ABBA - A Tribute: 25th Anniversary Celebration

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All Music Guide - Steve Huey
ABBA -- A Tribute: The 25th Anniversary Collection compiles an assortment of ABBA covers recorded by both well-known and lesser-known pop and dance-pop artists; none were done specifically for this album, although some were featured on a Swedish ABBA tribute, and many were previously unreleased in the U.S. There are some missteps, as is quite common for tribute albums -- some versions stick too close to the originals, while others simply fail to make much of an impression thanks to nondescript arrangements and performances. But by and large, there's something to recommend in most of the tracks here. Original member Frida Lyngstad revisits "Dancing Queen" in a striking a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
ABBA -- A Tribute: The 25th Anniversary Collection compiles an assortment of ABBA covers recorded by both well-known and lesser-known pop and dance-pop artists; none were done specifically for this album, although some were featured on a Swedish ABBA tribute, and many were previously unreleased in the U.S. There are some missteps, as is quite common for tribute albums -- some versions stick too close to the originals, while others simply fail to make much of an impression thanks to nondescript arrangements and performances. But by and large, there's something to recommend in most of the tracks here. Original member Frida Lyngstad revisits "Dancing Queen" in a striking a cappella version with backing by the Real Group, while ABBA sound engineer Michael Tretow and his daughter Sofia splice together an intricate medley of ABBA hits on "Honey, Honey." Other highlights include inspired readings of "Take a Chance on Me" by Erasure and "Waterloo" by Bananarama, a typically campy "Hasta Mañana" by Army of Lovers, a melancholy "Knowing Me, Knowing You" from the Lemonheads' Evan Dando, and the instrumental "Bridal Dancing Queen" performed by the Wedding Band for the soundtrack of Muriel's Wedding although it isn't the full-length version.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/30/1999
  • Label: Relativity
  • UPC: 088561173326
  • Catalog Number: 1733

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Dancing Queen - CoCo Lee (3:28)
  2. 2 One of Us - Go West (4:19)
  3. 3 The Name of the Game - Irma (4:29)
  4. 4 Hasta Mañana - Army of Lovers (3:15)
  5. 5 Waterloo - Bananarama (3:02)
  6. 6 Does Your Mother Know - Ash (3:00)
  7. 7 Knowing Me, Knowing You - Evan Dando (2:17)
  8. 8 The Winner Takes It All - Hazell Dean (4:46)
  9. 9 Lay All Your Love on Me - Information Society (3:40)
  10. 10 Visitors (Crackin' Up) - Abracadabra (5:58)
  11. 11 Take A Chance On Me - Erasure (3:44)
  12. 12 Money, Money, Money - E-Rotic (3:04)
  13. 13 On and On And On - Mike Love (3:03)
  14. 14 S.O.S. - Peter Cetera (4:03)
  15. 15 Honey, Honey - Sofia (3:52)
  16. 16 Dancing Queen - The Real Group (3:49)
  17. 17 Bridal Dancing Queen - Wedding Band (1:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ronna Reeves Track Performer
Bananarama Track Performer
Erasure Track Performer
Go West Track Performer
Information Society Track Performer
Army of Lovers Track Performer
Hazell Dean Track Performer
Frida Track Performer
Mike Love Track Performer
Irma Track Performer
Peter Cetera Track Performer
Evan Dando Track Performer
Michael B. Tretow Track Performer
The Real Group Track Performer
Ash Track Performer
Abracadabra Track Performer
E-Rotic Track Performer
CoCo Lee Track Performer
Wedding Band Track Performer
Technical Credits
Hazell Dean Producer
Per Adebratt Producer
Alexander Bard Producer
Dave Bascombe Producer
Curt Becher Producer
Peter Cetera Producer
Richard Cottle Producer
Agnetha Fältskog Composer
Bryce Goggin Producer
Andy Hill Producer
Fred Maher Producer
Michael B. Tretow Producer
Peter-John Vettese Producer
Pete Ware Producer
Anders Wollbeck Producer
Felix J. Gauder Producer
Martyn Norris Producer
Hans Arnold Artwork
David Brandes Producer
Steve Hillier Producer
Anni-Frid Lyngstad Composer
Sofia Tretow Producer
Carl Magnus Palm Liner Notes
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