J. van der Lugt

(REAL NAME)
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 58% (14 of 24)
Location: Cape Town
Birthday: 24 Mar
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,051,506 - Total Helpful Votes: 14 of 24
Waterloo ~ ABBA
Waterloo ~ ABBA
5.0 out of 5 stars A revelation, 7 May 2014
When the song Waterloo started getting airplay in 1974 I was completely stunned. It was just so different from other pop songs on the radio. It really was an awakening as far as my pop music education was concerned. I didn't purchase the Waterloo album way back then, but got to know a few of the tracks that also featured on Greatest Hits, like Hasta Manana. By the time the ABBA album was released in 1975 I was hooked, and together with the GH compilation I was in heaven, Abba heaven. I eventually purchased the re-release CD edition in 2001. This 40th anniversary edition is the ultimate. The DVD is packed with versions of Waterloo I hardly knew about. Back in the 70s Top of the Pops wasn't… Read more
Ring Ring ~ ABBA
Ring Ring ~ ABBA
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars trip down memory lane, 26 Nov 2013
Back in1973 I was very excited upon hearing the Ring Ring single for the first time. I didn't buy the album initially until it got a CD release years later. I knew the tracks from the album that featured on the first Greatest Hits compilation in 1976. This deluxe release comes 40 years after the original album release. A must have for die hard fans. The bonus tracks really put those formative years in perspective.
Super Trouper ~ ABBA
Super Trouper ~ ABBA
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars not so super packaging, 12 Jun 2011
My comments are about the actual packaging, not the music. It seems the person responsible for inserting the CD booklet into the envelope was in a bit of a hurry as the front page was all bent and folded when I pulled it out. Also the sticker stuck across the top came off fairly easily but left traces of glue once removed. With the previous deluxe editions this part was a fairly strong plastic that slid over the entire cover. This provided a strong support and protection from dust and wear and tear. Seems there were budget issues with this deluxe edition.

Wish List

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Give My Love To London ~ Marianne Faithfull
I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss ~ Sinead O'Connor
I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss ~ Sinead O'Connor
30 Years of Bananarama ~ Bananarama
Damage (UK Edition) ~ Kosheen
Independence ~ Kosheen
Independence ~ Kosheen