ABBA releases (2006-2010)


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

2008 brought many new releases in the profitable Mamma Mia franchise, but little of genuine artistic interest.


ABBA-The Best of ABBA (18 Hits), Universal, Canada CD, April 29, 2008

Yet another----other ABBA compilation, this time in a eco-friendly packaging. It is part of the Green Series of CD’s.
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. Honey, Honey (Swedish Version)
16. Waterloo (French Version)
17. Ring Ring (German Version)
18. ¡Dame! ¡Dame! ¡Dame! (Spanish Version of Gimme! Gimme!)



You, the Living (Du Levande), Scanbox , Swedish DVD (Region 2), April 9, 2008.



Another dark movie comedy by Swedish director, Roy Andersson, who also directed Songs from The Second Floor. Benny Andersson is credited as the composer of the music to this film. This music used here was actually left over from Songs from The Second Floor. This film stars : Jessica Lundberg, Elisabet Helander,and Björn Englund.



Various artists- Mamma Mia! 4 Kids, Water Music Records, USA CD, May 20, 2008


In the spirit of "I Have a Dream" kids sing ABBA songs, oh sorry, please forgive me, those songs are "Mamma Mia" songs now!
Track Listing1. Honey, Honey 2. Money, Money, Money 3. Thank You For The Music 4. Mamma Mia! 5. Dancing Queen 6. The Name Of The Game 7. S.O.S 8. Knowing Me, Knowing You 9. The Winner Takes It All 10. Take A Chance On Me



ABBA- More Gold, Universal 060251724733, International CD, June 2, 2008
This is a reissue of the 1993 release in updated packaging. This release has undergone another overhaul, with revised liner notes, a re-designed booklet and a remastered CD. The track listing remains the same. According to ABBA-World this CD was released in Germany 17 June; Australia 14 July; and in the UK 25 August.



ABBA-ABBA Gold, Universal 060251724732, International CD, June 2, 2008
They have updated this jewel box for the often reissued seminal 1992 ABBA compilation. The CD on this edition is now packaged in what is called the Super Jewel Box. You might ask what is the Super Jewel Box? Super Jewel Boxes are made of crystal clear, high grade polystyrene and features improvements to the old CD jewel case, such as a new and patented hub for one or two discs, rounded corners, stronger hinges, an advanced locking clasp, visibility to graphics on all four spines, and increased durability.

The booklet has been slightly updated at the same time, and the CD supposedly features the latest remastered versions of the same nineteen ABBA tracks. In short, there is nothing new to be found here.



ABBA-Thank You For The Music, Universal 060251743234, International CD, July 14, 2008
The 66 track, 4-CD ABBA box set, has been re-released in a downsized format, in accordance with current day box set packaging. The booklet has been redesigned with different photographs, and parts of the essays and liner notes have been gently corrected and updated. This means that the booklet is shorter with fewer pictures. The disc content remains exactly the same as it was in the original 1994 edition.

Original Soundtrack Recording, Mamma Mia-Decca label 177 418-4, International CD, July 7, 2008

The movie soundtrack album was released in the summer, slightly before the release of the movie. The CD was released in Sweden and the UK on July 7, 2008 (and in the US on July 8, 2008). This album actually went to #1 in the USA, and in many other places. The movie soundtrack was actually more successful than the musical's original cast album, which has tended to sell at a slower pace in most of the markets it had been released. The soundtrack has sold over 4,000,000 physical copies worldwide including nearly 1,800.000 copies in the USA.

The music was recorded before the movie was filmed with the vocals sung by the original actors in the movie. On occasion, the actors also sang “live” during filming. The musical backing tracks were newly recorded in February 2007 by Benny Andersson with the help of three veterans of the original ABBA band (Rutger Gunnarsson on bass, Lasse Wellander on guitar, Per Lindvall on drums. An orchestra was used for parts of the backing track, and the chorus parts for the vocal tracks were recorded by the Stockholm ensemble cast of Mamma Mia. Two songs that were in the original musical are not sung in the movie- "Under Attack" and "Knowing Me, Knowing You". "Knowing Me, Knowing You "has been replaced by "When All is Said And Done'. Due to time constraints , the following songs are not included in the soundtrack album track listing -Overture / Prologue, Chiquitita, Entr'Act, One Of Us, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, and Waterloo.

The main drawback of the album is that so many of the performers are actors first not singers, and so most of the lead vocals are underwhelming. The vocal performances do have the kind of character that actors can instill, that sometimes singers can not.

.Of course, even the best singers are not likely to improve on Frida or Agnetha's vocals, so instead the best approach appears to be try something slightly different and that's what is sometimes tried here.

Originally there was also supposed to be a special two-disc version of the soundtrack. The two disc version was to have included instrumental versions of songs that underscore the action in the movie, the end credits medley and god knows what else, but this idea never came to fruition, perhaps simply due to quality control concerns.

Track listing-
1. Honey, Honey (Amanda Seyfried, Ashley Lilley & Rachel McDowall)
2. Money, Money, Money (Meryl Streep, Julie Walters & Christine Baranski)
3. Mamma Mia (Meryl Streep)
4. Dancing Queen (Meryl Streep, Julie Walters & Christine Baranski)
5. Our Last Summer (Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgǻrd, Amanda Seyfried & Meryl Streep)
6. Lay All Your Love on Me (Dominic Cooper & Amanda Seyfried)
7. Super Trouper (Meryl Streep, Julie Walters & Christine Baranski)
8. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (Amanda Seyfried, Ashley Lilley & Rachel McDowall)
9. The Name of the Game (Amanda Seyfried)
10. Voulez-Vous (Full cast, Philip Michael, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters & Stellan Skarsgǻrd)
11. SOS (Pierce Brosnan & Meryl Streep)
12. Does Your Mother Know (Christine Baranski & Philip Michael)
13. Slipping Through My Fingers (Meryl Streep & Amanda Seyfried)
14. The Winner Takes It All (Meryl Streep)
15. When All is Said and Done (Pierce Brosnan & Meryl Streep)
16. Take a Chance on Me (Julie Walters, Stellan Skarsgǻrd, Colin Firth, Philip Michael & Christine Baranski)
17. I Have a Dream
18. Thank You For the music (hidden track) Amanda Seyfried)


ABBA-ABBA The Album (Limited 180gram Remastered Vinyl LP), Polar/Universal 5499701 LP, July 8, 2008

To help celebrate the 60th year of vinyl Universal is re-releasing 80 titles in vinyl. The first batch includes ABBA-The Album. Supposedly, each album contains a voucher enabling the purchaser to download MP3 versions of the songs within. Supposedly, the album replicates the original packaging. The disc is pressed on 180 gram (heavier than normal) virgin vinyl. I didn't know LP's could have sex. No bonus tracks of course, since they would not fit anyway.


ABBAcadabra- We Love ABBA: The Mamma Mia Dance Collection, Almighty ALMYCD63, European 3CD set July 2008

This set is a new collection of what I believe are previously released dance mixes by this ABBA cover band.



ABBA-Thank You For The Music Collectors Box Set, 3 DVD (region 2) & booklet , July 28. 2008


This release is another one of those un-official biography DVD sets. This contains the previously released 2DVD set ABBA - Music in Review 1972- 1983 and new single DVD ABBA Live. ABBA Live includes TV clips from the Olivia special ABBA in Japan and the Midnight Special. , ABBA Music in Review 1972-1983 is also included in the Dancing Queen collection listed below this one.


ABBA-Dancing Queen Collection MVD090169 ,International 3 DVD plus book , August 28, 2008

The DVD’s here had been previously released before as ABBA/Arrival - The Ultimate Critical Review and as ABBA Music in Review. Two of the discs feature analysis of ABBA”s eight studio albums . The third disc focuses just on Arrival. Music critics and musicians are interviewed and ABBA videoclips (some rare, some not rare) are interspersed between the talking. The interviews are with people from Bjorn Again, ex-Smash Hits editor Emma Jones, Capital Radio DJ Mick Brown and session musician Neal McArthur Also included is a 48 page analysis of every Abba album from 1973-1982. Much of the information presented in the DVD and the booklet is inaccurate or uninteresting.


Blancmange -Mange Tout Reissue, Edsel EDSD 2023, UK 2CD, September 1, 2008

This is digitally remastered two CD deluxe edition of the Synthpop duo's sophomore album which includes a bonus CD that contains all the twelve inch mixes of the hits and the non-album B-sides, the majority of which appear on CD for the first time. This album was originally released in May 1984, it features the hits 'Blind Vision', 'Don't Tell Me' and their version of ABBA's 'The Day Before You Came'. Blancmange’s version was a bigger hit then ABBA’s version on the British charts. This deluxe edition has the 12 inch version of the song as well.


CD 1

1 Don't Tell Me
2 Game Above My Head
3 Blind Vision
4 Time Became The Tide
5 That's Love That It Is
6 Murder
7 See The Train
8 All Things Are Nice
9 My Baby
10 The Day Before You Came
11 Game Above My Head (Long Version) (Bonus Track)

CD 2

1 Blind Vision (Long Version)
2 Heaven Knows Where Heaven Is
3 On Our Way To?
4 That's Love That It Is (Extended)
5 Vishnu (Full Length)
6 That's Love That It Is (Remix)
7 Vishnu (Instrumental)
8 Don't Tell Me (Extended)
9 Get Out Of That
10 Feel Me
11 All Things Are Nice (Version)
12 The Day Before You Came (Extended)

Agnetha Fältskog's Original Album Classics, Cupol SME-8869735-2352. Swedish 5CD box set, September 29, 2008

This 5CD box set features the same contents as De Första Åren box set minus the bonus disc. Thus the five albums included are Agnetha Fältskog, Agnetha Fältskog Vol.2, Som jag är.,När en vacker tanke blir en sång, and Elva kvinnor i ett hus.

1. Jag Var Så Kär 3:18 2. Jag Har Förlorat Dej 3:25 3. Utan Dej Mitt Liv Går Vidare 2:47 4. Allting Har Förändrat Sej 3:10 5. Försonade 2:57 6. Slutet Gott Allting Gott 1:43 7. Tack Sverige 3:00 8 .En Sommar Med Dej 3:20 9. Snövit Och De Sju Dvärgarna 3:07 10. Min Farbror Jonathan 2:31 11. Följ Med Mig 1:35 12. Den Jag Väntat På 2:24

1. Fram För Svenska Sommaren 2:24 2 .Lek Med Dina Dockor 2:15 3. Ge Dej Till Tåls 2:25 4. Skål Kära Vän 2:05 5. Glöm Honom 2:15 6. En Gång Fanns Bara Vi Två 2:41 7. Hjärtats Kronprins 2:35 8. Det Handlar Om Kärlek 2:26 9. Som En Vind Kom Du Till Mig 3:24 10. Señor Gonzales 2:28 11. Zigenarvän 2:58 12. Tag Min Hand Låt Oss Bli Vänne 2:14

1. Som Ett Eko 3:09 2. När Jag Var Fem 3:08 3. En Sång Och En Saga 3:35 4 .Tänk Va' Skönt 3:21 5. Ta Det Bara Med Ro 2:10 6. Om Tårar Vore Guld 3:27 7 .Hjärtats Saga 2:18 8. Spela Vår Sång 2:18 9 .Så här börjar kärlek 2:31 10. Du Ska Minnas Mig 3:11 11. Jag Ska Göra Allt 3:46 12. Sov Gott Min Lilla Vän 2:44

1. Många Gånger Än 02:17 2. Jag Vill Att Du Skall Bli Lyck 3:05 3 Kungens Vaktparad 2:40 4. Mitt Sommarland 2:23 5. Nya Ord 2:13 6 .Jag ska inte fälla några tårar 2:00 7. Då Finns Du Hos Mig 2:30 8. Han Lämnar Mig För Att Komma T 3:03 9. Kanske Var Min Kind Lite Het 3:07 10. Sången Föder Dig Tillbaka 3:13 1.1 Tågen Kan Gå Igen 3:06 12 Dröm Är Dröm Och Saga Saga 3:25

1. S.O.S. 3:19 2. En Egen Trädgård 2:35 3. Tack För En Underbar Vanlig Da 2:38 4. Gulleplutt 2:56 5. Är Du Som Han 2:50 6. Och Han Väntar På Mej 3:03 7. Doktorn! 2:47 8. Mina Ögon 3:04 9. Dom Har Glömt 3:49 10 Var Det Med Dej? 3:39 11 Visa i åttonde månaden 3:57


Agnetha Fältskog-My Very Best, Columbia, Sweden 2CD, October 8, 2008

The bluish cover features a stunning photo of Aggie from the mid-1970's .This is a 35 track hits compilation from Aggie. All the tracks are previously released. One CD features her Swedish tracks from 1960's and the 1970's. The second CD features English language tracks from her post ABBA solo career along with one ABBA track -"The Winner Takes It All". The tracks are not sequenced in chronological order. The compilation includes tracks from her 2004 solo album, My Coloring Book. Eyes Of a Woman is under represented in favor of Wrap Your Arms Around Me. There are no tracks from her duet albums with her either of her children, which is no great loss. This collection is similar in scope to My Love, My Life, a previous Agnetha compilation.


There is something rather scary about the idea that this album is celebrating 40+ years of the music of Aggie Fältskog. Equally scary is Aggie's duet with Bjorn called -"Så här börjar kärlek".


CD 1
1. SOS2. Var det med dej?3. När du tar mig i din famn4. Många gånger än5. En sång om sorg och glädje6. Dröm är dröm, och saga saga7. Doktorn!8. Tack för en underbar, vanlig dag9. Så glad som dina ögon10. Vart ska min kärlek föra11. Tio mil kvar till Korpilombolo12. Så här börjar kärlek (duet with Björn Ulvaeus)13. Sången föder dig tillbaka14. Dom har glömt15. Om tårar vore guld16. Allting har förändrat sig17. Fram för svenska sommaren18. Jag var så kär

CD 2
1. Wrap Your Arms Around Me2. Little White Secrets3. Can't Shake Loose4. The Heat Is On5. If I Thought You'd Ever Change Your Mind6. I Stand Alone7. Mr. Persuasion8. I Won't Let You Go9. If You Need Somebody Tonight10. Never Again (duet with Tomas Ledin)11. Let It Shine12. Take Good Care Of Your Children13. Sometimes When I'm Dreaming14. The Way You Are (duet with Ola Håkansson)15. I Won't Be Leaving You16. When You Walk In The Room17. The Winner Takes It All



ABBA-ABBA-The Albums, Universal, Internationally released 9CD Box set, October 27, 2008

All of the tracks here have been previously released.

This is a new 99 track box set of all ABBA's studio albums, with a bonus disc of most of ABBA's non-original album A&B sides. It is by no means complete, though to be fair, that does not seem to be the intent. ABBA's live album, Spanish album, German & French language tracks, alternative mixes, and alternative edits, are not included. Nor are the rarities found on the Thank You For The Music box set or MORE ABBA GOLD included here. The Ring Ring album is presented here in the later track listing version with "She's My Kind of Girl" instead of " Ring Ring (bara du slog en signal)”, otherwise the studio albums are issued in their original track listings. The nine CD's are packaged in a embossed cardboard box.

RING RING
1. Ring Ring2. Another Town, Another Train3. Disillusion4. People Need Love5. I Saw It In The Mirror6. Nina, Pretty Ballerina7. Love Isn’t Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough)8. Me And Bobby And Bobby’s Brother9. He Is Your Brother10. She’s My Kind Of Girl11. I Am Just A Girl12. Rock’n Roll Band
WATERLOO
1. Waterloo2. Sitting In The Palmtree3. King Kong Song4. Hasta Mañana5. My Mama Said6. Dance (While The Music Still Goes On)7. Honey, Honey8. Watch Out9. What About Livingstone10. Gonna Sing You My Lovesong11. Suzy-Hang-Around
ABBA
1. Mamma Mia2. Hey, Hey Helen3. Tropical Loveland4. SOS5. Man In The Middle6. Bang-A-Boomerang7. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do8. Rock Me9. Intermezzo No.110. I’ve Been Waiting For You11. So Long
ARRIVAL
1. When I Kissed The Teacher2. Dancing Queen3. My Love, My Life4. Dum Dum Diddle5. Knowing Me, Knowing You6. Money, Money, Money7. That’s Me8. Why Did It Have To Be Me9. Tiger10. Arrival
ABBA– THE ALBUM
1. Eagle2. Take A Chance On Me3. One Man, One Woman4. The Name Of The Game5. Move On6. Hole In Your Soul”The Girl With The Golden Hair”– 3 scenes from a mini-musical:7. Thank You For The Music8. I Wonder (Departure)9. I’m A Marionette
VOULEZ-VOUS
1. As Good As New2. Voulez-Vous3. I Have A Dream4. Angeleyes5. The King Has Lost His Crown6. Does Your Mother Know7. If It Wasn’t For The Nights8. Chiquitita9. Lovers (Live A Little Longer)10. Kisses Of Fire
SUPER TROUPER
1. Super Trouper2. The Winner Takes It All3. On And On And On4. Andante, Andante5. Me And I6. Happy New Year7. Our Last Summer8. The Piper9. Lay All Your Love On Me10. The Way Old Friends Do
THE VISITORS
1. The Visitors2. Head Over Heels3. When All Is Said And Done4. Soldiers5. I Let The Music Speak6. One Of Us7. Two For The Price Of One8. Slipping Through My Fingers9. Like An Angel Passing Through My Room
BONUS CD
1. Merry-Go-Round2. Santa Rosa3. Ring Ring (bara du slog en signal) [Swedish Version]4. Waterloo (Swedish Version)5. Fernando6. Crazy World7. Happy Hawaii8. Summer Night City9. Medley: Pick A Bale Of Cotton - On Top Of Old Smokey - Midnight Special 10. Lovelight11. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)12. Elaine13. Should I Laugh Or Cry14. You Owe Me One15. Cassandra16. Under Attack17. The Day Before You Came



Sarah Brightman-Winter Symphony, EMI 2440112, British CD/DVD November 4, 2008

This is a winter/holiday album from the star of Phantom of the Opera. This album has a new vocal version of ABBA's "Arrival". Somehow,

Ms. Brightman was able to get Bjorn Ulvaeus to write new lyrics to go with the melody to this ABBA instrumental. It works to some degree, but "Arrival" doesn't really need lyrics.

Track listing:

1. Arrival 3:15
2. Colder Than Winter 4:02
3. Ave Maria featuring Fernando Lima 4:09
4. Silent Night 3:08
5. In The Bleak Midwinter 3:43
6. I've Been This Way Before 3:51
7 . Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring 3:57
8. Child In A Manger
9. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day 4:40
10. Amazing Grace 3:05
11. Ave Maria 2:53
12. I Believe In Father Christmas 2.52


MAMMA MIA! THE MOVIE, Universal, DVD and Blu-ray Disc UK 24 November 24, 2008 (UK) November 25, 2008 (USA) Features vary from country to country.


This was the initial DVD release of the successful movie version of Mamma Mia.

The movie stars Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan. The movie is the most commercially successful movie musical since Grease. The movie grossed 600,000,000 dollars worldwide including over 140,000,000 dollars in the USA.

This DVD has sold over 5 million copies in Great Britain, making it the most successful DVD in UK history. There have been numerous different variations of this release that have followed since in both 2008 and 2009, and some of the DVD’s have been part of “gift sets” that also have included pens, towels, sarongs, calendars etc. Each country has seen different bonus features –and so here is complete list of all the bonus features that you would have if they were all combined onto one DVD.


Mamma Mia! The Movie: Audio Commentary Director Phyllida Lloyd
Name of the Game?" Deleted Song (2:58)
Deleted Scenes (8:00)
Fun Outtakes (1:53)
Birthing Mamma Mia! (4:40)
The Filmmaking (14:47)
The Cast (10:26)
Anatomy of a Musical Number: "Lay All Your Love On Me" (5:39
"Gimme Gimme Gimme" Music Video (3:47)
Sing-along
Behind The Music
A feature on the trio of creative forces behind the musical and movie
How Christine Baranski and dancers put together the steps for the "Does Your Mother Know"
Breakdown of the choreography in "Voulez-Vous"
More on how "Gimme Gimme Gimme" developed, cast rehearsals and on the set
Behind the scenes with Meryl Streep as she sings "Mamma Mia"
10 excellent things about Mamma Mia! – countdown with the cast and crew
Behind the Scenes with Amanda
On Location in Greece
A Look Inside Mamma Mia!
Bjorn Ulvaeus Cameo
Making of Mamma Mia- From Broadway to Hollywood
A Look Inside Mamma Mia: Anatomy of key musical numbers
Picture-in-Picture
Behind the Hits footage
Becoming A Singer
'Mamma Mia! Stage to Screen'
30 Rock episode ‘Mamma Mia’
'The Best Summer of my Life' Cast interviews
'Mamma Mia! - Meeting the stars - Premiere Spectacular'
Photo gallery

ABBA- Singstar game software, November 14, 2008

ABBA Songs are being released on Singstar on the Playstation game platform. SingStar is a competitive karaoke video game series for the PlayStation 2 or 3, that lets you sing to your favorite artists along with their actual videos. The game scores you on how good (or bad!) you are, either singing on your own or with friends. It is developed by London Studio and published by Sony Computer Entertainment.



PLAYSTATION 3
Chiquitita /Dancing Queen/
Does Your Mother know/Fernando/Gimme Gimme Gimme
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
Knowing Me, Knowing You
Mamma Mia
Money, Money, Money
The Name Of The Game
One Of Us
Ring Ring
SOS
Summer Night City
Super Trouper
Take A Chance On Me
Thank You For The Music
Voulez-Vous
Waterloo
The Winner Takes It All

PLAYSTATION 2

Chiquitita/Dancing Queen/The Day Before You Came/Does Your Mother Know/Fernando/Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)/Happy New Year/Head Over Heels/I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do I Do/Knowing Me, Knowing You/Mamma Mia/Money, Money, Money/The Name Of The Game/One Of Us/Ring Ring/SOS/Summer Night City/Super Trouper/Take A Chance On Me/Thank You For The Music/Under Attack/Voulez-Vous/Waterloo/When All Is Said And Done/The Winner Takes It All


MAMMA MIA GIFTPACK, Universal, UK Region 2DVD November, 24 2008

This set has the actual movie on DVD, but not the soundtrack album.. .The Mamma Mia! gift pack includes:*,sing-along

ng-along option*Feature commentary with director Phyllida Lloyd*A behind the scenes look at the making of the movie*The 'Gimme Gimme Gimme' music video*Deleted scenes including the deleted musical number 'Name of the Game'.

Mamma Mia ! THE MOVIE SOUNDTRACK Deluxe Edition CD/DVD November 24, 2008

This set does not include the actual movie. The package includes the soundtrack CD, a "Behind the Music" DVD and hardcover booklet which features song lyrics, never before seen photographs and commentary on the film and the soundtrack. The CD soundtrack does not include instrumental tracks that were originally rumored to be on never issued planned two CD special edition of the soundtrack.

The DVD contains 30 minutes of filmed footage from the recording sessions, interviews with the cast including Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Amanda Seyfried, Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus; rare and supposedly hilarious moments from the making of the MAMMA MIA! soundtrack.

CD:1. Honey, Honey - Amanda Seyfried, Ashley Lilley, Rachel McDowall2. Money, Money, Money - Meryl Streep, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski 3. Mamma Mia - Meryl Streep4. Dancing Queen - Meryl Streep, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski 5. Our Last Summer - Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård, Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep6. Lay All Your Love On Me - Dominic Cooper, Amanda Seyfried7. Super Trouper - Meryl Streep, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski 8. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) - Amanda Seyfried, Ashley Lilley, Rachel McDowall9. The Name Of The Game - Amanda Seyfried10. Voulez-Vous - Full cast, Philip Michael, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Stellan Skarsgård11. SOS - Pierce Brosnan, Meryl Streep 12. Does Your Mother Know - Christine Baranski, Philip Michael 13. Slipping Through My Fingers - Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried 14. The Winner Takes It All - Meryl Streep15. When All Is Said And Done - Pierce Brosnan, Meryl Streep 16. Take A Chance On Me - Julie Walters, Stellan Skarsgård, Colin Firth, Philip Michael, Christine Baranski17. I Have A Dream - Amanda SeyfriedThank You For The Music (hidden track) - Amanda Seyfried

DVD:Behind The Music

Josh Groban -A Collection, Warner 9362498177, Europe 2CD, December 1, 2008

These recordings are a collection of Josh's best loved songs plus a bonus disc of Christmas songs from the No.1 US album "Noel". This CD features the first release of 'Anthem', recorded for live as a special anniversary performance of Chess at the Royal Albert Hall, however the song was later released with the whole Royal Albert Hall concert in 2009.

This album also includes Josh's version of 'You Raise Me Up', the first version of the song to have become a major hit before it was later covered by Westlife, 'Anthem', recorded for live as a special anniversary performance of Chess at the Royal Albert Hall, however the song was later released with the whole Royal Albert Hall concert in 2009. This set also included 'To Where You Are', that he performed before a global audience at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert and features a live version of 'Weeping' recorded with Soweto Gospel Choir at the Mandela Concert in Hyde Park.

Released ahead of Christmas, also features a second CD highlighting festive songs such as 'Silent Night', 'Little Drummer Boy' and 'Ave Maria'. It does not have my favorite Groban track- his version of "Oh Holy Night".

Disc: 1
1. Oceano 2. February Song 3. You Are Loved (Don't Give Up) 4. You Raise Me Up 5. In Her Eyes 6. Awake 7. Alla Luce Del Sole 8. To Where You Are 9. Anthem (From Chess) (Live) 10. Per Te 11. Remember When It Rained 12. Weeping (Live) with Vusi Mahlasela and the Soweto Gospel Choir 13. Alejate 14. Hymne A L'Amour 15. Cinema Paradiso (Se) 16. Smile

Disc: 2
1. Silent Night 2. Little Drummer Boy 3. Ave Maria 4. Panis Angelicus 5. Petit Papa Noël 6. Noche de Paz (Silent Night)



Various Artists- Absolute Musicals, EVACD 4087, Swedish 2 CD set. December 3, 2008

This CD is a Swedish market compilation of songs from various musicals including about five songs from Andersson-Ulvaeus tuners.

CD 1
1. Gunilla Backman - Vinnaren Tar Allt (from Mamma Mia!)
2. Niklas Andersson - Guldet Blev Till Sand (from Kristina från Duvemåla)
3. Michael Crawford - Music Of The Night (from The Phantom Of The Opera)
4. Jennifer Holliday - And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going to (from Dreamgirls)
5. Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson - I Know Him So Well (from Chess)
6. Whitney Houston - I Have Nothing (from Bodyguard
7. Yvonne Elliman - I Don´t Know How To Love Him (from Jesus Christ Superstar)
8. Ren Woods - Aquarius
9. Lea Salonga & Simon Bowman - The Last Night Of The World (from Miss Saigon)
10.Michael Ball - With One Look (from Sunset Boulevard)
11.Frank Sinatra - There´s No Business Like Show Business (from Annie Get Your Gun)
12.Elizabeth Parrish & George Hearn - The Best Of Times (from La Cage Aux Folles)
13.Julie Andrews & Philippa Bevans - I Could Have Danced All Night (from My Fair Lady)
14.Kiri Te Kanawa - Summertime (from Porgy och Bess)
15.Judy Garland - Over The Rainbow

CD 2
1. Tommy Körberg - Anthem (from Chess)
2. Elaine Paige - Memory (from Cats)
3. Julie Covington - Don´t Cry For Me Argentina (from Evita)
4. Sarah Brightman & Cliff Richard - All I Ask Of You (from The Phantom Of The Opera)
5. Michael Ball - With One Look (from Sunset Boulevard)
6. Martin Stenmarck - Maria (from West Side Story)
7. Gunilla Backman - Mamma Mia (from Mamma Mia!)
8. Joel Gray - Willkommen (from Cabaret)
9. Liza Minnelli - Theme From New York New York
10.Bebe Neuwirth - All That Jazz (from Chicago)
11.Ensemble - One (Finale) (from A Chorus Line)
12.Topol - If I Where A Rich Man (from Fiddler on the Roof)
13.Monty Python - Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life
14.Judy Collins - Send In The Clowns (from A Little Night Music)
15.Julie Andrews - The Sound Of Music (from Sound of Music)


MAMMA MIA DVD. Wal Mart Version with Special Bonus Disc US DVD December 16, 2008

U.S. retailer Walmart has released its own exclusive 2-DVD version of Mamma Mia!-The Movie which includes a bonus disc with different features than the regular 2-Disc Special Edition.

Included on Walmart's bonus DVD are:
A feature on the trio of creative forces behind the musical and movie
How Christine Baranski and dancers put together the steps for the "Does Your Mother Know" number
Breakdown of the choreography in "Voulez-Vous"
More on how "Gimme Gimme Gimme" developed, cast rehearsals and on the set
Behind the scenes with Meryl Streep as she sings "Mamma Mia"
10 excellent things about Mamma Mia! –countdown with the cast and crew

Bjorn Again-Gimme Gimme Gimme A Really Great Workout!, Fremantle Home Entertainment, Australia DVD, December 26, 2008

PAL Region: Region 2 A poorly reviewed 64 minute workout DVD featuring live versions of ABBA hits as performed by Bjorn Again playing in the background
ABBA 2009 releases in chronological order

2009 brought new English language songs from Andersson-Ulvaeus , the English language in concert version of Kristina and the release of the Albert Hall Concert of Chess.



ABBA-SHM series, Japan 8 individual CD’s, January 21, 2009
Ring Ring, Waterloo, ABBA, Arrival, ABBA - The Album, Voulez-Vous, Super Trouper, The Visitors on Super High Material CD in replica miniature LP sleeves. These can played on regular CD players.



Original Soundtrack- MAMMA MIA! THE MOVIE SOUNDTRACK Deluxe Edition CD/DVD Japan January 28, 2009

w/ DVD:

Behind The Music

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! music video



Includes the standard movie soundtrack and bonus DVD but not the actual movie



ABBA-Classic ABBA, Universal , UK CD February 16, 2009

This is rerelease of 1999 compilation with a new cover. The new cover features photograph of the group from 1975 Greatest Hits photo sessions.

1. Thank You For The Music
2. The Winner Takes It All
3. Fernando
4. One Of Us
5. Angeleyes
6. The Day Before You Came
7. Eagle
8. So Long
9. Why Did It Have To Be Me
10. Ring Ring
11. The Way Old Friends Do
12. Slipping Through My Fingers
13. Hasta Mañana
14. Our Last Summer
15. My Love, My Life
16. If It Wasn't For The Nights
17. People Need Love
18. Happy New Year



Faryl Smith-Faryl, Universal PID 838748 , British CD March 9, 2009

The debut album of this 13 year old classical music singer, who was made famous by her appearance on Britain's Got Talent. It features her take on ABBA's "The Way Old Friends Do". The lyrics have been supposedly changed by Björn, to make them appropriate for a 13 year old.

1.Amazing Grace
2.The River of Light (Blue Danube)
3.Ave Maria
4.Annie's Song
5.A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
6.Mother of God, Here I Stand
7.Shenandoah
8.Brahm's Lullaby
9.Calon Lan
10.How Can I Keep From Singing
11.Somewhere
12.The Way Old Friends Do
13.Danny Boy (Bonus Track)



The Airwaves- Hey You Ring Me Tonight RS1024 Riverside 2009, CD single, March 11, 2009



This is a 3 track CD with the songs -Hey You Ring Me Tonight, Jealousy, and Like Only yesterday.
The Airwaves are a Swedish singing group. The main track -“Hey You Ring Me Tonight “ is a ABBA tribute song written by Clive Jones of the British group Black Widow.



Original cast album- 10th Anniversary Special Edition Original Cast Recording Mamma Mia! CD April 6, 2009

A special repackage CD of the musical’s London cast album originally released in 1999 that includes standard track listing plus the bonus tracks first included in 2004.

Act1

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

25: Mamma Mia

26. Dancing Queen

27. Waterloo


Elisabeth Andreassen - SPELLEMANN, Grappa GRCD4287, Norwegian April 20, 2009 CD

This is a all new Norwegian release by the singer also known as Bettan that includes covers of three Benny Andersson songs. "Klinga mina klockor", Det är vi ändå", and "Nu mår jag mycket bättre". The CD also includes a song written by Ted Gardestad. "Gabriellas Sang" is song that can found on a Helen Sjoholm album.
"Så som i himmelen" is a 2004 film (As it is in heaven/) that features Helen Sjoholm . It features "Gabriella's Sang" in it original version.

Klinga mina klockor
Här är gudagott att vara
Blinde-Karls vise
Sommerfuglen (with Nora Andreassen)
Gabriellas sång
Det är vi ändå (with Sven Nordin)
De nære ting
Koppången
Du som har mitt hela hjärta
Bryllupsvals
För kärlekens skull
Nu mår jag mycket bättre (with Bjarte Hjelmeland)



Mamma Mia ! : Edition spéciale French Gift Set DVD/CD May 26, 2009

This is A French MM! Le Film gift set. It contains one DVD (Pal 2 audio system, French subtitles and bonus material) as well as a CD with eight of the songs and a small blue bag with a sarong style beach wrap. In French it’s described as “Edition spéciale Trousse de maquillage avec CD de la bande originale + Paréo”.


Various Artists Den Svenska Sommaren (5CD) (Album) UNI-0602527-08239 June 17, 2009



A Swedish box set that has 5 CDs of summer hits, Den Svenska Sommaren,. ABBA related artists include-Tomas Ledin, Ainbusk, Ted Gärdestad, Hootenanny Singers, Helen Sjöholm, Tommy Körberg and Frida.



1. Sommar sommar sommar - Radions Underhållningsorkester 2. Sommaren är kort - Tomas Ledin 3. Turistens klagan - Cornelis Vreeswijk 4. Barfotavisan - Mats Paulson 5. Hav och sand - Lars Berghagen 6. Nocturne (sov på min arm) - Sven-Bertil Taube 7. Maj på Malö - Evert Taube 8. Dans på Brännö brygga - Lasse Dahlquist 9. Att angöra en brygga - The Real Group 10. Himlen är oskyldigt blå - Victoria Tolstoy 11. Allt som jag känner - Tone Norum & Tommy Nilsson 12. Det blå - Sonja Aldén 13. Blomstarteid (den blomstertid nu kommer) - Ainbusk 14. Balladen om Herr Fredrik Åkare och den söta fröken Cecilia Lindh - Anita Lindblom 15. Så skimrande var aldrig havet - Lill Lindfors 16. Ta mig till havet - Peter Lundblad 17. Som stormen river öppet hav - Mikael Rickfors & Susanne Alfvengren 18. Det gåtfulla folket - Olle Adolphson 19. Sjösalavals - Evert Taube 20. Ta av dej skorna - Povel Ramel 21. Oh boy - Peps Persson 22. Ge en sol - Ted Gärdestad 23. Kring de små husen i gränderna vid hamnen - Anita Lindblom 24. Till min syster - Thorstein Bergman 25. Niu ligger have stille - Di Sma Undar Jordi 26. Bedårande sommarvals - Monica Zetterlund 27. Axel Öhman - Lill Lindfors & Svente Thuresson 28. Afton på Solvik - Andrew Walter 29. Ett liv i solen - Frida 30. Lilla vackra Anna - Göran Fristorp 31. Jag tror på sommaren - Mats Olin 32. Blå blå är kärleken - Britt Bergström 33. Brusa högre lilla å - Björn J:son Lindh 34. Blå blå känslor - Tomas Ledin 35. Gröna granna sköna sanna sommar - Lill-Babs 36. Oh boy oh boy oh boy - Lasse Dahlquist 37. Calle Schewens vals - Evert Taube 38. Det var dans bort i vägen - Sven-Ingvars 39. Här är den sköna sommar - Hootenanny Singers 40. Till sommarvind - Carl Anton 41. Come give me love - Helen Sjöholm 42. Menuett på Haga - Cornelis Vreeswijk 43. Fiskarna i haven - Idde Schultz 44. En droppe regn - Niclas Wahlgren 45. Sakta vi gå genom stan - Monica Zetterlund 46. Sol vind och vatten - Ted Gärdestad 47. Oh vilken härlig da' - Jill Johnson 48. Drömmen om Elin - Tommy Körberg 49. Vilken härlig dag - Ewa Roos 50. Ännu glöder solen - Nordman 51. Hela vägen hem - Staffan Hellstrand 52. Visa vid vindens ängar - Mats Paulson 53. Rör vid min själ - Sanna Nielsen 54. Visa vid midsommartid - Dana Dragomir 55. En dag på stranden - Tomas Ledin 56. Dans på Vejby ängar - Hasse Andersson 57. Mitt sommarlov - Anita Hegerland 58. Vals i Furusund - Anderw Walters Kör & Orkester 59. Klöversnoa - Ted Gärdestad 60. Itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka dot bikini - Lill-Babs 61. Sommarkort (en stund på jorden) - Cornelis Vreeswijk 62. Änglamark - Sven-Bertil Taube 63. När skönheten kom till byn - Thorstein Bergman 64. Mälarö kyrka - Åsa Jinder 65. Ett hus på stranden - Shirley Clamp 66. Jag ska fånga en ängel - Ted Gärdestad 67. En kväll i juni - Lars Berghagen 68. Dansar i månens sken - Suzzies Orkester 69. Sommar och sol är det bästa jag vet - Sven-Ingvars 70. Änglahund - Hasse Andersson 71. Dansen på Sunnanö - Hootenanny Singers 72. Hör min samba - Lilla Lindfors 73. Minns du den sommar - Gunnar Wiklund 74. Gotländsk sommarnatt - Ernie Englund 75. Så länge skutan kan gå - Evert Taube

The Rivals-2nd Best To None, Mono Music UNI-MMCDS -133 Swedish CD single /download May 6, 2009

“2nd Best to None” is a new Andersson-Ulvaeus song sung surprisingly effectively by the staff of Benny's Stockholm hotel , the Hotel Rival for use on the hotel website. Yes, the song sounds somewhat derivative, but this is still the most ABBA-esque thing that Benny and Bjorn have recorded in a long time. It's even a little catchy! The stilted English and bland vocals make me think of Ace of Base. Apparently, it seems to be a truism that choruses of Swedish women have a sound quite distinct from that of other nationalities.



Chess in Concert, Internationally released DVD June 16, 2009

A DVD version of the concert basically identical to the 2CD set. I would say buy the DVD rather than the CD if you have to choose. Most of the content on the DVD premiered on PBS TV during pledge week.

Chess-In Concert, International release DVD , June 16, 2009
Released in September 2009 in UK.


Recorded live at Royal Albert Hall, London, May 12-13, 2008
There is also a single CD Highlights version and DVD version which were released both in the United States and Europe. This concert version stars Josh Groban and was taped a full year before it's release. This is yet another reworking of the ever changing Andersson-Rice-Ulvaeus musical.


This time, Tim Rice took the lead on the redo duties. Bjorn and Benny did not get directly involved with this concert ,though perhaps they had a veto, if they did not like the project as a whole. This record is an attempt to issue a fairly complete version of the musical, based generally on the original London staging. Somewhat annoyingly, Tim Rice has once again changed a few lyrics. On the plus side, you get to hear a few of the songs that were written long ago, which had not been available on any recording of CHESS (other then a temporary release on the original version of the Danish Version of Chess) the songs are “Commie newspapers”,” Press conference”, “Global TV fanfare”, “Talking Chess” and “The Interview”. These are not great songs, but it’s still nice to have them. Most of the songs found only on the American Broadway staging did not make it on this recording, but otherwise this concert is really complete Chess score.

The album was recorded live, and as a result many of the performances sound a little shaky. Another problem for me with any re-recording or theatrical staging of Chess is losing out on getting Benny Andersson and the ABBA band play the music as it meant to be played. I would say that if you want the definitive CHESS album it would seem that it is still your best bet to go back to the original 1984 studio album.

Performers include Idina Menzel, Adam Pascal, David Bedella, Kerry Ellis, Clarke Peters, Marti Pellow ; The City of London Philharmonic ; The West End Chorus ; arranged and orchestrated by Anders Eljas ; David Firman, conductor, musical supervisor. Liner notes by Tim Rice and synopsis in container.

Contents Disc one (Act one). Prologue -- The story of chess -- Merano/ What a scene! What a joy? -- Commie newspapers -- Press conference -- Molokov and Anatoly -- Where I want to be -- Difficult and dangerous times -- The arbiter -- Hymn to chess -- The merchandisers -- Global TV fanfare -- Chess game #1 -- The arbiter (reprise) -- Quartet (a model of decorum and tranquility) -- Florence and Molokov -- 1956 - Budapest is rising -- Nobody's side -- Mountain duet -- Chess game #2 -- Florence quits -- Pity the child # 1 -- Embassy lament -- Heaven help my heart -- Anatoly and the press -- Anthem –


Disc two (Act two). Golden Bangkok -- One night in Bangkok -- One more opponent -- You and I -- The Soviet machine -- The interview -- Someone else's story -- The deal (no deal) -- Pity the child #2 -- I know him so well -- Talking chess -- Endgame #1 -- Endgame #2 -- Endgame #3/ Chess game #3 -- You and I (reprise) -- Walter and Florence -- Anthem (reprise).



Various Artists-Highlights from Chess in Concert, Internationally released single CD, June 16, 2009

This CD is an abridged version of the Albert Hall Concert CD, a common practice for Tim Rice productions. In this case cutting the recording to one disc is totally pointless, since much of the reason for the concert was to have a new unabridged definitive version.

1. The Story Of Chess
2. Merano
3. Where I Want To Be
4. The Merchandisers
5. Chess Game #1
6. Quartet (A Model Of Decorum And Tranquility)
7. Nobody's Side
8. Mountain Duet
9. Embassy Lament
10. Heaven Help My Heart
11. Anthem
12. Golden Bangkok
13. One Night In Bangkok
14. You And I
15. Someone Else's Story
16. Pity The Child #2
17. I Know Him So Well
18. You And I (reprise)
19. Walter And Florence
20. Anthem (reprise)

BAO-Sommaren du fick, Mono , Swedish single/download June 2009


This record is the Swedish language version of "Story of a Heart", called "Sommaren du fick". This recording can also be found as a bonus track on the Swedish release of the Story of a Heart album. This CD was released as a single in Sweden, the single has two versions of the song.



Ted Gardestad-"Helt Nära Dig - Samlade, Polar Music/Universal Music 06025270733-0, Sweden 8 CD box set July 1, 2009

This box set features Ted’s studio albums, many of which feature production and musicianship by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus.


Benny Andersson Band-Story of a Heart, European CD July 6, 2009 (June 24 in Sweden) Also released in Australia

This is the first English language album to be released by the Benny Anderssons Orkester who are retitled the Benny Andersson Band for the purposes of international release. This CD is mostly a compilation of previously recorded songs ranging back as far as 1987. Nine of the fourteen songs are instrumentals. Four of the songs- “Fait Accompli”, “Our Last Dance”, “You Are My Man”, “ The Stars” feature never before released English language vocal tracks.



The album features one totally new song “Story of a Heart”, which is a Andersson- Ulvaeus song that is more ABBAesque than the usual BAO stuff. I think "Story of a Heart" is good recording if not a great song , though Helen Sjoholm really has voice better suited for musicals than pop recordings.


The English lyrics to "Our Last Dance" and "You Are My man" come off as kind of cliche. It is often hard to do literal translations of songs to another language.

So often the second language version tells a totally different story, but Bjorn went ahead with fairly literal translations.



However, The lyrics to "The Stars" work well, and is this track is my favorite of the new recordings on this CD.
The album was released a couple of days after the band's first appearance in Hampstead, Britain on July 4, 2009.

Track listing with original Swedish title, songwriter(s), track times, year of original release, and lead singer if any…

1. Glasgow Boogie (Andersson) 3.35 2004
2. Trolska [Trolskan] (Andersson) 2.07 1989
3. Story Of A Heart (Andersson-Ulvaeus) 5.08 2009 Lead Vocals-Helen Sjoholm
4. Bed Of Roses [En dans på rosor] (Andersson) 3.04 2004
5. You Are My Man [Du är min man] (Andersson-Ulvaeus) 3.36 2004 Lead Vocals-Helen Sjoholm
6. Circus Finemang (Andersson) 4.18 2001
7. Fait Accompli (Andersson-Ulvaeus) 3.57 2007 Lead Vocals-Tommy Korberg
8. Song From The Second Floor [Sång från andra våningen] (Andersson) 3.46 2001
9. Birthday Waltz For Mona [Födelsedagsvals till Mona] (Andersson-Ulvaeus) 2.23 1987
10. [If This Is] Our Last Dance [Vår sista dans] Andersson) (Andersson-Ulvaeus) 4.46 2001 Lead Vocals-Helen Sjoholm
11. Jehu (Andersson) 3.44 2004
12. Tirolan Schottis [Schottis i Tyrolen] (Andersson) 2.51 2001
13. The Stars [För dig] (Andersson-Ulvaeus) 3.48 2007 Lead Vocals-Helen Sjoholm, Tommy Korberg
14. P.S. (Andersson) 1.01 2001
Bonus track (Sweden only):
15. Sommaren du fick (Swedish vers.- Story Of A Heart] (Andersson-Ulvaeus) 4.27 2009 Lead Vocals-Helen Sjoholm



ABBA- Waterloo: The True Story of ABBA 3 DVD plus book July 13, 2009

Apparently contains previously released ABBA - Music in Review and ABBA/Arrival - The Ultimate Critical Review



This collection includes two retrospective reviews of much-loved Swedish pop sensations ABBA, celebrating the band's musical output through rare archival footage and live-performance clips; including an appearance on THE DICK CAVETT SHOW. Further insight is given through interviews with rock critics and band colleagues such as musician Les Davidson, tribute-band founder Rod Leissle, and publicists John Tobler and Jeff Rose. The collection also features a critical review of, what is widely considered to be, ABBA's first classic album, 1976's ARRIVAL.


ABBA-Les No 1 de ABBA , Universal, French 2CD set, August 31, 2009
A repackaging of ABBA’s Definitive Collection for the French market.


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 In Japan – Universal, DVD international release, October 26, 2009


This DVD depicts ABBA’s adventures in Japan in 1978 and 1980. The main section of the release is “ABBA Special”, a television special filmed when the group visited Japan for promotional tour in November 1978. Unlike most specials of this kind the DVD has been resembled from unedited materials meaning that the DVD features more of the actual filmed performances.
The DVD comes with two bonus sections. The package features a illustrated booklet with an essay by Carl Magnus Palm.

ABBA In Japan 2 disc limited edition, Universal, international release, October 26, 2009

The first disc is the same as the one disc version, the second disc features a rare behind the scenes documentary from ABBA’s concert tour in March 1980, as well as some photo galleries. The packaging features illustrated booklet with essay by Carl Magnus Palm. The two disc version features a sticker and three ABBA photo cards.



ABBA Special

1. Eagle

2. Take A Chance On Me

3. Money, Money, Money (live)

4. SOS (live)

5. That's Me

6. Tiger

7. Dancing Queen

8. Waterloo

9. Fernando

10. Summer Night City

11. The Name Of The Game

12. Knowing Me, Knowing You

13. If It Wasn't For The Nights

14. Thank You For The Music (live)



Special Features:



Disc 1

1. Behind The Scenes Documentary 1978 - ABBA In Japan Nov. 1978

2. If It Wasn't For The Nights (Alternate Mix)



Disc 2 (Limited Special Edition)

1. Behind The Scenes Documentary 1980 - ABBA - '80 Concert Tour In Japan

2. Photo Gallery

3. Single And Album Sleeve Gallery



ABBA Gold - Greatest Hits Sound + Vision Clamshell 2 CD + DVD UK, October 26, 2009




This box compiles ABBA Gold, More ABBA Gold and the ABBA gold DVD yet again.



ABBA-Live TV, Brazilian DVD, October 2009

Another unofficial collection of ABBA TV clips. This DVD 5.1 sound, Is ALL REGION (Free), NTSC FORMAT



1. SOS (Disco 1975)

2. Dancing Queen (Disco 1976)

3. Fernando (Musikladen 1976)

4. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do (Disco 1975)

5. Mamma Mia (Disco 1976)

6. Take A Chance On Me (Star Parade 1978)

7. Chiquitita (Musikladen 1979)

8. Eagle (Star Parade 1978)

9. The Winner Takes It All (Show Express 1980)

10. I Have A Dream (live Wembley 1979)

11. Super Trouper (Show Express 1980)

12. No Hay a Quien Culpar (promotional film)

13. The Day Before You Came (Show Express 1982)

14. Cassandra (Show Express 1982

15. Mamma Mia (Versão clipe) (promotional film)



Dan Daniell- Ich habe einen Traum, Edel, German CD, November 6, 2009


Includes one track (Lieber Gott) with Frida, a remix of track they released in 2003.
1. Ich gehöre nicht Dir
2. Ich will Dich
3. Lieber Gott (Duet with Frida)
4. Schatten oder Licht
5. 1000 an der Zahl
6. Ich will Frieden
7. Ein Traum
8. Marlene
9. Licht und Feuer
10. Liebe
11. Nur eine Nacht
12. Lady in weiss
13. Licht der Ewigkeit
14. Bonus: Matterhorn (Remix 2009)
Source: ABBA World



Original Soundtrack- MAMMA MIA! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! More Gift Set, Universal, USA

and BD/CD box sets 10 November 10, 2009






This set includes Original Movie Soundtrack CD and 32-page collectible book. Collectible Gift Set Box with LED Lights & Mamma Mia! Music Soundchip.



Disc 1



Bonus:



Sing-Along

Deleted Musical Number: "The Name of the Game"

Feature Commentary with Director Phyllida Lloyd

Disc 2: Bonus Disc

Bonus:



Digital Copy of Mamma Mia! The Movie (Expires 12/31/2009)

Deleted Scenes

Outtakes

The Making of Mamma Mia!

Anatomy of a Musical Number: 'Lay All Your Love on Me'

Becoming a Singer

Behind the Scenes with Amanda

On Location in Greece

A Look Inside Mamma Mia!

"Gimme! Gimme! Gimmie!" Music Video

Bjorn Ulvaeus Cameo





Various Artists-Atlantic Records Time Capsule, Atlantic, American 9 CD/1 DVD/plus a “45” set, November 17, 2009.



This 168 song box set is a rare acknowledgement that ABBA was once part of the Atlantic records stable in the U.S.A. market. ABBA’s American #1 record is included here on Disc 5, Track 11. Can you guess which song that is? Can you dance? Can you Jive?



MAMMA MIA! Two Disc After Party Edition , Universal UK DVD November 23, 2009, Australia 2DVD, December 2, 2009





This is a Special Edition of MM! The Movie Double DVD (this is the “party edition”)

A special edition with lovely bonus material such as a Sky documentary, a red carpet feature, cast interviews and much more has just been released. Very special, very party! Yeah, whatever….



Disc 1 Special Features

Feature commentary with director Phyllida Lloyd

Cameo of Björn Ulvaeus

The making of Mamma Mia!

Music video: 'Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!'

Deleted musical number: 'The Name Of The Game'

Deleted scenes

Becoming a singer feature

Anatomy of the musical number feature

Out-takes

Inside look of the movie

Sing a long

Disc 2 Bonus Disc

'Mamma Mia! Stage to Screen'

30 Rock episode ‘Mamma Mia’

'The Best Summer of my Life' Cast interviews

'Mamma Mia! - Meeting the stars - Premiere Spectacular'

Photo gallery
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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"!


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




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