6/06/2010

2007 ABBA releases

 2007 ABBA related releases
2007  featured  a new album by BAO and a few other releases, but not as many as other recent years.

 

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 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".This was also released in April in USA and Canada.
Performances featured include:
Summer Night City (live Dick Cavett)
Brief clips of 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)
Slipping Through My Fingers (live Dick Cavett)
Head Over Heels (
ABBA promo video)
When All Is Said And Done (
ABBA promo video)
Two For The Price Of One (live Dick Cavett)
Gimme Gimme Gimme (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 - 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 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 co-written 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
Various Artists-Text: Stikkan Anderson-May 7, 2007 Swedish 2CD set
This is a Swedish collection, that is the first one to actually compile most of the important songs written or  co-written by ABBA manager/lyric writer Stig Anderson. This set  also includes a few of the songs he actually performed as an artist....This is being released by Polar /Universal. Lots of hard to find stuff here.
CD 1
1. Gröna små äpplen - Monica Zetterlund
2. En sång en gång för längesen - Jan Malmsjö
3. Sånt är livet - Anita Lindblom
4. Är det konstigt att man längtar bort nån gång - Lena Andersson
5. Vill du låna en man - Frida
6. Ring Ring (Swedish version) - ABBA
7. Vackra sagor är så korta - Marianne Kock
8. Leva livet - Lill-Babs
9. S.O.S - Agnetha Fältskog
10. Säj det med en sång - Lena Andersson
11. Nej jag ångrar ingenting - Anita Lindblom
12. Tusen och en natt - Lars Lönndahl
13. Måndag, måndag - Anna-Lena Löfgren
14. Dancing Queen - ABBA
15. Gröna granna sköna sanna sommar - Lill-Babs
16. Mamma är lik sin mamma - Siw Malmkvist
17. Mamma Mia - ABBA
18. Ljuva sextital - Brita Borg
19. Bang en boomerang - Svenne och Lotta
20. Du har en vän - Lill Lindfors
21. Lycka - Björn och Benny
22. Waterloo (English version) - ABBA
CD2
1. Är du kär i mej ännu, Klas-Göran? - Lill-Babs
2. Min greve av Luxemburg - Ann Louise Hansson
3. Kör långsamt - Family Four
4. Fernando - Frida
5. Raring - Björn Ulvaeus
6. Dröm är dröm och saga saga - Agnetha Fältskog
7. Hasta Mañana - Lena Andersson
8. En serenad till dej - Gunnar Wiklund
9. Gabrielle - Hootenanny Singers
10. Vi hänger me - Nacka Skoglund
11. Den skrattande polisen - Ove Flodin & Gnesta-Kalles Kapell
12. En dans på rosor - Anita Lindblom
13. Hallå Mary Lou - Carli Tornehave
14. Arrivederci Frans - Ann-Louise Hansson
15. Du borde köpa dej en tyrolerhatt - Östen Warnebring
16. Marianne - Hootenanny Singers
17. Baby-twist - Lillan och Stikkan Anderson
18. Tivedshambo - Stikkan Anderson och Ricke Löws orkester
19. Det blir inget bröllop på lördag på lördag - Stig Anderson, Börje Crona och Walle Söderlunds orkester
20. Kära mor - Göingeflickorna
21. Grädde på moset - Harry Brandelius och Jerry Högstedts orkester


ABBA-Rock Case Studies - ABBA 2 DVD + book  UK  DVD June 11, 2007.
Yet another one of these unauthorized videos biographies of ABBA that seem to be flooding the market. More " rare archive interview and performance footage" and  another  top team of critics.
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- Arrival, UIJY-9016, Japan Vinyl LP August 8, 2007 or September 3, 2007


A 200 gram vinyl LP reissue of the 1976 album 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
18 Hits - Svenska Popklassiker CD (slidepak version)), Universal Sweden CD DVD
September 26, 2007.

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. Waterloo (Swedish Version)
16. Honey, Honey (Swedish Version)
17. Ring ring (bara du slog en signal) (Swedish Version)
18. Åh, vilka tider

The Tommy Cooper Hour, , UK 3DVD Box set October 3, 2007
This DVD set of a British show includes ABBA's 1974 performance of 'Ring Ring'.

ABBA-The Album Deluxe Edition October 15, 2007 International release

This album was reissued 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 live 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
Benny Andersson Orkester-Bao 3, UNI MMCD 023,  Swedish CD 24 October 2007

This is the new Bao Studio album with 12 new songs, including five written by Andersson-Ulvaeus.  Tommy Korborg and Helen Sjoholm are the featured singers."Fait Accompli" and  "Bonde söker fru" (Farmer seeks wife) have been featured at Skansen. "Crush On You' is an unfinished song dug up from  the late 1970's.   "För dig" (For you) is tune that the Bao have playing live for awhile.

 "Upp till dig" (Up to you) is similiar to   the 1982 B & B composition "I Am The Seeker" , which was part of the english version of the ABBACADABRA musical. This is sung by Helen.  Kristina Lugn wrote the lyrics to "Nu mår jag mycket bättre" (I feel much better now) , this song is sung by Tommy and Helen. ""Fait Accompli" was released as a promotional single. This album
reached # 3 on the Swedish charts.

Track listing (with songwriters, time, translated title and lead singer)
1. Marsch Pannkaka (Andersson) 3.39 (Pancake March)-instrumental
2. For Dig
(Andersson-Ulvaeus) 3.49 (For You)  - Tommy Korberg
3. Du Fralste Mig
 
i sista stund (Andersson-Ulvaeus) 3.56 (You saved me at the last moment)-  Helen Sjoholm
4. Fait Accomplit (Andersson-Ulvaeus) 4.00- Tommy Korberg

5. Crush On You (Andersson-Ulvaeus) 3.38 - Helen Sjoholm
6. Calle J:s Vals (Andersson) 2.53 (Calle's J. Waltz)-instrumental

7. Helens Brudvals (Andersson) 3.13 (Helen's Wedding Waltz)-instrumental
8. Upp Till Dig (Andersson-Ulvaeus) 4.03 (Up to You)- Helen Sjoholm

9. Bonde Soker Fru (Andersson-Ulvaeus) 3.04 (Farmer Seeks Wife) - Tommy Korberg
10. Nu Mar Jag Mycket Battre (Andersson-Lugn) 5.00 (Now I feel much Better) - Helen Sjoholm

11. Wienerbrot (Andersson)  3.36 (Vienna Bread) -instrumental
12. Godnattvisa (Andersson) 3.48 (Good Night song) -instrumental

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.
Original Cast -Mamma Mia (Korean Cast version), Universal Music
DC9486/530 58-5 (South Korea) , Korean
CD Late November 28, 2007
This is the original cast album from the South Korean staging of Mamma
Mia. the Korean version has played more than 500 times in limited runs
in Seoul, Daegu and Seongnam since 2004. Performers include Lee Hakmin,
Park Ji-il, Lee Jung-ryul, Lee Jungmi, Choi Jungwon , Sung Kiyoun , Lee
Kyoungmi, and Jon SookyungThe cast album was apparently recorded live
and sung in the Korean language.
Available from YesASia.com (info from Ryan Cameron, Abbamail)
Track listing
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 -Number Ones -Sound and Vision version 2CD/ 1DVD November 2007
International release

This came in time for the 2007 Christmas season A 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 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

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 Commercial

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