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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
On and On is a collection of 12 ABBA songs, and that's about the entire theme that seems to be operating here. There is no unifying sound; the songs range in style from the glammy "Rock Me" to the slinky reggae disco of "The Name of the Game" to the cold new wave of "The Visitors." The songs are randomly selected from albums; one from Ring Ring "Love Isn't Easy [But It Sure Is Hard Enough]", two from Waterloo "Gonna Sing You My Lovesong" and "Waterloo," which is the biggest hit collected here, one from ABBA "Rock Me", one from Arrival "Why Did It Have to Be Me", two from The Album "The Name of the Game," "Hole in Your Soul", one from Voulez-Vous the terrible "Kisses of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
On and On is a collection of 12 ABBA songs, and that's about the entire theme that seems to be operating here. There is no unifying sound; the songs range in style from the glammy "Rock Me" to the slinky reggae disco of "The Name of the Game" to the cold new wave of "The Visitors." The songs are randomly selected from albums; one from Ring Ring "Love Isn't Easy [But It Sure Is Hard Enough]", two from Waterloo "Gonna Sing You My Lovesong" and "Waterloo," which is the biggest hit collected here, one from ABBA "Rock Me", one from Arrival "Why Did It Have to Be Me", two from The Album "The Name of the Game," "Hole in Your Soul", one from Voulez-Vous the terrible "Kisses of Fire", two from Super Trouper "Lay All Your Love on Me," "On and on and On", and two from ABBA's last record, The Visitors "The Visitors," "When All Is Said and Done". The chosen songs aren't sequenced in an interesting manner; starting off with the best track leaves nowhere to go but down. They didn't pick the best non-hit album tracks, although "Rock Me" was a pleasantly loud and raucous for ABBA surprise. Really, there is no compelling reason to buy this disc. If you are a casual fan, all you need is the Gold: Greatest Hits collection. If you are rabid fan, you have all these tracks already. Chalk this release up to Universal's desire to milk the ABBA catalog for all it is worth.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/25/2003
  • Label: Mca Special Products
  • UPC: 044006555126
  • Catalog Number: 065551
  • Sales rank: 91,867

Album Credits

Performance Credits
ABBA Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Benny Andersson Composer
Agnetha Fältskog Composer
Björn Ulvaeus Composer
Stig Anderson Composer
Anni-Frid Lyngstad Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    If only PolyGram were still a distributior, if only...

    How many times do we need to see more and more of these useless Abba compilations? Okay, the 20th Century Masters was bad, but it did serve as the best of Gold. But what is this here?!? I read this CD is a breakdown of a previous European compilation "The Name Of The Game" (which has more tracks but is still useless), and mostly contains awful songs, including one of their worst songs "Why Did It Have To Be Me" (ergh!). This is what I was saying in the title: if PolyGram hadn't sold out to Universal, we'd likely be seeing less and less of these horrid compilations, and those useless 20th Century Masters would not exist. (However, Universal did issue the Deluxe Editions of Who's Next and The Velvet Underground & Nico, so it's a mixed blessing.)

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