Number Ones Limited Edition
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Unfortunately, although the three replacement songs are catchy and fun, two of ABBA's very best songs ("Lay All Your Love On Me" and "Thank You For The Music") have been lost. Worse, it still doesn't include Gold's only serious omission, "The Day Before You Came".
If you're considering the 2CD special edition of "Number Ones", bear in mind that Disc 2 is just a mish-mash of album tracks. (Some are excellent, but you may as well buy the original albums.) And it still doesn't include the missing songs above.
My advice? If you want a single-disc compilation of the very best ABBA hits, buy "ABBA Gold".
For little more, the double-CD "ABBA: The Definitive Collection" includes *all* the songs on Gold, plus lesser-known classics. Even with a couple of ropey early singles near the start (the tracks being ordered by date), it's definitely the best ABBA compilation. Both this and "Gold" are still readily available through Amazon.
The music is still 5 star material... but as a slightly inferior and totally pointless rehash of ABBA Gold, "Number Ones" really doesn't deserve that much.
So 2006 provided Universal with the opportunity to give Abba the Number Ones treatment. Trouble is, most of the tracks are already on Abba Gold. As other reviews have stated, three tracks from Abba Gold have been removed as they weren't No. 1 hit singles anywhere. Of the "No. 1's" that have replaced them, only Summer Night City was a Top 5 hit in the UK. The other two barely touched the Top 40 (Ring Ring No. 32 and I Do, I Do etc No. 38) but obviously did reach the summit elsewhere.
If Abba Gold didn't exist, then this compilation may have had a point, but as it stands, it has no purpose. If you want the big UK hits, get Abba Gold. If you desire all the singles, invest in The Definitive Collection. Don't buy this one.
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This is a present for a surgeon who played abba whilst looking after me. I would hate to admit it, but it was soothingPublished 11 months ago by Mike
This was bought to replace dvds i had misplaced For me its ABBA at their bestPublished 12 months ago by janetta rawson
Another excellent compilation CD Album by Abba is "Number Ones".They had 9 number one hit singles here in the UK and had there been a chart christmas week here in 1979 in... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Stephen M. J. Passant
Ideal gift for yourself or someone who loves ABBA, great songs to sing and dance to, a must for all ABBA fans,Published on 20 April 2014 by jan townsend