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'ABBA' The Singles Box Set

ABBA celebrate 40 years with 40 singles!

 

This year marks the 40th Anniversary of ABBA's victory in the Eurovision Song Contest with Waterloo - the start of their career as one of the biggest pop bands of all time. Polar Music International celebrates the anniversary with several releases: one of the most exclusive is the box set ABBA The Singles, which will be released 2nd May.

ABBA The Singles features 40 vinyl singles released 1972-1982, the period when ABBA existed as a group. Out of these, 31 are the singles planned and conceived by ABBA's Swedish record company, Polar Music, and issued in Sweden and/or the rest of Scandinavia: from the debut People Need Love, through legendary hits such as Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen, Knowing Me, Knowing You, Take A Chance On Me, Chiquitita and The Winner Takes It All, to the final single, Under Attack. The remaining 9 singles were only released by ABBA's local record companies around the world.

 

Five of the additional singles are the German versions of Ring Ring and Waterloo, the French version of Waterloo, and the Spanish-language versions of Chiquitita and I Have A Dream (Spanish title: Estoy So ando). The West German single Honey, Honey / Ring Ring features a 1974 remix of Ring Ring, also featured as an A-side on singles in Great Britain and Australia. The remaining three selections are ABBA songs that have become very popular over the decades, yet were originally only released as singles in a few countries. They are the Portuguese 'Happy New Year' single; the UK 12-inch single 'Lay All Your Love On Me' - presented here in 7-inch format - and the Australian release of 'When All Is Said And Done'.

 

The sleeve and label of each single in the box set are exact replicas of the original issues. Only the 9 singles not originally released by Polar Music have been given new Polar labels, corresponding to the design used by Polar during the era when each single was released. The sleeves for these singles have also been slightly modified. ABBA The Singles is a unique chance to own the classic and, in several cases, rare ABBA singles, exactly as they looked way back when. This celebration of ABBA as unsurpassable hit makers is released as a strictly limited edition - don't miss out on the chance to own a box full of some of the best pop songs ever made!

 

 

Track Listing

 

People Need Love / Merry-Go-Round

 

He Is Your Brother / Santa Rosa

 

Ring Ring (Swedish Version) / h, vilka tider

 

Ring Ring (English Version) / She's My Kind of Girl

 

Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough) / I Am Just A Girl

 

Ring Ring (German Version) / Wer Im Wartesaal der Liebe steht

 

Waterloo (Swedish Version) / Honey, Honey (Swedish Version)

 

Waterloo (English Version) / Watch Out

 

Waterloo (German Version) / Watch Out

 

Waterloo (French Version) / Gonna Sing You My Lovesong

 

Honey, Honey / King Kong Song

 

Honey, Honey / Ring Ring (remix)

 

So Long / I've Been Waiting For You

 

I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do / Rock me

 

SOS / Man In The Middle

 

Mamma Mia / Intermezzo No.1

 

Fernando / Hey, Hey Helen

 

Dancing Queen / That's Me

 

Money, Money, Money / Crazy World

 

Knowing Me, Knowing You / Happy Hawaii

 

The Name Of The Game / I Wonder (Departure)

 

Take A Chance On Me / I'm A Marionette

 

Eagle / Thank You For The Music

 

Summer Night City / Medley: Pick A Bale of Cotton - On Top Of Old Smokey - Midnight Special

 

Chiquitita / Lovelight

 

Chiquitita (Spanish Version) / Lovelight

 

Does Your Mother Know / Kisses of Fire

 

Voulez-Vous / Angeleyes

 

Estoy So ando (Spanish version of I Have A Dream)/ Does Your Mother Know

 

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) / The King Has Lost His Crown

 

I Have A Dream / Take A Chance On Me (live)

 

The Winner Takes It All / Elaine

 

Super Trouper / The Piper

 

Happy New Year / Andante, Andante

 

Lay All Your Love On Me / On And On And On

 

One Of Us / Should I Laugh Or Cry

 

Head Over Heels / The Visitors

 

When All Is Said And Done / Soldiers

 

The Day Before You Came / Cassandra

 

Under Attack / You Owe Me One

 

 

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