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ABBA releases during 2010


Agnetha Faltkog- 3 Original Album Classics" January 27, 2010 German 3CD set.

Sony  released  the 3 CD box set "3 Original Album Classics" This set includes  three of Agnetha's Swedish solo albums by Agnetha:
"Agnetha Fältskog" (1968)"När en vacker tanke blir en sång" (1971) and "Elva Kvinnor I Ett Hus" (1975). It's based on the recent "5 Original album classics" that featured five Agnetha early solo albums, which itself drew on the six disc Agnetha box set called "Den Forsta Aren".

All in all a bit of a comedown from the original six then five disc versions....

Various Artists-ABSOLUTE SCHLAGER, Uni EvaCD -4111 Swedish 3D, February 3, 2010

This is a new compilation album for the Swedish market that has some ABBA related tracks.

1. Det gör ont - Lena Philipsson / 2. Främling - Carola / 3. Take me to your heaven - Charlotte Nilsson / 4. Satellit - Ted Gärdestad / 5. Cara mia - Måns Zelmerlöw / 6. Eloise - Arvingarna / 7. The worrying kind - The Ark / 8. Stay the night - Alcazar / 9. Bra vibrationer - Kikki Danielsson / 10. La dolce vita - After Dark / 11. Jag ljuger så bra - Linda Bengtzing / 12. Ring ring (bara du slog en signal) - ABBA / 13. Just nu - Tomas Ledin / 14. Min kärlek - Shirley Clamp / 15. Lay your love on me - BWO / 16. Piccadilly Circus - Pernilla Wahlgren / 17. Sing for me - Andreas Johnson / 18. Det börjar verka kärlek banne mej - Claes-Göran Hederström / 19. Fyra bugg och en Coca-Cola - Lotta Engberg / 20. Never let it go - Afro-Dite / 21. Upp över mina öron - Orup & Glenmark / 22. En dag - Tommy Nilsson / 23. För att du finns - Sonja Aldén / 24. Imorgon är en annan dag - Christer Björkman / 25. Moving on - Sarah Dawn Finer / 26. Värsta schlagern - Markoolio & Linda Bengtzing / 27. Fångad av en stormvind - Carola / 28. Diggi-Loo diggi-ley - Herreys / 29. La voix - Malena Ernman / 30. Hero - Charlotte Perrelli / 31. Lyssna till ditt hjärta - Friends / 32. Not a sinner nor a saint - Alcazar / 33. Dansa i neon - Lena Philipsson / 34. Give me your love - Fame / 35. Bang, en boomerang - Svenne & Lotta / 36. Dover Calais - Style / 37. Crazy in love - Jill Johnson / 38. Håll om mig - Nanne / 39. Thank you - Amy Diamond / 40. A little bit of love - Andreas Johnson / 41. Just a minute - Rongedal / 42. Högt över havet - Arja Saijonmaa / 43. Jennie Jennie - Lasse Berghagen / 44. Hur svårt kan det va - Linda Bengtzing / 45. Show me heaven - Lili & Susie / 46. Las Vegas - Martin Stenmarck / 47. Stad i ljus - Tommy Körberg / 48. Det blir alltid värre framåt natten - Björn Skifs / 49. Snälla, snälla - Caroline Af Ugglas / 50. Empty room - Sanna Nielsen / 51. Se på mig - Jan Johansen / 52. My number one - Helena Paparizou / 53. Waterloo - ABBA / 54. Michelangelo - Björn Skifs / 55. Evighet - Carola / 56. Kärleken är evig - Lena Philipsson / 57. Att älska dig - Shirley Clamp / 58. Baby goodbye - E.M.D. 59. Love love love - Agnes / 60. Det ligger i luften - Tomas Ledin / 61. ABC - Anna Book / 62. Sommar'n som aldrig säger nej - Malta / 63. Dag efter dag - Chips / 64. Let your spirit fly - Pernilla Wahlgren & Jan Johansen / 65. Hope and glory - Måns Zelmerlöw / 66. Temple of love - BWO / 67. Växeln hallå - Janne Lucas / 68. Hallå hela pressen - Chattanoga / 69. I remember love - Sarah Dawn Finer / 70. Kärleken är - Jill Johnson / 71. Det vackraste - Cecilia Vennersten / 72. Den vilda - One More Time / 73. När vindarna viskar mitt namn - Roger Pontare / 74. I lågornas sken - Nordman / 75. Paradise - E-Type / 76. Night of passion - The Poodles / 77. 1000 miles - H.E.A.T. 78. Tingaliin (Tingeling Russian Base Lovers Remix) - P-Bros Featuring DJ Trexx & Olga Pratilova


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

This is an unauthorized 4DVD set that compiles three previously released documentaries, including one about the Arrival Album ,one that covers the Visitors, as well as the two disc "Rock case study" career retrospective (that's the one that features John Tobler and the Rod Leissle from Bjorn Again.) None of this is very informative or interesting.


Svenne Hedlund-Svenne Sings Elvis In Memphis, HHR003, Swedish CD, March 24, 2010
A new Svenne Hedlund solo album that was recorded at Sun Studios Memphis& Nashville in May 2009. . INCLUDES songs originally recorded by Elvis. James Burton, DJ Fontana, and Mats Persson play on the CD. Svenne’s first solo album in 1967 also featured covers of Elvis songs. He also recorded some of these same songs with Hep Stars.
1. Little Sister
2. Follow That Rain
3. Hey Let's Celebrate
4. Always On My Mind
5. Blue Moon Of Kentucky
6. Don't Be Cruel
7. He's Latest Flame
8. Love Me Tender
9. Teddy Bear
10. Return To Sender
11. Young And Beautiful
12. All Shook Up
13. She's Not You
14. A King Like You
15. Good Luck Charm
16. Wooden Heart
17. The Wonder Of You
18. I Gotta Know
19. It's Now Or Never
20. I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
21. Treat Me Nice
22. Loving You
23. Baby I Don't Care
24. No More
25. Don't Cry Daddy
26. Don't Leave Me Now
27. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
28. Can't Help Falling In Love
29. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
30. Don't
31. Cadillac

Various Artists -Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2010 book & Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame March 15, 2010 CD

This is privately issued CD was a gift to people who attend the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2010 induction in New York.

1. 1969 - The Stooges
2. Great Ball Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
3. Don't Be Cruel - Elvis Presley
4. Shake, Rattle & Roll - Big Joe Turner
5. Money Honey - Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters
6. Uptown - The Crystals
7. Bus Stop - The Hollies
8. A Teenager In Love - Dion & The Belmonts
9. Da Doo Ron Ron - The Crystals
10. Chapel Of Love - The Dixie Cups
11. Dancing Queen - ABBA
12. Stop Stop Stop - The Hollies
13. Save The Last Dance For Me - The Drifters
14. On Broadway - The Drifters
15. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway - Genesis
16. That's All - Genesis
17. Knowing Me, Knowing You - ABBA
18. Free Man In Paris - Joni Mitchell
19. Stoned Soul Picnic - Laura Nyro
20. Wonderful World, Beautiful People - Jimmy Cliff
21. Doctor My Eyes - Jackson Brown
22. Take It Easy - The Eagles
23. The Harder They Come - Jimmy Cliff
24. Search And Destroy - The Stooges

Gustaf Sjökvists kammarkör, Storkyrkans kör ,Kungliga Filharmonikerna and Orsa Spelmän- Vilar Glad I Din Famn , Mono MMCD-S 136 Swedish CD single, June  2010

"Vilar Glad I Din Famn" is a new choral song performed at a wedding of wedding of Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling. The title translates in English to “Resting blissfully in your arms”. The single also features a acapella version of the song. The song features music by Benny Andersson and lyrics by Kristina Lugn. Kristina had previously written the lyrics.to "Nu mår jag mycket bättre" from BAO 3. Conductor Gustaf Sjökvist and Benny Andersson are both members of the Swedish Academy of Music. This recording was made at Konserthuset, Stockholm, June 2010 by Bernard Löhr. The single is produced by Benny Andersson, and the arrangement is by Anders Eljas. The single will be available at the ABBF record service site and other Swedish music web outlets.

ABBA: Thank you for the music , Coqueiro Verde, Brazilian DVD, May 2010  
emi-official 119 minute DVD compilation.

The DVD contains the entire ZDF Kultnacht: ABBA programme as well as songs from the Dick Cavett special, Musikladen, Show Express
1. People Need Love (with Inger Brudin)
2. Waterloo
3.. Honey, Honey
4. So Long
5. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
6. SOS
7. Mamma Mia
8. Fernando
9. Dancing Queen
10. Money, Money, Money
11. Take A Chance On Me
12. Eagle
13. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)/Summer Night City
14. Chiquitita
15. The Winner Takes It All
16. Super Trouper
17. On And On And On
18. I Know There's Something Going On (Frida)
19. Baby Don't You Cry No More (Frida)
20. The Day Before You Came
21. Cassandra
22. Under Attack
23. To Turn The Stone (Frida)
24. The Heat Is On (Agnetha Fältskog)
25. Wrap Your Arms Around Me (Agnetha Fältskog)
26. Come To Me (I Am Woman) (Frida)
27. One Night In Bangkok (Murray Head with B&B, Frida, Karin Glenmark)
28. Thank You For The Music

ABBA-Icon ,Universal, International CD, August 31,2010

Universal Music Group is releasing a new budget compilation CD on August 31 called "Icon". It is a repackaged version of the "20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection" release from 2000. The track listing is exactly the same, in the same order. Available  from CD Universe or Amazon.


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. Name of the Game, The
9. Take a Chance on Me
10. Chiquitita
11. Winner Takes It All,

Various Artists -Kristina at Carnegie Hall- , Universal Decca label, 2CD set UK release April 5, 2010, May 2010 in USA, Germany

This is the long awaited English language concert version of Kristina Fran Duvemala. The concert occurred on September 2009 at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The concert featured Helen Sjoholm and Russell Watson. It received largely good reviews but a few of the critics did not like the lyrics, or thought it was boring. Benny Andersson will produce the release of the CD version of this concert. The actual recording was made in a empty Carnegie Hall the day before the concerts. I find the recording to be actually fairly good with little to complain about other than the fact the show doesn't make any more sense to me in English than it did in Swedish. It really needs to be staged as musical to make sense.
The concert will repeated in London on April 14, 2010. There are plans also to bring Kristina to Helsinki in 2012.

Track listing

Disc One
Overture
Path of Leaves and Needles
Where You Go I Go With You
Stone Kingdom
Down to the Sea
A Bad Harvest
No!
He's Our Pilot
Never
Golden Wheat Fields
All Who Are Grieving
We Open Up the Gateways
Peasants at Sea
Lice
In the Dead of Darkness
A Sunday in Battery Park
Home
American Man
Dreams of Gold
Summer Rose

Disc Two
Emperors and Kings
Twilight Images Calling
Queen of the Prairie
Wild Grass
Gold Can Turn To Sand
Wildcat Money
To the Sea
Miracle of God
Down to the Waterside
Miscarriage
You Have To Be There
Here I Am Again
With Child Again
Rising from the Myth and Legend
I'll Be Waiting There

ABBA-Voulez-Vous-Deluxe Edition, Universal, 1CD/IDVD, Planned Release May 31, 2010

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

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

CD

1. As Good As New
2. Voulez-Vous
3. I Have a Dream
4. Angeleyes
5. The King Has Lost His Crown
6. Does Your Mother Know
7. If It Wasn’t For The Nights
8. Chiquitita
9. Lovers (Live A Little Longer)
10. Kisses Of Fire
11. Summer Night City (Full Length Version) (Bonus)
12. Lovelight (Bonus)
13. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (Bonus)
14. Dream World (Bonus)
15. Voulez-Vous (Extended Remix, 1979 US promo) (Bonus)

DVD

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

2. Chiquitita (Music for UNICEF)
3. I Have A Dream (extended promo)
4. If It Wasn’t For The Nights (Mike Yarwood Christmas Show, BBC)
5. Chiquitita (ABBA Snowtime, BBC)
6. Björn & Benny Interview (Multi-Coloured Swap Shop, BBC)
7. Greatest Hits Vol. 2 Television Commercial I
8. Greatest Hits Vol. 2 Television Commercial II
9. International Sleeve Gallery

TheVarious Artists- Musikladen Boxsets, ARD Video, German DVD sets September 2010
3 DVD box sets will be released containing all 90 Musikladen programs from 1972 to 1984 on August 19. Each box will contain 10 DVDs and may be purchased individually or together at a discount. The first box will contain episodes aired between 1972 and 1976, including the well-known "Best of ABBA" episode from August of 1976. The second box features ABBA's performance of "Chiquitita" from 1979, while the third will feature the Agnetha and Frida solo appearances on the program from 1982-1984. This set was withdrawn when the rights holders objected.
Source: ABBA intermezzo




Kerry Ellis - Anthems, Decca, International CD September 13, 2010

The new CD "Anthems" by Kerry Ellis. Produced by Queen guitarist Brian May, the album includes "Anthem" from Chess and "You Have To Be There" from Kristina plus more musical numbers and other symphonic rock songs. The album also features new compositions by Brian May.
Kerry played Svetlana in Chess In Concert at the Royal Albert Hall opposite Josh Groban .She has performed in Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Oliver, Wicked and We Will rock You. Kerry also sang at the BBC Radio 2 ABBA concert -Thank You For The Music in Hyde Park. You tube has a TV appearance by Kerry Ellis and Brian May performing "Anthem
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1. Dangerland
2. Anthem (Chess)
3. I Can’t Be Your Friend (This Can’t Be Over)
4. Defying Gravity (Wicked)
5. I’m Not That Girl (Wicked)
6. You Have To Be There (Kristina)
7. Love It When You Call

8. Save Me
9. Diamonds Are Forever
10. No-One But You (Only The Good Die Young) (We Will Rock You)
11. I Loved A Butterfly

ABBA-The Definitive Collection 2 CD, French CD, October 18, 2010

Reissue for the French market of the Definitive  Collection from a few years back. It features the same track listing as previous CD’ s with this title, but features a new white cover.
Disc 1:
1. People Need Love
2. He Is Your Brother
3. Ring Ring
4. Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough)
5. Waterloo
6. Honey, Honey
7. So Long
8. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
9. SOS
10. Mamma Mia
11. Fernando
12. Dancing Queen
13. Money, Money, Money
14. Knowing Me, Knowing You
15. The Name Of The Game
16. Take A Chance On Me
17. Eagle
18. Summer Night City
19. Chiquitita
20. Does Your Mother Know
Disc 2:
1. Voulez-Vous
2. Angeleyes
3. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
4. I Have A Dream
5. The Winner Takes It All
6. Super Trouper
7. On And On And On
8. Lay All Your Love On Me
9. One Of Us
10. When All Is Said And Done
11. Head Over Heels
12. The Visitors (Crackin' Up)
13. The Day Before You Came
14. Under Attack
15. Thank You For The Music

Bonus tracks:
16. Ring Ring (1974 Remix, single version)
17. Voulez-Vous (Extended Remix, 1979 US promo)



ABBA x4 CD box set September 27, 2010, Polar Universal  UNI-0600753-27778

A new four CD collection of ABBA’s first four studio albums Contains the discs: Ring Ring,Waterloo,ABBA,Arrival

Georg Wadenius (and friends)–Reconnection,  EMI-50999 -9190442 , Swedish CD, October 27. 2010
 
This is a new album "Reconnection" by Swedish musician Georg "Jojje" Wadenius.  Jojje is internationally known for playing in Blood, Sweat & Tears and on the Tonight show band The album features guest singers Nina Persson, Helen Sjöholm, Peter Jöback and Frida. Thomas Johansson, ABBA’s tour promoter, had the idea for bringing Georg together with guest singers. Frida leads the album off with an excellent if somewhat aged sounding  vocal on the song "Morning Has Broken", the Christian  hymn made popular by Cat Stevens. Georg Wadenius also plays on Anne Sofie Von Otter's I let The Music Speak which features the Benny Andersson songbook.

1. Morning Has Broken   2. Until We Bleed 3. Brothers In Arms 4.Come Back In Stay
5.Kärleksmorgon 6.Every Little Thing He Does Is Magic 7. Sometimes
8. Darkside 9. Hynn10. Don't Give Up 11. Reconnection



ABBA-ABBA Gold CD/DVD Special Edition , Universal 060252752259  November 29.  2010

This release is yet another version of ABBA's most popular album.  The CD features the latest remastered version of the album, while the DVD features newly remastered versions of all the video clips featured on the original DVD.

The DVD includes five bonus selections in the shape of "before-and-after" split-screen comparisons of five original film clips and the remastered versions of those clips. The new DVD also features a recently discovered archive find: a rare cartoon version of 'Money, Money, Money', made circa 1977. ABBA Gold Special Edition also features a brand new essay on the album by Elisabeth Vincentelli, author of the books ABBA Gold and ABBA Treasures.
The ABBA Gold CD/DVD Special Edition will be released in a so-called flip-tray with a slip case.

Track listing:

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. SOS
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

DVD

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. SOS
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

Bonus Tracks

20. Money, Money, Money (cartoon version)
21. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (split screen)
22. Mamma Mia (split screen)
23. Dancing Queen (split screen)
24. The Winner Takes It All (split screen)
25. Money, Money, Money (split screen)

ABBA-The Official International ABBA Fan Club 25 years promotional CD Late 2010
1. Waterloo (Alternate Mix)
2. Dancing Queen (from the ABBA LIVE album)
3. Summer Night City (Full Length Version)
4. I Am The City

The Rivals- "Merry Christmas, My Friend" , Promotional Video, December 2, 2010

Benny and Bjorn wrote this song to promote the Hotel Rival  during the 2010 Christmas Season.
It's the first Christmas song that they have written as a team. However , Benny did a write Christmas ring tone for the Swedish Red Cross a couple of years ago.  The song is a little awkwardly written, not particularly anything to write home about. The employees on the video don't seem particularly enthusiastic, but that may just be a Swedish thing. In any case, the song and video for "Second to No One", the previous Hotel Rival music project, was substantially better. This has not been released as physical single, not sure whether it is downloadable as a MP3.
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ABBA- ABBA The Vinyls 9 LP box set, December 6, 2010.

A vinyl LP Box set of ABBA's eight studio albums. A bonus is also included with Non-LP B-sides.   A timeline booklet is also included/ Obviously this is by no means a complete ABBA set-the studio tracks LP has only ten tracks-and there are many more B-sides and rarities not included.  The booklet is supposed to include the names of people who pre-ordered this box.

Contains the albums:
Ring Ring
Waterloo
ABBA
Arrival
ABBA - The Album
Voulez-Vous
Super Trouper
The Visitors

Bonus disc of non-LP tracks
-1) Fernando
2) Summer Night City
 3) Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
 4) The Day Before You Came
 5) Under Attack
 SIDE B
 1) Happy Hawaii
 2) Lovelight
 3) Elaine
 4) Put On Your White Sombrero
 5) Should I Laugh Or Cry