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A Brilliant reissue of this Brilliant Album,
This review is from: Voulez-Vous (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"
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Initial post: 14 Jun 2010 13:06:25 BDT
Mr. C. D. Parker says:
Always nice to see new Abba fans popping up. You really need to get the album just called "Abba" - it has some AMAZING songs on it - "I've Been Waiting For You", "So Long", "Rock Me"...not to mention the killer singles "Mamma Mia" and "SOS". Also, check out "Abba: The Movie"
Posted on 14 Apr 2011 08:32:56 BDT
Mr. P. J. Turner says:
I remember liking Abba at 15, at the height of punk. Naturally I kept this guilty pleasure to myself. Have you seen the video for Chiquitita? Check out the last chorus where someone wanders into shot in the background. Did they really have no time or money to reshoot that bit? Marvellous. Get the Definitive Collection of videos (or promo films as they were called) and howl yourself silly at the costumes. Or save money and play a best of CD over a What Not To Wear programme with the sound down. Yes, it's easy to slag off their dress sense. It's fun, too! God bless 'em!
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