2014 ABBA releases




2014 feature a number of  interesting releases including  the Waterloo Deluxe Edition,"Waterloo" 7 inch single.  A 40 disc box set collection of singles,  ABBA Gold -40th Anniversary Edition  ABBA: The Official Photo Book , ABBA-Live at Wembley, a Chess remastered reissue and a just confirmed deluxe edition CD  reissue of Gracias Por La Musica. 
There are a couple of releases that I haven't listed here yet. 



Helen Sjöholm & Benny Anderssons Orkester Nyårsballongen  download only single 18 July 2014
Single resulting from Babel project.  The lyrics are by first time songwriter Horace Engdahl.
In English the title means New Years balloon. 

ABBA-ABBA Gold - Greatest Hits  2 vinyl LP reissue Jul 17, 2014
Side 1
1. Dancing Queen
2. Knowing Me, Knowing You
3. Take A Chance On Me
4. Mamma Mia
5. Lay All Your Love On Me
Side 2
1. Super Trouper
2. I Have A Dream
3. The Winner Takes It All
4. Money, Money, Money
5. SOS



 "Waterloo" 7 inch picture disc single ...April 6,  2014

A limited edition ( of 1000 copies ) vinyl single...40th Anniversary release of the Waterloo single
On April 6, 2014, it will be exactly 40 years since ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton, England. The A-side of the single features the Swedish version of the song, with which ABBA scored their victory in the Swedish selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. The B-side features the English version.
Side 3
1. Chiquitita
2. Fernando
3. Voulez-Vous
4. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
Side 4
1. Does Your Mother Know
2. One Of Us
3. The Name Of The Game
4. Thank You For The Music
5. Waterloo




Waterloo Deluxe Edition in April 7, 2014

For the Waterloo Deluxe Edition ,the original album has been expanded with 8 bonus tracks, plus a DVD of rare and previously unreleased television material. .
The first disc in the 2-disc package is a CD, which features the original album plus 8 bonus tracks. The bonus selections feature all the various versions of ‘Waterloo’ – the Swedish, French and German versions, as well as an alternate mix of the English version – plus the Swedish version of ‘Honey, Honey’; the remix of ‘Ring Ring’ that was first released on the American version of the Waterloo album; the single remix of ‘Ring Ring’ released as the follow-up to ‘Waterloo’ in the UK; and the Spanish version of ‘Hasta Mañana’. The DVD features 13 TV selections, most of which are previously unreleased. Little of interest here, but the best version of the Waterloo album available.

"Waterloo" 7 inch picture disc single ...April 6,  2014

A limited edition ( of 1000 copies ) vinyl single...40th Anniversary release of the Waterloo single
On April 6, 2014, it will be exactly 40 years since ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton, England. The A-side of the single features the Swedish version of the song, with which ABBA scored their victory in the Swedish selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. The B-side features the English version.


ABBA Gold -40th Anniversary Edition. April 2014
A three disc set compiling ABBA Gold, More ABBA gold and a CD of B-sides, though most of the "b-sides" are songs from ABBA's albums that just happened to release as B-sides on ABBA's singles, like "That's Me" on the B-side of "Dancing Queen". Still this particular configuration hasn't been tried before,    A steel packaging version of this release will be released on October 27, 2014.




ABBA: The Official Photo Book Illustrated,Hardcover Jan Gradvall and  Petter Karlsson, author foreword by members of ABBA.  March 2014

From the promo materials :
ABBA THE OFFICIAL PHOTO BOOK is the first authorized and official photo book about one of the greatest pop groups of the 20th century, covering their entire career. The group has sold almost 400 million records, in some markets topping The Beatles. The book has the full co-operation of Björn, Benny, Frida and Agnetha, who have contributed a foreword and personal commentary on the pictures. This extraordinary book contains more than 600 images, more than 100 of which have never previously been published. See images from the pre-ABBA years, the formation of the band, ABBA's incredible rise to success with their break-through at the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton and the rocket ride to global super-stardom that followed. Private photographs are included as well as unpublished pictures by famous press photographers, alternative shots from album cover shoots and behind-the-scenes pictures from the major tours. There are photographic insights into their subsequent careers as well as brand-new photographs of the four band members taken during the last few months. This is the definitive photo book on ABBA!

ABBA: The Singles, Universal  602537649594,  May 2014  40 disc  7 inch vinyl set 

Universal will release an exclusive limited edition box set “ABBA The Singles” in May to celebrate 40 years of “Waterloo”. It will include 40 international singles with covers. Naturally there are couple of  omissions of songs that were released as singles such as "Hasta Manana"

1. People Need Love / Merry-Go-Round
2. He Is Your Brother / Santa Rosa
3. Ring Ring (Swedish Version) / Åh, vilka tider
4. Ring Ring (English Version) / She’s My Kind of Girl
5. Love Isn’t Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough) / I Am Just A Girl
6. Ring Ring (German Version) / Wer Im Wartesaal der Liebe steht
7. Waterloo (Swedish Version) / Honey, Honey (Swedish Version)
8. Waterloo (English Version) / Watch Out
9. Waterloo (German Version) / Watch Out
10. Waterloo (French Version) / Gonna Sing You My Lovesong
11. Honey, Honey / King Kong Song
12. Honey, Honey / Ring Ring (remix)
13. So Long / I’ve Been Waiting For You
14. I Do, I Do, I Do / Rock me
15. S.O.S. / Man In The Middle
16. Mamma Mia / Intermezzo No.1
17. Fernando / Hey, Hey Helen
18. Dancing Queen / That’s Me
19. Money, Money, Money / Crazy World
20. Knowing Me, Knowing You / Happy Hawaii
21. The Name Of The Game / I Wonder (Departure)
22. Take A Chance On Me / I’m A Marionette
23. Eagle / Thank You For The Music
24. Summer Night City / Medley: Pick A Bale of Cotton…
25. Chiquitita / Lovelight
26. Chiquitita (Spanish Version) / Lovelight
27. Does Your Mother Know / Kisses of Fire
28. Voulez-Vous / Angeleyes
29. Estoy Sonando / Does Your Mother Know
30. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) / The King Has Lost His Crown
31. I Have A Dream / Take A Chance On Me (live)
32. The Winner Takes It All / Elaine
33. Super Trouper / The Piper
34. Happy New Year / Andante, Andante
35. Lay All Your Love On Me / On And On And On
36. One Of Us / Should I Laugh Or Cry
37. Head Over Heels / The Visitors
38. When All Is Said And Done / Soldiers
39. The Day Before You Came / Cassandra
40. Under Attack / You Owe Me One



ABBA-ABBA 40/40, Universal  UICY-15279. SHM-CD March 26,  2014   

Japanese original greatest hits album from ABBA includes 40 tracks total selected based on a fan vote. Supposedly comes with a booklet with message from the members to fans in Japan . Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD players).

What's SHM-CD?
" The high quality SHM-CD (Super High Material CD) format features enhanced audio quality through the use of a special polycarbonate plastic. Using a process developed by JVC and Universal Music Japan discovered through the joint companies' research into LCD display manufacturing, SHM-CDs feature improved transparency on the data side of the disc, allowing for more accurate reading of CD data by the CD player laser head. SHM-CD format CDs are fully compatible with standard CD players."

Tracklisting

DISC 1

1 DANCING QUEEN
2 THAT'S ME
3 TAKE A CHANCE ON ME
4 CHIQUITITA
5 SOS
6 GIMME! GIMME! GIMME! (A MAN AFTER MIDNIGHT)
7 SUPER TROUPER
8 RING. RING
9 HONEY HONEY
10 SHE'S MY KIND OF GIRL
11 TIGER
12 EAGLE
13 MOVE ON
14 HEY. HEY HELEN
15 OUR LAST SUMMER
16 ONE OF US
17 THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL
18 SLIPPING THROUGH MY FINGERS
19 MY LOVE. MY LIFE
20 HAPPY NEW YEAR

DISC 2


1 WATERLOO
2 MAMMA MIA
3 MONEY. MONEY. MONEY
4 I DO. I DO. I DO. I DO. I DO
5 VOULEZ-VOUS
6 SUMMER NIGHT CITY
7 DOES YOUR MOTHER KNOW
8 ON AND ON AND ON
9 WHEN I KISSED THE TEACHER
10 FERNANDO
11 KNOWING ME. KNOWING YOU
12 ANGELEYES
13 LAY ALL YOUR LOVE ON ME
14 THE NAME OF THE GAME
15 UNDER ATTACK
16 HASTA MANANA
17 I HAVE A DREAM
18 I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR YOU
19 ONE MAN. ONE WOMAN
20THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC



 

Elaine Paige-Ultimate Collection...  May 2014
The latest Elaine Paige Compilation features "I Know Him So Well" from Chess.  


ABBA-ABBA-Live At Wembley  2CD (or3LP) set Late September 2014.

It is From the press release-"In September 2014, Polar Music will release ABBA LIVE AT WEMBLEY ARENA (a whole evening with ABBA)! "

The 2 x CD or 3 x LP was be released world wide! It included two previously  unreleased songs "I'm Still Alive" and "Gammal Fäbodpsalm"


This  release has been prepared by Benny's son-Ludwig Andersson. It is said that he  tried to present the songs in "worts and all"  versions here, as opposed to the tweaked  versions found on the ABBA Live album. (The ABBA Live album also featured recordings from 1977 and 1981) .

There are two "new" songs available here.  "I'm Still Alive" is a melodramatic  1979  song (that was never released elsewhere ) with  music by Agnetha and so-so  lyrics by Bjorn." "Gammal Fäbodpsalm"is a instrumental cover of a Swedish  pastoral hymn written by  Swedish composer Oskar Lindberg . It was used as the  opening overture for the concerts. Neither are great songs, but it's good to see them finally see official release. 

"I"m Still Alive" is the only ABBA song to not feature a writing credit for Benny Andersson.  The  recording of "Not Bad At All" by Tomas Ledin  and the ABBA backing band which also performed at the shows was not included. (that's no great loss.) Many of these songs have been released in similar  live  versions on ABBA's Live album or on the ABBA In Concert DVD.

 ABBA appeared at London's  Wembley Arena (as opposed to Wembley Stadium) in  November 1979. ABBA's  1979-1980 tour was their last concert tour.  

See abbaofficial" on Instagram, for more info.

Official Track listing:

 1. Gammal fäbodpsalm
2. Voulez-Vous
3. If It Wasn’t For The Nights
4. As Good As New
5. Knowing Me, Knowing You
6. Rock Me
7. Chiquitita
8. Money, Money, Money
9. I Have A Dream
10. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
11. SOS
12. Fernando
13. The Name Of The Game
14. Eagle
15. Thank You For The Music
16. Why Did It Have To Be Me
17. Intermezzo No 1
18. I’m Still Alive
19. Summer Night City
20. Take A Chance On Me
21. Does Your Mother Know
22. Hole In Your Soul
23. The Way Old Friends Do
24. Dancing Queen
25. Waterloo

Chess Deluxe Remaster....   November  24,  2014

Benny Andersson confirmed in recent  interview that   a 30th anniversary  reissue of  Andersson-Rice-Ulvaeus   Chess studio   album will be released.   It includes  three bonus tracks, since some of the songs recorded were not used due to a lack of space on the original 90 minute 2LP set. A DVD will also be included with the set which includes a vintage TV special on the making of the album and five music videos made of the songs..  Fans were disappointed that none single mixes and o demos made for album were released here. 
 Disc 1, CD:
Merano
The Russian And Molokov / Where I Want To Be
Opening Ceremony
Quartet (A Model Of Decorum And Tranquility)
The American And Florence / Nobody’s Side
Chess
Mountain Duet
Florence Quits
Embassy Lament
Anthem

Disc 2, CD:
Bangkok / One Night In Bangkok
Heaven Help My Heart
Argument
I Know Him So Well
The Deal (No Deal)
Pity The Child
Endgame
Epilogue: You And I/ The Story Of Chess

Bonus Tracks:
Press Conference
Intro Mountain Duet ”Der Kleine Franz”
Anthem (Instrumental Version)

Disc 3, DVD:
Magasinet Special: Chess 1984
One Night In Bangkok
Nobody’s Side
The Arbiter
I Know Him So Well
Pity The Child


Gracias Por La Musica  planned release  November 2014

A reissue CD version of the original ABBA Spanish language  album from 1980, is under consideration as well for 2014. This album was superseded by ABBA Oro, so it hasn't been reissued on CD recently. The CD of Gracias Por La Musica will likely contain the same 15 tracks found on ORO.  These  15 songs are the only Spanish language tracks ABBA recorded. 8 were recorded specifically for the original Gracias Por La Musica album in 1980 and the other 7 tracks  were recorded close to the date of their original English counterparts in 1973, 1979, 1980, and 1981.

Tommy  Körberg  –Jul  Released Late 2014 
Tommy Korborg released a new Christmas album called Jul out that features "En praktisk syn på saken" and "Jag går dit du går" which are some new  Björn Swedish  translations of old songs written by Sting and some other dude.





Here are some of only the  more recent ABBA related releases from the ABBA fan club and other sources...I don't have dates of release on these.




Tommy Körberg - Gränslös - Det Bästa Med Tommy Körberg
(2012 release has now been reissued  with an additional recording, the 2013 duet "I can see myself in you".  Bjorn wrote the lyric for that one.

Compilation double CD contains;

Den första gång jag såg dig, Släpp fångarne loss, Judy min vän, Som en bro över mörka vatten, Himlen är oskyldigt blå, Drömmen om Elin, Ack Värmeland du sköna, Jag kom inte hit för att jag tror, Sol på jorden, Sök dig till bergen, Stad i ljus, Jag vill ha dig här, Brinn, Sometimes, The winner takes it all, Where do we begin, Likgiltigheten är en form, Nature boy, Anthem, Somebody's taken Maria away

I can see myself in you (duet with Danny Saucedo), Nu har jag fått den jag vill ha, Familjelycka, Led hans väg, Vid Molins fontän, Konsten att vara vacker, Can't buy me love, En valsmelodi, Min vind är din, Ravaillac, Såsom jorden väntar (fäbodpsalm från Mora), Tankar, Fattig bonddräng, Luffarvisan, Trubbel, Kärlek ingen ville ha, Han har ihop det m

Kalle Moreaus, Kalles Bästa 
Kalle sings and play guitar with BAO. The song "Beatrice" is a Andersson-Ulvaeus song, B&B also played on the original recording. 

1. Beatrice, 2. Vi har dansat, 3. Om du fanns kvar, 4. Koppången, 5. Jag måste drömma, 6. Underbart, 7. Solschottis, 8. Maj Lundin, 9. Om sommaren, 10. Hawaiian war chant, 11. Jag såg i öster, 12. En fridens man, 13. Viva la speranza, 14. Till min dotter, 15. Sol-o-fiol, 16. Du klarar dig, 17. Benny the cat, 18. Komma hem


Collin Collier _Songs Frida . November 12, 2013 


An obscure cover album of Frida songs.   

Track listing: 1. Tell Me It's Over 2. Knowing Me Knowing You 3. Baby Don't You Cry No More 4. I Know There's Something Going On 5. Comment Te Dire Adieu (original French version of Så Synd Du Mâste Gå) 6. Going Out Of My Head (English version of Jag Blir Galen När Jag Tänkar Pâ Dig) 7. How Long Should I Wait (For You To Call Tonight) (song written for Frida by Colin) 8. Perfect Summer (English version of En Ledig Dag) 9. Junge Komm Bald Wieder (original German version of Peter Kom Tillbaka) 10. One Little Lie 11. Love Grows (Where My Anni-Frid Goes) (Adapted English version of Dãr Du Går Lãmnar Kãrleken Spår) 12. I'm The Fool (You Wouldn't Even Remember My Name) (English version of Aldrig Mej) 13. Quiéreme Mucho (original Spanish version of Din) 14. Syrtaki (Siko Chorepse Syrtaki) (English version) 15. Don't Do It 16. Liv På Mars? 17. Threnody/As Long As I Have You (Intro by Kevin Odekirk)
 

CowboyBengts - Tilbage

Humorous childrens´album including Benny, Helen Sjöholm, BAO and others. The second Cowboy Bengts album to feature Benny as a guest.

Tracklist: Prolog: Noskonen Ii, Hjemme På Emdrupvej, En Vanlig Dag, Tallarne Står Ljufva, Balladen Om Jehander 2 Vid Kanaan, Sol-o-fiol (En Moralitet), Jul På Internet, Jaezz I Vården, Tant Simpa Dansar Rock'n'roll, Mia Franzén, Getabocksfamn, Getlaggen, Små Små Stora, Entracte: Ceci N'est Pas Un Quator, Grundämnenas Herre, Härliga Tid Som Randas, Robotens Chanson, Epilog: Vi Vänder Tillbaka -emdrupvej & Beyond

Mamma Mia cast album

Musical Mamma Mia! Shiki Theatre Company version Special Edition CD Universal Japan, April 2014

Another l Mamma Mia cast album -features 27 tracks, I'm not sure which language.



 Nanne - Drama Queen

New album from Benny's daughter-in-law.
Tracklist: Ingen Dansar Dåligt (Lika Bra Som J (Ag), Drama Queen, C'mon, Ren Och Skär Plåga, Gästlistan, Inte Lätt Att Leva Med, Temperamento, Jag Saknar Dig, Alltid Retar Det Nån, Bali, Karma, Kan Du Ge Dig Fan På 

Andre Rieu - Celebrates ABBA / Music of the Night

2CD-set - tracklist:
CD1:
1. Yesterday
2. One Hand, One Heart
3. I Don't Know How To Love Him
4. On My Own
5. Music Of The Night
6. Dark Roses
7. Love Live Forever
8. La Vie En Rose
9. Arrivederci Roma
10. When Winter Comes
11. My Homeland
12. Non To Scordar Di Me
13. Return To Me
14. Vienna Mine
15. A Bar In Santa Monica
16. Hymne A L' Amour
17. Endlessly
18. Ben

CD2:
1. Chiquita
2. Mamma Mia
3. Fernando
4. Money, Money, Money
5. The Winner Takes It All
6. Waterloo
7. I Have A Dream
8. Arrival
9. Dancing Queen
10. The Way Old Friends Do
11. Thank You For The Music
12. Thank You Abba


Various Artists- We Love ABBA 
 A collection of ABBA and B&B  covers. 

1. S.O.S. - Fältskog, Agnetha, 2. Dancing Queen - Glow, 3. Does Your Mother Know - B*Witched, 4. Lay All Your Love On Me - Steps, 5. I Have A Dream - Westlife / Bodywork Theatre School Choir, 6. Stars On 45 - Stars On 45, 7. Money, Money, Money - Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers, Mamma Mia - Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers, 9. Last Night The D.J.Saved My Life - Edelweiss, 10. Funky Feet - Alcazar, 11. One Night In Bangkok - Vinylshakerz Screen Cut - Vinylshakerz, 12. Ich Brauch' Deine Liebe - Martin, Andreas, 13. Ich Sah Deine Tränen (One Of Us) - Rosenberg, Marianne, 14. Nur Die Liebe Lässt Uns Leben - Album Version - Roos, Mary, 15. Wunder Gibt Es Immer Wieder - Ebstein, Katja, 16. Ein Bisschen Frieden - Nicole, 17. Rücksicht - Hoffmann & Hoffmann, 18. Dschinghis Khan - Dschinghis Khan, 19. What's Another Year - Album Version - Logan, Johnny, 20. Bravo Tu As Gagne (The Winner Takes It All) - Mathieu, Mireille, 21. The Winner Takes It All - Clayderman, Richard  

Various Singers- Mamma Mia! (Chinese Cast Recording) 
Very obscure release ...

Contains: 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 I do I do I do I do, I have a dream

Bonus: Waterloo 

Hep Stars - 50th Anniversary

New recordings of old songs by what's left of the band- Benny Andersson  is not involved.

Tracklist:
1. It's nice to be back, 2. No response, 3. Donna, 4. Wedding, 5. Don't, 6. Sunny girl, 7. Such a night, 8. Sagan om lilla Sofie, Devil in disguise, 10. Young and beautiful, 11. I wanna be with you, 12. All shook up, 13. When my blue moon turns to gold again, 14. Wear my ring around your neck, 15. Cadillac (V8 version), 16. Hey, let's celebrate

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