Ring Ring Deluxe

 ABBA-Ring Ring , October 2013
ABBA's official site and Carl Magnus Palm have announced that there will be a Deluxe version of ABBA's Ring Ring album. It will be released in October 2013 .The album was originally released in 1973 and credited to  Agnetha,Bjorn, Benny and Anni-Frid.

Like, the other ABBA Deluxe versions it will consist one CD and one DVD. The CD includes the relevent B-sides and rarities from the era, and the DVD has TV clips.  The DVD appears rather sparse this time, but the CD has lots of tracks including oddly a few songs recorded by artists other than ABBA.  Hej Gamle Man is the first track to feature all four members of ABBA. The Frida track  also includes multiple members of ABBA.  The tracks featuring Bill G-son and Lilli-babs were all written by Bjorn and Benny. 

One relevant   track was purposely  left off - the Swedish language B-side. Ah vilka tider. Strange to cull this one considering  some of the other weak tracks on this album.

The DVD includes a couple of vintage TV clips and one new one-Benny Andersson appeared on March 13. 2012  on the Swedish TV show, Låtarna som förändrade musiken (The songs that changed Music)". It is broadcast by the Swedish educational Channel, UR.   In this show, he describes how "Ring Ring" was recorded in 1973 using the original tapes. Benny gives a lot of credit to Michael B. Tretow for the group's  "Wall of sound" techniques.

 DISC 01: CD:
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.  Merry-Go-Round
15.  Santa Rosa
16.  Ring Ring (Spanish Version)
17.  Wer im Wartesaal der Liebe Steht (German Version of Another Town, Another Train)
18.  Ring Ring (German Version)
19.  En hälsning till våra parkarrangörer

Extra bonus tracks – Early versions:
20.  Hej gamle man! / Björn & Benny
21.  There’s A Little Man / Billy G-son
22.  I Saw It In The Mirror / Billy G-son
23.  Jag är blott en man / Jarl Kulle
24.  Man vill ju leva lite dessemellan / Anni-Frid Lyngstad
25.  Välkommen till världen / Lill-Babs

1.  People Need Love (Vi i femman, SVT)
2.  Ring Ring (Spotlight, ORF)
3.  Ring Ring revealed (Låtarna som förändrade musiken, UR)
4.  International Sleeve Gallery


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