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  • Audio CD (29 Sep 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Live
  • Label: Commercial Marketing
  • ASIN: B00KYB2ITQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 936 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Gammal fäbodpsalm (Live At Wembley Arena, London/1979) 1:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Voulez-Vous (Live At Wembley Arena, London/1979) 4:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. If It Wasn't For The Nights (Live At Wembley Arena, London/1979) 5:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. As Good As New (Live At Wembley Arena, London/1979) 3:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Knowing Me, Knowing You (Live At Wembley Arena, London/1979) 4:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Rock Me (Live At Wembley Arena, London/1979) 3:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Chiquitita (Live At Wembley Arena, London/1979) 5:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Money, Money, Money (Live At Wembley Arena, London/1979) 3:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. I Have A Dream (Live At Wembley Arena, London/1979) 6:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) (Live At Wembley Arena, London/1979) 5:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. S.O.S. (Live At Wembley Arena, London/1979) 3:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Fernando (Live At Wembley Arena, London/1979) 4:12£0.99  Buy MP3 


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Listen  1. The Name Of The Game (Live At Wembley Arena, London/1979) 3:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Eagle (Live At Wembley Arena, London/1979) 6:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Thank You For The Music (Live At Wembley Arena, London/1979) 3:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Why Did It Have To Be Me? (Live At Wembley Arena, London/1979) 4:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Intermezzo No.1 (Live At Wembley Arena, London/1979) 4:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. I'm Still Alive (Live At Wembley Arena, London/1979) 4:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Summer Night City (Live At Wembley Arena, London/1979) 5:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Take A Chance On Me (Live At Wembley Arena, London/1979) 4:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Does Your Mother Know (Live At Wembley Arena, London/1979) 3:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Hole In Your Soul (Live At Wembley Arena, London/1979) 4:39£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. The Way Old Friends Do (Live At Wembley Arena, London/1979) 3:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Dancing Queen (Live At Wembley Arena, London/1979) 5:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Waterloo (Live At Wembley Arena, London/1979) 3:51£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

'ABBA’s concerts in London at the end of the 70s became the stuff of legend. For a group that toured only a handful of times, these shows were a pinnacle, coming near the end of their touring life. By the time ABBA played London’s Wembley Arena in November 1979, they had spent five years in the public spotlight and that night they delivered some of the most exhilarating performances of their career. When ABBA took the stage, their experience and professionalism showed. Audiences and critics were astounded that ABBA could reproduce their studio sound live. The set covered highlights throughout their career and contained a rare performance of Agnetha’s ‘I’m Still Alive’, unreleased on any album. It is now time to hear Abba at the peak of their live performance again on ABBA – LIVE AT WEMBLEY ARENA.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Hubball on 11 Oct 2014
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What a wonderful treat to finally hear a full live concert from Abba. One of my biggest regrets is that I never got to see them live in concert and this has to be the next best thing. Who would have thought we would get this after 35 years?
I first played the CD through our home cinema system set on "concert hall " mode and WOW it just blew me away, the atmosphere of Wembley arena that November night in 1979 is brought back after all these years. I could close my eyes and feel the excitement of the crowd as Abba appear on stage and later on my heart skipped a beat when the crowd shouted for an encore.I admit it brought tears to my eyes a number of times!
As others have mentioned this album is completely different from any of their studio recordings. The raw energy comes through and Abba prove they can deliver an amazing live sound and rock with the best of them.
Stand out tracks for me include Bjorn and Frida belting out Why did it have to be me, oh to have that on DVD would be wonderful! Agnetha's emotional "I'm still Alive" is a real treat to hear for the first time in all its glory rather than a you tube fan recording. Benny is a master of the keyboards on Intermezzo no 1,and Fridas dramatic performance of Money Money Money is also a highlight. The whole concert just builds and builds with song after song especially the high tempo numbers like Hole in your Soul, Summer Night City , Does your mother know and Waterloo you feel quite breathless after listening to it all!
Imagine doing that night after night, no wonder Abba didn't tour very often!
The CD also sounds great in the car and every time I play the download on my phone through earphones I notice something different every time I hear it. Give yourself a treat- play this loud and wallow in the nostalgia of it all.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By J. J. Mayhew on 29 Sep 2014
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This is a brave release by ABBA, who were far more comfortable in the studio; just last year Agnetha herself said she felt ABBA were not great live. Perhaps modesty influenced her remark, but she had a point. Apart from the unfortunate costumes and the dodgy choreography, the songs are a big sing. Agnetha and Anni-Frid had fabulous voices, but this repertoire would stretch anyone when performed live, and this is a generous selection of their music. In the event there is much to enjoy, and some of the live performances have far more energy and humour than the originals.

Frida was clearly the more confident performer, and is on terrific form, her vibrant resinous voice giving a real kick to the songs. While I hate to sound negative, there is no doubt that Agnetha sounds a little tentative at times, perhaps overwhelmed by the occasion. This brings rewards in terms of an appealing vulnerability, but it also means some of her vocals are a little fragile, sometimes almost inaudible. Ironically, Bjorn sounds in better vocal shape here than in the studio. I suspect the recording balance wasn't quite right for a cavernous venue like Wembley. It certainly does not favour vocals.The sound of their 77 tour (on the evidence of ABBA the Movie) was much better at capturing the voices, and was more slick (and probably over dubbed at a later stage). But perhaps it's more interesting to have these live performances available rather those closer to the studio sound. The effect here is grittier, faster paced and disarmingly genuine. It's a bit like an ABBA karaoke, except it really IS them singing!
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By MR M S ANDERSON on 29 Sep 2014
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What makes this album very special for me is I was actually there that very night,November 10th,1979 with tickets that me and my sister received from our parents just the day before as a massive surprise.We had tried to get tickets with no avail for months but unbeknown to me my mum saw two tickets advertised in our local paper and bought them just a couple of days before the show.

I remember being open mouthed and could hardly move for about the first half hour of the show.I couldn't believe I was there.Many around us were the same.People were in awe.So much so that it seemed that Abba could not get an atmosphere going initially.I was there and I know that was not the case.The audience were just taken aback by seeing this iconic,elusive supergroup.

As for this album.It brings back so many memories and I agree with others that it builds and builds.By the time you get to Summer Night City,Dancing Queen,Hole In Your Soul etc,Abba and the audience were full of energy and I didn't want it to end.Frida's voice is very prominent on this album to me but maybe I'm biased as during Take A Chance On Me she blew me a kiss! How do I know it was to me? Well because I'd ran down to the front of the balcony and blown her a kiss first! but it's alos fantastic to hear Agnetha's I'm Still Alive and I love her voice on Chiquitita and As Good As New too.

This album shows Abba could rock as well as bop to pop! It's fantastic to hear them slightly less slick than in 1977 too.They were not the cold, hit making machine they were often accused of on this night,that's for sure.They gave me a glow on what I remember as a very cold November night and that glow returned today listening to this.
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