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The Essential Collection [CD]

ABBA Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (3 Sep 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Commercial Marketing
  • ASIN: B007R1PGNQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 111,924 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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
See all 22 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Chiquitita
2. Does Your Mother Know
3. Voulez - Vous
4. Angel eyes
5. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
6. I Have A Dream
7. The Winner Takes It All
8. Super Trouper
9. On And On And On
10. Lay All Your Love On Me
See all 17 tracks on this disc

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CD Description

The Essential Collection is a brand new ABBA singles collection that includes all the hits and more on 2 CDs and one DVD. This releasse is a Limited Edition package featuring the two CDs, the DVD and an illustrated 28-page booklet. The DVD features all the official ABBA promo clips in remastered form, including two previously unreleased videos: "Conociéndome, Conociéndote" and "Gracias por la música" (Spanish versions of Knowing Me, Knowing You and Thank You For The Music, respectively).

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ESSENTIAL ABBA 3 Sep 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
After all of the fantastic deluxe editions of the studio albums, what more can we expect ? 'The Essential Collection' is exactly what the title suggests. This latest compilation of every ABBA single ever issued. It is a treat to the ears to hear every single release in chronological order on this superb collection. It truly showcases the progression in style and the noticable improvement in the lyrical content with each single release. One of the earliest singles 'People Need Love' is reminiscent of the 70's pop group 'Blue Mink'. Simple lyrics with a sing-a-long style which reminds me of the summer days of the early 70's. 'Waterloo' needs no introduction, but has there ever been a 'Eurovision' winning song that made such an immediate impact on the general public. 'S.O.S.' still sounds outstanding to this day. Although we all have our favourite ABBA song, 'The Name Of The Game' has to be one of the stand out tracks of the time. We have 'ABBA GOLD' 'MORE GOLD' 'THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION' which was released in 2001 ! Treat yourself to the this latest compilation, it really is 'Essential ABBA'.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A pop phenomenon 8 Sep 2012
By Eggman
Format:Audio CD
This package tells a wonderful story in sound and vision of pop's greatest band ever. There is nothing previously unreleased here (except for two videos), so it is clearly not meant for the fans. This is really an updated and improved version of The Definitive Collection, so if you do not have ABBA in your collection, this is a good choice.

The sticker says that it contains all their hits, which is not entirely true. ABBA was a worldwide phenomenon and they had top 10 hits with songs in various countries with songs like Nina Pretty Ballerina, Hasta Manana, Rock Me, I've Been Waiting for You and As Good as New, none of which is included here. The liner notes are not entirely accurate either. Bang-a-boomerang was actually a single in France, and Happy New Year was released in a few countries at the time.

As for the DVD, it would have been nice to include the clip for Love Isn't Easy, which has never been released. The cartoons for Happy Hawaii and Money Money Money, the royal performance of Dancing Queen and When I Kissed the Teacher could have been included as well.

The fans will still have to wait for the wonderful Just Like That to be released in its entirety, but this is a great package anyway.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 12 May 2014
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Absolutely love this collection and so glad Eagle has been included. One of their best pieces but rarely heard. Brilliant.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great Collection 22 Jan 2014
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One of our great groups with a unique sound and performance. Abba were a great group and made some superb recordings in their unique style. Great performers and timeless songs. This collection is a must whether you are a fan or not. Abba are part of our musical heritage and it is great to see them in their often outrages clothes, but their sound is unique. There are and have been many tribute groups who have been good but the original are tne best to both watch and listen to.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Abba, Car music for me 17 Jan 2014
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At last a collection I can use. A reminder of good things throughout after seeing TV documentaries about the group and Angetha
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing new, but... 13 Jan 2013
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Niche packaging and the best time we have all spanish videos together. But of course, there will be the Super Essential Collection soon, lol
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2.0 out of 5 stars This CD/DVD is a waste of time. 26 Dec 2012
Format:Audio CD
I bought The Essential Collection because of the extra tracks on the DVD. All I can say is I'm really really disappointed with it, the whole of the DVD the sound is so up & down I can't listen to it, it fluctuates far far too much. I think I have just wasted my money.
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