Arrival [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
ABBA's fourth album appeared after the group had arrived as major stars shows the quartet at the absolute top of their game. In addition to "Dancing Queen," which is probably their best-known hit a number one single on both sides of the Atlantic, the record was filled with brilliant material, including the spirited "When I Kissed the Teacher"; the dramatic, achingly beautiful "Knowing Me, Knowing You" yet a further hit; the pounding "Money, Money, Money" still another hit off the album; and the playful "That's Me." Arrival was reissued in October of 2001 in a 24-bit digital transfer, in a handsome gatefold package with two bonus tracks added on. The upgraded sound puts the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
ABBA's fourth album appeared after the group had arrived as major stars shows the quartet at the absolute top of their game. In addition to "Dancing Queen," which is probably their best-known hit a number one single on both sides of the Atlantic, the record was filled with brilliant material, including the spirited "When I Kissed the Teacher"; the dramatic, achingly beautiful "Knowing Me, Knowing You" yet a further hit; the pounding "Money, Money, Money" still another hit off the album; and the playful "That's Me." Arrival was reissued in October of 2001 in a 24-bit digital transfer, in a handsome gatefold package with two bonus tracks added on. The upgraded sound puts the piano on "Dancing Queen" practically in the room with the listener, and the rhythm guitars by Björn Ulvaeus and Lasse Wellander on "Knowing Me, Knowing You," "When I Kissed the Teacher," and "Dum Dum Diddle" are up very close. The other big beneficiaries are Rutger Gunnarsson's muscular bass playing throughout the album, which never sounded sharper or more effective, and Benny Andersson's keyboards everywhere, which have real presence. Wellander's power chords over the chorus of "Knowing Me, Knowing You" are some of those dramatic musical effects that this group played for maximum effect, which gave their music a raw power that their detractors usually overlooked; in the new edition, it's impossible to ignore. What's more, the sheer impact of the bass drums behind the choruses on "Tiger" will be pretty impressive to any noise freaks. And all of the voices are in very sharp relief; every iota of richness is now on display. So one can now fully appreciate what Frida Lyngstad was hearing when she found the playback of the backing track on "Dancing Queen" beautiful enough to cry over the first time she heard it. The two bonus cuts are both choice additions: the lost B-side, "Happy Hawaii," is a soaring, rocking dance number that got left off the album, and the chronologically related single "Fernando" had been recorded during the making of the LP but not included on it in most of the world. The latter is a profoundly beautiful song that, with its use of flutes and a folk-like melody, is a sort of disco-era follow-up to Simon & Garfunkel's "El Condor Pasa." [A 2001 import version of the CD contains the bonus tracks "Fernando" and "Happy Hawaii."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/16/2001
  • Label: Polydor / Umgd
  • UPC: 731454996129
  • Catalog Number: 549961
  • Sales rank: 15,663

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 When I Kissed the Teacher (3:02)
  2. 2 Dancing Queen (3:50)
  3. 3 My Love, My Life (3:52)
  4. 4 Dum Dum Diddle (2:54)
  5. 5 Knowing Me, Knowing You (4:03)
  6. 6 Money, Money, Money (3:06)
  7. 7 That's Me (3:16)
  8. 8 Why Did It Have to Be Me? (3:22)
  9. 9 Tiger (2:55)
  10. 10 Arrival (3:05)
  11. 11 Fernando (4:15)
  12. 12 Happy Hawaii (4:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
ABBA Primary Artist, Vocals
Janne Schaffer Electric Guitar
Benny Andersson Synthesizer, Piano, Accordion, Chimes, Keyboards, Marimbas, Vocals, Soloist
Ola Brunkert Drums
Lars Carlsson Saxophone
Anders Dahl Strings
Agnetha Fältskog Vocals
Malando Gassama Percussion
Anders Glenmark Electric Guitar
Rutger Gunnarsson Bass
Roger Palm Bass, Drums
Björn Ulvaeus Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Accordion, Chimes, Electric Guitar, Marimbas, Vocals, Soloist
Lasse Wellander Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Anni-Frid Lyngstad Vocals
Janne Lindgren Steel Guitar
Technical Credits
ABBA Liner Notes
Peter Gabriel Composer
Jon Astley Remastering
Anthony Phillips Composer
Benny Andersson Arranger, Composer, Producer
Tony Banks Composer
Anders Dahl Arranger, String Arrangements
Agnetha Fältskog Composer
Rutger Gunnarsson Arranger, String Arrangements
Mike Rutherford Composer
Chris Stewart Composer
Michael B. Tretow Engineer, Remastering
Björn Ulvaeus Arranger, Composer, Producer
John Silver Composer
Rune Soderqvist Cover Design
Sven-Olof Walldoff Arranger, String Arrangements
Stig Anderson Composer
Anni-Frid Lyngstad Composer
Ola Lager Cover Design
Carl Magnus Palm Liner Notes
Fredrik Hurtig Art Direction, Redesign
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Arrival [Bonus Tracks]

    Favorite tracks: "Knowing Me, Knowing You" "Money, Money, Money" "Dancing Queen" Least favorite: "Why Did It Have To Be Me"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Arrival [Bonus Tracks]

    WHEN I KISSED THE TEACHER - Funny song about a girl's love for a teacher. DANCING QUEEN - This song has stood the test of time, and is extremely popular among everyone. Except for the fact that it has been regurgitated far too many times. MY LOVE, MY LIFE - Atmospheric song about the joy of rebirth. DUM DUM DIDDLE - Sophomoric. KNOWING ME, KNOWING YOU - Well-performed song about a breakup, with perfect arrangements. MONEY, MONEY, MONEY - Great song, with great piano work and great lyrics. THAT'S ME - Summery song about a girl who says how great she is. A bit tedious, but great to listen to. WHEN I KISSED THE TEACHER - A poor attempt at blues-rock (and unfortunately the only song sung by Björn). TIGER - Zany song that most people would take literally. ARRIVAL - Bright, atmospheric instrumental that leaves you with mixed feelings. Perfect to play when driving.

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    Posted February 2, 2011

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