Mamma Mia [2008 Deluxe Edition]

Mamma Mia [2008 Deluxe Edition]

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Meryl Streep leads an all-star cast in the feature-film adaptation of the beloved Broadway musical, featuring the timeless lyrics and melodies of Abba. Mamma Mia’s cast stars Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Amanda Seyfried, and Dominic Cooper. This deluxe edition includes a behind-the-music DVD.

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Meryl Streep leads an all-star cast in the feature-film adaptation of the beloved Broadway musical, featuring the timeless lyrics and melodies of Abba. Mamma Mia’s cast stars Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Amanda Seyfried, and Dominic Cooper. This deluxe edition includes a behind-the-music DVD.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/24/2008
Label:
Decca
UPC:
0602517886933
catalogNumber:
001231100
Rank:
62057

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Benny Andersson   Piano,Keyboards
Rutger Gunnarsson   Bass,Bouzouki
Per Lindvall   Drums
Meryl Streep   Vocals
Lasse Wellander   Bouzouki,Guitar
Christine Baranski   Vocals
Julia Waters   Vocals
Leif Lindvall   Trumpet
Jan Bengtsson   Flute,Baritone Saxophone,Piccolo Trumpet
Martin Lowe   Conductor,Musical Direction
Julie Walters   Vocals
Jörgen Stenberg   Percussion
Pierce Brosnan   Vocals
Pär Grebacken   Clarinet,Recorder,Saxophone
Kalle Moraeus   Bouzouki,Guitar,Violin
Mats Nilsson   Choir, Chorus
Colin Firth   Vocals
Amanda Seyfried   Vocals
Dominic Cooper   Vocals
Ashley Lilley   Vocals
Rachel McDowall   Vocals
Stellan Skarsgård   Vocals
Henrik Orwander   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Anders Andersson   Vocals
Perra Moraeus   Alto Saxophone
Markus Lönneborg   Vocals
Mats Nilsson   Vocals
Cecilia Skarby   Vocals
Jesper Sjölander   Vocals
Robert Carlson   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Martin Redhe Nord   Vocals
Anna Rydgren   Vocals
Anna Afzelius   Vocals
Stefan Rundqvist   Vocals
Magnus Borén   Vocals
Johanna Eriksson   Vocals
Robert Skowronski   Vocals
Sara Dahlgren   Vocals
Mamma Mia Cast Ensemble   Choir, Chorus
Children of the Italia Conti School   Vocals
Jenny Miina   Vocals
Tobias Ahlsell   Vocals
Robin Olsson   Vocals
Thérèse Löf   Vocals
Michael Blomqvist   Vocals
Anki Albertsson   Vocals
Philip Michael   Vocals
Hans Johansson   Vocals
Lasse Jonsson   Acoustic Guitar
Calle Jakobsson   Tuba
Jan Bengtson   Flute,Baritone Saxophone,Piccolo Trumpet
Hans Johansson   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Benny Andersson   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Björn Ulvaeus   Composer,Executive Producer
Lorenzo Agius   Cover Photo
Stig Anderson   Composer
Andrew Dudman   Engineering
Bernard Löhr   Engineering
Chris Barrett   Engineering
Martin Lowe   Liner Notes
Rupert Christie   Orchestration
Judy Craymer   Executive Producer
Thomas Bowes   Orchestra Leader
Göran Arnberg   Orchestral Arrangements
Abbie Lister   Assistant Music Supervisor
Steve Price   Engineering

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Mamma Mia! 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 60 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommended for a quick picker upper. You'll be dancing before you know it to the Dancing Queen track. An essential for your car and fun drives.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very uplifting music! Fun and energetic, brightens my day! One of my favorite musicals.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my mom since she LOVES the movie! She loves the soundtrack even more and is always listening to it in her car. Any time she goes on a road trip it's the first CD she packs. It's easy to sing along with and fun to listen or dance along to, whether at home or in the car.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
I Love ABBA. This CD has great songs and they are performed wonderfully. I purchased this two days ago and haven't stopped playing it. The music is so upbeat.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The movie corrects some deficiencies in the stage version, while leaving some others, most notably one of the worst books ever to violate the Broadway stage, at least for a long-running show. Though the movie script is somewhat improved, it still leaves much to be desired. Why on earth did they ever have the same writer for the screen as they did for the stage (Catherine Johnson)?? But really the whole show is just a premise for bringing out the great ABBA songs, so you enjoy the show despite its inherent flaws. It's great to hear the score in the generally capable hands of this cast. We realize once again that Meryl Streep seems incapable of delivering a bad performance she always manages to rise above her material no matter what the circumstances. This movie could be career-enders for a lesser ensemble than the one here (Streep, along with Pierce Brosnan, Christine Baranski, Colin Firth, Amanda Seyfried, et al.). But it is fun to see them just give into the material and have fun--they look like they are having the time of their lives. The movie also improves upon the visual aspects of the stage production, which half the time looked like the German bunkers defending Normandy during the D-Day invasion. Here we have the stunning Greek seacoast, and gorgeous it is. If only the director hadn't kept the camera moving to a degree that will cause motion sickness in some viewers. The big question with this album is why some songs were eliminated, notably &quot Chiquitita&quot and &quot I Do, I Do, I Do.&quot The latter was also abbreviated in the film almost to the point of eliminating it. Still, this recording is to be recommended for the fine performances and the unbridled exuberance of the musical material. It is almost impossible to resist.
Guest More than 1 year ago
At first, I thought that the soundtrack album for Mamma Mia would be compiling 16 or 17 ABBA songs from their past albums, get through all the licensing and permission and releasing it. But Benny Andersson did the smart thing with getting the musicians of those great hits together to record them again. The newly recorded songs have some fresh updates without coming off as nostalgic. They're very much brought into 2008 instead of being stuck in the '70s. The rhythms and arrangements sound so crisp and sharp. And having the actors of the film sing them. Meryl Streep is the best singer, but Amanda Seyfried's got some pipes. Pierce Brosnan is okay. The others are fine to average too, but they sounded like they had fun singing the ABBA songs. Standouts include an even funkier Dancing Queen, the fun Mamma Mia, Gimme Gimme Gimme, The Name of the Game, SOS, Our Last Summer &amp quot a new favorite after first listen&amp quot and Take a Chance on Me. This is a good chance for today's audiences so weaned on Jonas Brothers, Lil' Wayne, Miley Cyrus, Keyshia Cole and others to listen to ABBA and their impact on pop music in the '70s. They made dynamic pop records and their songs still hold up today!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a very uplifting movie and the CD has helped to relive every moment. Great job to a cast of people who had fun making this movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Rich Anderson's comment missed the principal conceit of the movie. Yep, one could easily become seasick with the constant camera motion and sliding images permeating the film. If one could remember anything of '60s and '70s television and movies, and therefore the era of ABBA's greatest success, the visual design might provoke a nostalgia. The only truly weak point of the movie was that the producers chose not to Loop Pierce Brosnan's musical numbers - but then one might also recall that two entire generations of theatre and movie goers made substantial allowances for the vocal lackings of Rex Harrison &quot &amp quot My Fair Lady&amp quot &quot . It was refreshing to watch an actor with less than a perfect voice who nonetheless turned in a charming performance. All in all, I wouldn't buy the soundtrack, but will in all likelihood purchase the DVD when it is released. wb
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought the movie was much better than the play and I really enjoyed the stretch for the major mature characters. It was so out of their norm, which made it far more entertaining for me...a 50+ young at heart myself! Drag a fun group of friends and go see it. The words to The Abba songs come to life throughout the movie and more so than when sung/played back in the day. The soundtrack should bring back chuckles and fond moments from the movie. As mentioned, there could have been a few more songs added. It's all lighthearted and I'm glad they made the movie. I'll probably buy the DVD when it's released.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The movie was wonderful and so is the soundtrack CD. Who knew Meryl and Pierce could sing so well! I highly recommend both the movie and the CD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was wonderful. The location that it was shot at was breathtaking. Meryl and the whole cast was entertaining and brought out a side of all of them, that we never would have had the privilege to see without the director's vision. Exception noted: Christine Baranksi's well known broadway background. I loved it. It made me happy and made me forget all about real life. I wanted to turn around, buy another ticket and see it again! You can put it right up there with Grease, Saturday Night Fever, Chicago, etc... A night of ABBA music with a story attached was heavenly for any fan of their music. I'm going right out to buy the soundtrack. If anyone says anything about Pierce's singing voice, then they don't have the vision to understand how a real man with no singing experience would sound. It made the film much more real, and made him even sexier than he already is. Makes you want to imagine your guy or girl singing about their love for you. Very believable and a lot of fun. See it on the big screen so you can enjoy the location. Do NOT wait for DVD. I ABSOLUTELY ADORED IT.
Guest More than 1 year ago
OMG, this album makes me want to lose my hearing. If I wanted to hear annoying ABBA songs then I would buy an ABBA CD. Meryl Streep needs to not sing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have seen the Broadway musical twice and when I heard the movie was coming out, I was very curious. I loved the casting. It was truly excellent. It was perfect for this movie. This movie was so entertaining and just fun. I did buy the sound track because I loved this movie so much!!! Don't hesitate go see it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I haven't seen the Broadway musical, unfortunately, but, I saw the Mamma Mia! movie when it came out, and it was amazing. The cast was wonderful, and they did an amazing job. The music was fun and energetic. I would recommend this soundtrack to anyone who is a fan of ABBA music.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've been doing professional musicals for the past 17 years of my life, and I can tell anyone honestly, ALL the females in the film version of this musical have fantastic voices!! (The males...not so much. But they give a good effort.) I've been listening to ABBA since I was five years old, and it's so cool to hear those great old songs with a show tune flair!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The movie . . . Fantastic! The story . . . Fantastic! The music . . . Fantastic! but . . . Chiquitita is not the the CD. Why?
Dragons01 More than 1 year ago
Whomever cast Pierce Brosnan nees to find another job. First of all the man cannot sing. Everytime he sings i almost cringe. When i first got the CD I actually skipped most of his songs.

The singing of the rest of the cast is great. Meryl Streep is just one great actress who can sing as well.
KatelynLucile More than 1 year ago
This entire CD is the perfect thing to perk up even your worst day! I think the entire cast did a wonderful job with the music. My mom grew up with the songs of Abba, so it was nice to be able to share this together! This will be a delight for many ages! Don't hesitate to dance in your car!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
wonderful
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the soundtrack of this fantastic movie! The only thing I would like to have different would have been for the songs on the soundtrack to play in the same order as they were presented in the movie.
Oaks More than 1 year ago
I loved the movie and the soundtrack...it's one you can listen to and just feel good!
wcubuffyfan More than 1 year ago
I got this for my daughter's birthday, because she LOVED the movie so much. She sings the songs throughout the day, leafing through the lyric book that came with it and learning the words "just right". My son even gets into some of the songs. I mean, come on, who CAN'T get down to ABBA's "Dancing Queen"? This is a wonderful purchase, and the bonus track that isn't even listed on the CD was a great surprise!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun, memorable, and sometimes energizing songs that are great to song along with. The only drawback is that they didn't include "Waterloo" which was in the movie credits.
megels7719 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed listening to this cd and it is a cd that I can listen to over and over. All the actors and actresses in the movie have great voices that make it fun to listen to and even sing to. So I totally recommend it and sing out till your heart is content!