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19 Feb 2014

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Song Title
When I Kissed The Teacher
Dancing Queen
My Love, My Life
Dum Dum Diddle
Knowing Me, Knowing You
Money, Money, Money
That's Me
Why Did It Have To Be Me?
Happy Hawaii

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  • Label: UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)
  • Copyright: (C) 2001 Polar Music International AB
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  • Total Length: 41:50
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,896 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
By Andrew
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
After they found their way on their first couple of albums, Abba consistently released albums full of classic tracks. For those who haven't bought this album before and only know Abba from their singles, this is the one with Dancing Queen on it, and Knowing Me Knowing You, and Money Money Money. It also has the slightly less well known but equally excellent That's Me, and Tiger - and so on. Every track is a gem. Even the lyrically weak Dum Dum Diddle is musically stronger than initial impressions might suggest. It also contains one of Abba's very few instrumental tracks, Arrival itself (non-lyric track, anyway - the voices are still in there). I love this track.

But many people will already have this album and will be wondering whether it's worth buying it again for the extras with this version. The other reviews have already suggested you should, and I'd definitely agree. The TV documentary is excellent. It's in-depth enough to be insightful without being too personal to be comfortable. It's full of Swedish humour. It's full of complete performances of songs from the album, excellently filmed. There's also film of Abba in the studio recording Dancing Queen, a superb cartoon accompaniment For Happy Hawaii (if you cringe at cartoon pop videos, don't worry - it's pretty good), a British TV interview or two, and more. The BBC Young Nation interview asks all the right questions, showing the band members as people without being too personal, and giving a valuable insight into Bjorn and Benny's song writing methods. And Richard Skinner is excellent in his interview section.

We've known some of this TV material was out there, of course, and in fact I took the opportunity a couple of years ago to ask the appropriate people at Universal to release some of this stuff. But I'm amazed by just how good this stuff is. Thank you, Universal - and please do the same with the rest of Abba's albums.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A blast from the past. 25 Sep 2005
By Romari
Format:Audio CD
First bought this album in 1976 as a viny LP,which I still have. My turntable,like my vinyl collection lies in the loft! When I saw this cd yesterday I just had to buy it. Glad I did. It is as good today as it ever was. I have never bought any of the compilation cd's as the original albums are better by far.
If you only buy one album of Abba let it be this one.
Also have upgraded copies of Super Trouper, The Album, and Waterloo as well.Only Voulez Vous and The Visitors remain as vinyl......but not for long.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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I brought the Deluxe edition the other day and couldn't wait to watch the DVD and oh boy I wasn't dissapointed. Don't let the fact that the documentary ABBADABDOO is in Swedish you can switch on the subtitles and believe me it is well worth watching. Not only does it give a better insight to ABBA but it also very funny. Plus there are two live performances one is Why Did It Have To Be Me? and the other is Dum Dum Diddle.

The other bonus material is worth looking at to the never before seen Happy Hawaii cartoon, Abba's performance of Fernando on Top Of The Pops and a Swedish News Report Abba's success plus two telivision comercials for the Arrival album.

I just hope Universal give the same treatment to The Album, Voulez-Vous, Super Trouper and The Visitors because even though I already have the above albums I would be more than willing to pay for them again if it ment seeing footage of the group that I have never seen before. It's just a shame that the album ABBA wasn't given the same treatment. Who knows if Arrival is a hit then maybe the album Abba will get the same treatment.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you are going to buy one buy this one 14 Feb 2012
By Mr. R. G. Prizeman TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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This is about the re-master not the music which is one of the best if not the best Abba albums. Firstly Abba has been re-mastered three times now, and I was never happy with the 2001 master's I felt they had lost the warmth and clarity that the original albums had, too loud and compressed was the main problem. So with caution I bought the deluxe version to see what the sound was like, I firstly played the 2001 master, with all its limitations then I played this deluxe version, finally a re-master that the band can be proud of, it like your listening to the a different album, the clarity has been returned the volume turned down and its refreshing that this has been done so well, the only question that beckons, is why could this not have been done in the first place. As for the DVD I was not disappointed like the DVD for Abba the album. firstly the music special in Swedish is great nearly all the songs from Arrival are featured, and where possible stereo mixes have replaced the mono mixes, so a little effort has been made. Happy Hi wiwi was a great edition, for the age of the items the quality is not bad, only two minor points, why no promos, and why not Pal which is better quality than NTSC.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Now this is a genuine remaster with a difference 14 Aug 2008
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If you have a choice between this version of Arrival and the other version I'd take this one without thinking. It comes with the bonus DVD and this is original footage shot at the time ABBA were making hit records, the first documentary is Swedish so turn on subtitles if you don't speak Swedish! But it's a great documentary with insights into how the band functioned, shot in the tv studio and at their recording studio.
You also have a Young Nation documentary, which is now missing from the BBC archives, and Top of the Pops segment. These next two are a bit shorter but still good value and just in case you want more... There's a short film shot in the studio when they were recording Dancing Queen, it's not just live footage of the girls singing, we do get short snippets, but they are discussing the song as Benny is mixing the music, working out where to come in. It's the genuine article from what I can work out, a rare shot indeed.
Get it for the DVD and sit back and enjoy.
A great release guys, thanks!
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5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing Arrival instrumental track. Other-worldly.
The instrumental track "Arrival" is one of the most soul-lifting pieces of music I have ever heard. Read more
Published 1 month ago by C. Pym
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
This was the first ever album I bought of abba as a child
And to get it again on cd at such a cheap price is brilliant I would highly recommend to all abba fans.
Published 1 month ago by Tracey
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent.
My favourite Abba album. It brings back memories and I just love the beautifull music within it. I recommend it.
Published 3 months ago by Tim
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Excellent service arived on the day stated. Great item. All items that I have bought have been perfect and very satisfied with the service. Read more
Published 3 months ago by lenny
5.0 out of 5 stars thank you for the music
ABBA - what can you say ?? - peerless - the girls on form as usual - good tunes - with words you can understand ( unlike a lot of todays so called music ) - a must have for any... Read more
Published 6 months ago by brett johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars GOOD MUSIC
Good collection of some of the best of ABBA love to listen to Arrival which I do not hear played often.
Published 7 months ago by Mrs. R. M. Ewers
5.0 out of 5 stars My very first Album purchase
`Arrival' was my very first album purchased back in the 1970s; the media I bought was cassette. I was not aware that cassette by its nature would wear out quickly! Read more
Published 8 months ago by Sussman
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best
I love the music of abba and this cd is a really good one as the best songs are on
Published 8 months ago by cedric jeffs
5.0 out of 5 stars Swedish History
This early Abba album has all the technical hallmarks that set Abba aside. Essential to all serious collectors, the engineering shines through.
Published 11 months ago by Pyro
5.0 out of 5 stars i love it
Another album I used to listen to when I was younger I can't wait again to listen to it regularly.
Published 11 months ago by Darren TOBIN
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