Super Trouper (Digitally Remastered)
 
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Super Trouper (Digitally Remastered)

19 Feb 2014 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 25 Jun 2001
  • Release Date: 25 Jun 2001
  • Label: Polydor Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2001 Polar Music International AB
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  • Total Length: 50:15
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  • ASIN: B001KQ0VWA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,715 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By FAMOUS NAME VINE VOICE on 19 May 2009
Format: Audio CD
ABBA's sixth original UK studio album release was a powerful collection of catchy and haunting numbers that included three hit singles and two Number Ones!

By this time, every new album released by the super group would enter at Number One in the albums' chart due to enormous advanced orders upon release.

This is often regarded as ABBA's 'peak' in terms of chart success, since their final studio album 'The Visitors' which was to follow just a year later, did not produce the usual number of hit singles. That album was of a more 'classical' and unique style. (see my Review for that title)

I played this album the other evening for my partner who, though liked them, was not heavily into ABBA at the time of their success, and therefore had never heard it - he was blown away, and he immediately asked me to play it again!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. John Lumbard on 18 Dec 2009
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This is one of Abbas best albums. The sound quality is excellent and every song reminds me of why Abba were so popular. If you own just one Abba album this should be it.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Simon C. Lewis on 29 Sep 2004
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Top quality stuff which nonetheless sounded the death knell for the Swedish superstars. Signs that the wheels were beginning to work loose on the Abba charabanc are all too evident on this, their seventh and finest album. In the midst of the standard, disco-flavoured candy floss ("Lay All Your Love On Me" and "On And On And On") is a sizeable contingent of more profound songs that feature the band taking stock of their changing marital fortunes, none more so than the bitter lament "The Winner Takes It All", a stirring elegy that is the album's defining moment. There's something almost symbolic about the reflective gem "Our Last Summer" and the ironically titled "Happy New Year"; with the sun clearly starting to set on the band's halcyon days, the future wasn't looking at all bright, but at least they were determined to go down gloriously. Not as bleak as "The Visitors" album which would finally ring down the curtain - the title track and "The Piper" make for two irresistibly upbeat fillips - but "Super Trouper" shows the long shadows creeping ever more darkly over the Abba landscape, even if the heartening finale "The Way Old Friends Do" leaves a temporary mood of optimism. Anyone who has ever dismissed this Scandinavian outfit as an over-glitzy Eurovision stunt, as I originally did, should at least give this collection a fair hearing. In an age when several styles of music were easily definable (rock, reggae, soul etc.), this was mainstream middle-of-the-road at its very best. Put more succinctly, "Super Trouper" is a poignant diamond, and ranks among the greatest pop music albums ever created, if not the greatest of them all.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Vauxhall1964 on 29 Aug 2011
Format: Audio CD
Unfairly dismissed as 'a singles band' there's no denying ABBA perfected early on the art of writing the ultimate pop song. But their albums are worth exploring and as their career went on their long players became more cohesive. "Super Trouper" is ABBA at their peak (although its follow-up, and their final album, "The Visitors" was an impressive way to bow out).

There's not a weak track in this collection and the highs are sublime. To show they mean business the album kicks off with two pan-European number one singles. After the jaunty title track and opener about life in the spotlight we get to the apex of the Swedes' 'divorce pop' with "The Winner Takes it All", a towering achievement that hits like an emotional depth charge. Agnetha plays the fragile wreck for all she's worth with lyrics provided by her real life ex-husband that to the listener seem so personal they could border on sadism.

One song "The Piper", using a Medieval-sounding middle section, warns against a totalitarian strong man while Christmas evergreen "Happy New Year" pulls off the classic ABBA trick of wrapping bitter lyrical barbs in a sweet melody: the line "... if we don't we might as well lay down and die" is almost Bergman-esque. But among the adult pop are two trips back to the disco, a style explored in depth on the "Voulez Vous" album the previous year. "On and on and On" is a relentless pounding boogie while "Lay All Your Love on Me", an American dance #1 and 12 inch single hit in the UK, has an almost hymn-like chorus among the beats. A similar ecclesiastical feel marks the rousing closing track "The Way Old Friends Do".

By this their penultimate album ABBA were recently divorced and heading into middle age. They were slowing down and getting a little careworn, setting the scene for their downbeat swan song "The Visitors" album just a year later. They were also at the top of their game, masters of the pop single and at last they'd also mastered the album format.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. L. Walker on 8 Jun 2011
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I only had the tape recording of this and it is great to have it on CD. Brought back old memories. Super quick response.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By MBC on 23 Jun 2004
Format: Audio CD
Somebody once said that ABBA were never an albums act, that their strength was their singles. Of course, that is not even remotely true because ABBA has 9 #1 albums and the GOLD compilation is one of the top 10 albums in the UK (ever) according to its weeks on chart. Anyway, ABBA was as strong as ever at the crack of the 80s although they waited for a #1 single for quite some time back then. That all changed (to everybody's surprise when Super Trouper was released beacuse the first two tracks (you know everything about them) went #1 (the last two in their carreer).
The only weakness in ABBA albums would be the fact that they almost never represent a storyline but merely an album with around 10 songs they chose were musically right. For example, Super Trouper should be a cheerful album, but it actually goes cheerful/sad/very dance/slow/cheerful/nostalgic/nostalgic/cheerful/dance/nostalgic. Not a pattern, anyway. However, this album is worth listening especially when you discover the bonus tracks (I own the first CD issue without them). Put On Your White Sombrero is an excellent showcase of Agnetha's talent and Elaine is ABBA's more mature and sophisticated upbeat attempt.
Other than tracks #1 and #2, Lay All Your Love On Me was also a single, a 12 inch which surprisingly did make top 10 which was quite rare (or so I heard) in the 70s. On and On and On is another favorite dance song with quite interesting lyrics and accompanied with a video (I think it was intended for Japanese market, not quite sure) and a mysterious extra verse than was deleted from the final version.
Andante, Andante is a very slow song sung by Frida and it takes forever to love it.
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