Includes FREE MP3
version
of this album.
or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Available to Download Now
 
Buy the MP3 album for 7.99
 
 
 
 
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 

Voulez-Vous [CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition, NTSC, Original recording remastered]

ABBA Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
Price: 23.64 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
 : Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
   Does not apply to gift orders. See Terms and Conditions for important information about costs that may apply for the MP3 version in case of returns and cancellations.
Only 8 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, 31 July? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details
Complete your purchase to add the MP3 version to your Amazon music library. Provided by Amazon EU S. r.l.
Buy the MP3 album for 7.99 at the Amazon Digital Music Store.


Amazon's ABBA Store

Music

Image of album by ABBA

Photos

Image of ABBA
Visit Amazon's ABBA Store
for 181 albums, 14 photos, discussions, and more.

Frequently Bought Together

Voulez-Vous + Arrival + The Visitors
Price For All Three: 35.21

Buy the selected items together
  • Arrival 5.92
  • The Visitors 5.65

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product details

  • Audio CD (31 May 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition, NTSC, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Commercial Marketing
  • ASIN: B003IB38UM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 72,084 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. As Good As New
2. Voulez-Vous
3. I Have A Dream
4. Angel Eyes
5. The King Has Lost His Crown
6. Does Your Mother Know
7. If It Wasn't For The Nights
8. Chiquitita
9. Lovers (Live A Little Longer)
10. Kisses Of Fire
See all 15 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. ABBA In Switzerland
2. Chiquitita
3. I Have A Dream
4. If It Wasn’t For The Nights
5. Chiquitita
6. Multi-Coloured Swap Shop
7. Greatest Hits Vol. 2 Television Commercial I
8. Greatest Hits Vol. 2 Television Commercial II
9. International Sleeve Gallery - Voulez-Vous

Product Description

Product Description

This deluxe edition of Voulez-Vous--ABBA’s 1979 hit album, featuring hits such as "Gimmie! Gimmie! Gimmie! ( A Man After Midnight )", "Does Your Mother Know", "I Have A Dream" and "Voulez-Vous"--has been remastered and expanded with the addition of five bonus tracks. Disc two is a previously unreleased DVD compilation of rare and previously unreleased material: exclusive television performances, interviews and vintage commercials.

BBC Review

For a group perceived as a lovable but lightweight pop outfit, it is surprising how much ABBA developed. In a career that took them from power pop to mini-rock operas to modish synth pop, the Swedish four-piece at no point rested on their laurels.

Voulez-Vous is a case in point. First released in the UK in April 1979, it was an effort that saw Agnetha, Benny, Björn and Anni-Frid put their dancing shoes on to join in with the dominant disco craze. Songs like As Good As New and the title-track see pulsating basslines married to sweeping strings and/or mellifluous keyboard parts. The quietly vengeful The King Has Lost His Crown slackens the pace a little but retains the slick funkiness. It's a concoction that, though flawless, can be exhausting; but ABBA had an advantage over supposed genuine disco merchants in the shape of their pop-craft. With tracks like Chiquitita–a beautiful, vulnerable, Latin-inflected ballad–and the chanted utopianism of I Have a Dream they are able to provide a pocket of air on a disco floor that would otherwise get sweaty and stultifying. The only real clinkers are Lovers (Live a Little Longer), a would-be saucy anthem which is merely shrill, and Does Your Mother Know, a slab of generic rock that would be risible even without memories of Björn performing it onstage in a clinging silver jumpsuit.

The bonus tracks on this Deluxe Edition include pulsating contemporaneous single Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight), Chiquitita B side Lovelight, album outtake Dream World and the extended 12" promo version of the title-track. The disc two DVD features a BBC in-concert documentary, TV performances, TV commercials and a gallery of picture sleeves. The objective of providing an idea of ABBA's place in the culture of the time is valid but the inclusion of such material makes all the more irritating the exclusion from the audio disc of the familiar single version of Summer Night City in favour of the long version first released on the Thank You for the Music box-set. Also, why not the other Voulez-Vous outtakes included on that box-set? It all serves to undermine the comprehensiveness that is the whole point of the Deluxe series–something that, yes, not even the delights of ABBA's turns on The Mike Yarwood Show and Swap Shop can make up for. --Sean Egan

Find more music at the BBC This link will take you off Amazon in a new window


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Brilliant reissue of this Brilliant Album 7 Jun 2010
By Andreas
Format:Audio CD
Well, I am a nearly 15-year-old ABBA fan. How come? I watched Mamma Mia! the movie and then searched for ABBA songs. It's been a year now, I've listened to all of their songs and I love nearly all of them. They are delightful. And yet I only own ABBA-The Albums, Arrival Deluxe Edition, The Album Deluxe edition and now this.

The original album is just brilliant. Every single song is a treasure on its own. The usual bonuses, i.e. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! and Lovelight, are a huge magnificent single and a moderate B-Side.

Also what can I say about the real bonuses (or 'boni' maybe)? Summer night city is such an upbeat beautiful song and the intro is just what was missing from the short version. Dream World is an incomprehensively-not-released-at-its-time song. It would have been a hit.

I guess I would agree that the Spanish versions should be included and even Just A Notion, which has to be released at some point of time and this was a great chance.

As for the DVD, I absolutely liked Abba in Switzerland, except of the ski scenes, If it wasn't for the nights and the Swap Shop Interview. I would love some more interviews.

Now, we should review what we do have in possess, so I say that this is a brilliant reissue, with excellent packaging, bonuses, DVD and booklet.

To anyone who hesitates: "Buy it"
Was this review helpful to you?
20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Timeless Album 16 Nov 2005
Format:Audio CD
This album is consistently brilliant and is a further example of a near flawless piece of work. From Arrival (1976) right through to The Visitors (1981), Abba produced wonderful albums not just great singles but timeles album tracks which, in their own way, were just as endearing. And it would be foolish to label this album as The Disco Album on account of the admittedly below par title track and the accompanying single ’Summer Night Night City’. Although the latter is a much more successful attempt at this oevre. After all this album contans that great ballad and hit single ’Chiquititta’ which is up there with their very best. And much more besides. The opener ’As Good As New’ is a gorgeous mixture of classic strings, a strong disco beat and those wondeful Agnetha/Frida vocals which need no introduction. Then there is Bjorn’s finest moment in the raucous ’Does Your Mother Know’ which remains an all time party favourite to this day, 28 years later. The minor single ’Angel Eyes’ should have been massive. Here is this band at their magical best. ’If It Wasn’t For The Nights’ is a superb album track. Nothing new here. Great album tracks are a trademark of all their last five albums, and they were not exactly non existent before then. This whole album sounds like a Piece Of Work in the way that no compilation album can. ’I Have A Dream’ is slushy for sure but fits in well here surrounded by more upbeat numbers. It is a great melody. Period. But they save the best track for last, the magestic ’Kisses Of Fire’ which sounded then and sounds even more now like The Great Single That Never Was.
The cover shows the band looking impeccable.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
By Mr. Nathan Armstrong VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
this was the first album i ever owned...on cassette..and 30 years later it is still my favourite abba album ever!

the original album is here in all its glory, with the huge hits singles, as well as gems such as "as good as new" with agnetha's stunning vocals and great production, "the king has lost his crown" with frida doing some of the best vocals of her career and great lyrics..."if it was n't for the nights" an abba classic that was suppose to be a single and should have been...the girls never sounded better, the lyrics are amazing and would have been a number one!!! "lovers (live a little longer)" another stunning track and the ultimate "kisses of fire" with the stunning opening vocal by agnetha "lay your head on my chest" and the huge build up to "losing you" in all its glory!

the bonus tracks, although hard to find have been on various re-issues, such as the extended versions of "summer night city" and "voulez-vous" and the b-sides "dream world" and "lovelight"

the real value is in the dvd which includes "abba in switzerland" which has never been available before and every abba fan should own! plus you get other extras which are worth a look!

the booklet is stunning and gives an insight into the making of the album, the meanings behind the songs and how the album was put together, plus some great photos!

i am so happy to at last have this in my collection and assure anyone you will not be disappointed!!
Was this review helpful to you?
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 25 Jun 2003
By David Cranson VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
The problem with these CD updates is that nutters like me already have the vinyl, plus the extra tracks on the mutlitudinous compilations that are now available, so I'm not too sure why include the extras at all. Taking that into account I still rate the original 10 tracks as classics one and all. This was the first new ABBA album I bought for myself. I think it still rates as among the top albums written by Benny & Bjorn. Especially so when you consider some of the 'unknown' stuff on here. I would especially single out 'King . . .' & ' . . .Nights'. Any track on here could've been a single without too much trouble. Good production and excellent vocals. Manybe even the last of the albums on a more upbeat note, before the relationships started taking hold of the song-writing. Recommended listening.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great value package
Great package of well mastered album and bonus tracks - The DVD is worth the money alone as it includes the concert for UNICEF footage (please someone release this landmark concert... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jeff L
4.0 out of 5 stars Abba Deluxe:
Nice deluxe edition of Abba's 'Disco album'. Recommended for all Abba fan's.
Lots of good extras on the DVD make this a worthwhile purchase if you only have the Voulez-Vous... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Neil Knight
5.0 out of 5 stars my favourite ABBA Album
When I was young I played the LP over and over again. The start of a lifelong love of great music.
Published 4 months ago by Ja Van Lijf
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Album
This was released in the disco era. One track was used as the base for Madonna's track "Hung Up" and that's why I bought it. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mike Simpson
5.0 out of 5 stars WELL WORTH THE MONEY
What value !!!!!!!
A great album with good sound and it only cost me 99p WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Download was complete in less than90 seconds.
Published 5 months ago by G. Newport
4.0 out of 5 stars Great.
So many great songs. Abba were the best of their generation, I shall listen to their music for many years.
Published 6 months ago by Tim
5.0 out of 5 stars ABBA Voules Vous
I Just Love this album .I think its stood the test of time. I never get tired of playing it
Published 6 months ago by leslie beaumont
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic
This was the only I was missing from my ABBA collection and I have listened to this constantly since it arrived.A must have for any ABBA fan.
Published 7 months ago by Dave
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely brilliant
Never tire of listening to any ABBA album especially this one. Have replaced all of my old vinyl albums with cds through Amazon. Speedy delivery and excellent packaging.
Published 7 months ago by Nikki
5.0 out of 5 stars as good as new
more great songs from the team - again a few less well known ones - but up to their usual standard - again a must have for any abba fan
Published 9 months ago by brett johnson
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for similar items by category


Feedback