features most of ABBA's commercially released recordings including all eight studio albums, b-sides, released 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 a dozen or so 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.

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't find high quality video of the other four songs in the archives.
Annoyingly, this box set will be limited edition release..Only 25,000 copies were made. .So it may not be around forever...

For some reason, Bjorn actually claimed that this would be the last ABBA release! HA HA!

This set wsa reiisued in 2006 without the two DVD's.


ABBA: THE COMPLETE STUDIO RECORDINGS

 

Tracklisting:

CD1: RING RING
1. Ring Ring
2. Another Town, Another Train
3. Disillusion
4. People Need Love
5. I Saw It In The Mirror
6. Nina, Pretty Ballerina
7. Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough)
8. Me And Bobby And Bobby's Brother
9. He Is Your Brother
10. She's My Kind Of Girl
11. I Am Just A Girl
12. Rock'n Roll Band

BONUS TRACKS

13. Ring ring (bara du slog en signal) (Swedish Version)
14. Åh, vilka tider
15. Merry-Go-Round
16. Santa Rosa
17. Ring Ring (Spanish Version)
18. Wer im Wartesaal der Liebe Steht (German Version of Another Town, Another Train)
19. Ring Ring (German Version)

CD2: WATERLOO
1. Waterloo
2. Sitting In The Palmtree
3. King Kong Song
4. Hasta Mañana
5. My Mama Said
6. Dance (While The Music Still Goes On)
7. Honey, Honey
8. Watch Out
9. What About Livingstone
10. Gonna Sing You My Lovesong
11. Suzy-Hang-Around

BONUS TRACKS

12. Ring Ring (US Remix 1974)
13. Waterloo (Swedish Version)
14. Honey, Honey (Swedish Version)
15. Waterloo (German Version)
16. Hasta Mañana (Spanish Version)
17. Ring Ring (1974 Remix, Single Version)
18. Waterloo (French Version)

CD3: ABBA
1. Mamma Mia
2. Hey, Hey Helen
3. Tropical Loveland
4. SOS
5. Man In The Middle
6. Bang-A-Boomerang
7. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
8. Rock Me
9. Intermezzo No.1
10. I've Been Waiting For You
11. So Long

BONUS TRACKS

13. Crazy World
12. Medley: Pick A Bale Of Cotton - On Top Of Old Smokey - Midnight Special (1978 mix)
14. Mamma Mia (Spanish Version)

CD4: ARRIVAL
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. La Reina Del Baile (Spanish Version of Dancing Queen)
14. Conociéndome, Conociéndote (Spanish Version of Knowing Me, Knowing You)
15. Fernando (Spanish Version)

CD5: ABBA ­ THE ALBUM
1. Eagle
2. Take A Chance On Me
3. One Man, One Woman
4. The Name Of The Game
5. Move On
6. Hole In Your Soul
"The Girl With The Golden Hair" ­ 3 scenes from a mini-musical ­
7. Thank You For The Music
8. I Wonder (Departure)
9. I'm A Marionette

BONUS TRACKS

10. Al Andar (Spanish Version of Move On)
11. Gracias Por La Música (Spanish Version of Thank You For The Music)

 

CD6: VOULEZ-VOUS
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

BONUS TRACKS

11. Summer Night City
12. Lovelight
13. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
14. Estoy Soñando (Spanish Version of I Have A Dream)
15. Chiquitita (Spanish Version)
16. ¡Dame! ¡Dame! ¡Dame! (Spanish Version of Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! [A Man After Midnight])

CD7: SUPER TROUPER
1. Super Trouper
2. The Winner Takes It All
3. On And On And On
4. Andante, Andante
5. Me And I
6. Happy New Year
7. Our Last Summer
8. The Piper
9. Lay All Your Love On Me
10. The Way Old Friends Do

BONUS TRACKS

11. Elaine
12. Andante, Andante (Spanish Version)
13. Felicidad (Spanish Version of Happy New Year)

 

 

CD8: THE VISITORS
1. The Visitors
2. Head Over Heels
3. When All Is Said And Done
4. Soldiers
5. I Let The Music Speak
6. One Of Us
7. Two For The Price Of One
8. Slipping Through My Fingers
9. Like An Angel Passing Through My Room

BONUS TRACKS

10. Should I Laugh Or Cry (Intro Version)
11. No hay a quien culpar (Spanish Version of When All Is Said And Done)
12. Se me està escapando (Spanish Version of Slipping Through My Fingers)
13. The Day Before You Came
14. Cassandra
15. Under Attack
16. You Owe Me One

 

CD9: RARITIES (all new Compilation)
1. Waterloo (Alternate Mix, briefly available as a single A-side in Sweden)
2. Medley: Pick A Bale Of Cotton/On Top Of Old Smokey/Midnight Special (original German charity album mix, released in 1975)
3. Thank You For The Music (Doris Day Version)
4. Summer Night City (Full Length Version, first released in 1994)
5. Lovelight (Alternate Mix, first released in 1993)
6. Dream World (outtake from Voulez-Vous sessions, first released in 1994)
7. Voulez-Vous (Extended Remix, 1979 US promo)
8. On And On And On (Full Length Version, issued as video soundtrack in 1980)
9. Put On Your White Sombrero (outtake from Super Trouper sessions, first released in 1994)
10. I Am The City (outtake from 1982 album sessions, first released in 1993)
11. ABBA Undeleted (medley of outtakes, first released in 1994): Scaramouche / Summer Night City / Take A Chance On Me / Baby / Just A Notion / Rikky Rock 'n' Roller / Burning My Bridges / Fernando / Here Comes Rubie Jamie / Hamlet III Parts 1&2 / Free As A Bumble Bee / Rubber Ball Man / Crying Over You / Just Like That / Givin' A Little Bit More

 

 

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


Track listing SOURCE: ABBA-THE SITE

ABBA-LA NOSTRA STORIA - 20 GRANDI SUCCESSI" Late 2005 Italian CD

Another unexciting  compilation this time for the  Italian -market. ABBA releases-are somewhat unusual since ABBA was never huge in Italy..(ABBA never even had a #1 single in Italy). All the songs are in English since ABBA never recorded in Italian. Unexciting packaging, but there are twenty songs....

 

1. Waterloo
2. Mamma mia
3. Dancing queen
4. Sos
5. Fernando
6. Super trouper
7. Gimme! gimme! gimme! (a man after midnight)
8. Take a chance on me
9. Knowing me, knowing you
10. Money, money, money

 11. When all is said and done
12. Voulez-vous
13. On and on and on
14. Lay all your love on me
15. The winner takes it all
16. Chiquitita
17. Honey, honey
18. People need love
19. Ring ring
20. I have a dream

ABBA-Take a Chance on Me   February  2006 Dutch CD
 
Another budget compilation this time from the United label. Oddly ,the title song is not included in the collection. It is not clear that this album was actually ever released.

  1. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
  2. Rock Me
  3. Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough)
  4. Gonna Sing You My Love Song,
  5. S.O.S.
  6. When I Kissed The Teacher ,he got fired
  7. The Name Of The Game
  8. Hole In Your Soul
  9. Why Did It Have To Be Me?
  10. On & On & On On & On
  11. Lay All Your Love On Me
  12. The Visitors Dugout
  13. When All Is Said and Done or whatever

ABBA-ABBA Chronicles  3CD American Box set March  2006
 
 I would like to drink  some tea ,but meanwhile I'll tell you about this new release, it's a longbox book like thing, that has three of ABBA studio albums crammed into it...The three "A" albums, actually, affirmatively, assidiously! ABBA, ARRIVAL and the ALBUM..all for 29 dollars Also included are the bonus tracks found on the 2001 remasters....This set is formatted similar to other three albums longbox sets issued by for other artists in America.

 DISC !
1. Mamma Mia
2. Hey, Hey Helen
3. Tropical Loveland
4. S.O.S.
5. Man In The Middle
6. Bang-A-Boomerang
7. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
8. Rock Me
9. Intermezzo No.1
10. I've Been Waiting For You
11. So Long
12. Crazy World
13. Medley: Pick A Bale Of Cotton / On Top Of Old Smokey / Midnight Specia
 Disc: 2
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
11. Fernando
12. Happy Hawaii
 Disc: 3
1. Eagle
2. Take A Chance On Me
3. One Man, One Woman
4. The Name Of The Game
5. Move On
6. Hole In Your Soul
7. Thank You For The Music
8. I Wonder (Departure)
9. I'm A Marionette
10. Thank You For The Music (doris day)

 

ABBA-Greatest Hits (30th anniversary edition) April 2006 Sweden and some other territories CD
 

A cd reissue of the 1976 Swedish edition of ABBA's Greatest Hits...Thus it has the bizarre drawing of ABBA and animal life as opposed to the park bench photo on the cover. ..Greatest Hits was never widely available on CD in most places,,partly because it was superceded by ABBA GOLD...
 
Fernando
SOS
He Is Your Brother
Ring Ring
Hasta Mañana
Nina, Pretty Ballerina
Honey, Honey
So Long
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
People Need Love
Bang-A-Boomerang
Another Town, Another Train
Mamma Mia
Dance (While The Music Still Goes On)
Waterloo

ABBA-16 Hits  June 2006  Swedish DVD
 
Anew,  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 do

 

ABBA Ringtones Made available as of April 17, 2006

Snippets from16 ABBA hits (if I counted correctly) are being made available as ringtones by Universal Music Mobile and its telecom partners, including Vodafone, SFR, Orange, T-Mobile, DoCoMo, KDDI and other telecom operators..

The Universal press release says that "Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus were personally involved in the selection of the realtones"-well that's reassuring, I  would guess were not going to see any "Just Like that' ringtones sneaking out.

The newly available ABBA mobile phone ringtones, chosen mostly from the ABBA GOLD songbook include "Waterloo," "Super Trouper," "Money, Money, Money," "Fernando," "Knowing Me, Knowing You," "Voulez-Vous," "Does Your Mother Know," "Honey Honey," "Take A Chance On Me," "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do," and "Thank You For The Music." "Ring Ring," "Mamma Mia," "SOS," "Dancing Queen" and "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight).". These ringtones are lifted from the actual masters and thus are "realtones" not synthesized ringtones! If i had a cellphone-I think I would go with The Hep Stars-"Wedding" as a ringtone... I hate cellphones -I hate cellphone bills. I hate the Yankees!

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- ABBA IN PERFORMANCE 2006 September  British DVD Released USA January  2007
This unofficial program features some of ABBA's live performances on TV shows including three different  versions of  SOS from Musikladen, the Midnight Special, and from NBC's Saturday Night,  a performance of Fernando from The Midnight Special , the live performances from the Japan Special and all nine songs from the 1981 Dick Cavett special.
Also includes interviews with ABBA experts- John Tobler, Bjorn Again's Rod Leissle, and ABBA unplugged writer, Karl French.
This show is also available as part of  ABBA: The Ultimate Review, which also  includes ABBA:The Music in Review.

Segments on DVD  are listed as 1. Abba's Glorious Live Spectacle/2. Success in America/3. Abbadabbadoo/4. Performing in Japan 5. Abba's Last Live Concert /6. Me and I

ABBA - The Ultimate Review  United Kingdom 3dvd set released October 2006
Features the contents of the 2DVD set Music in Review: ABBA 1973-1982 and ABBA: In Performance. Also released as in a French edition  ABBA: La Rétrospective January 2007
 
And  released as ABBA - Den ultimata överblicken in Sweden in October  2006

ABBA Arrival Deluxe Edition October 2006 International CD/DVD

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.. Unlike some Universal releases this one actually is quite worthwhile....

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 vocal track recorded 1980 )
15. Conociéndome, Conociéndote (Spanish version of Knowing Me, Knowing You vocal track recorded 1980)
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-Complete Studio Recordings -Danish Version  November 2006 -9CD Danish box set

A new version of Universal's multi disc collection of all of ABBA's studio recordings. This one is new and unimproved-it no longer features the two DVD included in the original box....

Also, the set no longer includes the lyrics booklet....granted most of the lyrics were not very good...The set still has the nine CD's and an exciting timeline booklet....

ABBA-Number Ones November 2006- 2 CD
 
Yes. like the Beatles, Elvis and the Bee Gees, ABBA's compilers have attempted to compile all their number one hits on one cd...Of course, ABBA did not have enough number one hits in any one country to fill an entire 74 minute CD, only the Beatles can make that claim..So instead this CD must compiled on the idea that all or most of the songs on the first CD were a #1 chart hit somewhere on some kind of chart....This package also includes a bonus audio Cd.

A slightly different version of the album was released in the UK standard version (this version includes Ring Ring and the extended version Summer Night City extended version)

 Main disc of supposed number one singles

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
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
The Name Of The Game
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
Take A Chance On me
I Have A Dream

 bonus disc of album tracks

When I Kissed The Teacher
Hole In Your Soul
Dance While The Music Still Goes On
Me And I
The King Has Lost His Crown
Rock Me
Tiger
I Wonder
Another Town, Another Train
Our Last Summer
Kisses Of Fire
Slipping Through My Fingers

The UK version includes Ring Ring and Summer Night City extended version

ABBA-Number Ones November 2006 International DVD

A separately released DVD with a similar tracks to the Number Ones CD. Has some previously unreleased though familiar TV performances as bonus tracks, otherwise not a wise DVD purchase.

Number Ones DVD track listing-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 198
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ABBA-20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of ABBA -digipak  January 30, 2007 US CD
 
Digipak reissue of a CD originally issued only in a jewel box in September 2000. The original release of this collection  actually went gold (500,000 copies sold ) in the USA even though it only offers 11 ABBA songs....

1. Waterloo
2. SOS
3. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
4. Mamma Mia
5. Fernando
6. Dancing Queen
7. Knowing Me, Knowing You
8. The Name of the Game
9. Take a Chance on Me
10. Chiquitita
11. The Winner Takes It All

 ABBA-W Pack Series - Japanese CD sets March 21,2007
The Japanese released these two CD pack sets of ABBA's  eight studio albums-Ring Ring/Waterloo, ABBA/Arrival, The Album/Voulez-Vous,and Super Trouper/The Visitors.  The four sets are released separately and each CD appears to feature the 2002 remastered track listings, thus the CD's have the normal bonus tracks that you would expect...
 
ABBA-ABBA's Visitors -British DVD  planned release  March 2007
A 51 minute video review of ABBA's last studio album.

Interviews with Andrew Brown, Raphael Ravenscroft, Chris Salewicz,Jeff Rose and Louis Rogers . Ok, I have only heard of one of those people,but that's ok. You would think this might be interesting to the ABBA fan, but as usual with these unauthorized DVD things it somehow manages not to be interesting. They don't even talk about three of the songs on the album-"Soldiers", "Like An Angel Passing Through My Room",  "I Let The Music Speak".

Performances featured include:

Summer Night City (live Dick Cavett)
Waterloo (Eurovision) and Dancing Queen (Olivia)
Gimme Gimme Gimme (live Dick Cavett)
One Of Us (intro, music only, performed by 'Gold')
On And On And On (Show Express)
Super Trouper (live Dick Cavett,)
The Winner Takes It All (Show Express)
One Of Us (
ABBA promo video)
Slipping Through My Fingers (live Dick Cavett)
One Of Us (
ABBA promo video)
Head Over Heels (
ABBA promo video)
When All Is Said And Done (
ABBA promo video)
Two For The Price Of One (live Dick Cavett)

 


ABBA - The Complete Studio Recordings box set, March 27, 2007

International release of a the boxset released in November 2006 in
Denmark.
This boxset is abridged version of the fluffy dice box set.

 
ABBA -The Golden Years DVD April 2007.
 A reissue of a Dutch TV documentary that was long ago issued on VHS as "The Story of ABBA" . The "Story of ABBA" was the first of many videos to compile Swedish TV performances of " 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). The Ria Valk featured in the special is  happens to be a homegrown Dutch pop star who sang a sung cowritten by Stig Anderson.

Baby, Those Are The Rules (Hootenanny Singers)
Att älska i varens tid (Frida)
Sunny Girl (The Hep Stars)
Nu skall vi opp, opp, opp (Agnetha)
Rocking Billy (Ria Valk)
People Need Love
Ring Ring
Waterloo
Honey, Honey
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
SOS
Mamma Mia
Fernando
Dancing Queen
Money, Money, Money
Knowing Me, Knowing You
I'm A Marionette
The Name Of The Game
Take A Chance On Me
Eagle
Chiquitita
Does Your Mother Know
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
I Have A Dream
The Winner Takes It All
Super Trouper
One Of Us
The Day Before You Came
Under Attack
Thank You For The Music

ABBA - Dancing Queen Interviews-Released  DVD April 2007.USA) July 2007 (Europe)
This DVD has  interview material and archival footage presented for the first time ever in a DVD format! It  includes British and US tv footage. Featured  are mini-documentaries, rehearsals, footage from the Eurovision 1974 Song Contest, photos from the 60's, early black and white footage, and a Mamma Mia documentary. Contains no musical performances by ABBA.....

ABBA-The World's Greatest Albums - ABBA/ARRIVAL - The Ultimate Critical Review- UK DVD June 18, 2007.
 
Another DVD review focusing one of ABBA albums that features interviews with ex-Smash Hits editor Emma Jones, Capital Radio DJ Mick Brown and  session musician Neal McArthur. Also included are  live  TV recordings of  'Dancing Queen', 'Knowing Me, Knowing You' and 'Money Money Money'.
 
ABBA-Rock Case Studies - ABBA 2 DVD + book  UK  DVD June 11, 2007.
Another one of these unauthorized videos biographies of ABBA that seem to be flooding the markert. More "rare archive interview and performance footage" and another  top team.

Interactive scrapbook with details of all ABBA's #1 hits


ABBA- Arrival Universal Japan, Catalogue Number: UIJY-9016 Vinyl LP August or September 2007


A 200 gram vinyl LP reissue that utilizes heavier than normal vinyl.

Side A
1. When I Kissed The Teacher
2. Dancing Queen
3. My Love, My Life
4. Dum Dum Diddle
5. Knowing Me, Knowing You

Side B
1. Money, Money, Money
2. That*s Me
3. Why Did It Have To Be Me
4. Tiger
5. Arrival

The Tommy Cooper Hour, , UK 3DVD boxset October 3, 2007

This set includes ABBA's 1974 performance of 'Ring Ring'.

ABBA-The Album Deluxe Edition October 15, 2007 International release (available later in some places)
 
Their 1977 album will be released with bonus tracks and an accompanying DVD of rare and previously unreleased performances.
The Album, was originally released 30 years ago, in late  1977.
Like last year's Deluxe Edition of Arrival, ABBA - The Album will be extended with six bonus tracks and a DVD of rare and previously unreleased performances and news reports. Of course, there is still no sign of the rare klive tracks- "I am an A" or "Get On the Carousel".The illustrated 28 page booklet includes an  Carl Magnus Palm essay on the making of the album.
Track list:
 CD
1. Eagle
2. Take A Chance On Me
3. One Man, One Woman
4. The Name Of The Game
5. Move On
6. Hole In Your Soul
"The Girl With The Golden Hair"
- 3 scenes from a mini-musical -
7. Thank You For The Music
8. I Wonder (Departure)
9. I'm A Marionette
Bonus tracks
10. Eagle (Single Edit)
11. Take A Chance On Me (Live Version; Alternate Mix)
12. Thank You For The Music (Doris Day Version)
13. Al Andar (Spanish Version of Move On)
14. I Wonder (Departure) (Live Version)
15. Gracias Por La Música (Spanish Version of Thank You For The Music)
 DVD
1. Eagle/Thank You For The Music (Star Parade, ZDF)
2. Take A Chance On Me (Am Laufenden Band, Radio Bremen)
3. The Name Of The Game (ABBA Special, TBS)
4. Thank You For The Music (Mike Yarwood's Christmas Show, BBC)
5. Take A Chance On Me (Star Parade, ZDF)
6. ABBA on tour in 1977 (Rapport, SVT)
7. Recording ABBA ­ The Album (Gomorron Sverige, SVT)
8. ABBA in London, February 1978 (Blue Peter, BBC)
9. ABBA in America, May 1978 (Rapport, SVT)
10. ABBA ­ The Album Television Commercial I (UK)
11. ABBA ­ The Album Television Commercial II (AUSTRALIA)
12. International Sleeve Gallery

ABBA -Number Ones -Sound and Vision version 2CD/ 1DVD November 2007 International release
 
Just in time for Christmas comes this rehashing of a rehash. This set does include a few bonus hard to find TV clips.
CD1
1. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
2. Mamma Mia
3. Dancing Queen
4. Super Trouper
5. SOS
6. Summer Night City
7. Money, Money, Money
8. The Winner Takes It All
9. Chiquitita
10. One Of Us
11. Knowing Me, Knowing You
12. Voulez-Vous
13. Fernando
14. Waterloo
15. The Name Of The Game
16. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
17. Take A Chance On Me
18. I Have A Dream

CD2
1. When I Kissed The Teacher
2. Hole In Your Soul
3. Dance (While The Music Still Goes On)
4. Me And I
5. The King Has Lost His Crown
6. Rock Me
7. Tiger
8. I Wonder (Departure)
9. Another Town, Another Train
10. Our Last Summer
11. Kisses Of Fire
12. Slipping Through My Fingers

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DVD
1. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
2. Mamma Mia
3. Dancing Queen
4. Super Trouper
5. SOS
6. Summer Night City
7. Money, Money, Money
8. The Winner Takes It All
9. Chiquitita
10. One Of Us
11. Knowing Me, Knowing You
12. Voulez-Vous
13. Fernando
14. Waterloo
15. Ring Ring
16. The Name Of The Game
17. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
18. Take A Chance On Me
19. I Have A Dream

Extras:
Waterloo (From Top Of The Pops, England 1974)
I Do I Do I Do I Do I Do, SOS & Waterloo (From Hei Sveis!, Norway 1975)
I Have A Dream & Under Attack (From The Late Late Breakfast Show, England 1982 )
Number Ones Scrapbook

ABBA - The Movie HD DVD, Universal, November 26, 2007

Includes full-length film, plus bonus features: ABBA - The Movie:
Looking Back. Lasse Hallström, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus in
conversation; Tour Souvenir Programme Gallery; Memorabilia Gallery;
Theatrical Trailer; ABBA - The Album Television Commercials. Not sure if
this can be found since it is on the defunct HD DVD format.

 

ABBA -THE MOVIE -Blue Ray version, Universal , .....December 12, 2007

The 1978 ABBA concert movie is now available in some territories on
Blue Ray . This release appears to have the bonus material found on the
second disc of the original DVD released in 2005. Thus the 40 minute
interview with Bjorn, Benny and Lasse Hallstrom is included. Includes
full-length film, plus bonus features: ABBA - The Movie: Looking Back.
Lasse Hallström, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus in conversation; Tour
Souvenir Programme Gallery; Memorabilia Gallery; Theatrical Trailer;
ABBA - The Album Television Commercia

 

 

ABBA Number Ones DVD (slidepack)--Released 10 December
1. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
2. Mamma Mia
3. Dancing Queen
4. Super Trouper
5. SOS
6. Summer Night City
7. Money, Money, Money
8. The Winner Takes It All
9. Chiquitita
10. One Of Us
11. Knowing Me, Knowing You
12. Voulez-Vous
13. Fernando
14. Waterloo
15. Ring Ring
16. The Name Of The Game
17. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
18. Take A Chance On Me
19. I Have A Dream
Extras:
Waterloo (From Top Of The Pops, England 1974)
I Do I Do I Do I Do I Do, SOS & Waterloo (From Hei Sveis!, Norway
1975)
I Have A Dream & Under Attack (From The Late Late Breakfast Show,
England 1982 )
Number Ones Scrapbook

 

The Best Of ABBA (18 Hits) CD (ecopak) Canada April 29, 2008


1. The Winner Takes It All
2. Super Trouper
3. Waterloo
4. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
5. The Name Of The Game
6. Ring Ring
7. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
8. SOS
9. Fernando
10. Hasta Mañana
11. Mamma Mia
12. Lay All Your Love On Me
13. Thank You For The Music
14. Happy New Year
15. Honey, Honey (Swedish Version)
16. Waterloo (French Version)
17. Ring Ring (German Version)
18. *Dame! *Dame! *Dame! (Spanish Version of Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! [A
Man After Midnight])

 

 

ABBA-ABBA Gold, Universal 060251724732, International CD June 2,
2008

This release features updated packaging for the often reissued
seminal 1992 ABBA compilation. The CD on this edition is now packaged
in what is called the Super Jewel Box. You might ask what is the
Super Jewel Box? Super Jewel Boxes are made of crystal clear, high
grade polystyrene and features improvements to the old CD jewel case,
such as a new and patented hub for one or two discs, rounded corners,
stronger hinges, an advanced locking clasp, visibility to graphics on
all four spines, and increased durability.

The booklet has been slightly updated at the same time, and the CD
supposedly features the latest remastered versions of the same nineteen
ABBA tracks. Certainly not worth tracking down, unless you have a thing
about throwing away your money.

ABBA- More Gold, Universal 060251724733, International CD June 2,
2008

This is a Reissue of the 1993 release in updated packaging. This
release has undergone another overhaul, with revised liner notes, a
re-designed booklet and a remastered CD. The track listing remains the
same.
more abba gold
(Re-released 2 June; Germany 17 June; Australia 14 July; UK 25 August)

 

ABBA-ABBA The Album Limited 180gram Remastered Vinyl LP, Universal,
July 8 , 2008


To help celebrate the 6oth year of vinyl Universal is re-releasing 80
titles in vinyl. The first batch includes ABBA -The album. Supposedly,
Each album contains a voucher enabling the purchaser to download MP3
versions of the songs within. Supposedly, the album replicates
the original packgaging. The disc is pressed on 180 gram (heavier than
normal) virgin vinyl. No bonus tracks of course, since they would not
fit anyway.

ABBA-Thank You For The Music,  Universal 060251743234,  International CD  July 14,2008,  2008 
 
The 66 track,  4-CD ABBA box set, has been re-released in a downsized format, in accordance with current day  box set packaging. The booklet has been redesigned with different photographs, and parts of the essays  and liner notes have been gently corrected and updated. Which means of course, that the booklet is shorter with fewer pictures. The disc content remains exactly the same as it was in the original 1994 edition.

ABBA -Thank You For The Music Collectors Box Set 3 DVD plus book ,July 28. 2008

Another one of those unofficial biography DVD sets.

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

Another one of those unofficial biography DVD sets.

 


ABBA- ABBA * THE ALBUMS, released October 27, 2008 9CD Box set,
international release


All of the tracks here have been previously released.This is a new 99
track box set of all ABBA's studio albums, with a bonus disc of most of
ABBA's non-original album A&B sides. It is by no means complete, though
to be fair, that does not seem to be the intent. ABBA's live album,
Spanish album, German & French language tracks, alternative mixes, and
alternative edits, are not included. Nor are the rarities found on the
Thank You For The Music box set or MORE ABBA GOLD included here. The
Ring Ring album is presented here in the later track listing version
with "She's My Kind of Girl" instead of " Ring Ring (bara du slog en
signal), otherwise the studio albums are issued in their original track
listings. The nine CD's are packaged in a embossed cardboard box.

 

 

 

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 MONTIEF'S HANDY GUIDE TO ABBA THE ALBUMS!!!

  HOME-ABBA-THE ALBUMS  All ABBA Albums 1972-1982  All Abba Albums 1983-2006
 1970-1972 The Early Years (Lycka, Pa Svenska, Early singles)  1973 Ring Ring  1974-Waterloo
 1975-ABBA'S 1975 studio album   1975/1976 ABBA's first Greatest Hits album  1976/1977-Arrival
  1977/1978- The Album  1979 Voulez-Vous and Greatest Hits Volume 2   1980-Super Trouper
  1981-The Visitors   1982-The Singles-The First Ten Years and other 1982 sessions  1986-ABBA Live
  ABBA's Spanish &Non English recordings   ABBA Box sets  ABBA Rare and Unreleased
 1970's& 1980's ABBA Compilations and Reissues  1990's/2000's ABBA compilations   Index of all albums on the site

 

 ABBA THE ALBUMS -SITE INDEX -REVIEWS OF ALBUMS SORTED BY ARTIST
 HOME-ABBA-THE ALBUMS ABBA -Group Career

 

ABBA, Group& Solo -100 Great Records

  AGNETHA SOLO CAREER  FRIDA SOLO CAREER

 BJORN AND BENNY incl.

their musicals and productions

 Benny SOLO CAREER   TRIBUTE ALBUMS & COVER GROUPS   RELATED ARTISTS
  BJORN AND THE HOOTENANNY SINGERS

  BENNY &

THE HEP STARS

 Latest RELEASES
 ABBA GOES TO THE MOVIES  ABBA GOES TO THE Theatre  INDEX TO ALBUMS REVIEWED ON THIS SITE

 ABBA THE ALBUMS - GROUP & SOLO ALBUM REVIEWS LISTED IN ODER OF YEAR OF RELEASE
 HOME-ABBA-THE ALBUMS ALBUMS YEAR BY YEAR 1960's  ALBUMS YEAR BY YEAR 1970-1975
 ALBUMS YEAR BY YEAR 1976-1979  ALBUMS YEAR BY YEAR 1980-1984 ALBUMS YEAR BY YEAR 1985-1989
  ALBUMS YEAR BY YEAR 1990-1994 ALBUMS YEAR BY YEAR 1995-1999 ALBUMS YEAR BY YEAR  2000's

Chart revised by Montief OR SOMEONE WHO LOOKS LIKE HIM...

 

 

-j.c.b.