4/15/2010

2006 ABBA releases

2006  New releases  by ABBA, ABBA solo and ABBA related artists. 

2006 saw a new live album by by Benny Andersson's Orkester,the ABBA number one compilation, a reissue of Bjorn's and Benny's Lycka album on CD, and a few other little ABBA related projects.. In total at least 24 ABBA related DVD's or CD's were released.. Bjorn tooled around in  a private jet, Benny reached Age 60!
SISSEL-Into Paradise -February 2006 internationally released 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 and some other territories CD
Benny Andersson's  Orkester-BAO På Turné (BAO LIVE)  May  2006 Swedish CD
Bjorn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson -LYCKA  May 2006 reissue Swedish CD (May have also been released in Austria, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain,  Switzerland)
ABBA-16 Hits  June 2006  Swedish DVD
Florence-FEEL Mid 2006 Swedish
CD
ABBA Ringtones Mid 2006
ABBA - Music Box Biographical Collection  July 2006 UK DVD
Annie Sofie Von Otter-I  Let The  Music Speak  August 2006 International
CD
ABBA- ABBA IN PERFORMANCE 2006 September British DVD
ABBA-Arrival (Deluxe Edition) planned release October  2006 1
CD/1dvd
Mamma Mia! 5th Anniversary Special Edition  October 17,2006  American CD/DVD
Rajaton with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra: Rajaton Sings ABBA November 2006 Elaine Paige Essential musicals - October 2006 British
CD
Gunilla Backman- Nära mig -October 18 2006 -Swedish CD
Anders Ekborg - Äkta vara 2006 CD-DVD- November 10, 2006  Swedish CD/CVD
ABBA-Number Ones November 2006- 2 CD
 ABBA-Number Ones November 2006 International DVD
Glenmark & Glenmark- Vår Jul  November 2006 Swedish CD
ABBA-Complete Studio Recordings -Danish Version  November 2006 -9CD Danish box  set
Various Artists- Absolute Woman- British CD- Late 2006
Skinner/Ripley -"Raw at Town Hall" American 2CD set  December 2006
SNL - 1975 - 1976 -The Complete First Season -December 2006 8 DVD box set
 


SISSEL-Into Paradise -February 2006 internationally released CD
This is the  new album by this renowned Norwegian soprano, Sissel Kyrkjebo.
This CD features yet another version of ABBA's "Like An Angel Passing Through My Room". This album has a classical slant.. The UK version has a different track listing...
Track listing for US version..
 Dusk /Bachianas Brasileiras /Wachet Auf Ruft Uns Die Stimme Bwv 140/Dido`s Aria / In Paradisum /Sancta Maria /Vitae Lux / Ingen vinner frem /Bäreden väg för herran /Marble Halls/Adagio /Like An Angel Passing Through My Room
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 album was actually ever widely 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 long box book like thing, that has three of ABBA's studio albums crammed into it...The three "A" albums, actually, affirmatively, assiduously! ABBA, ARRIVAL and the ALBUM..all for 29 dollars Also included are the bonus tracks found on the 2001 remasters....
Disc: 1
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 Special
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
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. The release has no extras or liner notes beyond what was in the original vinyl release.. For some reason, originally the Greatest Hits album was never widely available on CD in most places..

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

Ten Tenors-Tenology-April 2006 American CD..

Australian singing group that features yes, ten tenors. This CD has their version of ABBA's "Dancing Queen". It also can be found on some of their other CD's or DVD - (One Is Not Enough - Live In Berlin (DVD) Untied (CD) Larger Than Life (CD).   The group has been also been known to perform a bit of ABBA's "Mamma Mia" in their live version  of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody".  

Track Listing
DISC ONE
1. Italian Medley
2. Funiculi, Funicula (Live)
3. World Anthem
4. Stonde
5. Mama
6. Opera Without The Boring Bits (Live)
7. Conquest Of Paradise
8. My Daughter
9. Throw Your Arms Around Me
10. Granada (Live)
11. Because Of You
12. Thousand Candles
13. Bohemian Rhapsody (Live)
14. Dancing Queen

Benny Andersson's  Orkester-BAO På Turné (BAO LIVE)  May  2006 Swedish CD

A new  release of live recordings  from the summer of 2005 . Recordings were made  at the Stadsparken in Örebro and at the Samildalsgropen in Leksand. The tracks recorded included  two new  B&B songs... A new promo single "Det Är Vi Ändå " was  released in Sweden as a taster for the album. The rest of CD includes songs from BAO's live repertoire including a few covers of songs not written by Benny Andersson...

Track listing ( with album that  studio version of song is found on,if any)

Glasgow Boogie(Andersson) BAO
Vitalins Vals (Andersson) BAO
När Tvenne Hjärtan Slå(Jules Sylvain/Gösta Stevens)
Klinga Mina Klockor--(Andersson-Ulvaeus)Klinga Mina Klockor
Födelsedagsvals Till Mona(Andersson)Klinga Mina Klockor
Tobakshandlarvisa(perne-paddock)
Lätt Som En Sommarfjäril--(Andersson-Ulvaeus) Benny Anderssons Orkerster
Aj Aj Aj Vilken Röd Liten Ros(Jules Sylvain/Gösta Stevens)
Slängpolska Efter Bysskalle-(trad.)
Gamle Svarten(Michael Carr/Hamilton Kennedy/Sven-Olof Sandberg)
Hjortingen-(trad.) Fiolin Min trad
Det Är Vi Ändå-(Andersson-Ulvaeus)'Det är vi ändå' (It's Still Us)
För Dig-?'För dig'-(Andersson-Ulvaeus)
Bälter Svens Paradpolkett-(Olle Moreaus) Orsa Spelmän
Moon River(Henry Mancini/Johnny Mercer)
Bachs Badinerie-(Johann Sebastian Bach)
O Sole Mio(trad.)
Jehu -(Andersson)BAO
Du Är Min Man-(andersson-Ulvaeus) BAO
True Love(Cole Porter)
Vår Sista Dans-(andersson-Ulvaeus) Benny Anderssons Orkerster

Medley:
Ett Glatt Humör (Sven Arefeldt)
Säg Det Med Ett Leende (Nils Perne/Sven Paddock/Helge Roundquist)
Vårat Gäng (Nils Perne/Sven Paddock)

Bjorn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson -LYCKA  May 2006 reissue Swedish CD (May have also been released in Austria, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain,  Switzerland)

The original 1970 album plus 14 bonus tracks including one never before
released track-"To Live With You" which is the English language version of "Lycka":...
In some ways this is the birth of ABBA.This album features the first track to have
all future members of ABBA on it and this is the very first album to have all the music written by Björn and Benny. Björn and Benny wrote the music to all of the songs and some of the lyrics. The whole album is sung in Swedish . Björn doing most of the lead vocals, with Benny providing some backing vocals. Benny actually sings lead on one of the songs here-"Kara Gamla Sol", but's it's hard to tell it's Benny. The original album featured eleven songs. The title translates into Happiness. This album was released in the fall of 1970 on Polar Records. As a whole, this album features some of Björn's best work.
Acoustic and Electric Guitar feature more prominently here than they would on ABBA records. The electric guitar, in particular dominates on "Kalles Visa" and "Nagonting Ar Pa Vag". This album is a bit more serious in tone than some of the later B&B songs and early ABBA songs that would follow in the early and mid-Seventies. None of the songs here (even in translation) have a bubble gum lyrics or sound.

"Hej Gamle Man" (Hello Old Man) was released as the single from this album and proved to be successful, though the album was not overly successful. "Hej Gamle Man" features Agnetha and Frida on backing vocals. It was the first song to feature all four members of ABBA. "Hej Gamle Man" actually shows up on the ABBA box set -THANK YOU FOR YOU THE MUSIC.
My favorite song on this album is the great acoustic guitar workout "Liselotte" (it features lyrics by Agnetha and Björn). I also love the anthemic "Ge Oss En Chans"(Give Us A Chance) . "Ge Oss En Chans "has some soulful singing and some great organ. A nice little touch can be found at the beginning of "Lilla Du, Lilla Van' which starts with Benny's piano sneaking in at a low volume.
The stark brown cover is telling. It's clear that their is seriousness of purpose and intent in these two young man. Benny's (age 23) trademark beard puts in it's first appearance on a album cover (Benny (never had a beard on the Hep Stars album covers). Björn (then age 25) looks a little smug but the trademark smile is there. The Swedish flag on the Guitar seems to say ,"We represent Sweden to the world". The LYCKA album was recorded at Metronome in the Summer of 1970 .
LYCKA was produced by Björn and Benny with Bengt Bernhag and engineered by Michael B.Tretow. Benny and Björn played on the tracks with two Swiss musicians, drummer John Counz -drums and bassist -Gus Horn. S.O.Walldoff was responsible for the orchestral arrangements. I have never confirmed whether another guitarist plays guitar along with Bjorn on this album? Anybody know for sure?
Agnetha and Frida had joined up with Björn and Benny to change the group from a duo to a quartet.before a planned followup B&B album was anywhere near completion. Björn and Benny continued to release singles through till 1972. Agnetha and Frida had joined up with Björn and Benny to change the group from a duo to a quartet soon to be named ABBA.
I like this album a lot -but some people just can't stomach Bjorn's singing enough to go out buy this...

Lycka album tracks
1. Lycka
2. Nånting är på väg
3. Kära gamla sol
4. Det där med kärlek
5. Välkommen in i gänget
6. Lilla du, lilla vän
7. Hej gamle man!
8. Liselott
9. Kalles visa
10. Ge oss en chans
11. Livet går sin gång


Bonus tracks
12. She's My Kind Of Girl
13. Inga Theme *
14. Det kan ingen doktor hjälpa*
15. På bröllop *
16. Tänk om jorden vore ung
17. Träskofolket*
18. En karusell
19. Att finnas till
20. Hey, Musikant *
21. Was die Liebe sagt (German version of "Livet Gar sing Gang" track)*
22. Love Has Its Ways *
23. Rock'n Roll Band (original version)*
24. Merry-Go-Round
25. To Live With You (previously unreleased English version of "Lycka")*

* First time on CD , these were never released on Lp either...
ABBA-16 Hits  June 2006  Swedish DVD

A new,  largely unnecessary DVD loosely based on the 2005 CD
It's going to be released on NTSC standard..
.
1. The winner takes it all
2. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme (A man after midnight)
3. Name of the game
4. I do, I do, I do, I do, I do
5. SOS
6. Thank you for the music
7. Dancing Queen
8. Chiquitita
9. The Day before you came
10. On and On and On
11. Voulez-vous
12. Does your mother know
13. Happy new year
14. Waterloo
15. Knowing me, knowing you
16. When all is said and do
Florence-FEEL Mid 2006 Swedish CD
A New album produced by Benny Andersson and released on Mono records.
The group is a female trio that takes it name from the  CHESS character, Florence Vassey. The girls in the group sung in the Swedish version of Mamma Mia.  Florence,is  a trio featuring Benny Andersson's daughter-in-law Lisa Östberg and her friends Anna Granath and Sara Jangfeldt.
Both Benny and Ludvig Andersson play on this CD.. The album does not include any new Benny Andersson songs.
Track listing: Give me the part/Noel v/s Art/Verklig/Vintertid/For Iris/Feel/Sakta
/Stjärnor och himlar/Kvar/Misfit /Mauritius
ABBA Ringtones April 17, 2006 (not an album or CD)
Snippets from16 ABBA hits (if I counted correctly) were 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.
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: Gold - The World's Greatest Albums DVD June 6, 2006
Quoted verbatim from the jacket-"The story behind Abba's Gold, one of the greatest pop albums ever made. Drawing on rare Abba performances from TV and film archives around the world, this is the first ever independent film review of Abba Gold. The film draws on the reflections of a team of leading critics, musicologists and working musicians to produce the most authoritative and comprehensive review of a landmark in popular music." OK I like, ABBA too, but the ABBA Gold album just annoys me.

Annie Sofie Von Otter-I Let The Music Speak, Deutsche Grammophone DG
477 9701 , International
CD August 20, 2006
Sofie's new CD covers the full spectrum of the Benny Andersson/Bjorn
Ulvaeus songbook from early ABBA through Chess, Kristina and finally to
the BAO. This album includes three new English lyrics of songs
originally recorded in Swedish. Two of these songs ("Walk with You
Mama, and Butterfly Wings " )are Bjorn's first new released English
language lyrics in a long time.

The third new English translation is a translation of "Efter Regnet"
called as one would expect "After the Rain" ,the new lyric is by the
original lyricist Mats Norklit.

Benny Andersson is pictured in the liner notes and he looks like a old
man, and he manages to plays piano on two tracks -"Walk With You,
Mama"and " After the Rain". Benny's friends -Anders Eljas (piano,
arrangements) and Kalle Moreaus (banjo) also play on the CD. The
recordings were actually made in September 2004 at the the Atlantis
Studios (the studio often used by ABBA that was formerly known as
Metronome studios) The album was produced by George Wadenius , who
also plays on most of the tracks. The release was delayed partly
because Anne's busy schedule as operatic singer did not allow proper
time to promote the album in 2005.

As fascinating as the selection of songs is. I am not sure that Anne's
voice is ideal for some of these songs.... Still "Walk With You, Mama"
works as do a few other tracks. Benny is pictured in the liner notes
and he looks like a old man....

ABBA fans are starting to call Anne "Sofie The otter" .They named a
new otter pup at the Stockholm aquarium after her, the other one they
called Bjorn!
The Day Before You Came (ABBA)
I Let The Music Speak (ABBA)
When All Is Said And Done (ABBA)
Walk With You, Mama (vocal version of "Stockholm at Night")
The Winner Takes It All (ABBA)
Butterfly Wings (the English version debut of BAO's Lätt Som En Sommarfjäril)
Heaven Help My Heart (from Chess)
Ljusa Kvällar Om Våren (from Kristina från Duvemåla)
I Am Just A Girl (ABBA)
Ut Mot Ett Hav (from Kristina from Duvemåla)
After the Rain (English version debut of Benny's Efter Regnet)
Money, Money Money (ABBA)(uncredited bonus track)

Bonus track Japan only:
Thank You For The Music

Bonus track available on iTunes:
Someone Else's Story


ABBA- ABBA IN PERFORMANCE 2006 September British DVD
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 NBC's 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-Arrival (Deluxe Edition) planned release October  2006 1CD/1dvd
A 30th (augh!) anniversary edition of this classic late 1976 ABBA album...The first disc is a audio CD  ,the second a DVD ....The track listing is similar 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 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.
Mamma Mia! 5th Anniversary Special Edition  October 17, 2006  American CD/DVD
Decca Broadway offers up this special CD/DVD will include the original 1999 cast album --  as well as three finale bonus audio tracks which are being released in the U.S. for the first time including "Mamma Mia", "Dancing Queen" and "Waterloo."
There will also be a deluxe booklet featuring cast photos, a behind-the scenes-documentary hosted by original Broadway cast members Joe Machota and Tina Maddigan, some opening night footage, interviews with producer Judy Craymer (lord help us) , director Phyllida Lloyd (augh)  librettist Catherine Johnson (my god) and original ABBA band members Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus(  double augh!) , plus ABBA concert clips and performance footage of different productions of the show from around the world.
Disc 1 - CD: Original 1999 London Cast recording
Act 1
1. Overture / Prologue
2. Honey Honey
3. Money, Money, Money
4. Thank You For The Music
5. Mamma Mia
6. Chiquitita
7. Dancing Queen
8. Lay All Your Love On Me
9. Super Trouper
10. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
11. The Name Of The Game
12. Voulez-Vous
Act 2
13. Entr'Act
14. Under Attack
15. One Of Us
16. S.O.S.
17. Does Your Mother Know
18. Knowing Me, Knowing You
19. Our Last Summer
20. Slipping Through My Fingers
21. Winner Takes It All
22. Take A Chance On Me
23. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
24. I Have A Dream
Finale bonus tracks recorded 2004
25: Mamma Mia
26. Dancing Queen
27. Waterloo
Disc 2 - DVD:
1. Overture/Prologue
2. Waterloo
3. Dancing Queen
4. SOS
5. The Winner Takes It All
6. The Winner Takes It All
7. Interview With Bjorn from Week in the West End
8. Catherine Interview
9. Phyllida Interview
10. Entr'act
11. Mamma Mia
12. Waterloo
13. Lay All Your Love on Me
14. Super Trouper
15. Thank You for the Music
16. Dancing Queen
17. Money, Money, Money
18. Voulez-Vous
19. Take a Chance on Me
20. Dancing Queen
21. Dancing Queen
22. Slipping Through My Fingers
23. I Have a Dream
24. Dancing Queen
25. Thank You For The Music
26. Knowing Me, Knowing You
27. Money, Money, Money
28. Dancing Queen
Rajaton with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra: Rajaton Sings ABBA November 2006  CD

This very fab  Finnish acapella vocal group performs ABBA covers on this album. 
Rajaton consists of Essi Wuorela (soprano), Virpi Moskari (soprano), Soila Sariola (alto), Jussi Chydenius (bass), Hannu Lepola (tenor), and Ahti Paunu (baritone).
So that would be - three woman and three men singers sort of like an adult Finnish Brady Bunch.....This  CD is released by the  amazing Plastinka label. Originally, Plastinka was just a plastics company, but in recent times Plastinka has branched out into music and fine stemware. Visit their lovely factory in Turku and you will get a autographed CD from Rajaton.

Ah Finland- I kind would like to be in Finland now, somewhere up in Lapland in a small  cottage with a reindeer. (Review by Edsel Felpin)

1. Dancing Queen
2. Chiquitita
3. Money, Money, Money
4. One Of Us
5. Voulez-Vous
6. Does Your Mother Know
7. Head Over Heels
8. Mamma Mia
9. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
10. The Winner Takes It All
11. Thank You For The Music
12. Fernando
13. Waterloo

 Elaine Paige -Essential musicals - October 2006 British CD

I was going to list this as "Another album of tired old show tunes" but I won't ....This CD Includes, for the first time on record, Elaine's version of "Someone Else's Story" from CHESS. Also included are some other show tunes...
1. Where Is Love
2. Edelweiss
3. Hopelessly Devoted To You
4. You Must Love Me
5. Bring Him Home
6. Something's Coming
7. If I Loved You
8. All I Ask Of You
9. Someone Else's Story
10. I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out Of My Hair
11. Aquarius
12. Surrrender
13. Broadway Baby
Gunilla Backman- Nära mig -October 18 2006 -Swedish CD
This is a new album in Swedish that supposedly includes  a Swedish version of The Winner Takes It all". Gunilla Backman was Donna in the Swedish version of Mamma Mia! She also played Svetlana in the Danish cast  version of Chess, making her the only person to appear on cast albums for both Chess and Mamma Mia...The album includes a duet with Peter Jöback. The album is produced by Anders Neglin..
1. En Enkel Tid
2. Den Rätte För Mig
3. Bara Du
4. Sången Vi Spelade
5. Med Ögon Känsliga För Grönt
6. Var Han Min ?
7. Utan Ett Ord
8. Pappa, Kan Du Höra ?
9. Vara Vid Liv
10. Du Får Mig I Blom
11. Kanske Kärlek Är Allt
12. Vinnaren Tar Allt
13. Avskedsblues

 Anders Ekborg - Äkta vara 2006 CD-DVD- November 10, 2006  Swedish CD/CVD
New album in Swedish  by  the star of Kristina and Chess Pa Svenska that features a new song by B&B  called " Han som vunnit allt". This album has videos for all songs included.
1. Två
2. Tåget
3. När man vågar älska
4. Vinden i min själ
5. För dig
6. Vackra utan själ
7. Det var nästan som jag visste
8. Änglarna vill ha det så
9. Han som vunnit allt
10. Det borde vara jag
11. Intill

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! (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
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

UK standard version (this version includes Ring Ring and Summer Night City extended version)
ABBA-Number Ones November 2006 International DVD
Another release of same old tired videos, though to be annoying they throw in six bonus videos which are actual rarities.
Number Ones DVD tracklisting main tracks
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
Mamma Mia
Dancing Queen
Super Trouper
SOS
Summer Night City
Money, Money, Money
The Winner Takes It All
Chiquitita
One Of Us
Knowing Me, Knowing You
Voulez-Vous
Fernando
Waterloo
Ring Ring
The Name Of The Game
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
Take A Chance On Me
I Have A Dream
DVD Extras

Waterloo (live) Top of the Pops, 11th April 1974
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do Hei Sveis!-30th August 1975 Momarkedet, Norway
SOS -Hei Sveis!-30th August 1975 Momarkedet, Norway
Waterloo- Hei Sveis!-30th August 1975 Momarkedet, Norway
I Have A Dream-The Late Late Breakfast Show, BBC 11 December 1982
Under Attack-The Late Late Breakfast Show, BBC 11 December 1982

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

Glenmark & Glenmark- Vår Jul  November 2006 Swedish CD
A new Christmas CD    by those sibling Swedes Karin and Anders Glenmark of Gemini fame. No ABBA related stuff here..Though the song "Nu tändas tusen juleljus"  is one of a couple songs here that were also done on Agnetha & Linda's Christmas album...

1. När vi närmar oss jul
2. Nu tändas tusen juleljus
3. Stilla natt
4. Kanske till julen
5. Den lille trumslagarpojken/Sjung om fred
6. Låt mig få tända ett ljus
7. Jul efter jul
8. Julen är här
9. Jul, jul strålande jul
10. Betlehems stjärna (Gläns över sjö och strand)
11. Säg, vem är barnet
12. Ave Maria
13. Låt julen förkunna

Various Artists- Absolute Woman- British CD- Late 2006
A budget various artist collection with a song from Agnetha's My Colouring Book CD.

1 I'm Every Woman-Chaka Khan
2 Black Coffee-All Saints
3 (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman-Aretha Franklin
4 My Lovin'- En Vogue
5 Black Velvet-Alannah Miles
6 Thinking Of You-Sister Sledge
7 A Good Tradition-Tanita Tikaram
8 Patience Of Angels-Eddi Reader
9 Only Living Boy In New York City-Everything But The Girl
10 Angel-Anita Baker
11 You're The One I Love-Shola Ama
12 Midnight At The Oasis-Maria Muldaur
13 You Might Need Somebody-Randy Crawford
14 When You Walk In The Room-Agnetha Faltskog
15 You're So Vain-Carly Simon
16 Young Hearts Run Free-Candi Staton
17 Pink Cadillac-Natalie Cole
18 Gloria-Laura Branigan
19 Chguck E's In Love-Rickie Lee Jones
20 Memory-Elaine Paige
Skinner/Ripley -"Raw at Town Hall" American 2CD set  December 2006

Broadway singers Emily Skinner and Alice Ripley's new duets recording - recorded live during their Oct. 21 concert at Town Hall.

It features both solos and duets and is notable for Alice Ripley's  premeire performance of "You Got to Be There". "You Got to Be There" is the English version of "Du måste finnas" from Kristina från Duvemåla". Alice Ripley is slated  to be member of the cast of the Broadway version of KRISTINA.

Disc One
"Two's Company" (Ripley and Skinner)
"Little Me" (Ripley and Skinner)
"I'd Rather Wake Up By Myself" (Skinner)
"Cigarette Dream"/"The Last Smoker in America" (Ripley)
"Sleepy Man" (Skinner)
"I Miss the Mountains" (Ripley)
"Every Day a Little Death" (Ripley and Skinner)
"No One Is Alone" (Skinner)
"Broadway Baby" (Ripley)
"Sisters"/"Ohio" (Ripley and Skinner)

Disc Two
"Trouble" (Ripley and Skinner)
"Poor Unfortunate Souls" (Skinner)
"You've Got to Be There" (Ripley)
"Come Up and See Me Some Time" (Skinner)
"Past My Prime" (Ripley and Skinner)
"Lazy Afternoon" (Skinner)
"She's Gone" (Ripley)
"Who Will Love Me As I Am?" (Ripley and Skinner)
"I Will Never Leave You" (Ripley and Skinner)

SNL - 1975 - 1976 -The Complete First Season -December 2006 8 DVD box set
Includes every episode of the first season that featured Chevy Chase, John Belushi and others. Thus this set includes ABBA's appearance on NBC's Saturday Night on 15 November 1975, in a show hosted by Robert Klein. Their performances of "SOS" and "Waterloo" are notorius for being  lip-synched, but are still entertaining. Still, this DVD box set is probably not worth buying unless your a Saturday Night Live fan...
SNL shows and performances have been released and rerunned before, but usually not in their entirety, so this first time that the complete show that ABBA performed on has been widely available. on video or DVD.


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