ABBA - A Tribute: 25th Anniversary Celebration

ABBA - A Tribute: 25th Anniversary Celebration

     
 

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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

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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).

Product Details

Release Date:
03/30/1999
Label:
Relativity
UPC:
0088561173326
catalogNumber:
1733

Tracks

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
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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